How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!
23rd of October 2014 Guest Blogger 48

How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first post in this series “The Power of TK in Content Writing and How it Can Help You” here. Imagine yourself in the following scenario… It’s a normal Tuesday and you decide to write a blog post. You ...more
Writing Content
Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche
22nd of October 2014 Guest Blogger 18

Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche

This is a guest contribution from Wil of Startup Bros. What’s the best way to pitch a content idea to the big players in your niche? What do today’s top publishers look for in a contribution? Many of today’s biggest influencers get hundreds of pitches every week. How do you ...more
General
The Language of Selling – Are You Using It?
21st of October 2014 Guest Blogger 15

The Language of Selling – Are You Using It?

  This is a guest contribution from Richard Akhmerov. Benefits, benefits, benefits. We’ve all heard that benefits sell, not features. Create needs, not wants. But this is all rehashed information. And no amount of reading will make you better at the following if you don’t practice it by trying. But ...more
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Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible
20th of October 2014 Stacey Roberts 40

Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re promoting those ...more
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17th of October 2014 Guest Blogger 15

Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter. Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always enjoyed a strong social media presence, winning a Digital Impact Award in 2013 for a ‘Sandwich Maker’ Facebook app. As a relatively low-budget food ...more
Social Media
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16th of October 2014 Guest Blogger 18

How Blogging In College Got Me My First Job

This is a guest contribution from PR specialist Caitlin Dodds. I remember sitting alone in the airport with three hours to kill before my flight to Madrid. Squirming on the hard plastic chairs at my boarding gate with my laptop perched on my knees, I typed my first post on ...more
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Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy
15th of October 2014 Guest Blogger 19

Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy

This is a guest contribution from Sabina Stoiciu. So you have a business blog (you DO have a blog for your business, yes?). Well it’s a great decision, and a decision that is growing in popularity. In a 2012 HubSpot study, 62% of respondents claimed to run a company blog. A ...more
Business Blogging
SUCCESSFUL EMAILS
14th of October 2014 Guest Blogger 27

How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. Email is the key to a strong online presence. Like a binder to a book, so is the email list to blog/website. If used incorrectly, email marketing can destroy your business or it can build it into an empire. Strategy combined with ...more
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Rebranding Your Blog: The Resources
13th of October 2014 Stacey Roberts 13

Rebranding Your Blog: The Resources

Last week we had Jodi from Practising Simplicity talk us through the decision behind rebranding her six-year-old established blog. Many of you had questions about the technical details of moving a blog, so I’ve rounded up some resources to help. You will find everything from changing social media handles to ...more
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