A blog can (and should!) be a focal point of the content marketing strategies for everything from start-ups and small businesses to life coaches and entrepreneurs. Your very own blog provides space for promoting ideas, discussing industry trends, telling personal stories, and many other forms of customer/client outreach. It’s a chance to build the brand and develop its digital voice, as well as a great way to work out a sustainable SEO strategy that generates notice and, more importantly, traffic.
Search engine optimization is important for most businesses' web presence, and content is a huge part of SEO. When folks first realized this, the content trend was kicked off. If search engines wanted content, then content they'd get. SEOs were turning out web pages by the ton, and content farms were born to churn this all out on the regular. This content catered to the search engines almost exclusively--a lot of gibberish was whipped up to get the attention of web crawlers. Pages existed purely for the purpose of slipping in more keywords and links. It didn't matter if the words there made any sense or served up any value to real people, but who cared about real people?! They weren't going to get you to the first page of the search results. But that's all old news.
The phrase “work from home” seems an oxymoron to some, but the practice is the wave of the future. For a variety of reasons, companies are becoming more amenable to non-traditional work arrangements. When done properly, it's a solid play for everyone involved. The most important thing to remember when embarking on such an arrangement, though, is that first word: WORK!
Time management skills are ideally something we learn in our teens and perfect in our twenties, but the accelerated pace of modern life can feel designed to prevent us from ever getting on top of things. There just never seem to be enough hours in the day, not with work responsibilities, home responsibilities, errands needing run, and the (very) necessary activities or hobbies that keep us sane.
Content is king, so they say. But what kind of a king is your content if grammatical glitches are everywhere? The words you use add flesh to the bones of your ideas. If the words are not in their right places, your writing will not stand out no matter how good your ideas are. So regardless of how much you hate editing your own work, don’t skip it—it’s a must! Before clicking that “publish” button for a recently saved draft, follow these useful tips for editing your own content. I’m sure you want to catch your mistakes before your mistakes catch you!
Companies who want to promote their products and services turn to copywriting firms in order to create advertising copies, scripts, and other write ups to promote and market their product, brand, and even ideas, but some prefer a DIY approach. Copywriting is one part of an effective marketing process that requires excellent language skills in order for you to attract prospective clients. In this day and age, different niches are created daily, thus competition has become very tough especially among online entrepreneurs. For these reasons, it's important that you hone copywriting skills in order to make your business stand out from the rest of the competition. Our fail-proof copywriting tips can keep your business in the forefront.