Academic writing is not only a profitable occupation but also a respectful and meaningful job, which, as we believe can change the world for better. At the same time, being an academic writer is challenging, time-consuming and not always beneficial regarding financial stability, especially in the low season. Here are some symptoms which alarm you to think of leaving academic writing for something that suits you more now. Zero Tolerance to Clients Clients might not be easy to tolerate sometimes, that’s true. They forget to mention some crucial details regarding assignments, send papers to be revised for nothing and want you to be another Michel Foucault almost for free..
You have registered as a seller on Amazon.com, done the research, chosen the niche and even ordered or started to write a book. You are almost done picking a picture for the cover page and saved some dollars for editing and formatting on Fiverr. Now it is time to learn how to promote your book to receive reviews and purchases. Step 1. Make your book free to collect feedback. Reviews are the most valuable currency on Amazon and you should do anything to get them. Start with “selling” your book for free. 3-7 days are enough, but you will have to promote it very intensely through additional sources during that time. Once your book is published press “promote and..
In the previous article we gave some insightful information about why it is possible to earn a fair amount of money on Amazon selling books. Also, we explained how to register on Kindle Direct Publishing. We hope you followed our instructions, because today we move forward to picking up the topic for a book, writing or ordering it and formatting. This will be a completely practical article, so if you need additional inspiration you can address the first part of the manual. So… Let’s conquer Amazon! Choosing a Niche and a Topic Choosing a niche and topics for a book is the most important and creative task in this endeavor. We will work only with non-fiction literature her..
Essay Lancers is a platform which helps both writers and agencies, not only to earn money but to establish fruitful and lasting working relationships. As every relationship has its problems, today we will talk precisely about them. We have conducted a survey among academic writers and defined the following issues, which spoil their relationships with agencies. To which of these complaints would you put your name? Complaint #1. Fines. The most common and bitter complaint. What is surprising, the bigger and more stable the agency is, the less fines for minor cases it imposes. For example, such giant as Uvocorp is famous for being one of the most lenient and adequate companies when it c..
A little warning to start with. If you dream to become a famous writer and change the world with your novels, this is not the article to count on. This article is for those who want to get legal profit staying within the writing related business. So, we are starting the series of posts on how to earn money selling books on Amazon. Any Questions? We suspect you might have some questions or even objections against the adventure we suggest. Ready to answer them right away. “Which books?” Yours. Or almost yours. Let’s say, officially yours. “I don’t write books.” You will, after you finish reading this article. Or no. In that case, we have a trick for ..
Every occupation has its myths and freelance academic writing is not an exception. No matter whether you have traded an office desk for freelance writing or started your career registering at an academic writing website, you were under the illusion of the perfect working process. We have already covered the legends which others believe in when it comes to academic writing. Now it is time to bust myths which affect academic writers themselves. If you are an easy impressionable person, we suggest you don’t read further and keep your worldview undamaged :) Myth #1: “I can work when I want to.” Reality: You work when you can, when you can’t and just a little bit more..
Missing a deadline is an unfortunate, but almost inevitable situation, especially in a high season. Some writers say that the worst part of it is being fined or receiving bad reviews, while others are terrified by a necessity to make a legitimate excuse. How about a matrix which will help you convert real thoughts into exquisite excuses? Small hint! You can make as many matches as you want. Mix parts across the matrix, just make sure to follow the golden formula of excuse: Starting line + Confession + Reason + Apology + Promise. Jokes aside, if you have missed a deadline we advise you to follow these tips and minimize the damage because your reputation an..
As you can see from the title of this article, we are going to cover another grammar topic to boost your writing skills. But, unlike the previous topics, where everything was more or less clear, compounds are forerunners of the anarchy where the most definite word is “sometimes.” Sometimes compounds are written together, and sometimes they are hyphenated. Already having fun? Wait till we tell you more. Types of Compounds There are 3 kinds of word combinations: Open – two or more words written separately (e.g. mineral water, mountain plants, etc.) Hyphenated – two or more words with a hyphen(s) between them (e.g. non-English-speaking, two-mile walk, etc..
There is a classic image of a freelance writer. He or she has a broad imagination, works in some “artful mess” or creates masterpieces in a dawn, or lying on the green grass under the tree in a city park. Mostly nothing of this is true. You have a family to take care of, or parents worrying that you don’t have a “real job”, or a partner, who thinks that if you stay at home, you are available for a small talk and housekeeping. If you want to earn enough as a freelance academic writer, you will have to master setting boundaries. Otherwise, you will work as a full-timer and earn as if it is just a hobby. Explain the Difference between Freelance Work ..
Alla Okhrimenko is a freelance academic writer from Sumy, Ukraine. She works with several agencies but always prefers to write for private customers, when there is an opportunity. Her favorite topics are related to politics, history and social studies. In this article she shared her philosophical ideas on the values behind the freelance academic writing. When EssayLancers asked me to give some tips for new academic writers, I didn't want to do it. Why? I don't believe in such pieces of advice because they never help me much. "Do more research," "never miss a deadline," "be responsive," - all this doesn't make sense for most of the wr..
