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Links Roundup June 2017 | Web Design Relief

Found on the Internet by our intrepid Web Design Relief researchers: June’s Links Roundup!  This month, learn more about how to increase your website traffic; research a nonfiction book proposal; start a blog (you know you want to!); and use social media to add to your newsletter mailing list. 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.

How To Keep Hustling When Your Traffic Doesn’t Respond To Any Of Your Efforts – via bloggingwizard – Having trouble directing traffic to your blog? Is your niche market not flocking to you like you thought it would? BloggingWizard offers simple rules and tactics for effective traffic generation.

5 Research Steps Before You Write Your Book Proposal – via Jane Friedman – Writing a good nonfiction book proposal requires more than just the facts. Jane Friedman offers tips that include exploring competitive titles, authors, websites, and bloggers on the market, as well as pinpointing your primary audience.

How To Start A Blog – A Beginner’s Guide For 2017 – via Blogging Basics 101 – Sure, 2017 may be half over, but Jessica Knapp explains why you should still start a blog and join a blogging community. She also provides useful resources for beginning bloggers, such as choosing a blogging niche and fixable blog mistakes.

4 Ways To Use Social Media To Light A Fire Under Your List Building Strategy – via ProBlogger – Megan Totka tells you how to build a profitable email list to support your marketing efforts. Learn how to keep subscribers from unsubscribing, target ads to specific prospects, and amplify your content with the help of industry leaders.



Web Design Relief’s Links Roundup May 2017

It’s time for our May Links Roundup! You can always count on Web Design Relief to find all the articles you should read first. We’re doing this month by the numbers: 100 best websites for writers, 41 WordPress themes, 12 steps to create a review campaign for your newly minted book, and 28 dos and don’ts to improve your writing. 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.

100 Best Websites for Writers 2017 – via The Write Life – Having eight useful categories makes this list of 100 sites user-friendly. Whether it’s blogging, freelancing, or editing (to name a few), you can find all your writerly needs here thanks to Marisol Dahl.

41 Fantastic WordPress Themes for Serious Bloggers (2017 Edition) – via bloggingwizard – Need a new look for your WordPress site this year? These 41 themes, compiled by Christine C. Renee, are just what you need! Though they’re predominantly premium themes (meaning that there is a cost), some of the themes are free. Each theme is accompanied by a description of its compatibilities and aesthetic qualities—an added convenience if you’re scrambling to redesign.

How to Create a Review Campaign for Your Book Launch – via Book Marketing Tools – If you’re a self-published author, you may be familiar with the difficulties of getting reviews for your first book. For those of you lucky enough to find this article, you may not have to suffer the same challenges. This 12-step list walks you through the preparation process and offers a couple of templates for soliciting reviews from already established writers.

28 Dos and Don’ts: A Must-Have Checklist to Improve Your Writing – Writers Write – They’re so simple, you may not have even considered these 14 dos and 14 don’ts when you’re writing! Simple as they may be, the dos and don’ts are also relevant. These tips from Amanda Patterson will help you improve your writing.

Links Roundup April 2017

Spring is here, and so is our Links Roundup for April 2017! We’ve found articles about how to simplify your writing with different apps; tax advice for bloggers; tips for creating compelling blog content; how to make your blog more user-friendly; and up-to-date advice on how to publish an e-book. 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.

Simplifying My Life And My Writing – via I’d Rather Be Writing – Tom Johnson talks about the need to simplify your life to focus on what matters most—writing! He also discusses several writing apps and how they helped him solve technical writing issues such as verbosity.

Blogging 101: Tax Tips For Bloggersvia Advice From A Twenty Something – With April 15 right around the corner, Amanda Holstein talks about how independent bloggers can organize their income and expenses for taxes, using programs such as QuickBooks Self-Employed and TurboTax Self-Employed.

Irresistible Reading: Psychology’s 6-Tip Guide To Great Writing via ProBlogger – Ellen Jackson tells us how to create compelling blog content, from eliciting emotion to writing accessibly to utilizing empathy.

These Simple Changes Will Make Your Blog Ultra User-Friendlyvia BlogTyrant – Blogging expert Ramsay discusses ways to make your blog more user-friendly. Tips include simplifying navigation based on a certain goal, increasing your font size, making sure that everything loads as quickly as possible, and more!

How To Publish An E-Book – via Jane Friedman – Jane Friedman reviews the best methods for publishing an e-book: using the right basic e-book files, choosing your e-book retailers and distributors, optimizing your product pages and descriptions, and navigating sales, marketing, and promotion.


Links Roundup March 2017

Lucky you—here’s our March Links Roundup! This month we bring you articles about how to set up your browser to minimize distraction and increase productivity; predictions for SEO in the coming year; tips on how to start a blog; advice on teaching an online writing course; and what we can expect for book marketing in… Continue Reading

Web Design Relief’s Links Roundup, February 2017

Welcome to our February’s Links Roundup! This month features tips on starting a successful blog; smart ways to monetize your blog; the must-have digital media tools for 2017; and easy fixes for SEO problems on your author website. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you… Continue Reading

Web Design Relief’s Links Roundup, January 2017

Welcome to January’s Links Roundup! This new year will bring you new writing goals and new publishing opportunities. To help you get started, we’ve put together some articles to help you meet your social media and blogging goals for 2017. You’ll find a splash of inspiration for poets and some editing and proofreading hints too.… Continue Reading

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