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11 Popular Magazine Articles That Editors Love to Publish

Here are the 11 most popular types of articles in magazines – both online and print publications. I also included descriptions of roundups, personality profiles, research shorts, human interest, and “how to” articles. If you’re an aspiring freelance writer, this list of the different types of magazine articles will help you write big, bold, and beautiful. And maybe even get published! But […]

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7 Signs Your Blog Will Be Popular and You’ll Make Money With It

7 Signs Your Blog Will Be Popular and You’ll Make Money With It

One of the most important questions for bloggers who want to make money online, with their blogs: “Will my blog be popular, and can I actually earn money blogging?” Yes — if you treat your blog like a business, and actually learn how to make money blogging as a professional writer. Here, I share several signs that a blog will […]


How to Get Good Story Ideas for Ezines and Print Magazines

Yes, you can be 100% sure that your pitches will pique the editor’s interest! Here’s how to get good story ideas to write for ezines, popular blogs, online journals, and even print magazines. “This is a great article on creative ways to find story ideas for articles, but I have two more tips to add,” says Joan J. Carrigan on 5 Creative […]

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Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball

Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball

This inspirational speech sample – and my tips for speaking at a charity ball – is from my experience with a fundraising gala with Big Sisters. The best ideas for raising funds for a charity involve sharing how your charity affects people. If you’re raising money for a charity, read The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising by Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey […]


How to Become a Freelance Writer

Writing for a living is awesome! These tips on how to become a freelance writer are inspired by reader’s questions about pitching query letters, waiting for magazine editors to respond, writing for your blog, and starting out as a writer. If you want to make money writing, read Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $100,000 a Year or […]

How to Become a Freelance Writer

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10 Ways to Get More Writing Gigs

You love to write, but you also love to make money writing. Right? Here are 10 ways to get more writing jobs, based on my success as a freelance writer. I earned over $40,000 in my first year writing freelance articles for magazines. There is no secret to making money as a writer, no special talent, no quality or personality […]


6 Tips for Living Off the Feast and Famine of Freelance Writing

These money tips for freelance writers will help you cope with the unpredictability of not working for a steady, reliable paycheck. The hardest part of freelancing (or any self-employed home-based business) is managing an unpredictable cash flow. These tips for freelancers are from a financial expert (not me) and an experienced freelance writer (me!). First, here’s a cool quip from […]

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