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Are you thinking about summer and the condition of your inground pool in or thinking about installing a pool in your backyard? With the average summer temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 90s, it’s important to have a place to cool off and relax, but if your gunite pool is in disrepair or several years old, you might want to consider having it replaced or repaired and remodeled.
Benefits of an Inground Gunite Pool
When we talk about inground concrete pools, we are typically talking about gunite concrete, which is a dry mix concrete. This means that it arrives at your home dry rather than in a concrete mixing truck. When it’s used to build your new inground pool or restore your existing concrete pool, the dry mix is sent through the hose and mixed with water at the nozzle before being sprayed.
Gunite pools are extremely common in Houston and throughout Texas.
Gunite concrete can be used to create pools of any shape and size.
Gunite concrete pools offer incredible durability because the spraying process creates compacted concrete.
Gunite pools are completely customizable with plaster, glass, tile and pebbles to provide the right look and feel.
Gunite pools can be given a plethora of details and features, including waterfalls, fountains, grottoes, tanning areas and even stools and benches.
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From the first kites built in 400BC in China to Octave Chanute’s Progress in Flying Machines, published in 1894, man has dreamed of flight. In 1903, the Wright Brothers turned that dream of flying into reality when the Wright Flyer flew 120 feet in 12 seconds. Today, flying is a reality, and business and recreational flyers have many options when it comes to air travel. They can choose to travel in a small private plane, like the Cessna 172 or the Beech Bonanza, for a photo flight, a tour around the city or that 500 dollar hamburger, or they can choose to travel more luxurious airplanes, like the Gulfstream G550 and the Bombardier Global 5000, which offer upscale living while flying across the country or oceans at 30,000 feet.
The History of Aviation
Aviation started in 400BC in China with the invention of the first kite for religious ceremonies and later for weather observation. As time moved forward, man attempted to fly like birds by making wings of wood and feathers and attaching the devices to their arms. While the wooden wings didn’t result in flight, the process of learning how to fly continued.
In 1485, Leonardo da Vinci designed the Ornithopter, which was simply a series of drawings and schematics. While the Ornithopter was never built, it helped develop the theory of flight. In 1783, Joseph Michel and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier invented the first hot air balloon. From 1799 to the 1850s, George Cayley developed the first gliders. He was also one of the first individuals to realize that sustained flight would require a power source.
In 1894, Octave Chanute wrote the first comprehensive book on flying, entitled Progress in Flying Machines, and it was this book that the Wright brothers used to design and build their Wright Flyers. In 1903, the Wright Flyer 1 flew 120 feet. The flight lasted 12 seconds. However, it wasn’t until 1905 and the Wright Flyer 3 where sustained flight was achieved.
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As a professional freelancer, you’ll sometimes find yourself with a piece of content that your client refused to buy. When a client doesn't pay for their content, it remains the property of the freelancer, and the freelancer is free to do whatever he or she wants with that content.
Who Steals Content?
People that want fresh content for their websites and don't want to pay for that content often steal content from other popular websites. Some people even use scrapers to grab new content as it’s made available. Other individuals may post extremely low-paying orders on content sites to get custom content, then tell the writer it needs extensive work or is, in fact, plagiarized. The client in this scenario knows that if they list enough problems with the content they received that the writer will drop it rather than continue working on it.
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Are you wondering how to price your content in order to pay your monthly bills and attract new clients? The truth is that freelancers can charge any rate they wish from less than $10 per article to more than $1,000. Your answer will probably depend on your experience level, your education and your experience as a freelancer.
Typical Custom Content Prices
When it comes to pricing your custom content articles, you can set your prices anywhere that’s comfortable for you or that you feel are fair to both yourself and your clients’ needs. With that being said, here are a few common price points.
- No Research Needed or a Brand New Content Writer - .01 to .05 cents per word
- Some Research Needed or a Freelancer with 1 to 3 Years Experience - .05 to .10 cents per word
- Experienced Freelancer with 5 to 10 Years Experience - .10 to .20 cents per word
- Experienced Freelancer with 10+ Years Experience - .20 - .50 cents per word
- Lots of Research and/or Formatting Required - .50 cents per word to $1 per word
- Extremely Experienced Freelancer or Niche Topic - $1 to $2 per word
- Knowledge Requires a Degree in the Field - $2+ per word
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While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes you’ll have a client send you a message or an email stating that the topic they requested and you wrote isn’t the topic that their client wanted. This typically happens when your direct client is actually a middleman between the writer and the actual website owner or business.
Don’t Work for Free
The first thing you should know is that it’s not your fault the client didn’t like the topic the middleman or the website owner selected. You are not a mind reader. You can only work off the information that you received in order to write the topic. If the client changes the topic, you are not obligated to write it for free. The client paid for the first topic, and you wrote it, which means you fulfilled your obligation.
When a client changes a topic and essentially wants a second article, they must pay for that second article.