Are you always ignorantly ignoring contents, because you aren’t seeing the sense in it?
If you’re like me, then definitely you’ll understand that virtually all businesses online extremely requires the need of great content marketing skills to rapidly and effectively achieve the aims and objectives of their businesses. It doesn’t matter if your business is online or offline, rightly and intelligently harnessing the undisclosed power of content marketing will insanely help you achieve what the traditional methods of marketing cannot achieve.
Content marketing focuses on helping to solve problems in a way that your readers and customers as well as fans will greatly appreciate. This assertion accounts for why a lot of thought has to go into the content marketing process. It’s imperative that a lot of thought pattern as to go in your content marketing phase because you’re expected to see yourself as an hunter aiming to come back with a killed bush meat, as hunting reward. (I know it sounds African).
What I’m saying is that you’re expected to map out a strategy to be used when sending contents out or creating one, know what your contents are seeking to achieve for your businesses, brands. If you fire accurately at the dart, you get more scores. But if you fire off the darts you get no scores, content marketing is closely likeable/relateable to that. With content marketing it’s highly advisable to have the end in mind.
As a content creator and content marketer for businesses we resoundingly work with the consciousness of clients desire for their business by not neglecting what your businesses deserves (which undoubtedly is the best). This is absolutely reflected in the quality and nature of such contents we produce.
You Can Ignore Content Marketing, If It Doesn’t Resonate With You And Your Brand
If most of the listed reasons beneath doesn’t resonate with you or you still think it’s a big waste of time, energy and resources to consider content marketing to effectively grow your businesses. You can totally ignore it, but remember just like the saying goes, if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Just like in the case of content marketing, if you feel it’s not necessary just forget about it and embrace ignorance.
Although, not all companies or brands are as financially buoyant as the likes of Coca-Cola , Pepsi and Volkswagen. These brands have virtually almost endless budget to expend on marketing. Appropriate utilization of Content Marketing will help a company limit it budget on Marketing Dramatically. I know you all want to cut expenses to the barest minimum, if possible.
Content marketing is one area where small businesses can compete effectively with even their largest competitors. Large corporations almost always use professional marketers or outsource their content production, while it can produce quality content, create a degree of separation between the content and the expertise in the business. Small business people who are hands on in their trade and who produce their own content are communicating their Direct Experience which is almost certain to produce the best quality content in that niche.
Content Marketing means creating and sharing valuable free content to attract and convert prospects into customers, and customers into repeat buyers. The type of content you share is closely related to what you sell; in other words, you’re educating people so that they know, like, and trust you enough to do business with you.
Your Aims With Your Content Marketing
In your content marketing quest, you should aim more at achieving some of the underlined and italicized word, in other for our business goals to be achievable. Although, this might not be so easy when starting out. but through consistency, we are going to achieve them all, it’s only a matter of time.
Sharing valuable free contents.
Convert prospects into customers.
And customers into repeat buyers.
Okay, What Exactly Can Content Marketing Do For Your Business
Without mixing oranges with apples or running from pillar to post. What contents marketing can do for your businesses are listed beneath. It will interest you to know that content marketing is a valid and highly rewarding way to go now, be it online or offline. It’s cost effective.
Content marketing will improve brands awareness.
Content marketing will help brands, organizations, blog owners to achieve desired results.
It will drive organic traffic from Google’s search engine regularly.
Also helps in increasing conversion any day, anytime, anywhere.
It’s the potency of making a post of campaign go viral.
Content marketing could be used as a powerful sales tool.
Content marketing could also be used as a lead capture.
Content marketing is a far more cheaper means of marketing
Content marketing will make you become a go-to-expert in your industry.
All this becomes possible as a result of you sharing valuable content that your readers loves so much and helps reveals the hidden powers derivable from Content Marketing with almost zero to nil budget.
