Standing Out from the Crowd: How to Get Your Content Noticed in the App Store


It’s finally done. You’ve labored day and night on it, and have spent countless hours staring at a screen, tediously debugging and coding it. At long last, your mobile app is complete. The hard part is over, right? Sadly, you’re not out of the woods just yet. There’s still the matter of marketing it, and specifically: making it stand out amidst a sea of competition. After all, how many people do you think will just happen to stumble across your application if you never “put it out there”, so to speak? Foremost, your app needs to stand out from the crowd. [Read more…]

How to Leverage Social Media for Events to Achieve Your Goals

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Reaching out to fellow bloggers, making connections, and building a network are some of the most important activities that a blogger have to focus on. That is, if you want to expand your reach and monetize your blog at some point.

These activities can be done online, of course, but offline events can also bring you excellent results. Additionally, if you’re working as a social media manager or strategist (or some similar role) for a client, holding real-life events may be a necessary component to your overall strategy.

If this is the case, how can you optimize the impact of your events? [Read more…]

Grammar-Geeking Tools for Clearer Blog Content


“I like bacon, ham and egg sandwich.”

“I like bacon, ham, and egg sandwich.”

“I like bacon, and ham and egg sandwich.”

Above are three declarative sentences that mean the same thing. Or do they?

In an online world where communication is vital, never has grammar been more crucial.

Content is more than just blog posts and articles nowadays. There are different content types ranging from videos to images so users can consume information in more than one way online.

To create a useful content, the message videographers and graphic designers are communicating in their videos and images, respectively, is clear and on point.

For the written word, the communication breakdown lies in the poor use of the English language in general.

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Work More Blogging Jobs, Earn More with 2015-07-22 20-18-52 (1)

As a freelance blogger, you have the luxury of taking up multiple blogging jobs to increase your monthly earnings.

The challenge now is nailing your blogging applications out of the park to gain more work.

There are lots of sites that feature blogging jobs where you can send your resume. However, instead of visiting different sites to find which jobs to apply for, all you need to do now is visit!

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Unusually Useful Social Media Stats for Bloggers

Useful Social Media Statistics for Bloggers

While SEO continues to refer the most traffic to sites and blogs, social media is not far behind. In fact, in December 204, social media has usurped SEO as the top referring channel to websites with 31% of referral traffic coming from Facebook, Twitter, and the like.

While the sample size is small, this study is nonetheless indicative that social media has become a marketing conduit for bloggers to help not only drive more traffic to their blogs, but also increase your conversion rate or ROI!

If you’re still stuck with your ways of optimizing your blog for search engines, maybe it’s time to change with the times by including social media as part of your marketing agenda. To help guide you which tools to use or focus on for this channel, the social media statistics featured below should give you a better understanding on the kind of marketing strategy to prepare for.

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Become an Exceptional Writer with Udemy’s “Writing with Flair” Course [FREEBIE ALERT]

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“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
― Albert Einstein

We’re still alive, aren’t we? We continue to look for new clients and work with existing clients.

Shouldn’t we then apply Einstein’s words to our professional lives? Shouldn’t we find ways to continue growing professionally?

The reason I’m writing about this topic is that I have always been a firm believer in keeping up with new ideas and trends in my line of work. This is particularly important for online writers as the landscape of freelance writing, blogging, and content marketing is in a constant state of flux. If you stand still by not expanding your knowledge, you’ll find yourself being left behind. [Read more…]

Seven Ways Of Avoiding Summer Brain Drain At Work


And so it is. Summer in the city.

People are trying to convince you that it’s really hot outside, and you can kind of deduce that while admiring bald, sweaty heads and legs in shorts as people stroll on the street right next to your glass-walled office. Half of your team are on holiday, conquering Facebook with pictures of beaches and sunsets by the sea, while the other half are in the process of packing and expanding their collection of bikinis and swimsuits.

To cut a long story short, it’s not that easy to focus on work during these summer days. That’s why we’re bringing you seven supreme ways of boosting your productivity when the heat is on. Not tested on animals, only on office humans. [Read more…]

Best Writing Tips for Beginning Bloggers

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You want to blog, but you’ve never written anything for public consumption before – unless you count that essay in high school, which you were required to read in front of the class. But, you really want to blog, become good at it, and perhaps even work for network or expand your career to being an online content marketer, or a social media specialist.

Don’t worry. Everyone has to start somewhere. Even if you don’t consider your writing skills up to par, there are things you can do to take that first step.

Here are the best writing tips for beginning bloggers that will point you in the right direction. [Read more…]

Integrating LinkedIn Long-Form Posts in Your Blogging Strategy


In 2012, LinkedIn launched Influencers, a publishing platform for users to share their knowledge about their field of expertise. It paved way for people like Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Guy Kawasaki, among countless others, to build a readership from this social networking site through the content they create.

Originally, aside from people established in their respective industries, Influencers handpicked other regular users to publish content and build their personal branding through this platform. While it is no longer accepting applications to their Influencers , however, LinkedIn has allowed all members the opportunity to  write long-form posts.

While it doesn’t bear the same weight as Influencers, you as a blogger can still find use to the LinkedIn long-form posts feature, especially if you have a blog. Below are ways on how you can do it.

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