9 Major Benefits of Guest Blogging for Small Businesses

A couple of days ago,¬†I discussed the overall concept of guest blogging and why it has become such an important strategic tool for most internet marketers. In this post, however, I’m going to be more specific about the different types of benefits that bloggers, in general, and small businesses, in particular, can take out of guest blogging.

But just as I mentioned in my previous post, the real advantage of guest blogging can only be taken if it is used as a tool to achieve a well-defined objective. You need to be clear about what you want to achieve through guest blogging. Otherwise, you might end up wasting both yur time and efforts without any significant rewards.

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The Secret Behind Effective Guest Blogging and Why You Should Care

Guest blogging is one of the most frequently discussed content marketing topics these days. Almost every internet marketing blog has a few dozen posts on the best ways to approach guest blogging and how to make the most of it.

However, most of these blogs never go into the details of what guest blogging actually is and why it is so important these days.

As a result, you’ll find thousands of bloggers and internet marketers advocating the use of guest blogging for almost every marketing problem without actually knowing how it works.

In this post I’ll try to outline the basics of guest blogging, why it has gained so much popularity in the internet marketing circles and how you can benefit from it.

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11 Powerful Twitter Tips for Small Businesses

Over the last few years, Twitter has become one of the most preferred social networking platforms for small and medium sized businesses. Since its inception in 2006, the 140 character micro blogging platform has grown exponentially and has more than 200 million active, some even addicted, users.

Naturally, it has become an ideal platform for businesses to get up close and personal with their current and potential customers.

Making the right use of the 140 characters on Twitter seems simple.

Unfortunately, with so much noise about the advanced usage of Twitter, and other such platforms, a large number of small business owners end up ignoring the basics that ultimately result in less than ideal results.

Here are 10 basic, yet extremely powerful, Twitter tips for small businesses that can help you achieve much better results.

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The Social Pressures and Challenges of Being a Freelance Writer

Working as a freelancer and making a full-time living from the comfort of your home is a fascinating thought for most people.

The number of corporate professionals leaving their jobs for a freelancing career is on the rise and according to recent studies, almost 40% of the American workforce will go freelance by 2020.

There are good reasons for this trend as well. Corporate jobs are becoming increasingly stressful and less rewarding with long working hours and dead social lives.

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Here’s How Freelance Writers Can Become Marketing Consultants

As I said in previous post, I’ve got lots of news for you.

It has been a little over than 6 months since I started this blog. The motives behind it, as mentioned on my About page, were quite simple.

a – I wanted WritingMyDestiny to be a helping hand for other people like me, who know they have the skills to make a full-time living online but just can’t take the first few steps.

b – I planned to use this blog as the primary lead generation source for my freelance writing business.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve not been able to fulfil the first objective as comprehensively as I would have liked to. And I’ll certainly need to build more focus on this side.

However, the second objective, lead generation through blogging, has surpassed all my expectations.

I never thought having a simple writing blog could be so rewarding.

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