Here’s How Content Can Grow Your Business Online
Give Highly Valuable Oriented Contents, when value driven posts and tons of value driven information are given freely. It helps in the sporadic growth of the brands or blog. The chances are that value driven contents will help solve problems because they’re usually lengthy in nature. Such contents as the potency of quickly going viral, because of the problem solving nature, value derivable from such posts and immense benefits attached to them, it’s not unlikely that such post will get tons of likes, tweets and retweets as a result of people’s likeness for the post.
Improve Relationship; improving relationship is vitally important for the business growth in the sense that, when you voluntarily go out of your way to communicate with prospective customers, the chances are that you may be bringing them an inch closer to the business already. We all know that customer rarely buy on the first attempt, but bringing them closer to the business shows that there’re high chances of them considering a buy from your business subsequently.
Closely Watch What Your Competitors Are Up To, in a competitive driven society like ours, taken time to pay attention to what your next door neighbor is doing, it might be in the best interest for you and your brand as it might take you to the next level of business success you’re most likely anticipating. Failure to adhere could unleash undeserving calamity in effect.
Create Engagement, to create engagement for brands that will help engage its fans, readers, and customers overwhelmingly, it will be ideal for the brand’s or individual’s story to be known, for me, this is the ultimate way to capture fans and buyers interest unshaking-ly. By so doing, they naturally have the impressions that they know you already (customers) and because of you revealing your story they become so much attached to you.
Listen To Customers, Readers And Fans Regularly, Now, engagement has been create by you as a result of your story, it’s vitally necessary to listen to your fans, readers, customers, by paying attention to them. By paying attention to them helps you become familiar or quickly identify their problems. Another way this could be achieved also is that when New Products Are Launched. Buyers complain will quickly be known as a results of the recently released products as buyers, customers will not hesitant to make their grievances known at that point in time to Improve Conversion. The chances are that if attention are given you’ll be Trusted
Seek To Be Trusted, seeking to be trusted can only be achieved when problems are being solved and the chance are that you as a buyer, customer will feel not betrayed when they can perceive that you’re always having their interest at heart. Often times it will translate to more success for the brand or enterprise be it offline or online.
Focus On Solving Problems, spend/take time to solve peoples, customers problem often time. It will account for being in the business for a longer time.
Tools Of Content Marketing
Tools of content marketing are numerous and they’re basically doing one thing in effect, which is Purely Content Marketing. Content Marketing means creating and sharing valuable free content to attract and convert prospects into customers, and customers into repeat buyers. The type of content you share is closely related to what you sell; in other words, you’re educating people so that they know, like, and trust you enough to do business with you. Some of the tools include
Essentially you’ll notice they’re all used for publishing in one way or the other.
Conclusion, I’ll like to believe that, we have been able to do justice to this post in a way, although, it’s not impossible that you’re most likely going to be having a varied opinion of this post. Please don’t hesitant to letting us know what you absolutely feel about this, thank you for you anticipated constructive comments.
Categories: Blogging, Content Marketing Tips.
Are you a freelance writer, or intending newbie willing to join the armies of existing freelance writers available currently the chances are that as an established freelance writer.
You obviously know what some of the inherent challenges of established freelance writers are, but for most newbie freelance writers just coming on board you’ll be hoping to weather the storm of challenges to be encounter with the combination of faith, hopefulness and encouragement. Honestly you’ll need more of this to brilliantly and smartly overcome your freelance writing challenges.
Except if you’ll be considering escaping this route/ channels of difficulties by considering pitching some of the existing content mills and trust me you don’t want to go through that unwholesome experience as the outcome of involving yourself with all these content mills are not the best.If you’ll honestly agree with me, because doing that might be best Described as Entrapment of the highest order.
For you as a freelance writer to brilliantly and smartly overcome most of your freelancing writing challenges, we’ll be considering what some established freelance writers have to say overcoming various challenges expected to encounter. Through this approach we are excellently certain of turning our experience around for good as we’ll be revealing a satisfactory ways of ensuring that whatever we must have experienced or experiencing does not have the best of us.
