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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-17-2017, 10:57 PM
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Posted By bigpicture
A pretty good example of "pie in the sky" is the...

A pretty good example of "pie in the sky" is the Writer's Market list of what to charge for services, which is available all over the internet.

Here's a link to the 2006 list:...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-08-2017, 08:03 AM
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Posted By bigpicture
“Passive income” = do the work once & get paid...

“Passive income” = do the work once & get paid perpetually ... It’s “passive” because it doesn’t demand much additional “active” work.

Writing a book, for example, can bring you “passive” income...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-07-2017, 03:05 PM
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Views: 1,682
Posted By bigpicture
Writers seem to have the lowest self-esteem of all educated groups

Just wanted to get this off my chest and sound a warning to all new writers.

It seems that for such a relatively intelligent and capable class of people, writers are so easily exploited.

It's...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-07-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By bigpicture
Well technically it's not a scam -- just a little...

Well technically it's not a scam -- just a little misleading & time-wasting. ...So I'm not inclined to make too much of a fuss over it. This "Rachel" person is likely a genuine recruiter for the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-06-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By bigpicture
Just a "heads up" on a shady lead...

"Rachel Blake" <-- This person posts ads on sites where freelancers look for work, such as this one -- Problogger: https://problogger.com/jobs/job/freelance-writing-job-3/ and this one --...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By bigpicture
Actually, they aren't ultimately placed in the...

Actually, they aren't ultimately placed in the article, they're placed in the meta data for the web page.

Meta descrips are written with the intent that they show up as the text in search engine...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-26-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,380
Posted By bigpicture
Yes, thanks everyone for all the in-depth...

Yes, thanks everyone for all the in-depth replies. I particularly appreciate the insights from your personal experiences as writers.

A few points stood out for me:



Yep -- and the plethora...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-05-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,380
Posted By bigpicture
Don't believe the hype...?

I'm a bit of newbie to the freelance writing game.

Just for background -- I've written all my life, and people have often told me I'm a good writer. I've always enjoyed the reactions my writing...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-05-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By bigpicture
I can also vouch for Bluehost. Great support...

I can also vouch for Bluehost. Great support (Youtube videos; live, US-based phone support; clear webmaster dashboard, etc.).

I also have experience with 1&1 and GoDaddy. I remember GoDaddy's...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-05-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,824
Posted By bigpicture
Thanks for the replies everyone. And @...

Thanks for the replies everyone. And @ WAHMBrenda -- posting the samples to your website instead of submitting them directly is an excellent idea. If the request happens to be a scam, at least the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-05-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,824
Posted By bigpicture
Do you write Free sample articles when requested?

I notice that a lot of the Craigslist ads seeking writers ask for an unpaid sample article on a specific topic.

They're not satisfied to judge your skill by your online portfolio -- they want you...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-03-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By bigpicture
eCopywriters?

I know there's an old thread on here about eCopywriters, but since it's from 2012, I thought I'd start a new one.

Anyone writing for them?

As I understand it, they rate writers according to...
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