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5 Tips for Turning Your Blogging Hobby into a Career

5 Tips for Turning Your Blogging Hobby into a Career
15 May 2013

Blogging, Making Money The Internet is filled with blogs of every stripe and flavor, of every size, created and maintained by everyone from at-home amateurs to corporate marketing strategists. Industry experts estimate that up to 40 percent of people who operate a blog do it for money, meaning that as many as four in 10 bloggers are — by definition —professionals. Why not you? If you’re a good writer, if you’re organized and dedicated to posting every day, and ...

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How Your Online Reputation Could Help Your Readers Better Trust You

How Your Online Reputation Could Help Your Readers Better Trust You
04 Apr 2013

Blogging One of the primary characteristics of a reputable person (or business) is trustworthiness. In fact, most people equate trust with reputation. With that in mind, the importance of whether your blog visitors trust you cannot be overlooked. About Online Reputations As a blogger, you have an online reputation. If you are lucky, it is clean. However, when research is conducted, many bloggers are surprised to find some unpleasant things may be posted ...

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10 Tips for Using LinkedIn to Get New Readers

10 Tips for Using LinkedIn to Get New Readers
27 Feb 2013

Social Media LinkedIn, a social networking site for professionals, can be a great source of traffic for anyone with a business blog. Like any social media network, it has its own etiquette that needs to be followed to obtain the best results. However, the potential it has to help grow your business makes it well worth the effort. 1.     Create a Compelling Profile Give people a reason to visit your blog by creating a persuasive profile. Make it accurate ...

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Should You Get a Separate Credit Card for Your Freelance Business?

Should You Get a Separate Credit Card for Your Freelance Business?
02 Feb 2013

Blogging, Writing Ah, the joys of being a freelance writer–the ability to make your own hours, work from home, and be selective with regard to the work you take on. One of the more important but less glamorous aspects of freelance writing is the financial management component. Managing your budget against a generally unpredictable and fluctuating income can be a challenge, and then of course there is the quarterly tax exercise one has to endure. One of the ...

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7 Tips for Finding the Best Online Payment Merchant

7 Tips for Finding the Best Online Payment Merchant
19 Jan 2013

Blogging, Making Money Do you remember when Square was revolutionary? Now there are new companies getting in on the act every day, and choosing the best merchant for your wireless credit card machine involves asking yourself a few questions. 1. What Kind of Support Do I Get? A good online payment merchant will have a real live human being available to take your call 24.7. A good merchant understands that you don’t have time to wait for an emailed support ticket to ...

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Steps You Should Take to Keep Your Written Works Safe and Secure

Steps You Should Take to Keep Your Written Works Safe and Secure
17 Jan 2013

Blogging You spent days writing a piece you expect to become the next great novel of the century. You go to retrieve your masterpiece only to find it’s gone! You knew you should have protected your work, but you never found the time. It’s a writer’s worst nightmare. Before this happens to you, take these following steps to keep your written works safe: Save it, stupid No, you’re not stupid, but not backing up your work on your computer is dumb. ...

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5 Ways to Use Your Blog to Repair Your Damaged Rep

5 Ways to Use Your Blog to Repair Your Damaged Rep
13 Jan 2013

Blogging So there’s something out there nasty about you online, and it’s hurting your reputation, personally or professionally. Your online reputation is not always easy to fix, but you do have some control, especially if you have a blog. Take charge and help repair your damaged rep. 1.     Talk Yourself Up (but do it credibly) This is your blog – it’s about you personally or your business; use it to your advantage. The more positive material ...

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