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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    Still, frequent communication is a serious impediment. I know from a personal experience. Quick story (regarding design, but the principle is the same)

    A client of mine asked me to take on a design for a shop, gave me a deadline, and we got to work. I sent him questions and he would reply within HUGE time gaps (we're talking 10 hours). Then when I didn't respond quickly enough, he would become angry. (I had school, and you have to take into account timezones). Eventually there was a fallout, to which the client accused me of poor customer service and "graphic wizardry" (O.o). COMMUNICATION IS KEY. Seriously, ...graphic wizardy?

    I give no names, but the guy removed my design off the final site for a free template that looks pretty crappy, so I'm not going to complain. Nor am I complaining about the lack of his other two jobs. Another quick tip: YOU DO NOT NEED EVERY JOB. Some people are jerks. That's why we quit.
    Ouch, that sucks.
    In the end, did he pay you for the design or (since he prefered using a free one) not?

    And what is "graphic wizardry" anyway?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic SEO View Post
    Ouch, that sucks.
    In the end, did he pay you for the design or (since he prefered using a free one) not?

    And what is "graphic wizardry" anyway?!
    That's what I want to know. I had made a comment that I didn't need to know about the code of the design, just what he wanted done, and that you simply had to change the <a> tag to fix the link.

    I was paid half upfront, and the client kept the other half and still used my design. However, it was a deal for the creation of three websites, so I wasn't going to argue. Plus, I was sick of communicating with the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    That's what I want to know. I had made a comment that I didn't need to know about the code of the design, just what he wanted done, and that you simply had to change the <a> tag to fix the link.

    I was paid half upfront, and the client kept the other half and still used my design. However, it was a deal for the creation of three websites, so I wasn't going to argue. Plus, I was sick of communicating with the guy.
    I would have been too. But how can he get frustrated for a little bug in the site's script???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic SEO View Post
    I would have been too. But how can he get frustrated for a little bug in the site's script???
    It wasn't a bug. He just didn't know how to change the image source. I told him how. Anyways he's using a free template right now so it doesn't matter...

    Staying away from "fluff" is also extremely important. Too many new bloggers (and even some old ones) think that they have to produce long posts (600+ words) to compete, and often end up burying their message. If you can write meaningful 200 word posts, then go for it!

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    Hey Brandon, thanks for those awesome tips! I'm trying to read up on this kind of stuff now to improve my blog writing skills! These have definetely helped me.

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    "for the love of god, proof read" - Haha

    This is so true. A lot of newbie bloggers (i'm one too), do this, and end up with horrible posts!
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    Thanks. Due to such people I have become smarter today!

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    Do not use inappropriate Capitals. I'm not a writer, but have ordered articles and then have to go through and change them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by atemp View Post
    Do not use inappropriate Capitals. I'm not a writer, but have ordered articles and then have to go through and change them!
    This is a great tip! People randomly capitalize things all the time, and don't understand the principles of title capitalization. Maybe I should write a post on it?

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    I agree with all of these. These are mainly for freelance writers right?

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