Some Freelance Writing Challenges and How To Resolve These Challenges
How to Start Freelancing Writing, Freelance writing as we might have probably observed now, is a fast and quick way to start out online, especially if you’re considering a career shift or looking for ways of adding additional income to our current portfolio. Starting a career in freelance writing shouldn’t be has problematic as we might have thought it’s. If you can follow some of the shared tips here on how to become a freelance writer by Leo Babauta.
Where to Get Clients, I know that as newbie freelance writer the most commonly known place to quickly getting client for some people is usually places like elance.com, guru.com, odesk.com freelance.com etc. But in some of the post I’m going to be sharing here on where to get client faster.I’m so sure that these posts are going to always be your fall back on options to always motivate and assure yourself to get clients quickly. It’s so insightful and loaded by Tom Ewer, Sarah and Bamidele Onibalusi.
How to Overcome Self-Doubt as a Freelance Writer, Honestly, if there’re any reason most freelance writers are not established as they ought to.it’s simply relatable to having self-doubt as most lack the required level of confidence required to publish that posts, articles, pitch editors as they constantly keep thinking about the fear of the unknown such as REJECTION in their freelance writing quest but to tell you the truth.
If you don’t make some mistakes rising to the top of the game will be obviously hard. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes” by oscar wilde. Making mistakes helps us to improve better as a a freelance blog writer, obviously we know that Rome wasn’t built in a day, So it baffles me why you’re aiming for perfection on day one of your launching.
The growth we’re aiming for comes to us in tough times. If you don’t start over coming you self-doubt you might be stuck where you’re now for a very long time.
Here’s a post from Carol Tice on helping us overcome self-doubts.
How to Become Productive As Freelance Writer, If we really want to get and earn more from our freelance writing then we’ll all agree that becoming productive with our writing is a concept that we should all be embracing as we might know be able to succeed or maximize our effort as a freelance writer.
But becoming productive is very vital and instrumental to our being successful as a freelance writer and we are expected to horn our skills about it. Here’re some writing productivity tips coming from Bamidele Onibalusi and Leo Babauta called getting things done
How to Become a Superstar Blogger, I know you’re probably wondering what the connection between blogging and writing is. The truth from me to you is that without blogging our chances of being successful about freelance writing will be practically difficult to come by.
In this post I‘ll be revealing two topnotch super successful blogger that will be hinting us well on what it takes to become a superstar blogger. We have the Pat Flynn and Neil Patel as they both take us through How to become a superstar blogger.
Overcoming Writers Block, Writer block is what all freelance writers consistently battle with. It doesn’t matter if you’ve written so many super successful posts, article and books. The fact is that it could still come for you but the way out of this is to have a way of solving this problem. On this, note I will like to bring in the super successful blogger of probblogger.net Darren Rowse opinion on overcoming writer’s block and to share with you how to overcome writer block.
Meeting Deadlines, Meeting with deadlines is certainly part of the game. Meeting deadlines cannot be ruled out of freelance writing because it’s the only way clients measure our output.
And having completed your output it gets you rewarded. Knowing that deadlines are fast approaching compels you to get the clients work completed on time. It shouldn’t be perceived as a challenge except if you haven’t been doing what you’re supposed to do as a freelance writer. Here comes a post by Leo Babauta on 14 essential tips to meeting deadlines.
How to Write, Writing may not be as easy as it’s for some freelance writers as they basically struggles with everything writing here we are going to be seeing a formula that a super successful young freelance writer uses in writing his blog and how we can write fast.
How to Guest Blog, Guest blogging essentially helps you to get backlick to your blog and exposes for you and your blogs as well as quality traffic for your blog. Which is what you really want for optimum success?.
Guest posting or blogging is a good way of marketing your blogs and service in other for you to get high paying client for your freelance writing services. The way this usually happens is that you focus on your by line by letting potential client know you’re up for hire. Therefore you don’t want to screw up whenever you’ve the opportunity of writing guest post.
How to Improve Your Writing Abilities, In an attempt to superbly improve your writing ability you’ve to practice writing regularly and according to some veteran writers you must daily compel yourself to write 1000 words daily. I’ve been doing this regularly for some couple of months and I can clearly attest to the help writing regularly and ensuring it’s up to 1000 words as done for my writing career.
