As webpages take on the role of a hub in business development, the content created for businesses becomes critically important.
Websites are not just a place to keep your blogs. Your business's website is your representative when your business is closed. It is your best sales clerk when you have online shoppers. The content that you opt to place on your site is what customers use to find information about products, services, demographic information about your physical store, and to make purchases. These are just some of the reasons why content development is important.
When do you know if you need a writer?
The question for business owners is whether or not they have the time and talent to create and maintain web content that is engaging. Writing and posting a blog or article every day is a time-consuming chore. It is one of the primary reasons that I do not maintain a personal blog myself. I have been producing content for other people for the past five years. When it comes to my own writing, I don't want the pressure or obligation that goes along with creating and producing a quality blog or website.
It is time consuming to develop content strategies. What keywords should you use? What products should you promote? What information will your customers need or want? Running a business is hard enough without the worry and pressure of trying to write meaningful and useful content. This is why it's so important to outsource your content development needs to an experienced content creator, such as Whitney Cann.
Most businesses outsource content creation. They outsource marketing to people who understand what to write and what to promote. This time of year is a perfect example of how important using a writer can be. Look down at your to-do list. It is likely full of monthly chores, accounting, inventory, payroll, bill paying plus all of your personal stuff. In six months, the holidays will be here. Now is the time to start preparing content for the holiday season. Do you have time to add that to your to-do list? If the answer is no, then you need a content writer.
Why Outsourcing Content Creation Works
Outsourcing content development allows you the freedom to concentrate on the things that you need to accomplish. Using a writer to create content for your webpage and marketing materials allows you to focus on growing your business. Creating content is not easy. Writing is a craft and to master that craft requires constant practice. Using a writer allows you to focus on the things that you need to in order to improve your business, manage your chores, meet your goals, and to live the American dream.
Authored by David S.
Research Your Holiday Destination
Before you go on a holiday, make sure to do a bit of online research about the town(s) you're going to visit. Even though you've already been to your favourite holiday destination probably more than once, things might have changed, such as the location of your favourite restaurant, and you'll need to know about such changes before you arrive.
If possible, the first day that you arrive on holiday you should walk through the town, visiting local shops. Some of the best shops to visit include bookstores and cafes. By doing a walkthrough of the town, you'll feel right at home for the entirety of your holiday.
Attend Local Events
One of the best ways to get settled in at your favourite holiday destination is by taking part in local events, especially those that you provide you with opportunities to volunteer.
Reasons to Take a Holiday in St. Anton, Austria
Some of the most attractive reasons to take a holiday in St. Anton include "its size, its people, its magnificent terrain [and] its ski school." If you happen to purchase lucrative property in St Anton, you should know there are many financial benefits that you can gain from renting the property. In fact, the VAT discount that you can qualify for after renting out the property for 20+ years can save you about 20 percent on your taxes. There is also an 11,000 Euro exemption that you might qualify for when renting out property in St. Anton.
After many drastic changes that Google has recently made, traditional search engine optimization techniques have become less relevant than they used to be. This has caused a lot of confusion in the SEO world, and most website owners are not sure what to do next. Google has a very simple explanation for this: write high-quality articles, blog posts, etc, and keep your visitors in mind. Don't focus on sales or keyword phrases, but on real people who will visit your website. All of this sound much simpler than it actually is, as in order to create content worth reading and sharing you need to go one step further. So, how do you write articles that will enrich user experience and help you rank well in SERP's? Read on to find out.
Defining Great Articles
The base of high-quality articles is accurate information. After you collect all the information you need to write an article that will give your readers answers to their questions, you need to organize them in a logical order. Readers need to understand the content without putting too much effort so as to be able to do this. Every sentence has to have a natural flow, and sound logical.
The next step to writing great articles is to organize the content so that readers can easily scan through it and see what it is all about. This requires adding subheadings, and bullet points and lists where applicable.
Using the right keywords is another important part of every article. Now, this is where you need to think as your readers and think of keywords they would use in order to find your content. This is why it is essential to get to know your readers, and visit forums and see what type of questions users ask in order to get particular answers.
Leaving Your Comfort Zone
The final ingredient you need to add to your content is creativity. Great articles are not something you read every day. Great articles are unusual, yet relevant and useful. Basically, great articles have everything we've mentioned so far, but all of that is wrapped up in a unique point of view, interesting style and tone, and 'that something' that makes your readers want to continue reading your content. So prepare yourself for new content guidelines, as they will require of you to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with your writing style and ideas all until you find that ingredient that makes your articles simply the best.
