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  • I write online full-time. There are three sites I write for. Each one is different with some advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps this information will help you determine where you want to write.

    Three Sites I Write for and What I Think About Them

    Three Sites I Write for and What I Think About Them

    by Margaret Minnicks16

  • How to Write Reviews on a Blog: A guide to writing reviews on a blog, along with information about using photos, including disclosure notices and sharing review posts on social media.

    How to Write Blog Reviews

    How to Write Blog Reviews

    by Marissa31

  • Why do some articles get very little attention? Topical subjects with a personal slant seem to get the best audience. Here are some ideas to help you decide what to write about.

    How to Generate Topical Writing Ideas

    How to Generate Topical Writing Ideas

    by Beth Eaglescliffe2

  • In order to grow, you must be willing to always learn and invest in yourself. This article gives you helpful tips that will aid in your freelance writing business.

    Growing as a Freelance Writer

    Growing as a Freelance Writer

    by Billie Raucci8

  • A book launch is the next logical step after a book is published. Find out what is a book launch, along with tips for self published authors, getting buzz, and virtual book launches.

    What is a Book Launch?

    What is a Book Launch?

    by Heidi Thorne6

  • A small passive income would be welcomed by many. If you can write grammatially and can still learn a thing or two, here's how to do it!

    How to Earn Money Writing on HubPages

    How to Earn Money Writing on HubPages

    by Tessa Schlesinger20

  • Many of our favorite authors use pen names. What is the point of using a pen name and how do you choose one?

    Why Do Authors Use Pen Names?

    Why Do Authors Use Pen Names?

    by Lisa1

  • If you're frustrated trying to get published, why not try writing Romance? Romance publishers are crying out for new material, even from unpublished authors...

    Get Published: How to Write Romance

    Get Published: How to Write Romance

    by Kate Swanson36

  • You've decided to self publish a book. How do you know how to pick a profitable genre? Is it simply choosing something that's hot like romance, or do you go with what you know?

    Picking a Genre for Self Publishing

    Picking a Genre for Self Publishing

    by TraceyE LM2

  • You probably know of someone who makes a living as a blogger-what really goes into blogging on a website? How do you get “found”, get traffic, and ultimately make money? Let's take a good look now!

    The Art of Making Money Blogging Demystified

    The Art of Making Money Blogging Demystified

    by Jennifer Morris Fouts1

  • Even with platforms such as Amazon's Createspace and KDP which can publish virtually overnight, self publishing takes time! Discover how long it might take to self publish a print book or eBook.

    How Long Does It Take to Self Publish a Book?

    How Long Does It Take to Self Publish a Book?

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • Learn how to become a full-time freelance writer. Explore the truth behind this career choice, income potential and pitfalls to avoid.

    How to Be a Full-Time Freelance Writer

    How to Be a Full-Time Freelance Writer

    by Christin Sander91

  • The best way to get published is to get noticed. Many places will not accept a draft without a query letter, and knowing how to write a good letter will get you noticed.

    Writing a Query Letter with a Sample

    Writing a Query Letter with a Sample

    by Angela Michelle Schultz13

  • Did you enter a writing competition and have your work published in an anthology? There is a big profit to be made by the publisher. Some of these contests are scams.

    Are Poetry Writing Competitions a Scam?

    Are Poetry Writing Competitions a Scam?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe4

  • "How many words (or pages) should my book be?" Common question from new, even experienced writers. Short answer is use as many words as it takes. Long answer is a bit more complex as discussed here.

    How Many Words Should a Book Be?

    How Many Words Should a Book Be?

    by Heidi Thorne22

  • So you want to put together a booklet. This may be for your own use or for a social club of which you're a member, or you may wish to present information at a specific audience, or to promote a particular issue for professional purposes.

    How To Publish a Small Book or Booklet

    How To Publish a Small Book or Booklet

    by Adele Cosgrove-Bray1

  • Self publishing a workbook or guided journal can provide benefits for both authors and readers. Challenges for printing these specialty publications are discussed.

