Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Blogging Tips Part 24 Join Newsletter’s to Gain More Topics to Write About

As an avid blogger, I have noticed that there are times that I just cannot come up with topics. It is hard at times. However; I found the best ways finally to constantly come up with topics to write on. In this blog, we are going to talk about the importance of signing up for newsletters and what the bonuses are when you sign up for them.

Gain a Constant Flow of Ideas
Newsletters can help you in many ways. First off, they can be very informative to those that read them in their entirety. You will find that at times you will actually be able to write an article on a newsletter that you have read.
Plus, at times you will find that there is going to be snippets of useful information on topics that you can expand on, and create your blog. Or, you sometimes you will find that they will give you an idea of an article or blog just by something like a quote or a link that is in the newsletter.

Benefits of Having a Newsletter
So often there are links and other ways to gain access to other places that you can join to gain not only web traffic, gain email subscribers and also have the ability to talk with others about ideas or topics that you can write about.
Or you may find that the writer of the newsletter may ask you to write a piece or 2 for the newsletter that will give you the exposure that you need as a writer and a blogger. A lot of the time if that happens there are going to be times that they are going to tell that it is not a paying position. However; that is not always the case.

It is important to take the time if they ask you to write a column for their newsletter you gain the expectations and if it is a paying position and if there is a way that you can use the work that you do for them in your writer’s portfolio. By asking these questions you will know what is expected and if they will let you use your work in your portfolio. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Blogging Tips Part 23: Top 3 Tips for Managing Your Time Wisely

Being a freelance writer you are going to find that you are going to have several projects going on several times a month. Some are going to be large and some are going to be small. However; the one thing to keep in mind is that you need to manage your time wisely.
You will find that when you have your busy times in your writing career you are definitely going to need to learn how to manage your time wisely otherwise you are going to become overwhelmed and burnt out. Don’t let that happen to you. In this blog, we are going to discuss 3 tips that will help you manage your time better so that you can get more work done over time without overwhelming yourself.

Stay Within Your Niche
It may sound like you are taking the easy way out. But staying within your niche is smart when managing your time. The reason that you may want to consider doing this to manage time, is because it is something that you either know enough about that you do not need to do research. Or it is something that you have personal knowledge about and you have studied the topic before.
By doing these 2 things you literally can save yourself a ton of time to work on other projects when you have several clients.

Set Time Limits on Each Project
Having several clients at one time can be difficult. However, there is a way that you can not only make sure that everyone’s project is completed and on time. Making sure that you divide your time evenly with each project is key. If you have 3 clients and you have a 24-hour turnaround with just one client and the others can wait a day or two. Focus on getting the 24-hour project done first. A lot of the time the client is going to pay you a bonus for getting the project done before the 24-hour deadline. 
From there you try and divide the time between the 2 projects that are left. Just make sure that you take into account the fact that you may have a few surprises come up so make sure you give yourself a little extra time for the just in case you have to add something to your projects that you did not have to before. You are going to have clients that will ask you to add some things to the project, so make sure you add time for that.

Don’t Take on More Than You Can Handle
One thing that a lot of new freelance writers tend to do is get overwhelmed with all of the projects that they are doing. One thing to always think about is how much you think that you can handle. You will have weeks where you are looking for more to do. Then there are going to be weeks where you are going to have just enough and then there are going to be weeks were there is just too much work for you to do.

