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…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Matthew Davis, who works as an inbound marketer and blogger for Future Hosting, a leading provider of VPS hosting. Follow Future Hosting on Twitter at @fhsales, Like them on Facebook and check out their tech/hosting blog.
Blogging is a powerful tool for career development. As a platform for publishing insightful content, a blog can extend your influence and demonstrate expertise.
I’m not a big fan of the terms influencer and thought leader. Perhaps it’s excessive exposure to social media marketing hokum, but those bits of jargon usually make my nonsense detector tingle. Nevertheless, they were originally useful terms that described a real phenomenon.
One of the best ways to make an impact in your field is to demonstrate that you can think creatively and produce arguments and ideas that resonate with colleagues and potential colleagues. Being able to think cogently and write well are skills that are invaluable in almost any field. Blogging is one of the easiest ways to demonstrate these abilities. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Coby Stephens, content writer and marketing manager at Same Day Essays.
Getting guest bloggers to your site is a great way to add to your content without paying for it. The enticement for writers is that it gives them visibility and creates authority for their personal brand.
Here are some practical guidelines to efficiently attract guest bloggers. [Read more…]
Believe it or not, Fortune 500 company blogs are few and far between. According to UMass Dartmouth research, less than a quarter of the F500 host regularly updated public blogs. However, those that do regularly update blogs definitely have it right. With consistent updates and positive, brand-relevant content, a number of these companies serve as amazing examples of corporate blogging masters. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Rupert Adam, marketing manager at Emailcenter, the UK’s largest independent ESP. He specialises in marketing and strategy development. Follow him on Twitter: @RooAdam.
When it comes to dealing with your inbox, you’re probably one of two types of people. There’s those with tens, hundreds or even thousands of unread messages stacked up in their inbox, or those who can’t relax until every single message has been read and either deleted, delegated, responded or deferred.
On average, we send and receive 100 billion emails every single day (just imagine how many that equates to in a year). With that many emails being sent daily, and with research suggesting that the average professional receives more than 100 emails every day, it’s little wonder why so many of us can get lost in our inbox and spend more of our working day dealing with and sifting through messages rather than actually getting any quality work done. In fact, messages from fellow bloggers, guest post requests, meetup/conference invitations, sales messages, newsletters and spam are probably filling up your inbox right this very second!
And that’s where Inbox Zero comes in. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Ioana, a trained architect, with a longstanding passion for writing and technology. Ioana always manages to impress with her exceptional work. She is a delightfully talkative person and she can always lift everybody’s spirits with her upbeat personality.
You’re crafting compelling and engaging articles, your content marketing strategy is rock solid, and the page-views are increasing at a steady pace. For most marketers, this is the dream. But something doesn’t feel quite right. These precious followers are not converting, or they’re not reaching your set goal.
Why is that? Despite their best efforts, marketers and writers will sometimes attract the wrong kind of readers, and for most, this seems like such a disheartening obstacle that they give up all-together. [Read more…]