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Blogging Pro Job Board Highlights (March 26-30)

Blogging Pro Job BoardAs the first quarter of 2012 draws to an end, have you achieved some of your goals for the year? I hope that the rest of the year is looking good for you!

Here are the highlights from this week’s job listings. Have a Game of Thrones weekend! ;)

Fashion/Health and Nutrition Writers

Think you can write for an audience in their 20s? Know your fashion, health, and nutrition stuff? This remote job can be fun!
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Blog Link Building Dos and Don’ts

Link building remains one of the most effective strategies for increasing traffic to your blog. Building links allows your site to become more visible and this is the key towards getting more traffic. Generating more links to your site increases the likelihood of your site being seen and this will then increase your page ranking in search engines.

Link building entails thinking wisely and implementing the right strategies. There are certainly a lot of “dos” and “don’ts” in the business of blog link building. Here are some that you should remember: Read More

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How to Find the Perfect Domain Name without the Frustration

After a writer researches and applies the many “freelance writing best practices” that so many blogs discuss, there usually comes a time when a writer wants a space of his/her own to house this writing. In many cases, this is how a successful blog begins. Writers guest post on many successful blogs and think, “I could do this.” It is of course difficult to create and manage a website, but in most situations the writers are right—they can do that.

The first step to creating your own blog is deciding if you really have the time and energy to do so. You will want to make sure that you understand the time commitment it takes to run a blog, the expenses that come with owning a blog, and other issues you will need to deal with such as HTML coding and any spam problems that can occur. You can learn more about what it takes to manage a blog here.

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Blogging Pro Job Board Highlights (March 19-23)

Blogging Pro Job BoardGood morning, everyone! How did this week go for you? Whatever you have planned for the weekend, I wish you a wonderful time.

Here are this week’s highlights from the job board. Good luck!

Virtual Technical Writer

Can you create and maintain online help systems, technical reference documents, and other documents for highly technical software products? Do you feel comfortable knowing that the audience will be sys ads? Go for this virtual technical position under Clarity Consultants! Read More

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How to Become an Expert in Almost Anything (in Six Months)

Skiing Expert ImageOn the Internet, everyone is looking for experts to get information from. Whether it’s how to fix a car, what dog food to buy or where to go on a vacation, people want to get their information from someone that they trust knows more than they do.

But becoming an expert in a field isn’t easy. It can take a lifetime of experience in a field or several certifications to become a true expert in some areas. However, in many fields, the term expert doesn’t have any official designation, it’s just someone who thinks about, studies and knows more on a topic than most.

It takes amazingly little time to go from being someone who is passionate about a topic to being an expert on it in most cases. It just requires some time, a good amount of work and a willingness to take a few risks.

If you’re willing to stretch your wings a little bit and follow a few steps, you can have others calling you an expert in your field in no time. Read More

Categories: Blogging Tips

Should You Close Comments on Older Blog Posts?

Most bloggers agree that blog comments are actually much more complicated than they appear at first glance. When all is said and done, the comment section of a blog is truly full of decisions that a blog owner must make. You have to decide whether or not you have the time to moderate every comment, if you want to moderate only a user’s first comment, continually check to make sure you don’t have any spam in your comments, reply to comments, ask authors to reply to comments, and finally you must decide whether or not to close comments on older blog posts.

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Pinterest: The New Social Network on Everybody’s Lips

Listed in Time Magazine’s “50 Best Websites of 2011” Pinterest is the new social photo sharing website on everyone’s lips. But how can this new social platform help to increase your business?

Although it might look like just a pin board-styled site it is said to have more referral traffic than both Google+ and Linked in combined. Plus with over 10 million registered users already, you can see why many businesses including larger brands such as Gap and Blockbusters are using Pinterest to drive traffic to both their online and physical stores. Read More

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True Facebook Personalization with Insta-Cover

Facebook recently introduced a massive change for its members’ personal profiles through Facebook Timeline. According to Facebook, Timeline allows people to tell their “life story” in a more streamlined, easy to read manner by allowing users to highlight certain memorable posts and share their musings, photos and the various events in their lives to their friends.

Probably the most conspicuous addition to Facebook Timeline is the Cover, that huge space at the top of your personal profile where you can put a photo. Facebook says that you can put an image that best represents you as a person. This means that it is a place that you can personalize to your heart’s content. Read More

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Blogging Pro Job Board Highlights (March 12-16)

Blogging Pro Job BoardWho has been waiting for their new iPad? If you can relate, then I suppose today is going to be one of the best days of your life. If not, you can always check out the highlights of our job board, and see if you can grab a job or two!

Blogger/Copywriter

Some copywriters and bloggers pride themselves in being so skilled that they can bend and mold words to any purpose. If you are one of them, and you don’t have any reservations as to the topic, you ought to check this job. The bulk of the work will help you make a considerable sum. Read More

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Should You Spend Time Writing What You Don’t Know?

If you’re a professional blogger, you know that you don’t always have a choice when it comes to what you write. You could stick to writing about topics that you really understand, but eventually you will run out of places to post these types of articles, and you will run out of clients who want these types of articles. For this reason, many writers find themselves writing about topics outside the comfort zone. For example, in the past I have written about a new species of frog that was recently discovered, staph infections, and medical billing software—not really my forte. I had to act like an expert by reading articles by the real experts. This led me to wonder: Is it okay to write about what you don’t know?

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