Breaking Out Of The $xx, An Intro To Making Money Writing Online

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  1. Nibsam

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    Thank you OP for dense and essential writing on writings. Could you advise how to start and embrace writing career for non native?
     
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    Honestly, one of the biggest things that I've noticed with writers that did not grow up with English as a SCHOOL LANGUAGE, is their poor grammar. I'm not quite sure where in the 13 years that the English speaking student REALLY buckles down, but it is the largest red flag. Spell check does not catch things that are spelled wright in the wrong place. See what I did there? Of course yew did. I did it again their to. Spell check will not catch the errors, but the grammar nazi in me is screaming HALT!

    Let me show you, in case you didn't catch it...

    Spell check does knot catch things that are spelled wright in the wrong place. See what I did there? Of course yew did. I did it again their to. Spell check will not catch the errors, but the grammar nazi in me, is screaming HALT!


    A quick google search for online grammar courses, brought me to the site below. From what I can see, it looks like they teach the very thing you are searching for:
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    https://www.universalclass.com/i/course/writing-basics-101.htm 
    If that's outside your budget, maybe check places like udemy, or go put in a request in the downloads section for something of that nature! I applaud your effort to learn how to get better @Nibsam
     
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    Thanks for the information, OP.

    Even though I am not a native speaker, I have been trying to venture into the world of writing/editing and doing it full time. I'm considering quitting my day job and seeing if I can make it.

    I am already doing some work for a few people here and there, but what I get can be considered as something on the side. Would be difficult to imagine making a living from what I have right now.

    Anyway, what I would recommend for every beginner is The Chicago Manual of Style. It helped me a lot and continues to do so.

    You can get it here - https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/chicago-manual-of-style.983598/

    I will continue to follow your thread, OP. And I hope to contact you in the future directly. Maybe you will be able to give some tips and express what you believe in my writing.
     
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  4. JamesBlake

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    I agree that understanding of style and grammar is important. The process of becoming a great write comes down to three things:

    1. Know how to format and convey information in the smoothest way possible
    2. Be able to connect to your audience
    3. Keep it concise.

    Beyond that, the basics come down to writing alot and reading great writers. If you're not spending time writing all the time then you are limited.
     
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    I think my next topics are going to be on improving as a writer, habits, how to carve out a schedule, and upgrading your business both as a writer and as a person who employs or deals with writers. What do you guys want to know about?
     
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    Nice Work OP. I am sure this will help many
     
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    Enjoyed reading this thread.

    Any tips on how to get your articles published on high authority sites like Huffpo or Forbes?

    Or pitching to clients?
     
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  8. JamesBlake

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    In what sense? Pitching writing, pitching for outreach or what?

    If enough people want to see it, I'll write a guide to doing outreach like a pro. It's about time to be honest.