November 11th, 2016
First, thanks to Phil for last week’s blog, it’s great to have him as one of the team working in the office.
And he’s absolutely right. One of the best things about working for the Writers Bureau (apart from the Friday cream cakes) is that we’re dealing with students from all over the world. I love reading through assignments, it’s like having a window on the world. Not the world you see in glossy travel brochures, but the world of real people, leading real lives.
Another interesting, but odd, experience is when you get a student writing about a place that you know well. A lady recently described a park very close to where I live and which I visit quite often. It’s just an ordinary, municipal park but I think it’s tranquil and relaxing and she obviously felt the same way. I got a little jolt of pleasure to think that someone else obviously sees it in the same way that I do. Read the rest of this entry »
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January 18th, 2016
Are you struggling to maintain online visibility? Are you finding it difficult to reserve your time for online visibility? Here’s an answer to your worries. As a writer, it is very important to complete your scheduled assignments. Yet, it is also important to be visible online – by online, I mean that you should be visible on LinkedIn, WhatsApp Messenger and email. While juggling with writing assignments, you can revive past contacts through these social networks. How? Please read on.
- Regularly update your profile photo and resume.
- Publicize your freelance writing services during any ‘dry phase’: you should survey your contact list for individual entrepreneurs, business start-ups, SMEs or professionals who would need a Freelance Writer. Then, send a personalized yet business-like message to these individuals.
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March 9th, 2015
Back in August I wrote a blog called Every Writer Should Have One.com about building your own website. I linked from it to Wix, Yola, Webs and Moonfruit – four online companies who help put sites together. I also talked about my own experience, building a site with Wix – Phil Busby Acoustic Blues.
Well, that was over six months ago, so I wonder how you’re getting on? Is your site up and running, still under construction, or languishing on the ‘To Do’ list? No criticism if it’s the latter. I know, there’s always a million other things to be getting on with. But a website is a handy thing to have … Read the rest of this entry »
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October 10th, 2014
As a freelance writer, I thought of promoting myself online i.e. through social networks like Google +, LinkedIn and my blog http://goldentipsmumbai.blogspot.in/. So, I would like to share the experience of this process with you all.
If you too are registered on these social networks, then you can surely promote yourself in the same way I did. And here’s how I’m still doing it! I share my blog posts via a link on Google + with my personal contacts like colleagues, friends etc. I also consciously share my blog posts with other writers who are in my Google + circles i.e. a network of people on Google. Furthermore, I also email the links of these blog posts to those who aren’t active on Google +. As a result, your creative content (blog posts or articles) are viewed by people in your circles. In addition to this, you are digitally known to a plethora of people starting from colleagues, friends in general to like-minded writers, worldwide, in particular. Read the rest of this entry »
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September 26th, 2014
Is it enough to write? Or do you want to have readers, too?
As an extreme introvert, the thought of putting my writing out there for other people to read was intensely frightening. Fear of criticism and failure was part of this, but I also feared what success might bring. Publishing writers take on a variety of roles: opinion giver; social media expert; public speaker; advertiser and sometimes publisher. They seem an extrovert bunch, happily promoting their latest works and embracing social media. Read the rest of this entry »
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