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Ten Essential Tips For Submitting Articles

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Ten Essential Tips For Submitting Articles

by: Dwain Berlin

Submitting well planned articles on-line will increase traffic and can even launch your career when handled right. They’ll drive traffic from all over the net and show an excellent return on your time invested.
Write Your Article Like You’re Writing to a Friend
Even though it may be seen by thousands, each copy gets read by one person at a time. Your readers are more open if you’re speaking directly to them instead of down at them. Replace big words with simple words. I’ve heard that writing at an eighth grade level will increase comprehension.
Write a Killer Headline
An amazing article can end up going nowhere because the headline sucked a lemon and nobody read it...

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How Does Santa Make Out His List? (humor)

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How Does Santa Make Out His List? (humor)

by: Kristin Johnson

I’ll let you in on a secret: I know Santa Claus. And I received a letter from him with his Christmas list.
“Dear Kristin,
“Thank you for the homemade cookies last year. For some reason, people seem to forget that I’m not planning to lose weight, thank you very much. I don’t have a peanut allergy and I’m not lactose intolerant. Up here at the North Pole, we don’t get nonsense like that. But you wouldn’t believe some of the notes I get in lieu of cookies.
“‘Santa, you’re too fat, get real, love Dr. Phil…Dear Santa, you’re in violation of the no-fly zone, signed, the Coalition…Dear Santa, you’re using slave labor and oppressing our elf minorities, peace, the Rev...

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How to Sell Your E-book – (or other information pr

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How to Sell Your E-book – (or other information product) – Through Quickie Seminars

by: Alexis Dawes

I’ve been selling my own self-published information products (mainly e-books) online for the past 3 years. Is it profitable? Definitely.
But as any seasoned information marketer will vouch, it takes time to build up your name recognition online. You’ll have to spend considerable effort to develop word-of-mouth web site traffic. It’s rare that you start off making $1,000 a day.
But offline it’s an entirely different story.
In the real world, when people meet face-to-face, a 10-minute conversation with a prospect can lead to a $1,000 sale.
I know this from first-hand experience. You see I’ve been in that position several times...

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Create A Dream Diary

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Create A Dream Diary

by: Annette Beveridge-Young

How many times have you forced yourself to sit in front of a computer and waited for inspiration to strike?Most of us at some point, whether just starting out or even an experienced published writer, have suffered from the proverbial writers block or have struggled to kick-start their creativity.
Sometimes ideas just flow and writing our article or story is easy. Inspiration flows over us like waves and the subsequent finished piece is almost word perfect and requires very little editing. But for those times when inspiration is on holiday or worse, on strike, help yourself to master those off days by creating a dream diary.
If you are one of those unfortunate people who believe that they rarely dream or at least have trouble remembering them...

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Distinctiveness in Personal Statements: Byproduct

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Distinctiveness in Personal Statements: Byproduct or Goal?

by: Linda Abraham

“What makes you unique is not that you have had these life-altering experiences, but rather how and why your perspective has changed or been reinforced as a result of those and other everyday experiences. That is a story that only you can tell. If you concentrate your efforts on telling us who you are, differentiation will occur naturally; if your goal is to appear unique, you may achieve the opposite effect.”
So wrote Derek Bolton, Assistant Dean and Director of Stanford GSB Admissions, in his most recent and excellent monthly column, “The Director’s Corner,” for Stanford’s MBA Admissions Newsletter.
I have read many application essays where the author aimed for distinctiveness and failed miserably to achieve...

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