The Niche Freelancer: Designing Ebook Covers (and Lightning Strikes) for Self-Publishers
Words can’t do everything. Picture your story with Brandi Doane McCann, a designer who specializes in ebook and print book covers that sell romance, fantasy and suspense to consumers.
The Niche Content Creator: Writing for IT and Services
Tech writers are in huge demand. But tech is so broad in our hyper-connected world, how do you find your niche? For perspective, we chat with Karen Bannan, an expert who found her tech niche at a young age and now covers everything from software development best practices to the potential uses of blockchain technology.
Content Partner Strategy: Where to Find Your Perfect Content Partners (Part 5 of 5)
Don’t take the traditional, questionably lazy HR approach to hiring a content partner. Explore several more proactive and synergistic approaches to finding a perfect match for your brand.
Freelancers, Don’t Self-Destruct With These 10 Bad Professional Networking Behaviors on Social Media
Networking is everything to becoming a successful full-time freelancer. But have you committed any of these networking no-nos?
Content Partner Strategy: How Big of a “Name” Do You Need to Win the Game? (Part 4 of 5)
Aside from wide reach, all marketers are hungry for a little cred. In this installment of our content partner strategy series, we look at five scenarios where a marketer or owner could go after that “big name” association or pick a more modest alignment. Based on their goals, we decide the most prudent partnership.
The Life of Independent Creatives: Strangers Say the Darndest Things to Freelancers
Although at ClearVoice we believe in treating freelancers as business professionals, not everyone has caught up yet. Lena Katz , who has freelanced full-time for 16 years, rounds up some of the most aggravating and inaccurate things people say to independent creatives — and what the reality is.
Content Partner Strategy: 7 Red Flags to Note When Interviewing a Potential Partner (Part 3 of 5)
How can you better weed out bad candidates from good ones when seeking a content partnership? Here are statements that are red flags from a potential content partner — and by contrast, things you want a content creator to say instead.
Content Partner Strategy: Activating Local Talent Networks (Part 2 of 5)
Even when you’re hiring creative freelancers or influencers who can complete a job entirely remotely, there are a lot of benefits to having a local network. Get tips on activating local freelancers and talent for your brand, in Part 2 of our Content Partner Strategy Series.
Content Partner Strategy: 5 Ways to Spend $5,000 (Part 1 of 5)
Have $5,000 for an experimental content budget? Here are five ways you could spend it, with pros and cons for each, in Part 1 of our Content Partner Strategy Series.
Invisible, Yet Influential: Six Lucrative Ghostwriting Genres
What ghostwriters don’t earn in attention or glory, they make up for in pay. They’re the wizards “behind the curtain,” with all the words. If bylines don’t mean much to you, here are the best ghostwriting gigs you can strive for.
Niche Expert: Social Media Content Creator Nikki Goethals Is the Voice of 60 Brands
After 10 years in branding and writing, Nikki Goethals found her niche and started her own boutique agency. Now three years in, she manages social media for more than 60 clients. What’s her secret? Nikki shares how in our one-on-one.
Hope, Generosity, Service: Three Unexpected Strengths to Leverage for Freelance Success
Lean in. Break the glass ceiling. Move the needle. Be assertive in negotiations. ABC (Always Be Closing!) So many of the “rules” of winning business and advancing up the career ladder are about a show of force, but there are three better approaches gaining momentum.
Exploring the Real Estate Content Marketing Niche With Agency Founder Carol Morgan
Location, location, location. We all know the mantra, but it takes a lot more than that to succeed in real estate. In this Niche Expert Q+A, we interview Carol Morgan, a real estate content marketing pro who has built an entire agency to serve the new home construction industry in her market of Atlanta, and nationally.
Podcasting to Win: With Wondery Founder Hernan Lopez
Is your podcast visionary, or just perfunctory? The founder of Wondery, former Fox International CEO Hernan Lopez, shares simple yet crucial strategies for producing a successful podcast, in our one-on-one interview.
Content Around the Globe: The Travel Writing Niche (It Ain’t All Glam)
Travel writing might seem glamorous, but it’s definitely not all about mai tais and the beach. To be successful takes a bit of grit and worldly knowhow. We’ll snap you back into reality, gently, with editor and writer John Newton, who’s worked for Condé Nast Traveler and AFAR magazines.