Thursday, January 31, 2013

Finding The Jobs Nobody Knows About

Ok, you've found this article because 1 of 2 reasons:

A) You are curious if there is a LEGIT, online job for you.

OR

B) You're hurting for a little extra money, have the ability to write well, and want to find out if you can be profitable doing it online. (3 in 1, my bad)

Although there is a niche in the job market online, it's hard to find exactly what you want to do; let alone what you CAN do.

In other words, with all of the schemes, scams and BS that's in droves out there on the net, it's like trying to walk from the Pacific to the Atlantic without a map. Sure you find a body of water. You think it's the Atlantic, but soon you find out it's the Gulf of Mexico and there's a hurricane coming in and you're thinking, "HOLY CRAP! I'm screwed! If I had only taken a left instead of a right I wouldn't be in this situation!"...

Ok, that was a little ridiculous. But you can see my point right?

The reason you hear so much about all of these "jobs" online is because they ARE there, you just have to find them. Often, they are in the most unlikely of places.

Technology is ever evolving and growing and even small town mom and pop shops have websites now. EVERYTHING IS ONLINE!!!! But I'm not going to sit here and tell you what you already know, I'm just making a point that with all of this business from physical and online companies hitting the web by the masses, there are jobs for you out there online.

For example: Do you think that the CEO of ANY company, personally maintains their company's Facebook page? Probably not, yet it's good business to have one right? Well that's where you come in.

See? That's something that I never would have thought of, but after a long time of searching online for what I want to do, I found a way to do it.

I have started a journey in the field of affiliate marketing. So yes, the solution that I have found for you is a product that I am marketing.

Why am I telling you this?

Because, I seriously hate deceiving marketers that are only out there to make a sale and not really caring about whether or not the product they are marketing is a worthwhile buy.

Before I decided to market this product that I'll reviel in a second, I researched it and found that it received so much positive feed back by consumers that it stood out among the rest of the products I had the option of advertising. Because of this, I wanted to put an avenue out there, through me, for YOU to find a quality product that will take you to places that you want to go.

(I'm not allowed to put the link in the text, but go down to the bottom of the page and you'll find my Squidoo lens that will have it all for you)

If you've read this far, you might as well check it out for yourself and see what I'm talking about. Do some research on it yourself if you like, just be sure to come back to this page and use the link... I scratched that hard to reach spot on your back, please help me reach mine.

In any case, I do hope that you find what you're looking for.

Thanks for reading my first Ezine Article!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

How To Write Better SEO Articles

Even if you are not a native writer, you can write a good SEO article. However, before explaining to you how is it possible to write better articles, let's talk a little about the market of articles, and about some methods that would allow you to position yourself better in this market.

There are some writers that can't even spell basic English, writers that are still able to make good internet money. How is that possible? In my opinion, every ORIGINAL article written on internet has its value. Even those written by Asian writers with no experience and skills have their value. Maybe a buyer would not be willing to pay more than 0.5 $ / 500 words of this kind, but even such an article can be sold by people who know how to write SEO articles.

You might ask what a person would do with such an article. I must admit I have never asked my clients what would they do with my articles, and this is one of the basics rules that you must respect when you write SEO articles. As long as a client has paid you for an article, you don't have any right about it anymore. In fact, this is the basic of content article writing, and this is the reason why this kind of writing is called ghostwriting.

However, I think there are two methods for buyers to use this kind of bad SEO article. First, they might use it only for SEO optimization. The article would be placed on an obscure page of their website, in a section that is never accessed by visitors, only for SEO purposes. The Google crawlers would index the respective page, as it contains the keywords, and the article would be accessed only by a limited number of visitors. This is a common practice, so don't be surprised if you find a solid website with great articles, but also with a bad section that contains only articles giving you headaches.

Another method to use those articles is to correct them. I am the kind of writer that doesn't like to get back on his work, but there are some webmasters that just can't do it other way. Those webmasters buy bad articles with low prices, giving them to a native proofreader for modifications. On the other hand, it is not such a great deal. A bad article with a cost of $1 might need solid corrections, and a native corrector would request at least $2 to modify the respective article. Total costs would be $3 for an article. With this kind of money, you can find writers (like me), who are not perfect in English, but whom can write good articles for any kind of internet site.

