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4 Marketing Tips for Authors

You’ve signed with a publisher or you’ve chosen to self-publish. You’ve been through the edits, the formatting; you’ve made the changes, acquired the artwork and published. Now what? One of the most difficult and most overlooked aspects of making it as an author is marketing. Unless you can promote your book yourself, then you’re not […]

The Richest Fiction Authors in the World

  The average author will barely earn enough money to live on, and this is as true in the age of the self-published giants as it has always been. There are simply too many authors competing for the same limited shelf space. However, for every hundred or so authors that struggle to make ends meet, […]

The Negative Impact of Bankruptcy

The newspapers are littered with stories of celebrities going bankrupt while still living in big houses and collecting big checks. It’s easy to read these stories and assume that bankruptcy is an easy way out, and that no matter how bad things get, you can always just declare bankruptcy. But as you might have suspected, […]

The Most in-Demand Content Writing Jobs

Trends come and go, and freelance portals like Upwork bear witness to all of them. Shortly after the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, there was a huge increase in the demand for erotic novels, with a few jobs on what was then oDesk and Elance even asking for writers to “rewrite” the popular novel. […]

When to Take Hourly Contracts vs Fixed Price

The vast majority of clients on freelancing sites don’t care whether a client opts for a fixed price or hourly contract. This is especially true of clients that are new to the site, but it’s also true for many others. They have a set budget in mind so they typically opt for fixed price, but […]

3 SEO Tips for First-Timers

SEO is an essential tool in any writer’s arsenal, but if you’re new to SEO it can seem daunting. The good news is that as complex as it all sounds, the job of the writer can be whittled down to a few very simple concepts, and once you learn these then you can tackle any […]

4 Top Tips on How to Start a Business on a Budget

As a freelance writer you are introduced to all kinds of new subjects, new businesses and new techniques. If you’re prepared to tackle any job that comes your way, as the best freelancers are, then you’ll pickup all kinds of new skills, from SEO and offline marketing to retail, lead generation and more. If you […]

3 Money-Saving Tips all New Businesses Need

  It can be incredibly expensive to setup your own business, which is why over 75% of startups fail within the first year. There are many obstacles to overcome and many challenges to face, but it ultimately comes down to one thing: money. The less you have, the less you can do and the sooner […]

4 SEO Tips for Complete Beginners

There are over half a billion websites active online, a simply staggering statistic that means single company, regardless of their niche or their expertise, is in a constant fight for survival. The only way to get noticed in this saturated marketplace is make sure your SEO is better than your competitor’s SEO, and contrary to […]