How to Launch a Freelance Writing With A Blog, To succeed as freelance writer then definitely we should know that have a quality blog that clearly shows our work sample is not a big waste of time. It’s what client will often consider to know if you truly deserve the pay you’re requesting for, it also give client the assurance that you know what you’re doing and can deliver.
Samples of our write up are so important to our survival as a freelance writer, it’s inevitable not to have a blog in this era of intense internet penetration and social media.
If you don’t have one now I’m encouraging you to set on up as quickly as possible. You can check this to read more on the post about launching a freelancing career with a blog by Bamidele Oni.
I want to say a big thank you to you for spending time to read this blog post. we want you to know that you’re highly welcomed here and we will like you to return always as you’ll always find insightful, educative and informative tips here.
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Categories: Blogging, Freelance writing.
Are you interested in succeeding with your blogs, undoubtedly, I know I shouldn’t be asking that question, but it’s an important part of our life since we have a blog out there,
Definitely without asking you, I really know it’s an uttermost concern and priority that you want to succeed with your blog. But it goes beyond merely talking about it or wishing for it.
Having a blog that is resounding and making impact requires patience, dedication and commitment to really actualize.If we truly want to actualize our ability to make a resounding impact with our blogs. A list of some of these things we are going to be sharing here is absolutely essential to be carried out to ensure our optimum success.
Mind you, you can have access to all the best of blogging advice as well as having the best of the best bloggers on your roll call, but if you fail to take action on any recommended tips you must have been given, you’re just a big joker.
Blogs, this days are fast becoming an indispensable parts of our lives and considering the rate at which the blogosphere is fastly being dominated by virtually everyone coming out with one blog or the other. Then it only goes to show that there is definitely something inside it.
These days it’s not impossible for your blog to open so many unimaginable opportunities to us like landing us our dream job, work from anyway, and the ability to earn from it are among some of the fantastic and sound reason everyone is fast coming out with one.
List Of Things That Will Make Our Blogs Resounding And To Make Impact.
1. Solve a Problem With Your Blog. If your blog is truly geared towards solving people’s problems then you can be truly assured that your blog is obviously going to be making resounding impact.
Your blog is definitely going to be remarkable in every sense simply because you’ve set it up to help resolve their problems, Note that some problems are way beyond some of us and the best way we can change/solve it. is by seeking for help on blogs or any other place.
2. Your Blog Must Fulfill Desires or Needs. Desires just like problem solving will attract people to your blog because you’re attending to their needs or wants.
3. It Must Also Inspire. Having an inspirational driven blog makes people want to stay endlessly on them (blog). This in returns absolutely makes a blog resounding and makes impact because the content of the blog is valuable to people coming there.
4. Help people. Try helping people. And they can also be returning such help when you don’t even expect them back. Honestly the blogging world needs and value whatever forms of helps you can render and you’re going to be appreciated subsequently for it.
5. Is There Anything you’re Exceptionally Good At?, Honestly, you don’t have to be exceptionally good to help people online or in any chosen endeavor of yours. Provided you know what you’re doing. In any learning endeavors there’re always three stages namely
For you to make a resounding impact with your blog, you’ve to raise the bar a bit from the newbie stage to the intermediate stage and you’ll just do fine provided you know what you’re doing.
Don’t allow self-doubt to distract you from doing anything you can do. Don’t let it feed you with the mentality that you can’t. If there is any valid reason the grave is so wealthy, it’s because we have men and women who were remarkably full of potential which they never used as a result of self-doubt.
6. Make Your Blog Valuable. Making ones blog valuable really entails ensuring that one goes the extra mile in making sure that valuable stuff that will really help or benefit people in every way occurs on such blog. To achieve this you must be really ready to give out some really valuable info products.
7. Connect With People. It’s necessary to ensure that we connect with people who come to our blog to comment regularly to show our appreciation and this act as the potential of making them to be so regular on our blog subsequently. The connection too can turn out to be beneficial in other ways.
