Apr 10 2015

List of Ultimately Persuasive Reasons To Become A Freelance Writer

With the expansive growth of all online business and e-commerce, freelance writers have a top notch opportunity to use their skills as a source of income. If you are still hesitating whether to launch your freelance writing path or not, the following reasons will convince you to take action and sign up as a writer as soon as possible.

  • woman-typing-on-computer-with-a-smileIf you love writing, this job will be like a hobby that makes money.

  • Since the income will be continuous, you’ll have access to money whenever you need it. That’s awesome!

  • Writer is a profession one can be proud of.

  • The Internet will support your research with all needed resources. You can find enough material for any topic you’re working on.

  • You won’t have to spend all your savings and quit your job to follow your dreams and travel around the world. Just take your laptop and work as you travel.

  • If writing is your hobby, it can develop into a prosperous freelancing career.

  • The rights for your articles will be a continuous source of income.

  • There will always be one or more clients interested in your style of writing.

  • You won’t have to commute to and from work. That’s some valuable time saving right there!

  • Intelligent computer systems don’t have the potential of replacing real creative writers.

  • You’ll get tons of information on a regular basis. As a result, you’ll be getting a little bit smarter every day.

  • You can become a freelance writer today! There is no need for preparations, job applications, and unpleasant interviews.

  • You can never be too old or too young to enter this market.

  • If you find a particular client impossible to collaborate with, you can simply start working for another one.

  • If you want to publish short stories or novels, the potential editors will show interest in your previous work. Freelance writing gives you a chance to build a decent portfolio.

  • Your mind is constantly getting new ideas? That can be a torture when you have a boring office job, but it’s an advantage for a career in freelance writing!

  • A part-time work for a great client can be turned into full-time employment if you come to an agreement.

  • You want to become a journalist? Freelance writing will enable you to obtain the needed experience and skills.

  • You won’t be burdened by other people’s expectations and unfair team work.

  • Through daily writing practice, you’ll discover your unique writer’s voice.

  • You’ll boost your grasp of proofreading, editing and formatting.

  • Your work as a freelance writer will never interfere with your goals of personal growth.

  • As a freelance writer, you can always find a way to express your opinions and feelings without being afraid how other people would accept them.

  • This career gives you an opportunity to become an influential expert in the area you devote yourself to.

  • You can achieve a balance between your work and personal life.

  • You CAN generate a decent, regular income through freelance writing.

  • You can support yourself through freelance writing while exploring another profession that doesn’t pay at the time.

  • You don’t have to beg your boss for a vacation; you can take it any time.

  • Real” jobs are usually associated to moving to other cities and making long trips. You won’t face such issues if you choose to become a freelance writer.

  • As you improve your time-management skills, you will become a more focused person who is able to resist any distraction.

  • Freelancing jobs are a great source of income for students.

  • The job is very dynamic; you won’t get bored if you choose your projects wisely.

  • You will be the creator of your own rules. You have an afternoon party to attend? No problem; you can plan the day as you wish.

  • You don’t have to go through an unpaid internship before you start making money as a freelance writer.

  • If you want to work under a busier schedule, you can apply to as many freelancing jobs as you can handle.

  • This career enables you to develop different skills through a continuous practice.

  • You will have direct contact with the clients you work for.

  • When you write every day, you will come to a point when you are able to express authoritative opinions on any topic.

  • The time and e
    nergy you invest into this work will be your own decision.

  • Your success won’t depend upon the connections you have. If you are a motivated, creative, and committed writer, the clients will probably want to collaborate with you again.

  • Depending on the contract, you can own the copyright to the content you produce.

  • You don’t need any previous professional experience to become a freelance writer. This is a great job for recent graduates.

  • You’ll connect with like-minded people from different cultures and countries.

  • You want to enjoy the sun with your family? Take your laptop, sit by the pool and use that inspiration to do some work.

  • Your readers will share the published articles, so you’ll reach a greater audience by the day.

  • You can experiment with various styles and forms of writing. Articles, lists, essays, news, blogs… take your pick!

  • You will enjoy a level of independence that’s impossible to have with another profession.

  • The act of writing is pleasurable and enlightening.

  • When you are ready for the next step, you can start managing your own team of freelance writers.

Aug 20 2013

What Is Google’s +1 Button?

Along with the big Google Panda Update, you may have noticed the new Google +1 button on websites, blogs, and even on Google SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).  While there isn’t much to this button right now, other than a way to show off how popular an article or blog post is, Google has big plans for this little button.

 

Facebook’s “Like” button has become very popular. It is an easy way to share great websites and articles with your Facebook friends, as well as a great way for companies to market with. How many times have you seen businesses giving away coupons or free products just for “Liking” their Facebook Fanpage.  Well, Google has taken this to the next level. Pretty soon, a website’s pagerank, or the place it appears in Google’s search results page, will be dependent upon the number of times visitors clicked on the +1 button.

Many webmasters have already placed the +1 button on their sites, often replacing the  Google Buzz button. Though the functionality is not the same, in the future Google Buzz options will be incorporated into the +1 button. I have recently added the +1 button here on FWR, which you will see at the top right side of all my posts, next to the Tweet button.

