Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.
Mama said there’d be days like this, and she probably also warned you get what you pay for. In the world of writing – especially freelance writing – truer words have never been spoken. As the business or brand ordering content, you get what you pay for. And as the writer, well, sometimes – okay, most times – you don’t get paid what you’re worth.
A vicious storm is brewing atop the waves of the Internet. It’s been bubbling and brewing for some time like the witch’s brew of Macbeth. It’s an ugly and monstrous storm; a squall directly linked to the SEO-driven monsoon of mediocre material audiences around the globe are currently drowning in. Let’s face it; so many people want written content for practically free that quality has grown atrocious! Continue reading “You Get What You Pay For”
So you have a website. Perhaps it’s a personal blog. Perhaps it’s a page for your product or service. Maybe you’re trying to build an audience for something big. At this stage in your content creation journey, I’m sure your biggest question is, “How the hell am I supposed to get people to read my copy?”
Creating compelling copy for your website or blog is no small feat. However, it can be done. And perhaps it’ll be easier than you think! So buckle in and hang tight because we’re going to bring you not five, not 10, not even 15…but 20 tips for creating compelling copy! Continue reading “20 Tips for Creating Compelling Copy”
Content curation; what is it? It can be vital to the success of your brand, business, or even for indie authors who are hard up for subjects to present on their social media platforms. But what is it? How can you use it? What’s on the need to know list? Continue reading “What is Content Curation?”
One of the primary goals of online content is to nail search engine optimization (SEO). There are a metric ton of websites, fly-by-night companies, and SEO-based companies that want you to think it takes money to rank on search engines. And they would be wrong. We’re here to tell you two things: SEO doesn’t have to cost you money, and it doesn’t have to be confusing. In fact, we’re going to share five effortless tips you can use to make your content SEO friendly. Continue reading “5 Effortless Ways to Make Your Content SEO Friendly”
It’s common to hear the terms “content strategy” and “content marketing” used interchangeably. In fact, it’s such a common occurrence the majority of small business owners have no idea their content strategy is not exactly the same thing as their content marketing strategy. When you work with a copywriter, copywriting agency, or content creator, the focus should be on your content strategy. After all, it’s a major part of the planning process. So just how do you plan a content strategy? Continue reading “Planning Your Content Strategy”
A few short weeks ago, we discussed how to spot a high-quality writer. We identified four anchor qualities of outstanding talent, and we talked a little about the importance of quality content. Now, we’d like to take the discussion to the next level and cover exactly how you can choose a copywriter or content service provider to meet your needs in this condensed guide to selecting a content creator. Continue reading “A Guide to Selecting a Content Creator”
As we gear up for the start of 2015 in T-minus three days, we’re spotlighting some of the biggest SEO news of 2014. As we lock in our cruise control for the final days of the year, let’s take a moment to consider some of the biggest changes, starting with Google Authorship biting the dust. Continue reading “2014 SEO News: Google Authorship Bit The Dust”
The line between blog and article writing used to be clear. A blog was short and pointed while an article was long and meaty. As audiences demand more informative, higher quality content, the elements of a blog vs. article have grown similar. Continue reading “Blog vs. Article Writing: What Is the Difference?”