Leaving Work Behind

The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Formatting a WordPress Blog Post

Written by Anne Dorko on July 20, 2017. 0 Comments

Desk with a laptop, coffee, and writing materialsWhen you first get started as a freelance writer, you may be shocked to find out you are expected to format your own posts within WordPress. As WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms, your clients assume you can submit work completely ready to publish.

Not to worry! WordPress features an easy-to-use editor. The trick is to be familiar with the interface before diving in headfirst. By understanding blog formatting standards and their options in WordPress, you’ll be a pro in no time.

In this article, I’ll show you how to format your first WordPress blog post. By the end, you should feel confident to offer formatting services to your next paying client. Let’s get started! Keep Reading

4 Compelling Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog Today

Written by Anne Dorko on June 13, 2017. 2 Comments

Calendar, laptop, and desk.Blogging can be addictive, though it’s (arguably) way healthier for you than vices such as coffee and sneaking extra potato chips out of bag while your friend isn’t looking. The side effects of blogging include a sense of accomplishment, a portfolio of content, and much more.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, I encourage you to jump in with both feet! By starting now, you can immediately sharpen your skills and reap the numerous benefits. Blogging only takes a little time and energy, while opening doors to many new experiences and opportunities. Don’t be afraid to give it a shot!

In this article, I’ll cover four reasons for you to go write and publish your first blog post today. There’s no reason to wait any longer, so let’s get started! Keep Reading

What’s the Best Platform to Launch Your Blogging Career?

Written by Alexander Cordova on May 2, 2017. 0 Comments

A laptop next to a cup of coffee.Creating your own blog is a dream shared by many. After all, it’s not only a great way to talk about what’s going on in your life, it can also enable you to share your professional expertise, and network with others. In addition, you might even be able to turn it into a secondary source of income.

Taking your first steps as a blogger doesn’t need to be complicated. All it takes is to figure out what you want to write about, find the time to post regularly, and choose the right platform for your efforts. After all, the right tool can make your life as a blogger much easier.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to three top blogging platforms, discuss their features, and offer our advice on why you should consider them as you begin your journey. Let’s kick things off with WordPress!

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The One Small Seed I’m Planting That Could Grow Into a Six Figure Business

Written by Tom Ewer on September 23, 2014. 10 Comments

Long RoadI’ve been all about audacious goals recently.

A few weeks ago I announced that I plan to make Beginner Blogging a six figure blog (in terms of monthly net earnings) by the end of July 2015. Last week I revealed my plan to make $2,000 in 16 days in order to reach the first milestone of that larger goal.

Today I can say that I am likely to fail in reaching that milestone. It doesn’t really bother me at this stage though; I feel like I’m heading in the right direction and on track for the bigger goal. In fact, over the past week I’ve been working hard on something small that could eventually lead to something huge… Keep Reading

Want to Blog But Don’t Know How to Start?

Written by Tom Ewer on August 26, 2014. 6 Comments

Beginner BloggingI have loved my journey with Beginner Blogging so far.

It was nothing more than an idea for so long, but now it’s become a reality, and it’s great to see it helping people so much already.

If you’re not familiar with Beginner Blogging yet, it’s a website for people who want to blog but don’t know how. The foundation of the site is a completely free beginner’s course, which takes people from knowing nothing about blogging to creating a blog they can be proud of.

The course focuses entirely on the technical aspect of blogging, but I knew that many people also struggled with the more creative side. So with the technical basics taken care of, I set out to answer all of the most common questions people have about blogging when they start out.

Today, I’m delighted to announced that I’ve completed that task. But that’s not all; we’ve also got an exclusive new service available to beginner bloggers. And as you may have come to expect, it’s completely free! Keep Reading