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Ten unusual ways to earn more money as a writer

Competition is fierce in the world of magazines, newspapers, and Web writing. Tens of thousands of writers vie for thousands of  jobs and rates plummet to pre-21st century levels. If you’re felling frustrated, and worse, if your bills are not getting paid, rethink your writing market strategies and consider a few out-of-the ordinary writing gigs […]

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Freelance writers wanted — paying job

Don’t you get tired of reading the same over-published, randomly copied Craigslist jobs for freelance writers? These gigs are mostly trash, don’t pay, and some are even out-right scams. However, there are work-at-home, telecommute jobs for writers — jobs that pay decent money. Here’s one of my best finds. A site called Cheapism hires freelancers […]

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Writing for $5 — How Do Real Writers Compete?

There’s a protest movement in social media. “Real” writers spend tons of time complaining that non-degree writers work for $5 per article. They howl that cheap SEO writers and hacks are ruining the marketplace for “real” writers who should command $2 or $3 per word. Writers are going down the tubes! Hold on. Many, many […]

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Content mill Suite101 may be improving for writers

I’ve written for Suite101 and other content mill farms in various iterations on and off for about 10 years and have seldom been a fan of how they treat writers. But let me say this: Suite101’s newest management team, seems to have a better path. There have been a confusing number of shake ups there, […]

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In today’s publishing climate, your book needs a professional agent, ghost or mentor

You’re a great writer. Your family and friends always said you have a book inside you. So you wrote the novel and now you’re scared to death—what if it fails? What if you actually succeed? Your book needs a professional editor or a ghost, whether you’re going to self-publish, shop it to publishers, or engage […]

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Why I buy self-published or POD books

In a recent LinkedIn discussion a couple people flamed over a comment I made. I advised doing thorough homework before paying a publishing company to handle your book and reading contracts carefully before signing anything. It’s good advice whether you self-publish, work with Simon and Shuster, use  POD, or crank the stuff out on your […]

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Contracts, rights, agents: Successful writer’s survival guide

Established author/editor Cynthia Reeser is celebrating the success of her latest – How to Write and Publish a Successful Children’s Book. She offers her take and advice on unglamorous details of publishing. Save them and use as you work through the confusing details of contracts, agent deals, intellectual property rights, and other mechanics of running […]

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Earn $30,000 a year from your blog

Earn $30,000 daily from your blog. $30K from blogging? Well, Darren Rouse, the world’s most prolific blogger, says you can. Who’s going to argue with him? If you can manage to parley your blog into $30K a year, you should absolutely quit your day job and make your fortune with your imagination, but I’m not […]

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Freelance writing job ad – does it pay enough?

This help wanted ad appeared in a newsletter for writers. Do you think the job offer is balanced and fair for both parties? Read the employment qualifications – all of the emphasis is mine – and see how you react. The writer would be required to do multiple articles per week – the job looks […]

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Writers: Refuse substandard pay and substandard respect

Go to any forum, social media or networking site, or writer blog and you’ll find the battle of what writers should get paid raging on and on. An interview with a most successful writer/ghost writer/publisher, Claudia Suzanne, turned up dead -on advice: Don’t settle for substandard pay. “Bow to your fears, and you will be […]

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