This posting was authored by Nemanja Boskov of boskovnemanja.weebly.com
Nemanja Boskov is a freelance writer with 3+ years of experience.
When people ask me what I do for a living, I tend to reply with a statement that's similar to "I'm good at catching fish, and I'm a good writer."
Catching fish is pretty straightfoward. For some reason, though, the title of a 'writer' has been largely associated with being a fictional storyteller. Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for people who write fictional stories, especially Danielle Steel. I grew up reading her books, and although I may have been a bit too young to fully comprehend her sexual stories, her writings were nonetheless spectacular, especially during my teenage years.
As far as the writing that I create, though, I must admit that it's not anything closely related to fictional content. In fact, it tends to be promotional, educational and/or informational.
Why do I write?
I have two answers to the question above: I do it for the money, and I do it because I love to write.
Why do I love to write? The only answer I have is because writing is something that I'm good at. If I wasn't good at it, I most likely wouldn't enjoy writing thousands of words each and every day of the week. But that's about like the answer that anyone would give in relation to a craft that their good at. When you're good at something, you enjoy doing it.
I'm good at writing; I thoroughly enjoy writing about anything.
So, the last question left at hand is how does my love for writing benefit you? To put it simply, it means that you have access to a content development specialist who can create content for you for an affordable price. Whether it be a blog posting, article, press release, white paper, etc., I can create the content that you are in need of.
Check out my writing samples to see the content that I produce. And remember, even if I'm not familiar with creating the exact type of content that you're in need of, I have top-notch connections with some of today's best writers to create content for you. And best of all, when you outsource your content development needs through me, I don't charge an outsourcing fee. You'll still get your content at MY price. It's a WIN-WIN for everyone!
Posture plays a vital part in the health of our bodies. In fact, with poor posture comes an aching body. None of us want a body that aches, so it's imperative to combat poor posture by taking proper steps to correct it.
What Exactly Is Good Posture?
When you have good posture, this means you aren't slumping or hunching over. And because of this, there will be less strain on your spinal cord as well as your muscles. As a result, you'll enjoy a body that provides optimal support for your ligaments.
If you find it hard to stand or sit up straight, know that there are many ways to improve your posture.
Buying a Good Mattress
Everyone has to sleep, and we should all do our best to get the best sleep possible. How can we do this, though? One such way is by buying a high-quality, memory foam mattress. And although you might think that a high-quality mattress will cost you several thousand dollars, this isn't always true. There are many ways to go about getting a great mattress at a great price. For example, with a quick Internet search, you will come across a wide range of mattress companies that are willing to sell mattresses for affordable prices.
Understanding the Importance of Acupuncture
When you take part in acupuncture, whether you realize it or not, you'll be taking part in a Chinese regimen that promotes great posture. This is especially true when you visit an acupuncturist who encourages you to carry out the palms-up technique. Sara Calabro says that after exercising the palms-up technique for less than two weeks, she noticed great improvement in her posture.
Are you ready to improve your posture? If so, consider investing in a new mattress and acupuncture. Don't wait a minute longer. Today is the day to start feeling better! Today is the day to have better posture!
Life is a bit easier when you have a guide to walk you through certain processes. Take for example investing in real estate. Wouldn't a 90-day guide be helpful? Sure it would, and so would real estate consulting. In fact, let's take a quick look at a helpful guide you can use to make your real estate investment endeavors both more enjoyable and more successful.
Day 1 through Day 30
Always begin your real estate investment experiences with market research by studying the current value of comparable homes that have sold within the past three to six months. Comparable means that these homes are in the same area you're wanting to purchase property, and that they're close to the same size. By analyzing these values, you can determine the fair asking price for an investment property in the same area.
If you're looking to invest in commercial property, you'll want to conduct the same type of research. Always keep in mind amenities on both residential and commercial properties can boost their value significantly, so make sure you're comparing properties that are very similar to the type of property you want to buy.
It's also during Day 1 through Day 30 that you'll want to analyze your finances and secure a pre-approved mortgage loan. In doing this, you can determine how much money a lending institution is willing to let you borrow, which will greatly influence the properties you'll be able to invest in. Being pre-approved for a mortgage loan also gives you the confidence to make an offer on a property once you find one you want to buy.
Once you complete research and get pre-approved for a loan, it's time to start looking at properties. You'll find properties via online listings, through local real estate agencies, newspapers and many other places. Just remember to keep your eyes and ears open, because real estate investment opportunities are all around.
