5 Ways Writers Can Break Out of the Tired Old Social Media Box

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It’s time to teach that old dog some new tricks.

That old dog I’m referring to is social media.

Sure, you’re already blogging, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and more. Great.

But I’m telling you — there’s more to social media than meets the eye. The final chapter on social media hasn’t been written.

When I kicked off my writing business in April, I decided to use social media my way.

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How to Grow Your Freelance Writing Business by Working Less

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Freelance writers make lots of mistakes, especially when they’re starting out online.

Mistakes are useful. They’re fertilizer for entrepreneurial growth. They keep you learning and moving forward.

However, if you fail to make the right mistakes — and to learn from them — you may as well just keep your writing as a weekend hobby.

You want to make the mistakes that teach you how to build a better writing business or show you things you only learned because you were reaching.

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7 Useful Marketing Articles for Your Weekend

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This week on The Lede

  • Seth Godin’s simple cure for writer’s block.
  • Why David Ogilvy called himself a lousy copywriter.
  • A case study in the power of the blog.
  • 10 ways to use Pinterest for your business.

If you want more links you can use than the seven we highlight here every week, follow @copyblogger on Twitter.

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Answers to the 3 Biggest Email Marketing Questions We Get

I asked two pros to come on and spill their best advice on the three biggest email marketing questions we get here at Copyblogger.

DJ Waldow joins me and Sonia Simone to discuss:

  • The best way to build an email list
  • The 2 reasons why people open an email
  • The most important element of an email that sells
  • How to write emails that get opened
  • How to stay out of your reader’s spam filters
  • Sonia’s secret weapon of email marketing that works

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The Glee Guide to Attracting a Raving Horde of Social Media Fans

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If your memories of high school involve wedgies, broken hearts, and getting stuffed into your locker, you probably love Glee.

The musical comedy TV show — Ryan Murphy’s smash hit about the nerds, misfits, and social outcasts of McKinley High School’s glee club — is equal parts quirky, cheesy, heartbreaking, and surprisingly delightful.

Over its first two seasons, the show has also attracted millions of obsessive fans from all over the world.

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4 Simple Steps to a Facebook Timeline that Tells Your Marketing Story

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So how about that new Facebook Timeline?

Love it? Hate it? Either way it’s here to stay (until it isn’t).

As always, Facebook loves to change things up and people love to kvetch about it. You can always use new Facebook Features to improve your marketing, so how can you use the Facebook Timeline to your advantage? Read on.

First, a few facts about the Facebook Timeline. The Timeline only affects personal profiles at the moment. Facebook has not announced when (or even if) they will roll the new Timeline look out to Facebook Pages.

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