Making your website accessible and easy to navigate can be the difference between retaining visitors and losing them to other sites. Strong, well-designed cornerstone content is a major factor in keeping traffic on your site and improving your customer experience. This content can also help you improve your SEO, which will boost your place in search results and bring more viewers to your site. If you don’t already have well-written and designed cornerstone content, start today so you don’t miss out on the benefits it can bring to your business. [Read more…]
Freelancing comes with a lot of perks – time flexibility, autonomy, and no pay ceiling. More people than ever before are leaving their corporate jobs, and the pressures an office environment brings, with the sound belief that being your own boss and freelancer is a better option.
It’s a huge step to start your own freelancing business, but it’s worth the leap for many people. If you’re ready to enjoy the advantages of self-employment and launch a freelance business, take a look at these 4 things you should consider before quitting your day job. [Read more…]
I see videos. Videos everywhere. And you probably see them, too.
Wherever you look – Facebook, blogs, and even Instagram – videos are all the rage. Whether they are short clips less than a minute long or longer TVC-like videos, these materials catch people’s attention when properly created. [Read more…]
Facebook may have 1.7 million users, Twitter 313 million, and LinkedIn “only” 106 million, but any self-respecting blogger or content marketer knows that the last network cannot be ignored. That is, if you want to build a professional brand that will help cement your credibility in your chosen field.
The general consensus is that LinkedIn is the professional’s social network, something which anyone can surmise with a perfunctory look at the platform.
It is thus a pity when new bloggers – or some experienced ones – fail to take advantage of LinkedIn. Sure, they have an account. They fill out their profile. And then they leave it at that. Perhaps they check in once a month or so – when they get a connection request or when someone endorses them.
If this is you, then you are missing out on the benefits that LinkedIn can bring you and your blog. [Read more…]
In other words, according to Mashable writer Josh Dickey, you don’t have to get rid of your Samsung Galaxy Note 7; that’s what he’s doing, at least.
He published a post yesterday with a title that certainly resulted in the post’s stats exploding: “You can pry this Galaxy Note7 from my cold, possibly scorched hands.”
(But we don’t really want that to happen to his hands…) [Read more…]
Don’t you sometimes wish that all you had to do was to write and publish posts? Brainstorm ideas, create articles that you yourself would read, and hit that publish button.
These days, it seems that that’s not enough – especially if you’re blogging for business purposes, like startups and small businesses. It doesn’t matter if you’re a startup founder or a small business owner – having a blog is a crucial part of your strategy.
That being said, simply setting up a blog for your startup and not considering it as an integral part of your business is a waste of your time. You might as well not create a blog in the first place. [Read more…]
Singaporean Blogger Amos Yee is no stranger to the courts of his country and jail. Last year, he hit the headlines when he was charged as a political dissident due to his outspoken blog posts and YouTube videos. He has “attacked” the government and ridiculed its leaders as well.
From the day Pokémon Go was released, it was clear that the world was going to experience a phenomenon. Within 13 hours of its launch, the app was already #1 in the top-grossing list in the US!
It hasn’t been all fun and games for the app’s makers and players, though. We’ve heard about complaints of server crashes (oh, what a problem), and worse, stories about petty crime. And, even worse, accidents that led to injuries and even death. [Read more…]
How much time do you spend on social media for your blog? I don’t mean going on Facebook and Twitter to catch up with friends, or pinning gorgeous stuff on Pinterest, or even looking at cool photos on Instagram – all for personal pleasure. I mean doing the sometimes tedious work of ensuring your blog’s profiles are updated with posts, replying to comments and tweets, and talking to your followers in general.
The chances are that you’d say “too much”. Too much, meaning you can use some of that time planning and writing posts. [Read more…]
Having a content calendar can be a big help when it comes to leveraging content to drive more traffic and leads to your website. Putting one together can take time and while it’s worth the effort, there are ways to make the process less painful and more efficient.
In this post, we’ll discuss some tools and resources that can help you put together a content calendar, as well as populating it with content that helps you connect with your audience in the right place, at the right time. [Read more…]