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A Special Way to Get Started in the New Year

Taking a look at the archives of this blog, we’ve published 462 posts and 46 pages so far.

That’s at least 500 pages of valuable content from me, various guest bloggers, and the WritersinCharge team in a little over 2 years.

Furthermore, over 16,800 comments have been made here on WritersinCharge since its inception; that’s a lot of valuable content, tips, and feedback from the WritersinCharge community.

A lot of things have changed and the value in every article published and comment made keeps increasing daily.

In other words, there has been a lot of content published on this blog since it’s inception, content mostly tailored to writers and freelancers.

However, since we’re almost in the New Year, it’s time to face one very hard truth.

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5 Lessons Rob Severson Taught Me about Success as a Freelance Writer

I’ve been reading a lot of books lately:

Books on marketing, business, psychology and anything else that can help me become a better person and a better freelance writer.

I recently had the opportunity to read Connecting Peace, Purpose & Prosperity A Survival Guide & Memoir by Rob Severson

It’s Rob Severson’s memoir, written for and addressed to his children.

What made the book particularly interesting to me was the fact that Rob is 65 and, being 18, I knew I could learn a lot from him.

Also, the concept of writing a book to one’s children and grandchildren is something that interests me, and I couldn’t just resist the fact that everything was based on Rob’s life history.

In other words, it was a story. And I love stories.

I gained a lot from reading the book and here are the 3 most important lessons I learned from Rob about being a more successful freelance writer and, most importantly, a more successful person.

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My Proven Blueprint for Getting Clients through Guest Blogging

This article is part of my challenge to builder a new blog from scratch and turn it into a blog generating 4 figures in 3 – 6 months. Learn more about the challenge here.

Guest blogging is a core part of my marketing strategy. I’ve been using it for years now.

It’s how I attract clients, it’s how I get traffic and it’s a core part of everything I do online.

I only just realized that I haven’t really written an article on how I leverage guest blogging to get clients, so I’m writing that article now.

First, read this story:

A little over a month ago, I started a public challenge on this blog to build a brand new blog from scratch, implement principles I’ve learned in the past 2 years and turn it into a blog that generates a four figure freelance income in 3 – 6 months’ time.

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Challenge Update #3: My First Report

It’s been a little over a month now since I decided to get in the trenches, build a new blog from scratch and prove it’s possible to build a successful, blogging-based freelance writing business based on the tips I give on this blog – in less than 6 months.

A lot of things have happened in the past few weeks; from announcing the challenge to setting up the blog and sharing my strategy.

If you want all updates in regards to the challenge, they can be found on this page.

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Challenge Update #2: My Strategy

About a month ago, I started a challenge on this blog.

The purpose of the challenge is to start a brand new blog from scratch without leveraging anything I already have access to (besides the experience I’ve gained over the years), with the sole aim of turning it into a 4-figure client generation machine in 3 – 6 months.

If you’re not familiar with the challenge yet, here are the first 2 posts in the series to get you started:

In the Trenches; I’m Challenging Myself to Start Over Again

Challenge Update #1: Setting Up My Blog

This post will be the third update in the challenge series and in it I’ll be sharing my strategy and content marketing plans for the blog.

You can follow the challenge by subscribing to my newsletter, or by visiting this page for challenge updates.