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    Put Selfcare First to Make Your Business Better

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThe App to Harmonize Your Hectic Lifestyle is Now Available on Google Play Recently, I was sent information about a new app, and I think it is a really good one for writers. As part of our jobs, we’re constantly using devices, making calls, answering emails, filling in spreadsheets… Sometimes, though, we need to chill before we suffer from burnout. The #SelfCare app was designed to help people destress and center themselves by using calming music and animations. I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I downloaded the app. I just knew I liked the sound of “selfcare.” As soon as you open the app, it starts…

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    Tip for New Writers: Successful Writers Don’t Burn Bridges

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin I frequent many writers’ forums. I like to lurk, absorbing the knowledge that my peers type about companies and publishers. Recently, though, I stumbled upon a thread full of angry writers. The writers all freelanced for a publication that I wrote for, as well. The publication had decided to essentially put all freelance projects on hold while they sorted out financial issues. I understood and was patiently waiting to hear if I would get to work with them again. The group of writers in this thread didn’t feel the same. Many threatened the company with a smear campaign. Others posted hateful diatribes directed at the editors of the…

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    Free at Last From Being Free: How to Stop Writing for Free

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin“Should I write for free?” I hear this question a lot from new freelance writers. The answer? Many freelance writers start off their career thinking that they should do a little free work to build up their clips so they can get paid gigs. The problem is, once you start down the free road, it’s hard to take an exit. People want to keep getting free stuff as long as they can and will baulk at paying your new rates. Well, I say tough. If they want quality work, then they need to pay. I encourage new writers not to go down the pro-bono road, if they can avoid…

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    Blogging,  Content and Copywriting

    The Best Job Sites for Freelance Writers

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinFinding high-paying gigs as a freelance writer is hard. Luckily, you have me! Forget Craigslist. Here are some of the best sites for finding high-paying gigs. FW: Be sure to sign up for FreelanceWriting.com’s Morning Coffee Newsletter Freelance Writing Jobs: This is one of my favorite places to look for high-paying gigs. Problogger: This is an amazing place to find blogging gigs that pay well. LinkedIn: If you’re serious about making big bucks, this is where you go. Make sure to type “freelance writer” in the search bar. Writers Weekly: Angela Hoy updates her jobs page regularly and you can find some gems there. Want more advanced ways to find…

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    You Don’t Need Page Views

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Do you need a lot of page views to your site to become a well-paid freelance writer? Nope. Take a look at my article: http://www.alinabradford.com/blog/pageviewsdontdefineyoursite The part that pertains to freelance writers is at the bottom of the article. Hope you enjoy! Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin