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    How Sidekick by Hubspot Can Help You Find Work

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Right now, as I’m writing this, I’m watching alerts pop up on my screen. They are telling me that a potential client is actually opening and clicking on links in the email I just sent her. I love not needing to wonder if my emails get opened and if my clip links get clicked on. How am I spying on my clients…or anyone else I send an email to? I installed the free app Sidekick by Hubspot into my browser. It sends me alerts when people open my emails, tells me how many times they open the email and what links in the email get clicked. This is…

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    Getting Paid Tips? This is New to Me!

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Something unusual just happened to me, and I had to share. I completed an article for a client a few days ago. Today, I got an email stating that they liked my work so much they are going to tip me an extra $11. I’ve never worked as a waitress or delivery person before, so I’m pretty stoked about my first tip. Have you ever gotten a tip for your writing or editing services?  Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

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    Fast Style for Freelancers

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Okay, I usually don’t post style tips here, but I’ve just learned a tip that I think will help a lot of the mommy/freelance writers out there. You know when you need to do your hair for a video chat with a client, but only have a few seconds? The answer is the sock bun. Yes, you use a sock. And it comes out beautifully. Apparently, women in the military have been using this trick for years. Well, now it’s our turn, ladies. Here’s a video to show you how: Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

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    Tricks for Making More Money With Demand Studios

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThough I don’t promote using Demand Media Studios (also known as Demand Studios and DS) as a full-time gig, it is great for when your freelance assignments are at a trickle. That’s what I’ve been using it for over the past few years. The trick to making decent DS income is to find titles quickly and write them quickly. Here are some of my tips: Make use of the “Save Searches” function. Choose what format you like and the rate, then use a certain keyword to find titles and save it. You can save up to 20 searches. This saves time because you can just click a link to bring up…

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    Think You’re Your Own Boss? Think Again.

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Freelance writers are supposed to be their own boss, right? I mean, the government considers you your own boss. Your mom considers you boss-free. Your best-friend envies your “free” status. But if you write for clients or residual income sites are you really boss free? Consider this: Clients tell you when projects are due. Residual income sites tell you what you can and can’t post. Clients control the subjects you write about. Residual income sites take a cut of your profits. Clients can cancel projects. Residual sites can go out of business. Both attempt to take as much rights to the articles as possible. Now, you may be…