As a conclusion, it is a good idea for a writer to learn how to write SEO articles better, instead of dealing with bad content. Moreover, Google introduced some new algorithms that are able to detect bad content; therefore, it is better to have a website with quality content all over, instead of having a section with bad articles.

A writer that is able to write SEO articles with limited English notions can always improve his or hers skills. Let's see some methods that would allow you to write good content articles after a while.

Always listen to your clients

If you are a beginner and you have just wrote your first SEO article, your client might have better notions of English than you, therefore he or she might send the article back for proofreading. Correct the article and keep the advices of the respective person in mind. You would never guess how many important and interesting facts you might find out about writing just by correcting your own articles, considering the specifications of clients.

Find guides and English courses online

It is not that hard to learn how to write SEO articles. You just need a few notions about keywords, density and page arrangement. The level of English is much more important. Don't stop writing, but whenever you have some free time, use it wisely and study the free English guides available on the internet. You might even want to find the paid guides, which are more effective, but make sure to spend your money wisely.

Read a lot. English articles, news and guides are perfect to improve your English level. However, there is nothing better than a solid guide is.

Watch movies in your own language without subtitles. This way, your brain would "train" itself to translate the movie. This empiric method was used by many writers, and it is the perfect method to improve your English at conversational level.

With all those aspects in your mind, you will be able to write SEO articles effectively after a while, and to improve your content article writing style, allowing you to write for more money.

Custom Essay Writing - Should You Buy Essays Online?

Custom essay writing services are rampant on the web these days. Every time I turn around, it seems like there is a new website selling essays to unsuspecting college students around the world. These companies are unethical and doing their customers a major disservice.

Keep reading to find out why you should never pay money for an essay online.

Where do essay writing services get their essays? Although many of these companies would like you to believe that they are creating essays with a qualified team of writers, most of these so-called essay writing services actually outsource their writing to India and other countries. Think of it: someone in New Delhi is getting paid a few bucks an hour to write your college paper.

Why is it so bad to buy an essay that was produced in a foreign country? Besides the obvious waste of an opportunity to grow intellectually and the apparent waste of your college tuition, an essay written by a foreigner is simply not going to reflect the expectations of a college writing class in the United States.

Many custom essay writing services will also provide you with a finished document that is recycled from previously composed work for other customers. Some of these essays even get reproduced online and become easy for your instructor to catch and dismiss as simple plagiarism.

As a college writing instructor myself, I have found it very easy to identify essays that students either buy online or pay someone else to write. It is not difficult and often very obvious when it happens. I want to urge you to think twice (even three times) about making this error next time you think about skipping an assignment and finding an essay for sale on the web. Not only will you be throwing away your college education, you're also very likely to get caught!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Writing Successful Articles For Your Business

How do you write successful articles for your business? What do you say to get someone's interest? What do you write in order for the article not to be considered spam by the internet? How do you write an article to get it to rank high on the search engines? These are all things you need to consider when starting to write an article.

Did you ever notice the number of spam articles or E-mails you have? How do they get there? What triggers it to be considered spam?

Obviously everything that is posted is not read by a human and they decide if it is spam or not. There are certain things that the search engines look for that decides if it is considered spam.

When posting your article, you need to get it to rank high for people to see it. You really should get somewhere within the first two screens. When people search the internet for a certain topic basically they look at the first couple screens before they move on to something else. I know even myself, when I am looking something up sometimes there are many, many pages of information on my topic. I usually look at the first two before I may try wording it another way or moving on and working on something else.

So, how do people get ranked high on the search engines? You can get your article to post at the top with the pay per click but did you know that there are ways you can rank high for nothing? There are things that you can do to get your article to rank high just by the way you write your article.

