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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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Make Yourself Marketable

Many thanks to Jay Druba for this great guest post!

Let’s face it—there’s a lot of competition for writers, and the chances of being noticed as a writer are looking more and more like a long shot. With the expansion of social media and the blogosphere, it’s easier than ever for the average person to become published.  Yet, somehow, we haven’t found the next Emily Dickinson among the mommy-bloggers.

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So how do you make yourself stand out? Here’s where we can take a lesson from traditional journalism— adapt or die. Our attention spans aren’t what they used to be. No one wants to read your page upon page of plain text, no matter how good your story is. Newspapers know that the first thing readers look at are photos. Last on that list?  The actual story. Read the rest of this entry »

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Building An Online Presence for Your Business


Social Media Landscape

This is a post I originally wrote for an SEO client and was published November 17, 2010 on the Top SEO Blog– but it is quite relevant to your writing business as well.

This is a guest post by Denise Gabbard

Denise Gabbard is a professional writer, SEO and Social Media Consultant with clients around the world, utilizing her lengthy career in sales and marketing to help her clients reach their full potential.

Just a few years ago, building an online presence for your company simply meant putting together a static website with a few pretty pictures and some contact information. For all intents and purposes, it was an online ‘yellow pages’ ad. Read the rest of this entry »

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