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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (March 24-28)

Job board highlightsLast Friday of the month! How’d March go for you?

Anyhow, here are the job board highlights. Good luck!

Tech Blogger and Review Writer

Wearable Tech are looking for more bloggers to join their team at wearable.co.uk. Writers must be able to write high quality articles and have a knowledge of tech. There will be a mixture of generic posts and reviews.
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5 Powerful Drag & Drop Page & Layout Builder Plugins for WordPress

Gone are the days of being completely reliant on a web developer for getting the most out of your website or blog design. To make any changes that affected design and functionality, one would almost always have to consult a developer or designer to get the job done. Or maybe you’re still in that boat. With the rise in availability of free and premium WordPress themes many non-developers have been able to easily launch respectable web presences.

Wordpress Page Builder

Theme and plugin marketplaces such as Themeforest, Eleganthemes or Woothemes provide lots of quality themes to choose from with functions that seamlessly offer the average person, with a little heart, the ability to customize their website to a certain degree. Read More

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Get Social: The Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Socially Shareable Blog

The blog as we know it started off as a place where people could share their thoughts online or keep a running diary. In fact, its usefulness as a daily online log is what gave it its name: “Web-log” got shortened into just “blog,” and history was made. However, the blog has expanded into something more, and now is used by corporations and individuals to share with the entire social media universe what is happening with them or their company.

Beginner's Guide to a Socially Shareable Blog

When businesses get involved in the blogosphere, they can make great strides in promoting their organization and interacting with their customers. However, there are some pitfalls to avoid when companies make a new blog and want their customers to read it and share it. Here are some key points that you’ll want to keep in mind when developing your corporate blog: Read More

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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (March 17-21)

Job board highlightsIt’s that time of the week again, when we can look forward to a short break. Got anything special planned?

Here are this week’s job board highlights before you take off for the weekend!

Blogger for Children’s Formal Wear

A company specializing in children’s formal wear like boys suits, boys tuxedos and flower girl dresses. They are looking for a blogger to write on a weekly basis. Each article will need to be around 400-500 keywords.
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The Slippery Slope of Plagiarism and How to Avoid It

Plagiarism has been a longstanding issue, not only in the blogging scene, but also in the academe and in journalism. We cannot ignore the fact that writers draw inspiration from others. Even respected author Chuck Palahniuk has said, “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.”

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There is a thin line between inspiration and plagiarism, but where do you draw the line? As a blogger, you might not even be aware when you may be committing plagiarism. There is so much information to be had, with practically everything at your fingertips. How do you know you are drawing inspiration from the works of others and not merely copying?

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Tips That Will Get You in Your Writing Zone

The writing zone. We all wish were in that zone every single day, don’t we?

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I suppose this is especially true for people whose main source of income is writing. Whether it’s a blog post, a piece of copy for a client, or an article for marketing purposes – it doesn’t matter. When it comes to making a living out of writing, getting in your writing zone will certainly make life easier. You know, that state of mind wherein words flow naturally, and you feel like you can meet all your writing deadlines without breaking a sweat!

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7 Types of Headlines That Will Turn on People’s Attention Like Magic

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Anil Valvi, President of Dynastic Tech, which helps clients to enjoy better visibility in search engines, better online reputation, and better traffic. You can reach him by sending email on [email protected].

When you write a headline, your biggest goal is to make people want to read your content. Every article has a headline, and this is very important no matter your marketing purpose. Without a good headline, your content won’t get read, whether it is a sales page, landing page, blog post, article, or press release. So, you need to pay special attention on your headline. Craft it well so that you can attract maximum attention from your target audience. Here are 7 types of headlines that will turn on people’s attention like magic:

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1. Controversial Question

If you take a look at various news headlines in various media, you’ll notice that controversial headline will always sell well. It sparks great debate among your audience, in which they will take one of the two sides that are being confronted. There are many controversial topics that you can write in your headline. Of course, you have to match it with your niche and target audience. For instance, if you are targeting a weight loss niche, you can write a controversial question about whether dieting can really help them lose weight or not.

