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The best places to share blog posts if you want awesome results

The best places to share blog posts if you want awesome results

Ever wondered what the best places to share blog posts are? A lot depends on what works best for your audience. However, getting the best results is a long-term process. In fact, blog content and content marketing programs have a lifespan of nearly two years. And this can increase the reach of your brand overRead more about The best places to share blog posts if you want awesome results[…]

How to address your doubts when you want to be an entrepreneur

How to address your doubts when you want to be an entrepreneur

The following is a guest post from Josh Elkin. Your doubts are holding you back. But you’ve dreamed of it for years: One day you’ll leave your dead-end job in the mailroom and become your own boss. Why your doubts are holding you back: In your mind, your dream is perfect, but you just knowRead more about How to address your doubts when you want to be an entrepreneur[…]

What is the definition of valuable content for your company blog?

What is the definition of valuable content for your company blog?

The definition of valuable blog content confuses the heck out of most my clients. In fact, it’s one of the top reasons why their business blogs fail.  And that’s a problem worth addressing because the average reader spends only 37 seconds reading a blog post. So if you want to use your blog to sellRead more about What is the definition of valuable content for your company blog?[…]

How to stick out amongst the competition when publishing a blog post

How to stick out amongst the competition when publishing a blog post

Publishing a blog post? Here’s something you need to keep in mind: You can’t just hit publish and hope for the best. Because the number of bloggers is expected to reach 31.7 million in 2020. What do these stats mean for your interest in publishing a blog post? I totally get it. These numbers soundRead more about How to stick out amongst the competition when publishing a blog post[…]

Client Call Anxiety Guide for Anxious Freelancers

Client Call Anxiety Guide for Anxious Freelancers

Client call anxiety is far too common, especially among novice freelancers. And if you’ve ever felt: Terrified of getting on the phone with a new client. Or…a little worried when your client says “we need to talk”. Then you know exactly what client call anxiety feels like. What is client call anxiety? Client call anxietyRead more about Client Call Anxiety Guide for Anxious Freelancers[…]

Pitching without fear, no matter how confident you feel

Pitching without fear, no matter how confident you feel

Pitching without fear is tough for new freelancers especially. Because it’s too damn easy to get caught up in how much more experience everyone else has. But it’s important to remember that the intimidation aspect of pitching is also about the system that’s in place for editors. And that makes sense because actually getting aRead more about Pitching without fear, no matter how confident you feel[…]

The why statement: why it’s important & how to construct your own

The why statement: why it’s important & how to construct your own

The why statement should be your company’s top priority, and an important part of your marketing material. And if you don’t have one already, or you’re not happy with it, you need to take the time to make it true to your brand and engaging for your audience. Because people are a lot more likelyRead more about The why statement: why it’s important & how to construct your own[…]

Successful expert roundups on your blog & organizing them on your blog

Successful expert roundups on your blog & organizing them on your blog

Successful expert roundups are a useful reader & community building activity. But what’s an expert roundup anyways? Hubspot offers the following definition: An expert roundup is a collection of quotes or interviews from people in your niche. Each participant is an authority in your field and has something to offer your readers. And that’s exactlyRead more about Successful expert roundups on your blog & organizing them on your blog[…]

Marketing strategies that 11 entrepreneurs use in their biz

Marketing strategies that 11 entrepreneurs use in their biz

Marketing strategies, and finding ones actually work, can be daunting for novice freelancers. Because there are so many to choose from! And that often makes it far too tempting to sign up for every possible option. However, marketing isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” process. But what do I mean by that? I visited hospitals quite a bit thisRead more about Marketing strategies that 11 entrepreneurs use in their biz[…]