    Self Publishing a Workbook or Guided Journal

    Self Publishing a Workbook or Guided Journal

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • What is a promotional byline and why does everyone who freelances as a speaker, writer, or designer need one? Here's how to write a mini-biographical note that sounds professional, yet approachable.

    What to Put in a Mini-Bio or Author Byline

    What to Put in a Mini-Bio or Author Byline

    by Sally Hayes0

  • If you self publish, you might be wondering how to create an audio book edition. It's much more complex than self publishing a print book or eBook! This Q&A answers your questions.

    How to Create an Audio Book

    How to Create an Audio Book

    by Heidi Thorne7

  • There are multiple types of editing for books, each one addressing a different aspect of a manuscript. Developmental editing, line editing and copy editing are discussed.

    Types of Editing for Books

    Types of Editing for Books

    by Heidi Thorne10

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  • One of the decisions you need to make when self-publishing is about your ISBN number. What you decide can have implications for the future of your book or eBooks.

    What Is an ISBN Number?

    What Is an ISBN Number?

    by Heidi Thorne15

  • Constant Content is one of the best-paid online markets for short web content and articles. This review of Constant Content is based on my personal experience making money writing from home.

    Make Money Writing Articles for Constant Content

    Make Money Writing Articles for Constant Content

    by Stephanie59

  • When interviewing an author, you want to be creative. Do you really want to ask the same questions that other interviewers are asking? That gets boring after a while and will not prompt readers to check in on any interview you conduct.

    Be Creative When Interviewing Authors

    Be Creative When Interviewing Authors

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Ghostwriters - there are more of them out there producing good works with zero kudos or royalties for their efforts than you could ever imagine. So why do they bother?

    Ghostwriters in the Sky

    Ghostwriters in the Sky

    by Cherie Mitchell3

  • If you are learning shorthand, you'll need good shorthand pencils. On the face of it, it's just a notepad and a pen/pencil, but these are the tools of the experts and the right pencil gives you speed

    What Are the Best Shorthand Pencils and Notepads?

    What Are the Best Shorthand Pencils and Notepads?

    by Dedicated Content Curator2

  • How do you make a copywriting portfolio? Do you really need one, and what benefits can it bring you? Find out everything you need to know.

    How to Make a Copywriting Portfolio

    How to Make a Copywriting Portfolio

    by JohnMello11

  • If you are using a self publishing platform OR you are traditionally published, your primary income from your book will be in the form of royalties. Discover what book royalties are and how they work.

    What Are Book Royalties?

    What Are Book Royalties?

    by Heidi Thorne15

  • Even if the written content is stellar, poor presentation and packaging can turn any self published book or eBook into trash. Find out what makes a book or eBook look unprofessionally self published.

    How NOT to Make Your Book Look Self Published

    How NOT to Make Your Book Look Self Published

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • Self publishing a book is easier and cheaper than it's ever been! Learn tips for publishing a book using the Amazon Createspace platform.

    Self Publishing a Book for Almost Free

    Self Publishing a Book for Almost Free

    by Heidi Thorne153

  • Attention poets, writers, artists, journalists, photographers, and other creative people: Online and print literary magazines are alive and well. Author, poet, and one-time e-zine editor J. J. Murray examines respected “old school” and “new school” literary magazines and gives a detailed list of 19 literary magazines that make it easy to submit work--and they pay in cash.

    Literary Magazines: Old School, New School, and Ones that Pay in Cash

    Literary Magazines: Old School, New School, and Ones that Pay in Cash

    by JJ Murray8

  • Authors can be so concerned about getting book reviews for their books that they fail to do book reviews for other authors. Discover the benefits of supporting other writers with book reviews.

    Book Reviews: Why Authors Need to Do Them

    Book Reviews: Why Authors Need to Do Them

    by Heidi Thorne13

  • Have you ever wished you could make money writing from home? I do! Let me show you how I make hundreds of dollars each month on HubPages.

    Writing Online for Money with HubPages

    Writing Online for Money with HubPages

    by Kierstin Gunsberg34

  • Venturing out on your own as a freelance copywriter takes a brave soul and lots of patience. Nevertheless, you should try to avoid these 5 common blunders if you want to succeed.

