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27 Simple Hacks For Creating Must-Read-and-Share Blog Content

How to Create Blog Content Readers Love. Makealivingwriting.comDid you have blog content all figured out back in 1996?

It was the same year Oprah started her book club, the Tickle Me Elmo doll made its debut, and the medical drama E.R. dominated TV ratings. You know, stuff people were in love with a couple decades ago.

If you’re being totally honest, blog content probably wasn’t on your radar back then.

But is was for this one guy…named Bill Gates. He said:

“Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the internet, just as it was in broadcasting.”

In today’s digital world, effective blog content is part of the marketing machine to get clicks, likes, follows, more subscribers, and even generate revenue. And if you know how to do it, clients are gonna want you.

Ready to learn how to write blog content readers (and your clients) love? Here’s how:

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The Deadly Math Mistake That Will Make Your Freelance Business Fail

Avoid This Deadly Freelance Business Math Mistake. Makealivingwriting.comNote: If you’re trying to run a freelance business as a writer, there’s a critical lesson you need to learn about money if you want to be successful. It was true when I first wrote this post, and it still is. Step into my wayback machine and read all about it.
—Carol

A lot of writers aren’t good at math.

When I say that, I don’t just mean that we didn’t get an “A” in algebra back in high school. Or that a lot of writers don’t want to take article assignments that require heavy number-crunching.

When it comes to running a freelance business, many new writers don’t understand how to set a rate that will keep their freelance ship afloat. And by the time you find out, it may be too late.

Want to know how to avoid the deadly math mistake that can ruin your freelance business? Here’s what you need to know:

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Magazine Editors on Twitter: 20 to Know + Tips to Connect

How to Meet Magazine Editors on Twitter. Makealivingwriting.comMagazine editors can seem so unapproachable. Am I right? You send them a query, and nothing.

But there’s one place where many editors seem to be easier to connect with: Twitter. As someone who once got $6,000 of assignments from a tweet, I’ve always been a fan of trying editors on this platform.

If you call an editor, you know it’s going straight to voicemail, every time. Right?

On the other hand, asking a quick question on Twitter can be a useful workaround. Some magazine editors love Twitter, and turn out to be fairly approachable on there.

Interested to learn more? Let me give you my favorite question to tweet to an editor. I’ve also got a list of interesting magazine editors (online and traditional print) you might want to follow on Twitter:

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How One Writer Ditched Crappy Bid Sites for Better Writing Jobs

How to Ditch Bid Sites for Better Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.comAre you sick of slaving away on bid sites for anonymous clients, no bylines, barely making any money? Wondering if better writing jobs are even out there?

If you’re feeling stuck and think your goal for freelance success is just a fool’s game, you’re not alone.

Believe me, I know what it’s like.

I worked my tail off on bid sites for $1 per 500-word article my first year of freelancing. You read that right…One…Measly…Dollar…Per…Article. I earned a whopping $2K for the whole year.

The crazy thing: I thought I was doing well. In reality, I was clueless.

So if you think bid sites are your ticket for freelance success, please, for the love of all that is Holy, get that idea out of your head.

Want to learn how to ditch bidding sites for better paying writing jobs? Here’s how:

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Freelance Writing Fears: A Writer’s Doubt-Filled Path to Success

Freelance Writing Fears and the Path to Success. Makealivingwriting.comWhat freelance writing fears are holding you back?

If you’ve struggled to get started or you’ve been writing for a while but plagued by self-doubt, you’re not alone.

Every freelance writer, from the newbie to the pro, battles their own freelance writing doubts and fears.

I’ve been there. I know what it’s like. And even after plenty of freelance writing wins, fear is always there waiting to strike, wear you down, fill you with doubt, and bump you off the path to success, if you let it.

That might sound like a lot of gloom and doom. But you can actually turn your freelance writing fears into a catalyst for change.

When I made the switch to looking at fear, doubt, and the journey into the unknown as a freelance writer as an adventure, things started to change.

Want to learn how to use fear to your advantage? Here’s the path to freelance writing success:

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