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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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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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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