Current Google +1 Button Functions

As of the writing of this post, there are only a fewy functions of the Google +1 button:

  • Show how many people  like a specific post or article
  • If a user has a Google Account, the website URL of that page that the +1 button was clicked on will appear on the +1 tab on their Google Profile.
  • The name of the user that clicked on a +1 button on your website may be listed next to the search result snippet when that person is connected to you via a Google, including a Gmail contact or chat list contact.
  • Users logged into Google will see the number of +1’s that each website has obtained next to its results snippets.
  • According to Google, the number of +1 clicks may also influence the position of any AdWords ads on pages with active +1 button.

Future Google +1 Button Functions

Google still has some testing to do, especially since spammers will no doubt try to sabotage the +1 button. But they have big plans for future Google +1 btton functions, which include:

  • Google’s Pangrank algorithm will include a website’s +1 button count, so the more people click on a +1 button, the higher that website will appear in the SERPs.
  • Google Buzz attributes will be included in the +1 button functions.
  • Google plans to implement analytics for the +1 button, allowing webmasters to capture information on  geography, demographics,search impact, and content.

If you have a self hosted WordPress blog, simply add a plugin to place the +1 button on your website. Or, go HERE for a tutorial on how to add it in manually.  Google is suggesting that all website owners add the Google +1 button to their sites now! Get started and show some love to your favorite websites by clicking the new Google +1 button!

 

Originally posted 2011-06-20 18:30:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Aug 20 2013

Free Plagiarism Checker

In keeping with the theme from 10/9/10, plagiarism is very important.  Here is another free tool for freelancers to use to make sure their articles are unique.  It’s called Dustball Plagiarism checker.

The free version is great for checking offline documents, such as articles.  Run your article through Dustball prior to submitting it to your client. For those that have a team of writers, submit thier articles through Dustball prior to submitting it to the client.  All you have to do is copy the article and paste it into the box on the Dustball website.  The free version of Dustball captures about 85% of what Copyscape would find.

For a fee of $8 a month, Dustball will find all duplicates and is comparable with Copyscape.  A write must decide if the monthly fee is worth it for them.

Originally posted 2010-10-10 16:04:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Aug 20 2013

Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Time is money, and any way to save time can help you earn more money! So,  I’m going to share some keyboard shortcuts for Mozilla Firefox.  These shortcuts may only save you seconds at a time, but those seconds do add up quickly.

This information was taken directly from the Firefox website:

