Freelance writing tips
My recent article on re-purposing/re-printing got a few convos going on Twitter, and just now I was emailing with an editor about topics of some of my blog posts. He had noted that they were similar across different sites. The truth is, I will indeed post in multiple places about the same thing. Now, let me back that up a sec. I would never post the same blog post on two different sites.
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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. How to Get Published on a Premium Tech Blog — BlogWorld Expo Blog
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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. 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?
Pretty obvious stuff but a nice reference. 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. How to Write a Post for Lifehacker
The media world is changing and its jobs are changing too. 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. How Much Do Top Tier Bloggers and Social Media Consultants Get Paid? We Asked Them!