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Freelance Writing Jobs and Your Freelance Writing Career. Turn your LinkedIn Profile into a Resume. Writing for DOLLARS! How to Get Published on a Premium Tech Blog — BlogWorld Expo Blog. The word “influence” has become one of the most popular buzzwords across the blogosphere and apparently there’s a right way to garner influence, and a wrong way. For most tech bloggers, influence is about becoming a thought leader on a specific topic in order to reach a business or personal goal.

So whether you’re the world’s foremost Android expert, a hardcore coder or a complete gadget nut, the reason to strive for influence is to establish credibility – and you can’t do that alone. Someone already influential needs to vouch for you. Last March I wrote an article about CDBaby founder Derek Siver’s TED Talk. In the video, Sivers shows how an influencer/leader is nothing without an influential first follower. Consistently adding value to readers’ lives; and,Having that value publicly recognized by credible first followers. Why do you think I’m writing for BlogWorld? Prove Your Integrity: Editors want you to write for them because of your expertise, not because of your business interests. EFA: Resources: Editorial Rates.

Hourly Rate Calculator. 20 Questions to Know for Avoiding Website Project Disasters. When working on a new web design project with a client, especially a new site launch, it is vital to have a clear definition of the project’s scope and the expectations of the future website owner.

20 Questions to Know for Avoiding Website Project Disasters

It’s far too easy for corporate politics and personal preferences to drive the features and processes of a website unless you consciously force the client — and yourself, at times — to focus on the needs of the users and the purpose of the site. Outlining the basic requirements and goals also helps to limit scope creep later on in the project. Especially because many clients are non-technical, they struggle to explain what they want in the context of websites.

By providing them with a list of questions, they can fill in the blanks for you without feeling like they are expected to know how to design a website. After all, that’s what they’re paying you to do, right? How to Avoid Website Project Disasters It’s best to customize these questions per client. 1. 2. Tough? 3. 4. How to Write a Post for Lifehacker. Pretty obvious stuff but a nice reference.

How to Write a Post for Lifehacker

What is the preferred method of sending in a longer post? By email or through the #tips page? @gameripper: Either is fine with us. Though if you check out the end of this article, we did make a new tag, #readerpost, from which you can post it directly. We'll be following that as well. @Whitson Gordon: In addition, if I write a post on my own blog and think "hey, this is also Lifehacker-worthy", can I just post the link in either #readerpost or e-mail it?

On a different note... is Adam on a "offtopic" hunt? @Firesphere: Yeah, you can definitely post it on your own blog and post the link. Yeah, I think with the new comment system, since we now have the opportunity, we're just trying to keep threads a bit clearer. How Much Do Top Tier Bloggers and Social Media Consultants Get Paid? We Asked Them! The media world is changing and its jobs are changing too.

How Much Do Top Tier Bloggers and Social Media Consultants Get Paid? We Asked Them!

The rise of the blogger is an often-told story, but are the lucky few bloggers who do it for a living well paid? We did a survey to find out. We asked 20 top-tier tech bloggers and social media consultants to tell us how much they get paid, by the post, by the hour or by the month - however their rates are set. Half of them told us, on the condition that we wouldn't disclose who they were or where they worked.

The end result is an anecdotal overview of what some of the top tech bloggers and social media consultants are making. There are a handful of people in tech blogging that make even more than this but the vast majority of people who get paid to blog get paid far less. Our methodology was to email people we trust to be honest and who trust us to keep their identities secret, and ask them to post anonymously their rates and the rates they can confirm of co-workers or employees they've overseen within the last year.

Pitch from Your Passion: Get Paid to Write about What You Love.