Day 31 through Day 60
Once you've found properties you're interested in, you'll want to get each one inspected. Inspections can usually be carried out in a day's time, and the results will influence whether or not the property is worth buying. If the inspection is carried out in less than an hour, it probably means the inspector wasn't thorough. Because of this, always acquire your inspections through an inspector who is highly-qualified and reputable.
To determine the actual history of a residential or commercial property, you should conduct title checks. The title check process involves gathering documents related to the history of the properties and reviewing them to determine what types of incidences have occurred on them. Title checks also verify the fact that a seller has the right to sell a piece of property.
Once inspections and title checks have been carried out, you'll need to obtain appraisals. Just the same as the person carrying out inspections, the appraiser needs to be trustworthy and reputable. After all, it's the appraisal of a property that determines its true value.
Day 61 through Day 90
Once you have made it through research, finding properties, getting pre-approved, inspections, title checks and appraisals, it's time to decide on the piece of property, or properties, that you want to make an offer on. The offer that you make may or may not be accepted. If it's not, you'll have to negotiate with the seller until a price can be agreed upon.
Finally, once a selling/buying price is accepted by all parties involved, you'll then go through the closing process. Once the deal is closed, you can call yourself the proud owner of a new home or business property.
All in all, you can see that the processes involved in buying real estate are very complex. In almost all circumstances, it will be best to have a real estate consultant walk you through each step.
As all smart business owners know, you must always put your customers first. Ray Kroc says, "If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put your customer first, success will be yours."
Who exactly is Ray Kroc? He's the man who brought success to McDonald's. How some business owners/service providers ever got to the point in which they believe they can dictate the success of their own businesses without putting the needs of their customers first is beyond me.
In my book, customer always go first. Even if their needs don't align with my wants and needs, I still put them first. In doing this, I've learned that making money and running a successful freelance writing business isn't as hard as a lot of writers make it out to be.
Customers want top-notch service around the clock. If a self-employed person's schedule conflicts with that of customer's, then so be it. A self-employed person IS replaceable. As a freelance writer myself, I'm well aware that my services can easily be replaced by someone else.
And as contrary as many self-employed people believe, the self-employment industry still means that you will have bosses, with your number one boss being your clients and customers.
Let's take a quick look at the three bosses that I answer to as a freelance writer/copywriter.
Deadlines scream my name from the time I get up until the time that I go to bed. I fully understand if I don't meet a deadline, then I won't get paid for the work that I've completed. No matter the industry that you're self-employed in, deadlines largely influence your ability to maintain success, and they are in fact one of your many bosses.
Everyone wants a paycheck. It doesn't matter the type of services that you perform, if you want to get paid, you must commit yourself to your work and provide top-notch services to each and every client. If you don't, then you can't blame your clients for not paying you, which means you don't get a paycheck.
Even if you went into the business of being self-employed because you thought it was a lifestyle full of unicorns and rainbows, I'm the bad news bear who is here to tell you that being self-employed doesn't mean you're your own boss. Your clients are your bosses. Whatever it is that they want, you must provide it to them. Otherwise, they're not going to pay you. And unless you're running some type of multi-million dollar business and you have the funds to hire a lawyer, when it comes to getting funds from a client who you haven't pleased, you're pretty much out of luck.
Even as a self-employed individual, your deadlines and paychecks are your number two and three bosses because in order to meet their needs, you'll first have to satisfy your number one boss, which just so happens to be each individual client.
This is my experience with ordering content through BKA.
I went to the BKA website. It's nicely designed. I found it easy to navigate. It clearly outlines what they charge for SEO articles, press releases, landing pages, etc...
I then chose to test out the services by ordering an article (100-150 words) for $4.50. I clicked on the appropriate link and entered my name and billing information. After this, it was all downhill.
I then received an email stating that my order couldn't be processed until I downloaded/filled out a form and emailed it back, which I didn't receive for 10 minutes until after I had paid for my order.
OK, I thought; this is a little weird. The form that they emailed me was an Excel spreadsheet! The spreadsheet wasn't difficult to navigate because I've worked with these types of spreadsheets before, but still yet, why should I have to fill out an Excel spreadsheet to receive an order that I've already paid for? Shouldn't I be able to simply state what I want without having to fill in cells on a spreadsheet? Actually, shouldn't I have been able to state the specifications of the content that I'm in need of before paying for it?
Also, now that I've emailed back the completed spreadsheet (over an hour ago), I have yet to hear when my order will be processed. I don't even know if I'll receive the content that I've paid for.
