26 Phone Apps to Make LIFE Easier (for blogging or business)

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You probably have a phone, a blog, and a business of some sort. You probably have a few apps on your phone, too, that you use to make your life easier, right?

The big question is: Are you making the most of your phone?

Today I am going to tell you how I use my phone, in my personal life and for blogging and business. 

I’m also going to share with you how 10 other people I know use their phones, too.

After reading a post by Esteban Pau on Harleena’s blog Aha!NOW, called 6 Best Free Blogging Apps For Savvy Bloggers, I decided to check a couple of them out…

…because I have phone.

And a blog.

And a business, too.

Plus, I wasn’t sure if I was making the most of my phone! (My phone is a bit old —  it is a Samsung Galaxy A5. Therefore, it’s an android phone. Without getting into too much geek-speak, I’ll just tell you that I love my phone!)

I use my phone daily, for different things.

In this post, I’ll reveal how I use my phone, and how 10 other people I know use their phones, too, for both blogging and business.

And I’ll even give you a bit of backstory about my personal life and my cell phone experiences!

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8 Benefits of Having Guest Bloggers (and how to find them)

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Have you ever wondered how some bloggers provide content to their readers on a consistent basis?

I have… especially when I read Neil Patel’s blog. There is NO WAY that one person can create 5 or more articles a week by himself without burning out. I’ve done the math. It’s just not possible.

Neil has a team of people working for him. That’s his secret.

So do many other businesses and bloggers.

Some contribute for free, too, as guest posters.

Some are paid.

Either way, there are many benefits to having someone contribute content to your website!

Today we will look at 8 of these benefits. Read More

The Top 5 Deadly Blogging Mistakes You Might Be Making (and How to Fix Them)

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You’ve worked  hard to build your blog and everything seemed alright and good to go.

Looking back, you could remember vividly all the sleepless nights you suffered before you were able to even figure out what niche to choose.

Right now, things look fine from the outside and people are beginning to visit your blog. “Wow”, you think, “What a dream come true!”

But then, it all looks like you’ve been attacked by the devil himself. Everything you’ve worked for is beginning to fall apart.

Your blog has gone stale. No more visitors, no more social shares, no more clients and worst of  all… your blog got hacked.

Now you’re wondering why all these things are happening to you at the same time. Have you offended someone? Do you have bad luck?  These and more questions are manifesting in your mind, yet, you’ve not been able to come up with an answer.

Sound familiar?

There is a popular saying… “It takes ages to build a house but one mistake can bring it down in a blink of an eye.”

That is the same way blogging is. It does not matter the amount of time you put into it – there are certain mistakes you will make and they will bring your blog to its knees.

I know you wouldn’t want that to happen, right?

If these things resonated with you then, I have good news.

In today’s post, I will unveil to you 5 of the most common blogging mistakes that most people make.

You need to avoid these killer blogging mistakes if you don’t want to lose everything you’ve worked hard to build.

Avoid These Killer Blogging Mistakes and Save Your Blog from Suffering

There are many mistakes bloggers make. Some are common. Some are easy to fix.

Some are deadly and can wreck your blog and your blogging efforts.

The good news is that most can be avoided!

In addition to the 21 Dangerous Blogging Mistakes most bloggers make, and the 4 Common Blogging Mistakes That Prevent You From Growing Your Business, there are 5 blog killers that you need to be aware of and fix if you want your blog and your blogging efforts to be successful. (And these are in addition to The 8 Biggest Blogging Mistakes New Bloggers Make!)

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How to Write Your Way to Your First $1K (hint: let my good friend Elna help you!)

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Calling all  freelancers, bloggers, and writer wannabes!

Do you need a helping hand earning more money with your writing?

Are you stuck, and don’t know what to do next?

Do you need a push in the right direction from someone who’s “been there, done that”?

Good news!

Innovative Ink’s very own Elna Cain can help you find your way!

Who the Heck is Elna Cain?

Elna is a freelance writer. She’s also my friend. In fact, we live in the same city! Some of you might already know we get together regularly at Starbucks to plot, plan, and devise ways of helping you succeed.

Yeah, we shoot the shit, too. 😉 And hang out. And have fun. And learn from one another. 

Then we get asked to leave by the staff… because we stay so late!

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Who Elna Really Is…

Elna Cain is an online super-freelancer. No kidding. She’s a superstar, for sure!

She runs her business and blog, too, where she gives away a free 6-day email course to new writers.

She runs Freelancer FAQs with Alicia Rades (another freelance writer whom you’ve met before).

And to top it all off, she is a mom to twins (a boy and a girl).

So… in her spare time (ha, right!), she runs TwinsMommy, where she dishes out all kinds of advice on not just raising kids, but how to multiply your productivity when you’re a WAHM (work-at-home-mom), and how to work from home when you’re sick!

Elna’s a true star, I’ll give her that!

She also introduced me to Gina Horkey, another freelancer. Gina created 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success.

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How Elna Can Help YOU

Elna, the true genius that she is, has taken what she learned during her years as a freelance writer and put together a course just for you, so that YOU don’t make the same mistakes she did along the way.

The course is called Write Your Way to Your First #1K.

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Introducing Write Your Way to Your First $1k

This course is modeled after Elna’s journey from a stay-at-home mom to a professional writer who now gets paid $1200 per article!

It’s essentially a blueprint of the freelance writing success she has experienced, wherein she teaches YOU how to replicate her success (a success which I am jealous of, by the way!). 😉

It’s a course that is carried out over seven modules that include 41 lessons.

It spans 7 weeks.

In this course, you will learn how to go from a writer/blogger/freelancer who earns mere pennies to a successful person.

Seriously.

You all know me by now, and know that I don’t promote garbage.

Elna’s course works.

And to prove that Elna knows her stuff, here are a few links to some of her posts:

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Do YOU Use Hashtags in Your Blog Post Titles? Yay or Nay?

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Do you use hashtags in your blog post titles? Yes or no? (Yay or nay?)

Why should you?

Why shouldn’t you?

Today we will discuss the pros and cons of using hashtags in your blog post titles.

By the end of this post, you will have a better idea of whether or not you should adopt this technique for yourself and/or your business. Read More