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How To Write a Kick-Ass Online Interview

This guest post is written by Shane Lee. 

Conducting online interviews in your niche provides many benefits to the average blog owner. You get a direct boost in traffic, build up a network in your industry, and add variety to your blog.

In fact, some bloggers have even developed entire blogs devoted to online interviews. (Andrew Warner of Mixergy is an excellent example.)

Unfortunately, conducting an online interview is no mean feat. It’s easy to get distracted from the topic at hand, and to end up with a scatter-brained article that’s stuffed with fluff.

You really don’t want to end up with an unruly article that’s all over the place. Your readers will recognize when an interview is rambling and they’ll call you out on it. Even worse, they might actually stop reading your blog!

I’ve conducted more than 30 interviews online and I’ve learned the hard way how to do it right. Here are some tips I’ve gleaned along the way.

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The Smart Freelance Writer’s Guide to Raising Rates

Finally, after months and months of trying, when you’re about to give up – you get your first client.

At first, you were determined to charge what you’re worth but then you decided to cut your client some slack since she would be your first.

Or better yet, you got that great client you’ve enjoyed working with for the past months/years but you aren’t sure how you’re going to go about raising your rates.

If you’re in a situation like this, you don’t have to worry.

You are not alone.

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Why Being Intimidated By Others Can Hinder Your Success As A Writer

This is a guest post by Thuy Yau. It addresses something I think is the most important factor hindering a lot of writers. If you find it difficult to get started as a writer but don’t know what’s hindering you, read this article!

Words cannot describe the sense of accomplishment I feel at being a guest poster here.

For the past fortnight, I have been in awe of Bamidele Onibalusi. To me, he is the epitome of success. The sort of freelance writer that you admire from afar, but feel too intimidated to talk to.

That’s how I had felt. Until now.

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Book Review: WRECKED, by Jeff Goins

We’re all living a lie.

An illusion.

We live in a time when our world and the majority of our decisions have been shaped by our community, and we often need to be WRECKED to see things the way they really are.

Imagine that feeling of confusion, of unsatisfaction and of not knowing where you really should be?

We all experience those feelings every day, and it’s partly thanks to the community we live in.

Thanks to the status quo, we all have an “idea” of what success is, what steps we should take and what kind of life is “normal”.

Our lives mostly have been designed for us from the beginning, and we find it difficult to break out of the status quo.

Sometimes, we need to be WRECKED to know what we should really do with our lives; we have to unlearn what we’ve learned over the years, we have to make ourselves uncomfortable and go outside of our comfort zones, and we have to see things through the eyes of others.

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How To Tell Stories To Grow A Seriously Thriving Audience

This is a guest post by Alex Fakhri.

When you run a blog your aim is drive visitors to your site, attract them to an article with a cleverly worded headline and somehow entice them to read the article from start to finish, right?

Now if there is one thing that grabs almost everyone’s attention,  it is a good story. We all love listening to good success stories about how someone went from zero to hero in no time at all. Just take a look at these headlines; each one telling a compelling story. You can tell it’s going to be a good story just by looking at the headline. (Note: Strong headlines are so important) 

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Welcome! I'm Bamidele Onibalusi, a young writer and blogger. I believe writers are unique and highly talented individuals that should be given the respect they deserve. This blog offers practical advice to help you become truly in charge of your writing career.

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