7 secrets you must know about guest blogging

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Guest Blogging

 

Guest blogging is considered to be one of the best link building and inbound marketing strategy. Guest blogging has also changed the fate of many new businesses.

Many blogs accept guest blog posts if the posts are in depth , detailed and helpful for its target audience. As a matter of fact it is almost impossible to make it to the top strata of blogging without guest blogging.

In this post I shall reveal to you some of the secrets about guest blogging and how you can leverage it to build your traffic. 62.96% of people believe that blogs with multiple authors are more credible.

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Why developing a Personal Brand is a must for every Freelancer

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Personal Branding

Do you know what Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, President Barak Obama have in common? Well they wear the same outfit everyday. If you notice carefully you will see Steve Jobs wearing the same tee and jeans everyday and to almost every place. There are two reasons for this.

Number 1 is that they do not want to spend time every day to decide what to wear. Number 2 is that they are silently building their personal brand.

Do not think that personal branding is only about wearing the same clothes everyday or eating the same food. It is much more than that.  Building a personal brand takes time and work. You as a freelancer should always aim to build your personal brand since it will be one of the cornerstones of your success in life.

If you are a graphic designer and you have your own style of illustration or say packaging design then people will name that style of art after you. That is exactly what happened with Disney. We call a particular style of illustration “Disney style”.
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How to stay motivated in your mundane freelancing career

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Motivation is important in freelancing career !

 

Freelancing, as we know, has many benefits and we are already aware of them. Freelancers can work from their bedroom in their underwear. They can work any time and catch a mid-day nap if they feel tired in the afternoon blah blah blah… We all know that. But freelancing needs a lot of motivation and focus to stay on the game. There will be times when the weather outside will be sunny and warm after a chilly night or it would be a wonderful spring day calling you for a walk in the park or lazing around in the park chair with a coffee and your favourite thriller novel! You might also feel like watching that tempting baseball match running on the telly… Sometimes you will feel like giving in to those temptations but then again you have to control yourself. The question is how. There are quite a few very effective ways to keep every freelancer motivated which we are going to discuss here.

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16 Surefire ways to promote your blog

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Surefire Ways to Promote your Blog

 

Now that you know how to blog and you have your own blog chances are that you are having under 50 daily visitors or even lesser. So the next challenge is to build an audience for your blog. But this does not mean that you will never get 100K visitors per month. You will just have to find out ways to promote your blog. There are sure and certain ways to do this provided you know what you are doing.  There will be roadblocks, there will be dead ends, there will be times when you will think of quitting and you will feel that you can go on no further. It is your perseverance that will mater at those times. The only difference between a successful person and a failure is perseverance. If you follow your dreams with conviction and have a good game plan then success is just a matter of time.

Therefore I am outlining the things that worked for me and worked for many other professional and successful bloggers across the globe.

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14 ways to improve your home office for better productivity

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Freelancer workspace

 

I am writing this post sitting at my home office. Most freelancers work from their home office. Let me tell you that ambience of your workspace plays a very vital role in crafting a superb piece of content. I am telling you this from my experience. So let me go ahead and describe my workspace to you.

I am working on my desktop computer which has a 27 inch  LED display. A soft instrumental piece of saxophone played by the maestro Kenny G is playing in my media player. The speakers attached to my desktop computer are Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II 2.0 which are pretty decent. It is only yesterday that I organized my workspace and it is looking neat and tidy now. I have bought myself a cord organizer from amazon which I used to organize my workspace.

Then I have this beautiful Paddywax Fragrance Diffuser Set (again bought from amazon) giving out a beautiful and intoxicating fragrance. My air conditioner is set to a balmy 24 deg C or 75deg F which is neither warm not very cold. Sunlight is coming into my room through the glass panes of my window and it is a beautiful sunny day. To me this is my perfect workspace. Now do you think that there is any reason why this workspace will not get the best out of me?

