What’s the one thing your customers would like to see in your products? Or what’s the one problem they’d like you to fix? One of the problems in developing any product or service is that you can get into a rut and stop seeing where you need to make changes. Maybe you’re looking at your… Continue reading Improve Product Feedback with 'Suggest a Feature' web-page
If you decide to start contracting, one of the hardest things to work out is what daily rate to charge. Many of the readers on this site are looking at ways to escape the 9-5 and moving into contracting is one way to start this process.
Karen from Sacramento emailed me and asked how to write more blog posts. I write between 1,000 and 3,000 words per day. The way I do this is to have a writing framework that lets me define the topic, write the post and publish it very quickly. Here’s how I do it.
Developing a professional writing style is critical if you’re serious about making money from blogging. You can get so far by posting free flowing articles that discuss subjects in a conversational manner. Many such blogs are popular, but if you look at the really successful bloggers, they all use a distinct writing style.
Want to improve your web writing skills? This short tutorial will 1) help you break old writing habits that don’t work on the web and 2) show you how to develop a writing style that’s more ‘natural’ for blogging. Breaking bad writing habits Ok, this is a bit harsh but what I want to do… Continue reading 12 little known web writing tips
What’s great about this gem from P.G. Wodehouse is that it applies to all types of writing: business, fiction, and web. “Always get to the dialogue as soon as possible. I always feel the thing to go for is speed. Nothing puts the reader off more than a big slab of prose at the start.” Web… Continue reading PG Wodehouse Tips on (Web) Writing
She said she was a web writer and not a blogger. What’s the difference, I asked. Web writing is structured. Has a start, middle, and end. Blogging is often snippets, fragments, and less formal. Web writing is part of a larger process. For example, she writes a series of online articles that will feed into… Continue reading 6 Differences Between Web Writing and Blogging
What’s the difference between writing for the web and writing for a magazine? There’s at least five main differences. Two of the most critical relate to scanning and heatmaps. Why readers scan (not read) webpages? On the web, we scan pages, posts, and tweets. We don’t read every line word by word, unless the writer… Continue reading How to Write Microcontent
I’m curious. How much would you pay me to write a 500 word article for you?
Ok. I don’t do freelance work at the moment. But, if I did, how would you go about it?One way to scale your internet business is to outsource writing tasks to Virtual Assistants and Freelancers. The upfront cost (payment) is offset by the extra sales you’ll make (returns) on the time you save.
I preferred to avoid risks, especially big ones, until I saw this short video by Jeff Bezos. In less than four minutes he changed my perspective on how to take risks and have more confidence in your decisions.