One of the greatest advantages of the Internet is that it gives everyone a voice. You don’t need qualifications, experience, or credentials to get thousands of people to read your writing.
The right turn of phrase on the right day, with an eye-catching title and the perfect thumbnail picture could be enough to make your blog spread like wildfire. But even in the untamed wilderness that is the Internet, there are some rules.
To give you a boost, here’s a crash course in responsible blogging.
How are you all doing this Friday? I hope your week went as well as mine did, or even better.
Here are this week’s job board highlights. Good luck!
The WILD is a culture-based quarterly magazine founded on the idea that fashion and the arts are not mutually exclusive from our socio-political affairs. With a firmly liberal stance, the magazine covers everything from fashion and music to environmental consciousness.
They are looking for freelance writers who share their sentiments. This is your chance to write for print!
With passion comes ambition. In this century, where technology is the forerunner in innovation and desire, this ambition is translated through the internet. Many create blogs, become bloggers, and write about their passion. However, even the best bloggers run out of ideas on what to write about and have to turn to other avenues. Learning new things about their passions and turning them into blog posts is part of the reality of being a blogger. Read More
Less than a decade ago the cost of a new website was several thousands of dollars and the process would easily take a couple of months. Today, however, the least experienced user can be up and running with a functional website in a couple of hours and an investment of less than $50. This dramatic transformation of the market is largely the result of a new approach to website building and the availability of such things as CMS website building tools.
At the forefront of this revolution in website creation is the WordPress community. An entire mini-industry exists because of this powerful and popular method of constructing and maintaining websites of all types and configurations. The basic WordPress framework is at the heart of millions of existing sites and thousands are added daily. Read More
“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor E. Frankl
Many people today are constantly searching for purpose in life. Discontentment transcends age, gender, economic status and race. Fortunately, we are interdependent as a species. We thrive on affirmation and never hesitate to give advice. Such interactions don’t always lead to knowledge of the “ultimate goal”; but they do yield meaningful, shared experiences.
Answering a friend’s question.
Making a suggestion to a colleague.
Following the advice of a family member.
These are all great examples of shared experiences. Since technology has made communication much more convenient, idea and opinion sharing effectively found its way online. Capitalising on the human tendency for semantics, search engines are rapidly moving away from keyword-prompted results towards meaning-based answers to user queries. Read More
Putting your business on auto pilot doesn’t have to be scary. You already automate all time– like flying in a 747. You have paid your ticket. You are boarding the plane. You have found your seat. The plan takes off. It handles fine. You trust in the pilots to get you there safely. Then about an hour later, you see both the captain and the co-pilot taking a coffee break at the same time. Do you panic? No! Why not? You have come to the realization that the plane is now on “auto pilot.” But here’s the thing: You trust the airline, the pilot, the co-pilot, and the equipment to handle the plane fine on “auto pilot.” If you didn’t, you wouldn’t have flown with that airline. The same is true with automation with your business. Read More
It is almost impossible to talk about marketing online today without mentioning guest blogging. Whether your aim is to improve brand exposure, get quality backlinks or attract traffic to your website, it is worth it to consider guest blogging. In this post, a Brand.com review of guest blogging reveals the best practices you should familiarize yourself with.
Rich Gorman is a sales expert, direct response marketer, and blogger. In today’s age, when there countless “experts” offering advice on what to do to get results, it can be difficult deciding on what advice to follow.
Rich has a proven track record and years of experience, and his advice has been featured on reputable sites like Search Engine Journal and MediaBistro; I have been studying him for awhile now and I would like to share some of his tips for increasing online sales. Read More