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Writing portfolio essentials for attracting new clients

Writing portfolio essentials for attracting new clients

Writing portfolio essentials include a lot more than just writing samples (believe it or not). Because when you create or update your writing portfolio, you have to keep your reader’s need in mind. And this involves showing potential clients what you’re capable of. And no, that does not involve compiling everything you’ve ever written! So…whatRead more about Writing portfolio essentials for attracting new clients[…]

Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?

Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?

Free work is one of those things that triggers a lot of anger. And…well…understandably so. We live in an age of unpaid internships and an overwhelming amount of debt. So of course people get angry when they’re asked to work for free! So when should you accept free work? There are occasional exceptions to whenRead more about Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?[…]

Client Onboarding best practices: How to Avoid Clients From Hell

Client Onboarding best practices: How to Avoid Clients From Hell

Client onboarding best practices are what will protect you from terrible client experiences like this client story that a client from hell user submitted: Client onboarding best practices & how they work: There are a lot of articles online about attracting their dream clients. But how are you supposed to know that a prospective client won’tRead more about Client Onboarding best practices: How to Avoid Clients From Hell[…]

Hiring copywriters: a brief intro to working with them

Hiring copywriters: a brief intro to working with them

Hiring copywriters can be daunting. Because more and more businesses are doing it. And content production is on the rise. However, despite the rise of content production, not enough people understand the value & process involved in copywriting. Hiring copywriters: what you need to know Let’s start by breaking things down before you even think aboutRead more about Hiring copywriters: a brief intro to working with them[…]

Guest Posting Wisely: How to Say Yes to the Right Opportunity

Guest Posting Wisely: How to Say Yes to the Right Opportunity

Guest posting wisely isn’t always easy to do. Because there is a lot of blogs to choose from.  But…unfortunately, not enough of them are worth the time and effort. But the ones that are high quality, the really worthwhile ones are very picky about who can write for them (for a reason). Because they don’tRead more about Guest Posting Wisely: How to Say Yes to the Right Opportunity[…]

Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience

Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience

If you’re looking for freelancing lessons and insight I have a lot to share. Because I’ve done something that not a lot of people have done: Got to year three of the journey. Sure, I feel like there’s so much left to learn. But that’s been a pretty consistent feeling overall over the long-term. SinceRead more about Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience[…]

Blogging BeFunky Style: Why it’s good for blogging newbies

Blogging BeFunky Style: Why it’s good for blogging newbies

Blogging BeFunky style might be a good option for you if… The learning curve and cost of Photoshop are a bit intimidating. Especially if blogging is unexplored territory! Blogging BeFunky Style: What it’s like BeFunky is an online photo editor, design tool, and collage interface.  And it thrives on its ability to make photo editingRead more about Blogging BeFunky Style: Why it’s good for blogging newbies[…]

WordPress Blog Content Mistakes You Might Make

WordPress Blog Content Mistakes You Might Make

WordPress blog content mistakes are worth talking about. But why is that the case? Because WordPress.org is the most popular blogging platform, according to WPBeginners.org. And it makes a lot of sense. Because the setup time is minimal and you don’t have to be a computer genius to have a search engine friendly site. However,Read more about WordPress Blog Content Mistakes You Might Make[…]