Author: Anne McAuley Lopez

102+ Blog Post Ideas

When was the last time you sat down with paper and pen and wrote? I don’t mean you wrote a grocery list or scribbled a short note. I mean you sat and scribbled pages of notes. If you’re like many people, it has been ages since you put pen to paper. When I get stuck trying to think of blog post ideas, I take out pen and paper and just write. Just let the creativity flow. I find it freeing to be away from devices. It feels like what I like to call Writer’s High. It’s like runners’ high...

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5 Tips for Business Bloggers

When it comes to blogging there are a lot of options and it can be overwhelming. Maybe you know you want to start a blog but when it comes to choosing a focus and design you aren’t sure what to choose. Take heart. We’ve all been there! Here are five tips for business bloggers to help you get started blogging: Don’t overthink it. While you don’t want to be all over the place, the focus for your blog can be as simple as tips-for-moms or spiritual journey. As you and your audience become more defined then you may narrow...

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5 Blog Post Ideas for Business

As a ghostblogger I have the opportunity to write on a variety of topics for a variety of businesses and industries. Whether it is a career coach, employee recognition expert, health and wellness expert or a host of other businesses, there are blog post ideas that work for any business. Readers want to hear about your business, learn your tips and tricks and understand how your business benefits them. Here are five blog post ideas for business: How You Help Your Clients: Tell your readers how your business can benefit them personally and/or in business. If your business is...

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The Number One Reason Why Your Website Needs a Blog

The number one reason why your website needs a blog is because search engines love when we add new content to websites. Creating a simple website with pages such as home, about, services, contact us, offer additional information such as an e-newsletter and social media links will help your visitors: Understand how your business can help them Contact you Opt-in for an e-newsletter Follow your business on social media The addition of an active blog will establish you and your business as an expert in your field of interest. What do I mean by active blog? I mean you...

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15 Blog Post Ideas for Business Owners

I’ve spoken and written about the value of blogging for business including why your business needs a blog, how to develop a blog editorial calendar, and blog post ideas for business. In today’s information-filled world, it’s important to have a focus and purpose for the content we are producing. Define your target market. Make your posts relevant to your target market. Don’t be boring. Keep blog posts simple and to the point. Bullet points and numbering are your friend. We know creating new, relevant content on a consistent basis will help with search engine rankings (SER) but the thought...

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Writer’s Block Tips For Bloggers

There are days when you know you should be working on your business blog and the words just aren’t coming to you. Believe me, I get it. The creative process is about more than sitting in front of a computer tapping keys. It’s about finding the right place in your home, office, mood, and brain in which you can write. Writer’s block tips for bloggers include stepping away from the office or computer, creating a list of ideas and questions from your referral network, clients, and prospects, and using newsletter content from others as content for your blog post...

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12 Ways to Generate 12 Blog Post Ideas in 30 Minutes or Less

When I talk to clients they tell me a version of not having enough time or ideas to write on their business blog. Once we get started, they see their business in a different way. They’re able to generate blog post ideas and other content relevant to their prospective clients.  What are the most common questions asked about you, your business, or your industry? Answering those questions is a great place to start when generating 12 blog post ideas in 30 minutes or less. Track topics on a spreadsheet. As you add ideas, make notes and add relevant links...

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6 Things I Learned by Being a Facebook Business Page Failure

I’ve been trying to delete my Facebook business page but I haven’t pulled the plug yet and here’s why. I was a Facebook failure. Like a lot of people, I was frustrated that posts weren’t being seen and that I wasn’t getting leads from Facebook. What I really needed was to be more engaging to connect with my target audience. Once I realized Facebook is a place to network and not a place for leads (at least not as a primary focus), I decided not to kill my page. Here are six things I learned by being a Facebook...

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Why Your Business Needs a Blog

Blogging is my primary business and I love it. The biggest challenge for me and my web designers is creating an understanding of the value of a blog. Business owners often view a blog as an extra and unnecessary part of their business and website. The reality is that a blog is one of the most valuable marketing tools you have for your business. Here’s why your business needs a blog: Establishes you as the expert: What better way to illustrate all that you know about your industry than to write about it for your readers. You might think...

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Linkedin for Business

In 2005 I was in corporate America, working at a computer analyzing data. It wasn’t exciting work but I loved my colleagues and the corporate culture. A co-worker kept sending me a request to join him on a new website – at least new to me – called LinkedIn. After talking to other colleagues, we all decided to create accounts. It was until 2010 when I was laid off that I began to see the power of LinkedIn for business and career. When I got laid off, we were given a to do list that included updating our LinkedIn...

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