writing web content

How to Find Online Writing Markets and Write for the Web

Web writing can be lucrative for freelance writers – if they know how to find online writing markets! These five tips for web writing are inspired by freelance writer Susan Johnston’s recently released The Urban Guide to Online Writing Markets.

“I’m an avid seeker of online writing opportunities,” says Johnston, “and I noticed there wasn’t a good directory for that area. So, I decided to create one.”

That’s a perfect example of seeing a need and filling the gap. Johnston’s eBook combines a directory of online writing markets with samples of successful query letters and “loads of tips on contacting editors, sleuthing out new markets, and more.” She explains the benefits of writing for websites, how to write follow up letters to editors, and shares other places to find online markets (bonus tips!). To learn more, go to The Urban Guide to Online Writing Markets. And, here are a few ideas for finding online writing opportunities…Read More »How to Find Online Writing Markets and Write for the Web

Why Write for Suite 101? 10 Benefits of Online Writing

Suite 101 writer Rosemary Gemmell answers the question I’m often asked: “Why do you write for Suite 101?” Here, Gemmell shares ten benefits of online writing from her own experience.

Before we jump into the reasons she loves writing for Suite, I gotta say that three out of four members of my writer’s group have written for Suite 101! One quit after a few months, saying the writing guidelines were too strict. The second was hired a couple months ago, and recently celebrated her first paycheck. She’s a happy writer! The third has been writing for Suite 101 for three years, and loves it (me 🙂 ).

When people ask if they should write for Suite 101, I tell them to apply and give it a whirl. They won’t know if it’s for them until they start writing! Okay, let’s move on to the featured book. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income is a fantastic resource for online writing and blogging, whether you’re an experienced blogger or newbie web writer. I like reading the book better than surfing Rowse’s Problogger website; it’s easier to earmark pages and make notes in the print version.

Okay, on to Gemmell’s reasons for writing for Suite…Read More »Why Write for Suite 101? 10 Benefits of Online Writing

Web Writing Tips From the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference

Angela England shares her web writing tips from the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference – where she was a speaker. This blogger is one of my fellow writers at Suite101 (an online magazine).

Before the tips, a quip:

“A blog is a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list.” – unknown.

However, unless you’re Anne Lamott or Stephen King, readers won’t be enthralled by your shopping list! If you’re new to blogging or just building your blog, click on Ultimate Guide to Google Ad Words: How To Access 100 Million People in 10 Minutes – it’s a great source of info about choosing adwords. And, read on for five web writing tips from Angela England, who spoke at the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference…Read More »Web Writing Tips From the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference