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Don’t Confuse Being A Freelancer With Being A Blogger And Vice Versa

by in Lifestyle on Aug 5th, 2013
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The terms “blogger” and “freelancer” are often used interchangeably to describe ourselves, but it’s important to differentiate between the two to minimize disappointment and maximize profitability. One can certainly be a blogger with a freelance business or a freelancer with a blog. However, to do one successfully requires a different skillset. I’m a blogger first [...]

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Moneystepper – Yakezie Member Post

by in Featured on Apr 17th, 2014
moneystepper - Yakezie member post

There’s a famous expression often used to explain your crappy old car: “it gets me from A to B”. What an intriguing little phrase. It makes getting from one point to another sound remarkably easy: it only requires a battered old banger to achieve it. In my personal life, I have found the reality of [...]

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Yakezie Member Post: Luke1428 Born Out of Inspiration

by in Featured on Apr 14th, 2014
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Who inspires you? Is that too serious a question to begin a Yakezie new member post? Perhaps, but it’s extremely relevant for me because I think about this every time I sit down to write. Dwelling on this keeps my writing focused on my mission. Above all, as noted here on Yakezie recently, it allows [...]

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The Most Important Aspect Of Being A Successful Blogger

by in Lifestyle on Apr 7th, 2014
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I love how here on Yakezie we all come together for our love and interest in blogging, personal finance, lifestyle topics, and helping each other. I wouldn’t be where I am today as a blogger without Yakezie and the support of so many Members and Challengers. I knew so little about websites and blogging before [...]

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How To Win At Everything Online

by in Personal Finance on Mar 31st, 2014
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One blogger I’ve been mentoring over the past year asked me the other day, “How can I ever win one of those blogging awards? I see some blogs get award after award and they aren’t that good. Their traffic isn’t that high and their content isn’t very original. Yet some sites have much better content [...]

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Another Reason To Focus On Affiliate Advertising And Not Direct Advertising

by in Personal Finance on Mar 24th, 2014
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For a couple years I’ve been encouraging fellow bloggers to really de-emphasize sponsored posts and text link ads on their main site(s) – or sites they care about not getting crushed by Google. Google has helped expedite the decline of direct advertising with its frequent algorithmic changes and warnings. It’s understandable to go after the [...]

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