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    Lizzie
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    I’m a freelance writer and marketing consultant, working for a variety of clients, including an attorney and an architectural firm. Also do newsletters.

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    Burgo
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    Hahaha, gee I love reading about what people do.
    I’m RETIRED.
    I work 4 hours a week, when I have to.
    I have a Carpet Cleaning business, soon to be expanding to a suburb near you.
    I suppose I do a bit of mentoring, on a couple of forums, and apart from that look after grandkids ( there are 4 I would willingly give away…any takers).

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    SamB
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    Bookkeeping business, or trying too. Finishing off some studies before full on quest for clients begin. Will try local accountants to get data entry experience soon.

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    Gavin
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    I make websites for small businesses and introduce online marketing methods to clients… also have a few affiliate sites I work on, main one in the sig :)

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    Anonymous
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    My heart is with http://www.goldcoastpets.com.au

    I call it my 20+ year plan as it is a passion/love of mine to work with animals and have a business based on this passion/love.

    I am contracted with http://www.qldmodels.com.au <--- Not Safe For Work, you've been warned. I alternate between gcpets and qldmodels as to which is my main income source. My other income sources can be found listed on my website ( http://www.zhetarn.com )

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    Chris Bates
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    Vanessa, might want to edit out the affiliate links. The powers-to-be don’t like them on here.

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    Lizzie
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    wordmistress, post: 25397 wrote:
    I run a professional copywriting service, specialising in web content and social media administration.

    Love my work!! I get to beat words into submission on a daily basis! ;)

    I also have an online store: http://www.liveitup.net.au (established in 2004).

    Couple questions for you: do you do linking in your content, or just provide content? Did you do research or whatever on keywords and other essentials (in terms of writing for the web) or just learn on your own? And when you say you administer social media, could you explain that a little? Just curious!
    Thanks.

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    Lizzie
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    King, post: 25399 wrote:
    I have several:

    Online caricatures, drawn from photo – Caricature King

    Involved in affiliate marketing, through my own mall

    SMS marketing services

    I also do web copywriting (very affordable rates ;) ) and low level site development

    Hi King — I have the same question as I did for Wordmistress: do you just flat out write content or are you heavily engaged in making sure keywords are inserted, and you have links to other pages, etc? And in terms of doing effective web copywriting, how did you learn? I’m getting more requests for that kind of thing, so I’m looking for ways to improve and be effective.
    Thanks.

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    mcboom
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    Car import and engineering consultancy http://www.rawimports.com
    Protein supplements http://www.myoelements.com
    Financial Planning http://www.blueprintwm.com.au

    The rest of the time I am dreaming up new business ventures !

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    King
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    Lizzie, post: 25530 wrote:
    Hi King — I have the same question as I did for Wordmistress: do you just flat out write content or are you heavily engaged in making sure keywords are inserted, and you have links to other pages, etc? And in terms of doing effective web copywriting, how did you learn? I’m getting more requests for that kind of thing, so I’m looking for ways to improve and be effective.
    Thanks.

    I look at long tail phrases, but I do not do any particular keyword research – just think like a human. I am a believer in links within text and good use of subheads.

    I am self taught and once spent a month writing a website on biotechnology for a state government department.

    One key element for me is writing so the page can be scan read. To me this is more important than angst over SEO. So this affects sentence structure etc.

    REMEMBER, WE READ DIFFERENTLY ON SCREEN THAN WE DO ON PAPER!!!

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    SteveDavidson
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    Business consulting for clients with large IT infrastructures.

    Also, the occasional bit of industry article writing, IT repair, some joint ventures, product development, and bits of this and that. I keep myself busy. :)

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    Mark@Unique
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    I own a Security company providing the following services;

    • Static Security Officers
    • Mobile Security Patrol Services
    • Alarm Response Services
    • Cash Transit Services
    • Alarm Sales & Installation
    • Alarm Monitoring
    • CCTV Sales and Installation
    • Access Control Systems
    • Building Automation Systems
    • Locksmith Services
    • Vehicle Tracking & Monitoring
    • Electrical Tagging & Testing

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    Publishing428
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    We publish customised newsletters for businesses, clubs and individuals. We design the layout, write the content and co-ordinate distribution. Our main clients are footy clubs and gyms/personal trainers.

    We also organise training programs and are now starting to help local small businesses with recruitment services.

    Regards,

    Lynda

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    wordmistress
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    Lizzie, post: 25530 wrote:
    Hi King — I have the same question as I did for Wordmistress: do you just flat out write content or are you heavily engaged in making sure keywords are inserted, and you have links to other pages, etc? And in terms of doing effective web copywriting, how did you learn? I’m getting more requests for that kind of thing, so I’m looking for ways to improve and be effective.
    Thanks.

    Argh! So sorry Lizzie, I didn’t even notice that you’d asked me a question in here. Ok, in answer to your questions:

    I don’ just ‘flat out write content’ but I do write in a way that flows. I mean, I write as I would like to read and then I go back and insert keywords where they would fit naturally. Yes, I do research keywords and I do go back over the text to check for the most prominent keywords. I believe there’s a balance to be achieved between reader-friendliness and SEO. Both entities (the reader and the search engines) have to be satisfied with the content and neither can afford to be alienated.

    As for how I learned to do copywriting, I’ve basically learned ‘on the job’. I’ve had my own retail website for five years and in that time have gained an education in keyword use, establishing and administering Google Adwords campaigns, writing with flair and using a voice that’s correct and appropriate for the kind of business involved. I’ve always been a bit of a Language Nazi (pardon the expression) so am very pedantic about spelling, grammar, typos and so on. I won’t say I’m perfect but I will say not much gets by me.

    Hope that answers your questions and apologies again for not replying sooner.

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    tigermike
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    Hi guys, I have a home based business to provide people with the opportunity to have their own home based businesses.
    http://www.dubli-australia.net.au/

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