Content Creation: 6 Unexpected Benefits From 20 Years Of Blogging

Many writers do a little content creation. Bloggers do a lot, especially if they’re blogging for companies, or if they’re focused on building a thriving business from their blogs. Recently I mentored a group of stressed content creators and bloggers. You might think that content creation is easy. How stressful can it be? The answer: it can be extremely stressful, … Read more

Business Blog: Do You Need A Personal Blog Too?

Last week, a blogger asked: should you develop your personal blog as well as your business blog? He enjoys blogging about his hobby on his personal blog. Basically, this is the old question: one blog or many? When you have more than one blog, maintaining them takes energy and commitment. Several of my writing students worry about this. Initially, you’re … Read more

Blog Content: 4 Tips To Generate Income Via Sponsored Posts

Recently a student baulked when I suggested he write more blog content for his own blog. “I can’t afford it,” he protested. “My blog’s just a hobby. I need to make money.” A month later, he got in touch. “I don’t believe it! A client offered to sponsor a post on my blog. How much should I charge?” Many bloggers … Read more

Writing Tools: Save Time, Save Energy With Markdown

For freelancers, time is money: your money if you’re charging by the project, clients’ money if you charge by the hour. You need writing tools to easily switch text between formats. One of my freelance writing students recently talked about the hassle of converting her content between HTML, MS Word, PDF etc for her clients. “Are you using a Markdown … Read more

Get Paid To Write Blogs: Turn Your Hobby Into A Career

Could you get paid to write blogs? Many bloggers begin as hobbyists, then wonder whether they can turn their hobby into a business. Ashley (not her real name) was furloughed and wanted to develop a side hustle. She enjoys blogging and social media, but attempts to monetize her blog failed. When I reviewed Ashley’s blog, I realized she had several … Read more