If in real world time is money than in the world of academic writing time is a real treasure. The time of a writer, every minute of it, has its value in hard currency and the loss of it means a loss of monthly earnings. Surely, it’s not an eye-opener for you, and you must have tried tons of time management tips. But… all in vain. Why? Because they don’t take into account the specifics of academic writing. Too broad, too vague… And what about time-saving techniques for library research? Any tips for quick formatting? Not a single word. It’s time to sort things out. Below is the practical 4-week plan to manage your time more effectiv..
Punalur Chandrasekharan is both a writer and a Creative Head at Gbrainindia.com, India. He writes for films, TV series and documentaries and also directs them. Being a graduate from several universities he has been working in almost every field related to academic and creative writing. Looking back and analyzing his experience, Mr. Chandrasekharan wrote a letter addressing himself as a young writer, whom he was years ago. What I Want to Say The competition for survival manifests in every phase of our lives, and the field of online academic writing is not an exception. It might become a treasure trove for the skilled, but for many others, it brings only uncertaint..
Every experienced writer has his or her own “I Wish I Knew” list, in which you can find all sorts of pitfalls, dilemmas and not optimal choices from the time they were newbies. We asked freelance academic writers with experience to share some pieces of advice from that list with us. Enjoy and don’t forget to make notes! Advice # 1. Wordiness is Harmful "If one cuts a six sentence paragraph to four without changing the meaning of the piece, that's great. Wordiness is harmful. It confuses the reader and lowers the quality of the paper. Imagine yourself explaining advertising or computer functions to someone with no knowledge of it. Impossible, right? Writing for..
There are bright sides of academic writing, and there is a shadow part. EssayLancers went undercover to make an investigation of essay writing accounts for sale. In 2015 we already presented you with an in-depth study of this shadow market. Hence, now you can not only read about online academic writing accounts being sold but also see the dynamics. In this article, we will cover “why,” “where,” “what” and “how much” of the academic accounts on sale market. The Story behind This Investigation It all started with our attempt of a journalistic research under cover. The idea was to buy an essay writing account and see how simple that..
If you are a non-native, here’s a question to you: Do you want to write like a native speaker? It’s a simple question, and the majority of non-native academic writers will probably say “Yes!” A small part will claim that it’s impossible. And some will take a stand and debate the meaning of “native speaker.” But the truth is that everything depends on you. Non-native English writers prevail in the freelance academic writing industry, and it’s a fact, not a theory. So, if you’re willing at least to try to write like a native, there is certainly something you can do. Everything Is about the Flow What do you know about fluency?..
Academic writing agencies are constantly looking for new authors. It is a fast-growing industry, and its development highly depends on the increasing number of universities accepting international students from all over the world. Good news is, with the growth of educational opportunities increases the necessity in academic writers. To satisfy this need, among other options, writing agencies use referral programs to encourage existing writers to enlist the new ones. The basic rules of referral programs are simple enough: being a writer of a particular agency, you receive a promotional code, spread a word about it, and once someone is registered using it and starts submitting or..
First of all, accept our congratulations - you have a chance to become the most popular Instagram academic writer! How come? It is simple - there is none for now. That’s right: there is no popular and mention-worthy Instagram account dedicated to academic writing led by a particular academic writer or agency. So you definitely should take your chances and become a new Instagram star, writing the truth about all that fun and hard work your academic writing is. Meanwhile, here’s a list of Instagram accounts that you can find useful in one or another way: @nanowrimo If you ever wanted to write a novel and get it published, this account is a mus..
Writers say there is nothing more dreadful than choosing between infinitive and gerund when writing an essay. While it might be true, we have prepared a quiz which will both test your knowledge on this matter and help you remember more of what you learned. Can you score 12 out of 12?
When EssayLancers was just created, we had an ambitious plan to do something really useful for academic writers worldwide, something practically applicable to their daily writing routine. And we started gathering details of your experience to write on burning aspects of a writer’s career: we wrote about scam agencies, gave tips on how to deal with clients completed lists of websites where you can 100% earn extra money. On the 30th of March, we have made a level up - we arranged the first free online webinar for freelance academic writers. It was a new exciting experience we were eager to live through..
We bet that it doesn't matter for how long you are in academic writing, words “infinitive” and “gerund” still make you flinch. And even after years of speaking, reading and writing in English you still hesitate when it comes to choosing between these two verb forms as if it’s a matter of life and death. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve prepared this post for you to use when you have problems with gerunds or infinitives. Read it, enjoy the clarity and add it to your bookmarks. Infinitives If you know the main rules of using to + verb forms, it’s quite easy to get your bearings in this part of the grammar. So, the infinitives are used: ..
Academic writing is not only a profitable occupation but also a respectful and meaningful job, which, as we believe can change the world for better. At the same time, being an academic writer is chal..
You have registered as a seller on Amazon.com, done the research, chosen the niche and even ordered or started to write a book. You are almost done picking a picture for the cover page and saved some..
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