How Can You Find Freelance Writing Jobs?

Do you think that there is a big sign that reads, “Freelance Writing Jobs, Apply Within”? There just is not. In fact, you may have a hard time finding writing jobs of any type advertised in any employment magazine or newspaper either. So, how do you find freelance writing jobs? Let us talk about this for a moment and see if we can’t find an idea or two that will work for you. 1. Begin at the beginning. Get the education you need to have. Learn what there is to know about the field in which you are looking for job vacancies. Having knowledge itself can open doors. This can help with step two as well. 2. When you do …

How Can I Do A Resume With The 5 Key Words?

Writing a good resume is a big deal, especially with today’s competitive job market. There are hundred’s maybe thousands of people looking to get the same job that you are, and it is important to stand out from the crowd. But how can you do a resume that gets recruiters attention? By using the five key words that catch their eye. Teamwork – this little phrase is important in today’s job market. Creating a resume with this word in it, will show that you understand how important cooperative work really is. It shows that you can get along with others and help achieve a harmonious workplace. And what employer doesn’t want harmony in the workplace? Set up your resume to …

How Can A Website Help Your Business?

Word Count: 345 Summary: Maybe you are looking around for new ways to advertise your work, whether it’s a book, freelance writing, new software program, or possibly crafts, a website may be just what you need. A website can get the word out about your product. You can use it to write a simple Blog about you and your product or a full article about how you can help someone else. There are many ways to set up your website from simple WYSIWYG, to more advanced HTML graphics, however what way you … Keywords: free,ezine,articles Article Body: Maybe you are looking around for new ways to advertise your work, whether it’s a book, freelance writing, new software program, or possibly …

How Audio Books Can Help You Get The Best From Your Workout

Word Count: 453 Summary: There’s no doubt about it. Audio books have made life a whole lot easier. For those of us who like to workout to stay in great shape, audio books can help us achieve this with less stress. No longer should you engage in workouts just listening to music or to the radio. Now, with audio books, you can kill 2 birds with one stone. Below are exact ways in which you can use the power of audio books to maximize your workout. One – there are educative audio books that wi… Keywords: audiobook,audio book,audiobooks,audio books Article Body: There’s no doubt about it. Audio books have made life a whole lot easier. For those of us who …

How to Become a Motivational Speaker

Word Count: 591 Summary: Are you an engaging speaker who has had many interesting, rewarding experiences? Motivate yourself to motivate others and get paid for doing so. Keywords: speech, topics, public, speaking, presentation, tips, steps, tutorial, help, advice, howto, speech topics Article Body: Steps: 1. Evaluate your special message. Consider what it is that you have to say that would be of value to others–have you experienced great adversity, or received some special education? In order to succeed as a motivational speaker, you must have something special to deliver. 2. Carve out your niche. Motivational speaking is, in many ways, a product that must be sold. Why should someone pay to hear you impart your message? Be able to articulate …

How To Become A More Persuasive Writer

Word Count: 389 Summary: If you want to learn how to write so that people will not only read what you write…but also be compelled to take action based on your words, then take these steps. You need to identify persuasive writings and examine the writing style. Think of the last time you read something which made you take action. It can be a simple headline for an ad which caught your attention or an inspiring story in the local paper. When you identify the persuasive writings, you can can the… Keywords: copywriting,persuasive writing,writing tips,help writing Article Body: If you want to learn how to write so that people will not only read what you write…but also be compelled to …

How New Authors Can Keep Their Manuscripts Coherent

In large publishing houses, many manuscripts penned by first-time authors, never make it past the “first reader” who for all practical purposes is a gatekeeper of sorts. This person’s job is to weed out manuscripts that do not fit certain established submission criteria. However, many never make it to the editor’s desk, simply because they are badly disorganized and downright incoherent. But even if you are self-publishing, you owe it to yourself as well as your readers to develop a theme. Not only will a theme tell what your book is about, it also serves to hold your book together. Every other element — your chapters, for example — should support your theme. It is what keeps you from rambling …

How I Became a Syndicated Columnist — And You Can Too!

Real Estate has “Location, location, location,” and writing has “Clips, clips, clips.” When people ask me how I became a syndicated columnist, I usually say, “it just snowballed.” And basically that’s what happened: one publication led to another, which led to another, and so forth. I began my career writing for a small community paper in my neighborhood. To look back on those first published clips is quite entertaining! But how can I be ashamed? The work I did at The Julington Creek Plantation Press (the JCPP) became a springboard for my now nationally syndicated column “Shore Duty.” (If you read between the lines here, what I’m saying is, Don’t be impatient, and don’t expect quick success! Be willing to …

How Does Spellchecker make you Lazy?

