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Blog Ghost Writers: What Are They and 6 Reasons You Need One

Blog Ghost Writers: What Are They and 6 Reasons You Need One

If you are like many business owners, you probably have a website (and if not… what are you doing? Get on that!)

You might even have heard that a weekly or bi-weekly blog is a great way of getting visitors to your site. After all, a lot of customers are looking not only for relevant content, but recent content. They don’t want to waste their time on a website that’s outdated, so they search for material that has been posted in the past week or even 24 hours.

Great: now there’s additional pressure on owners to keep their websites supplied with a steady flow of fresh posts.

“Not a problem,” you think. “I can write a little something every week.”

But even though you can start out with the best of intentions, keeping a weekly blog isn’t exactly easy. Most people can rattle off a few posts here and there, but to create engaging content on a weekly basis is time-consuming, and it takes attention away from the things you need to be doing for your company’s long-term growth.

Enter: our Blog Ghost Writers.

What Do Blog Ghost Writers Do?

A blog ghost writer is someone who specializes in creating exactly this sort of content. In short, they do just what you need.

So… is your blog starting to look a bit like a ghost itself? Thin, light, and perhaps even gathering cobwebs from how long it’s been since the last few updates?

A blog ghost writer will breathe fresh life into your site in no time.

There are several ways you can do this. One way is to seek out one single writer, and pay them on a weekly basis for posts. But sometimes there can be a downside to this single-contractor work.

A single writer is often more expensive. Not to mention, if you rely on one person for everything, then if that writer has an emergency, goes on vacation, or is simply slow to turn in work, you can wind up losing the momentum you’re trying to build.

The other option is to look for a content company that employs a dedicated team of blog ghost writers, who are trained to take a few key notes and turn them into the exact types of articles that get people to your site.

You supply the content creators with a little information about your company, and regular, polished blogs start showing up on your site. With a group of researchers, writers, and editors working on your project, each post goes through multiple stages of quality-control to ensure that it’s accurate, relevant, and optimized for search engines to find it.

So what does that mean for you?

What Can Blog Ghost Writers Do for You?

Your writer (or team of writers, really) will give you back the freedom to focus on your own business. Far and away, that’s the most consistent thing we hear from owners: they want their time back.

Although it might seem a little daunting to turn over your posts to an outside group, you always remain in control, and your preferences are crucial to the creation process.

So what will these writers do for you? Here are a few things to expect when you get started.

1: More Time, Less Stress

As we said, this is the big one. Many people who are trying to get a company off the ground already work 60-hour weeks or more. You don’t a lot of “small tasks” draining your energy and focus.

But it’s not just the time you save: it’s also the stress of having to think about it all the time.

We live in an increasingly noisy and increasingly distracted world. Human minds aren’t built to pay attention to so many things all at once (in fact, research shows that our brains work best with at most four things at a time https://www.livescience.com/2493-mind-limit-4.html). Much more than that, and we start to lose our effectiveness, because we get overwhelmed.

What works best? Eliminating the tiny, recurring tasks that take you away from the big issues. For most people, the blog is just this sort of task. It needs to get done, but they don’t necessarily need to be the ones to do it.

2: A New Perspective

You know your business better than anyone. That’s why you’re the one building it. But sometimes, an outside perspective can you help reach a wider audience.

An expert in a certain field might be able to come up with several interesting topics for a blog… but every week for a year? After a while, even someone who knows a lot will have to look for fresh new angles to keep the overall feel of the blog from getting stale.

While this is possible, it typically means even more time spent brainstorming and sketching out ideas for topics. But with an entire team of writers coming up with suggestions, you’ll see a creative machine at work: a wide array of eye-catching blog titles that would take a single person much more time to whip up.

By having a group of people writing your content, you’re going to reach audiences that might otherwise never make it to your blog.

More importantly, this isn’t just about getting noticed by people, but by search engines.

3: Make Sure You’re Getting Seen by Search Engines

This is a big one. So many business owners are capable of writing articles that are thoughtful, researched, and relevant to their company… but no one will ever read them. Why?

Simply put, because they don’t contain the right words, phrases, or keywords that bridge the gap from Google (or Yahoo!, or Bing… etc.) to their website. Although it might seem like good content will always get found some way or another, this isn’t always the case. Writing great articles with the wrong keywords is a bit like building an amazing amusement park but forgetting to build a road that leads there. You simply won’t get traffic.

Blog ghost writers are trained not only to research a topic and deliver solid content; they also are directed to use carefully targeted keywords in order to make sure that readers find your site. Give the competition in today’s internet markets, this isn’t just optional; it’s essential.

So what happens when you get all this traffic?

4: Make Sure the Right People Get to Your Site

Keywords do two things: they get people to see your site, and they also raise your standing with search engines. The more people that click through to read your blog, the more noticeable it is to Google and other engines.

