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5 Ways to Turn Your Writing Into Cash

Want to earn cash just writing? Yes, you can earn cash from a poem in your notebook. You can be paid by posting a comment on social media. Instead of writing a fan fiction on some fan fic site, why not turn them into cash? Many of us love writing but can’t imagine turning this talent Read more about 5 Ways to Turn Your Writing Into Cash[…]

How Much Will You Charge?

You might have read the quote above by American comedian and writer Robert Benchley. How much should a freelance writer charge is one of the frequent questions asked among writers. A freelance writer can charge whatever he or she wants as long as it makes sense for him or her, for the client, and for the Read more about How Much Will You Charge?[…]

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Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.

You might have noticed some changes on my website — from the big title section down to the footer. I knew and I felt the need for change. Everything in me is a work in progress. You might think I’m fickle minded because I keep on changing. I used to be a perfectionist and every Read more about Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.[…]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Have a Website

One of the characteristics of being a freelance writer is the freedom to write for anyone. Having one’s byline on different websites fills your heart with a sense of accomplishment. However, when it comes to getting new clients, this method spreads your brand thin. They see you all over the place without a permanent identity. Read more about 6 Reasons Why You Should Have a Website[…]

Writing Is Only Half the Battle

  You just published a book and ask what’s next? For independent authors, the true test of perseverance starts on this stage: marketing. Even well-known authors must promote their books. Big publishers spend 80% of their marketing budget on 20% of their top sellers because they are sure that they will get a return on Read more about Writing Is Only Half the Battle[…]

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My Love-Hate Affair With WordPress

  Yes, I’m back to WordPress, the blog site I stumbled upon way back in 2012 and fell in love with, only to leave a year and a month later in favor of another website. Three years ago, when I started out with a blog I named Bottom Line Chronicles, I couldn’t figure out how I could Read more about My Love-Hate Affair With WordPress[…]

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A Reality Check on Freelancing

People say that working at home is the perfect set-up because you earn an income without experiencing traffic and restrictive dress code. Yeah, right. That’s what I’ve thought of before I went freelance. So I set up my home office and got to be with my daughter, one of the reasons why I left a Read more about A Reality Check on Freelancing[…]

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