The Language of the Blogger, Weak Words to Avoid

weak words, writing, blogging, When I look back to my childhood I find that my memory is woefully lacking and incredibly patchy. It’s comprised of unrelated snapshots; windows into short periods of time or single instances to which I often cannot even attribute an approximation of year or my own age.

Sure enough I can recall the large events, joyful moments such as shaking Steve Ogrizovic’s hand whilst he handed me a football trophy. The shame and fear of being caught in my first entrepreneurial effort of selling adult magazines on school grounds at the tender age of 12 also stands out. [Continue reading]

A Moral Quandary with Creating Backlinks

backlinks, SEO, morals, writingIf you run your own website you’re probably often left wondering how you can increase SEO and ensure that your content is easily discovered on the web. It’s a legitimate worry, and one that is shared by any webmaster worth their salt. Poor SEO can have a dramatic effect on your success and is ultimately able to seal the fate of a website or online business.

Whenever I research the issue of SEO myself, i’m hit with the same quote of ‘content is king’, a term thrown around with a fanatical vehemence rarely found outside of religious cults. Whilst my patience for dealing with this term is quickly exhausted, I have to agree with its veracity. Without good quality content to back you up, all of the marketing efforts you put into action will eventually fall short of your desired goals ensuring you’ve achieved nothing more than wasting your own time. [Continue reading]

Finding More Potential Client Opportunities That Could be Passing You By

Client opportunities, finding writing clients,

A short while ago I wrote a piece encouraging all writers to get away from their computer, drag themselves to a business event and actually shake hands with potential clients. It’s the way of the world that people tend to succeed not necessarily on … [Continue reading]

Useful Tips From Arianna Huffington!

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I'm going to be completely honest here and admit that I have a problem. I guess it’s more of an addiction, one from which, in this modern digital era, escape is incredible difficult and there are no help groups. My addiction? Procrastinating on … [Continue reading]

How to Stay Focused on Your Writing. 

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I've been spending a lot of time recently pondering the issues I find difficult in relation to writing and how to resolve them. The sooner I can achieve this, the sooner I can leave my part time job and dedicate a few more days to tapping out some … [Continue reading]

How to Set and Communicate Your Freelance Rate to Clients

setting client rates, how to, negotiation, minimum hourly rate

Far too often I've found myself sitting at my desk, looking at an email from a potential client and trying to decide how to “correctly” answer one question. How much do I charge. In my desperation to land clients I was trawling their sites and … [Continue reading]

Stop Being Persistent and Be More Tenacious!

Tenacious, persistence, vs, tenacity,

Tenacity and persistence, 2 words whose meanings are often confused. It’s an understandable misconception as the underlying explanation behind each word is somewhat similar, that being said there is a marked difference between the 2. One is far more … [Continue reading]

Finding Clients With and Getting the Most Out Of Google Alerts!

Google Alerts, how to, set up, find clients, freelance writing, blogging

“Time is money”, one of a multitude of cliched phrases I truly abhor. In my experience phrases such as this are bandied around by those lacking the experience to truly understand the phrases worth. People too easily led by fictional pop culture … [Continue reading]