Spring is finally here—and so is our April Links Roundup! This month, Web Design Relief brings you tax tips for freelance writers and self-published authors; a blogger who discusses leaving then returning to blogging; insider info on using content marketing to its maximum effectiveness; common website mistakes revealed; and expert-level blog design tips for beginners. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
Tax Tips For Freelance Writers And Self-Published Authors – via TurboTax – This year Tax Day is April 17! If you’re a freelance writer or a self-published author, make sure you have all of your tax forms ready to file. TurboTax offers information about special tax perks writers could get and what you can write off on your tax return.
Why Blog—From The Writer Who Said Goodbye To Blogging –via Jane Friedman – Guest blogger L.L. Barkat explains why she left blogging—and why she recently returned to it! If you’re considering whether or not you should blog again, check out these very persuasive reasons why you should give it another go.
Why Your Content Marketing Strategy Isn’t Working (And How To Fix It) – via bloggingwizard – Elna Cain explains what content marketing is and how you can use social media, blogger outreach, and Quora to improve your content marketing strategy.
8 Common Website Mistakes Revealed Via Content Audits – via moz – Is your website not performing as well as it should? Alli Berry, taking a note from multiple content audits, discusses the most common website mistakes she’s seen: lack of clear calls-to-action, lack of general content, testimonials that aren’t being used to their full potential, and more.
13 Expert-Level Blog Design Tips For Beginners – via Income – If you’re not sure how your blog should look—and not sure if you have the design skills to improve it—Nicholas Tart of Income offers several design tips for beginning bloggers, such as making goal-driven design decisions, how many fonts and colors you should use, and more.