5 OF THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS TO ENHANCE TRUST IN A BLOG POST

5 OF THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS TO ENHANCE TRUST IN A BLOG POST

This is a guest post written by Alice Clarke.


Anyone who’s interested in writing, whether professionally or as a hobby, understands the power of words.

Various phrases can be used to influence readers in a specific way and evoke a response from them.

Blog post writing is about having the right information and presenting it in the best way possible. The words that you choose will impact the message and the audience’s response. If you want to improve the reputation of your blog, you will have to focus on words and phrases that can potentially build trust. Here are a few of these words that are proven to influence an audience in a desirable way.


The Importance of Emphasizing “Change”

The word change is usually linked to growth and positive developments. Writing about something that’s changing can get readers curious and willing to find out more about the positive aspects of the new development.

Putting together a change-oriented statement is an easy task. All that it takes is one sentence to affect the perception of the person going through the text.

Here’s a simple example – you can introduce a new series of texts to the blog. The series could be used to provide in-depth information about a particular topic of interest.

HOW I BECAME SELF-EMPLOYED + STARTED WORKING FOR MYSELF

HOW I BECAME SELF-EMPLOYED + STARTED WORKING FOR MYSELF

The most popular question I've been asked since making the transition to a full-time business owner is:

How did you do it?!


So I asked you to send me your questions and thought it'd be really valuable for you if I filmed a Q&A...and here we are!

In today's video, I'm sharing my journey to self-employment, including all the ups, all the downs, and how I made it happen.

You can watch the video below:

Questions in the video:

  • How did you make the decision to go full-time?

  • How did you make/plan for the transition?

  • How long did it take to make it happen?

  • Was there a moment you just knew you had to take the plunge?

  • Have you ever had any negative comments about starting your own business and if so, how did you deal with them?

  • How many clients do you manage/how did you all start working together?

  • How did you know what to charge in the beginning and did you raise your fees after a while?

  • Would you recommend multiple income streams when it comes to setting up your own thing and going it alone?

 

Making the transition to self-employment and running your own business doesn't happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. If you're already on the journey or this is something you're thinking is for you, there will be plenty of times you'll want to give up. But you've got to keep going if it's what you really want.

5 OF THE BEST FREE TOOLS FOR BEGINNER BLOGGERS

5 OF THE BEST FREE TOOLS FOR BEGINNER BLOGGERS

This is a guest post written by Tori from Victori Media.


Every blogger you talk to will agree: it’s hard to be a blogger.

It’s time consuming, demanding, and often expensive. You want to have a professional blog — beautiful photos and design, great content, an engaged audience — with time to spare.

If you’re just starting your blog, you need all the help you can get. After starting my blog late last year, I looked to find a way to make my blog look luxe for less and grow my readership. These tools are all free ways to grow your blog and make it look beautiful. “Free.” Literally my favourite word ever.

 

#1 | Canva

I utilise Canva for almost every graphic I make for the blog (the title photo for this post is Canva-created!) Canva makes it easy to design graphics for social media, blog headers, and more — they give you the exact dimensions, stock photos, design elements, and more. If you’re confused by InDesign or just not sure where to start, Canva is your perfect free design option.

THE LATEST SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: 14TH AUGUST

THE LATEST SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: 14TH AUGUST

Welcome, friends, to a new edition of the best social media news you need to know about. 

Each Monday I’ll be giving you the most important social media and blogging news you need to know about, from new features to the latest trends.

Today, we’re looking at Facebook and YouTube, along with a little bit of Instagram and a couple of other channels too. Let’s dig in!

 

Facebook launches new watch tab

Facebook has introduced a new watch tab. They say that this is “a place where you can discover shows your friends are watching and follow your favourite shows and creators so you don’t miss any episodes.” This will be personalised to each user and just like with Facebook Live, you'll be able to see other people's reactions and comments. Apparently they want to bring it more people very soon.


Youtube improves mobile app with chat and sharing features

Last week, YouTube announced that users can share videos and chat within their mobile app. They stated that there is a new shared tab in the app where the shared videos can be found "making it easier than ever to catch up on videos your friends have shared or to show them a few of your own favourites." Watch out for it coming to a mobile app near you soon.

HOW TO BUILD A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS WHEN YOU WORK FULL-TIME

HOW TO BUILD A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS WHEN YOU WORK FULL-TIME

This is a guest post written by Morganna from Morganna Designs.


Hello A Branch of Holly readers! 

My name’s Morganna and Morganna Designs is my little online home where I’m slowly building my photography business. In my day life, I work at Lancaster University managing the social media accounts. It’s a busy job and I’m learning lots, however, my real passion is photography, so when I’m not tweeting, you’ll find me with my little camera capturing the things that make my heart sing. 

Here are my productivity tips for building a photography business from scratch in the fringe hours of working a busy full-time job.  


How I Get It All Done:


#1 | PLAN THE WORK & WoRK THE PLAN

A rather organised Cosmetic Scientist from my days working as a PA at The London College of Fashion said to me, ‘plan the work and work the plan.’  This mantra struck me then in all its simplicity and has stayed with me ever since. I’m a self-confessed control freak that likes to plan my time and set myself goals and I’ve realised that this trait is actually pretty useful when it comes to getting stuff done.  

At the end of last year, after a stressful house move, I spent the last few winter months attending the online ‘Winter Webinar Series’ with Aspire Photography Training. This really allowed me to press pause on all my ‘busyness’ and plan out how I wanted 2017 to be. I even shared my plan on my blog to hold myself accountable.  

Whilst for some, planning to this extent may seem a bit much, for me, having an overall ‘theme’ for each month and a general idea of what I want to achieve in the year is really useful. I refer back to this every month to plan my monthly goals, weekly lists and daily ‘to do’s’.