It’s been far too long since I last posted an article on this blog, a realisation that has been looming large at the front of my mind for a while now. To be honest, life has been a bit of a rollercoaster over the past few months with one thing or another. Despite my best intentions – I LOVE writing […]

A couple of weeks ago I sent a survey to my newsletter subscribers asking them what topics they’d like to read more about on this blog. One topic that came up with a resounding ‘Help!’ was writing for your ideal customer. The ‘ideal customer’ is a tough concept to wrap your head around in some ways. As a business, your […]

                            Last week, I was given the challenge of keeping an acknowledgement diary (similar to a ‘gratitude’ diary) with the aim of making me pause and recognise successes as well as challenges. As someone who is highly self-critical, I can’t tell you how far outside of my comfort […]

There’s no getting away from it. You’re busy. Your customers are busy. We’re all in danger of suffering information overload thanks to the staggering deluge of articles published online every single minute of the day. If you’re going to the effort of writing a blog, it’s essential that it gets heard above the noise and engages the reader; otherwise you’re […]

I’m working on a few ebooks for different customers at the moment, so I’ve been involved in several similar conversations about what makes content desirable. I think there are three essential ingredients:   1. Desirable content makes people feel good Life can be pretty hectic and these days, as well as the demands of our everyday lives, there’s the noise of […]

“I was always rubbish at English at school”, “I hate writing copy, it’s like pulling teeth”, “I have no idea what to say”, “I’m worried people will know I’m not a writer”, “I feel like a fraud or an impostor”…. Is that how you feel about putting pen to paper (or, at least, fingers to keyboard)? Do these kind of […]

                        This week, I’ve had a few conversations about the difference between adding personality to your copy, especially on social media, and the risk of making things too personal. What do I mean by this?A friend was saying that she’d complained to a company last week and had received […]

Following on from last week’s article about guest blogging, I am delighted to feature a guest blog from Dilyana Kotomanova, who is a freelance content writer and social media marketer who recently launched her own blog, the Online Marketing Guide. Here, Dilyana talks about her top tips for establishing your brand on social media.   Are you finding it a […]

The evolution of guest blogging

I’ve been watching the debate about guest blogging with interest for a while now, not because I tend to feature or write a lot of guest blogs but because it’s an issue that’s going to affect a lot of my clients in one way or another. Also, I do think that high quality posts from expert contributors have merit in […]

Do you sell your time for money, perhaps because you’re a coach, a consultant, a therapist or trainer? The problem – as I’m sure you know from personal experience – is that when you trade time for money, you very quickly reach a ceiling on what you can earn unless you put in longer hours or keep increasing your prices. […]