Professional Blogging

How to Get Periscope Videos onto YouTube

Several readers have asked about how to get Periscope videos onto YouTube. Here’s the process I followed during my short-lived Persiscope experiment. For a few months earlier this year, I answered reader questions via video. I’d like to continue the series, but I’m still kind of putting my life back together. As part of my …

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Do You Know Why You Write? A Purpose for Every Post

Before you say yes to another writing gig, or agree to another pro bono post, stop and think about why you write. I’ve started thinking more about why I do things and prioritizing what matters to me. I have a chance at a new start in life, and I’m using this change to focus on things that I …

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My 4 Favorite Freelancer Personal Branding Tips

Personal branding is essential for a freelancer. If you want to succeed, these freelancer personal branding tips can help. Last month, I moderated a panel devoted to freelancer personal branding. The venue was the FinCon Expo, where I’ve presented before. The panel was aimed more at what editors are looking for in freelancers, and I …

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Professional Bloggers: Endorsements, Sponsored Posts and the FTC

Sponsored posts offer a way for professional bloggers to make a little extra money. But you need to be prepared to disclose your relationships. Professional bloggers have enjoyed an increase in influence in recent years. Major brands — and even not-so-major brands — are anxious to reach new audiences with the help of bloggers. If …

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