vidIQ Review: Don’t fight the YouTube algorithm, you’ll lose

In this vidIQ review article, I'm going to tell you why you should never try to fight the YouTube algorithm because you'll lose every time. Now, what do I mean by fighting the YouTube algorithm? Well, simply there are too many people trying to be too clever with the algorithm. They're doing things they shouldn't do, things that used to work in the old days - things like keyword stuffing, things that you shouldn't do now because they will actually do you more harm than good. Roll with it! So, with that said, what should you do? Well, you should roll with the algorithm... Let me give you some tips and tricks that are going to help you roll with the algorithm and save you having to fight it and making the mistakes that people are making trying to be too clever, and actually doing their videos more harm than good on…

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Beginners Guide to Making Money Online

In this beginners guide to making money online article, I'm going to concentrate on my top 5 ways of making money online. I'll give you my honest opinion of each and point you to resources to help you earn an online income just like I do. Beginners Guide to Making Money Online - download For even more ways to make a job replacing online income, download my free eBook A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MAKING MONEY ONLINE 1. Become a Freelance Writer 10/10 Unsurprisingly, I’ve scored freelance writing at the maximum 10 out of 10. I’ve made good money freelance writing since 2011 and have built myself up to a rate of $125 an hour (not even close to the highest rate in the marketplace). My reputation is out there, and just this week I was approached by Microsoft to write a 650-word web page for which I quoted $650. I got the…

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I’m Losing Sleep Trying to Run my YouTube Channel as a Business

Every piece of sage advice I’ve ever read tells you to run your YouTube channel as a business and to be fair I can't really disagree with that. Getting ahead on YouTube is hard, and if you're the kind of person who dabbles with everything you touch then don't even think about starting a YouTube channel ‘cos you ain’t gonna cut it! When I started my YouTube channel, Earn an Extra Income With FYF101, just over six months ago now, I did the right thing and bought a course that came from a guy with a solid pedigree of making money on YouTube. He had the bona fides to back up his claims and was making a lot, and I mean a lot, of money on the platform. So, armed with my newfound library of knowledge, and the usual commitment I put into everything I do, I got stuck in and began…

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How to make a blog, getting the “whys” and “wherefores” sorted

So guys, if you're sitting there wondering how to make a blog that gets attention, there are a couple of fundamentals you need to get right. This is basic stuff but getting it wrong can waste days, weeks, and months of your precious time and may even cause you to throw in the towel on your blogging efforts in pure frustration! I've done a video on YouTube about this and you can check it out if you're a video-type person, but here's the bones of what you need to know... So, there are two basic things you need to get sorted: Nail down your "why" Your "why" describes why you want to blog in the first place, what's your motivation, what will sustain you and encourage you to keep going, why do you even want to do this thing? Here's some of the "why's" I've come across, where do you fit in?…

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Why you must earn money on YouTube without monetization

How the heck can you earn money on YouTube without monetization, now that’s a great question and I’m glad you asked! In this post I’m going to tell you why you shouldn’t even be considering YT monetization if you’re just getting started out on YouTube and what you should be doing instead. But, let’s first start off by making sure we’re all on the same page and understand exactly what we mean when we talk about “YouTube monetization”. YouTube Monetization 101 Subscribers Okay, it works like this. You put up videos on YT on your chosen subject and over a period of time you’ll build up and audience of viewers who like your stuff enough that they’ll want to subscribe and ring the bell so they’re informed of new video every time you upload one. These are your subscribers, Watch time In addition to this, people who view each of your videos…

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Awai Copywriting Course Review – The Accelerated Copywriter Exposed

There’s no doubt about it, there has never been a better time to get into writing as a means of making money from the comfort of your own home - enter the AWAI Copywriting Course. Okay, you know the story by now – no commute, no unreasonable boss, choose your own hours and who you work with etc. All true of course, and all very doable provided you put in the effort and build your business up (did I mention it was a real business) one step at a time. The “business” part of the equation is what a lot of people struggle with and that’s why I keep saying you need to get your head right if you want to succeed as a Freelance writer. Here's a video that might help. https://youtu.be/csv_pCDX7jc A Decent Copywriting Course Anyway, the main point of today’s post is to give you guys a heads up…

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Now More Than Ever, Local Retailers Have a Desperate Need for Online Copywriters

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a brutal impact on businesses, large and small. As a result, it’s tempting to think that every company out there is scaling back on both its marketing and copywriting. But a lot of companies are actually ramping up their online marketing efforts. And — as surprising as this may sound — this is particularly true for a lot of local retail companies. These are the companies in your community. The stores on Main Street and in your local malls. Many can’t open their doors. But they’re doing what they can to weather the storm. And this includes reaching out to their customers through the Web, by email, and via social media. Here are three examples from my own neighborhood … Example #1: There’s a bookstore a few blocks down the road from our home — it is now closed. My wife and I spend way too much time and…

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Cool life hacks to increase productivity for writers, freelancers (and you)

Okay, so "cool life hacks" sounds kinda, well, cool, but I'm betting you're more interested in the skinny on how you can become more productive. Don't blame you for that, so read on my friend I have an uncomplicated, free solution that works for me and could be just what you're looking for... There are hundreds, if not thousands, of productivity apps and software solutions available in the marketplace, and deciding what's right to keep you organized in your business and personal life can be a total nightmare. To avoid creating more chaos than you’re trying to control, the question to ask yourself is “what’s the minimum, viable setup I need to get the job done”. Don't overcomplicate it. This article is about cool life hacks, and, in any case, who said you have to run your life and business like your personal version of mission control a.k.a. believing everything you read?…

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Freelance writing gigs suck big time!

Or they can if you let freelance writing gigs get you down. Let me explain… One of the things all new freelancers struggle with is self-confidence and, to be honest, that's something that never really goes away completely. No matter how experienced you get, there will always be times when you wonder if your writing is quite good enough. As you become a better writer and gain more traction, that creeping feeling of self-doubt tends to manifest itself slightly differently. For example, I recently landed a job, working for an agency, where I had to come up with three different styles of brand communication voice for a client of theirs. Although it's the kind of thing I've tackled several times before, writing for a brand-new client (even through an agency) is one of the most challenging parts of freelancing. It's also the time when that little bit of self-doubt can creep back…

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The Coronavirus (Covid 19) Unexpected Affect on Freelancers and Work from Home Entrepreneurs

There’s an old saying that it’s an “ill wind that blows no one any good” and the current Coronavirus is nothing if not an ill wind of proportions few of us could have anticipated. To try and contain the pandemic, many office workers, usually subject to the daily commute, are being forced to pre-emptively self-isolate and work from home. Over and above this, schools are being forced to become more creative in an effort to ensure our kids’ education continues despite the Coronavirus. There’s a growing realization (probably long overdue) that education doesn’t necessarily consist of a teacher stood up in front of 20 or 30 learners and we do have the technology to make remote learning a reality for a growing number of our kids. Both my children (16 and 19) did formal schooling up to age 14 and went on to study the GED remotely from home. It doesn’t seem…

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