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Published on 1st Feb., 2017

Get Free High-Quality Images for Your Portfolio

When it comes building a beautiful online portfolio, your writing only tells part of the story at a glance. If you want a portfolio that will quickly catch the attention of potential clients and employers, you’ve got to add professional ...
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Published on 28th Jan., 2017

How to be a Healthy Writer

Working as a writer has a few advantages I would never want to give up. I get to choose my hours, work wherever I like, and partner up with interesting clients. Not to mention the fact I get to wear ...
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Published on 8th Jan., 2017

How to Trick Your Brain Into Writing

If there’s one thing almost all writers have in common, it’s being masters of procrastination. Set a blank screen in front of us, and we dread it so much that we can find any number of other things to do, ...
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Published on 1st Jan., 2017

5 Writing Goals You Can Set This Year

There’s nothing like a new year and the idea of a clean slate to renew the motivation in your writing career. Take advantage of the resolution-setting mindset and set yourself some new writing goals for the year ahead. Not sure ...
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Published on 8th Dec., 2016

Best Free Online Tools for Editing Your Writing

When you’re working on a new article, writing the first draft is only half the battle. The editing process is what makes your work start to shine. Yet no matter how good your first draft is, editing can feel like ...
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Published on 2nd Dec., 2016

Staying Productive During Slow Periods

Traditionally, the workload for writers starts to slow down during summer months and the Christmas season every year. As we approach this next slow period, you might already be seeing clients reducing their budgets and editors getting ready for vacation. ...
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Published on 12th Nov., 2016

Ways Your Writing Portfolio Gets You More Work

It is rare that a writer can get hired without providing work samples. Clients want to know that they are hiring writers who can effectively communicate messages within a certain industry or about a particular topic. Some clients are looking ...
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Published on 31st Oct., 2016

How to Improve Your Writing

As a journalist, blogger, or content creator, you should always be looking to improve your writing skills. After all, it’s a natural instinct to want to get better at something. Plus, you can find better writing opportunities and even increase ...
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Published on 13th Sept., 2016

Building ‘Brand You’

Every freelance writer has a brand, it may not be in the same format as the big company brands we are used to encountering in our every day lives, but it is a brand none the less.
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Published on 3rd April, 2016

The Importance of Finding a Niche in Sports Journalism

Competition in journalism is constantly increasing. In sports journalism, for example, a vast array of up and coming writers are attempting to make their name through covering football, tennis and a plethora of others sports. Like in any profession though, ...
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Published on 11th March, 2016

How to Write Outstanding Case Studies

Good case studies are a very powerful “soft-sell” business tool for promoting products or services, particularly in a B2B environment. Most case studies are short, only a couple of pages, and tell the story of how the customer benefitted from ...
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Published on 27th Feb., 2016

Top Tips for Pitching to Editors

Getting through to editors is sometimes difficult. They are always busy. Particularly on Press Day, for print publications. Although more and more content is online, there are still thousands of magazines, newspapers, and local publications which have a press day ...
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Published on 15th Feb., 2016

A Beginners Guide to Portfolio Analytics

On any website it is normally useful to use analytics to analyse how people find, use and behave on your portfolio. However, this isn't done just for the sake of it and is pointless unless you make use of the ...
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Published on 29th Dec., 2015

Guide to SEO for your Writing Portfolio

This article takes you through some of the best practices for performing SEO on your writing portfolio (not necessarily built on Journo Portfolio). Journo Portfolio makes your life easier by doing lots of the best practices automatically, but there is ...
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Published on 20th Dec., 2015

Version 3 Launch: Refinement & Evolution

Version 3 of Journo Portfolio has now been launched bringing together a few small changes to make a big impact on how the site works. Combined with a bold new branding and site design we think Journo Portfolio is better ...