What UX Designers Want You to Know About UX

If you work in any creative role in the media, tech or digital world, you need to know about UX (User Experience). UX designers create the full experience that users have on a website, app or device. Their work is the backbone of any digital project, the foundation upon which everything else is built. You’re…

How to Avoid Writing Boring Outlines using the IKEA Method

This is a guest contribution from LJ Sedgwick. You’ve read all of the blogging advice. You know writing an outline helps keep your blog post to the point. But try as you might, nothing’s happening. An empty page stares back at you. That blinking cursor is taunting you. You want to teach your readers how to…

What Does a Product Manager Do?

You’re an idea person, a shaker upper, a game changer—no wonder you’re bored at work. Well, we’ve got a job you’ll love. Say hello to your new career as a product manager. Not sure what one is or if it’s right for you? Check out what a fellow product manager has to say and make…

Trump’s Family Leave Plan: What Employers Need to Know

It was announced today that President Trump’s budget for 2018 will include paid family leave. Here’s everything HR and employers need to know. Basically, the proposed plan includes a provision for both mothers and fathers to be granted six weeks of paid leave following the birth—or adoption—of a child. This is quite a change from…

How Indie Entrepreneurs Should Plan Vacations (FS216)

Travel can lead to inspiration, vision and clarity for your business. That can mean huge gains when you’re an owner-operator of a small business. As indie-preneurs and solo-preneurs we can often be the bottleneck for our business. Our mindset can be the leading cause of atrophy or stagnation in our strategies and execution. Play time,…

The Brands Killing it in Influencer Marketing This Year

Weight-loss tea anyone? Hair-growth pills? What about at-home teeth whitening kits? If you’re an active Instagram user, you’ve probably scrolled down your Instagram timeline and caught one of your favorite social media celebrities casually mentioning their love for one of the aforementioned products. You know this is called influencer marketing, and while you can’t argue…

194: 5 SEO Tools for Bloggers

5 Blogger SEO Tools In today’s episode, I’ve got Jim Stewart from StewArtMedia back on the show to talk about SEO tools to help you to rank your blog higher. I had Jim on the show back in episode 94 to talk about the biggest mistakes bloggers make with SEO and since that time have…

17 Tasks To Eliminate, Automate And Outsource For Blogging Productivity

Struggling to find the time to blog? You’re in the right place. Today I will share with you advice and productivity tools that will make you a productive blogger. This guide will help you remove distractions, eliminate redundant tasks, automate where possible, and outsource certain tasks to free your time for the core activities. Let’s…

7 Tips for Increasing Social Media Engagement

This is a guest contribution from Kristie McCollum. When it comes to creating your social media strategy, it’s always good to keep things fresh and evolving. There are a few things you can do to keep your marketing content engaging even as trends change. Whether you are just starting a blog or have been blogging for…

6 Tips for Landing Repeat Writing Assignments

Folks in the business world know that it’s a lot easier to sell to existing customers than to find new ones, and this theory certainly applies in publishing. Once you land a byline with a magazine or website, the editorial ground is especially fertile for you to reap lots more work—if you play your cards…