8. Passion. Passion is the fuel that gets us going because passion is like the fuel in a car that makes it to move from one location to another. Passion can be likened to the fuel in the car because in as long as we have passion for the niche we find our self it will get us going. It will never allow us to burn out for any reason.
Passion just like fuel too comes down and we know that each time a car fuel comes down the best way to re-fill it back is by going to the gas station. Passion too are like that. Therefore we should do anything we know we are expected to do to get our passion back is peradventure we lose it.
But the ultimate thing is to have passion for the niche we find our self because of the passion even if nothing is coming in for us (income) it will ensure that we don’t show any sign of reluctance towards our blogging career or freelance writing.
9. Learn How To Write Attention Grabbing Headlines. Make sure you use very catchy headlines to make sure that your blog is been read always, that is one of the elements of have a successful post and stuffs like this make our blog make a resounding impact too.
10. Write Always in other to make a resounding impact with our blog. You’ve to indulge constantly and consistently in the habit of writing from time to time.
You don’t see nor should you expect anything tangible to happen on your blog if for any reason you keep away from this.
11. Encourage Your Readers To Leave Comment. I know you’re wondering if I truly know what I’m saying. definitely yes, in the process of wanting to ensure that people leave comment on our blog. It’s either you must have,
Writing Epic Shit like Corbett usually says.
Or you must have asked question at the tail end of the post.
12. Write Epic Shit. Writing epic shit is frequently used by Corbett Barr of thinktraffic mostly and he made that term highly popular but in sincerity in ensuring that we have a resounding and have impact making blog. It’s necessary to have the habit of writing Epic post. a look through blogs like that on Blogtyrant, belonging to Ramsay, Glen Alsopp, Pat Fynn , Adam baker and Neil Patel will reveal that their ability to write really longer post as against what’s usually obtained in the blogosphere makes them to standout with their blogs. This could be easily noted by the amount of high comments and high social shares they get from their social media platforms.
Beneath Are Some Of Their Epic Posts
13. Always Outsource Any Task That Is beyond You to make your blog make impact.
Definitely when starting out on our blog you’ll always encounter obstacles, in other not to waste too much precious time some of these things could be outsourced or seek the help of a fellow blogger to help out in resolving any difficulties you’re experiencing with your blog.
14. Learn to Overcome Writer’s Block. It’s highly relevant to learn how to overcome writers block for us to significantly make our blog resounding. Writer block could hurt the progress of our blog if we don’t have a system in place to deal with it. For us to be able to overcome writer block we have to be creative about it.
15. Always Make Your Blog Readable. Take the time to always ensure that your blogs are readable by making sure that it’s
- Neatly Written
- Well Outlined
- And formatted
By so doing you’re making it to be readers friendly.
16. Ensure Your Content Are Always Fresh and Original. Indulge in a learning spree to make your blog resounding and make impact. I’m sure we hear the saying that content is king, the truth is that it will keep being king.
17. Add Links To Your Posts. Using links in our blogs make them get more relevant and this could be achieved by us linking to our old post to give it life. Linking to other blogs that are relevant to what you’re talking about. It all makes our blogs exceptionally interesting.
18. Write A Book. If you must have been writing your blog posts over a couple of months now. The confidence to write a book should probably be in you now. It only requires time and planning.
Although, I don’t have a book out now. But I’m more determined more than ever before to have one out. Having a book, makes people to know that you really know what you’re doing and it also accords you a lot of respect. And as a blogger it makes our blog to make impact as well.
19. Brand Yourself As An Expert In Your Niche. In other to really dominate your niche, it’s better to brand yourself as an expert of such niche without that. making a blog resounding and to make impact might be difficult. Not branding yourself as an expert means you’re running the risk of making your blog irrelevant.
For you to be an expert at something does not mean you’ve to be really good or be a perfectionist. For me you’re an expert when you can teach what you know.
