Category: Strategy

Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

Happy New Year 2017

In a lot of ways, 2016 is not a year I’m sad to close the door on (there was an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, all the great celebrities died, and Trump got elected); however, I learned more than I have in years passed and that makes me hopeful for 2017. It’s the five year …

Alisia Compton, Analytics, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

Get A Job Writing For A Popular Website

Small websites aren’t where it’s at. They can’t afford you, so make them do their own blogging. The time you spend writing should be comparable to an hourly job, and you set your per hour rate. I like to work part time for a minimum of $16 an hour. I don’t put a cap on …

Alisia Compton, Analytics, Blog, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Write For Small Businesses

I’ve taken on a lot small business clients over the years. Stay away from this type of work; or, if you must do it, make sure you’re still hunting better opportunities. I’ll tell you a story I lived over and over again with ecommerce clients in five points, which proves you shouldn’t write for them. …

Alisia Compton, Analytics, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

Get A Job Writing For A Marketing Company

Everyone has to start somewhere, so if you’re writing for content companies you’re not doing yourself a disservice. I’ve made thousands of dollars writing for content companies. ContentWriters.com once paid me more than $400 to write a single blog post. They didn’t even publish it. Had they published it, they would have paid me an …

Alisia Compton, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

The Jobs That Actually Pay Writers A Livable Income

I learned a lot this year, and I want to share it with you would-be writers. If you’re dreaming of working at home, maybe you have kids like I do, this is probably among the best opportunities out there. You only need a desire to write stuff – if you’re someone who enjoys it, and …

Current events, News, Politics, Strategy

Fake News is an Epidemic. You’re the Cure.

(I wrote this article for my English class, but in light of the terrorfying Pizzagate shooting, I wanted to share it here. Fake news is dangerous, but together we can stop its widespread dissemination. Keep reading to learn why fake news is spread, and what you can do to stop it.) I to consider myself a …

Alisia Compton, Strategy

How I’m Improving on Last Year’s New Year’s Resolutions

This year I’m not doing the standard These are my New Year’s Resolutions post. Instead, I’d like to reflect on my resolutions from 2015 and see if I can’t improve upon them in the New Year. The fact is, I’m not finished with my 2015 resolutions. In 2015, I had a lot of ups and …

Products, Reputation, SEO, Strategy

Top 5 Reasons to Hire an SEO Company

From the biggest industry giants to the recently opened neighborhood barber shop, one fact always holds true – products and services need customers. Advertising plays an integral role in securing customers. Corporate entities allocate substantial sums of money for advertising to ensure the public recognizes their brands, and the products/services they’re offering. Even small businesses …

Analytics, SEO, Strategy

5 Truths about Google’s latest updates on Mobile-friendliness

It’s so unfortunate, but many have not taken heed of Google’s April 21st update on mobile friendliness. If your site isn’t mobile friendly, you’re going to see a dip in traffic. Google has changed its ranking algorithm, which has put your non-mobile-friendly site in deep trouble. There are many things you must learn concerning this …