The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe

The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe by Alyssa Ast is a great tool for beginning freelance writers who are new to the world of SEO and SEM. If you’re unfamiliar with SEO and SEM, you’ll find this book easy to follow and use. It’s also a great refresher course for those already familiar […]

Why Using Contracts and Proposals Are Important?

Some freelance writers accept assignments and projects without getting anything in writing. This is a big mistake and a red flag. If you’re approached by a publication who wants you to write for them, demand a signed contract. If the publisher is flippant about it, insist on getting something in writing. If they don’t want […]

Is Your Facebook Page Personal, Business, or Both?

There are more than 500 million active Facebook users. Of course, with the movie The Social Network that number will either increase or decrease the number of users. The one drawback to Facebook is that you must choose either a personal or business profile — they are not the same. A personal profile has more […]

Is Using a Pen Name Right for You?

Some writers use a pen name which means they write and publish their work under a name other than their own. For example, Nora Roberts publishes mystery books under the “pen name” of J.D. Robb. Although this works for her, it may not work for you. A pen name allows writers flexibility. Perhaps you have […]

8 Tips to Sharpening Your Creative Thinking

When it comes to creative thinking, some writers may feel they’re tapped out! If you put pressure on yourself to be creative, you’ll only stifle your creativity. Relax into it and write down whatever enters your mind. Forcing creative thinking will only push it away from you and keep you stuck in your head. This […]