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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

I’ve got some exciting news! Today, April 4th, 2011 is the official launch of the Content Writing 101: How to make a minimum of $50 per hour writing for content mills eBook! As a token of my appreciation, subscribers to the

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Content Writing 101 Preview

  As most of you know, I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes getting the Content Writing 101 eBook ready for launch. And while I know today is April Fool’s day in the U.S., I can assure you that

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The Myth of Job Security

The evolution of the industry, especially as it relates to the advent of global Internet, has led to an expanding pool of prospective employees that companies can choose from. This doesn’t relate to only freelancers, but to people in any

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Profitability via Content Mills: Fact or Fiction?

For those of you who have been around long enough to remember when I was actively posting every few days on the blog (prior to April of last year when I had some significant life changes occur), you know I

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Things to come

Hola, amigos Wow, what a whirlwind of a month so far 2011 has gotten off to a kickin’ start, with a massive three week contract that basically covers my bills for the next six months, which means once I wrap

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Working Remotely: Part One

As part of the ongoing series I was talking about in my last post, I’m going to be taking a closer look at living and working remotely from anywhere in the world, and taking you through first-hand experiences of cities

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The beauty of working freelance

One of the benefits of working in digital media is the absolute freedom when it comes to office space, needing a vehicle, a permanent residency and so on and so forth. As long as you have a laptop and a

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Aristic integrity versus the paycheck: the myth of art.

When you take a closer look at writing as a career path, there are literally dozens of branches to choose from these days. It used to be there were only a few clear-cut paths: journalism,  novel writing, poetry and writing

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Survivability in the 21st Century: Needs Versus Wants

This morning I was inspired to write a post on survivability after I noticed someone had reached my website after Googling the phrase “I only make 80k a year, how can I survive?” The first thought that went through my

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Your Online Reputation

Perhaps this post should have more rightly been titled “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” The good: It’s awfully rewarding when you start seeing people Googling your name. That means you are building a reputation, in some way or

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