However, the other part of using keywords is to make sure that the right people are reading your blog. After all, it doesn’t help if your business only serves Canada, but all your traffic is coming from the United States. So in addition to creating volume, keyword research involves finding searches conducted by your target demographic. The people most likely to actually buy what you have to offer.

You want the right people visiting your blog, and you want to keep bringing in more views on a regular basis. That’s where routine posting becomes so important.

5: Make Sure That Your Content Is Always Up to Date

Fresh content will keep bringing in new customers. If someone likes your site and decides to keep coming back, that’s great. But you want to retain the first-time visitors (which is why you need quality) and you also want to bring in new eyes (which is why you need consistent uploads).

SteadyContent’s turnkey service incorporates automatic posting into the process. After you send along your information, posts regularly come in, and you can approve them and they will be uploaded directly to a WordPress site. Or, if you don’t use WordPress, you can get the content sent via email and upload it yourself.

In addition, SteadyContent can streamline the process of connecting your blog to your social media profiles. Your connections on Facebook (or Twitter, Pinterest, etc…) will know right away when new material appears.

Lastly, in spite of all these features, the system allows you to stay in charge of the finished product.

6: Hands-Off, But in Control

With all these features, you can keep your peace of mind, knowing that new, varied posts will be arriving on a regular basis. But even though everything is taken care of, ultimately, you give the stamp of approval on everything that goes onto your site. This ensures that the finished product integrates with your vision for your company. Not just where you are, but where you want to be. Where you’re going.

When you purchase a package, every post will be created based on the information you supply to SteadyContent. After that, the keyword and SEO research makes sure the posts are ideal for the web. Writers keep the content engaging, and once you have the week’s blog entry in your inbox, you can look it over and approve it instantly with minimum fuss, knowing that it fits with your overall vision.

The fuss and worry? We’ll take those off your hands. But you always remain in control.

Special Offer

At SteadyContent, our blog ghost writers strive to exceed every single customer’s expectations. Whether you purchase a year’s worth of weekly blogs, or just a one-month package of four posts. To make things even sweeter, there’s currently a special rate going for the one-month deal.

Right now, we’re offering this four-post package for a reduced rate of $297 / month (usually $397). Our month-to-month account can be canceled or put on hold at any time, so you always can choose the option that’s most convenient for you.

Give it a try, and let us help you build your online presence, your customer base, and the future of your business!

Working With a Kitchen Designer in Coconut Grove

After you purchase real estate, the first thing you may consider is changing, upgrading, or completely demolishing aspects of your home that don’t suit your needs or style. Giving your kitchen a facelift can be a surefire way to enhance your home’s aesthetics and functionality while increasing its value. In areas like Coconut Grove, Brickell, and S. Beach properties sell at a premium. Any work done should be the highest quality achievable within your budget. It’s for that reason many people consider hiring a professional designer.

Why Use a Kitchen Designer?

Working with a kitchen designer can help you achieve a polished and professional finish. The experience they have in remodeling can ultimately save you time and money. Anything more than minor changes to your kitchen, such as knobs, superficial fixtures, etc., should be handled by a professional. Considering building codes, material costs, and access to reputable contractors all add layers of complexity to your project, kitchens are not a do-it-yourself job. You will want the finished product to be accurate, safe and insurable

Types Of Professional Designers

The designer you should choose depends on the work you need to be done and where you are getting your supplies. National chains and retailers will often have designers on staff at little to no cost. There are also private designers that work on a per contract basis. Although they cost more, they may give you more impartial advice on materials and design because they rarely have direct brand affiliations.

Locating A Designer

When trying to find a designer, seeking the recommendations of friends and family is useful. Some communities like Coral Gables and Pinecrest have designers many homeowners have used with solid reputations. There are also resources like the National Kitchen and Bath Association, which list reputable designers. No matter where you locate your designer, they should have a portfolio of their previous work to review.

Honing In On A Designers Expertise

Keep in mind; designers may be more versed in some areas. If you have a modest single family home and are not looking for opulent trimmings, picking a designer that specializes in upgrading luxury real estate may not be the best way to go. Also, some owners have unique property aspects they may want to be enhanced. For example, waterfront properties have the potential for unique design ideas like open-air walls. Ask potential designers share their design strengths and note their weaknesses.

Once you have chosen a designer, prepare yourself for your consultation and design process by:
Determining your budget
Listing the pros and cons of your existing space
Having some idea of what you would like
Maintaining flexibility about what you want vs. what can be achieved
Agreeing on a time line in writing
Knowing you can ask for multiple draft plans, and agreeing to a number in writing
Minimizing the changes you make as the project progresses

Most importantly, be patient. Doing a remodel properly is a process and there will be some inconvenience to you as your project is in the works.