    3 Common Mistakes Made by Rookie Freelancers

    3 Common Mistakes Made by Rookie Freelancers

    by Russell William Fry0

  • If you're looking to self publish a book, then here are a few tips and roadblocks that you might want to be aware of. Get the know-how to avoid costly mistakes.

    7 Things to Know When Self Publishing a Book

    7 Things to Know When Self Publishing a Book

    by Robert P Sullivan4

  • Most people are familiar with the concept of an ebook. But when authors choose to self publish their work as ebooks, the "What is an ebook?" question gets more complicated as discussed here.

    What Is an Ebook... Really?

    What Is an Ebook... Really?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • Self-published authors can now publish a print book through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). But it's not easy. I share my experience and tips for converting an eBook into a print book on KDP.

    How to Turn Your Kindle Ebook Into a Print Book

    How to Turn Your Kindle Ebook Into a Print Book

    by Heidi Thorne17

  • These days, many authors and independent publishers are turning to self publishing platforms to get their books to market. Learn what these platforms provide, as well as pros and cons.

    Self Publishing Platforms Pros and Cons

    Self Publishing Platforms Pros and Cons

    by Heidi Thorne40

  • Do you enjoy writing but you're not sure what to do to publish your hard work? It's all laid out here. How to write, edit and publish your work with ease. You could make money on it!

    Write and Publish Your Book With Ease

    Write and Publish Your Book With Ease

    by Joanna0

  • Looking forward to writing on iWriter? Well, find all you need to know to work on this freelance site. Learn how to sign up, pick work and get paid. Learn also how to grow your account and earn more!

    A Quick Guide to Writing on iWriter

    A Quick Guide to Writing on iWriter

    by Januaris Saint Fores8

  • To celebrate and announce your self published book, you've taken a page from the traditional publishing playbook and want to host a book signing event. But that's quite a project! See what's involved.

    Book Signing Event Tips for Self Published Authors

    Book Signing Event Tips for Self Published Authors

    by Heidi Thorne6

  • This article analyses Kindle Scout as a publicity tool. The program does offer contracts to some authors, but has many advantages for Amazon / Kindle and less direct benefits for the authors.

    The Kindle Scout Experience for Writers

    The Kindle Scout Experience for Writers

    by Cecelia1

  • Can you make money blogging? Back in the early days, yes. Today? Well, it's more challenging. While the blogging model of the mid-2000s may be going extinct, it is evolving into something else.

    Is Blogging Going Extinct—or Evolving?

    Is Blogging Going Extinct—or Evolving?

    by Heidi Thorne16

  • How to do online research writing better and faster. Learn the tips and tricks of preparing and documenting online research, pre-writing skills, reflective editing and the publishing of your respective text. Includes graphic organizer ideas.

    Writing Tutorials: The Process of Online Research Writing

    Writing Tutorials: The Process of Online Research Writing

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares186

  • Before you check out the iWriter site, check out this iWriter review. The review and comments will teach you everything you need to know about buying and selling articles on iWriter.

    iWriter Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    iWriter Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    by Kari272

  • These ten things will improve your blog writing skills in short order. Learn how to improve your writing, fix common mistakes, and understand how blog writing differs from traditional writing.

    10 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Blog Writing Skills

    10 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Blog Writing Skills

    by Christin Sander35

  • Do you know the true secret to creating the perfect example of unique content? Are you sure you use multi-tasking the right way? Did you know that a few distractions might make you more productive?

    Tips for Writing the Perfect Freelance Article

    Tips for Writing the Perfect Freelance Article

    by Jayme Kinsey49

  • The most important things to consider about magazine writing: how to write a good query letter, how to match your articles with the right publication, and how to persist despite rejection.

    Three Important Points of Magazine Writing

    Three Important Points of Magazine Writing

    by Kristen Willms0

  • Though blogging software, such as that from WordPress.org, is usually free, that doesn't mean blogging is free! Find out the cost of a self hosted blog.

