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ConvertKit vs Mailchimp: Which Is Better? [An Honest Comparison]
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ConvertKit vs Mailchimp: Which Is Better? [An Honest Comparison]

SummaryConvertKit is an excellent email platform for online creators such as bloggers. Mailchimp targets almost every marketer. Here’s our honest side by side comparison of these email marketing platforms.Looking for an in-depth and honest comparison of ConvertKit and Mailchimp? You’re in the right place.There are way too many email marketing platforms available online. Out of them, both ConvertKit and Mailchimp provide excellent value for money.ConvertKit is exclusively designed for online creators and Mailchimp is designed for every marketer in the world.So which is better: ConvertKit or Mailchimp? In this detailed comparison post, let’s find out;What is ConvertKit along with its features and interfaceWhat is Mailchimp along with its features and interfaceEvery major feature side by side...
5 Writing Contest Strategies to Improve Your Winning Chances
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5 Writing Contest Strategies to Improve Your Winning Chances

This guest post is by Demi LeJeune. Demi is a writer of near and far future Science Fiction blended with a dash of Thriller and a lot of character. His aim is to send readers on what-if escapist adventures. Find out more on his website at demilejeune.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@DemiAuthor).Fear, anticipation, and self-doubt are just a few emotions I felt during my first writing contest.Maybe you’re in the same place now. Wondering if you have a chance among the many entrants. Uncertain if it’s worth the time and effort.Short answer—it is.And that holds true whether you win or lose. We’ll get into that more below.But I also want to reveal five tips for improving your winning chances in a writing contest. See, I won the Short Fiction Break 2020 Summer Writing Contest with my...
How to Start a Kids Channel on YouTube
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How to Start a Kids Channel on YouTube

Tips to start a YouTube kids channel and make money doing it Kids channels are by far the most popular theme on YouTube and make a surprising amount of money. Scroll through the Tubefilter Top 50 Most Popular YouTube Channels list on any given week and the majority are going to be kid-themed content. In fact, the week I’m writing this, 39 of the top 50 channels on YouTube are for kids. The only other topic that even comes close in terms of views are music channels. The #1 most popular kids channel on the video platform racked up over 859 million views last week, enough to bank over $1.5 million on YouTube ads alone! Popular Kids Channels on YouTube YouTuber Ryan Kaji, star of the Ryan’s World channel, is reported to be the platform’s highest paid star with over 25.9 million...
TwitterChat: What is Publishing Success?
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TwitterChat: What is Publishing Success?

Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about  What is Publishing Success? The Indie Author Twitter Chat runs for an hour, weekly on Wednesdays, at 8pm UK Time (3pm EST and noon Pacific Time). All you have to do to join in is follow the hashtag #IndieAuthorChat on Twitter. The chats are a virtual meet-up for the self-publishing community on Twitter. If you’re looking to connect with more people in our industry, joining The Indie Author Twitter Chat is the perfect way to start. Network with other authors and self-publishing professionals, learn new strategies and get answers to your most pressing questions from our guest experts. Next time: This Wednesday (tomorrow) we have questions about Tips for Creating...
25 Best AppSumo Deals for Bloggers to Grab in August 2020
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25 Best AppSumo Deals for Bloggers to Grab in August 2020

Best AppSumo DealsSummaryAre you in a hunt for the best AppSumo deals to save more on various marketing tools? You’re in the right place at the right time. Here’s the list of top Live Deals on which you can enjoy a Massive Discount upto 98%. We keep updating this page with the latest deals frequently, so keep an eye on this page by bookmarking it.If you’re in a hunt for the best AppSumo deals and discounts to save HUGE, you’re in the right place.Whether you know it or not, AppSumo is like Groupon where you can find a ton of deals on digital products ranging from email marketing to SEO to freelance and so on.If you’re a blogger or an online marketer who’s looking for the best products and tools to manage your marketing related stuff, AppSumo is a great platform for you.The great thing abou...
Misology and Other Words In the News
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Misology and Other Words In the News

By Maeve Maddox As an avid reader for more years than I care to mention, I have a reasonably large reading vocabulary, if I say so. During the past few months, however, I am encountering more and more unfamiliar words in my daily perusal of various newspapers and websites. My theory is that journalists, bored beyond endurance with the utter sameness of daily and weekly rehashes of what seem like the same five topics that dominate the news, are reaching for variety with exotic words. As a word-nerd, nothing delights me more than coming across something new and strange. I do wonder what other readers think of words like misologist, immiserate, and instatiated, thrown without explanation into a run-of-the-mill ne...
Writing Ideas Tank Empty? 9 Brainstorming Hacks for Writers
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Writing Ideas Tank Empty? 9 Brainstorming Hacks for Writers

Feeling like your writing ideas tank is empty? It usually looks something like this… You’re staring at a blank screen trying to come up with a blog post idea or story idea. You’ve spent the better part of a day typing a few lines, then deleting them. And it seems like there’s a sinister voice inside your head mocking every attempt you make. “You don’t have any good writing ideas. Why bother?” Followed by maniacal laughter, of course. Bawhahahaha! If you’re struggling to come up with writing ideas, you’re not alone. It happens. But that void in your brain doesn’t have to stay empty for long. There’s just no reason to be wasting days, weeks, months or even years thinking: I don’t have any good writing ideas to make money. The truth is…there’s an unlimited supply of writing ideas out ...
Get Paid to Write Articles: 17 Magazines That Pay $500 or More
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Get Paid to Write Articles: 17 Magazines That Pay $500 or More

As a freelance writer, it can be a struggle to find high-quality paying work.It often seems like the only options available are $5-per-article scams and work from content mills, which can seem like good opportunities — until you check your bank account balance and realize it’ll take ages before your hard work adds up into real earnings.While finding quality paying work is difficult, it isn’t impossible. In fact, there are lots of publications that will pay you a premium to write for them.It isn’t necessarily easy to get into these publications, and it may take time and experience to build up your writing to a level that will help you get paid these rates. But you can take solace in the fact that writing work exists beyond content mills and low paying gigs.While there are probably tens of t...
22 Websites and Magazines That Want to Publish Your Personal Essay
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22 Websites and Magazines That Want to Publish Your Personal Essay

Writing is a solitary act, but the importance of sharing your work can’t be overlooked. A personal essay can endear you to an audience, bring attention to an issue or simply provide comfort to a reader who’s “been there.”Journalists might find it difficult to steer away from research rituals to talk about themselves, but think of it this way:“Writing nonfiction is not about telling your story,” says Ashley C. Ford, an essayist who emphasized the importance of creating a clear connection between your personal experience and universal topics. “It’s about telling interesting and worthy stories about the human condition using examples from your life.”When writing personal essays, imagine you’re writing through yourself, instead of about yourself — worry less about writing something that seems ...
Recession-Proof Your Freelance Writing: How to Earn During COVID-19 and Other Tumultuous Times
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Recession-Proof Your Freelance Writing: How to Earn During COVID-19 and Other Tumultuous Times

Check out Carol Tice’s new e-book The Recession-Proof Freelancer: A 12-Point Plan for Thriving in Hard Times.Feeling nervous about what’s happened to freelancing during COVID-19? If so, you’re not alone. But you can recession-proof your freelance writing career and continue to earn — if you know what steps to take.For me, the past few months have given me déjà vu — because I was freelancing in the last recession, around 2008. I had just begun ramping up my writing income when the financial meltdown came on. I decided to stick with my plan to grow my income to six figures, despite what was happening. And in 2011, I got there, cracking six figures for the first time. What does it take? Let me boil down the key components of earning well in a down economy into four important steps. 1. Win the...