Monthly Archives: January 2015


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I was recently critiquing a person’s article, and something struck me. This article had everything going for it…in theory. It was on a great topic that would be interesting to the reader. The problem was, once you started reading, it was clear that the article was generic. It was a general dabbling into the subject and not the in-depth article the title promised. Of course, the average reader would click away from the article right away and never come back to the site. To help you avoid this mistake, I’m going to give you a sure-fire way to determine if […]

Don’t Create Generic Content


Are you a freelance writer that wants to give your career a boost? Want to make more money? Join my Master Class for Freelance Writers.  On my work site, I recently set up content creation classes for those who want to learn how to write interesting articles and blogs for their brand’s website. It occurred to me that freelancers may be interested in signing up, too, so I am announcing a master class for freelance writers. This week-long class will feature: -How to hook a client without selling out -Make your call to action sizzle so your readers can’t wait […]

Make More Money: Master Classes for Freelance Writers


Twitter tips 54 comments
Can we chat? I want to talk about something that I have been seeing a lot on Twitter: Follow Baiting. (Yes, I coined that term and yes, you can use it.) It’s when: You follow someone Wait until they follow you Then unfollow that person What is the purpose of this? When nice people see that someone is following, they usually follow back. There are people out there that have learned how to exploit nice people. These people believe that if your following number is much lower than your follower number you look like an expert with, well, a following. […]

Follow Baiting: The Great Lie of Twitter



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If you are thinking about applying at RantLifestyle, you may want to hold off. This is an email I just received about their pay: Hello, thank you for contacting me. My name is Chris Gamble and I am the Hiring Manager for RantLifestyle. RantLifestyle is one of the fastest growing websites on the internet with over nine million unique visitors over the last 30 days and over 200 million page views during that same span. To start, all writers must start as unpaid contributors. There is no quota to meet but writers are working to improve their writer’s score to join […]

Does RantLifestyle Pay its Writers?


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For the second time, I have been named a person to follow on Twitter. This time, I was named one of the 100 Content Marketers to Follow on Twitter in 2015 by Witty Parrot. A while back, I was named one of the 50 Content Marketers to Follow on Twitter by Cision. If you are interested in learning marketing tips, I highly recommend following some of my peers on the list. Here’s a round-up of some of my Twitter and social media tips: The Ultimate Social Media Toolkit: Templates, Cheats and Tips that Will Get Your Brand Noticed Don’t Tweet […]

100 Content Marketers to Follow on Twitter in 2015


Business goals 41 comments
  Happy New Year’s! Today, I’d like to talk a little bit about goals. Every New Year’s I set new goals for my business. Why goals and not resolutions? I feel like resolutions makes things sound trite. My business isn’t about wishy-washy resolutions. Business is serious. If it wasn’t, it would be a hobby. Also, resolutions are seen as something that can be broken. Goals aren’t broken; they are something to strive for.  So I set goals. My 2014 Goals My 2014 goals went incredibly well. Here is what I set out to do in 2014: Quadruple my earnings from […]

Business Goals for 2015