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by Christina Lyon

I'm Christina Lyon, a coffee sipping, piano playing, beach loving, word-obsessed freelance writer and musician. I'm on fire for helping freelance writers get paid and small biz owners succeed online. When I'm not reading or writing, I play music and explore the beaches and wild trails along the California coast.

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Does the idea of living at the beach in California entice you? Do you dream of salt-filled air and whispering waves? Life at the beach is slow-paced and laidback, but is it right for you? If you turned that California dreaming into a reality, would it live up to your expectations? To answer that, let’s […]

A picture of the Pacific Ocean at sunset in Surf City USA, moving to Huntington Beach offers endless activities!

We moved to Huntington Beach! Two beach-bums migrate 30-miles south and cross county lines from LA to OC. Read our story of moving to Huntington Beach, why we made the move, and our experience thus far! If you know my MO, you know I’m a beach girl through and through. California beach life has provided […]

Writer Christina Lyon stands at the bay of Panama City in this article about how to achieve your dream.

A no-bullshit guide to stop holding yourself back and take actionable steps to achieve goals in life. We all have dreams. You know, those goals that keep us awake at night and sometimes seem so far out of reach. But here’s the kicker: as much as you want to learn how to achieve your dream, […]

Today’s post comes to you from digital marketer, Venice Jays. As professional content writers, it’s vital to have helpful tools in your writing kit. From grammar checkers to SEO help, Venice shares the top tools for SEO content writers. As I’ve personally learned through my freelance writing career, having the right tools is vital to […]

A woman leans on her desk looking at her phone in this cover photo for how to start a blog to promote your business.

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? I’m confident you have new and innovative ideas to share with the world, but you need the right platform to share them! Sounds like it’s time for you to start a blog to promote your business! Maybe you’re not sure where to begin or […]

A young woman sits in the street with an open laptop to start freelance writing professionally.

Can you think of anything more satisfying than writing something you’re proud of? From the seeds of a new idea to the research and writing process, to finally getting published — it’s very enriching. Well, what if you got paid to do that for a living? Good news, because you can. If you’re ready to […]

A woman sits at a cafe working in this feature photo of what to do after landing your first freelance writing client.

You landed your first freelance writing client! Pop the bubbly and blast the confetti canon, because you’re going places! It’s no secret you’ve worked hard, and this is a huge accomplishment and milestone in your freelance writing career.  Your excitement might be short-lived when reality sinks in. You worked your tail off to land your […]

A woman works at a desk on what to put in your freelance writing portfolio.

Are you a beginner writer and stumped on what to put in your writing portfolio? I’m sharing 6 tips to help you showcase your writing, stand out, land clients, and get paid to write! Ok, so you want to be a freelance writer, but you’ve got zero cred to your name. Am I right? Friend, […]

A cover image of a woman working at a desk on website analytics, finding out what is SEO, and how it helps small business.

Search engine optimization is a powerful tool to improve your website’s ranking and attract more visitors to your site. Have you ever written a stellar piece of content, hit publish, fired away on your social channels to promote it, and then… literally. nothing. happens? Been there, friend! If this sounds familiar to you, it’s time […]

A woman writes in a journal in this feature photo for my guide to freelance writing tips for beginners.

Ready to start freelance writing? Learn how to write a business plan, craft a standout pitch, land your first client, and get paid with these freelance writing tips for beginners! You’re here because you decided to take the leap and become a freelance writer. Congrats! You’re joining a rapidly growing (and very lucrative!) workforce. Only, […]

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