It all seemed impossible until the words of Lauren Beukes came echoing: “If you want to write, you won’t find the time. You will make the time. I wrote a novel at night when I had a three-month-old daughter and a full-time time job”. It’s very relatable to admit that we will always get busy with a lot of things, the thin difference between “busyness” and “productivity” regardless. With no intention to sound harsh, it’s
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Isn’t it normal to always want to write about just anything? Definitely, it is; anyone would love the feeling that comes with being expressive. Now, if you would seek my opinion on this, I’d say it’s a good way to start off being a writer (of course, there’s no writer if there’s an inability to express), but if you have big dreams of writing and all that comes with it, then I think you’d have
5 Things Writers Should Invest In Writing is a profession that requires investing a lot of money. Notwithstanding, money may not be the only form of investment; there are other things to invest in. 1. Time Management: This is a writers best friend/ worst enemy. Whichever group you fall into, think of what you need to do to be productive. Also figure out the system that would enable it. Find ways to make your work
Tips For A Professional Writer’s LinkedIn Profile. 1. Incorporating Resume Information: Contents from your professionally completed resume, cover letter and autobiography, should be utilised within your LinkedIn profile. 2. Executive LinkedIn Summary: An active LinkedIn profile summary entices readers to want to know more about you, and ultimately connect with you one-on-one. 3. Use White Space: Break up dense chunks of information into shorter, brand-focused statements. They should be surrounded by plenty of white space to make
Tips to Overcome Procastination 1. Write Down Your Thoughts Our thoughts lead to our feelings, which spur our actions, and produce the results we have in our lives. 2. Accept Discomfort “Discomfort is the currency to your dreams.” Embrace discomfort in order to reach your goals and stop procrastinating. 3. Rush To Get It Done When you work to complete tasks as quickly as possible, no time for chatter in your brain telling you to
6 Strategies to Build Learning Habit 1. Read Top Rated Books Reading widely recommended books can help you gain a basic level of understanding. 2. Listen to Podcasts Podcasts are digital audio or video files made in form of episodes. It is a great tool to leverage mindless activities often done. 3. Watch Video Tutorials In video tutorials, the information is usually broken down into bits so there is better understanding alongside illustration. 4. Learn
So can we talk a little on something you should know about business? Well, maybe not something entirely new since we all are consumers of one product or the other. Everyday or almost every time, we go through the routine of walking across the streets, seeing a movie, checking pop-up ads on the internet and patronizing the businesses all around us. Now, it’s not just about the companies, businesses or products we see around here.
Just like beauty, writing is more than skin deep. It is beyond the cliché or the good feeler. This is because becoming a writer is easy, but being a successful one can be very challenging. It is a common knowledge that writing is a means of communication and expression. With reference to the Sumerians around 3100BC, it all began with the counting and recording of goods on clay tokens. Is it not amazing how far
Before, it sounded odd to think anyone could get paid for writing or that one could pay for it. In fact, it was very rare to hear of anyone who was highly successful as a writer, but not anymore. In this age, we have more people in the field of writing than ever before. People keep exploring the endless opportunities in writing by the day and as it seems, writing is becoming the new normal.
Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Adeleke Rachel Inarguably, social media platforms have taken over the market space over the past few years, and they are still very promising even with so many people diving into the benefits of their existence. Social media are tools which the internet marketers have successfully leveraged on and they have almost become indispensable. They have taken so many businesses
By Adeleke Rachel Website management is about building on, and maintaining your online web presence. The more people see your site, the more your potential customers. It’s almost like more traffic, more money. Web traffic is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a website. This is determined by the number of visitors and the number of pages they visit. From brand new start-ups to seasoned, well-established organisations and all those in-between; every business
It’s quite amazing having a lot of things to do and you keep assuring yourself of the ability to do all, till you get home late and tired in the evening. Funny you—you get home hoping to do them, but still, sleep whisks you off after a long day. So this is what you do: wake up the following morning, add those undone tasks to your new day and the cycle keeps going on and
1. Lack of concentration: Proofreading is no work for the easily distracted and impatient. No matter how good you are, you keep making funny mistakes you could have avoided with total concentration and patience. 2. Making assumptions: This is one mistake which often ruins most of the work of proofreaders. It is okay to have doubts on the spelling of a word but assuming to know the correct spelling of that word without checking to
VISUAL HIERARCHY? Good design gets its message across through ‘visual hierarchy’. Designers play around with color, size and spacing to create a hierarchy that places key messages front and center. Here are the five key elements of visual hierarchy. 1. Size: This element scales up the most important part of your message. 2. Color: The proper use of color and contrast help to direct and attract your viewer’s attention. 3. Typography: Variation in the sizes of
Bringing a good content to the table in a couple of hours will require that you hone your research and intellectual reasoning potentials. This is exactly why most people see writing as tedious, and many, who want to write do not have adequate time for such. So, would you rather hire someone to write on your behalf or let your ideas lie waste? I bet you will choose the former. Although, there are several reasons
I’ve observed one thing in life: some people treat their talent as though they are waiting for someone to beg them before they launch out. See, if you belong to such category of people, today is the day to seek repentance. I’m going to write this for the record: you don’t need anyone’s permission to launch out. One single reason a lot of writers are stuck today is because they are seeking approval from people
Do you know I only started with 5k to becoming a 7-figure writer in just 2 years? Now, this is not another story just to get you stimulated for nothing, rather it’s a story to challenge your mindset. I’ve seen a lot of writers saying that the reason they are stuck is because they don’t have anyone to sponsor them. Some say they are just student and they don’t have any means of income. These
As a writing consultant and publisher, I have spent my time researching and learning how to create irresistible titles for books, articles, blog posts etc. People often say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we all know that a book will certainly be judged by its title and/or its cover. If you don’t have the right title for your book or article, trust me, that book is just as good as
When I was just starting, almost everyone around me didn’t believe in me. Even my mother was really surprised when I told her I was going to pursue a career in writing. She didn’t discourage me, but I can still remember the shock in her eyes when I told her; she obviously felt I didn’t know what I was talking about. But you know what, my friend? I pursued my passion nonetheless. I didn’t allow