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It’s Time to Create a Freelance Budget as a New Writer

Elna Cain

If you are one of the 63% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, then budgeting is a must. Fortunately, adding a side hustle like freelance writing, can help you live more freely (travel around the world) and sustainably.

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New Release Spotlight: Becca Kinzer

Rachelle Gardner

Congratulations and happy release day to debut novelist Becca Kinzer! This delightful rom-com features mistaken identity, enemies to lovers, sweet romance, and plenty of laughs. Closed-door sizzles throughout! “Dear Henry, Love, Edith” is available now.

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Trending News for Marketers on Monday, January 30, 2023

Kristi Hines

Looking for a quick rundown of trending news marketers were talking about on Monday, January 30, 2023? Here’s the latest on ChatGPT, the Yandex source code leak, Instagram explaining their algorithm, and more.

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Copywriter for Psychics

Susan Greene

You make your living as a psychic, offering readings to people seeking guidance in some area of their life. Perhaps most of your clients come your way via word of mouth or street signage promoting your services, but you know you could be doing more.

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Looking for a Content Marketing Job? Follow This Advice To Get Noticed

Content Marketing Institute

Lost your content marketing job? Worried about a potential layoff? Or just looking for a new role? Follow these job search tips and story-driven approaches to get recruiters’ attention and get a new job you’ll love. Continue reading → Company News

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WordPress SEO: 31+ Best Practices for Improving Your Ranking

Neal Schaffer

You hear a lot of talk about SEO, but looking at the stats, one could say that WordPress SEO is extremely important as well. Let’s begin with WordPress’ popularity. Do you know that WordPress powers 43% of all websites?

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About To EXPIRE: Your 3-2-1 Paid Writing Gift

AWAI

Just hours left to grab access to brand-new writing training and become a member of the Barefoot Writer Club

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5+ Polysyndeton Examples (& How to Use It Like a Pro)

Smart Blogger

Are you interested in polysyndeton examples? Maybe you’re looking for definitions and clarifications and explanations and examples. See what I did there? Polysyndeton means using the same conjunction repeatedly in a sentence.

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Grasshopper Review

Quick Sprout

With over 135,000 users, Grasshopper is one of the most trusted phone service providers for small businesses on the market.

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The Foolproof Way to Win Clients and Earn DOUBLE Fees…

AWAI

Learn how to land clients quickly and generate double fees for yourself. You get paid once to create the site content audit, and then once again to write the content your client needs

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Create a Book Map for Your Nonfiction Book

Jane Friedman

Photo by DS stories Today’s guest post is by Ariel Curry and Liz Morrow of the Hungry Authors podcast. Imagine you’re starting out on a road trip. First, you have to know where you’re going; then, you need a map to help you get there. It’s the same with books.

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The Empowerment Of Selling Books Direct To Your Readers With Steve Pieper

The Creative Penn

What are the benefits of selling direct? Why might using your face to advertise your books be a good idea? What might be the future of selling direct? Steve Pieper talks about these things and more.

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5 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve the Content Experience for Readers

Content Marketing Institute

What if you create such a good experience that readers don’t even realize it’s an “experience?” Here’s a helpful roundup of simple ways to improve the digital reading experience. Continue reading → Company News

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Grow Your Reputation and Your Business Starting Today

AWAI

Site content audits are such an easy “sell” to prospective clients. You’ll find they almost always say “yes!” and are happy to pay your fee. With site content audits, you can grow your reputation and your business VERY quickly

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How to Start Writing a Book: 9 Steps for Writers

ProWritingAid

Want to write a book but don't know how to start? These 9 practical steps will help you find your creative voice. Learn all you need to know on how to start writing a book in this article

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Writing Travel Memoir, Fear Of Judgment, Fear Of Failure, And Journaling With J.F. Penn

The Creative Penn

What do you need to consider when writing travel memoir? How fear of judgment and fear of failure are real issues even for established authors , and more in these selected excerpts from interviews with J.F. Penn around Pilgrimage: Lessons Learned from Solo Walking Three Ancient Ways.

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5+ Motif Examples From Film and Fiction (+ Definition)

Smart Blogger

Looking for motif examples to understand this abstract literary device ? We got you. We’ll hit up popular film and fiction motif examples to help you learn what it is and how to use it. But first, a definition. A motif is a repeated element appearing throughout a story that contributes to the theme.

