How to use an email list to grow your audience

digital rendering of an envelope with the @ symbol as a seal. Email marketing: how to grow your audience with an email list

How to grow your audience with a mailing list I’ll start this post about growing your email list with a full disclosure: I don’t have a large email list. I’ve had this website for two years, and though I know exactly what it takes to grow an email list, I’ve been spending my limited time filling my websites with great

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Successful Multi-Genre Author: Nora Roberts

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If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know I call BS on the “you’ll only be successful if you stick to a niche” advice. Somewhere, some time, some influential people decided that for a business to be successful, you had to have a small niche. This might work for brick and mortar businesses, but in the digital

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Mind Maps for Content Creation: Organization & Productivity

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If you’ve been reading this blog a while, you’ve probably gathered that I love mind maps. They help you think outside the box and creating them is a great exercise in seeing connection between topics. The mind maps I’ve shared on this website so far can definitely help freelance writers diversify their niches and find more places to pitch their

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7 Places that Pay You to Write about Education

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Want to get paid to write about education? While some education magazines only publish articles by teachers, students, or homeschooling parents, others open their submissions to any freelance writer with knowledge on the subject. Check out the list below and get paid to write about education. 1. Boy’s Life Boy’s Life is the magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Why multipotentialites make great freelance writers

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Multipotentialites, scanners, polymaths, renaissance people, MultiTalented people. It’s only fitting that those with multiple interests don’t agree on a single name to call themselves. We defy categorization; we don’t have a single answer to “what do you do?” and we live for learning opportunities in various fields. Multipotentialites have great personalities to excel in a variety of fields, and in

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Successful Multi-Niche Writers: Neil Gaiman

Writing “gurus” would have you believe you’ll never be successful unless you pick one genre or niche and stick to it. If you’ve read anything on this site, you know how I feel about that advice. But there’s a catch. If you’re a writer of books and want to be traditionally published, there is some truth to picking a genre. Notice

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Travel Mind Map

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If you want to be a travel writer and make an income from your words, the first thing to realize is that travel writing doesn’t have to mean flying places to report back to a publication. But you can still travel here, there, and everywhere and write about travel. Just not necessarily destination pieces.

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Paid Writing Opportunities: Product Reviews

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If you love trying out new products and sharing your opinion about them, why not get paid to write product reviews? There are several websites that will give you free products in exchange for reviews. But if you’re trying to build a freelance writing career, you need more than product. You need to get paid cash for your words. Beware

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Productivity is overrated: enjoy yourself on May 2-4 weekend

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Productivity. It’s the buzzword on every entrepreneur’s lips nowadays, and has been for a number of years now. I’m guilty of using it too. I even have a category on this blog dedicated to productivity and a Pinterest board where I collect information about it. And I try to be as prolific as possible on this blog and beyond. Even

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Successful Multi-Niche Writers: Stephen King

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Love him or hate him, Stephen King has an incredible track record for both publishing books and selling them. King has written over 80 books in his lifetime, which together have sold over 350 million copies. He writes frequently, and he writes in more than one niche. The “king” of the horror genre, even this famous author doesn’t stick to

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