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The Content Marketplace is the Worst Place to Find a Writer

June 12, 2017

My brother sent me a text last week asking if I’d heard of Elance and whether I’d ever sign up as a writer there. I have absolutely heard of Elance, and Guru, and Scripted, and Freelanced, and Upwork, and many of the other content marketplace websites out there. But here’s why I avoid them like…

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5 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Blog Writer

June 5, 2017

Do you have a blog for your business? High five if you do, but here’s another question – are you making a point of blogging relevant content on a schedule? That’s the thing about blogging. It’s one of those long-game things that can take time to pay off. But pay off it will, in the…

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What Happens When You Hire a Freelance Writer for Your Small Biz

May 30, 2017

You’re drowning in marketing to-dos and articles you’ve tagged about the value of business blogging, and you’re ready to rope in someone to deal with all of that. Awesome! Bringing a writer on board is a smart move – it’s something every small business could really use – but what happens when you finally pull…

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The Thing About Blogging and SEO

May 23, 2017

SEO, or search engine optimization, is a tricky little devil because the target is always moving. Google doesn’t help with its algorithm shake-ups, but good news. If you’ve been blogging for your business – and I hope you have been – then you’re doing so much more than just connecting with your target market. Here’s…

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How Important is a Blog to a Small Business?

May 22, 2017

Apparently, there’s some debate out there as to the true value and relevance of a business blog in this crazy social media marketing world. That’s a waste of breath. No amount of social media marketing can do what a really great blog does. If you’re really wondering how important a blog is to a small business, let’s…

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Why Hire a Writer for your Small Biz? This is Why.

May 10, 2017

When you’re a small business owner, and especially in the early days, you wear many hats. You’re kind of a one-man show, handling this and that and everything, really. But be honest with yourself – you may know your business, but are you an expert at expressing your knowledge in a way that maximizes your…

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When Blogging Plans go Awry

June 17, 2016

The thing about writing for a living is that the very last thing I want to do for myself is write. It’s a bummer, because I’m writing mentally all the time anyway. As I go about my day, I’m composing intro sentences and blog post topics and story ideas, all in my head. I find…

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A Blog that Does its Job

May 11, 2016

I spend an awful lot of time writing for other people, and it recently occurred to me that I have the perfect spot to do a bit of writing just for me. Blogs began as online journals, and they’ve evolved into the sponsored link/inbound marketing/SEO goldmines they are today. But not this blog! Nope, I’m…

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Hello, Healthline (And Other New Work)

December 31, 2015

Over at Healthine.com, I’m writing a mixed bag of medical/lifestyle parenting and pregnancy articles – medically reviewed as necessary and all! There are citations and references to note and a stringent style guide to follow. It’s something new for me, and I’m really enjoying learning all this interesting new stuff (like the pros and cons…

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