Behind The Screen

So far so good with Google as much as i am concerned – I’ve used Google search, Gmail, GCal, GReader, GMaps, YouTube, & other Google products daily for up to 12 years. I also use the AdBlock Plus & CustomizeGoogle Firefox extensions to eliminate all Google ads & increase my privacy (amongst other reasons).

Privacy International, who is highlighted in this documentary, doesn’t point out CustomizeGoogle on their website. Despite the fact that Google has apparently conducted a smear advertising campaign against Privacy International, I came across the report where Google generally is blacklisted as the first result when searching “privacy international internet company report”. This statement has been online for a season and a half.

I hide SearchWiki on Google web search using the No SearchWiki GreaseMonkey script because, much like ads, I favor not to have this visual mess on my display. GreaseMonkey was created by a builder who works for Google now. The makers of the documentary don’t seem to comprehend that everything that Google did and is doing is building on open standards and open source software, such as HTML and Linux. Google does create proprietary technology on top of these open tools, as does Apple, but again, so far so good with my experience of using Google’s products (and Apple’s for that matter).

In my experience, once weekly just won’t get any traction anything below. It’s not frequency to develop an audience enough, get subscribers to the blog, or ultimately, paying customers. It’s a proposal that is doomed to fail. I’ve often experienced small businesses approach me with this idea – that I should post to them once or twice per month.

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I always turn it down. The most important thing as a paid blogger is usually to be associated with successful tasks. You want tasks where you’re in a position to drive traffic, get retweets, and the client shall give you a testimonial about how exactly great you are. So I consider these twice-a-month type proposals to be loser projects from which I run swiftly away.

From hard experience, I’ve developed a minimum blogging contract. 500 – for at the least two months. My feeling is no chance is experienced by you of getting results in less time or with fewer content, so that’s where I’ve arranged my bar. My personal philosophy on it Just. Bonus: Often, clients will purchase your logic and invest in more frequent posts – and that means additional money for you, and a greater chance of an ongoing, successful gig. 3. Sell them social-media talking to.

Here’s the ultimate problem with this proposal: There is no social-media component. That’s where many blogging tasks fall apart. Either your client is imagining you shall promote the content without additional payment, or (more regularly) they simply don’t know how blogging works. They think once the articles are up, the web provides them new customers magically. A quick cautionary tale about this: I recently signed a small-business client to a twice-a-week blogging contract.

Unfortunately, they were a startup with a little team, and no one had time to focus on your blog. In the six weeks I worked well the agreement, they only bothered to put on about half the posts I created. The concentrate was changed by them of what the blog should be about double, and transformed its location on their website as well once. No one centered on promoting the posts. What do I listen to next? I like to describe paid blogging as creating a tool for clients. The next phase: Someone must use the tool.

They – or you – have to get out there on LinkedIn and Facebook and Twitter et al and allow world know the articles exist. At this point, unless I am told by your client they have a social-media-savvy marketing team all set out and socialize the content, I insist on at least 1 hour per month of social-media consulting work in the bundle. 100 an hour, which is my general hourly rate. A chance is experienced by me to provide some training to their team on promoting the articles. Now, the project has a hope of succeeding.

So last but not least – ongoing agreements are desired, so that’s definitely worth some humble discount on your normal rate, Don. But find out what this blogging gig entails before you bet really. Do you have questions about how to earn much more from your writing? Learn more in my freelance article writer community take ecourses -, attend live occasions, ask writing benefits your questions inside our discussion boards, and use our exclusive Junk-Free Job Board.