20. Learn The Entire Trick Required In Marketing Blogs. We all know the significant impact marketing as on a bad product. It will make it sell; this shows the impact or what marketing can do for our product and our blogs too.We obviously don’t want to spend time not marketing our blog because that could really hurt the progress of the blog.
Ways of Marketing Blogs
Also relate with commenters regularly
21. Consider SEO for your blog. You don’t want to miss out on this because both on page SEO and off page SEO are extremely relevant and highly necessary to consider because it does pay to do so.
Failure to ignore it will only lead into our pages not ranking well in search engines like Google, Yahoo etc. To really benefit from this SEO stuff I will be recommending that you download the All-in-One SEO it’s super cool.
22. Ensure You’re Using Social Share Buttons on Your Blogs. Obviously the need for adding social share button can’t be overemphasized, especially in this era of social media madness.
The truth is that not having a social share button could be like deliberating hurting your blog from going viral.
23. Try Using Call To Actions. Always make sure you make an attempt to use call to actions whenever necessary. Implementing this concept might allow your reader to be taken action quickly on your blog.
24. Ask Your Blog Reader Questions And Also Conduct Survey. Your blog must not particularly be about you alone. Solicit for other people’s point of view and total evaluation of your blog; let them critique your blog.
If you truly must have your blog grow. Start giving others the opportunity to be part of your blog. By letting them give their honest opinion of it and this could be achieved through some methods. Learn the skill of asking questions on blog.
25. Use Google Analytics. Use Google Analytics to understand what is going on your blog. It really pays to have Google Analytic installed on our blog. It will adequate provide you with so many behind the scene information that could way boost the traffic of the blog.
26. Conduct Interviews. As newbies, we may really lack all the insights, but having firsthand insights from an expert could be great. It could also skyrocket the growth of our blog depending on how influential who ever we’re interviewing is.
27. Guest Blogging. Guest blogging as we might have known as the potential of skyrocketing our blogs growth thereby making it an habit to guest post for other bloggers as you’re just starting out. Failure to consider this might stunt the potential of making the blog to make an impact as we want it to.
Thank you so much for reading through, we will like to know if there’s anything you thing we should have listed among this entry that we may not have.
We will really appreciate your effort in getting this done in the comment section. And do remember to help share the post.
Categories: Freelance writing.
16 HIGHLY INSPIRING LESSONS FROM STEVE JOBS
After so many years of Steve jobs passing away, I was tempted to look at some of the lifelong lessons Steve jobs left young and dynamic entrepreneurs of our era with. It was so highly gratifying and super exciting to find some of this piece.
The truth is that Steve jobs might have come and gone but most of his ideas, concepts which as long revolutionized most industries will be ever cherished.
The turtle neck silicon valley giant might have come and gone but his lessons are going to be entirely here with us till eternity.
I’m absolutely sure that we all agree that we can never have another Steve jobs but we can hold onto some of his lesson in our entrepreneurial pursuit.
16 Highly Inspiring Lessons From The Turtle Neck Silicon Valley Boss.
1 Be Game Changer
This is one of Steve Jobs attribute and features that uniquely separates him from most company CEO of our time; he’s a game changer, note that first and foremost when Macintosh was initially introduced in 1984. Not only did it change Apple but it changes the world. The same happened for iPhone when it came out in 2001, not only did it change the way the world listens to music. It changes the way the Music industry operates and this has been a consistent part of Apple since its début for almost 30yrs. Source
2 Be Simple
He demanded, emphasize simplicity always, “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”–Steve Jobs. An account of this could be seen when IBM sent him a 125 page contract. Not only did he not read it, he asked them to send a simpler contract, which the company did within some few days. Source
3 Be Willing To Start Over
Remember that Apple was ones struggling and Steve return put an end to that by not hesitating to start over again in as much as he was advised against. Immediately when he got back to Apple Inc., he started from scratch and he made it bigger and better than it was before. This is obviously one of the well establish reasons why Apple is so successful today. The iPod, iTunes and iPhones all indicates it. Source
