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Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Posts (and What to Do Instead)

Blogging concept

You may think this is a funny piece of advice for me to write on my blog.

But if you care about earning more as a freelance writer, then you might want to stop writing blog posts.

Why do I say this?

There are four big reasons I want to steer you away from blogging:

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Top 3 Types of Retainer Gigs (and How Copywriters Can Get Them)

Freelance writer inks a retainer gig contract

As a marketer who hires and trains dozens of freelance writers every year, I’m a big fan of working with writers on retainer.

To me, they’re the true win-win.

As a writer, you get peace of mind knowing you have steady work (and a steady paycheck) month-after-month. And as a marketer, I save a ton of time on every project and typically get better results.

So, what are the best retainer gigs? In my experience, these three deals are the ones most often overlooked by writers. (Which means great opportunity for you!)

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140 Websites That Pay Writers in 2014

By Jennifer Roland Way back in 2010, Carol decided to bust a move here on the blog. As an advocate for writers seeking out good-paying work rather than writing for “exposure” or pennies, she decided it was time to start

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So, How DO You Promote a Blog Post, Anyway?

In the beginning, you set up a blog. Then, you write a blog post. After that, often, nothing happens. No comments. No readers. No subscribers. Why? It’s because many new bloggers don’t understand what it is they’ve created when they

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How to Get Awesome Guest Blogging Gigs With CPR

By Daryl Rothman Have you ever had a great idea for a guest post and wish it could be featured on one of the top blogs for writers? It can be. I found a great list on Write to Done’s

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Become the Best Ghost Blogger Ever in 30 Minutes Flat

Does the idea of writing as a ghost blogger for a client make you nervous? I hear from a lot of writers who wonder how that’s done. How do you successfully write as someone else? And how do you keep

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