Leaving Work Behind

4 Techniques to Improve Your Writing Speed and Earn More Per Hour

Written by Anne Dorko on August 17, 2017. 0 Comments

Typing hands on a laptopWhen you’re paid per word, you can earn more money by writing blog posts quickly. That’s great in theory, but what happens if you’re a slow typist and struggle to get your ideas down quickly in the first place?

Improving your typing speed is a straightforward solution for bumping up your hourly income. If you set aside time to practice, you can train with free tools and go from an average 38-40 Words Per Minute (WPM) to upwards of 75 or more. I can personally type at a (ridiculous) 115 WPM with 98% accuracy, and this singular skill significantly improves my experience as a freelance writer.

In this article, I will introduce you to four techniques and resources you can use to improve your typing speed. By the end, I hope you’ll feel confident about taking your typing skills to the next level. Let’s get cracking! Keep Reading

3 Ways to Choose a Niche for an Affiliate Site

Written by Alexander Cordova on August 15, 2017. 0 Comments

Multiple paint brushes.Affiliate websites are a way for anyone to pick a topic, start writing, and hopefully see a decent passive income down the line. Unfortunately, choosing the a niche without enough potential could leave you with meager results for hundreds of hours of effort.

I’ve given affiliate blogging several chances in my day, and I’ve had a moderate amount of success. Along the way, I’ve learned how to spot niches with some potential, which is a valuable skill.

In this article, I’ll walk you through three ways to choose a profitable niche, the differences between each tactic, and why they work. Time is money, so let’s get started!

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4 Essential Pages for a Blog to Build Authority and Earn Subscribers

Written by Anne Dorko on August 10, 2017. 4 Comments

Book pages flying openNavigation is one of the most important aspects of your website, as it enables users to get around your blog. Without including the right types of pages, you may lose visitors and potential subscribers.

There are a few critical pages you can use to ultimately convert more of your visitors into loyal subscribers. Though it may go without saying, having more subscribers will help you become more successful as a blogger, whether you are aiming to monetize your blog or build a strong platform to earn clients with.

In this article, I’ll discuss the importance of navigation on a website, and show you a few vital pages you should consider using. Let’s get started! Keep Reading

3 Skills That Can Increase Your Hireability as a Freelance Writer

Written by Alexander Cordova on July 18, 2017. 6 Comments

A man working on a rubik cube.

Becoming a successful freelance writer is an intense challenge. Sure, it gets easier once you land a few long-term contracts, but the road to get there can be rocky. If you hope to succeed, you’ll need to find a way to stand out among the other writers and increase your hireability.

While there is a lot of competition out there, it isn’t always fierce! This means it doesn’t need to take much to differentiate yourself. When you commit to doing good work and focus on sharpening your talents, there’s no telling where your freelance career might take you.

In this article, I’ll reveal three vital skills that helped me grow my freelance writing career to the point where I no longer worry about finding new clients. For each of these skills, I’ll explain how to learn and use them as a competitive advantage. Let’s get down to business!

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3 Rookie Freelancing Mistakes I’ve Made as a Writer

Written by Anne Dorko on April 25, 2017. 5 Comments

Fingers typing on a laptop

There’s no getting around the fact that being a freelance writer is difficult. However, it can be a lot easier when you learn from the mistakes of those who have gone before you.

While I still consider myself a freelance writing rookie in many areas, I do have a small amount of experience under my belt to share with you. Some of the most difficult struggles come from a fundamental misunderstanding of yourself, and the only way to push through is to acknowledge those issues early on so you can find ways to adapt.

In this article, I’ll share three crucial mistakes I’ve made as a rookie freelance writer. There may be no silver bullet solution, but I hope that self-awareness and some experienced advice will help point you in the right direction.

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