What’s Wrong With Writing For Content Mills?

Posted April 4th, 2013 by Val and filed in Content Mills, Make Money Writing
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Many new writers are drawn to content mills as a place to get started. There are a handful of advantages to working for content mills – but most of the advantages are really disadvantages in disguise.

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From Content Mills to Successful Web Content Writer

Posted July 9th, 2012 by Val and filed in Content Mills, Make Money Writing, Web Writing

What is the secret of moving from being a content mill writer to a successful web content writer? Or how do you move from content mills to becoming any type of successful writer, such as a magazine writer or a copywriter?

I read an interesting blog post this week by a man named David LaMartina. Mr. LaMartina wrote a blog post for MakeaLivingWriting.com entitled “How I Got Good- Paying Article Assignments – With No Clips.”

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Two Learning Phases of a Web Writer’s Life

Posted March 4th, 2012 by Val and filed in Content Mills, Getting Started, Web Writing
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There are two learning phases in a web writer’s life: learning to write and learning to market. For those of us who like to write, in a perfect world it would be nice if all day every day we could just sit down and write without all the other details needed to create a successful writing career.

But realistically, a writing career – like any other career – requires a period of training and apprenticeship that includes not only learning and improving writing skills, but also requires attention to the details of running a business. Web writers have to have a marketing plan.

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Getting Off the Hamster Wheel of Content Mills

Posted January 16th, 2012 by Val and filed in Content Mills, Getting Started
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New Year’s is a time when people typically rethink their goals and plans for the coming year. Due to my husband’s illness, I haven’t been putting as much time into writing as I used to, but I did make one major decision this year.

I’m going to get off the hamster wheel of writing for content mills.

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