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Kick-start your paid writer’s life with this gift

AWAI

For new and aspiring writers — How to Choose Your Writing Niche. Discover how this program will help you make one of your first key decisions as a writer “What you’ll write about” and set you up for success from the start

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Cancelled vs Canceled: Which Is Correct?

ProWritingAid

Canceled is standard in American English, while cancelled is standard in British English. Learn how to spell this word correctly

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What Is Direct Response Copywriting?

Express Writers

Direct response copywriting is the antithesis of the ad copywriting you see on TV. Those TV copywriters are focused on a long-term game. They want you to remember their product if or when you see it on supermarket shelves. In contrast, direct-response copywriting focuses on the immediate moment.

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5+ Frame Story Examples From Fiction & Film (Define + Apply)

Smart Blogger

Do you need a frame story example to inspire your creative work? If you’ve ever gotten stuck trying to write your own frame story, take inspiration from our examples. The frame story is a fantastic literary device , and that’s why it’s used so often in film and literature.

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Let Us Guide You Through All Aspects of Your Copywriting Career

AWAI

If you are serious about earning top dollar as a writer — and you want a “take-you-by-the-hand” personalized learning experience that can help you reach your goals much faster… check this out

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Supper vs Dinner: What's the Difference?

ProWritingAid

Supper and Dinner both usually refer to an evening meal. However, there are some differences in what the terms mean and how they are used

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Where to Find AI in Your Content Marketing Technology

Contently

We could all be forgiven for briefly believing that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in marketing are only about generating content. The end of 2022 drowned in the splash from generative AI such as ChatGPT, Jasper.ai

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Tax basics: Understanding the difference between standard and itemized deductions

Freelance Union

One of the first decisions taxpayers must make when completing a tax return is whether to take the standard deduction or itemize their deductions.

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Tips for Being a Successful Freelancer

Copywriter Collective

It is important for everyone to live the life that they want. Although there are a lot of ideas on what a perfect life involves, you are really the only person to decide what is right for you.

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Writing Copy: 10 Tips to Master Copy That Works

ProWritingAid

What's the trick to writing copy that works? If you follow all our tips, you’ll be well on your way to writing clear and convincing copy that will impress small businesses and large organizations alike

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Living the Writer's Life: Jessica Vine

AWAI

When Jessica Vine first entered the world of paid writing, she wanted to be a travel writer. But she strayed from that dream for too long, writing $10 articles on a topic she wasn’t passionate about. Then, she did something profound… She decided she wanted to be paid more.

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New Yorkers: File Your Taxes with NYC Free Tax Prep

Freelance Union

On Thursday, January 26th, Mayor Eric Adams announced NYC Free Tax Prep services available to workers across the five boroughs in his State of the City Address.

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9 Common Technical SEO Issues That Actually Matter

Ahrefs

If you’d like to follow along, get Ahrefs Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console (both are free) and check for the following issues. Indexability is a webpage’s ability to be indexed by search engines. Pages that are not indexable … Read more › Technical SEO

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Nora Roberts' Writing Style: Learn How She Writes

ProWritingAid

No one wants a wishy-washy hero. In this article, we take a look at how Nora Roberts writes romance novels readers love by building strong characters before anything else

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Editing Jasper AI Blog Content to Make it Agency-Ready

Verblio

Marketers at agencies have their hands full.

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10 Not-to-be-Missed Deductions for Your 2022 Freelance Taxes

Freelance Union

The IRS begins accepting tax returns soon, which means if you want to expedite any potential deductions so you can get your return sooner rather than later and reduce your tax burden as much as possible you should consider completing your tax return and consider these deductions: 1.

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The Power of Videos: Supercharge Your Marketing Strategy

Neil Patel

A picture is worth a thousand words, so how many more words might video be worth? While I ask the above question rhetorically, the point does stand. Video as a marketing medium is a powerful tool. So how can you use video to supercharge your marketing strategy?

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AI chat for SEO: How I actually use Jasper at Jasper

Jasper

Wondering how to use AI chat for SEO? We walk-through real life use cases the Jasper SEO team uses in their workflows

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Free Access to Brand-New Writing Training

AWAI

Exclusive access to brand-new writing training — for a limited time

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Top Tools for Marketing Agencies (Updated for 2023)

The Hoth

Is your marketing agency able to quickly and accurately check performance metrics (such as SEO , CRO, PPC , etc.), or are you always playing the guessing game? Is communication between your team effortless, or do you struggle to get everyone on the same page?

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