I'll definitely provide an update to this blog posting once I hear something back. But as of right now, it's going to take some stellar content for me to be happy with the experience that I've had so far with BKA. And being that BKA only pays its SEO content creators .01c a word, I'm not very hopeful that the content will be very good.
*Update: (6/6/2014) I received an email at 10:00AM CST stating that my order was being processed; it's nearly 12 hours since I paid for the content and sent in my order form.
*Update: (6/7/2014) It's 11:00AM CST and I haven't heard even the slightest peep out of BKA. I still have no idea when I will be receiving my content that I've already paid for.
*Update: I finally received the content from BKA several days after paying for it. The content was just as expected; not very good.
It doesn't matter the industry your business is operating in, when you conduct a sale, a sales follow-up needs to take place. To help you out, I've got a list of five easy ways to make the most out of your follow-ups, and yes these tips are very simple.
Nothing should be complicated about a follow-up, so don't make it that way!
Always followup: First of all, regardless of how big or small a sale is, you should always do a follow-up. You never know when a customer is going to turn into a repeat customer, but with a simple sales follow-up, you're more likely to keep your customers coming back for more.
You need a game plan: Do you even know what a sales follow-up is? If not, you need to learn. By doing so, you'll be much more likely to create a game plan that effectively increases your overall sales revenue.
Time matters: When a sale takes place, you need to conduct a sales follow-up within 24 to 72 hours. This lets your customers know you're thinking about them and concerned as to whether or not the service/product you sold was worth the investment. If they provide you with feedback stating that it wasn't worth their investment, you should take appropriate steps to ensure the issue is resolved as quickly as possible.
Give them reasons to trust you: Within every sales follow-up that is carried out, you need to show your customers they have many reasons to trust you. Great ways to do this are by offering them a chance to return the item if they aren't 100 percent satisfied and by offering a discount on any future purchases.
Always keep your word: It's during a sales follow-up that you can provide many promises to your customers, but you must make sure you can stay true to your word. If you tell them they can receive a 25 percent discount during a sales followup on their next purchase, then you need to stick to this promise regardless of the amount of money they are spending on the next service or product that they buy.
The Take Away
As you can see, sales follow-ups are vital to the overall health of your business. Your number one goal should be to keep your customers happy, and this is what sales follow-ups help you achieve.
Author: Whitney Cann is a professional writer/copywriter/content creator/content specialist living in the great state of Kentucky.
There are many things in life that happen when we least expect them. Take for example if one of your loved ones was to become diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He or she would most likely develop chronic pain, and this would leave your loved one hurting, both physically and emotionally.
If you or a loved one is currently suffering the effects of these awful symptoms mentioned above, know that you're not alone. There are multitudes of individuals in the world who are currently suffering the detrimental effects of this condition, but know that there is an option to help alleviate your pain. Upper cervical chiropractic care, also known as natural Parkinson’s treatment, is a specific chiropractic technique that is able to re-align the cervical spine. By undergoing this procedure, you will have the ability to live a normal life again, pain free.
How Does Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Work?
Upper cervical chiropractic care works by repairing any misalignment that's found in the brain stem. This method has been known to almost immediately eliminate tremors and physical pain. Upper cervical chiropractic care has the ability to remove interference that has occurred in between the brain and body, which is the leading cause of physical pain and Parkinson’s Disease.
What is the Successful Outcome of Cervical Chiropractic Care?
There are many cases in which upper cervical chiropractic care has worked successfully. An example of a case would be a gentlemen who suffered from chronic physical pain and Parkinson’s disease over an extended period of time. After receiving upper cervical chiropractic care, this patient recovered, had most of his chronic pain eliminated, and had the gait in his walk removed, and the tremors he suffered from were mostly eliminated as well. . There have been many other successful cases of upper cervical chiropractic care too.
Minimally invasive techniques have always adopted the general idea that less is more. When it comes to upper cervical chiropractic care, the idea embraces this concept fully and has been able to give patients their way of life back. Fully invasive surgery can sometimes be too destructive in the process and not garner the ideal results that are needed for a fully beneficial operation.
If you are a resident in Leitchfield, Kentucky, and you're currently suffering from tremors, chronic pain or Parkinson’s disease, there is help for you. Take the time to research physicians in your area who can help you undergo an upper cervical chiropractic procedure and take the next step to living a normal life once again.
With a deep passion for writing, Whitney has met the needs of more than 12,000 clients.