How Effective Blog Design Can Bring in More Traffic

Remember that time when you created your own website back in the day? It had a fuchsia-colored background and horrific boy band sound bite looping over and over again. Ever wonder why we have since gravitated from the days of Comic Sans text and sparkly dividers? The answer: we are drawn to the aesthetic.

When it comes to your blog design, its ability to be visually appealing speaks volumes with regard to the success the blog will have. In the spirit of “we judge books by their covers,” so too do we assess the credibility of a blog by its layout and attractiveness. Following these tips for better, more effective blog design will definitely bring in more traffic for your website.  [Read more…]

How to Make Your Guest Posts More Effective

Webmasters and site owners should know by now how important it is to write guest posts and feature them on their site’s blog. Guest posting has been an effective means of link building and content marketing for several years now. However, the strategies for it and the effectiveness of these strategies have changed some as Google has continued to adjust the rules of the game over time.  [Read more…]

How To Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused as a Freelance Blogger

A big challenge for old and new freelance bloggers is avoiding distractions and staying focused.  This can be especially true for those that are in the “transition phase” where you might be working a day job while trying to build your business as a freelance writer or blogger.  That is a particularly difficult time where you might find yourself to tired on any given day to stay on a consistent schedule.  But those are the times to build good habits and stay focused.

Here are some of the things that I find to be effective ways of staying on task as a freelancer.  [Read more…]