It’s a crime what laziness can do. That’s the downside of automation and software tools. People get lazy. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and I depend on Spell-checking software to help with my writing. It finds the typos but it does not find all the spelling mistakes.It does not find the contextual mistakes. What do I mean by that? Here’s an example: “The kid’s got heat.” Maybe, the “kid” is a pitcher with a really wicked fastball. Or maybe, I meant to type “heart” as in: “The kid’s got heart.” The absence of one letter can give you two wildly different interpretations. Ol’ Robodunce, spellchecker won’t spot gaffs like that. Remember, in school how you used to struggle …

How Does Santa Make Out His List? (humor)

I’ll let you in on a secret: I know Santa Claus. And I received a letter from him with his Christmas list. “Dear Kristin, “Thank you for the homemade cookies last year. For some reason, people seem to forget that I’m not planning to lose weight, thank you very much. I don’t have a peanut allergy and I’m not lactose intolerant. Up here at the North Pole, we don’t get nonsense like that. But you wouldn’t believe some of the notes I get in lieu of cookies. “‘Santa, you’re too fat, get real, love Dr. Phil…Dear Santa, you’re in violation of the no-fly zone, signed, the Coalition…Dear Santa, you’re using slave labor and oppressing our elf minorities, peace, the Rev. …

How to Be an Editor’s First Choice

There are writers who editors like, and those they’d bet their careers on. How can you be that writer who the editor will call on every time she needs an important assignment to be done? Are you a hot favorite or a pass-on-for-another-freelancer who keeps querying but receives no response? Here are the qualities that will endear you to an editor. 1. Giving more than you promise When an editor asks for two samples, give her three. If she trusts you with an assignment, don’t wait for the final deadline, but send it in a day in advance. If she’s asked you to provide notes, make sure you give her everything she needs so that she doesn’t have to ask …

Article Marketing: Getting Paid For Your Hard Work

Word Count: 581 Summary: Yes, you can make money from writing articles. There isn’t any “one size fits all approach” but a sensible and methodical business plan will yield some benefits for you. Like making a living! Keywords: article marketing, article writing, article submission, article distribution, write, edit, publish Article Body: If you are like me and you write articles for a living, then you know that you must get paid for all of your hard work. Payment can come through customers who have hired you to write, through pay per click advertising, or through banner or text ads you place on your site next to your articles. Regardless of your approach, a consistent and methodical plan is necessary to …

Article Marketing: Dress Up Your Own Site

Word Count: 425 Summary: Article directories provide a great service to prolific authors. Still, there are rules and regulations you must follow in order to have your articles served up. In addition to marketing through directories, it is paramount for you to have your own site. Matt shares details with you on how he achieved a high performing site by following a few simple tips. You can too! Keywords: article writing, article marketing, article views, articles, ezines, article directories, sales Article Body: Article directories are a great way to submit high quality articles, have webmasters pick them up, and for you to reap great back links to your site. Still, all directories have restrictions and these restrictions can limit the …

Article Marketing: Breaking Free

Word Count: 752 Summary: Article marketing is best achieved by following certain “tried and true” practices. Matt shares with you some of the secrets of his success and invites you to get started on your next writing project today! Keywords: article writing, article marketing, article submission, article directory, article site, writing, editing, publishing, writer, editor, publisher, web content, resource box Article Body: As a prolific article writer I have been asked by some how I am able to generate so many quality articles in such a short period of time. Frankly, it isn’t always easy, but there are some things I would like to share with you in order that you may, perhaps, increase your production as I have. Increased …

Article Marketing – A Newbies Guide To Article Marketing

Word Count: 648 Summary: Article Marketing is one of the most important tactics involved in internet marketing. The benefits of article marketing are many and it’s not too difficult to make it a part of your internet marketing strategy. Read on to find out about things to take into account when attempting to incorporate article marketing into your overall online strategy. Keywords: article marketing, article writting, free traffic, web traffic, seo, ppc Article Body: Article marketing is one of the absolute basics of internet marketing. Having articles all over the internet is a marketing method which enables you to invest some time and effort right now and reap the benefits for years to come. This article will explore some of …

Article Marketing: How To Get Tons Of Highly Targeted Visitors To Your Site For Years To Come

Word Count: 305 Summary: I have read a lot of ebooks about internet marketing and I have tried many traffic schemes. I have spent a little fortune to get visitors to my site. I have waisted a lot of time trying to optimise my sites…for search engines, but nothing really got the results I was waiting for. Until I discovered a new method to get highly targeted visitors: Writing articles and submitting to article Directories. It is easy to do – but there are some important things you have to consider: … Keywords: article marketing, submit article, free content Article Body: I have read a lot of ebooks about internet marketing and I have tried many traffic schemes. I have …