Command Shortcut
Navigation
Back Altcommand+Left Arrow
BackspaceCtrlcommand+[
Delete
Forward Altcommand+Right Arrow
Shift+BackspaceCtrlcommand+]
Shift+Delete
Home AltOpt+Home
Open File Ctrlcommand+O
Reload F5
Ctrlcommand+R
Reload (override cache) Ctrl+F5
Ctrlcommand+Shift+R
Stop command+.
Esc
Current Page
Go to Bottom of Page End
Go to Top of Page Home
Move to Next Frame F6
Move to Previous Frame Shift+F6
Page Info Ctrlcommand+I
Page Source Ctrlcommand+U
Print Ctrlcommand+P
Save Page As Ctrlcommand+S
Zoom In Ctrlcommand++
Zoom Out Ctrlcommand+-
Zoom Reset Ctrlcommand+0
Editing
Copy Ctrlcommand+C
Cut Ctrlcommand+X
Delete Delete
Paste Ctrlcommand+V
Redo Ctrlcommand+YShift+Z
Select All Ctrlcommand+A
Undo Ctrlcommand+Z
Search
Find Ctrlcommand+F
Find Again F3
Ctrlcommand+G
Find As You Type Link '
Find As You Type Text /
Find Previous Shift+F3
Shift+Ctrlcommand+G
Web Search Ctrlcommand+K
Ctrl+EJ
Windows & Tabs (see Tabbed Browsing )
Close Tab Ctrlcommand+W
Ctrl+F4
Close Window Ctrlcommand+Shift+W
Alt+F4
Move Tab Left
(when tab is focused)
Ctrlcommand+Left Arrow
Ctrlcommand+Up Arrow
Move Tab Right
(when tab is focused)
Ctrlcommand+Right Arrow
Ctrlcommand+Down Arrow
Move Tab to Beginning
(when tab is focused)
Ctrlcommand+Home
Move Tab to End
(when tab is focused)
Ctrlcommand+End
New Tab Ctrlcommand+T
New Window Ctrlcommand+N
Next Tab Ctrl+Tab
command+Opt+Right Arrow
command+}
Ctrl+Page Down
Open Address in New Tab
(from Location Bar or Search Bar)
AltOpt+EnterReturn
Previous Tab CtrlCtrl+Shift+Tab
command+Opt+Left Arrow
command+{
Ctrl+Page Up
Undo Close Tab Ctrlcommand+Shift+T
Select Tab (1 to 8 ) CtrlAltcommand+(1 to 8)
Select Last Tab CtrlAltcommand+9
Tools
Bookmark All Tabs Ctrlcommand+Shift+D
Bookmark This Page Ctrlcommand+D
Bookmarks Ctrlcommand+B
Ctrl+I
Caret Browsing F7
Downloads Ctrlcommand+JY
History Ctrl+Hcommand+Shift+H
Clear Private Data Ctrlcommand+Shift+Del
Error Console Ctrlcommand+Shift+J
Miscellaneous
Complete .com Address Ctrlcommand+EnterReturn
Complete .net Address Shift+EnterReturn
Complete .org Address Ctrlcommand+Shift+EnterReturn
Delete Selected Autocomplete Entry Shift+Del
Toggle Full Screen F11
Help F1command+?
Select Location Bar Alt+D
F6
Ctrlcommand+L
Select or Manage Search Engines
(when Search Bar is focused)
AltOpt+Up Arrow
AltOpt+Down Arrow
F4
3.5/3.6:
Command Shortcut
Navigation
Back Altcommand+Left Arrow
BackspaceCtrlcommand+[
Delete
Forward Altcommand+Right Arrow
Shift+BackspaceCtrlcommand+]
Shift+Delete
Home AltOpt+Home
Open File Ctrlcommand+O
Reload F5
Ctrlcommand+R
Reload (override cache) Ctrl+F5
Ctrlcommand+Shift+R
Stop command+.
Esc
Current Page
Go to Bottom of Page End
Go to Top of Page Home
Move to Next Frame F6
Move to Previous Frame Shift+F6
Page Info Ctrlcommand+I
Page Source Ctrlcommand+U
Print Ctrlcommand+P
Save Page As Ctrlcommand+S
Zoom In Ctrlcommand++
Zoom Out Ctrlcommand+-
Zoom Reset Ctrlcommand+0
Editing
Copy Ctrlcommand+C
Cut Ctrlcommand+X
Delete Delete
Paste Ctrlcommand+V
Redo Ctrlcommand+YShift+Z
Select All Ctrlcommand+A
Undo Ctrlcommand+Z
Search
Find Ctrlcommand+F
Find Again F3
Ctrlcommand+G
Find As You Type Link '
Find As You Type Text /
Find Previous Shift+F3
Web Search Ctrlcommand+K
Ctrl+EJ
Windows & Tabs (see Tabbed Browsing )
Close Tab Ctrlcommand+W
Ctrl+F4
Close Window Ctrlcommand+Shift+W
Alt+F4
Move Tab Left
(when tab is focused)
Ctrlcommand+Left Arrow
Ctrlcommand+Up Arrow
Move Tab Right
(when tab is focused)
Ctrlcommand+Right Arrow
Ctrlcommand+Down Arrow
Move Tab to Beginning
(when tab is focused)
Ctrlcommand+Home
Move Tab to End
(when tab is focused)
Ctrlcommand+End
New Tab Ctrlcommand+T
New Window Ctrlcommand+N
Next Tab Ctrl+Tab
command+Opt+Right Arrow
command+}
Ctrl+Page Down
Open Address in New Tab
(from Location Bar or Search Bar)
AltOpt+EnterReturn
Previous Tab CtrlCtrl+Shift+Tab
command+Opt+Left Arrow
command+{
Ctrl+Page Up
Undo Close Tab Ctrlcommand+Shift+T
Undo Close Window Ctrlcommand+Shift+N
Select Tab (1 to 8 ) CtrlAltcommand+(1 to 8)
Select Last Tab CtrlAltcommand+9
Tools
Bookmark All Tabs Ctrlcommand+Shift+D
Bookmark This Page Ctrlcommand+D
Bookmarks Ctrlcommand+B
Ctrl+I
Library window Ctrlcommand+Shift+BO
Caret Browsing F7
Downloads Ctrlcommand+JShift+Y
History Ctrl+Hcommand+Shift+H
Toggle Private Browsing Ctrlcommand+Shift+P
Clear Recent History Ctrlcommand+Shift+Del
Error Console Ctrlcommand+Shift+J
Miscellaneous
Complete .com Address Ctrlcommand+EnterReturn
Complete .net Address Shift+EnterReturn
Complete .org Address Ctrlcommand+Shift+EnterReturn
Delete Selected Autocomplete Entry Shift+Del
Toggle Full Screen (Firefox 3.6) command+Shift+FF11
Help F1command+?
Toggle Menu Toolbar (when hidden) ALT
F10
Select Location Bar Alt+D
F6
Ctrlcommand+L
Select or Manage Search Engines
(when Search Bar is focused)
AltOpt+Up Arrow
AltOpt+Down Arrow
F4
Media shortcuts(OGG/Theora Videos Only)
Toggle Play / Pause Space
Decrease volume Arrow down
Increase volume Arrow up
Mute audio Ctrl+Down Arrowcommand+Down Arrow
Unmute audio Ctrl+Arrow upcommand+Up Arrow
Seek back 15 seconds Left Arrow
Seek back 10 % Ctrl+Left Arrowcommand+Left Arrow
Seek forward 15 seconds Right Arrow
Seek forward 10 % Ctrl+Right Arrowcommand+Right Arrow
Seek to the beginning Home
Seek to the end End

Originally posted 2010-10-29 09:53:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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