What Are Freelance Writer Rates?

So you’ve come to terms with the fact that maybe your small would benefit from the help of a professional freelance writer to make your company’s blog look professional, appear within the first three pages of a Google search, and engage readers? Congrats! Accepting that writing is a skill not everyone has is the first…

Facebook for Business

Does your business really need a Facebook page? If so, how do you even use Facebook for your business? Here’s the straight scoop on all your social media questions for small business. There’s a lot more to Facebook than setting up a page.  If limited social media know-how is holding you back from using Facebook…

How to Hire a Freelance Writer

Recognize that your business could benefit from a freelance writer–but have no idea how to go about finding one? Here are five simple things to consider when you’re ready to hire a freelance writer. Have a budget. Whether you’re posting on Craigslist, Elance or some other industry site, have a firm number in mind. Not…

You Get What You Pay For

As a freelance writer for the personal finance, small business, career, and health/wellness space, I come across a variety of clients, large and small. Some realize the value of hiring a professional, and understand that with experience, comes a certain rate. Others figure that investing in a writer who commands a certain rate per word…

Are You Still Relevant in Google’s eyes?

SEO has lived an interesting life over the past several years. In what has been a fairly short period of time, it has evolved from keyword stuffing, managing density, backlinking, and trying to manipulate outcomes through various paid advertising, image tags and search times. Unbeknownst to many small businesses, and even, digital firms, Google has…

What I Know Now: Week of Dec 5, 2011

  It may sound counterintuitive, but you can actually save money as you spend for the holidays–with the right strategy, and a little self-discipline. Read “6 Tips for Saving Money While You Spend” at Minyanville It is possible to exit the corporate rat race, and come out the other side more knowledgeable and arguably, more…

What I Know Now: Week of Nov 28th

Should babies come to work? Whether you love or loathe kids, there’s a financial benefits for moms and businesses. Read my story “The Financial Benefit of Babies at Work” at ForbesWoman. The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask…especially when it’s an investment question that could cost, or make you money. Have you…