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I help beginners write online.

by Zulie Rane

Want to share your story online but not sure how to start? I'm here to help. I cover the best writing platforms, how to grow your online audience, monetization options, and reviews of popular writing tools.

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Five simple writing goals for you to try

Good afternoon Reader, It's been a hot minute since I've written you a newsletter, and if you're a new subscriber, you might not even remember why you signed up! Let's just do a quickfire intro: 👋 I'm Zulie. I'm a writer on Medium, my favorite blogging platform, and on my website, ZulieWrites.com I make content (videos, articles, and newsletters) about how to grow your blogging empire and make a living writing about what you love Got that? Great. Happy to still have you! Writing Goals for...

3 months ago • 1 min read

Good morning Reader, Some exciting personal news: I've just been hired by Medium to be a product marketer! In short, I'll be doing a lot of what I have been doing - helping writers use Medium to write awesome stories - but now while wearing my sweet new Medium jumper. Here's the full story: Write Like Your Dream Employer Is Watching (or How I Got Hired by Medium) What does this mean for you? My focus will be more on Medium blogging specifically. In the past, I've written about AI tools, other...

12 days ago • 1 min read

Good morning Reader, Fun fact: my most-ever successful article started as a newsletter I wrote in about an hour. Seriously. Here's the story -- and if you were here a year ago, you might remember it! Around this time last year, I was getting fed up and annoyed with this one piece of advice I was seeing repeated everywhere: "You need to be on [insert platform]!" Insert platform was sometimes LinkedIn, sometimes TikTok, sometimes a newer platform like Threads. So I opened up my newsletter...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read

Good morning Reader, Quick reminder if you don't recognizemy name in your inbox: 👋 I'm Zulie. I'm a writer on Medium, my favorite blogging platform, and on my website, ZulieWrites.com I make content (videos, articles, and newsletters) about how to grow your blogging empire and make a living writing about what you love Today's newsletter is, somewhat ironically, about consistent writing. Here's a fun stat for you: in 2021, I wrote 121 articles on Medium. In 2022, I wrote just 72. In 2023, I...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read
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Good afternoon Reader, Medium has recently introduced a new and kind of wild option: instead of paying $5/month for membership, you can choose -- voluntarily! -- to pay $15/month. Quick reminder: Medium is a free blogging platform. Anyone can join and start writing immediately, for free. To join the Partner Program and get paid for your writing, you have to be a paying Medium member. As a Member, you also get to read unlimited paywalled Medium stories. You can read the full blog post here: ✨...

5 months ago • 5 min read
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Good afternoon Reader, If you’re like me, you hate looking at your old blog posts. It’s like hearing stories about what you did when you were drunk — I really said those things? I really wrote those words? That’s the odd thing about writing. Unlike other practiced skills like weightlifting, it’s hard to see obvious improvement day-to-day--or even month-to-month. If you want to see how you’ve improved, you have to look at your previous work. Once you can bring yourself to look at your past...

7 months ago • 3 min read
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Good afternoon Reader, Here's a dose of tough love. So you want to make a living by writing about what you love. That’s amazing! If more people did that, we’d live in a happier, more passion-filled world. But maybe you’re running into problems. You’re pouring all your passion into your work, which is great, but don’t you also deserve to be rewarded for your hard work? Your blog posts aren’t getting views, you’re getting no comments, no engagement, nothing. Your hard-crafted work sits in a...

7 months ago • 4 min read
woman walking at desert

Good afternoon Reader, Here's a dose of tough love. So you want to make a living by writing about what you love. That’s amazing! If more people did that, we’d live in a happier, more passion-filled world. But maybe you’re running into problems. You’re pouring all your passion into your work, which is great, but don’t you also deserve to be rewarded for your hard work? Your blog posts aren’t getting views, you’re getting no comments, no engagement, nothing. Your hard-crafted work sits in a...

7 months ago • 5 min read
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Get a website designed by AI (that doesn't look like it was designed by AI) Build a fully functioning website in 30 seconds that you'll actually want to use. Then, start attracting and booking more clients with integrated CRM, SEO, invoicing, and marketing tools. It's AI web design, but good. Try it for free, no credit card required. Build yours now Good morning Reader, Sometimes I think about what it must have been like, back in the day, trying to run a business without the internet. Or even...

7 months ago • 6 min read
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Get a website designed by AI (that doesn't look like it was designed by AI) Build a fully functioning website in 30 seconds that you'll actually want to use. Then, start attracting and booking more clients with integrated CRM, SEO, invoicing, and marketing tools. It's AI web design, but good. Try it for free, no credit card required. Build yours now Good morning, Reader, Writer's block, believe it or not, happens to everyone. Maybe you're trying to add a new post to your blog. Maybe it's for...

7 months ago • 3 min read
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