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On this blog I write a lot about personal development as it relates to business development because as you grow and develop and hone your skills so will your business continue to grow and move forward. Today I want to take a look at some of the tangible ways that you can work towards developing [...]

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In part I of this series we covered selecting a topic that you already know and have a passion for. In today’s installment we will cover the remaining three tips on creating content for your niche blog. Always keep in mind that you are not trying to be all things to all people with your [...]

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On this blog I like to share what I am learning as an online freelance writer and blogger with my readers. I have been on this path for several years, and if anything that I have learned along the way can be helpful to someone who is just getting started, then I am pleased. The [...]

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Freelance writers who are looking for a side income stream to fill in when client work is low might consider providing blog services to local businesses in their city or town.  I’m sure you must be aware of the popularity of providing online marketing services to your local mom and pop businesses.  If you already [...]

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Passive income is one of those things that’s kind of like the ‘Holy Grail’ of online marketing. Many people who have online businesses are looking for ways that they can generate passive income streams so that they can leverage their time and effort for a return later on. I’m going to share what I am [...]

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As a professional writer and blogger I have been engaged in the practice of content marketing since the launch of this blog in the fall of 2007. At that time, my freelance writing practice was just beginning and I wanted to start getting my work out there as I did not have a lot of [...]

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Regular readers of my blog know I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so when I heard that Julie Isaacs of the Writing Spirit Blog (I just *love* that name) is throwing down a blogging challenge to kick 2011 off as, “The year of the blog.” Julie says that the goal of this [...]

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Online visibility is all about being found online by the target audience who is looking for what you have to offer. With millions of other websites competing for your prospective clients’ attention, your challenge is to find a way to rise above the ‘noise’ or the many distractions on the Internet, and show up consistently [...]

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2010 was a great year full o f lots of information packed blog posts on the Productive Pen blog. I decided to do a little roundup of ten of my favorite posts for the year and share them with you again, or for the first time for my new visitors. Now that I have finally [...]

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This has been such an amazing year for me, and I have been meditating on how I can express my gratitude for all that I have been blessed with, and I came up with what I think is a fabulous idea called the Productive Pen Big Give Contest. The grand prize is a free WordPress [...]