Everybody these days know what the term Blogging means. It has quite literally become part of the common vernacular. Blogging is an integral part of online business, social media and hobbyists who have realised the potential of having a computer and access to the Internet.
As a published writer and having written many Newsletters and articles for Magazines during my career as a Negotiator, I thought I would be able to jump in and start writing as a Freelance Copywriter. I had no idea what a Copywriter was, but I could write. How difficult could it be? I set up my LinkedIn account and signed up for all the Freelance Writing sites I have mentioned in my Blog. I was ready, willing and able to be a Freelance Copywriter. Hello World, here I come!
Big mistake!! Being a writer and even being able to write to communicate with people does provide you with writing skills and even skills to influence people with what you have to say. It however does not prepare you for the world of Copywriting.Read More
Now that we have WordPress installed on our server, it is time to give your blog-to-be a fresh look that reflects you, your brand or your product. We need a blog that immediately tell visitors who you are and what your blog is all about.Read More
I have covered differences between copywriting and content marketing in a previous Blog post, which you are welcome to read for yourself.
To recap however, according to Copyblogger, ‘Content marketing means creating and sharing valuable free content to attract and convert prospects into customers, and customers into repeat buyers. The type of content you share is closely related to what you sell; in other words, you’re educating people so that they know, like, and trust you enough to do business with you’.Read More
In one of our previous posts, Fast Facts about Digital Branding, I mentioned that people tend to think that Branding is all about visual identity, but that any brand (irrespective of whether it is a personal or a business brand), is the sum of people’s experience of you. I also indicated that how people experience your brand online matters and that in the midst of this Digital Revolution, so to speak, you need to pay attention to the digital branding of your personal brand (or that of your company).Read More
I have been writing (in some form or another) for my entire career which spans more than 30 years (yes, ok – I am THAT old :)). I have obviously gained a lot of experience, which I am very thankful for.
After all of this experience with writing (which includes writing and publishing a historical romance novel), I can honestly say that nothing has been so fulfilling than starting a Blog and creating content for that Blog. This has however not been my only source of income (yet).Read More
The Resumé (see a mockresume for your easy reference) you submit to a recruiter is how you make a first impression to your potential new employer. Obviously, you will want it to wow recruiters, and leave them wanting to know more. The single most challenging thing about the job search process is getting a recruiter interested in you just by this one-page document.Read More
In part 1 of this article we considered the primary needs to get a blog up and running. You will recall that we considered a domain name, a server and WordPress.
In this part of the tutorial we will see how to register a server and domain in your name and how to install a fully functioning WordPress installation on your server.Read More
From dreary nine-to-five jobs to repetitive freelance gigs, the desire to work in a fulfilling, purpose-driven career is not new in today’s demanding marketplace. Finding a fulfilling career may seem like a drastic change for some, but for the majority of us, a small intentional change could push us in the right direction. Wherever you are in your professional journey, here are three tips to take a step towards a new, fulfilling career path.Read More
If you are like many of us, you may have been toying with the idea to start your own blog for some time but could not get down to doing it. Most of the people we meet who have an idea of starting a blog feel that it requires a deep understanding of the technology involved. For others, the costs to hire a website designer/developer to develop and design a blog is a huge put off.Read More
I completely understand where you’re coming from. I was one of those big ‘doubters’ that it is at all worthwhile to include emails as a marketing channel in my overall marketing strategy. After all email marketing is dead, right? Wrong! Email Marketing is by far the most effective marketing tool that you can deploy in your entire marketing arsenal.Read More
You will remember that I said in my last post that there are a lot of good reasons why you would want to be a Freelance Writer. You can do what you love, in your own time and you can do it from home. What’s more is that people will pay you to write for them, or you can even start your own Blog and make money from that.Read More