4 You Can’t Connect The Dots Forward, Only Backward.
Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. From the 2005 Stanford speech
5 Be Passionate About What You Do.
I don’t think personally that he had other calling apart from Apple Inc. because he loved what he was doing, starting from his company, the Apple Team, their products. And I don’t think he could be this better. Because of this, he brought the company out of the edge of bankruptcy and certainly became a billionaire. Source
6 Be Inspirational Driven
Steve jobs from all points of view was and this is a part that majority of the Apple Teams and most of the speech he gave highly reflected that. For example Steve said and I quote There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. We’ve always tried to do that at Apple since the very, very beginning. And we always will.”. Nothing could be more inspiring than this. Source
7 Be Courageous and Don’t Walk in Anyone’s Shadow.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. From the 2005 Stanford speech
8 Surround Yourself With Great People
Steve jobs knew he could not have done it alone this notion accounted for the kind of talented and passion driven Teams he has at Apple, who could still manage the company well after, he’s long gone as the CEO of the company. We can see a reflection of this in the stock price of Apple.
Steve as a way of detecting people that are not really good for him as well as the company and he has always consistently flushed them out. He also knows that if you must really succeed in business you need great people to help you actualize your dreams.
Focus is one thing that has helped so many business entrepreneurs, tycoon to accomplish much and it’s not outside of Steve Jobs tools and lessons of achieving unimaginable greatness. Steve jobs laser like focus will see him ignoring things like legal issue and his personal health issues to focus more on the company’s issue.
It was certain that focus was ingrained in Steve jobs personality, towards the end of Steve’s life he was visited at home by Larry Page the cofounder of Google Inc. and one of jobs advice to him was to figure out what Google Inc. was going to be like when it grows up and to focus on five products and stop producing all kinds of things.
This same kind of advice is very relevant to Apple too. Because when he resumed back in 1997 his major priority for the company was to reduce all sorts of Macintosh variations and peripherals they were producing and to focus on just four/five quality products that are great.
10 Don’t Attempt To Reinvent The Wheel.
If you have to steal other’s great ideas to make yours better, do it. You can’t be married to your vision of how a product is going to work out, such that you forget about current reality.
11 Follow Your Heart.
Often times, we couldn’t have been wrong following our heart. At times that voice in our heart could be exceptionally right if only we give it a short by ignoring what other professions people like our parent want us to do. I don’t see a company evolving to become Apple if Steve jobs hadn’t followed is heart.
So therefore ensure you follow your heart at times because you could be another inventor the world could have been waiting for.
12 Experts Aren’t Always Right
Experts built the titanic it sank; amateurs built the ark it didn’t. Over the years experts like bankers, analyst, consultants and gurus can’t do but can advice. So they keep telling you want is wrong with your product but can’t make one. They tell you how to sell but can’t sell. They can tell you how to manage a team but only manage a secretary. The experts told us that the two biggest shortcomings of Macintosh in the mid-1980s were the lack of a daisy-wheel printer driver and Lotus 1-2-3; another advice gem from the experts was to buy Compaq. Hear what experts say, but don’t always listen to them. Source
13 Your Aim Is Not To Make Money
Value comes first; apple’s goal isn’t to make money. Apples goal is to design and develop and to bring to the market good products. We trust as a consequence of that, people will like them, and as another consequence, we will make money. Woe unto you if you decide everything based on price. Even more woe unto you if you compete solely on price.Source
14 Don’t Lose Faith.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.” From the Stanford speech
15 Stay Hungry And Stay Foolish
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960?s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and Polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
16 Remember Names
Ryan McGeehan, head of security at Facebook, ran into Jobs at a local Whole Foods. Jobs tapped McGeehan on the shoulder and asked about the lemonade in his cart. After chatting for about 5 minutes, they ran out of conversation. McGeehan told Jobs it was nice to meet him. “He remembered my name and said ‘bye,'” McGeehan wrote. “Then I told EVERYONE.”. Source
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How To Really Write A Quality Blog Post Quickly
If you’re like me, then you’ll definitely agree that writing a post really quickly and for it not to experience quality loss are absolutely fantastic.
