20 Ways to Stand Out As a Professional Web Copywriter in 2020

“What’s the most difficult challenge you’ve ever faced, and how did you handle it?” “Describe a time in your life that has shaped who you are as a person.” My 17-year-old son had to answer these questions and others like them when writing essays for college entrance applications and scholarships. He was on track to graduate as one of the top students in his high school class, yet these essay questions stressed him out. He was facing the reality that grades alone weren’t enough to get him into the schools he wanted to attend. Just listing his extra-curricular activities and community involvement wasn’t enough, either. “How can you make yourself stand out and be memorable?” I asked him as I explained why these questions were part of the application process. The schools and scholarship committees wanted to know him. They were looking for reasons to choose him over equally qualified applicants. Sounds a lot like…

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Freelance writing jobs beginners can do

Guest Post Thanks to Godfrey Wambani for this contribution entitled "freelance writing jobs beginners can do". Godfrey is a great example of someone determined to progress his career as a Freelance Writer by putting in the effort and doing whatever it takes to succeed. Enjoy. Getting started as a Freelance Writer and finding freelance writing jobs beginners can do can be challenging. But if you follow a tried and tested method it's perfectly reasonable to be making money within months rather than years. Maybe you're asking yourself, where do I get this tried and tested method? In an industry filled with a sea of self-proclaimed "freelance writing masters", how do I find mentorship that cuts through the noise to get me started on my writing journey? You want to take the plunge, but you're sort of confused about where to start. The answer is quite simple and straightforward; Les Blythe's BLOG YOUR…

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Affiliate programs that pay beginners every month

Once again, thanks to an FYF community member for this valuable and insightful review contribution. FYF awards Wealthy Affiliate 4.5 stars based on this positive community review I decided to do some research to see if I could find reliable affiliate programs that pay repeat, monthly commissions to beginners and here's what I came up with. I discovered Wealthy Affiliate, a program that has been around since 2005 and has a reputation for being one of the best and dependable affiliate programs online. Not only that, it appears they offer solid affiliate training, which is constantly updated, and have a supportive community that's available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have. Okay, so that all sounds good, but is WA just one of those “make money online; Earn $$$ overnight; Click here” kind of scams? Honestly, I’ve seen way too many of those. And, someone like me, who’s scared of all…

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How to start affiliate marketing today

How to start affiliate marketing today – my 5-step definitive guide In this post, I’ll walk you through my five-step definitive guide on how to start affiliate marketing today. If you’ve been procrastinating for long or you just don’t know where to start, this is for you. Follow these steps to get your online business off the ground and running. Choose your niche A common question that many people ask me is, “Should I follow my heart when selecting an affiliate marketing program? What they mean here is that they prefer industries that they know a lot about; usually, an area where they’ve technical or professional training. Your niche should have marketable affiliate programs. So, it is not enough to settle on a niche that you know a lot about. If there are no affiliate programs, there are no sales and that simply means you won’t be in business. For instance, there’s…

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Best website builder for smart Affiliate Marketers – Review

In this review, I want to explore the best website builder I know as an alternative to WordPress – Builderall pixel perfect. If you’re starting from scratch, with absolutely no experience of WordPress, it can be a daunting task to learn the platform and WordPress is not without its challenges. WordPress has tons of plugins available to make the basic framework more functional. Too many plugins and widgets impact negatively on the loading speed of your site. Not only is this bad for user experience, but Google will penalize a site that loads too slowly. Here are a few facts about WordPress for you to consider: WordPress happens to be the most hacked content management platform in the world. WP has a complicated learning curve that might take you months, if not years to grasp. The extra costs incurred with theme purchase and website customization can be high, even running into hundreds…

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Learn affiliate marketing: how to beat your competition

Thanks to FYF community member Godfrey Wambani for this guest post that gives some useful tips about how to beat your competition. Digital marketing is an industry that’s getting bigger and better every day. Income potential is higher than ever before and everyone wants a bite. This might sound like good news, and indeed it is, but you have to position yourself strategically in terms of your inbound marketing strategy to get your rightful share of the pie. Here are a few basics to get you started as you learn affiliate marketing and grow your online venture. Ensure your site is mobile friendly You’ve probably heard this a thousand times before, but its importance cannot be over-emphasized. The logic here is simple - if you want to find the market for what you have to sell, look for it in the right places. Research into digital marketing trends indicates that more shoppers…

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Dominate affiliate marketing online

Is it really possible? Do you want to dominate affiliate marketing online in your chosen niche? If you do, you need to pay attention to the small details that give you the edge over your competition - that's the key to real domination in affiliate marketing online and the good news is, it's not that difficult. I won't go through the basics of affiliate marketing online, I'll just kind of lay it out quickly but I'm not going to dive deep because that's not what I want to talk about today, I want to talk a little bit about how you bridge the gap and build a strong relationship with people, connect with them, because they're real people, not just an email addresses. I'm going to show you the little tricks I do in my business that really help me to sell products. So, understand that when you sell affiliate products there…

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How to make the most of your tax position working online

Many online entrepreneurs are unaware of available tax deductions and are missing out big time. While FYF does not provide tax advice, this article will give you some idea of the kind of tax deductions you can expect as a self-employed online entrepreneur. Always check your tax position with a suitably qualified local tax practitioner or accountant. This is the type of information you seldom find elsewhere but is useful to know right from the get-go. While you may not reach a taxable income immediately (unless you also earn a salary of course), your income can ramp up very quickly once you become established. Remember: it's a good idea to keep all invoices and receipts from day 1, you'll need them later. The following article was provided by an FYF community member who is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. Tax deductions for online entrepreneurs Most entrepreneurs trade as self-employed or sole traders for tax…

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You can be successful on Upwork – here’s how

Thanks to FYF community member Gary Harvey for this insightful contribution about Upwork success ... The opportunity has never been greater Freelancing is a growth area. Freelancer earnings are up. Opportunities are up. And competition is up… which is why you need to read this article. Upwork now pays out over one billion dollars a year to freelancers. You want your share? You want to beat out the competition? Then use these strategies. I know they work because I used them to get the "Rising Talent" rating at Upwork, and then later the "Top Rated" badge. They are the strategies I continue to use in all my writing. Read on to see why they worked for me and how they will work for you. Treat every job like it's paying you big bucks And why should you do that if they're only paying you apprentice wages? Four reasons. 1, Start as you…

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