Editor’s note: This post was written by Martin Stephens, corporate spokesperson for Action Days who also manages a team of freelance bloggers based in the UK. He believes in building a team spirit in spite of people working remotely. He recommends managers in similar positions to consider team buildings ideas for Leeds to enhance teamwork.
The number of online workers has grown exponentially in the past few years, and while the United States has been leading in this sector, other countries, including the United Kingdom are following suit. With Internet connection being easily available practically everywhere, online publishing teams, for example, with members scattered the world over are becoming more popular. There are also companies which work in a more localized manner, with team members based in a more restricted geographical location but able to work remotely.
Whichever the setup may be, the onus to build and nurture an online publishing team is on the manager or editor. While workers may physically be apart from each other and work alone, a sense of being part of a team is still an important factor in achieving success.
If you’re managing an online publishing team, here are some things to help you build a solid group, even with members working remotely.
The business landscape has been drastically re-shaped by the influence of the online world. In order to move forward and take advantage of lucrative opportunities, business owners find the need to not only improve on their traditional business principles but also diverge from them.
There are various strategies that are being implemented by business owners to gain a foothold online, especially with the goal of crossing geographical boundaries and gaining the custom of clients on a global scale. One of them is starting a business blog.
At the end of the day, however, the “old” adage that “content is king” still applies, no matter how clichè it has become. Read More
Press releases are the perfect way to get your message out to a wide audience. Getting your press release in front of a wide audience is one thing, but once it’s there you need to make sure it’s amazing and that it makes a great first impression or else all the distribution in the world won’t mean a thing.
From headline writing to distribution submission, working with press releases is tricky but with the five tips below you should have press release success. Read More
Editor’s note: This post was written by Karol K. (@carlosinho) , a blogger and writer for hire. His work has been published all over the web, on sites like NewInternetOrder.com, Lifehack.org, Quick Sprout, ProBlogger, Six Revisions, Web Design Ledger, and others.
Here’s a quiz question for you. When building a blog, what additional “things” do you need to have in order to make the venture successful?
A Twitter profile?
An email newsletter?
How about a contact form plugin?
And let’s not forget about a search engine optimized theme, right?
Yes, those are all correct, and they will all come handy at some point during your blogging journey.
But at the same time, they are just the tip of the iceberg and lots more stuff is sitting below the surface (both from a management, as well as money making perspective).
Here are 5 things your blog needs that you may not have thought of.
Editor’s note: This post was written by Laura Brown, who considers herself a a modern entrepreneur. With a handful of small businesses to her credit, she enjoys writing about her career and insights into effective business practices.
So you want to start an online store. You’re brave. Very brave. In fact, you think you might be a little crazy. The costs to start an online retail store aren’t insurmountable, but they are enough that they should give you pause and make you look before you leap.
You have to get your overhead right, stock inventory, and understand how to effectively manage employees’ hours or freelancers’ contracts. Fortunately, a lot of people have come before you, and have figured most of this out already. Read More
Good morning! Here are the job board highlights to help you get off to a good start.
Elegant Themes are looking for a professional writer with Web Design and WordPress experience to create high quality resources and tutorials on their blog. Your posts would be WordPress and Web Design related, so you would need to have years of experience in this field. Someone who has been, or is currently a freelance web developer would be perfect for this position. Creating resources for their community will often require coding experience.
Editor’s note: This post was written by Danny, a blogger for Instant Checkmate, one of the world’s largest people search engines. He is passionate about writing and is currently a student at the University of San Diego studying English and Business Administration. Find him on Twitter or Google +.
Not too long ago I started blogging for Instant Checkmate. I thought it would be pretty easy. I thought to myself, “I am a good writer; I did well in all my English classes at school; I often teach people how to write; I am passionate about writing. What could possibly be difficult?”
Well, unfortunately for me blogging is not an English class. Writing is an important part of the deal, but there are so many factors that go into blogging that the average person has no idea about. The amount of surprise I faced in the first week alone was enough to make me think I had no chance in this field. Read More
Editor’s note: This post was written by Zack Rutherford, a freelance copywriter. He contributes web content and especially snappy articles to TemplateMonster. Combat sports enthusiast and poetic soul, Zack endeavors to create beauty through syntax, sentence structure, and the liberal use of hyperbole. Follow him on Twitter (@zack_rutherford) or visit his website (Zackrex.com) to read all of his innermost thoughts and unfounded opinions.
Seriously, where did my face go? Googling my name used to turn up such gratifying, ego-boosting results. Now I get words and more space for ads I’ll never click. Darn you, Google! Why must you be so useful and frustrating at the same time?
So in case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, Google had been pimping its Authorship markup for months. “It will build credibility,” they said. “It provides a personal connection with your audience,” and I loved this one: “It’s important for your search rankings.” Well, I did my part, I signed up for Google+ and put my beautiful bearded mug up for all to see, and what do I get? Annoying questions on my YouTube account, and another social network I don’t feel like keeping up with. Read More
Most bloggers don’t realize that resharing old content is just as important as sharing new content. Just because you’ve shared a topic or post before doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do so again. This is especially true of sites that host tutorials, guides and how-tos. Some content will always be relevant and timely.
The problem with adopting a regular share schedule for old content is that you may aggravate and annoy your followers if you don’t handle it properly. For example, employing an automated share system that creates a shoddy social post with a drab call-to-action, and then continuously spamming that over and over is not going to work. It is ineffective and it will reduce your audience, if you even managed to build one using tactics like that.
There are strategies you can use to reshare content without being a nuisance. This list of tips that will help you do that, in addition to boosting engagement for your content – new and old. Read More
As a follow up to my article last week on some useful WordPress plugins that make website migration simpler, I thought I’d give a quick overview on how to get it done safely. The route I’m about to describe is not necessarily the shortest route as some of those plugins did make it less technical. However, I’ve chosen to share more details about the process allowing more readers the opportunity to learn more about how WordPress and how it’s file and database works. Plugins and tools are great but having a deeper understanding and experience will set you apart and give you more knowledge with which to troubleshoot.
Hopefully, your reason for moving your website is due to a substantial rise in traffic and you require greater resources to handle it, and not because of an unreliable hosting provider. The availability of your website is crucial and there is no room for errors or downtime while building your your online business, since this can translate to missed opportunities. Read More