hire a writer

How to hire an awesome writer for your blog

By Hugh Culver

You’ve got a blog – so far, so good. And you’ve written six posts, but now the inevitable time crunch is happening. A week goes by, and then another. No blog post. Two more weeks and despite your best intentions…still no blog post. We see it all the time: orphaned blogs. They still command a…

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Thinking of quitting blogging? Read this first.

By Hugh Culver

I don’t know how many times I’ve thought about quitting blogging. How about you? On a scale from “not important” to “this puts money in my bank”, blogging seems to often falls left of centre. But, I keep writing and posting blogs. And in this post, I’m going to explain why you should as well.…

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pro blogger

9 expert bloggers reveal their best strategies for 2018

By Hugh Culver

There is no end of advice online about becoming a successful blogger – some of it brilliant, some not so much. Some tips for blogging success even conflict with other advice. You should write short posts. You should write long posts. Try using more pictures. Add infographics. Short, punchy writing is the peach. Long-form writing…

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making money

In Praise of Hard Work

By Hugh Culver

This post was originally published on www.hughculver.com It wasn’t long ago that factory work, coal mines, lumber and fishing employed more than half our workers. That was Hard Work. Nobody was sneaking a peek at Instagram updates, checking their Inbox, or trying to increase their Luminosity score. They came to work to do work. It…

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The GetSOS team

Why I started SOS and the future of the world

By Hugh Culver

In this blog, we’ve written lots about blogging (ironic). Everything from topics to headlines to analytics – even hiring writers. And we have a long list of future topics we want to share with you. But, there’s one topic that’s been missing…until now. We haven’t shared the story behind SOS (or whatever it grows up…

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3 Reasons to Measure Your Blog’s Success (And How)

By SOS Team

Do you know why video games are so addicting? Because they set clear goals, and always tell you whether you’re moving towards them or not. Goals and measurement are two crucial elements to success in games, business, and life in general. Without measurement, you’ll never understand where you’re at or what needs to be done to…

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21 Traffic building Tips

21 Traffic Building Tips from Professional Bloggers

By Hugh Culver

If you have a blog you know how important traffic is. More traffic means more people buying your products, joining your list and more sales for your business. The challenge is to know what works. Search online and you’ll find lots of advice – some works, some doesn’t. It’s confusing and can waste a lot…

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powerpoint

How the experts create world-class PowerPoint Slides (and you can too)

By Hugh Culver

 This post was originally published on www.hughculver.com We’ve all been there. We were looking forward to the presentation – it could have been a webinar, keynote speech or office meeting. And then there were the slides… …tiny fonts, long lists of indecipherable bullets, fuzzy clipart from the 1990’s and blocks of text repeating word-for-word the…

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It’s time to put your blog to work

By Hugh Culver

Is your blog working? For 4 years I’ve been coaching bloggers and I have terrible news… most blogs don’t work. No traffic, no leads, no measurable results and certainly no sales. How’s yours doing? Don’t you want your blog to build your list, attract business and, build loyal fans? Maybe it’s time to make that…

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9 Tools For Assessing A Website’s True Value

By Jock Purtle

Having an online presence is a must in today’s digital culture.  Most successful businesses invest a great deal of time, money and effort in their website and their overall web presence. Buying and selling websites and domain names can, unfortunately, be a shady industry. Most dishonesty comes from people trying to scam new buyers. Additionally,…

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Social Media Hashtags

How to Use Hashtags to Get 15% More Shares

By SOS Team

Before you hover over the “Publish” button after completing a blog post, ask yourself: “Did I target the right keywords? Did I correct my grammatical errors and spelling mistakes? Did I remember to use hashtags in my social media posts and tweets to boost my social engagement?” Today, we’re going to talk about how to…

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