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How to Become a Full-Time Freelancer

Randy Dotinga knows — probably better than anyone — the difficulties of transitioning into full-time freelance work. “I’ve been a full-time freelance writer since 1999. Before that, I was a daily newspaper reporter. It’s amazing that I’ve been doing this since 1999, considering that I’m only 25 years old,” he joked during a recent ProfNet #ConnectChat. Dotinga…

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Media Insider: Viral Content in the 19th Century, Interviewing Tips and This Week’s Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Listicles, Aggregation, and Content Gone Viral: How 1800s Newspapers Prefigured Today’s Internet (NiemanLab) Ryan Cordell, a Northeastern University professor, recently spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about viral content of the 19th century. Writing made up of lists…

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10 Instagram Tips for Bloggers

Many bloggers fail to recognize the potential of Instagram. Instagram can greatly enhance your blog in a number of ways, from networking to directing traffic. Out of all the social media platforms out there, Instagram is by far my favorite. Why? Mostly because it can turn any topic into an interesting story — you just…

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PRN Media How-To: Features for Freelancers

This latest installment of PRN Media How-To focuses on making the most of PR Newswire for Journalists’ tools for freelancers. Catch up on previous how-tos and try our free media tools for yourself by signing up at prnmedia.prnewswire.com. We all have bills to pay. For freelance journalists, who aren’t receiving one regular paycheck, the acquisition and retention of clients is essential.…

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Blog Profiles: Asian-American Blogs, Volume 2

Welcome to Blog Profiles. Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the space. While Christine is on maternity leave, Mary Johnson will be filling in. Do you have a blog that deserves…