Pet Peeve About my Fellow Writers

Is it ethical to use my own website to complain about people who might be readers? I say “Yes,as long as it’s constructive.”I also think I might have just quoted myself in real-time for the first time ever. Do people do that? I guess I do. So here’s the thing:

Stop Wasting [...]

note to self:never publish this

I keep a page with this title on each one of my sites,saved as a draft or password protected. I use it as a general “things to do next”and a place to document the invisible work I’ve done on the site. It’s amazing that I can remember what each of my six kids [...]

Expert Advice for Digital Photography Business

Elizabeth Halford,of Digital Photography School,did an excellent job of sharing some of the ways she makes money as a freelance photographer. She said people are often surprised to discover she’s working 40 hours a week,since she has her days free to spend however she wishes. Simply put,she works in the evening. [...]

Writing Process for webwriters

On writer’s message boards,occasionally someone new will ask seasoned writers about our process. What steps do we go through in the writing process,to write fast web copy that (hopefully) doesn’t suck?

The process that works for me is so different from what I’m being asked to do in school (did I mention I’m [...]

Free Download- "Things to do Online"Printable

What are you doing for your niche-blog work today? Do you know? One thing I do on my most successful days is to make a list. Sometimes it’s a pre-meditated list of things to do and other times it’s a list of things I’m doing as I do them.

I don’t think it matters much [...]

How to Make a Career of Freelance Web Writing

by Barbara Cedillo Alvarez (with permission)

Several writers,veteran and new,have posted questions about how to make DS and freelancing for other clients a viable,profitable WAH (work at home) career.

I’ve been thinking about different ideas and strategies while I was driving around Las Cruces taking photos for my Quick Guides today.

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Pay Yourself First

write for your own websites

I always get annoyed when I find myself devoting a lot of time writing for other people’s websites. The pay isn’t fantastic,but I research my keywords and make sure that the job is well done. I know that the people paying me will end up making more in [...]

What's your goal?

I just read- once again,a post from another freelancer asking other writers how they balance their time online. It’s too easy,without a plan,to get distracted into twitter or FaceBook,and discover at the end of the day that you haven’t really made any money. Here are a few things I’ve done to [...]

Saved by the [browser,bell]

Ok- that weird symbol thing in the title can be explained. When a client asks you to “spin”an article,you’re supposed to give them interchangeable words in brackets,so that they can turn your article into an infinite number of identical-ish articles just by spinning it.

Here’s an example:

I went to the mall [...]