5 Habits of More Effective Writers

Contributed by Kenneth Waldman

There are two types of successful writers out there – the ones blessed with an innate talent and perpetual inspiration, and the ones who work hard every day. The latter ones have no choice but to technically grow by constant practice. You will be surprised, but most famous writers achieved their recognition through routine.

If you want to be a remarkable online writer, waiting for the inspiration to come is not an option. In the online environment only constant contributors survive. So let’s see how you can improve those skills and why not, cash in more money.

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Do You Have “Are We There Yet!?” Syndrome?

Do you ever feel like you’re so focused on your ultimate vision, the end goal of all the work you’re doing to move your business forward, that you get frustrated when you look around and you’re not there yet?

I think of this as “Are We There Yet?” Syndrome, and I’m very familiar with it. I’ve had this disease since I was about 9 years old.

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Sometimes this impatience to accomplish and achieve is really helpful! It usually indicates precision, attention to details and deadlines, and a stop-at-nothing attitude toward getting things done.

But “Are We There Yet?” Syndrome also has some major drawbacks.

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The Secret to Becoming a Guest Blogger on Big Platforms

Most businesses and entrepreneurs now recognize that blog content is a huge factor when it comes to driving traffic to your website, educating your audience, and staying relevant in your field. Being a guest blogger for big platforms can HUGELY help build street cred and stay relevant!

In fact, in 2015 Hubspot found that B2B marketers that blog receive 67% more leads than those that do not.

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One of the biggest benefits of blogging is being able to attract high quality leads – even when you’re not working. The more a lead has contact with you, the more likely you are to make a sale. If you’re putting out valuable content on a consistent basis, you’ll be surprised how much your leads will skyrocket.

Even your old blogs can get you noticed if they’re relevant and answering a question many visitors are searching for. Make sure you’re constantly updating older blogs so they continue to bring in the high-quality traffic.

So, if you’re not blogging yet, you should be! But my guess is that if you’re reading this article, it’s not so much a question of whether or not you are blogging, it’s a question of, “now that I have all this great content, how do I get people to see it?”

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