Another thing you have to consider is what do you write to make people interested in your articles? To write a successful article you need to be creative. You can't just write a bunch of crap in your article and expect results. You need to hold their interest and make them realize you know what you are talking about. Make it interesting and informative. Put yourself in their place. What would you want to know if you were researching that particular topic? Take time on your article. Cover as much on the topic as you can. Spend time researching if need be. When you are done make sure you edit. It looks very unprofessional if you write an article with a bunch of words that are misspelled or sentences that don't make sense. Always reread your article at least a couple times to make sure everything is correct.

These are some of the things you really need to think about when writing your article. Good luck writing your articles!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Creative Writing Prompts - Supercharge Your Creative Writing Today Using Prompts

As a creative writer, no doubt you have the ambition and intention to write all your own work.

You want to be proud of every word you write, and know that it comes from your heart.

You want each piece you write to be as wonderful a creative expression as you know how to produce, and for it to touch, move and inspire people.

This is all fantastic, and can act as great motivation and impetus to write creatively.

But what about those times when you feel the ideas have run a little dry?

So dry in fact that you're thinking of booking a holiday to the Sahara desert for a change of climate?

Those times when you're sat at a blank page or screen wondering where the next WORD is going to come from, let alone the next complete poem, story or novel.

How motivating are these kind of ambitions and intentions in times like these?

Don't you find they can actually increase the pressure?

This expectation you've put upon yourself actually adds to the feelings of being stuck and blocked?

It's during these difficult periods you can benefit most from using creative writing prompts.

Creative writing prompts are simple techniques or sets of words that give you a starting point to write from. They give you that little spark of inspiration, that gentle push forward you need to get your creative writing flowing again.

Where your writing goes after you've set off is entirely up to you. You might use a prompt to start writing, write 1000 words then edit the last 400 or so into a new poem.

Although in this case you didn't use the content of the creative writing prompt, you couldn't have got to your own piece of poetry without having used the prompt to get there.

Having a good stock of prompts available to pull out in those barren times is invaluable.

They can not only get you moving when you've ground nearly to a complete standstill, they can also help you supercharge your creative writing to new levels.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Preparing Quality Online Content for the Mind Development Topic

As an online article writer I've been truly amazed at which articles Internet readers most enjoy. That is to say which articles I write that draw the most traffic. You must understand that mere "traffic" is not my goal, I like to write about things I like to write about. If that draws more readers online, all the better, but it's really not my priority at all. In fact, I never look at keywords, I just write on the topics that I have knowledge and interest in. This is one of those articles, and I'd like to explain why.

You see, I've learned something that you, as an online article author, may not know, nor did I at first, rather it's something that I've learned the hard way, through trial and error and reviewing some of my past article view statistics. Here is what I've learned; online information seekers are much like channel checkers, they move around the Internet looking for bits and pieces of inspiration, nuance, and interesting information. When they are in this information seeking mode, one of their most favorite topics seems to be self-help categories. Within this sector is a smaller niche; mind development.

This is where the thinkers go, not the folks who follow the paparazzi stories such as "what Paris Hilton ate for breakfast," or any of that jazz. Okay so, let's say you want to reach the more intellectual crowd at a time when they are completely open to new information? Well, it would be when they are out searching for memory or mind development information online. That makes sense right? Now then, how do you prepare quality content on this most fascinating topic? Well, let's talk about that shall we?

I found the people like two different types of article in this venue. Some like the articles which have tips and new strategies for improving memory and brain function, and others enjoy articles that make them think and that really generate some philosophical thought.

If you're going to prepare articles with tips and strategies, such as various types of food to eat to improve brain function, or types of mental exercise to do, then you should prepare those in bulleted lists, or numerated so they can quickly scan the article, and go try out some of those new ideas.

Preparing quality content for the intellectual philosophical crowd on mind development can be done very easily by taking one specific tip for improvement and putting it into a scenario, story, or setting, and then allowing the reader to understand the moral of the story, uptake that information, and make them think about the process. This ladder strategy seems to work quite well, and I am heartened by some of the great e-mails I get after people read such articles of this type. Please consider all this and think on it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Writing For Money Online - How To Earn A Living Online From Home By Writing Articles

Do you enjoy writing? And are you wondering how you could possibly turn it into money? You're in luck! Making money with your writing has never been easier.

