How Tough is It?

Written by Mike Smith

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enjoy my articles and E-Books, you wouldn't be reading this, right? One thing I do encourage is to borrow ideas from other people. Don't steal them, that is plagiarism, but take ideas from them. Whatrepparttar Internet needs is good Writin' that folks will enjoy and benefit from. I don't have a lot of time for reading and if you don't make it interesting, enjoyable and fun, I won't bother putting my time into reading it. Wonderful thing,repparttar 129694 delete key. I don't even have to go out inrepparttar 129695 snow (dirty 4 letter word) to get rid of allrepparttar 129696 junk paper. When I wrote "E-Booksrepparttar 129697 Easy Guide" one ofrepparttar 129698 key things I did was to make sure folks would enjoyrepparttar 129699 time they put into reading it. I followrepparttar 129700 same rule with all of my Writin'. Maybe this is why so many of my article submissions get accepted by other Ezines. OK, I needed to give myself a little pat onrepparttar 129701 back :-) You probably wear a lot of hats just like me. Running your E-Business, marketing, advertising, building websites or what ever your business is. Gail and I run 4 sites, 3 Ezines and have do much of that for others. Still in all,repparttar 129702 best communication we have with folks like you is our Writin'. We write, you read, we make a friend and a new client. It just can't get any better than that. WE know because of allrepparttar 129703 replies we get from you folks telling us how we are doing. So with all of this in mind, download my E-Books, read my articles, borrow my ideas, have fun Writin' and most of all, when you can, go Fishin'. Here is a little gift for you. I have a fun little E-Book called "Funny Fishin' Stuff". I guarantee you will get some laughs from it and maybe even some great ideas of your own. best of all, it is Free. You can download it here.

Your Internet Friend, Mike Smith, of CM/YMTC,, is an experienced site designer, writer, and master in Ebook and Ezine creation and marketing. His affordable two-book Easy Guide package will teach you everything you need to know to produce successful Ebooks and Ezines. You can even share in the profits with his Affiliate program.

Freelance Article Writing on the Net

Written by Jill Black

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The internet has made it easier to build a successful freelance career as a independent professional.

To find markets onrepparttar internet visit yahoogroups, topica etc and join writing job newsletters and job boards.

Some newsletters/groups I have found very informative are - (fee $5.00 per year - well worthrepparttar 129693 money to receive) - (

There are many sites that bring people together... some offer a free service, others you will need to register with and/or supply your resume before you can get started.  (international) (international) (click onrepparttar 129694 freelance job and non-fiction writing link) (for travel writers)

The government isrepparttar 129695 largest source of freelance contract work in most countries. One USA based web site set up to bring yourepparttar 129696 latest news inrepparttar 129697 market today, whatever your area of expertise, can be found at:    For other countries try your local government web site for information.

Another option is to do some detective work to source work. Look for new web sites to send a congratulatory email.

Explain your services and how your work canrepparttar 129698 improve  chances of survival onrepparttar 129699 net while politely enquiring if  they have any current or future needs forrepparttar 129700 services you can offer and how they may contact you.

Newly launched web sites can by found via press release  sites-

Sign up to receiverepparttar 129701 daily releases if you are serious about earning money as a freelancer.

Invest in Writers Market and digest books (both local and international). These list thousands of markets, niches and industries that requirerepparttar 129702 needs of freelance writers.

Put together a portfolio with a selection of your best  articles. 

If you enjoy for example, travel writing, include a  selection of your best photos if sending queries to offline editors as many will ask if you will be supplying photos  along with your story. If you can send photos to accompany your article your chances of having your article accepted  increases as it saves themrepparttar 129703 trouble of sourcing photos to complimentrepparttar 129704 article.

Atrepparttar 129705 bottom ofrepparttar 129706 article include your resource box. For example: Joe Bloggs is a freelance writer and webmaster at your and whatever ties your web site intorepparttar 129707 article...

Producing free content articles are a great way to build up your business and reputation. They can also be used as publishing credits if they have been placed on another's web site -mention where samples of your published work can be viewed.

Writing freelance articles increases exposure for your business to another market segment of interested individuals. If you had not considered freelancing as a possibility...  give it a try. 

Jill Black is a professional freelance writer and photographer and member of the New Zealand freelance writers association (NZFWA). For writing and epublishingresources and ideas visit

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