You Are What You Read

When I was a kid, my dad used to give me a stern sideways glance and say, “you are who you choose to be friends with.” It always drove me insane. I am ME, I reassured myself uneasily. I’m not so easily influenced by other people. But was that really true? Even back then, I…

How to Tame The Extremes of Freelance Emotions

Life as a freelance writer can be an emotional rollercoaster… if you let it. Yes, there is the elation of landing a story in a big publication like the New York Times or GQ. Then there might be weeks of rejected pitches or hours spent twiddling thumbs while waiting to hear back from an editor—if…

Hot Jobs in Social Media

Do you love social media? Do you think you have what it takes to introduce the next big idea in less than 140 characters or convey a brand message through images? If so, a career in social media may be for you! We’ve carefully selected our top 12 favorite social media job postings and gathered…

How to Plan Your Blog Post from Start to Finish

This is a post by ProBlogger expert Ali Luke Do you plan your blog posts? Or do you dive straight into the writing? A lot of bloggers barely plan their posts (if they plan them at all). They’re either too eager to get started, or feel rushed and see planning as a waste of time.…

213: Blogging and Content Marketing: 10 Things To Know

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging and Content Marketing When I Started Today, I want to share the audio of a keynote I gave at a conference early last year about 10 things I wish I’d known about blogging and creating content for content marketing when I started. In episodes 204 and 205…

9 Tips for Recovering Your Google Rankings After a Site Hack

This is a post by ProBlogger SEO expert Jim Stewart While WordPress is a relatively secure platform, it can still be hacked. In fact, out of the 11,000 hacked websites Securi analyzed in 2016, 75 percent of them were running WordPress. If your WordPress site has been hacked, fear not. By following these tips you…

Six Tips to Help You Deal With Rejection From Editors

Rejection is unfortunately a part of life. But for writers, it can sometimes happen on a daily basis. Getting a rejection letter can be stressful, and may even make you question your abilities as a writer. While hearing “No” is par for the course as writing professional, there are still things that can be done…

14 Hot Jobs for True Foodies

If you’ve got a love for food and a passion for content or marketing, now’s the time to make it your 9 to 5. With open positions in PR, writing, marketing and more, here are some awesome jobs in food and wine that you’d be crazy to pass up. Communications Manager, Berkeley Food Institute University…

3 Tips For Writing a Speculative Cover Letter

What happens if you really want to work for a company, but there aren’t any jobs listed that match your skills, or that you like the look of? Do you: A. Think – “oh, well, maybe it’s not my time to work for them”. or B. Grab the bull by the horns, take the initiative…

212: 7 More Evergreen Content Ideas for Your Blog

Evergreen Content Ideas for Bloggers: Part 2 Today I want to talk about evergreen content, and want to suggest seven more types of evergreen content you might like to try on your blog. This episode is essentially part two of what I started in episode 209, where I suggested the first seven types of evergreen…