As a writer and social media consultant, I read. I read A LOT! Often, I keep all that I learn stacked up inside for future reference…so I decided today that it is time to start sharing the “good stuff” with all of you. So, here we go…. the first weekly installment of Awesome Posts for Writers!
6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Blogging This post from Blue Glass is a tongue in cheek look at reasons to stop blogging. Read it and be enlightened about all the reasons why you should NOT stop what you are doing!
Freelance Writing Jobs If you are not familiar with this site, you should be. They regularly comb a number of sites to find freelance opportunities which they post for writers.
Professions going Remote This article from GigaOm talks about telecommuting and which professions are quickly becoming remote work—guess what is one of the top careers on the list?
How to Find what you Need on Google I found a nice infographic about Google on John Soares’ Productive Writer’s blog. It offers lots of tips and shortcuts to get right to the information you need, right now…without paging through lots of potential sites that might have it.
Newsjacking Newsjacking is writing a blog post, social media campaign, or otherwise getting some extra mileage out of a current event within your industry or closely related to it. Basically, it is using something that is already getting lots of attention to grab your little piece of the excitement.
Local Freelancing As a freelancer, I can tell you that I have clients as far away as Australia, England, and Israel. However, I also have local clients just up the road from my house, and there is lots of opportunity available for freelancers to help local businesses with writing and marketing work. Often, it just takes a freelancer contacting them to ask for their business for them to consider outsourcing some of their work.
LinkedIn for Business Building This post from Social Media Examiner gives you all the information you need to put together a good LinkedIn profile that will help you build “you” as a brand and a business.
Ways to Make More Money as a Freelancer This post was written by Carol Tice for Freelance Switch, and offers lots of good advice for writers to increase their income.
3o Freelance Sources for Writers This is another great article by Carol Tice, with a roundup of good resources for beginning freelancers.
- LinkedIn: Why your profile never gets views, and how you can fix it (case study) (zdnet.com)
- Rules for Freelancing and Blogging (blogher.com)
- 5 Tips for Breaking into Freelance Web Content Writing (webeditorhome.wordpress.com)