The Top 3 Problems With “Platform” Blogs

This guest post is by Nick Thacker of Does the term “building a platform,” mean anything to you? If you’re like me, you’ve heard that exact phrase way too many times – maybe you’ve even used it yourself. It’s the modern-day version of “Web 2.0,” “synergy,” and “social media marketing.” It seems like every

What Should Be Your Priorities as Freelance Writers and Bloggers?

So you failed to carry out last year’s resolutions? How about those out-of-this-world plans? You are not alone. I had my shortcomings too. As a freelance writer, there were many things I didn’t accomplish last year. But I don’t want to stop there. I don’t want us going in circles every year. Confused. Frustrated. Stressed.

13 eBooks for Freelance Writers to Kickstart 2013

Thinking how you can jumpstart your freelance writing this 2013? Know what? Nobody owns you. You can start anytime. Take it one step at a time. And that kind of mindset will change your perspective and standards as you get along with clients. The perks of solopreneurs – you handle your own business, manage your

Avoid These 15 Grammatical Errors

Take note of these 15 grammar goofs before you submit those articles or hit the publish button. via Copyblogger Like this infographic? Get more content marketing tips from Copyblogger.

Will eBooks and Electronic Publications Disrupt Traditional Publishing?

E-books are popular these days. In the Philippines, the popularity of electronic publishing is opening doors for bloggers, writers, and aspiring authors. If you would like to become a published author,  I think it’s time to overcome resistance and start writing your first draft or launch a blog as a platform. No Excuses Few days

Top 10 Zig Ziglar Quotes for Writers

One of my favourite authors died this morning at the age of 86. Zig Ziglar has inspired and motivated me to keep on dreaming big, and I believe he lived a life of purpose. I learned so much from his books – an endless list of nuggets of wisdom worth keeping for writers, solopreneurs, authors,

How Does Google Authorship Markup Affect Freelance Writers?

I recently stumbled upon a post about Google Authorship Markup, which made me wonder if this can affect freelance writers – web content writers and bloggers alike. We all know that there’s a big difference between writing on web pages and papers. If you create content in the digital world – whether you’re a freelance

How to Embed Instagram Photos into WordPress Blogs

Are you an Instagrammer? You better prep those creative images. Starting today, you can embed Instagram photos directly into blogs, as easy as 1,2,3… Start “Instabedding” and share your creative photos. Here’s how it works: 1. Copy the image URL of the Instagram photo from the Web browser’s address bar. 2. Paste the URL

7 Steps on How to Become a Better Writer

Write. Write more. Write even if you don’t feel like it. Write. Just write. Write more and don’t stop. Write and re-write. Write and keep on writing.

Don’t Aim for Spotlight, Aim for Experience

Seth Godin, one of my favorite authors, said, “Instead of cajoling your way into the spotlight, consider investing in the experience first.” The nugget of wisdom pierced my heart. As a writer, I seek attention of possible clients, publishers, and entrepreneurs. I thought that the only way to get on top is to work your

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