Our site is your premier resource for real estate related topics in Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, and the surrounding areas. If you have a question, we likely have an answer. Check out some of our other articles, blogs, and resources.

Is PRP Facial Treatment Right for You?

At the Osteopathic Center, we specialize in the latest PRP facial treatment technology and cosmetic therapies. We understand signs of aging, trauma, acne scarring, and sun damage can become heavily evident on your face and neck after time. Also, common issues, like dark under eye circles, can greatly change the way other’s perceive you. Fortunately, PRP facial rejuvenation can help restore and correct such imperfections.

 

Platelet-rich plasma, PRP, has been used as an effective treatment in orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery for 30 years. It is garnering mainstream popularity due to its proven effectiveness and organic approach to cosmetic improvements. Your own blood platelets are used in the procedure, rather than a host of chemicals, to renew the appearance of your skin.

How PRP Differs from Other Fillers

PRP facial treatment is able to stimulate your own collagen, promoting total facial rejuvenation rather than attempting to attack individual wrinkles. If your face is beginning to sink in from age it can add volume and youthful plumpness. The volumizing effect extends to under eye hollows and sunken cheeks. Also improved are skin tone, tightness, and overall texture.

 

This is in stark contrast to hyaluronic acid fillers that can be ineffective in many areas due to placement difficulty or the penetration of treatment. That said, our team can advise you on whether a pairing of the two types therapies can provide more pronounced results. What may be needed will be dependent on your skin’s condition.

How PRP Facial Treatment Works

Platelets are designed to help your body’s tissues heal and grow new cells. Your body responds best to its own cells, so using your freshly prepared PRP virtually eliminates the possibility of negative side effects. Each session only takes about 20 minutes.

 

During your session, a small amount of blood will be drawn. While your PRP is prepared your face and/or neck will be cleansed and prepped for treatment.The PRP that is injected into your skin will trigger the natural regeneration of damaged tissue and collagen production. Since PRP therapy is far less invasive than traditional plastic surgery techniques there is no post-procedure care time required.

 

Effects of your treatment will begin to show two to three weeks after your session and will improve with time.  Ideally, you will receive three treatments spaced about two weeks apart for maximum benefit.  Results can last for up to 18 months.  

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Taxes

According to data published by The Wall Street Journal, 3.7 million Americans submitted amended federal income tax returns in 2015. These amended returns were filed to take advantage of tax deductions/credits, to submit fresh financial information, and to add new income data.

It is important to note that you cannot e-file amended returns. In other words, you have to file them by sending hard copies using the USPS. The best way to avoid the extra time and expense of filing a hard-copy amendment is to get things right the first time. Here are the ways to avoid common filing mistakes:

Math Errors

Math errors are quite common on tax returns and constitute the first category of errors to be flagged, the IRS explains. In some cases, IRS employees correct computational and clerical errors.

This is especially true for paper returns, which are more likely to have missing or misquoted figures than electronically filed returns. To avoid such mistakes, double-check the figures that you provide throughout the first two pages of your returns.

Erroneous Social Security Number

This error is particularly common among people who claim a dependent exemption, because they have to list the SSNs or ITINs for their dependents. If you have dependents, you should verify all the SSNs/ITINs listed on your tax return to ensure they are correct.

One of the best ways to do this is by double-checking all the social security numbers on your tax return against the actual cards.

Alternatively, you can verify this data from the actual cardholders.

Filing Status

Another common filing mistake that you should avoid is providing an erroneous filing status. This can occur when separated couples file their returns separately while the IRS’s records show that they are still married.

To avoid having to correct your return, verify your filing status. It determines the deductions and credits you receive, and may lower your tax responsibility. Either way, make sure to use the correct filing status or you may end up with an IRS lien on your property.

Names

While it may seem absurd, many taxpayers actually misspell their names when filing their returns due to a number of reasons.

For starters, the current tax preparation software tools do not cover the entirety and cultural diversity of American names, which means they could mispronounce your name or offer a closely similar one. If you fail to verify every detail, you could enter an incorrect name on your return.

In addition, individuals who file returns on behalf of others, including tax/financial consultants may end up mispronouncing their client’s names. Divorced individuals could accidentally use the names of former spouses even after legally adopting other names.

Erroreoneous Income Details

If you are a contractor or freelance employee who receives a form 1099 for taxable income, make sure to keep detailed records of all sources of income. Also, make sure to report them correctly. Penalties from the IRS for unreported earnings are very steep.

Remember, the IRS keeps track of all legal transactions via form 1099.

The penalties for this offense vary depending on the size of unreported earnings and could include wage garnishment.

It is important to note that any federal refund, credit, or extension should be filed within three years of the original filing.

Conclusion

Every year, millions of Americans file tax returns that contain mistakes, including misspelled names, erroneous income figures, computation/math errors, erroneous Social Security Numbers, and wrong filing statuses. Avoid the hassle of amending your return by thoroughly checking your math, your status, and your name before you file.