It used to be that writing was something you did for enjoyment and the love of it. The mere idea of getting paid would make people laugh at you. Finding an agent will take a lot of time and money from you, and your chances of striking gold are small.

However, things have changed thanks to the internet. And they keep changing as Google is insisting on quality information on websites, and as Amazon needs more high quality content for its Kindle store.

So if you enjoy writing it's time for you to take action and turn your writing into a nice income, whether as a sideline or as a full-time income. And no, you won't have to write entire books. You can get started by writing simple articles - and get paid for it.

Here are just a few ways you can use to fill your bank account with the fruits of your writing:

1. Write for hire

The first and easiest way to get paid for your writing is to write for hire. There are countless people out there looking for high quality writing for their websites, much of it in form of blog posts and articles. You can find them on websites for freelancers, on forums, and you can even go seek them out online.

2. Write for yourself

Another way to make money with your writing is to write for yourself. For example, you could write and publish articles that promote affiliate products. At the end of your articles, you can include a link (look below for an example) that will invite your readers to visit your website - or the website of the product you recommend.

If you send them to your own website, you can offer them something in exchange of giving you their email address as well as permission to send them occasional email. That way, you can follow up and build a relationship with them, and then recommend either your own products or affiliate products - and get paid.

3. Write for Kindle

Thanks to Amazon, we now have a new and very lucrative way to get paid for our writing. No longer dependent on finicky agents and editors, we can publish our own downloadable books and get paid through Amazon. How cool is that!

And that's not all. There are many other ways to make money with your writing, but these three are certainly enough to give you a good idea of the possibilities. So if making money online through writing appeals to you, it's time to get started.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Creative Writing Prompts - How To Use Prompts To Help Your Creative Writing Flourish

So you want to become a better creative writer? But you feel short of ideas, lacking in inspiration, and just don't know where to start your next piece of writing. You know deep down that you have a lot of potential as a writer, you enjoy writing and have written pieces in the past that you've been proud of.

But lately, the words are just not coming. What can you do?

Creative writing prompts are one of the best ways to get your creative juices flowing and unlock all that untapped potential.

A writing prompt is simply a word, phrase, picture or idea to stimulate your creativity and start you writing. Where you go with your writing after that is entirely up to you, the prompt just gives you that little push, that glimmer of inspiration you've had difficulty finding lately.

Many writers feel that using a writing prompt might be cheating or taking a short cut, and means you're not producing work that's all yours. Remember, the prompt is just a starting point. YOUR unique creativity does the rest.

Think of using writing prompts like this:

Imagine there's a huge wonderful garden, every last square inch heaving with the most gorgeous and bountiful blooms. There are many different areas within that garden, each with their own theme and design.

For example, there's the Victorian English garden, the dense tropical Amazonian rainforests, the Dutch tulip fields of every colour imaginable, and the sweeping majesty of the undiscovered Alaska. If you looked hard enough, you'd probably even find the hanging gardens of Babylon!

It's a big garden! Infinitely big in fact.

All around this glorious garden is a 20 foot high brick wall, with a gate every few metres or so. You can just about see enough through the gates to know there's plenty to be explored inside, but they're all locked and there seems no way of opening them.

Then, you realise, just beside each gate is a little red box. You open the box and inside is a key. The key for the gate, the key to entering this incredible garden. You take the key, open the gate, and you're in, off on your adventure...

So, how does this relate to writing prompts and being afraid to use them because they're not all your own, or because you feel you're cheating?

A creative writing prompt is the key to the garden. It's not the actual garden.

