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Is Freelance Writing Worth Your Time?

I originally started this blog with the concept of “passive income” front and center.  Therefore, I can’t blame you if you think it’s somewhat ironic that I’m looking into freelance writing as a way to supplement my other online income sources.

After all, freelance writing is anything but passive – you are paid as direct compensation for writing that you produce.  If you’re not actively doing any writing, you’re not making any money (okay, so this is basically like any other “normal” job).

So, as I entertain the idea of becoming a freelance writer in some capacity, I need to determine if it’s worth my time.  Let’s figure it out together.

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How to Get FREE Unique Content for Your Authority Site

Ever since Google rolled out its recent Panda and Penguin updates, the internet marketing world has been scrambling for new strategies, both with SEO and content creation.  The wildly popular mini niche sites are quickly becoming a thing of the past as website creators turn their attention toward something that is seemingly more stable: “authority” websites.

The term “authority site” can mean a lot of different things depending on who you ask, but the one element that we can all agree on is more content.  It’s difficult for a 5-10 page site to be an “authority” on a given topic, which is why people tend to equate more content with more authority (although this isn’t always true). There has to be a quality element as well, but that’s a lot more difficult to quantify.

For some of us, creating lots of content on a regular basis isn’t easy.  And if you’re like me, you like to work on multiple projects simultaneously, which makes it even more difficult to push out fresh content on a regular basis.  For one of my authority sites, I’ve found a way to get a lot of free, unique content so that if there are weeks where I don’t have the time to write an article (or simply don’t feel like it), I have options.  Don’t worry, I’ll explain.

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I Tried the New Instant Article Wizard for Free, And You Can Too

About a week ago, I received an e-mail about the new Instant Article Wizard 3, which is currently in beta testing phase.  It piqued my interest when I realized that I could try it out from now until it’s released (supposedly mid-January) for free, without having to input any financial information (credit card, etc.).

I decided to jump on the opportunity, mainly because this software is made by the same guy who created The Best Spinner (which I currently own, use, and love).  Here’s what I found.

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Ready…Set…WRITE! (And Win “The 4-Hour Body”)

Pen & PaperI love challenges.  If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you’re well aware of it.  If I had to define my love for challenges as a strength or a weakness, I’m not sure I’d know which one to choose, because I think it can be both at times.  However, I’ve done enough personal challenges on this blog – it’s time to put one on YOU.

If you’re not a fan of writing, this contest may not seem like it’s for you (but it really is, because it’s going to force you to write).  The really cool thing about this challenge/contest is that even if you don’t win, you still win.  Don’t worry, I’ll explain…

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Finding Hidden Passive Income: How to Empower Your High Traffic Content

A lot of times when you write an article (or a page/post on a blog), you put yourself in a “set it and forget it” mindset.  Sure, you’ll do some backlinking and you’ll monitor your Google AdSense and Analytics websites, but beyond that, you’re waiting around for the cash to come pouring in.  While this approach works, it’s safe to say that if you do this, you’re leaving money on the table.  The passive income potential of your content is likely higher than what you’re currently earning.  This article is going to show you how to find that “hidden” potential.

I consider this article to be an unofficial “part 4” of the InfoBarrel Earnings Challenge series, because it fits well with the other three parts (part 1, part 2, and part 3).  Just to reemphasize what I’ve said before, however: The usefulness of this information has applications well beyond InfoBarrelYou can apply this thinking to any article site or any website in general.

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The Secret to Dominating Search Engine Rankings of Your Articles & Websites – InfoBarrel Earnings Challenge, Part 3

Increase Search Engine RankingNote: The methods described in this massive article are definitely not just applicable to InfoBarrel articles – you can use these same methods for any website.

I’ve already covered how to make $2,000 a month writing articles for InfoBarrel as well as how to come up with unlimited article ideas.  If you’ve been following along with me, you are probably starting to build up a nice base of articles.  However, maybe you’ve noticed that some of your articles don’t rank highly on Google, and you want to fix that.  After all, if people can’t find your articles via search engines, you aren’t going to earn any AdSense revenue.

This article is going to take a detailed look at different ways to build backlinks for your articles so that you can get them onto page one of Google’s search results, for your desired keywords.

Warning: This is a long article that goes into a ton of detail. You may want to bookmark it and revisit it as needed.

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