Try and keep yourself even. Try and find a medium where you feel comfortable. If you know that you are going to have a large project coming up, it is a good thing to just take that one project do not take too much on. However; if you know that you are going to have small projects take the time and try and figure out how much time it is going to take you for each project. Managing your time is critical when you have several no matter who you are.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Blogging Tips Part 22 How Get Traffic Through Search Engines

If you are like any writer, you always want to make sure you place on the search engines in the Top 10 at least. But some of you are just not getting to that point yet. So, what can you do to make sure that you place on the Top 10 on the search engines that people use to look topics up? In this blog on Blogging Tips we are going to go over the 5 Steps to follow to make sure that you get the traffic you deserve through search engines
Now some of this may seem like common sense however; you would be surprised as to how many of us as a writer forget 1 or 2 of these steps all because we are in a hurry to get our work out there for our audience to read. So, make sure that you follow each one of these steps and you will find that you will do better with your search engine audience.
Write a solid piece
When writing your blogs about your topics take the time and make sure that all of the information that you put in them is correct. So often you find that there are people that will put information in their blogs that do not have updated information in them. Plus, by taking the time to make sure you add photos in with your work is a plus it has been proven that people like click on your blog if you have photos to go along with your work.
Backinks to Your Recent Work
As you are writing your new blogs keep in mind your previous ones that you have had published. If you can think of a way to use one of the titles to your old work and add the backlink to your new blog that is one way that you can increase your traffic greatly. So just because it is already published it does not mean that it is done gaining an audience. You will find that you will have a lot of traffic that are going to go to your links as well which will give you 2 or more clicks with just one visitor to your blog. So, make sure that you keep your past work in mind when writing.
Use a Question in your Description
After taking the time to write your blog the next big thing is to take the time and fill out your description for all of the search engines that people are going to use. By using a question in your description and putting your sub headers in the description you will find that you will gain a larger amount of people to your blog.  It is truly something so simple that you can do within seconds.
Put a Question in the Title
If at all possible try and come up with a question for your blog that you are working on. Search engines like Google and Bing pick up on questions that your readers ask better than anything else. So if at all possible take the time and think of a question that you can use. But if you cannot it is okay there are going to be times that questions are not possible.
Summarize in First Paragraph
Most bloggers forget when they are writing that it is the first paragraph that their viewers read that make them want to read more, or leave to read the next bloggers information. It is imperative that you take the time and summarize what you are going to discuss in your bog the first paragraph. Summarize what you are going to cover in 40 to 55 words. By doing that you are going to catch their attention right away.

You will find that by doing these 5 things before you publish your blog you will gain a larger number of viewers to your blog on a daily basis. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Blogging Tips Part 21 Gaining Email Subscribes in 5 Steps

Did you know that gaining the ability to have email subscribers is just as important as gaining organic web traffic as well? The reason that this is so important to have is because when you are doing writing one of your blogs no matter what it is about, it automatically goes to all of your email subscribers as something new that you posted and they will have the ability to go right to that page to read what you have to say.
But you may not know how to get all of the email subscribers so that they get the automatic updates on your blog. In this segment of Blogging Tips, I am going to go over 5 steps that you need to do to gain a steady stream of email subscribers. You may find that in some ways you already do some of the steps without even thinking about it.
Multiple Signup Points
When you are looking to gain email subscriber it is important to take the time and several signup points on your blog. By doing that every page that they go to on your blog they are going to have the chance to sign up for your blog. It may sound silly but it does work.
 Deliver Solid Content Always
As an email subscriber if they sign up for your blog and become one people are going to expect you to write solid content and not something that is poorly put together. So often once writers find out that they have email subscriber’s writers tend to go lax and do not work that hard at putting a blog together. That is not what you should do. As a full time blogger or even a part time blogger, everything that you write is something that everyone is looking at and if you do not have the same writing style that your subscribers liked at first they will unsubscribe from your blog.
Send out a Newsletter
Sounds silly, but again this is something that works. Putting a newsletter on the blog that you are writing once a month for your readers to see what is going on in your life and some of the things that are going on in your area put it in and write something about it. This is a good way to gain local traffic to your blog because they know that they can come to your blog to get local event information. The more information that you offer in your newsletter/blog the more traffic you are going to gain.
Always Put Your Subscriber First
It is a good practice to take some time for your subscribers. Take some time and write a blog about your readers and in your blog let them know that if they have any questions or topics that they would like to see covered to let you know. By doing that you are showing your readers that you care about them.
Using a Guest Author Periodically

Using a guest blogger periodically, is important as well. By using them you can show off their talent, as well as increase your visibility online because when they post to your blog they are going to share it with their friends and family as well. Which is really smart on your end? So, the next time that you need to gain some email subscribers that the time and see if you are following these 5 steps. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Investing Tips Part 8 Buy from Well Known Companies

To my readers this blog is short and sweet and to the point. There is not too much to say other than to please use common sense, and be careful when dealing with the stock market.

