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10 Grammar Mistakes That Will Stop Your Content from Going Viral

Guest post by Stuart McHenry

The potential of your content going viral is directly reliant on your copywriting. Without high-quality copy that’s engaging and compelling to your audience, your content will be stopped dead in its tracks.

One of the biggest mistakes that marketers make today is writing content full of grammatical mistakes. Viral content has to be in pristine condition. It must be polished, reworked and revised until it is absolutely perfect. Grammar mistakes will significantly impact the visibility of your content and they make you look unprofessional.

The branding of your business is at stake considering that if your content does make it viral, these grammatical mistakes could be seen by millions of eyes. Below, you will find some common grammar mistakes that are easy to avoid. While writing content, be very aware of these potential grammar goofs and make sure to proofread your copy.

Most grammar mistakes can be avoided by talking out the sentence. If you’re struggling with any of these grammar points, read the sentence out load and see what fits.

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freelance writing resources

20 Must Have Tools for Freelance Writers

Guest post by Gregory Ciotti of Bidsketch.

“Oh brother, another big resource + list post!”

Hold on just a second there: I actually agree with you! The mega-list post is a archetype that has been done to death, but utility still remains in this classic content style.

This comes in the form of highly specific lists for beginners – or people looking for some fresh inspiration (I recently created one on interesting psychology books).

A post on “50 cool web apps” doesn’t do anybody a whole lot of good. No one gets a lot of value from a giant list that only focuses on generating page views – not value.

These monster resource round-ups also won’t provide any value if they list totally obvious things that take up space rather than expose readers to something new (“Oh, Photoshop is a must-have tool for graphic designers? Stop the press!”)

That’s why today, I’m bringing the goods for freelance writers ONLY. This is a list filled with unique, useful and often overlooked tools that have helped me greatly in my freelance writing career. From working with startups to established small businesses, all of these tools have made the process smoother and helped in increasing my returns multiple times over.

Enough gabbing, let’s get started!

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12 Highly Successful Non-Native English Freelance Writers

I received the following question from Ioana-Monica, a WritersinCharge reader, some time ago:

Well, the fact that I’m not a native English speaker makes me doubt the possible success I could have in the freelancing world. Most of the blogs for writers that I follow are owned by native English speakers, so I guess I would love to read about freelancers who made it and have English as a second language.

After reading Ioana’s question, I realized something important; she isn’t the only one who has this question.

With the online writing space becoming increasingly competitive each day, coupled with the difficulty of finding work – even for native English speakers, is it really possible to make money writing online as a non-native English speaker?

Of course, the purpose of this blog is to help freelance writers from all over the world make a living online and I’m a non-native English speaker myself. If my example isn’t convincing enough, here are a few more non-native English freelance writers making a living writing online.

Most of these writers make 4 figures a month and some make more. They are real examples of successful non-native English writers who can inspire you to take your game to the next level.

This list was compiled by the WritersinCharge team and you can expect to see more quality stuff like this in the future. Enjoy!

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freelance writing

How To Maximize Your Earning Potential As A Freelance Writer

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The world of freelance writing can be very stressful at time, especially when you feel like you are underpaid.

You do not have to be underpaid; you can actually make a ton of money as a freelance writer just like Onibalusi is making every month. I am sure many of you are inspired by him making so much money through freelance writing.

You just have to make sure you are not making any profit draining mistakes that a lot of freelance writers make.

Even if your writing skills are not that good, with the right blueprint you can be making more than those with regular jobs.