2. Funny And Shocking

Headlines that can make people laugh, giggle, and smile will always be amusing and interesting. Just go to YouTube and try to find some videos that are funny and shocking. You’ll see that most of them have over one million views. Why? That’s because they are attracting people’s interest immediately. Funny and shocking headlines can help you to make people pay attention toward your content. Shocking discoveries, information leaks, as well as funny and weird news will keep your audience engaged toward your content.

3. Tutorial Information

In the age of the internet, information is spreading like lightning. Before the internet, people will pay thousands of dollars to learn about something like cooking, computer programming, video creation, design, and so on. They need to go to a local course and attend to the course lessons every week. But, with the advent of the internet, everything changed. You can learn almost anything on the internet, instantly. That’s why tutorial headline can help you to attract people’s attention toward your content. If you can help people learn something quick, people will usually come to you.

4. List And How To

It’s a classic. List and how to are the headlines that are being used all over the internet. It’s simply proven. It’s evergreen, and it’s naturally attractive. Try to write some list and how to headlines today. It will help you to give valuable information to your audience in the easiest-to-digest format. People can scan your content easily, and they can also read it from start from finish without much trouble. Don’t forget to add some great words such as amazing, simple, good, etc in your list and how to headline.

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5. Recent Update

People will always want to keep themselves up to date with everything around them. They want updated news about fashion, technology, politics, governments, celebrities, and so on. The newest updates on something that happen around them will always excite them. That’s why a headline that informs about recent update in your niche will always win your audience’s heart. If you want to make people look at your headline, give them recent update or news about your niche, and you’ll be able to grab their attention very quickly.

6. Testimonial
People like to hear opinion from others. This is especially true when they need to buy a product. They want to hear what others say about the product before they decide to buy it. Testimonial headline is best suited for you when you are trying to sell something to your audience. By putting testimonial in your headline, you’ll make people feel interested toward what you are offering.

7. Reason

People want to hear explanation about why they do something. Yes, most people don’t even know why they are doing something. Why should they follow a strict diet to lose weight? Why do some people feel bad about themselves? Why do they need to eat healthy foods every day? There are many kinds of questions that need explanation. That’s why people will be intrigued when they see a headline such as “7 Reasons Why You Should Abandon Your Diet Program Right Now.”

Those are 7 types of headlines that will turn on people’s attention like magic. If you want to create a headline that will drive maximum traffic to your content, you should write one of those headlines.

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Best Positions for Social Share Icons & Other Elements on Your Blog

There are no absolute rules for where and how you design your blog and where you choose to place your content elements whether they are call to action buttons, subscription boxes or comment boxes. The general rule of thumb is that wherever you choose to place your content it needs to make sense for you, your message and what readers are expecting from your site; sticking to what is proven to work best.

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Most bloggers will have different experiences based on their audience’s profile and the type of content they’re producing. Regardless of that fact there are certain guidelines on how to place social share buttons and other elements designed to get some feedback from readers. Its very important to put yourself in the mind of your readers and customers, request feedback and approach your blog’s design strategically versus in a random manner. Read More

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Use Music Blogs to Promote Your Music

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Your band rocks. Everyone gets along, and the music really clicks when you jam together. Your drummers no longer spontaneously combust at practice. You’ve recorded a few tracks to promote the band. Maybe you’ve even uploaded your best audio files to a slick music site. So why is no one listening? Why is your band still languishing on the open seas of musical obscurity? Read More

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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (March 10-14)

Job board highlightsHow did your week go? Are you beating any serious deadlines today? Good luck!

Here are the job board highlights to end your week.

Content Creators and Bloggers Needed to Help Seed Community

Gaia Interactive (www.gaiaonline.com), an online game and avatar community with one of the largest forums in the world is looking for content creators and bloggers to help facilitate community engagement through creating quality content and sharing their work to their social networks. Any content goes, but the more followers you pull into the community, the more they’ll pay you.
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