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Content Writing 101 Version 2.0

One of the best parts about having digital products for sale is the fact that you can update products as time goes on. Rather than needing to wait months or even years between printed versions you can make changes to

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Needs Versus Wants

Everyone is familiar with the concept of needs versus wants. Our parents teach it to us when we are in the learning stages of our lives, when we are being taught the virtues of sharing, do unto others as you

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Surviving as a Freelance Writer in an Era of Digital and Social Media ‘Overwhelm’

Surviving as a Freelance Writer in an Era of Digital and Social Media ‘Overwhelm’  By Robin Elizabeth Margolis Are you an overwhelmed freelance writer in the digital era? Baffled by the flood of advice on how to be a successful

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Claiming Your Incidental Role in Social Media Marketing

This is the first in a series of guest blog posts by other writers for the months of June, July and August. This first entry is written by Joy Lynskey. Check out her bio at the bottom of the article

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Looking for guest bloggers

I’m currently looking for guest bloggers for the months of June, July and August while I’m in Bogota, and I’m wanting to expand my network and start bringing on regular guest bloggers and help create additional opportunities for fellow scribes, as

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Tuesday, May 10th Update

While I normally post every 2-3 days to keep a regular round of freelance writing tips going through the blog for my readers, I’ve been busy the last week or so producing a five part series of YouTube videos centered

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YouTube Video Challenge

Long story short, yesterday I got into a discussion over at the Demand Studios forums where an individual in question offered to pay for my flight to the Santa Monica (or other, closer headquarters, depending on their personal preference) headquarters

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The Myth of Artistic Integrity

It used to be there were only a few clear-cut paths when it came to writing: journalism,  novel writing, poetry and writing plays. Then came the days of the silent film, and screenplay writing began its first little baby steps.

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Breaking 100k a year writing for content mills: fact or fiction?

Couple of years back I remember stumbling across this gem over at the Freelance Writing Jobs website. The crux of the story is quite simple, really. Two writers from opposite ends of the spectrum made a bet: a traditional journalist

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The Myth of Feast or Famine

First of all, I want to thank all of you who have taken the first step towards furthering your career through the purchase of our Content Writing 101 eBook, showcasing explicit details on how to break $50 per hour while

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  • The lie that is “free writing sample”
    Imagine the following scenario: It’s been six months or so since your last dental checkup, and it’s time to get your teeth cleaned. Your old dentist is out of town, or maybe you’ve moved into a new town, so you…Read more ›
  • How should I price my copywriting rates?
    Rates are one of the hottest topics of debate among writers in the United States. Ironically, not so much outside of the U.S. As someone who has spent much of the past 13+ years traveling, and four and a half…Read more ›
  • A Day in the Life of an Expat Copywriter
    As most of you know from reading the blog and following along at our Facebook page, I’ve been extremely busy with my current full-time job, which is managing my online community with Marginal Boundaries and establishing niche sites and products…Read more ›
  • Copywriting Services
    While I don’t regularly post blog updates for other writers anymore due to being extremely busy with my Marginal Boundaries and other products such as The Expat Guidebook, Complete Writing Solutions still exists as a platform for my clients past,…Read more ›
  • CWS In 2012
    It’s been pretty quiet on the blog front for Complete Writing Solutions in 2012, and there’s a reason for that Those of you who have been following along for some time already know it’s because things are in full swing…Read more ›