Blogging

Stop Hating HuffPo & Focus On Your Work

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*deep breaths* I am a Huffington Post blogger. And I am proud of it. *pauses to check MailChimp for unsubscribes* Recently, Huffington Post brass said they’re proud to have unpaid writers, because they know their work is authentic. I don’t agree with the reasoning behind this. A company leader should never use the words “proud” […]

Blogging

5 Myths About Writing an Award-Winning Blog

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Still reeling a bit from last month’s news: I was named one of the top 100 websites for writers by The Write Life. Hugely honored…humbled…all of those kinda big words. Here’s what I thought when I started Googling this subject. I…have no idea. As much as I’d like to share a step-by-step plan to get […]

Business Advice

2 Easy-Peasy Ways to Beef Up Facebook Fan Reach

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The secret to authentic Facebook fan reach and engagement is revealing your personality and speaking to followers like they are friends, not sales clients. After all, they expect more than just promotions, customer service and product photos. Bottom line: Your followers expect you to be human, especially if you are a solopreneur or small business […]

Business Advice

How to Make Affiliate Marketing Less Icky

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(Or “How I Haven’t Made a Dime Off This Site and Look, I’m A Published Author!”) God, I hate affiliate marketing. It hearkens back to the early internet days, when scammers roamed about. There were miles-long sales pages filled with bold type, stock photos and lots and lots of hype. “I love this product so […]

Blogging

“Bucket List” Winners & Other Big Announcements

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Updated: March 25, 2013 A big congratulations goes to Sophia and Halo for their winning Bucket List entries. All of the entries I received were phenomenal. Thank you so much! I really hope to do another giveaway soon. If you are on my mailing list, you got this announcement a few days early, so here […]