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Tools of the trade

Every industry has special tools which make the tasks within those jobs easier, and they are generally specifically tailored to that profession. By using these tools you increase your proficiency and remain relevant in your particular niche, whatever that might

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Location, location, location!

About a year ago I started reading the Location Independent website. Now, I’m not a regular reader; I probably only check in once every couple of weeks. I honestly do find their website incredibly informative, I just never have the

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Rates: what determines them?

Before you start into this article, you need to read the Being Relevant In A Modern World post, because it’s the first part of this particular article. So, at the end of the last article on being relevant in a

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Being relevant in a modern world.

Similar to the concepts presented in the Where Do I Get Started article, part of understanding the modern freelance market is understanding the differences between the print market and the digital market. This is a distinction that many writers fail

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How do I write quality articles?

The first step to writing a quality article, regardless if it is for yourself or for a client, is to remove the concept of individuality from your head. When you take on another client’s project, it’s not their project anymore.

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Content sites: are they worth it?

This is a hot topic in today’s freelance world. There are absolutely varying degrees of yes and no when it comes down to answering this question, but it largely falls into the area of “it depends on the content site,

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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 ›