What Is Marketing?

In order to be successful, businesses of all sizes each have some form of marketing or another. What is marketing?, you might wonder. In simplest terms, marketing is the process of promoting your business, products, or services. You can employ many different marketing techniques to increase your sales and enhance the success of your business. Marketing often involves various elements of sales / selling, product development and conceptualization, and even distribution. Marketing also often involves advertising, communications, and market research, which can help in creating your marketing plan. Read more...

Writing a Newspaper Article: 5 Tips

Writing a newspaper article is a great way to get started in the writing world if you want to become a freelance writer. Newspaper article writing opens you up to a wide world of news, features, and even columnist opportunities. Depending on your background and your interests, you may find that you enjoy one type of newspaper writing over another. Some of the most common kinds of newspaper articles include: human interest feature stories, business profiles, obituaries, events coverage, hard news stories (think crime!), and of course, sports coverage. If you are in high school or college, you a Read more...

My Newly Published, Free eBook on Nail Care

Well, I’ve finally done it. Something I’ve been meaning to do for a little while now… after weeks of pushing myself to just get it done. Aside from deadlines and projects, I finished something of my very own for myself and those who share the same interests… I published a true labor of love — my very own eBook on nail care — Strong and Healthy Nail Care Tips, which is available at my nail art Web site, DIYNailDesigns.com. I have always enjoyed a good manicure or pedicure, especially as a writer, because I think nude colored nails might be kind of boring clic Read more...

Creative Writing Ideas — Some Tips on Fighting Writer’s Block

For some people creative writing comes naturally (to a point). For others, writing extensively might take some time and practice. Even the most avid and experienced writers get writer’s block from time to time, so don’t worry if you find yourself struggling with what to write or how much to write. If you are looking for some creative writing ideas and exercises to keep your mind sharp and to help you avoid writer’s block, I’ve got some great tips for you. Sometimes doing the same thing over and over again becomes so repetitive that you lose your zest and passion for wha Read more...