The garden is already within you. It's all the amazing, rich and emotive stories, poems, songs and novels you haven't yet written but are perfectly capable of writing. Use a creative writing prompt, take the key that's been offered, and start to explore that wonderful creative garden within you... You, and your future audience, deserve to experience that garden in its fullest bloom...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Writing Articles on Self Improvement Topics Considered

There are a tremendous number of online coaches, self-help mentors, and psychologists with a positive displacement writing online articles in the self-help venue. That's all well and good, as it helps those who might be a little depressed with whatever they are going through who need to get out of their funk and into a happy optimistic attitude. You know, sometimes people just need a little boost and pick-me-up to get them going once again. Okay so, let's talk shall we?

Let me tell you something about writing self-improvement articles online. First, I've written quite a few myself, hundreds of them actually - what I found is readers most often respond to these types of articles when you tell a story of hardship and overcoming those adversities. When you show the reader that adversity builds character and they too can overcome their own personal challenges in their own lives, perhaps much different, you are well on your way to a great self-help online article.

It is also very important to help the reader that you, the author, understand what they're going through, and you know there is a light at the end the tunnel, and they can reach it if they will commit to not giving up. One thing I've found in writing articles on self-help topics is that they are actually quite fun to write and they are easy to produce - if you do so when you yourself are in the most positive of attitudes. Those folks that like to write such articles are quite often writers who do occasionally experience at least some depression. It's best of course not to write articles during those depressed times, but rather when the writer is coming into a manic state.

Although I myself am perpetually one with a positive attitude, I can clearly see by the articles I read which articles were not written by authors during their peak periods. Another thing that is quite important is to post these articles on a Tuesday, therefore they will be good and ready in the search engines as the end of the week rolls around when most people are stressed out, and they will also be there on the weekend in case a reader is feeling lonely or depressed.

It makes sense when preparing this type of online content to stay away from too many clich├ęs, although it is okay to help relate with your audience using a common well-known quote or phrase now and again. If you are a self-help coach, psychologist, or someone who wishes to help other people you might very much enjoy this online article authoring venue for your best self-improvement pieces. Please consider all this and think on it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

General Ghostwriting Guidelines

Even if it is not a job that is officially recognized as others are, ghostwriting is a profitable and professional job, which is adopted by a large number of people today. Being a ghostwriter is a matter of passion, as I can tell you from the start that writing a SEO article it is not a job for everyone. It is a combination of creativity, intelligence and determination. You will work with deadlines, you might sometimes have clients that have many pretenses for the money they pay, and you need to be polite with all of them. Let's see the advantages and disadvantages of being a ghostwriter, before talking about how you could become one.

Advantages of writing articles for money

1. Stimulates creativity

I don't think that I am smarter since I begun to write articles, but I can tell you that I am more creative. This can be seen in the everyday life also. If you know how to write SEO articles, you will think faster, you will be more creative, and you will gain notions about different fields and industries

2. The advantage of being on your own

If you write articles from home, you won't have any bosses, and you will have the freedom to accept the projects that you want, and to refuse those that are not that appealing. Moreover, you can establish your own schedule, as long as you respect the deadlines.

Disadvantages

1. Of course, there are also disadvantages of this job. A SEO article might bring you from 1 to 50 dollars, but the majority of writers can't make a living out of this. I have learned how to write SEO articles three years ago, but I must admit that my financial situation does not allow me to renounce my day job just yet.

2. It is not a constant job. Sometimes, you write SEO articles for 5 clients at the same time, while during other periods, especially during the summer, you won't have ant single SEO article to write. Therefore, if you want to obtain incomes only from content article writing, you will have to develop a good money management strategy, so you would have the necessary resources to live while you don't have work.

Let's see how you can become a quality ghostwriter, and why it is lucrative to have this job.

People access the internet searching for information. If you are passionate about writing, you can offer those services to the websites that offer information to the internet navigators. The advantage is that you don't need academic diplomas and advanced English exams. There is a place for every person that wants to write, and I can tell you that the most hideous article written by a person with limited English notions can be sold online. Of course, we are probably talking about 80 cents / 500 words, but for people writing those poor quality articles, it is a way of living.

I am not saying that I encourage poor content. On the contrary, with the latest engines and restrictions imposed by Google, quality content starts to have a greater importance for SEO than link building and other methods of marketing.

