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

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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:

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What to Do When Your Writing Business Grows Too Big for its Britches

 

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Today’s guest, David Leonhardt, is an entrepreneur who runs a writing agency, and he is going to share with you what you can do when YOUR freelance writing business grows too big for its britches! Pay careful attention to the many tips he provides, as they could take your business to the next level!

Now please welcome David to center stage!

What to Do When Your Writing Business Grows Too Big for its Britches

What happens when your workload grows bigger than you? You clone yourself, of course.

Due to the lack of reputable cloning facilities in this nameless hamlet where I live, many years ago I developed a different option. I opened a freelance ghostwriter agency, where I coordinate the efforts of a dozen writers.

Moving from freelancer to agency isn’t for everybody, and it doesn’t just happen without growing pains. I am happy to share my experience, and describe some of the key aspects. Read More

10 Awesome Editing Tips + 10 Best Editing Tools for #Writers and #Bloggers

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I want to give you access to the 10 best editing tips and 10 best editing tools for writers, and that’s why I accepted Kenneth Waldman’s proposal for an article on this topic.

Here it is!

Do You Need an Editor?

Yes. Every writer needs an editor; it’s essential for success.

Technology is providing an endless amount of resources and there is no shame in receiving support. Everyone has their own unique practices, but even for the best it can become overwhelming.

Mistakes are human, as is writer’s block. The web is basically making the entire ordeal more manageable. There are several user-friendly choices that can save you time and increase productivity.

But since no writer is created equal, neither are the tools and tips presented. Start with determining your weaknesses to achieve your objectives.

The following list has narrowed down some of the most recommended options and beneficial advice. There is likely an advantageous source for everyone.

We all know the editing struggle is real. Find some solace and expand your skill with these suggestions. Continue reading to check out the 10 best editing tools for writers and the 10 awesome editing tips! Read More

Start Freelancing to Change Your LIFE! (Featuring a TRUE STORY)

Start Freelancing to Change Your LIFE!

I had no idea when I started freelance writing on the side almost two years ago where it would take both my business and personal life. It’s true, I was looking to it as a way out.

My Way Out

I didn’t have it bad per say at work, I just wasn’t really passionate about what I did all day/week/month/year long as a financial adviser and support person to a large financial planning practice in my area. In fact, I had it pretty good.

I had:

  • A 10-minute drive to work
  • A decent salary (that supported our family of four)
  • Nice co-workers (that were family and treated me as the same)
  • And a whole lotta potential to grow

But it wasn’t what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Even if there was a lot of opportunity for advancement and pay. I had already spent the previous decade figuring that out.

And since I had another 30 working years or so ahead of me, I didn’t want to succumb to something I wasn’t passionate about so early.

So after I became honest with myself, I decided to buck the trend of Corporate America by starting a freelance writing side hustle instead.

And then I added virtual assistant services. And it grew – so much so that I was grossing $4,000 per month WHILE working full-time and having two toddlers at home.

Less than six months after I looked into it in the first place. And I’ve since more than quadrupled that since going full-time. In fact, in November 2015 I grossed over $18,500 from my little freelance business.

How’d I Do It?

It’s simple.

  1. I got started. And I learned a heck of a lot on the fly.
  2. I put myself out there. A lot.
  3. I asked to be hired, rather than waiting for clients to find me. (Because trust me, they won’t!)
  4. Then I started teaching what I learned. (‘Cuz, that’s the best way to start building an audience.)

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I launched 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success. Read More

6 Ways for How to Think and Act like an Entrepreneur

How to think and act like an entrepreneur

So ya wanna be an entrepreneur, huh???

Entrepreneurship is becoming more and more popular, especially with the advent of the digital age.

Nearly anyone can now become an entrepreneur… or an author (a type of entrepreneur). I became one.

I also became an author. I help others become entrepreneurs, too, by coaching or mentoring them, and alsoby helping them become authors.

Depending upon which type of field you go into, are qualified for, or simply are passionate about, you will need to have basic skills (and be able to hire others for those you don’t have!).

In addition to being passionate, hard-working, and dedidacated (as well as perhaps have some accounting or book-keeping skills), you will also need to change your mindset, and understand a few other things about entrepreneurship.

My guest today is Katherine Brunt from Assignment Box, and she is going to go into detail about 6 things you need to consider when it comes to entrepreneurship. Be sure to respond to the question at the end!

Take it away, Katherine!

The Importance of an Entrepreneurial Mindset

In order to become an agile and influential entrepreneur, every day should be perceived as an opportunity, one in which any new or innovative thing could be done or planned.This is one of the most desirable aspects of an entrepreneurship, and through which mission statements and strategic visions could be formulated. Read More