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Archive for February, 2014

How to Blog Effectively When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

This post is from ProBlogger Team member Stacey Roberts. Blogging is a voracious beast, and there is literally always something you could be doing to improve your traffic, find new readers, interact with other bloggers, and make some cash. The more you put in, the more you get out – but how do you cut […]

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How To Earn More From Your Writing: The Simple Yet Neglected Secret

You’re delighted that your self-published book is selling well. But what if I told you that no matter how good your sales, you’re still leaving stacks of cash on the table? You might not believe me. But think of your book – on bookshelves around the world. And why only bookshelves? Your writing can sell on […]

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The Practical Guide to Writing Conversational Copy

This is a guest contribution from Monika Mundell, communication strategist and copywriter. Image by Flickr user Rohit Rath Conversational copy is one of the best ways of creating engagement with a reader. It sets a welcoming, familiar tone that invites readers in. Famous copywriter John Caples delcares conversational copy to be about “You + Me.” […]

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The Psychology of Color: Is Your Color Choice Making or Breaking Your Website?

This is a guest contribution from Thai Nguyen, of The Wantrepreneur Journey. Image by Flickr user Kari Along with the human emotional response to music, perhaps there is nothing more universal in experience as the human response and perception of color (of course unless you are color-blind). Despite the ubiquitous nature of color in reality […]

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How To Write Well: 10 Essential Self-Editing Tips

Do you want to write well? The easiest way to write well is to edit your writing. The best person to edit a manuscript, article or blog post is the author herself. Sure, writers can — and should, when necessary — hire a professional copyeditor to correct a manuscript before it is sent off to […]

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Do Something Different Today to Help Grow Your Blog

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if one has a blog, one is in want of readers. We want people to stop by and read our stories, hear our messages, see our videos, listen to our podcasts. We want to connect, we want to share, and we want to engage. But sometimes we get […]

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How To Write Children’s Picture Books

“Anyone can write a children’s book!” Yep, that’s the response I get when I tell people I write for kids. “After all, they’re just kids,” they say with a flick of the wrist. As if kids are simpletons. As if kids don’t care what they read. As if kidlit publishers will buy any drivel. We know […]

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Spend 10 Minutes Doing This Every Day and You Could Transform Your Blogging

Today I want to suggest an exercise that has the potential to improve your blogging profoundly if you build it into your daily routine. Look at another blog Image by zev OK – this may not sound that profound – most of us read other blogs every day but it doesn’t revolutionise what we do […]

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7 Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Write Effective Marketing Copy

This post is from Leslie Anglesey, writing coach and a contributor to Essay Tigers You may be asking yourself: “How do I write copy that sells?” – Too many of us get distracted by myths about the rules of communication, marketing messages, and stuff like that. Today’s post blends together seven out-of-the-box ideas for effective marketing writing […]

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8 Simple Tips to Edit Your Own Blog

This is a guest contribution from Sandra Miller, freelance writer at professional editing service Help.Plagtracker.com. Great bloggers are separated by mediocre ones by one important factor: they know how to edit their own writing. Bloggers don’t have professional editors and proofreaders to watch their back and clean their texts from all mistakes, which means that writing […]

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