Jun 292011
 
Should You Get Paid Per Post or Per Click? Tips for Web Writers

Is it better for online writers to get paid per blog post, or earn money per click? Here are the pros and cons, plus the reasons I stopped writing for Suite101 – an online e-zine that’s been nosediving for over a year… First, a question from a reader: “Could you elaborate on why you are no longer so enchanted with Suite101?” asks S.B. on Thinking of Writing for Suite101? “I’m

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Jan 292011
 
Is Writing for Suite101 Worthwhile? It Depends...

The only way to know if writing for Suite101 is worthwhile is to give it a short. And, learn web writing tips from experienced Suite writers. A new Suite writer asks, “How long did it take you to write 539 articles for Suite101, how important is Suite to you blogging life, what tips would I give new Suite writers, and what three things make you a successful Suite101 writer?” I’m not

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Jun 302010
 
Writing Product Reviews – A New Slant for Freelance Writers

Writing product reviews isn’t my bag ‘o books, but I recently discovered a new slant for freelance writers who do review gizmos and gadgets! A fellow Suite101 writer borrows products to review…when she returns them to the company, they lend them out to other freelance writers. This is news to me — I didn’t know products were loaned to writers for review purposes! Fascinating. It certainly ensures that writers are reviewing products for the sake of

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Apr 242010
 
How to Find Online Writing Markets and Write for the Web

Web writing can be lucrative for freelance writers – if they know how to find online writing markets! These five tips for web writing are inspired by freelance writer Susan Johnston’s recently released The Urban Guide to Online Writing Markets. “I’m an avid seeker of online writing opportunities,” says Johnston, “and I noticed there wasn’t a good directory for that area. So, I decided to create one.” That’s a perfect

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Apr 102010
 
5 Tips for Sitting on a Blogging Panel at a Writer's Conference

Participating in a blogging or writing panel is my favorite way to attend conferences for writers! If you’ve been invited to sit on a writing or blogging panel, these five tips will help you prepare and improve your experience. And here’s a bonus for the non-panelists in the crowd: the top three takaways from the last blogging panel I was on (the “Writing for the Web” forum at the Write on Bowen Festival

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Feb 012010
 
8 Ideas for Blog Posts or Online Articles on Valentine’s Day

February 14 can be a source of writing inspiration and blog traffic – if you can think of interesting ideas to write about! These tips for blogging on Valentine’s Day will take you a step beyond the same old articles about “romantic gift ideas” or “tips for saying ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day” (not that there’s anything wrong with those types of blog posts – I’ve written them myself!

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Dec 312009
 
Making Your Blog Posts Popular - 5 Web Writing Tips

These tips for marketing your blog posts are from experienced Suite 101 writer, Mark Solomon. He uses over 70 marketing techniques to make his blog posts more popular – and here he shares five big ones! Before the tips, a quip: “Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.” ~ John D. Rockefeller. Solomon is not only

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Nov 052009
 

Don’t be a starving writer! Learn how to diversify your online writing and earn more money. These tips are perfect for online writers, bloggers, web copywriters – they’re from writer Helen Smeaton. But before her tips, a quip from the late great Henry James: “With the proceeds of my last novel, I purchased a small handbarrow, on which my guests’ luggage is wheeled from the station to my house,” said James.

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Nov 032009
 
New Suite101 Writers – How to Stay Motivated to Keep Writing

If you’re new to writing at Suite101, you may feel unmotivated by the first few months of low income. These tips for staying motivated are from Prerna Malik, who just finished her first six months as a Suite writer. Before her tips for new “Suitees”, a quip: “I don’t believe in writer’s block,” said Elmore Leonard. “I don’t know what that is. There are just certain little areas that I know I’m going to

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Oct 272009
 
Why Write for Suite 101? 10 Benefits of Online Writing

Suite 101 writer Rosemary Gemmell answers the question I’m often asked: “Why do you write for Suite 101?” Here, Gemmell shares ten benefits of online writing from her own experience. Before we jump into the reasons she loves writing for Suite, I gotta say that three out of four members of my writer’s group have written for Suite 101! One quit after a few months, saying the writing guidelines were too

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