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5 Tips for Sitting on a Blogging Panel at a Writer’s Conference 3

Participating in a blogging or writing panel is my favorite way to attend conferences for writers! If you’ve been invited to sit on a writing or blogging panel, these five tips will help you prepare and improve your experience. And here’s a bonus for the non-panelists in the crowd: the top three takaways from the last blogging panel I was on (the “Writing […]

How Do Bloggers Get Readers to Comment on Posts? 18

Since only 1% of readers comment on blog posts (1 in 100, as per ProBlogger Darren Rowse), bloggers need lots of traffic to get lots of comments! But, there are other ways bloggers can get readers to comment on posts…as revealed by these eight tips for bloggging…   Here’s a great question from one of my readers: “I follow my stats and know people are reading my […]

Taxes for Working Writers – Getting Organized for Income Tax Season 5

The downside of making money as a writer or blogger is paying income taxes; to ease your pain come April, here are eight ways for working writers and bloggers to get their taxes organized. This is important, fellow scribes, because the sooner you treat freelance writing like a business, the more money you’ll earn as a writer (and the more income tax you’ll pay […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Blog High in Google’s Search Engine Results 6

If you’re a writer who wants to make money blogging, here are six tips for optimizing your blog posts to ensure they’re on Google’s first page of search engine results (or as close to the coveted number one position as possible!). Search engine optimization may be the primary way of attracting readers to your blog – it’s definitely my preferred […]

How to Keep Your Blog High in Search Engine Results

Should Freelance Writers or Bloggers Hire Bookkeepers or Accountants? 10

You don’t need to earn a full-time income from freelance writing or blogging to hire an accountant or bookkeeper! Investing in your writing career by hiring someone to do your taxes and keep your income and expenditures organized may be the best move you make this year. Here are a few ways to know if you should outsource your bookkeeping and […]

6 Bookkeeping Tips for Freelance Writers and Bloggers 15

These bookkeeping tips are for freelance writers and bloggers who make money writing. If you’re earning an income, you need to keep accurate records of your income and expenditures. These bookkeeping tips for small businesses are simple yet important, and they’ll save you time and frustration at tax time… Before the tips, a quip: “Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money.” ~ […]

Making Your Blog Posts Popular – 5 Web Writing Tips 15

These tips for marketing your blog posts are from experienced Suite 101 writer, Mark Solomon. He uses over 70 marketing techniques to make his blog posts more popular – and here he shares five big ones! Before the tips, a quip: “Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the […]