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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.

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freelance writing

10 Resources for Finding Well-Paying Freelance Writing Gigs

Having an abundance of well-paying freelance writing gigs you can apply to at will is a sort of unique advantage, and it’s something that instantly makes your work much easier as a professional writer.

Of course, there are several lists of sites that pay writers that make it extremely easy to find freelance writing jobs (Writers in Charge has dozens of these!) but what if you could have access to a resource that allows you to find new freelance writing gigs on your own — on a regular basis, and as soon as these new freelance writing opportunities are available?

What if I told you that you can have access to not just one but several of these resources for finding freelance writing work?

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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.

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blogging

13 Ways to Make Your Blog Audience Love – and Buy – From You

By Carol Tice

13 Ways to Make Your Blog Audience Love – and Buy – From You

It’s one thing to attract readers to your blog, and to get them to subscribe.

The next part is trickier: Getting those subscribers to fall in love with you.

How do you do that? You need some blogger-reader bonding time!

You want to bond with your readers so that they don’t just get your emails—they love getting your emails, and think you’re the top authority in your topic.

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blogging freelance writing

The Mistake that Made Me Six Figures in Freelance Income

Do you know how fireworks were invented?

Apparently, 2,000 years ago, a (bored?) Chinese cook decided to mix together a few items that were commonly found in the kitchen in those days. When these items (charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter) were mixed and compressed in a bamboo, it created an explosion.

Now, we don’t know whether this cook eventually got to keep his job, but his invention 2,000 years ago is a great source of happiness (and money!) for many people today.

A bored cook’s mistake is the reason we have fireworks today.

So what does accidentally inventing fireworks have to do with making a living as a freelance writer?

Three years ago, I made a “mistake.” Somebody contacted me to express interest in advertising on my blog. Considering that I don’t do adverts on my blog, I had gotten hundreds of similar requests in the past that I turned down or plain ignored.

On this particular day, though, I didn’t know what hit me. I made a “mistake” and did contrary to what I had been doing all the while.

This mistake resulted in $1,200 in income in a single day.

Three years later, I have earned six figures in freelance writing income as a result of the mistake I made on that day.