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I’m Super Excited About What’s Launching Today: The Writer’s Bundle

March 9, 2015

Remember last year my team and I launched The Writer’s Bundle over at The Write Life? It was such a success that we decided to run it again this year — but with completely new resources and creators. And guess what… After months of organizing and planning, The Writer’s Bundle is LIVE TODAY! Like last […]

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The Brutal Truth: No One Will Pay You to Just Write

June 24, 2014

This week I discovered a wonderfully honest piece by Dana Sitar about how she’s disappointed with the reality of her online writing career: too little income, days full of tasks she doesn’t enjoy, and not enough writing. That’s why she began the business after all, to write. So she’s stepping back and restructuring her work, […]

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Writing Contest for Bloggers and Reporters: Three $75 Prizes

June 15, 2014

I am constantly in search of top-notch writers who can blog. You’d think it would be easy to find good freelancers, especially considering we want to PAY them, but the truth is, it can be a difficult task. It’s not difficult to find writers, mind you; it’s difficult to find good writers. Why do I […]

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Why You Should Write for Free (Or What Tim Kreider Should Do Instead of Complaining)

October 29, 2013

Last weekend The New York Times featured an opinion piece called, Slaves of the Internet, Unite! The column revolved around a topic that seems to gain steam every few months: whether writers should write for free. The author, essayist Tim Kreider, argued, quite emphatically, that the answer is no. He even went so far to […]

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The Travel Writing Advice You Don’t Want to Hear

March 11, 2013

A big THANK YOU to everyone who took my 2013 survey! It gave me a ton of insight about what you want to learn about, and I’ll be covering your suggested topics in the coming months. (If there’s something you really want to read about this year, it’s not too late to let me know.) […]

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Q&A: Freelance Blogging with Tom Ewer of Leaving Work Behind

November 7, 2012

Freelance blogging is becoming an increasingly popular revenue stream for writers. But can you actually make good money from blogging? And how do you get started? Tom Ewer, a freelance writer and internet marketer, is here to answer those questions. Tom quit his job in 2011 and has been helping people to do the same […]

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Why You’re Failing to Make a Living as a Writer

October 22, 2012

Last week in one of the Facebook groups I manage, I posted a link to a free webinar I’m giving about how to create and sell your first digital product. That prompted comments from several members who said it’s unethical to sell an ebook for more than $10. While I like hearing other people’s opinions […]

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How One Entrepreneurial Writer Makes Money Online

April 3, 2012

Want to free yourself from your day job? My eguide is full of practical advice: How I Surpassed My Day Job Income in Just 6 Months of Self-Employment. “Making money online” screams SCAM! Kinda like money growing on trees, right? Even if you understand that it IS possible to make money online, the phrase is […]

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Where Writing Meets Entrepreneurship

February 27, 2012

So many of you are trying to figure out how to make a living doing what you love — and you often want writing to be a significant part of that — that I’ve compiled SIX BIG IDEAS to help. These ideas are inspiring and informative and will kick your butt into gear. If you’re […]

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To Make a Living as a Writer, Be More Than a Writer

January 19, 2012

It is NOT a pipe dream, the idea of making a living as a writer. Lots of people do it successfully. But here’s the secret: you have to be more than a writer. You have to be an expert on a topic or a creator or an entrepreneur or a salesman — or maybe a […]

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