Monthly Archives: September 2011
Imagination makes your writing soar.
It gives a lift and momentum to your writing in the same way wind gives a lift to a sailboat. Imagination invites your readers into a new world they have never seen or experienced before. It opens a door to magic and wonder.
But how do we access, hone, and liberate the inspiration and power of imagination that is in us all?
On Monday, I introduced the idea of re-launching your freelance writing business, including new ways to bring in more freelance writing clients and take your business to the next level.
Yesterday, we talked about three simple things you can do to get started by shifting your reinvention into high gear.
Today, we’re going to take a brief respite from writing.
Instead, let me suggest four things you can do when you’re away from your work that will have a powerful, synergistic effect on your writing, your freelance business, and your life.
As writers, we voice our opinions, discuss options, interview sources, ask questions, negotiate with editors and clients, and kvetch about assignments with our writer friends.
For what most people call a solitary profession, writing sure involves a lot of talking.
But there are times when silence is the best thing for your career. Here are some examples.
1. The Interview Silence
I recently became a wellness coach and personal trainer. Our natural tendency is to formulate what we’re going to say next while the other person is talking so we can jump right in when they’re finished.
But coaches need to listen deeply to their clients, which means there will be a dreaded silence when the client is done speaking where the coach is thinking about how to respond.
Press release distribution was the focal point of 2009 link-building campaigns. Many high-end SEO companies used this technique to:
1- Provide their clients with a presence on Google News
2- Drive more targeted traffic to their clients’ sites
3- Obtain high-quality inbound links.
The homepage of your website is often the landing page and is critical to the success of your online business. When people land on this page, you have just a few seconds to capture their interest. This page will be a giant factor in your conversion rate which is the ratio of visitors that respond to your goal action. This goal action can be subscribing to your newsletter, signing up for your ecourse, ordering your products, etc.
It seemed so easy at first, didn’t it?
Your blog posts came fast and furious. You were excited and inspired. The words came easily.
Then one day you went to your creative well and it was dry—not damp, mind you, but Sahara Desert dry.
As a survivor of the “dry well syndrome,” I can tell you that that this happens to all of us at some point. But it’s not you, it’s your brain.