Disadvantages of freelance job posting and project websites

I regularly get comments and emails regarding the best ways to generate business for your freelance writing service. This is one of the most important aspects for freelancers, whether you’re brand new to the field or well established. Generating business is something that you should always be doing in advance rather then waiting until you’ve completed all your current projects because there’s no guarantees the work will be there when you need it. Continue reading “Disadvantages of freelance job posting and project websites”

The Pitfalls Of Freelancing

Over the past few years, I have been actively seeking a living as a freelance writer and webmaster. For the most part I have been successful in making enough money to pay the bills and avoid returning to the workforce during these rather uncertain economic times. During my short freelancing career, I have had a few occasions where I ended up learning some lessons the hard way with dishonest or unreasonable clients. If you’re embarking on a freelance career of your own, here are some pitfalls you may want to look at before accepting work from others. Continue reading “The Pitfalls Of Freelancing”

Does article marketing still work even if some directories have moved to “NOFOLLOW” links?

I have been quite busy over the last week or so readying my new site for launch. I will be offering existing and new clients article marketing services in order to help them with their search engine placements as well as generating organic traffic from the indexed articles themselves. I have been doing some test work for some clients to find directories that accept articles in a timely fashion as well as those that seem to have their articles republished quite regularly. Continue reading “Does article marketing still work even if some directories have moved to “NOFOLLOW” links?”

Freelancing Tips – Don’t be afraid to part ways with problem clients

One of the biggest lessons I learned this year was dealing with problem clients. Customers who hire you to complete freelance projects can come in a wide array of personalities. One client could absolutely love everything you do in one draft while others require constant changes not only because they don’t like what you’ve initially delivered but also because they seem to change their minds as they go and the project progresses. Of course, they don’t want to pay anything extra and expect you to continue making constant revisions until they are happy. Continue reading “Freelancing Tips – Don’t be afraid to part ways with problem clients”

Generating organic traffic using article marketing

SEO, or search engine optimization, can be such a frustrating task to perform for both small businesses as well as the professionals who get paid to improve search engine results for websites and online ventures. While there are certain things you can do to accomplish better rankings, there is sometimes an element of chance or fluke luck that is required to achieve first page results in a competitive keyword phrases.

Over the last year I have worked with a number of clients with the search engine marketing and have been able to help all of them through a variety of strategies including securing backlinks on relevant sites, article marketing, directory submission and a few other tricks I have learned over the years. There have been many examples where I have done the exact same thing for multiple clients but achieved varying results. I always preach consistent SEO marketing efforts and patience but every once in a while you hit one out of the ball mark and can dramatically increase organic traffic to a client’s website.
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