Posts Tagged ‘ Writing Tips ’

Covering Events for Clients

Apr 24th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Types of Jobs

Occasionally, as a freelance writer, you may be asked to cover an event for a client. You might also want to cover an event if you write a blog. I found myself is such a situation many times over the past few years, and it isn’t an easy gig, especially if you aren’t prepared.



What is Link Bait?

Apr 18th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

When you’re searching for jobs or reading advice about blogging, you’re going to come across the term “link bait” often. Clients want to hire you to write link bait. Experts recommend writing link bait. But do you even know what link bait is or how to write it?



Four Tips to be More Productive in the AM

Apr 8th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Working at Home

If you’re anything like me, you hate mornings. I’m such a night owl, it isn’t even funny. I would rather work from midnight to 8 AM than from 8 AM to 4 PM – and some days, I do! That said, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to work during the hours they [...]



The Ten Commandments for Web Content Writers

Apr 6th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured, Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

Despite the picture, this isn’t a post about religion. Like the Ten Commandments give people of certain religious beliefs a list of rules to follow, my Ten Commandments for Web Content writers is a list of the rules you should follow if you want to succeed in this business. Nothing on this list is earth-moving for seasoned writers, but as someone new to the business, you may not realize how important certain points could be to your ultimate success. There’s a reason that the same old topics get covered again and again and again - they really are the building blocks of being a successful freelancer.



How to Write a Good Review

Apr 5th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

From time to time, companies send me items to review (for this site, but also for other websites where I write). Everyone has their own review style, but there are a few points you should always keep in mind.

Don’t accept payments for your reviews – at least from the company that made the product. I [...]



Three Things I’ve Learned from Grey’s Anatomy

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

I love Grey’s Anatomy. Sue me. I know the show isn’t nearly as good as it used to be. I know that it’s a chick flick turned into a TV show. I know that the actors are a little elitist.
I still love it, and I have since about season two, when my college friends got [...]