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Being a freelance writer is a bit like being on Tinder. You get weird messages regularly and you get rejected. A lot.

Now before you freak out, know that if you’re in the game long enough, you start to develop a very thick skin that makes you immune to all kinds of stuff, including rejection.

But still, rejection takes a toll on your mental health. …

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It’s a story as old as time (modern time, that is). You’re a content or technical writer moonlighting as a wannabe novelist. Maybe you have even published fiction, but it hasn’t yet got you to the point where you can say goodbye to your clients and disappear into the horizon flying on your royalties checks.

I know (of) dozens of such people. I am one of them myself. And it has dawned on me years ago that cranking out words for clients writing web content, technical brochures, product descriptions and so on somehow leaves me drained of the creativity and willpower to open a blank new Word page in the evenings and working on my fiction manuscript. …

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Do you know what cornerstone content is? Do you know the best practices to create cornerstone content? This guide explains everything you need to produce cornerstone articles that will captivate your readers and help you rank higher in Google.

Is all content created equal? If you’ve been writing content for a while or even if you are a beginner, you know the answer to that question.

The work of content creators is not easy most of the time. Reconciling user experience with SEO techniques can be a complex endeavor.

Things get even more complicated when it comes to building the foundation content of your website or blog. This is the very content that will drive the most traffic to your site and to which you will often refer to and link. …


Alice Genes

Freelance copywriter and editor. I write about freelancing, digital marketing, and personal development. Visit me at alicegenes.com.

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