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The Best Subject to Blog about to Get Freelance Writing Clients

I published my first Slideshare presentation yesterday, and the feedback so far has been awesome.

The slide has been viewed over 2,300 times at the moment, and I’ve embedded it for you below if you’re yet to check it out.

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How I Made 5-Figures Freelancing in 2011, Revealed

I’m on track to make even more this year.

This is all thanks to a very effective systematic approach I have in place – an approach a lot of other freelance writers ignore.

This is all thanks to BLOGGING!

The reality is that you probably know a dozen other freelance writers who have a blog, and you probably have one yourself, but blogging in itself isn’t going to bring the clients.

There’s a right way to it, and a very wrong way to it, too!

I have never believed in the idea of pitching clients to hire me, which is why I focused my efforts on making blogging work for me.

I have learned a lot over the years, and I’d like to think my business has improved by a long shot since last year.

A Presentation that Solves it All

After 3 days of hard work, I have finally released my first presentation.

It’s a 29-page presentation, titled How to Use Blogging to Fuel Your Freelance Writing Business, sharing how I’ve been using blogging to build my freelance writing business without ever having the need to pitch clients.

This presentation is as real as it gets, and I can say I gave it my all without trying to take up too much space.

The tips in it are also very practical, and can be used with success no matter how old/popular your blog is.

You can view the presentation below.

Let’s Do This!

It’s my goal for this presentation to make it to the homepage of Slideshare, and I know this is possible with your help.

If you enjoy the presentation, I’ll very much appreciate it if you can share it on Facebook and Twitter, especially to other freelance writers.

That’ll not only help get it into more hands and change more lives, but will also help land it on Slideshare’s homepage and help me get more exposure.

I have a lot more stuff (similar to, and better than this) planned for the future, and your encouragement all along the way will be really appreciated!

On Another Note

Thanks to Carol Tice from the MakeaLivingWriting.com blog, I was recently featured on Forbes, and I’ll appreciate if you can visit the feature post (and hopefully share and comment on it) here!

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10 Strategic Ways to Position Your Blog to Attract Clients Easily

Are you hardly getting by as a freelance writer by bidding on job boards? How about stepping up your game and getting a few clients of your own?

This guest post by Michael Chibuzor explains 10 strategic ways to position your blog to attract more clients, and I’m in total support of most of the tips explained – in fact, they’ve worked well for me!

“Attracting paying clients is tough!”

I can imagine the pain freelance writers go through, as they scour job boards looking for that gracious client who will gladly hire them.

You’ve worked your ass off – all in the name of marketing your writing skills. Oh, if only you understood how positioning your blog can cause a meteoric growth in your writing career.

Believe me, every successful freelance writer has paid handsomely to be where he/she is today. I recall how I went through sleepless nights just to complete a $5 – $15 project.

Did I work in ignorance, or is there something I wasn’t doing right?

I didn’t know there were more paying writing offers out there. I was also pursuing clients, rather than attracting them. And this is very important: if your goal is to attract clients, you have to do your marketing differently.

Without much ado, here are 10 strategic ways to position your blog to attract clients easily.

Note: The fact that it’s easy doesn’t make it a simple task. You still have to work extra hard, but once you’re on par, clients will fall in love with you. It’s a guarantee!

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Freelance Writing Jobs: 12 Quality Job Boards Freelance Writers Should Know

Tens of thousands of people throng the internet every month looking for freelance writing jobs, but unfortunately many either fail to find writing jobs or they fall victim to low paying gigs. One of the best, and guaranteed, ways to get freelance writing gigs is by applying to jobs posted on job boards. I’m not talking about job boards like Upwork or Guru.com. Instead, I’m referring to real job boards that enforce a process that ensure freelancers are paid well.

 

Usually, the most popular freelance job portals are Upwork, Guru and the likes — and there’s a good probability that you already know them. Unfortunately, these sites encourage clients to pay freelancers a pittance, and I usually recommend that writers find better alternatives to sites like Upwork.

These 12 job boards will help you secure better freelance writing jobs:

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10 Real Ways to Beat the Beast that is Writer’s Block

writers blockThis is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti of Sparring Mind.

Writers of all types will deal with writer’s block, this we know to be inevitable.

Where things change is exactly how you’ll deal with them.

Will you let writer’s block eat up your productivity, and come back for seconds to devour more free time?

Fear not, if you’ve ever have the displeasure of running into writer’s block (and haven’t we all), I’m serving up some fresh ideas.