And being efficient and excellently productive with our writing should be a must as this ability increase our income potential for good as a freelance blog writer.
So What Do I Do, To Really Write Fast And Meet Up Deadlines?
1 Time Yourself
It’s really necessary to do this. if perhaps you don’t feel right or too comfortable about this. But the beauty of doing this is so gratifying because this is the only way you can truly know if you’re improving as a freelance writer.
You’re either paid by word count or per/hours and if you’re been paid per hour. You really want to ensure that your one hour is one hour and your two hours is really two hours, which is really good and cool for us.
It better helps you to know what you can do as a freelance writer; this approach will let you know what you could handle daily. And subsequently reveal what you cannot do.
2 Have An Headline Ready
Having a headline ready could be daunting especially when you’ve not clearly figured out what you want to write about.
One way to really not have problems of not knowing what to write is to always try to think ahead and when we figure out something to write, writing it down on a paper may not be a bad idea.
Perhaps you don’t have paper and a pad on you. You can make use of your phone, emails, evernote as well. Although this approach could be referred to as you having a data bank of capturing ideas as they come which enables you to write some of your articles together as a freelance writer.
Also in an attempt to get ideas on what to write is not a bad idea to go through some of your
Favorite blog in the same niche
Having a title only doesn’t complete the blog or get the entire work done, by researching I mean checking on Google, e-zine, yahoo answer and perhaps wiki to get things to write on.
By going through some of the listed sites, you come up with some of the things that you could basically write on with wasting time.
Often times ,what we know might not be sufficient enough to really fill in the outlines, therefore it makes it imperative to make it a point of duty to research in other to make our content development process really insightful, informative and highly comprehensive.
This emphasizes the need of the research phase.
4 Disconnect From The Internet
Not getting off from the internet might not be the best for the writing process. As you remarkably stand the chance of being distracted repeatedly by leaving the internet on.
But disconnecting form the internet. It really makes the writing phase exceptionally fast as every likely distractions like the temptation of wanting to check on a screen pop-up and trying to respond to emails as well as chatting with friends online are all adequately avoided till when we’re done with our writing.
Doing this not only make the writing fast; it also makes us very professional. Whereby we quickly meet up with pending deadlines.
5 List Out The Outlines Or Main Points Of The Post
Listing out the outlines of want we intend to write on is a very good concepts as it makes us to know where we are going to channel our strength and the chances of you skipping anything are kept to the barest minimum because you already know ahead want you’re going to write on.
6 Write Without Editing The Post.
After you most have don your research properly and outline some of the main points of the post, we can start to write unhindered as the research basically helps us to know what to write quickly on as far as the blog post is concern.
At this point you want to really avoid editing the post as it could limit your flow because writing is a creative process that does not like to be distracted, edit might kill the flow and once you lose the flow you might struggle to regain it back.
“Write Drunk, Edit Sober” from Ernest Hemingway serves as excellent advice for anyone wanting to make a living as a freelance writer. At this point we can now consider making all the necessary spelling, grammatical and like error that must have been done in the post. Adopting this method makes our writing process to be fast.
After your post most have be edited and necessary stuffs like images, videos, quotes, references , statistics and links has been added. It’s high time to publish your post out there for your reader to read.
9 Don’t Always Aim For Perfection
The irony of trying to be perfect with our blog post only leads us into wasting more time on the blog we are intending to write quickly. Note that there’s nothing you write that will ever be perfect in some people’s eyes.
So instead of aiming for perfections while trying to compose your blog post, strive to make sense of it. What seems perfect in your sight might not be perfect in other people’s sight, which makes me question the motive behind perfection.
I’ll like to believe that this post should be so much helpful in helping you to compose a really fast blog post quickly in say 2hours max.
Although writing a blog post could be boring, complicated, tedious, complex but to really break through the barrier of boredom, complexity experienced , etc. while writing your blog post quickly. It’s ideal to have a writing formula/process like this. This automatically helps facilitate the writing of a blog post quickly.
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