How to Add Google+ to Your Freelance Marketing Strategy

Are you missing out on the business benefits of using Google+ for your marketing strategy? Despite the fact that Google+ has been public for two years now, there are still some freelancers who don't use it yet. I get it. We're all busy. It takes time to be involved in a social media network. And you don't think you have that time. But if you're leaving Google+ out of your freelance marketing strategy, … [Read more...]

7+ Social Media Resources You Probably Should Be Using for Your Freelancing Business

Are you getting the most from your social media participation? Most experienced freelancers already understand the benefits of being involved in social media. They already know that social media is a great (and still mostly free) option for networking, getting the word out, and other types of marketing. But most freelancers don't really make the most of the social networks that they are in. Many social … [Read more...]

21 Freelancing Social Media Faux Pas

You've heard how wonderful a tool social media is for freelancers. For little to no cost and a minimal time commitment you can find exposure for your freelancing business that used to be beyond the reach of most solo professionals. But don't take social media too lightly. To get results, you need to learn to use it effectively. Sadly, many freelancing professionals fail to get the kind of results they would … [Read more...]

The Freelancer’s Ultimate Introduction to Google+ Hangouts

Google+ provides some interesting tools for freelancers, including Google+ Brand Pages. Another aspect of Google+ that freelancers should consider is the Hangouts feature. Google+ Hangouts is one of the most interesting social media tools currently available for freelancers (and others). It is also one of the unique Google+ features that helps to distinguish Google+ from other social media tools. If you're … [Read more...]

20+ Helpful Google+ Brand Page Resources for Freelancers

A few weeks ago Google+ rolled out their much anticipated brand pages. These brand pages are intended for company and business use (in contrast to the original Google+ profiles, which had to be registered to an individual). Many big brands have jumped on the bandwagon and set up their Google+ Pages. Many freelancers have also set up pages for their blogs and businesses. You may be wondering if these pages can … [Read more...]

20 of the Best Google+ Guides and Tutorials to Get Freelancers Up and Running

Early this week, my Twitter and Facebook streams were filled with offers for invites to Google+. What? Yet another social networking platform to take up my time and attention? But it's from Google--therefore, you can't lightly brush it off as a flash in the pan. In fact, no sooner had I joined Google+ when I started seeing emails from marketers publicizing their Google+ links so I could follow them. In … [Read more...]

4 More New Social Media Trends for Freelancers to Explore

At the beginning of the year we posted about five social networking trends that freelancers may wish to explore. While those five trends will still be of interest to many, six months is a long time when it comes to technology. That's why I'm posting today about four more social media tools or apps that you may wish to explore. Here's the newest list of social media trends for freelancers: … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Have You Changed How You Do Social Media?

Several years ago we asked you about your favorite social media platform. At the time, most of you preferred networking through Twitter, with Facebook being the second choice. Well, times have changed. Most of the social media platforms have added new features in the past few years. More people than ever are using social media. There are also many new apps out there for social media. And, of course, … [Read more...]

15 Sites for Learning and Mastering SEO

We recently compiled a list of some of the best social media blogs on the web. Although maintaining healthy relationships and building a strong network on the web is crucial, search engine placement certainly can't be ignored either. We all know the impact of search engines on our daily traffic. It can be a make or break deal. With Google covering the most ground on search engine space and Bing slowly trying … [Read more...]