Some Resources for You (#5)

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I’m too lazy too busy 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!

How to Run a Successful Instagram Account

 

How to Run a Successful Instagram Account

Do you know how to run a successful Instagram account?

Having an Instagram account is a key component needed for success in today’s world. Bloggers, businesses, freelancers, and anyone else possessing a brand should all have an Instagram account.

If you need some tips on how to use Instagram to benefit you, you can use the ones found in this post to successfully run your Instagram account.

Creating an Online Presence is Necessary for Success

Creating a successful online social media presence takes a lot of hard work, especially if you are running it by yourself. You have to put on a lot of hats to make sure that you stay relevant online. A lot of online influencers start out by being the video editor, cameraman, marketing associate, and face of their own brand.

Instagram uses the visual nature of social media to entice people to increase their presence and build a solid follower base to help them succeed at what they do.

While there are over 800 million active accounts on the platform, below are a few things you can do to help you stand out among the crowd and be successful on Instagram. Read More

How to Optimize Your Writing Time to Achieve Your Writing Goals

How to Optimize Your Writing Time to Achieve Your Writing Goals

 

There are 6 things you can do to optimize your writing time so you can achieve your writing goals:

1: Determine your “best” time.

2: Determine your realistic writing time.

3: Determine the days you will write.

4: Make writing a priority.

5: Write during your spare pockets of time.

6: Optimize your writing time by getting help and outsourcing tasks/chores.

Now, let’s look at each of these in-depth.

NOTE: Two different planners are available to you in this post (for FREE)!

1: Determine your “best” time

The first thing you need to do to optimize your writing time so you can reach your writing goals is to determine your best writing time. You can determine the best time to write if you know your body’s rhythms.

Do you write best in the morning, afternoon, or night?

When do you have the most energy? Write during that time!

A lot of people get tired in the late afternoon, but after they get their second wind, they are more energetic. When do you get your second wind? Write right after that!

Do you have more time on weekends? Write on weekends!

Do you exercise and eat healthily? Once you consider your diet and exercise habits, you can improve your energy levels. Some people feel more energetic when they drink caffeine (found in coffee, tea, and most sodas), while others find they are more energetic when they consume more water, eat more fruits and vegetables, and avoid sugar. Most people also function better when they exercise every day.

If you have a hard time finding your peak writing time, do some self-experiments. Write in the morning. Write in the afternoon. Then write at night. See what times you enjoy best, and see when you are most productive. Write during those times!

2: Determine your realistic writing time

The second thing you need to do to optimize your writing time so you can reach your writing goals is to determine your realistic writing time. By this, I mean how long you can actually write for.

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of writing after a while. I certainly can’t sit and write for hours on end! I can write for only an hour or so before I get bored or tired of the task.

(Even when I’m editing, I only edit for two hours at a time, at most!)

By determining your realistic writing time, you will be able to schedule the times you write. By doing this, you will become more realistic with your goals, too. And when you are writing, you will simply write, because you know that, after an hour passes, you can move on to doing something else!

I like this concept because I also apply it to exercising. I hate the moments leading up to it and find it hard to motivate myself to exercise. But once I am actually doing that task, I know it’s not going to last forever. I know that it will soon come to an end! I can then force myself to finish my 30 minutes easily. Also, I always feel great afterward, so that is another added benefit!

3: Determine the days you will write

We all have busy schedules and often make the excuse that we can’t find the time to write.

So how can you find time to do your best writing, even when you’re busy?

Make a schedule!

This is the third thing you need to do to optimize your writing time so you can reach your writing goals.

You can use this FREE PLANNER to help you. This planner is specifically tailored toward bloggers.

The other planner (the downloadable one) is for every writer to use.

Alternatively, you can use this planner. It’s also free and requires you to sign up to my email list but it’s a much better planner!!!

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How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence – 3 Ways

How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence – 3 Ways

We all want to be successful at what we do.
We all want to be the best we can be.
In order to achieve success as entrepreneurs, we need to strive for entrepreneurial excellence.

A lot of people look at me and wonder how I went from a rape victim a drug addict, a high school dropout, and a prostitute to getting two university degrees, becoming a high school math and English teacher to owning my own business and becoming an author.

Once they read about my life journey, they know. And everyone who knows me knows that I’m all about helping others!

That is why, today, I am going to help you learn how to achieve entrepreneurial excellence!

How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence

How can we achieve entrepreneurial excellence??
There are many ways. Today we are going to look at 3 which are the best ways:
1. Be an ethical entrepreneur
2. Use social media to grow your business
3. Outsource tasks / hire help

We are also going to discuss a few other factors that can enhance our success as entrepreneurs.

NOTE: The things we are going to look at today are a bit different from the other strategies you can use to improve yourself and your chances for success, which we looked at in the 3-part “Success Series.”

As a reminder, the Success Series consists of these articles:

1: How to Use Positive Affirmations to Improve Your Life

2: Use Meditation, the Law of Attraction, and Visualization to Be More Successful

3: 3 Ways to Change Your Mindset and Become More Successful

Now, let’s dive in!

Entrepreneurial Excellence quote 1

“Every business is successful exactly to the extent that it does something others cannot.” ~ Peter Thiel

Entrepreneurial Excellence quote 2

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ~ W. Clement Stone

Entrepreneurial Excellence quote 3

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~ Woody Allen

Entrepreneurial Excellence – Way #1: Be an Ethical Entrepreneur

What are ethics?

Ethics are the moral principles that govern a person’s behavior and affect how people make decisions and lead their lives.
For entrepreneurs, ethics are those standards upon which businesses are run. Basically, ethics are rules of “good” that people live by.

Entrepreneurial Excellence quote 4

“While you live, while it is in your power, be good.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Are You Ethical? 8 Ways to Tell!

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10 Effective Strategies to Becoming a Successful Blogger

10 Effective Strategies to becoming a successful blogger

Everyone wants to blog and learn how to make money online through blogging.

When I first started blogging, I was a “nobody.”

Now that I’ve been “discovered,” others are seeking out my expert opinion.

(I’ve participated in 43 round-ups already!)

I’m being interviewed.

I’m participating in podcasts.

I’m gaining new clients each month. (Want to be one? See what I can do for you!)

I’m loving it, too. 🙂

You Can be Successful, too

To help you understand some of the things I’ve done in order to become the successful blogger I am, I have a guest blogger that has summed up the strategies I’ve followed quite nicely.

His name is Ben, and he wrote the rest of this post.

Please read it, share it, and comment on it.

We’ll talk in the comments.

For now, here are ten strategies that have helped me become successful, which you can use.

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