It’s called “Perfectionism” and it effects many new writers, developers, and freelancers. At some point, it effects almost everyone who attempts to launch their business online whether that business is content marketing or something else. [Read more…]
You may have noticed that last year I started the process of reinforcing my personal brand image, placing a larger importance on personal branding. This included a web site makeover, a new logo for consistency between the web site and social media, and yes, my own URL shortener.
The first two things may make a lot of sense to people, but I know that the importance of owning your own URL shortener may leave a few folks scratching their heads. Is that really necessary? And by that I’m referring to the custom URL shortener, not the personal branding itself. [Read more…]
I once wrote a post about the importance of avoiding distractions as a freelancer. It began with a little story about burning a pot of coffee and related that to how distractions can yield a similar result in your work.
Since then, I’ve come to expand on those ideas a little more, finding a structured scheduling process that has become very effective. [Read more…]
These 5 top bloggers command top dollar for their advice and expertise. Here is an opportunity for you to get some of their best advice on how to get more blog traffic. And you don’t have to spend a dime to get it. [Read more…]
Many web entrepreneurs and freelancers would argue that the membership site is the ultimate business model. As someone who has utilized this concept for coming close to two decades, I would agree.
I built the first membership site plugin for WordPress, and I’ve seen the biggest growth in popularity in the past couple of years with many new plugins now available for building and deploying premium content membership sites. I have learned a lot from building and operating my own membership sites as well as helping clients implement their own membership sites.
Like any other business model, in order to grow you must constantly learn and evaluate what is working well and what is not. You must make adjustments accordingly. Here are some things that I have learned about selling premium content via the membership site business model. [Read more…]