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May 2018 Links Roundup | Web Design Relief

Welcome to May’s Links Roundup! This month, we’ve found must-read articles about how to use Instagram to improve your brand as a writer; split-testing tools to optimize your WordPress site; tips for writing a blog post series; and some fascinating new blogging statistics. Whether you create your own author website or Web Design Relief creates 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 Use Instagram Like A Beauty Brand – via moz – You know Instagram—but did you know it can be a really great marketing tool for writers? Zee Hoffmann Jones talks about how you can use the marketing strategies of beauty brands to increase your visibility on social media.

8 Powerful Split-Testing Tools To Optimize Your WordPress Site – via Blogging Wizard – What is split testing, should you do it, and what are the best tools to do it with? Colin Newcomer explains the benefits of split testing and reviews some of the best split-testing tools for users of all knowledge levels and budgets.

How To Write A Series For Your Blog (And Why You’ll Want To) – via ProBlogger – Just as some authors write a book series, bloggers can write a blog post series! Darren Rowse discusses how a blog post series can boost your blog, the multiple approaches a writer can use, and coming up with a great idea for a blog post series.

Here Are Some New Blogging Statistics – via Blog Tyrant – Blog Tyrant shares some new, eye-opening statistics about bloggers: average income, how much time is spent blogging, what people spend money on when it comes to blogging, and more!

April 2018 Links Roundup | Web Design Relief

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.

March 2018 Links Roundup | Web Design Relief

What do you find at the end of the rainbow? Web Design Relief’s March Links Roundup! This month, we review selling your blog; questions to ask while launching your second book; ways to bring your content quality to the next level; and how one blogger made his first $1,000. 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.

Case Study: What Happens When You Want To Sell Your Blog? – via ProBlogger – Did you know you could sell your blog? Sharon Gourlay explains what could happen if you decide to sell your blog, and how to get the maximum amount of money possible.

Launching Your Second Book And Beyond: 4 Questions To Ask – via Jane Friedman –Novelist Andrea Dunlop, formerly a publicist at Doubleday, discusses the questions you need to ask yourself as you launch your second book—such as who your core audience is and how you can improve on your first book launch.

3 Ways To Create “Next Level” Content – via copyblogger – Sonia Simone talks about three ways to bring your content to the next level: finding the “sweet spot” between easy and easy-to-understand; making your site design as brilliant as your words; and quickly getting to the point in your content.

How I Made My First $1,000 Blogging – via BlogTyrant – Want to make $1,000 on your blog? BlogTyrant reveals how to make that first $1,000, and how diversifying plays an important part in your success.

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Help Build Your Author Platform | Web Design Relief

A strong author platform doesn’t happen overnight. Growing your audience and nurturing your online reputation takes time, planning, and persistence. At Web Design Relief, we know a new year offers excellent opportunities to improve your online marketing in a systematic way. So while you’re making resolutions to exercise and read more, consider these four New… Continue Reading

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