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How to Create a Great Profile

Jul 18th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Social Networking

The home base of any social networking presence is your profile, so make sure yours doesn’t suck by following the tips in this post.



23 Ways to Save Time as a Freelancer

Jul 5th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Working at Home

Sometimes, there aren’t enough hours in the day. No, scratch that. There are never enough hours in the day. As a freelancer, you should be prepared for moments when you look at the list of things you have to do by a certain deadline and want to shoot yourself in the face.
This is important: Don’t [...]



18 Resources for Publishing your Book

Jul 1st, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured

Here at After Graduation, I talk about freelance writing mostly for the online market. That is, you have clients that hire you to write ebooks, articles, blog posts, press releases, or other types of media to get posted online. There’s a whole other world out there, though - book publishing. I’m not an expert in this area, but I can point you to people who are.



Should You Consider Adult Assignments?

Jun 27th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Job Hunting

Here’s something you may not know about me: a few years ago, I was the sex and seduction editor for now-defunct Daily G2, an online newsletter that went out to both subscribers and to radio stations across the country. As far as topics go, they were adult-orientated, but fairly mild – the stuff you’d see [...]



Review: Billing Boss

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Tools and Reviews

Paperwork is the bane of my existence. There are days when I just want to shout “I’m a writer, not a freakin’ secretary!!!” on the top of my lungs because I’m so frustrated with the amount of paperwork and record-keeping on my plate. Several months ago, I hate the chance to check out Billing Boss, [...]



How to Make a Million Dollars without Trolling for Jobs

Jun 16th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Job Hunting

Ok, maybe not a million dollars. At least not right away. I felt like I had to write this post, though, because so many people are frustrated with finding paying freelance work.



NaNoWriMo: Thumbs Up or Down?

Jun 9th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Social Networking

I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo every year for the past three or four years. I get all the emails about it. I hype myself up. At the start of the month, though, I always find myself busy with other project, and about a week or two in I decide that it’s too late to start [...]



Do Legit Data Entry Jobs Really Exist?

Jun 6th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Types of Jobs

For me, the words “data entry” send up a red flag, since so many data entry jobs are associated with online freelancing scams. That’s not entirely fair, though.



What is a List? (And Do You Need One?)

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Social Networking

In your travels, trying to learn more about freelancing online, you’ve probably come across a number of sites talking about lists. They give you tips on list-building, list number retention, list messages, and more…but few actually explain what the hell a list is in the first place and why you might want to have one.



Understanding Traffic-Based Blog Pay

Jun 1st, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured

When you write for someone else’s blog, you can be paid a flat fee or you can be paid based on your traffic. Many blog networks pay in a combination, guaranteeing you $X per post plus bonuses based on traffic or ad revenue.

If you’re new to blogging or freelance writing in general, understanding traffic-based blog pay is tough. Hopefully, I can answer your questions on this topic, clarifying the good, bad, and ugly of traffic-based blog pay.