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6 Secrets for Creating Viral Content

  • March 27 2015
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When looking at an extremely popular content piece have you ever wondered what it was exactly that made it go viral? Why does some content go viral while others just dwindle away into oblivion? It’s not as easy as you’d think to create content that goes viral, however it is also not overly complicated. As long as you’re willing to put some effort into it and know the basic mechanisms that go into creating viral content then you can have a relatively easy time at creating content that grabs people’s attention. Here are six tips to follow when you want your content to go viral.  1.  Make Sure Your Content is UniqueAlthough this can sound pretty simple, it’s not that easy Read More

5 Ways to Use Facebook Groups to Score your Next Blogging Job

  • March 24 2015
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Facebook is a great way to advertise your services and get people to notice you, but it often is not enough to land the blogging job of your dreams. Whether you are a freelancer looking for one steady client, or you want several clients, just having a Facebook page and hoping that people “like” it is not enough; you need to get into the places where your potential clients hang out, which is typically in various Facebook Groups. These are the places where the conversation is flowing and the work is getting passed around.  1.  Join the Right GroupsThe first step to making Facebook Groups work to your advantage is finding the right groups to join. It is not enough to join freelance Read More

Tips for Writing Awesome Conclusions

  • March 20 2015
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As you write an article or blog post, you have a lot to consider. First, you need to hook your reader with a spectacular introduction because without that first “wow” statement, many readers will simply move on to another article. Once you have them hooked, you need to back up what you say throughout the body. But, your job is not done there; you still need to leave them with a powerful feeling at the end, which is where your conclusion comes into play. If you just stop dead in your tracks after the body or repeat what was already said throughout the article or blog post, your impact gets lost in translation. Instead, make your conclusion powerful, thought provoking, and action minded.  Avoid Read More

Five Content Creation Myths You Need to Let Go

  • March 17 2015
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Creating content for your website or blog can sometimes seem like a tedious task. With all of Google’s rules it can also almost seem impossible. Don’t let all of the rules and regulations scare you away from posting the content you want and need. Even when the thought of writing that next blog post or creating that next slideshow makes you cringe, it is important to know that things are not always what they seem when it comes to posting on the internet. Meaning, what you once thought you could not do online may be the norm now, and what was ok to do yesterday may not be such a good idea today.  1. Self-Promotion is BadYou are running a business, so while it is important to promote Read More

The Secret to Generating Natural Links in Your Post

  • March 13 2015
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It’s every SEO’s dream that they could simply press ‘publish’ and then go on with their day while accumulating dozens of links. Although this may seem too good to be true, there is in fact a way to do this—by writing content that will do the work by building links for you. If you are having trouble getting natural links then you may believe that your content just isn’t good enough, and that you have to be willing to write link-bait articles. However, this isn’t the case, as you must keep in mind that the quality of your articles is only one small piece of the whole story, and link bait articles are not very effective. So what is the secret to gaining natural links on your content? Read More

6 Major Differences Between Writing Articles and Blog Posts

  • March 10 2015
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Website content is comprised mainly of articles and blogs. The important thing to understand is that the two are not interchangeable. Articles are a more formal version, similar to what you would find in a newspaper or magazine, while blog posts are less formal and more “conversational.” You will hear more personal stories and opinions in a blog than you would in an article. Both formats will get the point across, but the content will be misconstrued if the proper guidelines are not followed for one or the other. In the freelancing world there is much confusion surrounding these two content types, which is why it is important to distinguish between the two. 1.  Point of View One Read More