6 Reasons Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money

6 Reasons Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money

The main reason your blog isn’t making money is probably because your traffic isn’t high enough – you don’t have enough readers clicking away on advertisements. But, traffic isn’t everything! You can make big bucks even if you only have a few hundred readers a day, depending on where your ads are and what they […]

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How Do You Get Paid for an Article After the Editor Leaves?

How Do You Get Paid for an Article After the Editor Leaves?

You write an article for an editor – after agreeing on a fee – and the editor leaves the magazine. How do you get paid for that article? Here’s what one blogger says: “I was commissioned to write two articles by a publishing company for their new magazine, which is launching this month. After agreeing […]

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10 Creative Ways to Challenge and Improve Your Writing

10 Creative Ways to Challenge and Improve Your Writing

Written by on March 25, 2013 in Freelance Writing, Writing Tips with 2 Comments

My writing skills improved dramatically when I freelanced for Reader’s Digest, because the editor would go over every sentence with me. She’d call me up and we’d analyze my articles – and I’d learn what Reader’s Digest readers were looking for, what editors want from writers, and even how to pitch future articles. Most editors […]

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How to Write an Author Bio When You’ve Never Been Published

How to Write an Author Bio When You’ve Never Been Published

It’s a conundrum: you can’t sell your articles because you haven’t been published, and you can’t get published because you haven’t sold anything yet! It’s similar to getting a job in many fields: you can’t get hired without experience, and you can’t get experience without working. What’s a writer to do? The worst part is […]

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5 Reasons to Write for Free

5 Reasons to Write for Free

A reader recently asked if she should write for free for a website, and give up copyright of the article. Here’s her dilemma: “I volunteered to write an article for a website for free, assuming that I would at least get to retain rights to the article and pitch it to other websites. Come to […]

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How 7 Successful Authors Got Their Start

How 7 Successful Authors Got Their Start

Every writer has a different story about how they got started – and each story will inspire you in a different way. Here, a guest author shares how seven successful authors started their writing careers… Whether you’re a budding writer aspiring get published or curious about the mind from which your favourite story came, then […]

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10 Most Common Grammatical Errors – and How to Fix Them

10 Most Common Grammatical Errors – and How to Fix Them

Written by on February 3, 2013 in Grammar Tips, Writing Quips & Tips with 44 Comments

A grammar mistake as “little” as its instead of it’s can stop you from getting published, or change an A paper to a B or even a C. Here are the most common grammatical errors people make, plus tips on how to fix them. This is a guest post from Honor Clement-Hayes, who is – […]

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Will My Blog Be Popular and Can I Make Money With It?

Will My Blog Be Popular and Can I Make Money With It?

Written by on December 21, 2012 in Blogging Tips, Blogs and Websites, Making Money Blogging with 38 Comments

A reader recently asked me if there is a market for her blog and if she can make money with it. I’m no fortune teller, but here are a few signs a blog will be popular and a few tips for making money with a blog idea. Before you start a new (or another) blog, […]

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How Has Your Writing Changed Over the Years? 9 Q’s to Think About

How Has Your Writing Changed Over the Years? 9 Q’s to Think About

Written by on December 17, 2012 in Health & Wellness, Inspiration & Creativity with 13 Comments

Look at the voice, content, and style of your writing. How has it changed over the years? Here are a few questions to help you assess your writing style – sort of a “before” and “after” look at yourself as a writer, blogger, novelist, or poet. My reason for writing this is a question from […]

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When Your Publishing Contract is Cancelled – How to Save Your Writing Career

When Your Publishing Contract is Cancelled – How to Save Your Writing Career

Written by on December 6, 2012 in Publishing Tips, Writing Jobs and Careers with 17 Comments

As a writer, it’s devastating to discover your publisher wants to cancel your contract. In my case, I no longer wanted to work with my publisher. “There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.” ~Charles Caleb Colton. […]

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