The online market grows as we speak. Articles are needed not only by websites, but also by publishers, newspapers and press companies. Even if you are a beginner, you will have to be patient, as you will surely find some work online.

Start by writing an article of your own. Choose a topic that you like, as it will be your sample article that you need to show to your clients. Read it numerous times, correct it, and make sure it is perfect. If you like this first SEO article, you can write some more, as you would need samples in different niches. I personally like gambling, health, economy, banking, credit, loans, sports, and music, but there are tens of other writing internet niches that are popular.However, you can try other popular niches of your choice.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Creative Writing Prompts - How To Give Your Creative Writing The Time Of Its Life!

Feeling stuck with your creative writing? Struggling to come up with exciting and stimulating new ideas? Are you looking for an easy and effective way to unlock your creative writing potential? Something you can use right away without having to learn sophisticated new techniques?

Creative writing prompts could be just what you're looking for.

With creative writing prompts, your natural imagination and writing potential is encouraged to come out and play. There's a wealth of potential and talent right there waiting already, but it just doesn't get invited out very often.

Have you known people in the past that in a work or everyday situation seem very reserved and quiet?

People you assume would probably not find it very comfortable being in larger group or a more lively or challenging social situation?

Then, one day - maybe it's at a mutual friend's birthday party, maybe at charity event, maybe at a local class you attend for dancing or acting - you see this former wallflower having the time of their lives! They're dancing, singing, chatting, laughing, and generally having more fun than you thought they knew was possible!

All they needed was that invitation to come out and play...

It's exactly like that with your creative writing too. If you don't ever expect anything from it, if you never invite it to let its hair down and show you its moves, you'll never see what it's truly capable of.

This is where creative writing prompts come in, and are so valuable. They're the party invitation, the special offer membership to the local dance club.

Some fear that when they use creative writing prompts it's somehow cheating or taking a shortcut to writing better, because it's someone else's words they're using as a starting point.

While this perception is understandable, it simply isn't true. Yes you need the party invitation to go to the party, but once you're there, how much do you use it? You don't! You just get down to having a great time!

With writing prompts, once you've started writing you're imagination is away and free. Whatever comes out after that initial invitation - that first line or phrase - is all your own work.

Start experimenting with creative writing prompts today, and invite your creative writing potential to the party it's been dying to be asked to for years...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tips on Effective Article Writing for Beginners

Creating your own blog site is easy (if you're signing up for free on a host site), but thinking of contents that would catch everyone's attention is something. Writing an informative article requires skill. However, if you're that interested in blogging, there are references in the internet regarding article writing tips that would help you enhance your writing skills.

Basically, article writing tips would give you 10 advices on how to make your articles interesting and sound. Before typing your article, it would be best to do an outline first. Your outline must be divided into three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion. Under each part, there would be bullet points on the subtopics. This would help you organize the flow of your article. An outline will also help you avoid redundancy of points to discuss.

Afterwards, you need to give an overview of the topic. An overview includes background, history, and idea of the subject matter. The introduction is usually a short one. You should give all the details in the body.

Proceed now to the body. Follow the order of topics to discuss as what you have listed accordingly in your outline. You have to discuss each point of the subtopics. Remember, everything the readers need to know about the article is found in the body. You're supposed to pour it all here. There is one reminder, though: be straight to the point.

People enjoy reading blogs more than newspapers because of its friendly approach. Since you're writing a blog post, you have to make the readers be put to ease even with serious topics. Treat your blog posting as a conversation between you and your friend. Make it sound casual but essential. However, you have to watch out for incomplete sentences.

If you're going to make use of other sites as a reference, make sure that you state the source correctly. Article writing tips would also require you to be familiar with different styles of source citation. If you're used to the APA style when doing your thesis or research paper, you can use it here.

