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How I broke into freelance copy writing online and started earning over $100,000 a year

Being a professional writer had always been a dream of mine. But with no relevant experience, college degree or network, I was grasping at straws, trying to rustle up some temporary income until I could find my next job.<p>My uncomfortable Google search led me to Elance, an online freelance …

20 Amazing Sites That Will Pay You $100+ Per Article

Content is more important than ever.<p>Research from the Content Marketing Institute reveals that at least 55% of companies will increase their content …

Web Design

Why James Patterson’s fiction factory is lining up the ‘shots’

The prolific American novelist is to engage more readers with ‘BookShots’ – cheap, concise page-turners that can be read in one sitting<p>The fiction factory run by the hyperprolific American novelist James Patterson is to increase productivity, he revealed this week. The extra titles, two to four a …

Books

5 Top Bloggers Reveal Their Top Tips for Flying With Kids

Credit: Shutterstock<p>We've all been there: a poor kid having a meltdown in the seat next to you, parents trying their hardest to soothe. We here at Travelzoo were curious about the mindset of fellow passengers and did a survey that found 65% of travelers will offer help and a smile to the parents of …

Vancouver Public Library hit by low Canadian dollar and expensive ebooks

Multinational publishers are demanding high prices for digital books, but Canadian independents haven't copied this approach.

Libraries

Traveler Obsession: This Is Ground's Tech Dopp Kit

Whether you pack it full of digital accessories or leave room for some analog essentials as well, this travel kit is an organizing nerd’s dream.<p>People travel in different ways. There are those who get to the airport with three hours to spare, and there are the last-minute sprinters, hurdling over …

Streaming Media

The New York Times Makes 17,000 Tasty Recipes Available Online: Japanese, Italian, Thai & Much More

My pile of nightstand books at the moment includes Tim Ferriss' <i>The Four-Hour Chef</i> (available as a free audiobook here), a flashy tome meant in part …

Cooking

Meet America & Britain’s First Female Tattoo Artists: Maud Wagner (1877-1961) & Jessie Knight (1904–1994)

For a certain period of time, it became very hip to think of classic tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins as the epitome of WWII era retro …

Make Money Writing Articles Half-Time

How to make money writing articles half-time<p>If you are wondering how to make money writing articles, this is the right place to find the answer to …

Five Free “Must Use” Tech Tools for eBook Authors

Tracy is deep in the ebook preparation and formatting world, since he runs the operations at our e-commerce site, Book Design Templates where we sell …

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …

Writing

Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write

If you hand me the original paperback edition of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow I can, quickly and without too much scrabbling, find you the page where the hero loses the girl. My disappointment on his behalf has lingered physically on that page for the past 20 years. Likewise, in Vasily …

Books

7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer

The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It's why people can sit on a draft for weeks — every time they …

Creative Writing

After leaving his 9-5 job, this 31-year-old built a company that's earned $1 million while he travels the world

It was a sales job, and with his commission he was able to earn up to $20,000 a month.<p>Ward, who was raised by a single mother in Northern Ireland, couldn't believe how much he was earning after years of hustling for cash. "I come from quite a poor family," he says. "It was crazy. Not having had …

19 amazing English words we’ve totally forgotten about

1. Twirlblast<p>A tornado, according to people in the 1700s. Why we switched to tornado, I’ll never understand.<p>2. Chork<p>The act of making the sound your …

Why the Belmond Royal Scotsman is More Magical Than the Hogwarts Express

Still holding out for that letter from Hogwarts? Pass the waiting time aboard the muggle-run Belmond Royal Scotsman. It may not depart from Platform …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

4 Tips to Land a Flight Attendant Job

There hasn't been a better time to pursue a job in the sky in years. Dozens of airlines are accepting applications and hiring flight attendants. According to The Washington Times, Delta is planning to hire 1,800 new flight attendants and even with the merger in full swing, American Airlines is …

Walking Lessons for Tourists, From NYC’s 'Department of Pedestrian Etiquette'

How to be a better a tourist, according to a tongue-in-cheek public service announcement.<p>The New York City tradition of complaining about the way …

Lexus' hoverboard 'is like floating on a cushion of air'

The Lexus hoverboard is real, folks. It's not computer-generated imagery you're looking at, and it's not smoke and mirrors. In fact, what looks a lot like smoke emanating from below the Japanese luxury brand's hoverboard is actually caused by the liquid nitrogen required to keep the 'board's …

Giornale Adriatico-Mediterraneo: The Writing on the Wall

Francesco Proietti is amongst other things a paper maker in the town of Bevagna, in Umbria. He also makes bells which take three months to be produced if you are thinking of hanging one from the minaret of your house in order to call the kids home to dinner. He also raises peacocks. Proietti is a …

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

How to Negotiate More Vacation Time (Plus the One Thing You Should NEVER Say!)

The Workplace

Are sleeper trains facing extinction?

Some commentators report the slow death of the sleeper train. They claim that the venerable services that meander through the European night have all but disappeared.<p>Which would be a shame. That final whistle before you bed down then snake through Scotland, Spain or Siberia harks back to the …

Here are the most expensive places to drink beer around the world

What can better determine the cost of a city than the price of a nice cold beer?<p>Go Euro recently released its 2015 Beer Price Index, which combined data from 75 cities around the world, using the cost of the most popular local beer and top five most commonly imported ones.<p>Just like you want to …

Solar Impulse breaks record for non-stop solo flight

Solar powered plane flies for more than 100 hours across the Pacific on its way from Japan to Hawaii during its global journey<p>A team attempting to fly a solar powered plane around the world has has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, the pilots said on Thursday.<p>Solar …

5 cultural faux pas Americans make while traveling abroad

While you may not do it intentionally — or even realize you're doing it — certain kinds of behavior that Americans wouldn't think twice about aren't as accepted or favored in other countries around the world.<p>We spoke to Robert Hickey, the deputy director of the Protocol School of Washington, and …