Business Blogging

This section covers business blogging (or corporate blogging) — ways to use a company blog to benefit your business. You’ll discover how your business blog can help you get to know your target market, share news with your audience, increase sales, and much more.

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog?

You run a small business with a handful of employees. Or maybe you’re a solopreneur managing everything yourself. You’ve heard you need a blog, but how are you supposed to manage it? What can it do for you? Why...

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How to Make Your Business Blog More Authoritative

Years ago I shared some basic tips on how to make your business blog an authority in your niche or industry. Those were high-level goals about your company blog as a whole. Today I'd like to get more specific...

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5 Tips for Working with Freelance Bloggers

If you want to run a successful business blog, you'll need to consistently create new content. But sometimes you just don't have enough time to do that on your own. That's where a freelance blogger comes in. When you hire...

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5 Business Blog Post Ideas

You've decided to launch a company blog. And that's great. Blogs can be effective tools for both marketing and PR. But now that you're ready to blog, what on earth are you supposed to write about? While it helps to...

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What is the Ideal Blog Post Length?

What blog post length should you aim for on your business blog? This is one of the most common questions new blog owners have when they come to me for help. And that makes sense. The length of your blog...

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What is a Blog Anyway?

Before I get too far into the topic of business blogging, we should probably cover one of the absolute basics -- what is a blog? If you already have a company blog, you can skip this one. But if you're...

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What Does a Freelance Blogger Bring to the Table?

Should your company hire a freelance blogger, or should you handle your business blog on your own? A case can be made for either option. After all, no one knows your business as well as you do. You would be...

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Should Your Company Run a Business Blog or a Niche Blog?

You've decided that your company should have a blog. But do you know what kind of blog you want to launch? Will it be a "business blog," or will it be a "niche blog?" What's the difference? And does it really matter? Business-owned...

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Don’t Ask Bloggers to Promote Your Posts on Personal Social Media Accounts

While I almost never look at job boards and freelance marketplaces for new freelance writing and blogging jobs, I do review them to curate the best leads on my own site for writers. I frequently come across one client...

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How to Write “Scannable” Content for Your Company Blog

People read on the Web differently than they might read something like a book. Readers often visually scan an article, your marketing copy, or a blog post before (or in lieu of) reading your material in full. As a result,...

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