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Joleene Moody provides professional writing services.

The Rules of Writing (And Why There Are No Rules)

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Make Money Writing | 14 comments

The Rules of Writing (And Why There Are No Rules)

I’ve been writing professionally and journalistically for 15 years.

My accolades include three published books, hundreds of published news and human interest stories, a successful blog, two award-winning investigative television series, and a comedic stage play that made its debut in 2014.

I have learned how to write from the best and the worst.

I have been told to write at least 1,500 words a day.
Or 3,000 a day.
Or whatever the hell I want every other day.

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Why You Should Date Your Blog Posts

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips, Make Money Writing | 15 comments

Why You Should Date Your Blog Posts

I think you should date your blog posts.
No, not a date, date!! A calendar date.

As I buzz through various blog posts daily (because I’m a geek and I read plenty of them), I occasionally come across a post that tells me NOT to date my blog posts.

Then there’s one that tells me TO date them.

And then another that tells me NOT to date them.

I’m going to tell you why you should date your blog posts, and how it can benefit both you and your reader.

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9 Silly Mistakes That Can Cost You A Client

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips, Make Money in Your Creative Business | 18 comments

9 Silly Mistakes That Can Cost You A Client

Have you ever lost a client and weren’t sure why? It could be for a number of reasons, sure, but it could also be because you’re making silly little mistakes that don’t resonate with a potential prospect.

I have chosen to not work with people for some of the reasons below. I’ve also learned that some people have chosen not to work with me because of some of the reasons below. Yes, I’ve learned the hard way. (sigh.) We all do, right?

Let’s help you avoid any hard lessons if we can. Here’s a list of 9 Silly Mistakes That Can Cost You A Client and what you can do to avoid those mistakes:

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3 Ways to Find Paid Speaking Opportunities

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Make Money Speaking | 14 comments

3 Ways to Find Paid Speaking Opportunities

If you strive to speak for a living (or have part of it as your business model), I assume you want to be paid for your talks.

In past posts, I’ve talked about how new speakers are often expected to deliver a keynote for free. It’s a sad reality, but there it is. But the bottom line is that you should be paid to speak, no matter what the organization tells you about their budget. You are working. Hard. And dammit, you deserve to be paid for it.

Okay. That’s that…. (I am very passionate about speakers getting paid for their time.)

So where can you find these paid speaking opportunities?
I’m glad you asked. 🙂  

If you don’t have an agent or belong to a bureau, that’s fine. You don’t always need one. Some speakers don’t want one. I personally have never had one. Having said that, here are 3 Ways to Find Paid Speaking Opportunities:

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7 Social Media Marketing Hacks That Get You Noticed

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips, Make Money in Your Creative Business | 20 comments

7 Social Media Marketing Hacks That Get You Noticed

Social media can be a b*tch. When I first started my blog, I was clueless. 
How would I get people to read my posts?
How would I get them to notice me and come to my site?
How would I get them to like my posts and share my posts and comment on my posts and blah, blah, blah….

Yes, I had all of these questions. But I figured it out. Now, to stand out from the rest, I have 7 Social Media Marketing Hacks That Get Me Noticed. Once I began to implement all of these things, my marketing really began to shift. More traffic came to my site, I made more money with my affiliate links, and my posts were getting shared left and right.

There’s only one thing you have to remember before you dive into these hacks:
YOU MUST DO THEM CONSISTENTLY.

Okay. Now that you know that, here are my 7 Social Media Marketing Hacks That Get You Noticed… 

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