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Blog Posts I Love – Resource Roundup Tuesday

[tuesday]Here is a short collection of blog posts about freelance writing that both tickle me and inform me. Bet you like ’em too.

Do you have a favorite post you’d be willing to share with us? Put the link to it in the comments and I’ll gather them up in a post of their own.

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  • Thanks for the mention Anne!

    Lori – You’re one of very few who say my rates are low (given that many writing SEO content consider anything over $25 or so great pay). 😉 For feature writing I charge significantly more (close to $1.00 per word in most cases – for things like ghostwritten content clients pitch to trade pubs). And copywriting, press releases, white papers, etc. are also priced differently. That rate is strictly for Web content writing in my specialty area of the business / marketing niches – nothing generally too research-intensive.

    Jenn Mattern’s last blog post..Do Established Businesses Really Need Web Content?

  • $200 for a 500-word article sounds a little low, but if it’s easy work, why not? Jennifer makes a very good point on how companies need to maintain fresh content. Great selling point for us, in fact.

    I have to agree with Devon’s post on the word “lazy” so close to the word “writer.” There’s no easy fix. Writing is hard work and requires staying power. I would venture to say that those looking for an easy way to freelance success will be disappointed. You have to figure out what works for you, but you have to understand that it’s going to be tough going until you find your way, and it’s going to require constant marketing and revisiting of your work process.

    Lori’s last blog post..Self-inflicted Depression

  • The title of the first link disturbs me. Putting “lazy” “easy money” and “writer” together perpetuates the negative stereotypes so many of us who make our livings via freelancing have to fight all the time.

    Freelancing is not “easy money.”

    A full-time freelancer can’t be “lazy.” Not on ANY sense of the word, and either be taken seriously or survive.

    There’s a way to work smarter, not harder, but that’s different than being “lazy.”

    Yes, I read the article, and it doesn’t change my views on it.

    Devon Ellington’s last blog post..Tuesday, March 3, 2009

  • Mark Dykeman

    Thanks for the link love re: my Copyblogger post.

    Mark Dykeman’s last blog post..The secret origin of blogging that no one discusses

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