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Top Tips for Writing for Blog Headlines

The average reader takes a matter of seconds to decide whether to keep reading a blog post or click away. That’s why it’s so important to craft a compelling headline and introductory paragraph. A...
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Top Rules of Online Research

If you want to write first-rate online content for your clients, one of the most important skills you can teach yourself is how to do good research. For online content, research generally doesn’t mean...
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How to Find Your Specialty as a Freelance Writer

Most freelance writers start out as generalists, writing about topics as diverse as fixing cars to writing wills—and everything in between. However, many then eventually find their way to specializing. Specializing as a writer...
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Setting Realistic Project Deadlines

Every freelancer has their own particular working style. But one rule that all professional freelancers could agree on is this: Never miss a deadline. In many cases, deadlines are set by the clients, not...
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Building Credibility in a Writing Niche

Many freelance writers start out as generalists. In other words, they write about a variety of topics across multiple publication formats. They may spend part of their day writing a blog for a car...
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Steps to Take When a Client Asks for Excessive Edits

When you work as a freelance writer, your livelihood depends on being able to find new clients and keep existing ones coming back with work orders. However, sometimes clients are not always the easiest...
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Finding Trending Topics to Write About

One of the first questions you’ll hear when you tell people that you’re a freelance writer is “What do you write about?” No matter what your specific writing niche is, you will probably make...
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The Writers Work Guide to Beating Writers Block

Whether you’re new to the field of freelance writing or are an old pro who’s been doing it for years, it’s likely that you’ll be struck by writer’s block from time to time. The...
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Computer Vision Syndrome: What Every Writer Needs to Know

There is one part of being a freelance writer that is hard to get away from, no matter what kind of writing you do, and that is spending long hours staring at a computer...
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Missing Deadlines: How to Avoid It and What to Do When it Happens

No freelance writer ever wants to miss a deadline, but eventually, almost everyone will be faced with a situation in which he or she simply can’t get the project completed in time. Building up...