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If you’re just getting started with your blog or online biz, you probably don’t have a lot of money to spend on stock photos for your visual content. Then you should be thrilled to know there are tons of FREE stock photo sites where you can find images in the public domain. There are tons sources that don’t even require you to give an attribution, although it’s always nice to “buy the photographer a cup of coffee”

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One day, you decide to start freelancing. Maybe you lost your job, and maybe you quit your job. Maybe you can’t afford childcare or maybe you don’t want to use childcare. No matter what the reason, the fact is, you’re a freelancer now – and probably working from home. What does that mean for your social life?

For most of the working world, socializing is built into their schedule. On the subway, at the office,

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I’ve recently learned how to design my own Visual Content; Website & Social Media Images/Headers/Footers and Marketing/PR Materials, etc. All while gaining the knowledge of basic graphic design tools for absolutely free on Canva! It’s a wonderful website where you can choose from thousands of layouts, texts styles, background colors/patterns (or upload your own!). You can learn to apply these components to create visual content that’s dimensionally suited for a pin on Pinterest,

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I think I’m either crazy or perhaps it’s because of the late hour (3am) but I have no idea why I’m sharing this….I’m a singer. I’ve focused the past 6 years of my life, trying to find a stable career that I love and that will keep my family & I living comfortably. Perhaps one of the reasons it’s taken me so long to commit to writing as a career is because it’s scary to put yourself out there Honestly,

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Most all professional blogs & websites, along with print magazines and newspapers, have an entire Editorial Department managing the Editorial Calendar for each section of the blog/website, magazine or newspaper. If someone in the Editorial Department happened to forget to publish an article at any of these news/media content sources, it would be chaos. The same goes for your blog/website or any site that wants to be taken seriously. Okay, maybe chaos is going a little overboard if you’re just starting your blog or if your site isn’t a major,

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Original content. That’s what having your own self-hosted website is all about, right? It’s a platform to open up and share about the topics that interest you and your audience. Of course, it takes a little time to gain an audience then check out Google Analytics for the week/month and see exactly which categories they respond to the most. But the question is if your audience say, only responds to 3 or 4 categories….do you drop the rest and never write about them again?

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RSS literally means Rich Site Summary or as it’s often referred to, Really Simple Syndication. It uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information such as blog entries, news headlines, audio & video. Social Media Scheduling Apps such as Hootsuite or Buffer, allow you to enter RSS feeds from your chosen websites to share content other than your own with your social media followers.

You might be thinking to yourself,

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Nobody puts Pinterest in a corner. With 73 million users (85% of which are females), an expanding presence outside the United States and upcoming buyable pins, this social media platform/search engine is now more powerful and sophisticated than ever.

After months of pinning diligently and engaging with my subscribers, my analytics exploded, figuratively speaking – Pinterest has become the #1 referral for my blog, bringing a steady flow of high-quality visitors (that stay on my site for more than a microsecond and comment on/share the content) every day.

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When I was 11 I began suffering from horrific panic attacks, as early as my first semester in sixth grade. My mother assumed I was nervous about a boy and didn’t think anything of it. Right….I was just throwing up every single morning as a result of these apparently harmless “butterflies”. It was “a pre-teen phase that (I) would soon grow out of,” she said. She was right. One day during the summer after sixth grade,

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