Some Resources for You (#5)

Wording Well's business card image
I’m too lazy too busy editing to put a lot of time into blogging these days.

But you are still on my mind… and that is why I have compiled this list of resources for you. 🙂

I am doing this from time to time. I’ve already published:

Some Resources for You (#1)

– Some Resources for You (#2)

– Some Resources for You (#3)

– Some Resources for You (#4)

For Bloggers

How to Write a Blog Post – The Ultimate Guide

For Freelancers

How to Cold-Pitch Freelance Writing Clients — This one is from Leaving Work Behind and it outlines the three main steps to cold-pitching.

For Authors

How to Market a Book Using Facebook

For Writers of all Kinds!

25 Writing Tips From Famous Writers

For Business Owners (Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs)

How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence – 3 Ways

Additional Resources (for Success)

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

FREE STUFF

All of these resources are fantastic!

Plus… as my way of thanking you for being a reader of Wording Well, I want to give you some free stuff. Find my freebies on my Resource Kit page!

Plus, there are many more (and I mean MANY MORE)  Resources for Writers, Authors, and Freelancers) here as well!

Enjoy… and let me know what you want MORE of… in the comments!

CV and Résumé FAQs for Freelancers

 CV and Résumé FAQs for Freelancers

At some point in your life, if you are a looking for a job, you will get asked to submit a CV to an employer.

If you have a CV, that’s great! If you don’t have one, then you need to create one.

If you’re a freelancer, you should have an updated CV on hand at all times. You never know when you will need it!

Some job seekers – freelancers included – don’t know what a CV is. Or they don’t have one.

So today I will tell you everything you need to know about CVs.

I will answer the most commonly asked questions, too.

CV and Résumé FAQs 

In this article, you will find answers to:

  • What is a CV?
  • Why Do You Need One?
  • Why Do Employers Ask for One?
  • What are the components of a CV?
  • How can you create a CV?
  • What if you have no work experience?
  • Can you show me some samples of CVs?
  • Which tools and/or services can you use to create a CV?

By the end of this article, you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to apply for a job using your CV.

And all of your CV or Résumé FAQs will have been answered!

You’ll even get access to a free template!

Read More

17 of the Best Websites to Bring Back Your Writing Inspiration

17 of the Best Websites to Bring Back Your Writing Inspiration

Do you ever need some writing inspiration?

I bet you DO!

As bloggers, writers, and freelancers, we all need writing inspiration at some point.

Many websites exist that can help bring back your writing inspiration and your creativity.

So do many tools, including the ones found in these posts:

8 Great Writing Tools to Keep You Motivated to Write

9 Tools that No Serious Online Writer Should Be Without

Some FUN Writing Tools to Get You In the #writing Mood

Today’s guest, Rachel, will share 17 of the best websites to you to help you stay inspired and get your writing inspiration back.

Do YOU Need Some Writing Inspiration?

Do you want or need to write, but are feeling less than inspired?

I’ve been there plenty of times.

You get rid of all the distractions, tidy up your desk, focus on the job at hand and… nothing. You have writer’s block. You don’t know what to do.

The solution: check out some of these websites dedicated to writers and writing to get re-inspired.

(An alternate solution is to hire a freelance writer to help you!)

via GIPHY

1. The Story Starter

The reason why you may lose your writing inspiration is because you are writing about the same stuff over and over again, and never venturing outside your niche. The Story Starter will enable you to do that, by generating a random sentence that will become the starter for your new story. It’s an incredibly fun exercise, as it’s always able to come up with interesting story starters.

“There is always, always, always something to write about.”

― Rob Bignell, Writing Affirmations: A Collection of Positive Messages to Inspire Writers

Read More

5 Reasons Why Gina Horkey is my #FREELANCING IDOL

 

image that says 5 Reasons Gina Horkey is my idol

I’m going to tell you a secret, so if you’re a freelancer, listen up!

Gina Horkey is my freelancing idol!

Seriously. Girl has been literally killing it since she started, just two short years ago.

(Note: I’ve been freelancing for three.)

I thought it’d be fun to write a “Top 5” post to share all of the reasons why I love her, admire her, and respect her.

Let’s get to it!

1. Gina Shares What She’s Learning

A lot of bloggers or freelancers don’t want to share their secrets for fear that someone will steal them, put them to work and get better results or something. Gina on the other hand has no problem giving her best tips away, often for free.

And she likes to share what she is learning and what is working for her openly on her blog. So not only is Gina sharing what she’s learning, but what’s she’s already tried, tested and put into practice that’s produced results.

In fact, I urge you to check out these three FREE and super helpful resources she lists on Horkey HandBook: Read More

10 Tips for An Amazing “About Me” Page

10 Tips for an Amazing About Me Page

Today’s guest, Anna Fox, is going to share with you 10 of the best tips she has for improving your blog’s About page… a page that many people neglect to spiff up… but should, as your About Me page is often the driving force behind the decisions your visitor makes, including the decision regarding whether or not that visitor will hire you!

Take it away, Anna!

Look at the Funnel

image 1 for 10 Tips for an Amazing "About Me" Page

In most cases, your website visitors are most likely to convert after two steps:

  • Top of the funnel: The first impression you make with your landing page. Very few people would convert right from here but most customers (those who are likely to turn into long-term customers) will need more information.
  • Middle of the funnel: The second impression is the one you make with your About page. While the first is important, so is the second.

In most cases, people click to your “About Me” page when they are already intrigued enough to give your services or products a chance.

It’s right in the middle of the conversion funnel and plays a central role in how many visitors convert into leads, prospects and customers.

An About Me page tells visitors what your brand is all about, why they will want to deal with you and how to get in touch to finalize the deal.

When you are trying to think of the perfect way to present yourself, it helps to have some tips in mind to draw from.

5 Tips That Will Make Your About Me Page Stand Out

You want your “About Me” page to impress and capture attention, intrigue, and provoke action.

Here are my 5 creative tips to achieve that:

Read More