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Three Ways to Enhance Your Freelance Career and Elevate Your Brand

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Freelancing is a multi-headed beast. It can be one that you ride to success in your field from a completely individual perspective, or it can be one that threatens to eat you and starve you away from the work you need. Of course, being a freelancer means taking both the bad and the good while making the best of both of them. Any freelancer knows that being ungrateful about your position right now is the quickest way for it to fall, because an entitled freelancer is one who neglects putting in the effort to sustain their status. We know you are a functional and well deserving freelancer however, meaning that you are likely going to expand your operation in due time when you feel ready. To do so you will need to be armed with some tips that can truly help you elevate your platform. The following tips should help

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How to Write Email Much More Efficiently Then You’re Doing Now

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If you know that you have to send out many different emails every single day then you will understand how frustrating it can be when you' re staring at a blank screen with no idea what to say. You may even waste more time staring at the screen than you do actually writing the email and this can cause you real problems. A well-written email is very easy to understand and most of all, very easy to reply to. If you want to get more conversions or if you want to make sure that you are engaging your customers in the best possible way then there are a couple of things that you can do about this. Think About It You should always have an idea for your email before you type anything. You need to think about the reason why you are writing and what kind of response you

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What You Should Be Doing in Your Spare Time Online

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Has this ever happened to you? You settle down to be productive working online, but then a notification pops up. Or, perhaps you just find yourself unable to resist the possibility of checking the news. Once you reach the end of the article or midway through reading it, you click a link that leads you to another and another...and another. Ultimately, despite starting work online at 9:00 am, you’ll be lucky if you managed to completely one sentence. Sometimes, we’re not even planning on working online. Instead, we set out with the agenda of time wasting, allowing ourselves to drift through the digital smorgasbord. But this is a mistake because rather than drifting we should be using our time proactively. Here are a few things that you should be doing online when you have time to spare.   Working On Your Digital CV One of the best possibilities is to

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How to Make Sure You Nail Getting the Promotion

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Looking at going after that new promotion in the company? But there’s one drawback you really want to finish the book you’ve been writing and become a published author. Why not do both? After all, there are going to be expenses to publish and to market the book. Try these four tips to help you get that promotion and to keep you from being a starving writer. Even if you’re comfortable in your place of work and you know everyone that you work with, there’s something extremely nerve racking about going for a promotion with the company. There’s the fear of failing and not getting the position that you’d hoped for, and there’s also leaving beloved colleagues behind while you take yourself further in your career. Many people struggle to get themselves together for their promotion, so here’s how you can make sure you nail getting the promotion you deserve.

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Lose the Diet:Transform Your Body By Connecting with Your Soul – Author Interview – Kathy Balland

Join Kathy Balland, author of the self-help book, Lose the Diet: Transform Your Body by Connecting with Your Soul (Blissful Publications), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in July and August on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! ABOUT THE AUTHORKathy Balland, an expert in the mind-body-soul connection, teaches people how to tap into their own inner power for success. Clinically certified in hypnotherapy, her publications and seminars provide deep insights into the true causes and their remedies that prevent people from achieving their goals. Balland is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. She is clinically certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy. As president of Blissful Publications and author of “Lose the Diet: Transform Your Body by Connecting with Your Soul,” Balland provides information to enrich and

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No Teachers Left Behind – Author Interview – HBF teacher

Paperback Writer is pleased to announce our author for today, Hopeful But Frustrated Teacher (HBF Teacher), author of the realistic fiction book, No Teachers Left Behind (2nd Avenue Publishing, 2009. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: HBF Teacher has been a public school Middle grades teacher for three years. Before that, HBF substitute taught for two years. HBF has also worked as a live-in nanny and an accounts payable representative. Today when not nurturing young minds, HBF enjoys travel, photography, culinary arts, and the cinema. The Cohen Brothers and Tyler Perry are among her favorite artistic contributors. You can find HBF Teacher online at http://www.noteachersleftbehind.info. ABOUT THE BOOK: Explored through a series of poems, emails, and brief conversations, NO TEACHERS LEFT BEHIND is a fictional yet realistic look at the frustrations of middle school staff. Hi HBF Teacher, Welcome to Paperback Writer PBW: Will you share with us how you came up with

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On My Own Now: Straight Talk from Proverbs – Author Interview – Donna Lee Schillinger

Paperback Writer welcomes our author for today, Donna Lee Schillinger, author of the nonfiction Christian Living book, On My Own Now: Straight Talk from the Proverbs for Young Christian Women who Want to Remain Pure, Debt-free and Regret-free (Quilldriver, April 2009). Donna comes to us from Pump Up Your Book Promotion on her first virtual book tour. ABOUT THE BOOK: Freedom! Finally, life on my own!” Excited about making your mark on the world, living life on your own terms and eating ice cream for dinner if you want? Being on your own is so great, but when the decisions get a little more difficult than “Do I wash a black-and-white striped shirt with whites or colors?”, this little book will be invaluable. On My Own Now shows you how to apply biblical wisdom of the ages to choosing everything from friends to underwear; exercising and exorcising (ooh, creepy); juggling

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You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think – Author Interview – Ray Comfort

Paperback Writer welcomes author Ray Comfort, author of the Christian nonfiction book, You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think (WND Books, Feb 09), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in February on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ray Comfort is the author of more than 60 books, including, God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists, How to Know God Exists, Evolution: The Fairy Tale for Grownups, You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, but You Can’t Make Him Think, and The Evidence Bible. He was a platform speaker at the 2001 27th convention of “American Atheists,” and in 2007, he appeared on ABC’s Nightline (with actor Kirk Cameron) debating “The Existence of God.” He also co-hosts an award-winning television program, and has a daily blog called “Atheist Central.” For more about Ray and his work, please visit

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No Experts Needed – Author Interviews – Louise Lewis

Paperback Writer welcomes author Louise Lewis, author of the inspirational book, No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! (iUniverse, Inc., May '07), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in January on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! WIN PRIZES! As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available. About the book: Losing a job always delivers a hard blow, but it was especially hard for forty-something author Louise Lewis, one of many victims of the technology industry's dotcom implosion. No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! tells the story of how she pulled herself together and discovered

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