I’ve been a Freelance SEO Copywriter for a good while now, touting my services on a number of different platforms, and one of the first questions that I always get asked is ‘how much do your services cost?’. It’s a fact of life and I understand that, for the majority of small to medium business owners, it is often what decisions are necessarily based on. Usually though, if that’s the first question I’m asked, I know that I’ve already lost the contract. Read More
Category Archives: Thoughts
OK, so as most of you obviously already know (as you live on planet Earth) it was Halloween on Friday and that means that not only did you spend most of last night feeling sick, but your social media feeds were also filled with companies making tenuous links between their product/company and the Eve of All Hallows. Well mine were at any rate.
Now, as I am married to a marketer (for my sins) I obviously know how important it is to use key calendar dates to help fill up your blogging calendar – hell, I’ve even written blogs about how important this is – but when I sat down yesterday morning to have a look at the efforts of my fellow marketers and try to think of something inspirational to blog about, I was attacked by a great big scary Halloweeny monstery thingy, who drained me of all motivation.
It wasn’t as if everything that I saw was bad – some of it was good – but most of it was tenuous at best. So, instead of something inspirational, I present you with this. Lucky you. Read More
In the interests of fair disclosure, I suppose I should probably state, before we go any further, that you’re probably not going to get a fair and balanced article here: as a Freelance Copywriter, I will admit that I may be slightly biased. Bearing that in mind, I’m about to give you 5 good reasons why hiring freelance copywriters is miles better than wasting all your money on expensive agency copywriters. See, not biased in the slightest! Read More
My Sunday Morning Paddy
I was reading an article over the weekend that, unfortunately for my husband, was one of those that caused me to get on my soap box and have a bit of a rant and, as he was the only person around at the time, it was inevitably aimed at him.
However, after about 15 minutes of following him around and aggressively (but eloquently) putting my point across, whilst he told me that I was right and that he agreed with me (naturally), I realized that my chosen means of dissemination was fruitless and decided to air my views here instead. Read More
I Love My Job…
One of the things that I love most about being a Freelance SEO Copywriter is the fact that I can work from home; it’s great, everyone should do it! Having previously worked in large, open planned offices with lots of people, all having different conversations either with each other or on the phone, being able to work in the peace and quiet of my own home is bliss, plus I’m at least twice as productive as I used to be. Read More
Before I say this, I should say I live in England and have always considered myself to be British as my primary nationality. So that’s my take on things, now I’ll try to be objective here on Grow Traffic. I’ve not seen anyone talking about what will happen to online businesses from a search marketing perspective if the people of Scotland decide to vote yes on Thursday. Read More
On Friday, I attended the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) and we were lucky enough to have International CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi Kevin Roberts MC the event. I’ve been to a lot of awards in my time but the choice of this particular thought leader was inspired, not least because he’s a Lancastrian, but also because he used humour to inject management and marketing topics, that could have been fairly weighty in other circumstances, relating each point from his business theory (manifesto?) to each category. I was hooked, so I thought I’d think here about some of the points he raised. Read More
Well here we are again lovely people and it’s Part 3 of GrowTraffic’s The Blogging Blogs; so without further ado let’s get on with it…
Blogging and Social Media
Love it or hate it, social media is now an unavoidable part of SEO; if you’ve got a website then you have just got to bite the bullet and get social networking in order to promote it. Now we all know that this is a burden most small to medium business owners can probably do without but there are ways and means of easing the burden (most of which I have already discussed in previous blogs).
One such tool that can be used hand in hand with social media to promote your website is the humble blog, although a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they can only manage one or the other, not both. Here we’re going to have a look at how you can market more efficiently, so that your blog incorporates your social media and works harder for your SEO. Read More