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About Karen

Karen Lacey is an Amazon best-selling author and insightful contributor for scores of published books. She recently wrote the business books The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Elance for Penguin, and co-authored Pinterest Power for MacGraw Hill.

She is a highly versatile writer with a dynamic voice and unique experience authoring, collaborating, ghostwriting, editing, and proofreading self-help and how-to books in business, finance, health, and more. She translates complex, routine material in an easy-to-read, engaging, and often humorous manner that allows audiences to become absorbed in the topic.

Karen writes clean, on-point copy requiring very limited publisher editing, and she delivers copy on-time or ahead of schedule. She is collaborative yet independent, is self-motivated, and works well with others to achieve a common vision.

Donya Dickerson, Executive Editor, MacGraw Hill Professional, said of Karen, “I’d love to do another book with Karen. She’s definitely a dream author.”

Jason Miles, co-author and collaborator for Pinterest Power, said, “Karen welcomed me into this project and wrote tirelessly to make this book the best it could be.”

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Pinterest Power

Start Marketing NOW on the World’s Fastest-Growing Website!

You thought Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter were big? Pinterest is outpacing them all. As a marketer, you can’t afford to ignore this amazing new platform.

Why should you start marketing right now on Pinterest? In a word: MORE. You’ll drive more traffic, get more customers, and make more money than ever! Pinterest Power provides all the tools, tips, and strategies you need to get going–right now, the right way.

“Pinterest has unimaginable potential as a marketing and customer relationship building tool. In this fantastic book Jason and Karen reveal their highly effective blueprint for using it the right way. This is the guide to Pinterest that I’m having my staff read.” — JIM COCKRUM, bestselling author of Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business

“Pinterest is one of the hottest and fastest social tools on the Internet today. It’s growing faster than Facebook did, and you don’t want to be left behind. Jason Miles will show you step-by-step how he uses Pinterest to make money online.” — SKIP MCGRATH, author of Three Weeks to eBay Profits

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Elance

In the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, a new sector has blossomed: the virtual work world. It’s an oasis of sorts, one brimming with unfilled jobs. is one of the largest and fastest-growing portals that connects freelancers who need work to businesses that need flexible, cost-effective workers in areas such as software development, creative and marketing, administration, writing and editing, engineering, accounting, legal, and more. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Elance holds the key to business growth in the global age, for freelancers and employers alike. Through its step-by-step, illustrated advice, readers learn how to:

  • Get started and register with Elance
  • Develop a contractor profile that stands out and sells their services
  • Win clients through targeted pitches and top-notch proposals
  • Find and attract the best contractors with advanced search tools and a well-done client profile
  • Write clear job postings quickly and easily
  • Use Elance’s tools to manage projects efficiently
  • Negotiate deals and project agreements that protect both contractor and employer
  • Manage earnings and expenditures using Elance’s account pages
  • Develop best practices using example and template profiles, proposals, and job postings

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