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?
Getting images for my websites was a huge headache for me way back in the beginning. I wasn’t a photographer, and has no aspirations to become one. I essentially wasted £350 on a DSLR camera that I would rarely use. Luckily my boyfriend sometimes uses it. So don’t worry if you don’t have the equipment … Read more How to get photos for your writer website
Blogging used to be all about that glossy picture, magazine aesthetic – flat lays on marble contact paper, peonies and wisteria, and posing in front of a stranger’s front door. And whilst it was a lot easier to build a following back then, because there was less competition, it meant you have to more well-rounded. … Read more How do I create graphics for my blog?
I only started using Reddit last year, and it’s probably been one of the most useful social media platforms I’ve found. You see, Reddit isn’t about building a following or creating a brand. You don’t need to curate an idealised version of yourself – the whole point is that it’s anonymous. If you get caught … Read more Is reddit good for blogging?
It’s all very well me telling you how to create an awesome blog, but if I don’t also tell you what not to do, it’s kind of pointless. Don’t create content no one’s searching for Don’t pick a bulky theme Don’t spam on social media Don’t burnout because you haven’t planned your content properly Don’t … Read more What to avoid in blogging
1. Always use long links A lot of new bloggers like to register with Amazon Associates straight away. Fine fine fine. The problem comes when you don’t make a sale and get kicked out. This isn’t a problem in itself – you can just reapply. The problem is that if you used the short links … Read more 101 tips for new bloggers – what I wish I’d known years ago
I don’t intend for this post to crap all over blogging courses, I just want to make it clear that taking a blogging course is no substitute for creating a lot of useful, unique content. It’s also worth noting that there is no surefire way to grow a successful blog. Blogging changes all the time. … Read more Are blogging courses worth it?
There are a tonne of these posts out there, and whilst I think they’re useful, they can cause people to waste a lot of time implementing things that are unnecessary. It’s worth noting that you can get all of these things set up in a day. Promise. A good blog needs…a lot of great content … Read more What Should a Good Blog Have?