    Cost of a Self Hosted Blog

    Cost of a Self Hosted Blog

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Writing a children's book can be tougher than you think. Self publishing and marketing a children's book could be a legal and marketing nightmare. Here are just some of the challenges.

    Writing a Children's Book Challenges

    Writing a Children's Book Challenges

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • Some self published authors are getting creative in finding ways to make money from writing, including crowdfunding a book project. Is it legit or a scam? Find out here.

    Crowdfunding a Book Project

    Crowdfunding a Book Project

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • Now that self publishing is available to almost everyone, many feel inspired to write and publish their memoirs. But is it a good idea? Explore the reasons you should (or shouldn't!) write a memoir.

    Should You Write a Memoir?

    Should You Write a Memoir?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • Dan Poynter, the "father of self-publishing," is an inspiration to new aspiring self-published authors. His books offer advice for any writer hoping to break into the business of self-publishing.

    Dan Poynter, the Father of Self-Publishing

    Dan Poynter, the Father of Self-Publishing

    by Jennifer Wilber2

  • Are you a freelance writer looking for new platforms to add to your writing portfolio? I discuss my experience with Zerys, including pay rates, clients, rejection rates, direct orders, and more.

    My Experience Writing for the Zerys Content Platform

    My Experience Writing for the Zerys Content Platform

    by Rose Clearfield34

  • If you know how to write and write well, you can earn good money by writing articles and creating content. If you want to start making money writing, here are 6 websites you need to sign up for today.

    Make Money Writing on These Six Websites

    Make Money Writing on These Six Websites

    by Cari Jean77

  • All new authors need to get people to notice their books. Here are 7 ways to help you get that job accomplished.

    7 Ways to Get Your Book Known

    7 Ways to Get Your Book Known

    by Rebecca Graf1

  • Successful blogging is in the first instance about very carefully choosing a niche topic. A blog about your home town is an excellent idea, as you have a ready made niche market in the form of residents and businesses, while the subject is likely to know very little online competition. This page guides you through the process of creating a blog about your home town and how to position it that it knows the greatest chances of success.

    How to Create a Successful Blog About Your Home Town

    How to Create a Successful Blog About Your Home Town

    by Gordon Hamilton10

  • This article will list some of the best online tools and resources that any writer can, and should, use to improve their work and to save precious time while writing.

    8 Incredibly Useful Online Tools for Writers

    8 Incredibly Useful Online Tools for Writers

    by VerityPrice0

  • Looking for ways to monetize your blog or other content? Learn how to become an influencer to increase your chances of attracting advertising sponsorships.

    How to Become an Influencer

    How to Become an Influencer

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • What follows is a list of some of the many freelance writing niches available. Perhaps there is something here you had not considered before that will inspire you to branch out – or at least see that there are more opportunities for writers than you think.

    Make Money as a Freelance Writer: 17 Niches You Should Consider

    Make Money as a Freelance Writer: 17 Niches You Should Consider

    by Christin Sander60

  • Anyone with good English and something worthy to say can make money with HubPages the easiest and most rewarding platform on the internet.

    How to Make Money Online With HubPages

    How to Make Money Online With HubPages

    by Juliette Kando FI Chor80

  • Like craft books, self publishing cookbooks involves some special issues that regular fiction and nonfiction don't. Learn how to self publish a cookbook here.

    How to Self-Publish a Cookbook

    How to Self-Publish a Cookbook

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • When you are conducting an interview with an author, you want an interview that will stand out. After all, there are hundreds if not thousands of interviews out there on the internet vying for attention.

    Research the Author You Will Be Interviewing

    Research the Author You Will Be Interviewing

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • What does a beta reader do? He or she can provide valuable early feedback prior to self publishing a book or eBook manuscript. Learn more about hiring and working with beta readers.

    What is a Beta Reader for Books?

    What is a Beta Reader for Books?

    by Heidi Thorne22

  • Freelancing in all sectors is gaining popularity. This means the vultures are flocking to the market and saturating it with false promises and bogus information. So, where to go and how to start?

    5 Myths About Freelance Writing

    5 Myths About Freelance Writing

    by Russell William Fry6

  • Translating a book into another language can open up new reading audiences. However, it can also open up a messy situation with translators and editing issues. See what's involved here.

    Should You Translate a Book You Self Published?

    Should You Translate a Book You Self Published?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • Craft books present a number of unique challenges when self publishing. Photo use, printing, eBooks, legal issues, and writing how-to instructions when self publishing a craft book are discussed.

    The Challenges of Self-Publishing a Craft Book

    The Challenges of Self-Publishing a Craft Book

    by Heidi Thorne15

  • It's one thing to write a blog, but quite another challenge to make money from it - especially in 2015, when the way to monetize successfully has changed so much

    How to Monetize Your Blog

    How to Monetize Your Blog

    by Kate Swanson110

  • Even though it could be a creative and desirable product, self publishing a custom printed deck of cards can be a challenging and expensive venture. Learn what costs are involved.

    Self Publishing a Custom Printed Deck of Cards

    Self Publishing a Custom Printed Deck of Cards

    by Heidi Thorne14

  • Why would anyone want to rewrite a book that's already been published? To reach more markets and make more money! Discover the top reasons to rewrite your self-published book.

    Top Reasons to Rewrite Your Self-Published Book

    Top Reasons to Rewrite Your Self-Published Book

    by Heidi Thorne34

  • Is there a book inside of you that is just busting to come out but you don't know how to get it out into the world? It's easy and it's not expensive!

    Why Write And Self Publish A Book?

    Why Write And Self Publish A Book?

    by iamradiantrose1

  • What is affiliate marketing and how does it work? This article describes what affiliate marketing is and how to make money from affiliate marketing.

    How to Earn From Affiliate Marketing

    How to Earn From Affiliate Marketing

    by Michael-Duncan0

  • Localization is reviewing and editing communications (text, audio, video) to make sure they follow the language standards and idiosyncrasies of the intended audience. Find out more about these edits.

    What Is Localization for Book Editing?

    What Is Localization for Book Editing?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • To be a good journalist, you must believe strongly in the public's right to be informed. To be a good writer, you must have a driving desire to be good at producing content. Knowledge is everything.

    HubPages Vs. Steemit

    HubPages Vs. Steemit

    by Jason B Truth2

  • You have made it! Your book has been birthed after many months of hard labor and you have book signings lined up. Where and how does an author sign his books?

    Book Signing Etiquette for Authors

    Book Signing Etiquette for Authors

    by Brenda Barnes104

  • Want to know how to have a best seller book? There's legit, and not so legit, ways to get one. Best selling book shenanigans are called out her. Also learn why best selling status may not matter.

    How to Have a Best Seller Book ... For Real!

    How to Have a Best Seller Book ... For Real!

    by Heidi Thorne14

  • Stuck and unsure what to do next? How do you get blog topic ideas? How do you provide quality content readers want? It's as easy as re-imagining your role as a blogger.

    8 Ways to Imagine Your Role as a Blogger

    8 Ways to Imagine Your Role as a Blogger

    by Rachael Lefler4

  • Can you make money from self publishing? Technically, yes, even if you make just a buck! But if you're looking for more income from self published books, the answer is more complex as discussed here.

    Can You Make Money From Self Publishing?

    Can You Make Money From Self Publishing?

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • Don't get suckered into self publishing scams that pump you up and plunder your rights! Learn to spot some telltale signs of these groups that prey on authors.

    Self Publishing Scams and How to Spot Them

    Self Publishing Scams and How to Spot Them

    by Heidi Thorne16

  • So you've written your novel. Now what? Before you rush to self-publish, there are a few realities to consider.

    How to Get Your Novel Published

    How to Get Your Novel Published

    by Kate Swanson7

  • Frustrated by the prospect of offering their content for free, bloggers and website owners may turn to a gated content strategy. Learn what is gated content, along with its risks and rewards.

    What Is Gated Content?

    What Is Gated Content?

    by Heidi Thorne10

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