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How Will Freelance Writers Earn Well From Longer Blog Posts?

Have you noticed that blog posts are getting longer? Many top blogs are standing out with detailed posts of 1,000 to 2,000 words. New survey data shows why — longer posts get more and better quality traffic. I’m definitely a

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Can You Spot These 3 Different Freelance Writing Scams?

When I got started in freelance writing, it was tough to get published. Nothing saw the light of day without an editor’s approval. Today, the situation is reversed. It’s easy to get published. Set up your own blog and press

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Your 10 Favorite Posts of the Year About Freelance Writing & Blogging

As I start a new year with this blog, I always have one question on my mind — what do readers of  Make a Living Writing need to know most? One way I’m finding out is with my subscriber survey

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Watch Me Write a Headline That Goes Viral

Sometimes I’ll see a top blogger comment on social media and boast, “I just wrote a blog post that’s going to go viral!” When I was a newbie blogger, I would think: “How do they know that?” Now that I’ve

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How I Found 16 Great Writing Client Leads on My Lunch Break

by James Hart Working an 8-to-6 day job along with a weekend gig to cover my student loans means I don’t have a lot of spare time to launch my freelance career. I’ve had to find creative but effective ways

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Why I Want to Talk You Out of Blogging

Have you been thinking about starting a blog, but can’t seem to launch? Or maybe you started a blog, but it isn’t really getting any traction. You find yourself bored with it or even dreading writing posts. Still, you keep

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