May 112012
 

The assignments are rolling in and you don’t know what you have to do and when you have to do.   Sound familiar?

As a freelancer, we all have times when clients want content all at once. While the money can be great, the anxiety of getting everything done can make your quality suffer and ruin your relationship with the client.

Learning how to simplify your content writing can greatly help you keep your quality up and the assignments coming in.  Here’s a post from one team member that explains how SHE does it…

 

Tip #1: Stay Organized

I have a weekly planner book that has big sections for each day where I can write what I have to do for each day. When I receive an assignment, I consider the deadline and jot down what I need to do in the days ahead of that due date to make sure the assignment is complete at least the day before. With giving myself one day, I ensure that if an emergency comes up, I won’t miss the deadline.

You can use a planner or you can use your computer to keep your content writing assignments organized. Some people use Google Calendar, and others use Outlook Calendar with alerts. My advice is to try a few different scheduling programs to see which one you like the best.

Tip #2: Research before Writing

Before I begin an article, I pin OneNote to the right side of my screen. I use my browser to research the topic, and cut and paste information I want to reference. OneNote has a nice feature of labeling information with the website where it came from, which makes referencing easy.

You don’t have to use OneNote, you can use any notepad type of program. Just be sure to copy down the website URL when you paste something to it so you can use it in your references at the end of the article.

Tip #3: Outline the Article

Once I have all the information I feel is pertinent to the topic, I spend time thinking about how I would like to organize it. I don’t typically write down an outline but many other writers do and find it helpful.

You don’t have to spend much time with this, simply know what you want to write in what order. The most important part of this is making sure it logically flows.

Tip #4: Write Referencing Your Research and Outline

Once you have your research and outline, you can start to write. Consult your outline to start the article, and then go back and forth with your research to make sure you include everything you want in the article.

Tip #5: Read Out Loud to Proofread

You’ve written your article and you think it’s great. Hold on, you need to proof it. You don’t want it littered with mistakes, right?

Read your article out loud because it’s less likely you’ll add in words that aren’t there because you remember writing them. If the article flows logically, has no misspellings and grammatically errors, you are done and ready for the next one on your list.

May 022012
 

Content is king! Search engines love it and so do web users.

Don’t risk conversion rates with subpar web content. Manage the content on your site, to propel your online business into success.

 

What Content Do You Have?

To manage your web content, you need to know what you have on your site. Make a list of all the articles you currently have and if any of them need updating.

The worst thing you can do is have content that’s outdated. People will think you are unreliable if you let go of your website’s content.

Fill In the Gaps with More Content

Once you know what you have, it’s time to find out what you need to add. Put yourself in your visitors’ shoes and ask yourself what more they would like from your website. Start to jot down those ideas.

You can also do keyword searching to find web content ideas. Search for keywords that web users would use when interested in the products or services you offer. Use the search results page as your guide to the content you should include on your site.

Organize Your Articles with Categories

Web users want to find information easily online. Categorize your articles so visitors can find information they need quickly.

If you end up with too many categories, try to combine categories so you don’t have too many for visitors to sift through.

Keep a Steady Flow of Content

You want your website to be the go-to source for your customers. For this reason, you need to update your website daily or at least a few times a week. The best way to do this is to add fresh content.

If you don’t have the time to write the number of articles you need to keep your visitors coming back for more, you may want to consider hiring writers.  This way, all you have to do is come up with a list of topics you want them to write on and upload the content whenever you receive the articles.

Using a Content Company for Articles

If you find it difficult to keep up with the content needs of your site, and don’t want to rely on one writer or bother with hiring writers, a content company can be your solution.

Content companies, such as ExquisiteWriting.com, has a team of quality writers who know how to write content that web users and search engines love. Since there’s more than one writer, you can have as many articles as you need in the time you would like to have them in.

Don’t allow your website to die out and lose the traffic you need for online business success. Manage your web content so you provide your visitors the information, services or products they need and want.

Dec 162011
 

Writing about dogs is a bit like writing about political opinions, everyone has at least one that is, of course, the only right one! Excellent and above average writing about our canine companions requires a special touch, one that combines research based advice and information combined with that unique perspective that can only come from working with dogs in a variety of settings.

Get Help with Your Dog Content Writing

Many websites out there are developed to promote dog ownership, nutrition, dog breeds, dog training or medical issues. If you try a search on any of these topics on any search engine you are going to see millions of possible websites to visit. Getting your dog themed website at the head of the pack requires skillful writing that can combine practical experience in working with dogs as well as the cutting edge information out there. Combining this all into one easy to read, logical but yet unique perspective takes someone that truly has a passion for the subject as well as excellent research skills. Experience in SEO, keyword selection and use as well as how to develop content that readers keep coming back to is all part of the writing services offered through http://www.Exquisitewriting.com. We’ve done a lot of dog content writing in the past and we love it!

Another major factor to consider includes the ability of the writer to connect with readers or information seekers with various levels of experience as dog owners. Writing for the first time dog owner, while also providing detailed information and advanced level knowledge for the experienced dog owner, is not always easy. Experienced writers that are passionate about all things canine really can make your website, blog guest blog posts, information articles or newsletter content stand out.

Understanding Trends in Dog Writing

Staying on top of the trends in dog training, grooming, medical care and ownership is a passion for the writers at Exquisitewriting.com. Not only are the specialized dog writers experienced in showing, grooming, medical care and breeding of dogs they are also dog owners, able to customize and personalize information in a way that highlights the wonderful experience that owning a dog can bring.

We have skilled article writers that can write about dogs and many other topics, too. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.