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Fifteen months after launching The Write Life, a website and community for writers, we’ve turned the corner toward profitability. Because of that momentum, and because I’ve been inspired lately by income reports from Pinch of Yum‘s food blogger duo, Kindle author Steve Scott and passive income evangelist Pat Flynn (who launched a niche site on […]
A few months ago, I wrote about my struggle to find top-notch freelance writers to contribute to the various blogs my company manages. To discover high-quality contributors, we launched a contest, asking writers to submit posts on specific topics. While each winner’s post would earn them $75, that wasn’t the only perk: any writer whose […]
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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Notice anything new today? Alexisgrant.com got a makeover! And a pretty FUN one, don’t you think? (If you’re reading this in an RSS feed, click over to the blog to see our new look!) Behind every site redesign, there’s a story. This post explains WHY I went for a new look, HOW I got it […]
I love variety in blog posts — as both an editor and a reader. I love creativity and uniqueness. I love fun leads and solid storytelling. So I had a hard time writing this post because it basically tells you NOT to be creative when writing blog posts. Of course, there are lots of smart […]
For several years now, I’ve dedicated myself to blogging three times each week. People sometimes ask, “How could you possibly have time for that?” The answer is you have time for what you make time for. (Click to tweet that idea.) I make time for blogging. I make it a priority. I committed to posting […]
When reader Michelle left a comment on last week’s post about the benefits of guest blogging, it gave me an idea. Some of you are looking for guest posting opportunities, while others are looking to run quality posts on your blog. So why not bring both sides together to help us all out? In the […]
Friday has arrived! Smart reads for your weekend: Must-read article for writers in Forbes: author Michael Ellsberg shares tips for book promotion based on his personal experience. If you’re considering working for yourself, entrepreneur Thursday Bram suggests taking time to establish your title — Should you call yourself a freelancer? Independent contractor? Consultant? Great glossary. […]