Using Social Media

Promoting Your Work

Promoting Your Work

When you are prolific writer, it is generally more acceptable to “spread” your work out over many sites versus promoting all of it in one place.  In many case,  some work simply does not work on some sites.  Here are some additional ways of promoting your work, potentially increasing earnings.…

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LinkedIn spam getting worse

Spam

I am moderately active at LinkedIn though I admit to neglecting it quite often because of the number of outright morons that dwell in so many of the writing groups on the site and frankly, the lack of any real way to figure out who may need a writer and…

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Twitter Help: An Abysmal Failure

Twitter Help: An Abysmal Failure

I drafted this letter today to put in the mail.  I thought maybe I could get as much response posting it here though! March 27, 2013 Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94103 To whom it may concern: I have had a long-time Twitter account, going…

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Making the most of Twitter

Making the most of Twitter

Twitter is a very helpful tool for marketing. Twitter can help freelance writers earn more money when they depend on page views for a portion of their income. While there are tools that are effective to help you manage Twitter, none of these tools is going to help you “get…

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Successful SEO using social media marketing

Successful SEO using social media marketing

Can you use social media for better SEO? Search engine optimization is one of the most crucial factors involved in getting your website noticed. However, link-building is a critical part of this process and one that is too often overlooked. Finding the right links is a critical component of any…

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Twitter – How effective is it for marketing?

Twitter – How effective is it for marketing?

Maximizing Twitter’s effectiveness Freelance writers, online marketing professionals and bloggers may be overlooking the potential for a great Twitter advertising campaign for their products or services. Learning how to use Twitter effectively is one of the most important steps that must be taken to get the most out of Twitter.…

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How to create an effective social marketing plan

How to create an effective social marketing plan

Common social media plan issues Frequently, social media specialists think that opening an account on popular social media sites and throwing a bunch of information into the feed is the best way to attract attention. Nothing could be further from the truth. Social media marketing requires a well thought out…

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SEO for Freelancers: Panda changed things

SEO for Freelancers: Panda changed things

For many freelance writers, SEO work was fairly simple to do, you used a specific set of keywords a certain number of times in an article. The irony of this is that sometimes SEO phrases that didn’t make a lot of sense wound up in articles, making them search engine…

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Understanding the importance of social media marketing

Understanding the importance of social media marketing

While it may be tempting to think that social media marketing is not necessary, the reality is. In this business environment, finding any edge that a company can acquire over a competitor is critical. As more people use the Internet to make buying decisions, having an effective social media marketing…

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Social Media – is it worth the time?

Social Media – is it worth the time?

As the changes in Google begin to settle in (for better or worse) writers are searching for methods of making their work relevant and get it read again. The ever increasing bar on quality will remain a mystery to most since quality is typically a feature or function of the…

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Bookmarking Site Reviews: Stumble Upon

Bookmarking Site Reviews: Stumble Upon

A common tool for writers to use for promoting their work is social bookmarking sites. These sites typically require manual input of specific information and allow you to share links to your work. One of the challenges associated with these sites of course is how to use them most effectively. …

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Social Media Reviews: Four Square

Social Media Reviews: Four Square

Four Square is another social media site where you can promote your work. However, unlike Twitter and LinkedIn, getting people to read your work may be a bit more challenging. Four Square is a “what are you doing now” site that allows users to check in from various locations. It…

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Social Media Reviews: LinkedIn

Social Media Reviews: LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a very powerful tool if you understand how to use it effectively.  Unlike Twitter and RedGage, it is not appropriate to market everything you write at LinkedIn. In fact, I am of the opinion that you could do yourself more harm than good if you overuse LinkedIn…

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Social Media Reviews: Twitter

Social Media Reviews: Twitter

Twitter is an incredibly powerful tool if you take the time to learn how to use it effectively. Make no mistake about it, you will likely get a ton of “bot” followers and you will have to regularly clean out your followers list. If you are incredibly dedicated (and have…

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Promoting your work matters

Promoting your work matters

While it is fun to think that you are going to write the next great novel, most freelance writers are going to spend hours a day working on their online content on paid to write sites, paid to view sites or their own blogs.  However much you enjoy writing, chances…

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