As a new investor, it is smart to do your homework on any company that you are considering when it comes to buying stocks on the stock market. However, there are a few things that should be common knowledge when purchasing a company’s stock.

Know the Company
It sounds like common knowledge for a lot of people, but you would be surprised as to how many people do not do their homework and know the background of the companies that they purchase stocks in. It is so important to know the background on all of your companies that way you do not take a chance in losing all of the money that you invest into the companies.

Take Marginal Risks Once and While

As an investor on the stock market it is always in your best interest to watch any of the stocks that you purchase and then over time if you want to invest in the unknown stock that was a risk before and you see that they are doing really good, then if you feel that it would benefit you in the end to invest in the new stock then take a marginal risk and only invest in a few stocks not a large number of them. That way if they do not do well you do not lose a large chunk of money or even lose it all. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Investing Tips Part 7 Have a Plan for Your Future in Buying and Selling Stocks

As discussed in previous blogs in the Investing Tips for the Stock Market we have talked about how to stay calm and why you should stay calm when you are purchasing. Now in this blog we are going to discuss the importance of having a plan for your future when it comes to buying and selling stocks on the stock market.
No thing that most stock investors do not think of when they are first beginning is where they plan to be in a 5 or 10 year’s time. Believe it or not it is so important to make sure that you plan your future, and whether you are going to continue buying and selling stocks for the rest of your life. Here are a few questions that you need to ask yourself when first investing into the stock market.

How Long Are You Going to Sell And Buy Stocks?
Even if you are just starting out and you are new to the whole stock market experience, it is important to think about how long you plan on buying and selling stock. You will find that there are some investors that invest in stock and sell stocks their whole life. Then you will see that there are investors that are just in to buying and selling stocks just to get the amount they need to be able to retire. So you really should think about where you see yourself.
Reinvesting In Stocks
No matter how long you plan to buy and sell stocks, you should always reinvest into your stocks. By reinvesting your investor portfolio grows and over time you can see when your stock hit the peaks and when they fall giving you a better idea when you should sell your stock over time. By doing that you will find that you are going to make more money over time.
Retire When You Want

By taking the time to study the stocks that you purchase and reinvesting over time you can literally have enough money when you need it, just my selling a few stocks off at time over time. So, if you are someone that wants to have a decent living and retirement make sure that you take the time to plan for your future in the stock market. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Blogging Tips Part 20 What to Write

As we have gone through the Blogging Tips Segment we have gone over how to write an engaging piece, what people look for when hiring a freelance writer. Now in this segment we are going to go over what to write. There are days where no matter what you think of it just does not seem to be interesting enough for others to want to read it. However, you would be surprised as to how many people will read the things that you do not think is reading worthy.

There are times that you are going to find that it is going to be the things you think that they are not going to be interested it. Even if you have just a blog entry is actually a journal entry on how your day is going. Sometimes it is the personal stories that you post periodically that make your blog real for people that way they know that it is a real person.

But also, like we discussed in Blogging Tips Part 19  How Many Blogs Should I Write In a Day? There are topics that are guaranteed to get your page noticed and your web traffic to increase greatly. Here are some more topics that are sure to get things going on your blog:

·         Everyone loves photos of Kitties and Puppies 

·         Opinion Blogs
·         Political Blogs
·         Medical Research
·         Reviews of Businesses and Products with Photos and Videos

As long as you keep these ideas in mind and you periodically add a personal journal/blog in there mixed in with your other blogs you will find that your visibility will increase greatly.