Category Archives: Links Roundup

May 2019 Links Roundup | Web Design Relief

Welcome to our May Links Roundup! This month, we’re bringing you tips on fighting blogger’s burnout; the light and dark side of tidying up; how to use social media to build an engaged community; and more! Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, Web Design Relief wants 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.

Nine Ways to Stay Inspired and Avoid Blogger Burnout – via ProBlogger – Darren Rowse discusses blogger burnout and why it happens to even the best of bloggers. Featuring nine ways to stay fresh and inspired when blogging!

Changes to Amazon Advertising: What Authors Need to Know – via Jane Friedman – Dave Chesson reviews the recent changes to Amazon advertising and how they impact writers, both positively and negatively. If you have a book self-published through, this article is a must-read!

The Light and Dark of “Tidying Up” for Writers – via Copyblogger – Stefanie Flaxman reveals the good points and the not-so-good points about “tidying up”—especially how it pertains to writers. For more tips on how a writer can stay organized, check out our article about how you can “Marie Kondo” your writing life.

How to Write Fresh Blog Content After Years on the Job – via Blog Herald – Sometimes, it can be difficult to write fresh content if you’ve been blogging for a long time. By following these tips, bloggers suffering from writer’s block will be able to create new, engaging content for their readers.

5 Ways To Build An Engaged Community On Social Media – via BloggingWizard – Social media is more than updating your followers about your writing. It’s also about building a community. Kas Szatylowicz gives writers five tips for building an engaged community on social media.


March 2019 Links Roundup | Web Design Relief

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to find the best articles for writers on the Internet—they’re all right here in our March Links Roundup! Great tips on taxes for freelance writers and self-published authors; how to start an email newsletter; ways to boost your blog’s income; a beginner’s guide to visual content marketing; and why social media is crucial to your marketing efforts. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, the experts at Web Design Relief 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 – Tax season is upon us! With new information for the 2018 tax year, TurboTax gives freelance writers and self-published authors tips on which forms you’ll need, which deductions you can take, and how to handle the self-employment tax and royalties.

How to Grow an Email Newsletter Starting from Zerovia Jane Friedman – Christina McDonald discusses how an email list is your secret weapon for building awareness of your brand as a writer. She also offers a step-by-step guide to how she built her own email list from 0 to 6,000!

Five Ways to Quadruple Your Blog’s Income – via ProBlogger – Have you already monetized your blog, and are now looking for ways to increase your revenue? Darren Rowse offers tips on how to increase income by boosting your blog’s traffic, adding a new income stream, increasing your conversion rate, and more!

A Minimalist’s Guide to Visual Content Marketing (Even If You’re Not a Designer) – via CopyBlogger – Not everyone is a visual person. But Pamela Wilson explains how every writer, especially those new to design, can learn to effectively implement design strategies on their website via visual content marketing.

Why Social Media Is Crucial to Your Marketing Efforts – via The Blog Herald – We at Web Design Relief talk a lot about how social media is indispensable to a writer. The Blog Herald offers another perspective on the matter, offering advice on how social media can make a vast difference in the success of your blog (or business).


February 2019 Links Roundup |Web Design Relief

Welcome to our February Links Roundup! Our research experts have searched every nook and cranny on the Internet to bring you the best articles for writers: building a platform when you’re unpublished; CDN services to speed up your website; how to develop your writing process to become a more prolific writer; how to write short sentences and paragraphs the right way; and more! 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.

Building a Platform for Your Work When You’re Unpublished – via Jane Friedman – Marketing expert Michael Warner discusses how he built a platform for his work as an unpublished editor. He also discusses how to deal with taxes and how publishing a “loss leader” book can give you a stronger platform to publish your other work.

6 Great CDN Services To Speed Up Your Site – via BloggingWizard – Have you been frustrated by how slow your author website is? Bring it up to speed using a content delivery network! Colin Newcomer explains what a CDN is and how to utilize it.

How to Be Prolific: Joanna Penn in conversation with Bec Evans via Prolifiko – Bec Evans interviews author Joanna Penn to reveal how being prolific can be beneficial in the long term for a writer, and talks about how “prolific” shouldn’t be confused with “low quality.”

How to Write Short Sentences and Paragraphs the Right Way (and Why It Matters) – via ProBlogger – It’s conventional blogging wisdom that the shorter and more concise your writing, the better. Ali Luke reviews how to make your sentences shorter—and when you might be going too far with shorter paragraphs.

10 Blogs About WordPress to Read in 2019 – via Theme Isle – Do you use WordPress as your blogging platform? Whether you are just starting out or are a website wizard, these ten blogs about the platform are must-reads for 2019.


November Links Roundup | Web Design Relief

Welcome to November’s Links Roundup—and just like Thanksgiving dinner, this Roundup is stuffed! Our Web Design Relief research experts have found something for everyone: how an online community can lead to a book deal; a five-day plan to accomplish your blogging goals; and much more! Whether you create your own author website or we create… Continue Reading

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