For bloggers, writing quality content isn’t the most difficult task. In reality, the trickiest aspect of publishing good posts is finding the right imagery to support the post. Because of the ease and simplicity of stock images, most bloggers resort to selecting cold, boring stock pictures. If this sounds familiar, you need to stop. Your selection of stock images may actually be damaging your blog’s reputation. [Read more…]
Looking to buy a franchise or to expand your current business? There’s no better place to get timely information and advice than a blog all about franchising. Fortunately, there are several blogs devoted to the practice that can increase your knowledge and help you to evaluate the best opportunities to start a new business. Here are ten of the most popular franchising blogs on the web. [Read more…]
As a blogger, you are limited by three things. First comes creativity. If you don’t have creativity, you’ll never be able to launch a blog and consistently populate it with fresh, relevant content that engages readers. Second comes your writing ability. A creative idea is only successful if you’re able to put it into words and convey your thoughts with compelling language. Third comes your tools. Every blogger needs tools and resources to maximize time, polish posts, and produce share-worthy content. [Read more…]
Asking if you should create a blog for your business is a little like asking Walt Disney, if he were alive today, if any money can be made by drawing a cartoon mouse.
There’s a reason why blogs went from 0 to 150 million in 20 years.
In fact, here are at least five solid reasons: [Read more…]
On an internal level, companies have become immersed in Big Data, gathering information at astronomical rates. This data often remains within the company – but when using data visualizations, there are many potential applications of company data for reader engagement.
Readers are more data savvy now than at any time before, so tell them a little of what you know. Here are a few creative uses for data visualization that can boost your reader engagement. [Read more…]
If there is one thing that Americans can agree on, regardless of age, race, political affiliation or their views on whether or not meat really is, in fact, murder, it’s this: privacy is important and we do not want the government snooping through our business or our social media feeds….at least, not until someone drops the word “terrorism” into the conversation. Then suddenly a massive number of analysts immediately change their position to “well yeah, we need to know what those people are doing, for the safety of our kids!” [Read more…]
There are two types of blogger, those who are passionate about a given subject and feel the need for a blog as an outlet for that passion and those who like to make money. Sure, the two can and often do cross over but you can categorically place the vast majority of online bloggers into these two key publisher groups. With this article we’ll be talking about the specifics of what you need to do from the initial setup of your blog to turning it into a revenue-generating monster. It is not an easy task as let’s be honest, if it was, everyone would be doing it – but it is possible as many bloggers worldwide have proved. First things first…
When you’re a blogger, it’s vital to continually seek ways to expand your reach and engage your audience. The problem is that many of the methods people suggest are tangential to your main area of focus, at best.
In other words, they risk actually drawing users away from your blog, as opposed to pulling them in. One investment you can make actually works without entailing that risk … and that’s an investment in YouTube. [Read more…]
They say travel broadens the mind. If that’s true, what better activity could a writer undertake? There’s a slight problem with travel, however—it’s expensive. If you plan to stay somewhere a while, you’ll need a steady source of income. Barring a lottery win or trust fund payout, that means you’ll need to find employment. But it isn’t exactly easy finding a job in unfamiliar surroundings, and that’s if you’re legally allowed to work there.
Luckily, we freelancers have a bit of an edge when it comes to work and travel. Since we typically don’t work in brick-and-mortar establishments, we don’t have to worry about leaving our job behind. In fact, we can take our job with us. Here are some tips for freelancers looking to live and work abroad. [Read more…]
Managers and entrepreneurs are constantly exploring different ways to make their business a success. Living in today’s hectic society, it is sometimes difficult to focus on all the demands of a private business. As a result, many companies offer free and low-cost online management tools that can help offset the operational burdens of a business while increasing it’s productivity. These tools can be especially beneficial for bloggers or website owners who are running a businesses online. [Read more…]