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...]

Clean Water and a Personal Consultation with Brian Gardner

If you’ve been in the WordPress or blogging world for even a short period of time, I am quite certain that you know Brian Gardner.  If you don’t, Brian is a partner of Copyblogger Media, a blogging powerhouse.  He is quite well respected in the industry, and has great insight.  To get a personal consultation with someone at this level is, well… priceless.  You normally could not gain that kind of access even if you had the money.  [Read more...]

When A WordPress Plugin Review Is Not a Review

A cursory search on Google (or your favorite search engine) for WordPress Plugin Reviews is going to yield a massive number of results.  I entered “wordpress plugin review” in Google and got over 17,000,000 results.  Narrow that down with a specific type of plugin and you might tighten things up a bit. Changing to “wordpress membership plugin review” still yielded more than 1.2 million results.  You might get similar results looking for a security plugin, backup plugin, and the list goes on.  That’s a good sized mountain of search results.  [Read more...]