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The basics you need to know to become a successful freelance writer.

The importance of diversity

When you look at the truly successful people in the world, they generally have several virtues in common. Dedication. Aggression. A work ethic. But most importantly they have a sense of entrepreneurship that drives them beyond simply being satisfied working

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Obsession with numbers

I’ve always been somewhat addicted to math as it relates to freelance writing. I love using numbers to prove a point, especially when it can be used to educate people away from the tired old “omgz t3h content millz r

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Content Writing Experiment, or how to make a minimum of 50 dollars an hour.

Every time I hear someone say “I don’t have the time” when it comes to discussing the excuses as to why they aren’t working out on a daily basis, I giggle a little bit inside. You don’t have time. Riiight.

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Guest Post by Toni Star

How to Remain Globally Relevant as a Freelance Writer As a freelance writer I feel responsible in writing not only what I feel is relevant to the US but also articles that inform and inspire others, globally. Having written several

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Mid-week post

Just a friendly reminder to everyone that our New Year’s Writing Competition only has a couple more days left until submissions come to a stop, so if you want a shot at winning some cash and a guest blog spot,

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New Year’s Writing Competition

To get the New Year started off with a bang, Complete Writing Solutions is sponsoring our first-ever New Year’s Writing Competition. There will be three prizes offered to contestants. First Prize: $30.00 and a guest-blog spot featuring your post. Second

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Global communication

Communication is one of the most powerful tools that humanity has at its disposal. It allows the transfer of information, the sharing of knowledge, and builds bridges that span the gaps between social differences, erasing the lines which separate us

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The niches you didn’t even know you had

The easiest way to be a profitable writer in the content world is to have a niche or two (or three, or four, etc.) in which you are qualified to write. This is a commonly-known fact about writing on the

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What is success, and how do I achieve it?

What is success? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, success is any sort of favorable or desired outcome, or the attainment of wealth, favor, and eminence. Success is a tricky beast. Taking a look at a past example I’ve used, let’s

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E-envy

A common theme you will see discussed on this site (and a common theme from my old blog, for those of you who followed from there) is global awareness. That is, understanding how global access to the Internet has changed

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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 ›