Be creative in doing your introduction and conclusion. Creativity cannot be taught, but some of the ways you can make your articles interesting is starting or ending it with a quotation from a certain source. Play with words. As for the conclusion, you only need to summarize what you have discussed earlier.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Creative Writing Prompts - Unlock The Creative Writing Kingdom Within You Using Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts are a fantastic way to give new life to your writing when you're feeling stuck, blocked, or just tired of how you seem to be writing the same old words, sentences and paragraphs.

We all go through lulls in our writing. The danger is when we let this minor and entirely natural little dip in our creativity turn into a black hole where we're completely in the grip of writer's block and can barely put a handful of words together.

One of the major reasons why we don't use writing prompts is the fear that we're cheating somehow or taking a creative short cut.

Rather than relying on our own creativity, we feel we're using the creative talent of the person who came up with the prompt.

Here's why this fear is unfounded:

Imagine you lived in a town just outside a vast and mighty kingdom. All around that kingdom is a 10 metre high wall to stop people seeing in. You hear rumours and whispers about how wonderful life is for those inside the kingdom, but you can't find a way in. You see there are huge gates at different points around the perimeter wall but they're locked and bolted, there's no way through.

This kingdom is like the creative writing talent within you.

It's already there, waiting to be explored and discovered, but you can't find a way in. You can't work out how to unlock that writing talent.

Now imagine one day you're stood at one of these awesome gates to the kingdom, desperate to find a way in, and a woman comes over to you and presents you with a key, before vanishing again as quickly as she appeared. You put the key in the lock of the gate, turn it, and you're in. Welcome to the kingdom! And yes it's every bit as glorious as you hoped it would be.

Creative writing prompts themselves are NOT the kingdom of wonderful creative writing within you. Creative writing prompts are the KEYS to the kingdom.

Using a simple writing prompt can provide you with the first step you need to set off on incredible writing adventures. It doesn't matter who the woman with the key was, it only matters that you took the key and entered the kingdom.

It doesn't matter who created the writing prompt you decide to use. It only matters that you chose to you use it, and that it helped you start writing in a direction or a style or using a technique you wouldn't have found on your own.

Accept the keys to the wonderful creative writing kingdom within you today by using creative writing prompts.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

If You Want to Be a Freelancer, Do You Know What It Takes and How to Get Started?

If you aspire to be a freelancer, most likely you already know one or two freelance writers who are making a living in the freelance writing field. You've probably seen them at work and seen the articles that they've written. However, do you know the hard work and perseverance this freelancer has had to go through to get to where he or she is at in his or her freelance career?

A freelance writer didn't just wake up one morning and turn their writing ability into a pot of gold under the rainbow-blood, sweat and tears came into play towards guiding them to success. It's not enough to simply have the desire to work at home as a freelancer. You need to have more ingredients in order to create a recipe for success. Follow these steps and you'll be well on your way towards succeeding as a freelance writer.

One important characteristic you will need as a freelance writer is the ability to write fast, but produce high quality work. Clients want freelancers who can produce top of the line work in a short amount of time. Some of the companies, who are looking for freelance writers, need these freelancers to write copy for their clients. However, once the freelancer submits the copy, it needs to go through the editing process before it is then sent to the company's client for his or her final review. If the client doesn't accept the work, then it is sent back to the freelancer for revision.

Just imagine the length of time this could take if everyone involved lags along and doesn't move at top speed. However, if each player works with speed and precision, then the process will go along as needed. The majority of assignments for freelance writers pay a small rate, usually per word or per page. That is why freelancers usually have to write anywhere from 5000 - 15,000 words per day to actually make a living as a freelancer. Once you become more established as a freelancer, you will be able to accept higher paying freelance assignments.

Not only do freelancers need to have the ability to quickly write well-written content, they also need to have the desire to succeed at all costs. If it is your dream to be a freelance writer, then you need to dig deep inside your heart and promise yourself you will persevere and never give up. No one is going to be your biggest fan, except for you. If you don't promise yourself that you'll never give up-when the going gets tough, you'll quit. Promise yourself that you won't ever quit... you'll keep writing until you cross the threshold into success.

Success comes to those who prepare, plan and persevere. Are you that person?