• Blogging,  Content and Copywriting,  SEO

    What is SEO: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers

    SEO is a big deal for writers that want to make money writing articles and blogs online. Without SEO skills you won’t keep up with your competition. You’ve probably seen job ads looking for writers that know SEO. If you don’t know what those three letters mean, don’t worry. I’m here to help!   SEO is an abbreviation for search engine optimization, which, in a nutshell, means anything that helps a search engine find an article and rank it on the first page of search results. Go to Google and search for your favorite topic. See the first result? That article has excellent SEO. So, how do you get these…

  • Good habits

    Resolution: Make 2019 Your Healthy Brain Year

    Guest Post By Eddie Fatakhov M.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Fat-Off) Before 2018 is firmly in the rearview mirror most people around the world will participate in the honored tradition of defining their New Year’s resolutions. While there are many intentions that might be spoken but not kept, there is one that is well worth the effort. If you follow through on one resolution this year let it be improving your overall brain health. Here are 4 simple ways and 4 tasty foods that will help clear your brain fog in 2019 to ensure your new year is the best, and most productive, it can be. 4 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN…

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    Good habits

    Get Writing Again: 10 Tips for Relief from Carpal Tunnel

    Ah, the bane of writers everywhere: carpal tunnel! There’s nothing worse than wrist pain. It limits our ability to perform the simplest activities like  cooking or gardening…not to mention typing. Plus, did you know that women are three times more likely to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) than men? Boston physical therapist Holly Herman offers the following 10 tips for relief and prevention of CTS: Move only your fingers when typing and keep your wrists straight. Your computer should be at eye level to avoid bending your neck. Stretch your hands and wrists by spreading your fingers wide and then ball them up into a fist every 30 minutes…

  • new years resolutions for writers
    Goals,  Good habits

    How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

    Every year we begin a new year resolving to do (or quit doing) something and expect to be the game changer in our lives. For some it’s to workout, lose weight, cut out all carbs and sweets. For others, it’s a promise to save more money and get finances on track. For writers, it’s typically to make more money or to get new clients. Regardless of what you resolve to do, according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, there is a way to set yourself up for failure or success. The mindset we are in when deciding on a resolution determines its stickiness. Below Dr. Hafeez, a New York based neuropsychologist affiliated with…

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    Blogging,  Business,  Content and Copywriting

    FlexJobs’ Survey Finds Some Fascinating Facts About Freelancers

    Boulder, CO, Dec 4, 2018 — Today FlexJobs released new insights from its November 2018 survey, which gathered responses from nearly 1,000 freelancers about key topics related to their freelance career, lifestyle and workstyle. Based on this survey, the profile of the average worker who freelances as their sole source of income is a female Gen Xer working in the writing, marketing, editing, and creative career fields, primarily for small companies and individuals, juggling 2-3 gigs at a time. She freelances by choice, has been freelancing for at least three years although has also worked at a traditional company, and envisions continuing her freelance career for the long-term. “Some might think the…