7 Common Blunders to Avoid when Business Blogging

7 Common Blunders to Avoid when Business Blogging

If you have a company, you need to consider having a business blog if you don’t already have one.

Blogging gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge, show your personality, establish your authority, network with others, and initiate conversations.

When executed properly, a business blog can differentiate your business from your competitors, facilitate connections with others, and attract potential customers. Ultimately, it will help you make more sales!

However, when you have a business blog, you need to make sure you don’t make some of the common blogging mistakes many companies make.

There are 7 common blunders you need to avoid in business blogging, and we will look at each in this article.

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5 Ways for Creating an Awesome Book Title (+ Which Tools to Use)

5 Ways for Creating an Awesome Book Title (+ which tools to use to do this)

Book titles are not as easy to create you might think. Neither are blog post titles!

Non-fiction books are sort of like blog posts. Just longer.

So are e-books.

And, just like with blog posts, if you don’t have a catchy, captivating title, no one is going to read your content.

More and more bloggers are becoming non-fiction authors now. BUT they don’t always create the best titles!

But if you want to have a high-ranking book or e-book on Amazon (or elsewhere), you need to have an awesome book title.

There are many ways you can create such a title.

There are also many tools you can use to do so.

In this article, we will look at the 5 ways for creating an awesome book or e-book title.

We will also look at which 4 tools you can use to do this.

But before looking at the steps of the title creation process and the tools you can use to create a book or e-book title, we will first look at the difference between books and e-books as well as the publishing pros and cons for each.

What’s the Difference between Books and E-books?

An e-book is an electronic book, usually a PDF (portable document format), that readers can access from either a computer screen, a tablet/iPad, or a mobile device.

A book is essentially the same thing, but is also made available in print. Printed books are typically longer than e-books, but not always.

With the advent of self-publishing and the creation of POD (Print On Demand) companies (such as CreateSpace), anyone can now become a legitimate author.

Most people use Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) to publish e-books.

In the words of Pat Flynn (from his e-book), “Kindle has become a prominent force in the publishing world, and can now provide the same amount of authority as you’d get with a print book.”

However, there are pros and cons to creating and publishing both e-books and print books.

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5 Freelance Mistakes That Are Killing Your Creativity

5 Freelance Mistakes That Are Killing Your Creativity

Very few freelancers experience success. Whether you are a pro or a novice freelancer, this article is for you.

It discusses your freelance creativity, which is an essential component to freelancing success.

Clients and hiring managers seek out freelancers who can think outside the box. They look for freelancers who not only can write (and write well), but who can come up with creative ways for writing about common topics, teaching others, and conveying the message of the business’s brand.

(Related: A 12-Section Guide to Branding Your Business Online)

(Related: 47 Killer Tips All Writers Need When Their Creativity Goes AWOL)

If you have been freelancing for a while, you have probably made your fair share of mistakes.

If you are a novice freelancer, you might be making these mistakes right now.

Because most freelancers don’t know what these mistakes are, they don’t even realize that they are making them! However, when they see a drop or decrease in their clientele, freelancers realize something is missing. That missing link is their creativity.

Today’s guest is going to share with you 5 freelance mistakes that might be killing your creativity.

Meet Aamir, who has a great expertise in the field of freelancing. He has had the privilege of training at least 300 freelancers. He has not only worked with freelancers, but has worked with and served hundreds of clients all around the world.

Aamir Khursheed headshot

He has learned that what sets freelancers apart from others is not just their skills but their creativity.

Take it away, Aamir!

Creativity is Your Greatest Asset as a Freelancer

Clients are continually looking for freelancers who have two feathers in their hat: skills and creativity.

Working closely with so many freelancers has led me to notice certain things. One thing I have noticed is that successful freelancers avoid making mistakes that have caused newbie freelancers to lag behind or fail.

Freelancers who are aware of such mistakes have avoided them and taken their creativity to the next level of success.

You would have a decent share of mistakes if you have been freelancing. However, if you are a novice, it is conceivable you might not have made all the mistakes yet, but probably you will if you don’t realize what they are. Read More

SEO Rules for Blogging Success

SEO Rules for Blogging Success

This is a sponsored guest post from Sandra Hayward.

Nowadays there are quite a lot of bloggers who offer interesting information about different subjects, events and people. However, there is a question: “What makes some of them popular and others not?” The answer is SEO. Numerous techniques are implemented by different online shops, essay writing companies, and other businesses.

However, optimization is also an important step if you want to be a successful blogger because your blog has to be appealing and easily-accessible in order to attract more readers. Thus, in this article we want to talk about 5 SEO rules that can improve the quality of the search results and therefore bring you success when you create a blog website! Read More

How to Find a Good Work-Life Balance (+ a FREE Workbook/Planner)

 How to Find a Good Work-Life Balance (+ a FREE Workbook-Planner)

Do you currently have a good work-life balance?

Or do you feel like you have little or no control over your life?

Maybe you feel guilty because you can’t make time for everything, and maybe you feel overwhelmed and over-committed.

The big question is this: Are you happy?

For most of us, the answer is NO.

So how can we become comfortable and relaxed when we are at home?

How can we enjoy hobbies or interests outside of work?

How can we make time to do something just for ourselves every week?

By using the strategies and techniques outlined in this post (along with the FREE accompanying workbook/planner) we can stop feeling exhausted, even when it’s early in the week!

We can learn to think of other things than work when we’re NOT working.

We can focus on our specific goals for your business when we are.

And we can find a work-life balance that allows us to have a better, more organized life.

How to Find a Good Work-Life Balance – Introduction

If you’re a blogger, a freelancer, or some other type of entrepreneur, you need to learn how to find a good work-life balance.

This is often easier said than done!

However, you can achieve a wonderful work-life balance. Seriously, you can!

It just takes a bit of planning in order to do so!

That’s why I decided to create a FREE 10-page workbook/planner for you. Combined with the tips and activities outlined below, it will help you move forward to a happier life.

You will definitely be more satisfied when you are in control of your goals and your work life!

I know I have been happier since following these tips, strategies, and techniques!

Get your FREE workbook/planner NOW.

How to Create a Good Work-Life Balance: Article Outline

There are three sections to this blog post:

Part 1: Time Management and Scheduling

Part 2: Balancing Work with Leisure

Part 3: How to Implement these Techniques and Achieve Balance

Part 4: What to Do Once You Have Found Your Balance (and What to Do if You Get Stuck Again)

Each section will provide tips you can use as well as an activity for you to do in the workbook/planner you can download for free and use at your own convenience.

Now, let’s dive in! Read More