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How to Charge Your Clients 10X More by Building Social Proof

how to build social proof as a writer

How much are you worth as a writer?

If you assume that your value as a writer – and how much you can charge for your work – directly correlates with your skills, you’re in for a rough ride.

Often, you read about writers struggling to earn $10 for a 1,000 words article, and at the same time you read about writers earning hundreds of dollars per article. In fact, it isn’t unusual to see a writer commanding up to $20,000 for a piece. In a case like this, it’s easy to assume that the only differentiating factor is skill, but it isn’t. Of course, you have to be able to help your clients get results, or you won’t last. However, to succeed as a freelance writer, you must understand that your success will be influenced by two kinds of value, and both are equally important:

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16 Boating Magazines that Pay Writers up to $1,000 Per Article

boating magazines that pay writers

Are you a boating enthusiast, or do you love to write about boating? We have good news! You can get paid to write about boating.

The Writers in Charge team got to work and compiled this list of boating magazines that pay writers. Enjoy!

Note: If you’d like to see more magazines that pay writers in other niches, be sure to check out our ultimate list of magazines that pay writers.

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Getting Things Done

Mystery Solved: The Number One Killer of Your Productivity Revealed

By Garik Himebaugh

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It’s Monday morning and you’re rushing to get ready and make it to work on time. At the office you are greeted by stacks of paperwork, 200 emails, and you have 5 meetings today.

You sit down and make a list of everything you can think of to do, including what you can do after work. The list is pretty long. As the day progresses you work through most of what’s on your list, starting with what’s easiest. When you get home, you cross off a few more items.

Feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, you call it an early night. While you crossed off a lot of items on your list today, you don’t feel productive at all.

Does this scenario sound familiar? Hint: this is not what it means to be productive; this is simply called being busy.

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How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Freelance Writing Business

By Kirsty Stuart

Pinterest and freelance writing

Using images to promote your writing business? I know, it sounds odd.

Or does it?

If content is king in the blogging world, then images are surely the queen of social media, and if you think that as a writer you can’t market yourself and your freelance writing business with images, you might want to think again…

By dismissing Pinterest, you could be missing out on a number of eyeballs that would otherwise never have landed on your writer’s website or blog. I’ve personally seen a huge increase of traffic to my freelance writing website from Pinterest. On some days, traffic from Pinterest has even been known to surpass visitors coming in from Google and Twitter.

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10 Indisputably Effective Ways to Give Your Freelance Business a Boost in 2016

boost your freelance business in 2016

How did your freelance writing business fare in 2015?

For most people, a new year presents an opportunity for a new start. With much firmer resolve, you can tweak aspects of your business to guarantee maximum results, and you can double your efforts to ensure you’re on track to succeed.

What successful freelancers know, though, is that the key to success goes beyond just taking action. To succeed, you have to take the right actions in the right way. That’s why I’m here for you!