Categories
writing

How to Write The Perfect Introductions for Your Articles

writing introductions for your articlesThe introduction of an article can determine whether it gets read or not. That is why smart writers are very particular about how they write their introductions — and writing effective introductions isn’t as complicated as many people think.

According to Copyblogger, on average eight out 0f 10 people will read the headline of a piece of content but only 2 out of 10 will go on to read the rest.

While a lot of factors will determine how many more people will go on to read your article, more often than not it is your introduction that will make the most difference.

Whether you want to write an introduction for an essay, an introduction for a research paper, an introduction for a report, or an introduction for a short article, you can often do so by following a set of principles.

Firstly, however, why is an introduction important?

Instead of simply telling you why an introduction is important, I’ll show you several example introductions and the impression the left on me.

Categories
freelance writing

How to Get Lucrative Freelance Writing Gigs — No Matter Where You Live

This is a guest post by Carol Tice. Carol is a six figure freelance writer and the founder and “den mother” of the Freelance Writers Den, the number one community for freelance writers in the world. The Freelance Writers Den opens to freelance writers only twice a year — for a few days. As I write this in early December 2018, it’s currently open for a few days and you have very limited time to take advantage of this community that has turned thousands of freelance writers into success stories.

Do you feel like you live in a writer-pay desert? I hear this complaint from freelance writers a lot. Some typical comments: “I live in a small town where there are few opportunities. “My area is economically depressed, so rates are very low. “There are no big businesses nearby, so there aren’t any good gigs. “I’m not in the United States, and there’s no good pay here. “My English isn’t that good, so I can’t earn well. “All the writing jobs on the Internet pay $5 an article now. I can’t find anything better.” Think you can’t find good-paying work as a writer where you live? I think you’re wrong.

Categories
copywriting

The Secret to Making Your Writing Stand Out Online

This guest post is awesomely written by Logan Marshall, who you should check out by the way!

In an attempt to hide the fact that we were all 98 pound weaklings, my friends and I used to challenge each other to see who was the bigger man.

We took it to the extreme.

We scaled our high school in the middle of the night, ran five miles completely barefoot through the woods and routinely attempted (extremely painful) acrobatics off a local bridge.

But that’s just the beginning. Compared to what you’re about to hear, that shit is tame. And far less dangerous.

Here’s how it went down.

Categories
writing

Writing Challenges: 18 Challenges Writers Face and How to Overcome Them

challenges writers faceWhile being a writer has major advantages, it also has its own challenges. Anything without challenges is boring because challenges mould and train us. Some challenges can drain the life out of us, though, which is why it is good to enlist help from others when we experience them. Below are some of the major challenges writers experience and my solutions to them.

Categories
freelance writing

How to Start Freelance Writing

get started freelance writing

I was answering a pile of emails today when I noticed a really touching question. This question made me think and really ponder on the tips I give here. While most of them are practical, hardly any of them is really useful for the beginner and confused freelance writer.

How do You Really Get Started as a Freelance Writer?

You’ve probably read a lot of quality freelance writing tips on other blogs. You’ve also read success stories from other freelance writers and you’ve probably given some of the tips a try, but you just can’t seem to move beyond where you are. Worse still, you’re confused but don’t know who to ask for support.

I have good news for you! With as many practical tips and information as possible, this article will show you how to really get started as a freelance writer.