Month: November 2017

Here’s How You Can Make A Living As A Writer On The Internet

A lot of us writers have dreamt of getting published in magazines, books, and leading newspapers. Some of us have studied and trained to reach those opportunities. While those are still pretty much what we are still aiming for, there is no reason why we shouldn’t consider writing for the Internet.

Some hesitance from writers is understandable

Truthfully, writing for the Internet may feel like you’re not writing for yourself. Admittedly, if you do write for the Internet, you’re essentially writing for search engines – targeting search terms so that once people inquire on Google or Bing, your articles will be one of the first things that come up.

But think of this as an opportunity to build a writing portfolio online. Create a website, use your name as its domain name, and populate it with good quality articles. It doesn’t matter if you use search keywords for every other article on your website or on your homepage. The only thing you’ll have to make sure is that people can trust you to churn out really good content, whether they’re satirical, humorous, or informational.

Writing for other high authority websites

On the Internet, driving traffic to your own website may not be enough to solidify your reputation as a credible writer. Just like how writing for printed material requires you to submit articles for different publications, the same applies to guest posting on website who were able to build their standing in the Internet.

If this is your first time to submit to webmasters, the first thing you need to do is look at their content. Are their posts similar to yours? Do you share similar ideas? How about the writing style, is it the same or are you willing to change your style to fit theirs?

Remember that even if the webmasters have the last say if your content is allowed on their website, you do get a chance to choose whether you would like to work or collaborate with them or not. So be as picky as you want when choosing a partner.

You can decide whether you want to charge per word or per post

Lots of articles out there will tell you that you should be charging your clients, not by the quantity of your words, but the quality with which you have delivered their commissioned content. But here’s the thing: as a writer, why would you think the quality of your content is subpar?

You have a website that your clients have visited, and they have deemed your writing more than acceptable. And truthfully, clients do pay per word. You will notice in negotiations, they would always offer a price per word count range (e.g. $7 per 300 words or $50 per 1000 words), so why make it difficult to agree on an amount with them.

You can also charge your clients depending on how difficult the topic or the research will be for their request. Especially if you have marketed yourself as both a content writer and a copywriter, you have free rein on the number of articles written for SEO purposes and those that are meant to be niche.

Know the difference between content writer and copywriter

The distinction between the two is very important to know.

  • Content writing’s purpose is to share valuable content, meant to inform readers about something you are an expert of.
  • Copywriting on the other hand is meant to push readers to a specific action. You don’t just want to attract them with your writing this time, you want them to do something about it.

If you’re doing it right, you can do both on your website. But if you’re also taking in clients, you must know the difference between the two. This will help you decide the kind of writing style you need to take once the client has laid out their plans for the article you’ll be writing.

It’s not easy money, for sure; but it’s a free avenue to get your writing out there. Not to mention, the need for good content and copywriters are in-demand – so grab that opportunity and make it work for you. Pretty soon, you’ll be working on a book or an article that will get you published on your dream publication.

3 Ways Google Apps For Business Boosts Success

Google is renowned for its user friendly features and effective search engine. What people may not have considered is what Google Apps for Business can do to streamline the way you work with unmatched functionality.

Gmail

A major issue businesses encounter is losing emails and files transferred via the web. Gmail offers the best email solution with an automatic backup system and can restore data that was deleted up to twenty-five days prior. Considering the fact that large businesses make use of email folders, a folder being deleted when it shouldn’t have been isn’t the crisis it would usually be. You can even sync your Outlook account with your Google Apps.

Google has a highly advanced spam filtration system which keeps your inbox tidy. Your inbox will not only be tidy without the clutter of spam but you are much less likely to download a virus attached to a spam email. Viruses can have devastating results on important business data, so this protection is vital.

Google Drive

Google Drive allows you to save and share documents online. The benefit to businesses is the fact that you can store all of your company data in your Google Drive. If you have permissions to access data or it has been shared with you, you can virtually run your business from anywhere and from any device. You can set up a file structure in your company in a way that all relevant data is always available to those who need it.

You can use drive in a way that every file you save to a device is automatically backed up by Google Drive meaning your paper trail and all data is always easily accessible.

When you make use of the Basic Google Business Apps package you will receive 30GB of collective storage for your Gmail and Google Drive. The Business package offers a whole terabyte of storage for your Google Drive and Gmail. The Enterprise package offers unlimited storage which is perfect for institutions like schools or large businesses which need to collect and store large amounts of data.

Google Calendar

This is so much more than just an online almanac. This calendar features a sharing ability which allows you to see when your co-workers or even your clients are free for meetings. You will be sent an email inviting you to a meeting which once accepted will be automatically logged on your calendar. When used in conjunction with the Google Meet feature it will remind you of your meeting and, for video calls, automatically start the video conference on your device in the allotted time.

For a once off fee you can receive the full installation of Google Apps for Business with free support. Boost your business with Google Apps for Business and organise your way to a fruitful business future.

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