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6 Foods that Jump-start Brain Power and Productivity

  • April 3 2015
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Nutrition is an important area of your life on which to focus. This is a pretty widely accepted concept, in fact, and the importance of eating well seems to be part of the “common sense” aspect of society at this point. In addition to how food affects your body and physical health, however, what you eat can have a significant impact on your mental ability. Did you know that eating the “right” types of food could boost your productivity by up to 20% according to the World Health Organization? I don’t know about you, but if I can raise my productivity that much just by changing what I eat, then I’m definitely going to take that opportunity.     1.  Make Fish a Weekly Staple More Read More

How to Distance Yourself from Others’ Thoughts and Ideas When Writing

  • April 2 2015
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Full of challenges and research that require you to take charge of your ideas and string together a coherent narrative, writing can be one of the most satisfying activities of your day. It can also be one of the most frustrating, however, especially if you’re having a hard time generating interesting or unique ideas about which to write. Many writers find themselves in this position, and it never becomes less of an annoyance. As you progress in your writing skill, however, it’s likely that you’ll eventually develop certain tactics that will help you power through writer’s block. Sometimes, however, the issue isn’t just that you’ve had a hard time thinking of topics about which to Read More

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 Unique Although 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 Groups The 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 Bad You are running a business, so while it is important to promote Read More