Category Archives: Blogging

10 Super-Duper Writing Tips for Bloggers in 2016

Writing is a skill, that means one can learn it, improve it and even master it. Yes, some people are lucky enough to be called talented writers. Most are not that way. Writing industry is full of people with not so much talent, but a ton of sold copies under their name. That’s right. It does not matter how talented or not so talented. Most legendary artists like Hemingway, Picasso, Mozart, etc. were probably talented, therefore they gave us great writing pieces, marvellous paintings and breathtaking piano items. But if you read a bit about them, you will find they … Read More

Configure Yoast SEO plugin: Social

<< Part 1: Configure Yoast SEO plugin: Titles & Metas and General

First of part of this Configure Yoast SEO plugin series delves into General and Titles & Metas pages. This part will explore you Social and XML Sitemaps pages. The reason this guide is being broken down in parts is because it helps digest a load of information. See Yoast SEO is a plugin that has evolved over years and has a ton load of options to configure. It is for this reason that this series comes to help novice WordPress users.

If you are not convinced about SEO, … Read More

Configure Yoast SEO plugin: Titles & Metas and General

Part 2: Configure Yoast SEO plugin: Social >>

Yoast SEO is that WordPress plugin that is almost the cornerstone of SEO for WordPress sites. For anyone who cares about traffic, a proper SEO setup is a must. You see, Search Engine Optimization is crucial in the success of any website. Be it a static business site, a blog, a social network or site of any kind, if it wants to stand a chance against its rivals, it must have a great SEO strategy. While we are not here to talk of SEO strategy, but Yoast SEO setup is a good … Read More

Dos & Donts of Freelancing

I won’t lie to you, freelancing is tough. Then anything worth the effort is. There are moments you feel on top of the world; others you feel pure idiot for putting up with “bad” clients. Regardless of the freelancing portal you use, Upwork, Elance or Fiverr, it is always pretty much the same. You either bid on a project describing why you should be awarded a given project or why your Gig (or service) should be ordered (on Fiverr). In all instances, communication with clients is of paramount importance. A classic example of DO. Sometimes communication is important than the … Read More

What is Fiverr, exactly? How & why is it so powerful?

For anyone new, why not read what is freelancing, reasons to start freelancing and how to start freelancing.

Fiverr is one of the best freelancing platforms. To say it has the lowest entry barriers would be an understatement. Anyone can join it today and make bucks tomorrow. Repeat, anyone can make money via it almost pretty much instantly. The clever concept is simple, however far more effective than anything the freelancing industry has seen. For anyone just stepping into freelancing, I would say Fiverr is the best place to start. Not only is it easy, it is very … Read More

How to Start Freelancing?

Now we’re talking. Please take time to go through these two articles if you’re new to the concept of freelancing: what is freelancing & reasons to start freelancing.

First off, freelancing is hard. It takes a lot of hard work, patience and lots of work. Just like any other self started business, it initially doesn’t look like much. However once it starts taking roots, you will have a hard time keeping up. Freelancing is an art; you need to learn to communicate, stay patient with clients and know how to get things done before the deadline. It is the … Read More

Busting: Myths about Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization has existed since search engines, late 1990s. Over 15 years have passed, thousands of articles, hundreds of books and millions of discussions have taken place about SEO. If you’re looking for a thriving and ever-changing industry, SEO is what you’re looking for! Over years, industry has evolved to a completely different stage. In late 1990s, keyword density would have brought you incredible results, now.. however engines are better than ever. You cannot just stuff a keyword X number of times and get results! A great many algorithms and penalties have been introduced by Google, to eradicate spammy … Read More

Understanding SEO: How Google Works

Yesterday we discussed briefly what Search Engine Optimization is. Today, lets shift gears & learn how it works.

Worth repeating is this: SEO can make or break your online business. Although there are far more advanced techniques and methods used nowadays to improve search rankings or SEO, however, fundamentals should suffice here. There are more than a handful of search engines, Google stands the predominant market leader. So when one talks about SEO, he/she is most likely referring to the optimization for Google. Yeah, you cannot just optimize for every engine there is in one go; you need to target … Read More

What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? In Laymen’s Terms…

This is one of those topics you can’t get enough of. Today’s post will attempt to get the basics of SEO right.

What is SEO, exactly? Why should you care? Fact is that it is that discipline, which can make or break any online business. If you’re running an eCommerce shop, you depend on SEO (at least, initially). If you’re a blogger, SEO is what makes your content read by thousands. For developers, designers and artists, SEO is crucial for you in understanding your freelance clients better. Whether you like it or not, Search Engine Optimization is that kid with … Read More

Why Blog? 10 ‘Good Enough’ Reasons

Although I have been blogging on and off since 2011, but I have been preaching it the whole time. I like to say, ‘what alcohol is to alcoholics, blogging is to me’, which, sure, is a loose analogy but so what. As per that analogy, blogging can be as addictive as alcohol. I sure as hope blogging is not necessarily as harmful as excess alcohol. Why I love blogging as much as I do may be found out by the reasons shared. With this list of reasons, I try to convince everyone be it an student, adult, teenager, artists, online … Read More