So now let me share a few things which I learned through experience. These tips will help you redesign your workspace and get the best productivity out of you.
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Most common computer related health risks you must know about

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Computer related health risks!

 

The life of a computer professional is centered around a computer. They spend most of their waking hours in front of a computer using it in one way or the other. The use of computer in an incorrect way can result in muscle pain, joint pain, neck and shoulder pain and of course eye strain. If not taken care of in early days, this may result in permanent damage. The risks can be reduced or sometimes totally eliminated by proper workspace design, correction of posture, following good working habits and exercise.

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Best time management and time planning tips from professional bloggers

 

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Time management tips from experts

 

It is often seen that freelance bloggers are distracted by many activities and diversions and can get very little done at the end of their work day. This is why they should learn time management and time planning from professional bloggers who consistently churn out high quality articles despite their busy work schedule and hectic life. It is not difficult to start a blog but it is really difficult to constantly keep writing high quality blog posts at regular frequency for your blog.

Apart from distractions in their own home for freelance bloggers there are a ton of distractions from the electronic media. Social media websites, emails, phone calls, skype, gtalk and what not are always abuzz during the business hours. It is really a difficult task to concentrate amidst so much external distractions. Hence you have to adopt a few time management tricks to get your job done on time.

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Most useful and must have freelancer hardware tools

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Freelancer busy at work !

 

We all know that man has been using various tools to increase productivity for ages immemorial. A freelancer is no exception to this rule. You may be a freelance writer, a freelance IT worker, freelancer graphic designer / illustrator or just a freelance virtual assistant you will definitely need tools to automate your workflow as you gain more experience down the years and as the bulk of your work starts to increase. You will need better time management, task prioritization, account maintenance and what not. Most freelancers have to manage everything themselves and it is not an easy job.

Your objective should be to minimize housekeeping jobs so that you can concentrate more on catering to your clients. This is where tools come into play and increase the efficiency of every freelancer. Here we will concentrate on the best tools available in the market amongst a plethora of options so that you can take the right pick the very first time to get your freelance job done most efficiently. Now as far as tools are concerned they can broadly be classified into hardware and software tools. We shall dwell on both hardware tools and software tools but in this article we shall concentrate mainly on hardware tools for freelancers first.

We shall first take a look at hardware requirements. We shall suppose that you are  just getting started and is looking to buy a computer. In today’s world options galore. What type of computer, a Mac or a PC, what kind of processor, motherboards, RAM, hard drive space, mouse, printer, scanner, tablet for illustrations, UPS or inverter an external storage device for backup etc. There are many and many choices in each category. Freelancers have to take their pick judiciously to get the job done most efficiently and smoothly.
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Awesome tips to win a freelance content writing project

 

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Winning content writing assignments !

 

The trick of winning a bid for content writing project lies in the first 5 lines of your bid writing. Properly pitching the customer in your bid and striking him / her with some idea wins almost 90% of the content writing projects. Here are some tips and tricks on where to find work and how to bid for them.

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6 BIG mistakes that every freelancer should avoid

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6 common freelancer mistakes to avoid

 

Being your own boss and working from home in your Bermudas at your own time might sound to be great in a freelancer’s life but for a new freelancer who has just jumped into the bandwagon, life always does not turn out to be that simple. There is hardly any freelancer who has not got cheated or worked hard not to get paid at the end. Every one of us have had that experience. I asked around and found out that every freelancer friend of mine has done some project or the other at some point of time for which they never got paid. When I found out that not getting paid is so common among beginners in this industry, I started to figure out why this happens and what can a newbie freelancer do in order to avoid this! Let me tell you that however cautious you are there will always be instances when you will not get paid. Then you might ask what purpose does this article serve? Well this article will definitely help you to minimize the chances of not getting paid. Though it is always not possible to follow these instructions but if a freelancer follows them most of the time then I am sure he will minimize the chances of not getting paid to a great extent!

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