So, you finally decided to up your writing game; you better make sure you’re equipped for the job.
As a freelance writer and content marketer myself, I can guarantee that you need more than just grammar and spelling accuracy. After all, the writing task is but a small part of this field. You also have a brand to maintain, leads to pursue, clients to keep happy, and a heavy workload that you need to shoulder all by yourself.
Most — if not all — of these can be handled through your official online website. And in this post, you’ll learn all about the most important WordPress plugins you can use.
As a bonus, I’ll throw in a few personal automation tips that I use myself.
According to WordPress, as of March 14, 2014, there were 76,774,818 WordPress sites around the world. In addition to those blogs, there are ones residing on different platforms or hosted solutions like Blogger.com. More importantly than how may blogs there are, are how many people are reading those blogs.
Here's what you can do to write quality content faster and get those readers stick to your blog.
If you’ve ever wanted to find success with freelance writing, now is the best time to get started.
To help with this process, I’m going to provide you with three actionable tips to not only help you get started but also to help you earn more in the process.
Your goal should be to get your writing as perfect as possible, but you know that you’ll never be 100% perfect. You aren’t a machine. You are a human and you are fallible.
Don’t worry, your readers will let you know and you can thank them, fix the error and know it is a bit better than it was before.
In the meantime, here are some things you can do to limit the errors as much as possible.
Back in 1996, I started offering online writing courses through chat rooms to a handful of students. At that time, there weren’t as many online course options out there and what I and others were doing was still groundbreaking. Today, you can find courses on multiple platforms, sell them on your own website, or offer them through a setting such as Udemy.
The thing I love about online courses today is that you have a ton of options in how you get the material out to your students. The thing I hate about online courses today is that there are so many different types of options that it can be really confusing. Fortunately, I’m here to help you navigate through your options and also to help you stand out from the crowd.
When self-publishing a book, writing and editing is often the only step people really think about… but designing and formatting your book for publication can take just as long, if not longer!
Design includes not just your book cover, but the page layout, typography, and more. And depending on where you’re going to publish your book, requirements for formatting can get complicated and confusing.
Here’s what you’ll need to know before you publish.
Until very recently, you had one choice if you want to get your book in the hands of readers: traditional publishing.
But today, traditional publishers are no longer the sole gatekeepers. You have a lot of options when it comes to publishing your book.
Wondering whether it’s worth it to pursue a deal with a traditional publisher, or whether you should take matters into your own hands and strike out on your own publishing journey?
In the first post in our self-publishing series, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of each side so you can make an informed decision.
How do you charge for copywriting? How do you price in experience? Does per word work? Let's take a look at what works and what doesn't.
So you’re a business copywriter. Well, your audience is only reading because they’re looking for solutions. So give them the answers they want — as directly as you can. Emotional appeals only go so far, and descriptive fluff is out.
Does your brain hurt from coming up with new ideas for your blog?
Whether you are the writer and idea starter or you assign topics to other people, coming up with topics every day or sometimes several topics per day can drain the most creative of spirits.
An idea starter is also called a prompt. It is simply a phrase that is meant to jog your brain and get your creative juices flowing.
When you are at a loss for ideas, you can turn to the prompts listed in this post and come up with something to write about.
If you are searching for a way to improve your writing productivity i.e. start writing more while spending less of your precious time, you might want to take a look at the ideas I share and overview in this post!
Are you working full time online?
What are your main sources of income?
One of the most lucrative ways to generate income with the internet is with freelance services.
I’m sure you have your favorite list of sites, but you may want to check the following resources.
Here are the places where you can be paid to write, divided into levels of writing skills (in my opinion).