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Author: Anne Varvel

Anne Varvel is a professional content writer, freelance writer, business blogger, and author. You can keep up with her work at annevarvel.com. Her latest book is Start Your Content Writer’s Career: A Freelance Writer’s Guide to Fast Money.
5 Quotes on Gratitude This Thanksgiving & for Every Day

5 Quotes on Gratitude This Thanksgiving & for Every Day

My blog is heavily focused on the technical and practical sides of blogging, but I want to take a break from that this week. With Thanksgiving on the horizon and with the end of the year approaching quickly behind it, this is a time for reflection and hope. Given the year that we have all had, reflection seems particularly appropriate. Earlier this week, we were all given bold hope with news that a vaccine may soon be available. Today, my…

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5 Reasons Why Your Blog Needs an Email Subscription Form

5 Reasons Why Your Blog Needs an Email Subscription Form

Regardless of how popular your blog gets, you may eagerly check your site’s stats regularly to see how many readers you have connected with. Driving traffic to your blog and maintaining a high click-through rate are easier said than done. In fact, you may spend so much time and energy writing, publishing and promoting your content that setting up an email newsletter is the last thing on your mind. This line of thinking can wind up biting you in the…

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What You Need to Know About Outbound Links and Your Blog

What You Need to Know About Outbound Links and Your Blog

Developing a strategic link-building campaign is undeniably essential for optimized placement on search engine results, but what about outbound links? Should you incorporate outbound links into your blog posts? Depending who you ask, you will get a wide range of recommendations and warnings about outbound links. Some people believe that outbound links are detrimental. After all, they take visitors off of your website, and those visitors may not return to continue perusing your website’s pages. In addition, there is general…

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What Every Blogger Needs to Know About Backlinks

What Every Blogger Needs to Know About Backlinks

If you have read even a single article on search engine optimization, you have seen the term “backlinks” at least a time or two. However, identifying exactly what backlinks and finding a way to build a solid backlink campaign may seem like more effort than it’s worth. After all, can’t you simply focus on keywords and meta tags? As important as keywords and meta tags are in search engine optimization, your blog will likely rank relatively poorly in search results…

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5 Tips to Use Hashtags Strategically for Blog Post Promotion

5 Tips to Use Hashtags Strategically for Blog Post Promotion

You pour your heart and soul into your blog, so of course you want your work to be read and enjoyed. Unfortunately, the internet is a crowded place, and it is only growing more congested by the day. Self-promotion is essential, but you may not be using all promotional outlets as effectively as you could be. We all know the basics of hashtags. When you choose the right hashtags, you can drive crazy amounts of traffic to your blog. This…

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Why You Need to Upgrade Your Lead Generation Software

Why You Need to Upgrade Your Lead Generation Software

Whether you run a blog or an ecommerce website, using the right lead generation software is crucial. The reality is that driving targeted traffic to your website on a steady basis is easier said than done. You need to optimize the power of each visitor, and this is where lead generation software comes in. Are you wondering if you should make this investment in time and resources now? Whether you are just starting your website or you are slowly making…

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5 Reasons to Write Unique Content on Your Blog

5 Reasons to Write Unique Content on Your Blog

Be a pineapple. Regardless of the type of blog that you write, one universal truth applies. Your blog needs to have fresh, unique content. If you have been blogging for more than a few days, you understandably know that unique content is essential for search engine optimization purposes. Google will penalize your website for duplicate content, and this holds true even if you wrote the content yourself. However, there are several other reasons why you need to write fresh content…

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6 Steps to Boost Content Writing Income

6 Steps to Boost Content Writing Income

While most content writers have a passion for writing, making money is the name of the game. Unless you are a salaried content writer, your ability to bring in more money from your daily efforts is considerable. Given that the average content writer’s income in the U.S. is approximately $35,000 and the top income is around $72,000, there is plenty of room for most writers to improve. Add this to the fact that many content writers pull double-duty through blogging,…

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How to Make Ends Meet While Launching Your Blog

How to Make Ends Meet While Launching Your Blog

We have all heard about bloggers who make six figures solely off of their blog. However, depending which source you turn to, the average income for a blogger is between $26,000 and $32,000 annually. More than that, you don’t have to read too many “how to start a blog” bits before you realize that you’ll likely be lucky to turn $1,000 monthly after investing 6 months of time and sweat into your blog. I don’t know about you, but I…

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4 Smart Strategies To Be An Efficient Writer – and Make More Money

4 Smart Strategies To Be An Efficient Writer – and Make More Money

Whether you’re a blogger, a novelist, a content writer or some other creative type, one thing is certain. Your bottom line hinges on two things: speed and quality. Efficiency means that you expend less energy to do the same job. From a writer’s perspective, it means doing the same job in less time. However, when you sacrifice quality in exchange for speed, your reputation as a writer will suffer. You simply cannot churn out garbage with the hope that you…

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