If you want to have good copy, you have to know what your customer wants.
That’s pretty obvious. If you don’t know what they want, you can’t sell them anything.
But there is something else you should know about your prospects, that is perhaps way more important.
What’s that, you ask? I won’t leave you hanging with an open loop until the end of the article.
Instead, i’m going to relieve you with the answer right now…Continue reading
You see those big hitters engaging with others effortlessly all the time.
They really do seem very likable, don’t they? You envy them.
Admit it. You wish to enjoy the level of engagement and success they do.
So what is it about them that makes them stand out between ALL of those people online?
There’s no revolutionary software or a secret sauce they use, but take this FAQ on how to become a masterful communicator seriously, and people will naturally start to gravitate towards you.
I’ll walk you through the whole process.
Are you typing away in a dark corner of the internet? How about hoping to be discovered by influencers and people in your target audience who will instantly fall in love with what you write?
Let’s face it: this is a strategy that many, many bloggers follow without a single sign off success.
As a matter of fact, it’s how i started off myself.
It’s quite lonely when you put a lot of effort in writing posts, you finally enter publish, you check your analytics and it’s flat like the Dutch landscape i am surrounded by.
At an even deeper level, maybe i was even afraid of being discovered:
If you have similar thoughts about blogging for yourself, you’ll have to learn to deal to crush through this conditioning you’ve built up first, like i did. Like i know many blogger did, before they saw some success.
Now get this: to become a good blogger and to get better at writing, you’ll have to write. You’ll have to write a whole damn lot, to be more specific!
But there is another aspect of blogging, that is often overlooked. Its hidden in plain sight, and this might be the problem for some people.
So what is this
“hidden” overlooked aspect of blogging that can improve your writing and get you more readers at the same time?Continue reading
When starting out as a freelancer, you need those first few clients who can give you recommendations and referrals that will propel you to more work in the future.
This is a challenge.
With no referrals, you will have to be more creative about getting work that will, in turn, get you to receive more work.
It might feel like climbing a steep mountain. But what it comes down to, is a matter of doing the right things.Continue reading
I was walking through Amsterdam yesterday…
There was a nice warm breeze and the sky was blue as could be. It was one of those perfect days.
As i walked passed the canals with beautiful old houses on each side, looking at all the little boats and cyclists passing by, i was once again reminded how beautiful my city really is. The old buildings all have their own character. They are like art works with plenty of detail, it’s impossible to get bored looking at them.Continue reading
Having a hard time to find great articles about online marketing?
The internet is like a universe of its own, with hundreds of millions of blogs.
But time is valuable. You don’t have time for all that scanning, hoping to find a golden nugget here and there.
Here are 23 marketing blogs that publish posts that dó deserve your attention.
Read these regularly, start applying the information and you shall become a kick-ass marketer.Continue reading
What is the most valuable skill of a blogger?
Most people say being able to write well. While this definitely is a very valuable skill to have, there is one variable that is often overlooked, and that is being able to write fast!
If you are only able to write one blog post every solar eclipse, it will take you an eternity before you can be considered a successful blogger, or get better for that matter. You dont have that much time. This is why i recommend to write at least 500 words every single day, and do so within one hour or faster.
Here’s my method to writing fast without messing up:
What’s the difference between a business and a hobby? People start a blog, hoping to make money. However, instead of making money they end up spending a lot of money on their blog.
Buying a course here, a plugin there. It’s easy to see these purchases as ‘investments’, but are you really moving towards a profitable blog?
Because if you aren’t, it’s just a hobby…but not for long, because you’re reading this for a reason.
Follow these 5 powerful methods and you could be making money from your blog within 30 days.Continue reading
Writing is hard. For most of us, it doesn’t come naturally. There is a saying that the best skill of writers is avoiding to write – if you are blogging, you might have been doing the same.
Allowing yourself to get sidetracked on Facebook for 2 minutes of checking some updates sometimes turns into 30 minutes of watching YouTube videos.
But what if you had a proven formula, that would get results every-single-time…
Wouldn’t that be nice?Continue reading
Sometimes a motivational quote is all you need to dust yourself off, get back on the horse and move into the direction of your dreams. I personally picked 23 of them, which i think will inspire and motivate you.
1. Colin Powell -There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
2. Gary Vaynerchuk - You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!
3. Napoleon Hill - Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
4. Larry Page - Always deliver more than expected.