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Author: Simon Elstad

How Artificial Intelligence will influence professional writing

Artificial intelligence is making headlines in most sectors of the economy. From manufacturing to education, it is changing how we operate and perceive the world around us. While no current AI can write at human levels, it’s worth looking at developments in the field thus far. Could there come such a time when AI replaces human writers and reporters? Can AI, for example, write a winning literary novel? Is there a possibility of a purely AI driven news agency? To better answer these questions, we need to understand what artificial intelligence is and its current use and application in...

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11 must-have freelance writing tools to grow your business

Freelance writing isn’t a hobby, it’s a business. You must adopt a winning mindset, and the right freelance writing tools to succeed, thrive, and remain profitable. No compilation list is ever complete. What one writer uses is not what another writer prefers or uses in their business. However, a few areas intersect when you are a freelancer, or otherwise in life and work. They include managing operations, marketing, communication, billing, etc. Our list of top freelance writing tools provides the essential apps to keep your business organized, efficient and profitable. They can help quickly find leads, manage your website...

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How to become a freelance writer with no experience

So, you want to learn how to become a freelance writer with no experience and no contacts? Buckle up and take notes, this one is for you. Magazines, newspapers, websites, and other outlets need content on a regular basis. It’s how they keep people informed, entertained, and educated. The internet is one big library filled with content. And writers create most of that content. Freelance writing is a path to being your boss, setting your hours, and working from anywhere you want. AKA freedom. But you’ve got to start somewhere. Think about it, most people start their careers with...

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What is a freelance writer? Everything you need to know

The term “writer” gets thrown around quite a lot. The internet has made writers out of most if not all of us. Think about all the emails we send, the memos, the texts, status updates, chat messages and everything in between. Oh, don’t even get me started on emoji. Heck, there is a whole movie just for that 🙂 Then comes freelance writing. And it begs the question, what is a freelance writer anyway?   We’ve covered how to become a freelance writer in 24hrs or less, and even how to get freelance writing clients or grow your freelance...

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How to get consulting clients fast

Let’s get one thing straight, consulting is not for the faint of heart. You sell one thing, and that’s knowledge. You need to know your stuff. Otherwise, clients won’t trust you. If clients don’t trust you as an expert in your field, they won’t refer to their friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. Consulting can also be rewarding both financially and career-wise. You help people and businesses solve problems. You get to see the smile on their faces when they succeed. They write you big, fat checks. They open their networks to you. Success is no longer a pipe dream. By...

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