SEO is an Investment That Grows Your Business!

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is one part of an effective website design. If you are not already using SEO, it should be part of your marketing strategy. It can be implemented quickly and easily using the right content writer. Here are 5 reasons to implement SEO today:

It Takes Time to See ROI – Get Started!

SEO is a very effective marketing strategy and can drive thousands of customers to your website monthly. However, it takes time to see ROI, or “Return On Investment.” This means implementing SEO takes patience. A recent survey shows that 94 percent of online marketers using SEO effectively plan to continue or increase their current SEO budget. Hiring an agency to create SEO content can be expensive, but the cost is worth it. The investment pays for itself in increased brand recognition and greater search and referral-driven traffic. So be patient. You will see the return on your SEO investment soon.

Golden Age Of SEO

We are in a “Golden Age” right now, where black hat tactics and manipulation are no match for SEO. There was a time when competitors could displace their competition using these underhanded strategies. Now, however, SEO reigns and your company can benefit greatly. This is the time to invest in SEO, before digital assistants and immediate answers take over the search engine territory.

Reap Greater Rewards By Compounding Returns

With every word of content you post, every link you establish, you are increasing your search visibility. This is called “Compounding Returns.” Essentially, you are building your reputation one post or link at a time. The more you put your business out there, the more authority you have on the web. The longer this goes on, the more you will reap conversions and referral traffic. The sooner you start building your reputation and compounding your interest growth, the sooner you will reap rewards.

Don’t Let Your Competitors Pull Away

The longer you wait to start utilizing SEO, the more you will lose out on high-ranking positions for lucrative keywords. Your competitors will build their defenses around their positions, making it harder to get in. They will add more targeted keywords and increase their rankings. The best way to avoid missing out is to get in now. Start using SEO today.

You’ve Nothing to Lose. Give It a Try

Don’t be intimidated by agencies that try to convince you to sign a six-month contract. There are SEO agencies out there that will work with you to accomplish your goals. Talk to professionals. Establish a budget and get started. Results will take time, but you can tweak things as you go. The sooner you get started, the better ROI you will see.

Don’t let the competition win because you didn’t join the race. Start using SEO and maximize your web exposure today.

Fund Your Retirement with Real Estate Investments

We are all familiar with the standard types of accounts when it comes to later-in-life financial planning. However, in the current economy, these accounts will only guarantee you the minimum standard of living. If you’re looking for a little luxury in your later years, consider funding your retirement through real estate investments. Real estate has been used for years by savvy individuals, and it’s your turn to join the ranks of the successfully retired.

Passive Retirement Income

Investing in real estate allows you to enjoy the benefits of a passive income. Passive income is achieved by investing in properties that will generate cash flow beyond what is needed to sustain the investment. In other words, any money you make after you pay the mortgage and upkeep the property goes into your pocket. These funds will pad your retirement, allowing you to leave the workplace and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.

Multifamily Properties Maximize Passive Retirement Income

A MDU, or multi-dwelling unit, has two or more dwellings underneath one roof. Each unit has a kitchen, living area, bathroom(s), and bedroom(s). An example of a MDU is an apartment building. Investing in one or more MDUs can maximize passive income, which we already discussed above, by providing multiple revenue streams from the purchase of one property. The income from each unit is independent of the others, meaning the loss of income from one unit will not automatically cause the loss of income from the other units. Investing in an MDU is a smart way to maximize your return, since purchasing one apartment building is easier than purchasing several single-family homes. An MDU can also guarantee you have a place to live during your retirement, since you can reside in one of the units while turning a profit on the others.

Benefits of Investing in Multi-family Properties

There are several benefits to investing in MDUs, or multi-family properties. Beyond creating passive income, let’s look at what makes MDUs especially attractive as a retirement investment.

Multiple Streams of Income
As we stated above, a multi-family property will be occupied by several, separate tenants all paying rent independently of each other. If you lose a tenant, you still have others paying rent while you fill the empty unit. There’s no such guarantee of income from a single-family home. If a single-family home is empty, it’s not generating revenue for your retirement. The same could be said for multi-unit office spaces, if you’re looking for a higher-dollar investment. Multiple units equal multiple ways to make money.

Less Expensive to Manage
When you purchase a MDU, you have the option to hire a property management company. The overhead to hire the company and manage the property will be significantly less than the overhead to manage several single-family homes. A management company will handle things like rent collection and soliciting tenants, allowing you to relax and enjoy your retirement.

Invest with Less Risk
Even in a down economy, multi-family properties usually have tenants. This means your risk is less when investing in these types of properties. You should be able to draw passive income even in harder economic times. Also, having multiple dwellings means your revenue streams are not dependent on each other. This also equals less risk.