20 Truly Free Stock Photography Resources

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
20 Free Stock Photography Resources

Paying for stock photography can eventually suck up all your hard earned money. What is one to do as the Internet gets more visual? Don’t get me wrong, I believe we should purchase quality photos as often we can afford or budget for, in particular when we want a higher quality image to go with the post. However, you can supplement with free stock photography for non-pillar posts. Truly Free Stock Photography Before we start with the list, a quick note about what is truly free. Personally, I consider truly free as in CC0 license. Free for commercial and personal use. To be clear, what this usually means is, you can put these images on a for profit blog or website. You can’t however, take these photos, put them in a collection and sell them as a package or even put the image in the product where the image is the main focus. In other words, if your product doesn’t function without the images, it’s probably not legit to use it that way. The sites listed contain mostly free stock photography. Regardless, please make sure you read their terms before using as most sites have their own terms and licenses. Also, read

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Why You Need To Write Shorter Posts

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Write Shorter Blog Posts

Early in the year, I took a piece of advice from a very successful blogger. That’s to write shorter posts. It’s been tough. Every time I focus on a blog posts, it tends to end up in the 700 – 1000 word range. I’m not accepting defeat yet because there’s lots of good reasons we should all write shorter.   1. Conserve Your Mental Energy Since shorter posts tend to be less intensive, they are faster to write and publish. This leaves you more brainpower to focus on heavier, more thought provoking stories that are longer. 2. Challenge Your Writing Skills I used to be a copywriter at an ad agency. Each time I presented the senior copywriter with my work, he’d take a pen and start crossing things out. Then, he tells me. Good, but shorter. Our copy winds up on product labels, print ads, posters, billboards and TV. You don’t have the luxury of time nor space in any of those mediums. It was downright challenging but I enjoyed it all the same because it truly forces you to become a better communicator. 3. Your Audience Doesn’t Have The Time Recent surveys show that 60% of Internet access is mostly

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Services like WordPress hosting offer specialized information that can be best conveyed through a blog which shares relevant information to a target audience. There are many points to note in blog creation today. The best web host will provide your product with a hosting service that meets those points. Here are some of those points and some information on how to create a blog that is right for your content. Some Information on What is Required for a Blog to be a Success:- Blogs communicate information to a target audience that are known as “followers” or “fans”. The blog should offer a product and information about how well that product can serve a target niche. If you do this effectively then your product will sell itself. You must maintain a personal responsibility with your followers. If you offer, or recommend, a product that is defective then your blog will lose credibility. This is an important point to remember. Never forget that fact. It can cost you your success. You have to understand how to convey information in a manner that effectively reaches your target audience. If you fail at effective communication then that information on your blog will not be

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