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5 Free WordPress Alternatives That Focus on Your Writing

Blogging for Blogging's Sake: 5 Best Free WordPress Alternatives

There’s a reason why WordPress is arguably the most popular and used blogging platform. Its user-friendly features and wealth of plugins allow you to maximize your blog’s exposure to your readers.

But WordPress has outgrown its purpose as a platform strictly for bloggers. WordPress has provided businesses with more themes, plugins, and functions to get the most out of their websites. The blogging platform is now considered a content management system (CMS), a catch-all phrase that lets people create website that cater to their very needs.

While this is a good thing, you may want to keep things simple as a blogger. Instead of getting caught up with choosing the best plugins and themes, you can turn your focus into sharing your ideas to readers through words instead. This can be done by using the free and minimal WordPress alternatives below.

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Categories: Blogger Tools

WordPress Theme Roundup: February 2015

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WordPress Theme Roundup is a new feature on this blog to showcase the latest and best WordPress themes of the month. Every roundup will be published at the end of the month so expect the next post to be published the last week of next month.

Below are the newest themes you can purchase or download for free. Read More

Categories: WordPress Themes

Farkie.com: For Freelance Writers Who Want a Steady Income and the Potential to Earn More

With the freedom that comes with freelance writing/blogging comes the uncertainty of income. Some are fortunate enough to have clients who provide consistent work at premium rates, but others have to constantly be on the prowl for work just to make ends meet.

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At the end of the day, we all want to have a reliable source of income and to earn more.

The obvious thing to do is to always look for work to replace gigs that have ended. While it can be touch and go, this strategy works as long as you’re determined – and smart – in your job search.

But there’s a new kid on the block that can help ease this burden: Farkie.com. Read More

Categories: General

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, February 23, 2015

Job board highlightsGood morning!

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to take on the the last week of February.

Here are the job board highlights to help you end the month on a nice note.

Hiring Journalists and All Content Writers!

Farkie is a premium content marketplace which enables news publications and journalists to work
together on one platform. Farkie is a very simple concept, join, choose a topic to write and get paid for it, it is as simple as that.

They only request our writers to write content regarding Entertainment, Gaming and Tech news, for example the latest Sims 4 news or the latest iPhone 6 information, you will simply choose a keyword from our automated list and once approved, you will be paid for it.
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Categories: Jobs

Is Google Really Such an Evil Business?

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Google has been the top search engine for years now. The changes that Google made with their algorithm throughout the years provided better and more relevant search results for users.

More than that, it has provided small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs a platform to compete against corporations by way of search engine optimization.

With an optimized website, a business can rank at the top page of search results, amassing thousands – if not millions – of traffic on a regular basis. They can turn the traffic into leads and customers, which will help sustain their business in the long run.

But with the many online business who has found success through Google, there are those whose business have for the very same reason.

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Categories: General

Apps to Make Your Blog Writing Suck Less

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There are lots of things to worry about when writing on your blog.

You need to write your idea into sentences and paragraphs, each of which will transition into other ideas to form a cohesive whole.

You will also have to take into account what your readers want so they can keep visiting your blog.

But at the very core of good blog writing is correct grammar, spelling, and use of punctuation, not to mention unique content. Worry about these first and everything else will follow.

If you need help with writing error-free posts for your blog, use the tools listed below.

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Categories: Blogger Tools

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, February 16, 2015

Job board highlightsGood morning!

Here are the job board highlights. Have a great week ahead!

Hiring Journalists and All Content Writers!

Farkie is a premium content marketplace which enables news publications and journalists to work
together on one platform. Farkie is a very simple concept, join, choose a topic to write and get paid for it, it is as simple as that.

They request our writers to write content regarding Entertainment, Gaming and Tech news, for example the latest Sims 4 news or the latest iPhone 6 information, you will simply choose a keyword from our automated list and once approved, you will be paid for it.
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Categories: Jobs

Email Marketing Basics: Building a List, Creating Responsive Emails, and More!

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What is the biggest mistake that Yaro Starek, John Chow, and Jonathan Milligan have made with blogging?

According to this post, it’s building an email list.

You may be wondering, “What will I do with an email list if I don’t intend on making money with my blog or won’t sell anything?”

The idea of a blog is to share ideas and make your thoughts known to a wider audience. Getting your readers to sign up to your mailing list will allow you to send them your latest posts straight to their emails.

Now that people are reading their emails more on their mobile devices (even spam), sending out updates to your email list helps keep your readers more engaged with your blog.

Later on, should you decide on making money with your blog, you already have an email list ready at your disposal. You can run email campaigns promoting your products and services for sale on your site.

Besides, building an email list is as easy as following the steps below.

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Categories: Blogging Tips

How to Increase Your Influence By Organizing Local Events

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Every blogger wants to be an influencer, but not everyone can reach the status enjoyed by those who got their foot in first. Today, the blogosphere is so crowded, with everyone trying to be someone online. Do you stand a chance to gain some influence?

Definitely.

However, you will probably have to do a lot of things differently. You’ll have to draw deep upon your creative well in order to jostle your way into an influential status. One of the things you can do to increase your influence is to go offline, get in touch with the real world, and organize local events. Doing so will expand your reach beyond the usual online suspects.

In this post, let’s look at specific things you can do to make your local events work out for you.
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Categories: General

More Video Content Hacks to Boost ROI

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Video is such an effective form of visual content that it can hike up your sales.

According to this study by Conductor and Invodo, video viewers are 1.6x more likely to purchase than non-video viewers.

The link contains a free downloadable white paper on how to create SEO-friendly video content to improve your rate of investment.

By downloading the resource, you will understand:

  • how to refine your buyer’s journey with your video content
  • what “video green fields” mean and how to take advantage of them
  • what tags to include in your video sitemap to make them more discoverable

This white paper is the second part of Conductor’s video SEO research. We covered the first part on this blog in this post.

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