October 24, 2014

Freelance Writers: Succeed in the Freelance World by Creating a Memorable Personal Brand

Don't just stand out -- be memorable.

I’ve been an online marketing expert for over a decade, and one of the main forms of online marketing that I’ve practiced involves blogger outreach. Usually, I write articles as part of marketing campaigns. I am a good writer, yet I’ve been successful not because of my writing ability, but because of my business sense […]

Freelance Doesn’t Mean Free of Charge – All About Free Milk and a Cow

Freelance doesn't mean free of charge.

Remember that song by the Georgia Satellites called, Keep Your Hands to Yourself? Here’s a few lines from the song to jog your memory: “My honey, my baby, don’t put my love upon no shelf. She said, don’t’ gimme no lines and keep your hands to yourself! …that’s when she told me the story ‘bout […]

Are You a Cunning Linguist? James Bond Teaches Writing 101

The cunning linguist at the ready. (Photo credit: idmb.com, Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997)

James Bond teaches a lesson in quality writing for the freelancer? Yes, freelancers certainly can learn a thing or two about overall quality writing from the adventurous womanizing spy. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) steamy love scene with James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and gorgeous, blond Danish professor and language tutor, Inga Bergstrom (Cecilie Thomsen) – Moneypenny […]

How SEO Writing Will Kill Your Voice

Endless SEO writing may bring profits, but you'll lose your unique voice in the process. (photo credit: helpingchurchleaders.com)

Cranking out endless three hundred word SEO articles may be affording you enough profit to pay your bills. But is it doing harm to your writing style, your voice and ultimately your longevity as a writer? Let’s look at SEO articles through a couple of lenses and try to draw some conclusions. Let’s compare an […]