Archive for August, 2014
Everyone has his reasons for blogging. Some treat their blog as a business. Some blog for their business. Others blog just because they can.
At the end of the day, however, most bloggers want one thing: to have a huge reader base.
What’s the point of having something to say, and saying it in an awesome way, when there’s no one reading your blog?
You may have a couple hundred, or maybe a couple thousand, readers, but ask yourself if you’re really satisfied with staying at – more or less – the same amount of readers. The chances are that you’re not. You want to grow your blog. You want to grow your reader base, and here are three simple things you can do to get that done. Read More
We’ve all had those periods when writing feels like a chore instead of an activity that we actually love. You’ve probably proclaimed how passionate you are about writing more than once – especially when you’re applying for a gig – but the “I hate writing” moments do come now and again.
What are you to do when you just don’t feel like writing? Here are five things that have proven to be effective for me. Sometimes, when I really, really don’t feel like writing, it takes a combination of these activities to get me back on track. Read More
Who’s looking forward to September? Before we get there, though, let’s make this week a great one, shall we?
Here are the job board highlights for you to start the week.
The world’s largest millionaire dating site is looking for freelance writers to work with them on writing high quality articles, and publishing them on websites as well.
– Write articles (based on related topics we give you) and link back to their site.
– After you finish, send your articles.
– Publish it on a website.
I don’t know how much you rely on Google Drive, but it is pretty much the easiest and most convenient way of sharing documents between team members. And even if you work alone, there are times when Google Docs is more convenient to use – say, when you’re on the road and you want to make sure you have a copy of a document or post safe in the cloud.
When it’s time to post that article to your WordPress blog, then it’s a simple matter of copying and pasting the content, right?
But what if there’s an even easier way of doing that? Read More
Editor’s note: This post was written by Nick Robson, an SEO expert and presently works as a consultant helping out those who need his assistance. He loves writing and combines this passion of his with his knowledge of SEO.
Every business wants to improve the number of visitors to their website and create a brand name for themselves, that’s how you become successful. But doing so can oftentimes be challenging, especially if you are unfamiliar with snippets and how they can be used to increase the appeal of your brand.
Snippets are small pieces of metadata that are gathered based on customer preferences and the services your business offers that are used to help bring attention to your site. Google will actually use these snippets to help provide their searchers with a preview as to what your site/ business has to offer.
There are a number of great benefits to having quality snippets, as outlined in the Huffington Post’s Use the Power of Rich Snippets to Boost Your Google Ranking. Better snippets can help you to get more attention on search engines and make the links of your business stand out more. Customers want to click on links that offer what they are searching for and deal with businesses that have great reviews. As yourself how often you search for a business that has poor customer feedback? Never, right?! Read More
Good morning! I hope you all had a good weekend.
Here are the job board highlights to start the week on a great note. Good luck!
QuickShouts is an online marketplace that connects advertisers with social media influencers and bloggers for sponsored posting opportunities. They are currently looking for high quality bloggers to write sponsored posts regarding a range of different topics related to their advertising partners. All bloggers are welcome to apply, however they prefer those that have an Alexa ranking of below 500,000.
A blogger’s professional life is more uncertain than conventional employees. We may have several revenue streams, which is good, as we don’t put all our eggs in one basket. There may be months when we’re flush, maybe even with too much work to handle.
Then there are those low revenue periods, which are inevitable. Just as awesome months always happen, periods with little revenue coming in are also to be expected. No matter how many clients you have, no matter how many blogs you run, you’re bound to have low revenue periods.
How do you protect yourself from – and get through – these periods? Read More
WordPress has become the blogging platform of choice for many – individuals and businesses alike. With the host of features integrated, not to mention countless plugins that can be used to customize and enhance the final product, WordPress is certainly not to be ignored (although it has its fair share of naysayers).
If you are starting a WordPress site, or even if you already have one, but you want to take full advantage of what the platform has to offer, then you will want to catch this deal from Cult of Mac. Read More
Editor’s note: This post was written by Larry Alton, an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
When you were an angsty teen posting on LiveJournal, you probably never thought your love for blogging could turn into a very lucrative career one day. However, there’s more than one way to be successful at blogging: You can become a famous blogger with throngs of followers, all based on your skills/personality/talents or a mixture of them all, or you can learn to monetize blogs. Monetizing blogs is much more technical with little creativity, and those who make millions are rarely famous.
Unsurprisingly, it’s much more fun (and inspirational) to focus on the rich and famous bloggers. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, these wealthy bloggers have it in spades and they’re not shy about sharing their secrets.
1. Arianna Huffington
The phrase,” content is king,” resonates on so many levels with whatever you’re trying to sell via your online business; whether you’re in marketing, manufacturing or in the world of software-as-a-service. Your target audience is online because they want to consume something, they’re hungry and your goal should be to find out what they want, need and what their major concerns or problems are in that particular niche. Know your customers and target market.
Regardless of all the valid statistics that are floating around the web from detailed and in-depth research, your experiences and client base will be unique and vary from what’s set in black and white. You need to go a step further and building a community around the problems or issues your brand solves, the topics and fields in which you specialize and establishing a position of leadership that commands trust and respect will be vital. Read More