Freelancing has its perks: pajamas “all the time”, no water-cooler small talk, no boss breathing down your neck, but it can definitely feel like an isolating gig. Often, while writing or researching, you’ll have questions you wish you could run by a coworker and seek someone’s advice. I’d like to talk about how to create that online community and its importance. I’ll include ideas about reaching out even if you’re on the more introverted side or feel undereducated, the benefits of creating connections, and where to find fellow bloggers.How to Create Your Own Online Community of Bloggers Click To Tweet
We are living in the age of visual content. We are living in the age where engaging imagery has become an integral part of all content marketing tactics. It’s hard, if not impossible, to conceive a blog post today without quality photos since articles accompanied by photos are likely to get 94% more views. Blogging is indissolubly linked to imagery, and this is due to multiple reasons. [Read more…]
First, you create an online store on Shopify.
Then, you spend endless hours to launch products and develop a branding strategy. Later, you begin your advertising, marketing, and promotional efforts.
Finally, people start buying from you, and you keep on growing, year after year.
That’s how it works, right? ASOS-level success in a couple of years?
Wrong! [Read more…]
A lot of people think blogging is a pretty easy gig. Think about it: you interact with other bloggers, sit around on your laptop writing about interesting topics, and don’t even need to put your pants on if you don’t want to. However, blogging is like any other job, paid or not; you need to develop certain skillsets and enter certain networks to be successful.
This is where an opportunity like a writing internship comes in – by working for a company that pushes you to create strong content and interact with professional writers, you’ll learn the tools of the trade and improve your blog before you know it. Here are some specific ways that taking a writing internship can help give your blogging a boost.Why Writing Internships Are an Underrated Way to Become a Great Blogger Click To Tweet
The internet is a great place to do almost anything: make connections, share stories, shop, or run a business. But there’s a risk associated with using the internet, too. You can be the victim of scams designed to gather your personal information, banking information, or anything else you put on the internet. Even when you think your information is safe, there’s no way to be completely sure who has access to it now—or who will gain access to it later. [Read more…]
Mobile technology has grown rapidly over the last few years. Today, 94% of the US population has a smartphone. That’s a big number, especially when you consider that only 73% of US citizens have access to a home computer. In 2017, those numbers are predicted to get even farther apart.
Bloggers who choose to invest in mobile technology, even if it’s a small investment, will see the benefits. In fact, this year is predicted to be the year that we see a significant number of bloggers, large and small, make the shift to a focus on mobile. [Read more…]
The magic of WordPress is already famous and known throughout the world. Anyone who has ever wanted to create a website, like a personal blog, or their own business, has heard of how easy and effortless it is to use WordPress, without any kind of advanced technical knowledge about web design or coding. It is a literal dream come true for so many. And not only that, the fact that this platform is so huge and contains a large collection of various themes, styles, templates and plugins, gives it an edge and makes it a pleasure to use.
While the myth of millennial entrepreneur – independent startup owner with a promising new app – is still alive and well, the truth is that this generation is on its way to becoming the least entrepreneurial generation in US history. The statistics are there to back it up. A Wall Street Journal analysis of data gathered by Federal Reserve reveals that the share of business owners under 30 has fallen by 65% in the last 24 years.
On the opposite side, large companies like American Express have stated that “Millennials Could Be the Most Entrepreneurial Generation Ever“, but seemingly, the overall problem is that many young people view entrepreneurship as a state of mind. As a matter of fact, according to the editor-in-chief of the popular MiLLENNiAL magazine, around 60% of young adults consider themselves entrepreneurs and astonishing 90% recognize it as a mentality. Therefore, in order to keep up with the past generations, young millennial entrepreneurs have to put a lot of more work. [Read more…]
I dislike buzzwords as much as the next person (maybe a bit more), but when I heard the word “expat-preneur”, I have to admit that my curiosity was aroused.
According to market research firm eMarketer, e-commerce sales will go beyond $3.5 trillion over the next five years, demonstrating the monumental money making potential the Internet can afford. But while today’s online world enables businesses to sell their products and services on a global scale, some entrepreneurs have made money off the web itself.
Recognising the future power and potential of the Internet, a number of visionary people registered lots of .com domain names in the early nineties. Therefore, when multinational corporations wanted to claim the company’s name or another unique URL as their web address, they would have to pay the owner of the domain thousands, if not millions for the privilege. [Read more…]