3 Ways for Becoming a More Productive Writer

3 Ways for Becoming a More Productive Writer

Does a blank screen intimidate you?

Does the thought of writing 2000 words seem like a tough task?

Do you have an indescribable fear of not being a “good enough” writer?

If so, relax.

Most people do!

That’s why I’m writing this blog post for you.

By sharing my top three tips, I’m going to help you become a more productive writer!

Tip #1. Realize That Writing, Editing ARE Two Different Things

Intuitively, you already know this. But do you realize the differences?

What do writing and editing really involve?

Let’s look at the basic dictionary definitions of each.

Writing is the act of producing and recording words in a form that can be read and understood. It is also the way that you use written words to express your ideas or opinions.

Editing is the act of preparing written material for publication or presentation, by correcting, revising, eliminating, adding, or adapting words, making it suitable or acceptable for others to read.

Blogging, as we all know, involves multiple things, including writing and editing blog posts. (Related read: 5 Things New Bloggers Need to Know)

Once you realize that there is an actual difference between these two processes, you can seek help (if needed) from a professional writer OR editor (or both!) in order to attain your blogging goals.

Note that you can also hire me for both writing and editing.

To become a more productive writer, seeking an editor is often the missing key. Most writers naturally assume that they can edit their own work, when, in reality, it often takes an editor to point out the flaws and weakness in the written piece.

Sure, you can use these 5 self-editing tips.

You can also download my bonus checklist of 17 Editing Tips for Writers!

There are several stages in both the writing and editing processes.

However, the two can be intertwined, which makes people think they are the one and the same. I wil clarify the differences between them now. Read More

15 Tips for Effectively Managing YOUR Precious Time

15-Tips-for-Effectively-Managing-YOUR-Precious-Time
Time. It’s one of our most precious commodities.

There never seems to be enough of it, especially for bloggers and writers, and those trying to brand their business online. (Hint: Use my 12-Step Guide for Branding Your Business Online if this is something you are trying to do!)

Sometimes time seems to stand still.

There’s a ton of information on the web that claims to provide “helpful” information, but doesn’t actually help you because once you read the tips, you end up falling back into the same old rut.

Good news. I have the solution! In fact, I have 15 of them plus one bonus tip.

They are the 15 tips for how to effectively manage your precious time, plus learning how to create a good work-life balance.

I even created a free planner for you!

15 Tips for How to Effectively Manage YOUR Precious Time

1: Relax.

Yep. You heard me. Just relax.

It’s easier than you might think!

When you’re relaxed, you’re more likely to become inspired. When you’re inspired, you will find the time to write. To create. To do the things you’ve been putting off. To work.

In short, to become productive.

2: Don’t Schedule Things; Work When You’re Inspired

One of the tips I’ve read about managing time is to create a schedule and stick to it.

Now, we all know that’s not gonna happen. Something always happens to disrupt your “perfect” plan. Family or friends demand your attention. The phone rings. Your favourite show is on TV. An emergency arises. And so on.

Basically, life happens. Read More

Why are Essay-Writing Businesses So Popular?

Why are Essay-Writing Businesses So Popular?

The internet and its ever-expanding and accommodating nature never fails to amaze its witnesses. The World Wide Web is quick to identify market gaps and fill those in the most efficient and holistic ways possible.

One such internet rage that was identified was that of outsourcing writings – from essays and papers to articles and reviews. This industry has only burgeoned in the last couple of years and today, the internet is awash with people who call themselves “freelance writers.” Among these are businesses providing essay-writing services!

The fact that the Google keyword phrase “essay writing services” yields a hit of 51 million websites when doing a Google search clearly shows that businesses are thriving in this business.

The fact that such services exist in such large numbers demonstrates the growing popularity and demands of students, writers, and any other potential customers.

The burning question, however, is this: What makes essay-writing businesses so popular? Read More

The Main Benefits of Learning English Online

 

The Main Benefits of Learning English Online

There are many benefits from learning online. 5 of these benefits will be discussed here, as they pertain to learning from a tutor at Preply, who has sponsored this post.

Why Learn Online?

Each of us in life constantly learns something new. Whether at work, in order to get a desired position, or due to certain circumstances. But there is always one question that arises: where should you obtain the knowledge you need? Should you explore and study the topic yourself or should you find a professional teacher? Tutors, in the short term, will help you master the necessary knowledge, and you don’t have to put in extra efforts in search of material, information, or sources where this information is located.

When you are searching for a professional, experienced teacher, is very convenient to use the service Preply.com. The above-mentioned platform helps you find a tutor that is right for you, from among a large number of talented tutors.

This is a great platform for people who are looking for online English teachers.

There are many benefits of learning a language with an online English teacher. Read More

How to find Content Writers (That Won’t Cost an Arm and a Leg!)

How to find Content Writers (That Won't Cost and Arm and a Leg!)

Blogging is time-consuming, and so is writing. Creating quality content takes time, it takes a lot of research, planning, outlining, and drafting, and polishing before you can complete the publishing step.

Yet millions of blogs rely on fresh content each day.

As a website owner, entrepreneur, or business owner, it is oftentimes easier to hire content writers to produce quality content for you.

But where do you go to find good content writers? Especially ones who won’t cost you an arm an leg?

And what kind of qualities should you look for when hiring content writers?

This article is going to answer these questions for you.

I’m also going to share a secret that many freelancers don’t know!

The Secret Most Freelancers Won’t Tell You

I am more than a blogger. I am a freelance writer and editor. I’m an author. I’m a content creator. I’m a business owner, too.

I do coaching. I help others become authors. In fact, there are many jobs I do online, and there are many tasks I’m responsible for.

I’m more than just a blogger… and I have various income sources.

Related read: The Essence of Blogging and How to Earn Money Online

I sometimes outsource tasks to others to make my various jobs easier. This includes hiring writers to do research for me and draft articles, which I then add to, edit, and either publish or give to my clients.

My standards are very high, and that is why EVERYTHING must meet with my own personal approval before they are shared with others, with my readers, or with the world.

When I first started freelancing, I did everything myself.

As my business grew, I realized that I needed help. I could no longer do everything myself!  There simply are not enough hours in the day!

While speaking with a fellow freelancer, I learned that she outsourced many of her tasks… including the writing projects she was hired for!

I was a bit flabbergasted. I was surprised that she did this! But the more she explained it to me, the more it made sense, from a business standpoint.  What she did was hire a writer to write the article she was hired to write. She paid that writer a fraction of what she was paid. Read More