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Niche-Focus Experiment: Why I Won’t Be Blogging Here for Awhile

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As you probably know, finding your niche is the key to finding your place in the online world of profitable blogging. While I absolutely love writing about…well, writing… and my career in general, I’m going to try something new this month. I’m calling it the 30-Day Niche-Focus Experiment, and it’s the reason that this will be my last post on this site for awhile. Since I’ve received so much feedback and support from my work in the narcissism and narcissistic abuse recovery niche, I’ve decided to drop all other areas of focus when it comes to blogging and social media this month. Continue Reading →

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This shocking secret about writing guru Carol Tice will blow your mind!

A shocking secret about freelance writing guru Carol Tice

Goodness, I am feeling CHATTY today. You know how some people act all hard-ass like they know everything? And then how sometimes, they turn out to be fakes? Well, my friend, I’ve got a story for you that is going to shock you and give you some insight that you probably never had about Carol Tice. You are SO going to thank me for this one. Continue Reading →

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The Ultimate In-Person Networking Guide for Online Writers: Your 16-Step Blueprint to Networking Success

Your 16-Step Blueprint to Networking Success

“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”  ~Zig Ziglar
So, if you’re like me, you do most of your work solo – and when you do work with collaborators, you do so virtually for the most part. And sometimes, that’s enough. But when you’re ready to take your work to the next level, or if you’re working primarily a local beat, you might want to get involved in some in-person networking events. How does in-person networking make you feel? Continue Reading →

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Kindle Writer’s Toolbox: 10 Powerful Productivity Tools I Use Every Day

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“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” ~Confucius

Since launching my Great Kindle Publishing Experiment, I’ve been doing tons of research and refinement when it comes to getting stuff done. I need to be productive, but sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I’m exactly the opposite. See, I’m doing a LOT of stuff right now work-wise, between my online ezine, writing and publishing my Kindle books and running my various other projects- and that’s just the professional side of life. Anyhoo, since I’m so busy and my mind moves pretty fast, I tend to have all of these great ideas and thoughts and plans that fall by the wayside eventually because I think I’ll remember to write it down and never do. Continue Reading →

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Dear Foreign SEO Firms: Get an Editor

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Writers, editors, publishers! Lend me your ear. Or, your eyes, as it were. Question: Do you get emails from SEO firms that look like a small child wrote them? I’ve been wondering if I’m alone in this one – I’m always getting these lovely emails from overseas SEO firms who are offering to help push my various sites up to the “top position in Google.” For example, look at this (unedited) one that I received today (name and site redacted to protect the guilty). Continue Reading →

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