Essential Contact Info You Must Display on Your Website

A website with no contact info is like a store with no salespeople. In this short video and tutorial, you’ll learn why you MUST display contact info, and where to put it.

Plus, get a free website page planner.

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How to Send Visitors Away from Your Website in Two Seconds or Less

Your website is your online storefront. Window shoppers form an opinion about your site in 0.05 seconds. 1/20th of a second!

In this article, I’ll show you five things NOT to do on your website.

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25 Terrific Places to Find Free and Low-Cost Stock Photos Online |

25 Terrific Places to Find Free and Low-Cost Stock Photos Online

When you visit a blog, what’s the first thing about a particular post that catches your attention? Other than the article’s title, it’s probably the image (or images) that accompany the post.

This article includes links to more than 25 services where you can download free or low-cost stock images, illustrations, vectors, icons, and videos.

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8 tips to increase the clickability of your call-to-action buttons |

8 Essential Tips to Increase the Clickability of Call-To-Action Buttons

There’s no point in plastering call-to-action buttons all over your website, blog, or landing page if no one clicks them. Learn 8 easy ways to fix those buttons to increase conversions.

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Emma Fulenwider on GoodDay Sacramento

Why Podcasting and Blogging is Worth The Effort

As a blogger of 18 years and podcaster of 2+ years, I’ve learned that serving my audience rarely results in awards, accolades, or even acknowledgment.

I do a happy dance every time a reader or listener tells me how my podcast or blog is helping them make forward progress in their writing-related career.

Today, I’m sharing a success story from Emma Fulenwider, an author who landed a live interview on a local morning TV show after following the pitching tips she learned from The Professional Writer podcast.

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The know, like, and trust factor

Why the Know, Like, Trust Factor Works So Well (And How to Nurture It in Your Business)

Like most entrepreneurs on a tight budget, I’m choosy about the consultants, conferences, and services I invest in. I purchase business help after the know-like-trust factor kicks in. In this article, I’ll reveal my multi-pronged strategy for helping my readers, listeners, and prospective clients get to know, like, and trust me.

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Up your readership

How to UP Your Readership or Listenership

Authors can increase the number of people who sign up for your email list, blog, or podcast by guesting on the podcasts and blogs of those who share a similar audience.

In this article, I explain how I did this, and include several links to help you ramp up your writing life.

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The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson |

The Professional Writer Podcast – Links to Episodes 1-42

During each episode of The Professional Writer podcast, Laura Christianson and her guests discuss our struggles and successes as we plan, launch, and grow our writing-related businesses.

A range of writerpreneurs – from pre-published writers to New York Times bestselling authors – offer practical tips and advice. Links to episodes 1-42 are in this post.

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The Elements of Style shaped my writing

How ‘The Elements of Style’ Shaped My Writing

When I was in high school, my English teacher assigned the class to read Great Expectations,, by Charles Dickens. He gave us the entire semester to read it. I finished the book in a few days.

Now what was I going to do? Be bored out of my skull for the next 85 days?

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What Would Someone Who Dislikes You Write in a Reference Letter?

After reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I began wondering whether a character reference from someone who dislikes me would highlight the same qualities as a reference from someone who has known and loved me all my life?

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