How To Craft a Blog Post Marketing Plan

You've probably heard the saying, "You should focus 20% of your effort on creating content, and 80% of your effort on promoting and marketing it."  It's one of the sayings that many of the top bloggers subscribe to - and I know I just recently read it on Derek Halpern's Social Triggers site.  But you know what?  I've been blogging for 4 years, and I never really understood what that meant until the beginning of this year. I want to share with you what I have learned about building a blog post marketing plan, and I'm going to walk you step by step through what I do - from the beginning of post generation, all the way through publishing and promoting.  And you know what I've learned along the way - if you do it right, you really do spend … [Read more...]

4 Ways You Are Preventing Yourself From Finding a Job

Finding a job can be very difficult, but there also is the possibility that you might be making it more difficult. How is this possible? Not spending enough time and rushing certain things can definitely be a big part of not getting to the first part of a job process for a position. Below are 4 ways that you could be potentially slowing your job search and preventing you from attaining positions.   1. Not Spending Enough Time on Your Resume Your resume is a key part in your job search. Make sure your resume is applicable to the job that you are applying for. Revising it so that it matches the specific job is important, and it'll usually tell the person who is in charge of hiring that you are serious about getting hired for that … [Read more...]