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How to Find Great Writing Clients that Value Your Skills!

Yes, these people are out there– but you will not find them by scouring Freelancer; many people there are looking for writers to put together masterpiece articles for a dollar or two apiece. There are some great clients, but it takes a lot of weeding through junk offers to find good ones. I should qualify these statements by saying that if you do happen to luck upon a good client on a site like Freelancer, ODesk, or ELance, they are likely to be quite loyal if you write great content for them!

Remember: Writing and online marketing skills are in extreme demand , and there is no reason to settle for pennies.

mighty mouseYou have to get outside your comfort zone and go after the work and the clients you want! The alternative to online sites  is to get busy marketing your business.  I can hear the groans now, and I know the comments I will get. “I’m a writer! I don’t do marketing!”  Really, what you are is a business owner– and you must wear a number of different hats.  The good news is, as writers we make great marketing professionals because we already have such awesome super writing powers!

Here are a few good places to look for awesome clients: Read the rest of this entry »

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Hilarious Books by Women You Should Read

bossypantsAre you looking for a good book to read? Are you in the mood for something funny and entertaining? There are several hilarious books on the market today by comedic women which you may enjoy. As they say, laughter is the best medicine for pretty much any situation you may find yourself in. Here are a few books that are sure to lift your spirits through shear hilarity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cool Spaces for Writers: Ideas for Decorating your Home Office

Thanks Steff for this post about putting together a cool work space at home. 

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If, like myself, you spent your childhood painting pictures on rocks for your parents for Christmas gifts, home décor can be a little lost on us. Everyone knows that a good, ol’ fashioned rock paperweight is the height of home office style, right? Maybe not, but that’s not to say you can’t get creative when decorating your home office – making it a space you really look forward to spending time knuckling down in. Here are a few helpful suggestions: Read the rest of this entry »

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REVIEW: Prescription Discount Cards Really Work

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. All opinions are mine.

Have you seen prescription cards that promise to get your prescriptions for a lot less money? I was always very skeptical of these things, until I was asked to use one and review it.  So, here is my take on this prescription card. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book Review: Debt Solutions that Work

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was recently asked to write a review of this book by Stephen Howe. It is Debt Solutions that Work: Your Guide to Get out of Debt and Stay out of Debt for Good. As a writer myself, I always enjoy reading books by new authors, so I was happy to agree to read it and write a review about it.

While I wanted to be thrilled with this book and give Stephen a rave review, I cannot do that with good conscience. I do believe that he had excellent intentions in writing this book, and it’s okay as a basic primer for teenagers or young adults. However, anyone with some life experience under their belt will find the information in this short book pretty simplistic. (Of course, my background is in the finance industry– I am probably over-thinking this a little.) Read the rest of this entry »

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