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Cryptocurrency News: Write About (and Get Paid) in Digital Currency

Cryptocurrency News: Gigs & Payments for Writers. Makealivingwriting.com. Makealivingwriting.comEver wonder if the latest cryptocurrency news has anything to do with freelance writing?

Well, there’s a handful of niche magazines and millions of webpages dedicated to covering cryptocurrency news, bitcoin trading, and digital currencies.

If you’re already writing about the intersection of finance and technology, you’re probably at least familiar with cryptocurrency.

But if you need proof cryptocurrency is a real thing, here’s just one example. There’s a $325 million luxury resort under development in Dubai, and investors are funding the project in bitcoin.

If you’re looking for a niche, there’s a growing demand for cryptocurrency news you can write about.

But it’s also a new way to get paid. In a recent survey of 1,100 freelancers, 29 percent said they prefer to be paid in cryptocurrency.

Want to learn how to tap into this niche and get paid in digital currency? Here’s what you need to know.

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36 Parenting Markets: Freelance Writing Jobs for Stay at Home Moms

Parenting Pays: Writing Jobs for Stay at Home Moms. Makealivingwriting.comIt’s no secret that jobs for stay at home moms can be hard to come by.

Where can you get a job with a wildly flexible schedule that leaves you time for things like:

  • Meal prep
  • Laundry
  • Soccer-mom duties
  • And the inevitable “your-kid-just-threw-up” phone call from the school principal?

Some work-around-your-schedule jobs for stay at home moms might be just the right fit to make money.

But if you know anything about diaper duty, local play dates, or how to handle tween-age drama…writing skills + life experience = Money.

There’s an entire niche of parenting websites and magazines with writing jobs for stay at home moms.

Check out this list of 36 paying markets, and start pitching…right after that terrible-twos tantrum is over.

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13 Buzz-Generating Tips for Writers to Crush Social Media Marketing

Generate Buzz: Social Media Marketing for Writers. Makealivingwriting.comYou don’t have to be a digital genius to know social media marketing can generate a lot of buzz.

But does it work for freelance writing?

Think about it this way. Right now there’s an estimated 2.5 billion people on social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and others.

And some of those users are editors, marketing managers, and business owners.

Tap the social media marketing hive just right, and you could have a swarm of prospects and clients buzzing you for work.

For example, fitness writer Jessica Collins scored a $3,000 project from a Tweet. And YouTube helped Angela Atkinson develop a $100K-a-year freelance writing and coaching business.

Sounds pretty sweet, right? Use these 13 social media marketing tips for writers to generate buzz.

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Picture Perfect: 10 Sites for Writers to Score Free Images

Picture Perfect: Free Image Sites for Writers. Makealivingwriting.comWhere do you find free images for your writer website, your blog, or maybe a client?

You could just do a Google search for a free image based on a key phrase. But that could get you neck-deep in legal trouble fast.

When I did this for a post about trout-fishing, I found one pretty easily. But I couldn’t use it. The photographer who snapped the fisherman earned copyright protection the nanosecond he or she pushed the camera’s button.

So where do you find free images (or affordable images) for a blog, website, or client project?

If you know where to look, you’ve got plenty of options that won’t cost you anything.

You might be surprised to know government agencies can be a rich resource for free images. And there’s a growing number of sites where you can find free images.

Looking for free images? Here’s what I recommend:

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Writing Career Tips: 9 Types of Useless Scribbling to Avoid

Writing Career Tips Avoid Useless Scribbling. Makealivingwriting.comDo you love writing? Thinking of doing it for pay? Well, there’s a big difference between writing for the fun of it, and having a lucrative, bill-paying writing career.

Every day, there are loads of things you could be writing, sure. But when you’re writing for money, time is of the essence. You’ll need to focus on the types of writing that will help move your writing career forward.

You might think, “Well, any writing is good. Because it’s all writing practice.” Right?

If you’ve got unlimited time, then sure. But if you have other commitments in your life — say, a day job, kids, a love life — you’ll need to be efficient here.

What writing tasks should you avoid wasting time on? Here’s my list:

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January Slump? Do This Now to Book Early 2019 Freelance Work

Freelance Work Headed for a January Slump? Makealivingwriting.comI’ve noticed something about my freelance work and writing income. It often goes to crap in January.

Does this happen to you?

One day you’ve got a steady stream of freelance work. And the next, you’re focused on making the holiday meal, hosting a party, buying gifts, or making travel plans.

But that’s not the real reason the first month of the year is often a loser.

My theory: Income sucks in January because marketing tends to slack off in December.

After all, it’s the holidays! Everyone’s on vacation. Editors are out. You’re busy with family. The next thing you know, it’s January 3. And there you are in the office, looking at an empty assignment calendar.

When you’re trying to earn big from freelance work, having a “down” month is a problem.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you do it right, you can still enjoy the holidays and take time off. Here’s how to keep freelance work and income flowing well into January:

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