In my book, content calendars are one of the most important things you can do for yourself to ensure that stick this out for the long haul. No more time spent sitting at a blank page wondering what to write. No running out of ideas. No accidentally forgetting to add a Pinterest image to each … Read more What should be included in a content calendar?
I’m a naturally lazy person. I can do nothing all, and really enjoy it. It’s the reason it’s taken me so long to be able build traffic to websites. All of that writing advice out there doesn’t necessarily help. I don’t want to write everyday. I’m not willing to work 60 hours a week. I … Read more What to do when you can’t get motivated to write
Well, if you’re an impatient idiot like I was, it’ll take you a long time. I started my first blog many years ago, but due to a lot of impatience and stupid ideas and mistakes, I couldn’t seem to build traffic. What’s annoying is that if I’d taken a minute to think about how I … Read more How long does it take to become a writer?
I personally don’t think it’s worth spending a lot of time going out and seeking sponsored post opportunities. However, if you create great content, build up traffic, and favour particular brands, it wouldn’t hurt to reach out to them and ask about the possibility of a collaboration What are sponsored posts? Sponsored posts are when … Read more Are sponsored posts worth it?
If you’re a writer that’s struggling to get pitches accepted, or you’re trying to break into freelancing, I urge you to start a blog. And by blog I mean a website that you add valuable content to. Stop waiting for other people to notice you. Don’t take the chance that someone will magically discover you. … Read more Why should writers have a blog?
I started this website because I want to help writers make money. I’ve been struggling for years to make an income from writing, and it’s only been the last 18 months or so that I hit on a strategy that actually helped. A lot of people assume that freelancing is the way, but it’s hard … Read more What should I blog about as a writer?
Email lists can be a great way to connect with your audience, but I don’t want to panic about growing a massive one. If your content is good, you build a loyal following, and you offer something worth signing up for, your list will grow on its own. If you get obsessed with growing your … Read more Are email lists worth it?
One you need to remember is that you DON’T need a large following on social media to get good traffic. I get around 1000 pageviews per day and I don’t have 1000 followers over all of my social media profiles put together. 95% of my pageviews come from search. If you find leveraging social media … Read more Which is the most effective social media platform for driving traffic?
One of the most difficult things about being a writer is being organised. Us creative types have a tendency to be naturally disorganised, most humans naturally procrastinate, and writers, in particular, seem have that nagging feeling that ‘proper’ writers shouldn’t need a complicated system to be able to sit down and write. It’s not true. … Read more How do writers get organised?
I learned most of what I know about blogging in 2019. Unfortunately, I started blogging in about 2012. Unsuccessfully. For a long time. I actually had a moderately successful personal finance blog that I’m kicking myself for deleting. I should have just left it to rank on its own, but I’d decided, for the millionth … Read more Why you shouldn’t rely on Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog