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There is a world of search engines at your disposal to access simply by the click of a mouse. Let's take a look at some different options. The most popular search engine is undoubtedly Google, which has a reported market share of 91% globally. This means that it's undeniably the most popular search engine at this point in time. But what else is out there? Well, what about Bing? It's the second largest search engine in North America. About 6% of people in the US and Canada use Bing as their prim
So, what is cornerstone content and why do you need it? Well, cornerstone content refers to the most important posts on your site, the ones you really want to rank the highest in Google. They should be the most authoratitive, detailed and in-depth posts that really explain what the primary subject of your site is all about. The posts that you want everybody to read. If you write lots of posts that are on similar topics, you need to indicate to Google which one is the best, so it can be ranked t
Now, of course, you may be wondering why even talk about Amazon, given that they have recently slashed their commission rates? However, providing you don't rely entirely on Amazon, it is still worthwhile using their affiliate program. They are one of the most trusted brands, they accept new sites and adding their links is relatively easy. Obviously, some of you prefer not to work with Amazon on moral or ethical grounds, which is entirely your choice.For those who are new to the Amazon program,
November 23, 2019
So, after all the excitement of discussing my career as a writer, and hopefully, helping you to get a foot in the door, if you wish to take up a new writing sideline, we now move on to the world of rock and roll! As promised, and by popular demand, I thought I would share the other side to my life. There are some parallels to WA, so I hope you don't think this is totally irrelevant!Alice Cooper!Just as background, I have always loved rock and heavy metal, ever since I discovered Alice Cooper, a
So, we now come to my favourite writing agency and the one I recommend above all others. Welcome to! This agency is based in Sweden, but accepts writers from all over the world, even those who speak languages other than English. The application steps are the same as usual, spelling and grammar tests, followed by a 300 word article on a subject of their choosing. You will be pleased to know that the subject usually revolves around marketing, SEO strategies, blog writing etc. All
I do hope the image above represents a glass of wine and not a soft drink!So, in my previous blog, I left you with the idea, that you too may wish to become a freelance writer. Lets take a look at the agencies I recommend, where there will be no drama, lots of available work and on-time payments.GreatContent If you remember back to one of my previous posts, you may recall that I was given the high score of level 5 on my first attempt at joining an agency. Well - this is the one,
Yesterday I discussed some of the darker aspects of freelance writing, and the traps which await the unwary. Thankfully, I have put all those experiences behind me, and now move on to happier times. Private ClientsSuprisingly, after I mentioned the pitfalls of, that is where I gained my first private clients. Some clients actually specifically require writers from certain countries, in which case, you stand a better chance of being selected. (That doesn't deter dozens of others f
So, having got my foot in the door of the writing industry, was I satisfied? Unfortunately not - I fell victim to shiny object syndrome. Thinking that as it had been so easy to join my first agency, why put all my eggs in one basket? So, I applied for lots of agencies and other methods of acquiring writing gigs, and learnt a few interesting lessons, and made some mistakes along the way.The Bad GuysYou may have heard of the phrase "content mills". These are platforms which churn out lots of cont
November 17, 2019
So, where was I? Oh yes, I left you with the exciting news, that on my first application to a writing agency, I was graded level 5, with the highest score possible being level 6. What did I do next? Well, I went into panic mode! Despite being a confident person, I was shocked that somebody considered my writing to be good enough, that they would actually pay me for it. However, I completed my registration and took a look at the jobs board.Jobs BoardsI will digress slightly here, and talk about
So, yesterday, one of our lovely members said she was interested in doing some freelance writing, and was wondering what to charge. After giving some advice, I thought it might be fun to discuss what being a full-time writer entails, how I got to this position, and what you can do if you wish to join me in this never dull career! Obviously, there are lots of writers on this platform and of course, their experiences may be different. I am also a proofreader.My BackgroundJust as background, I wor