Case Study: What Is Required To Go From Idea To Reality?

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Disaster may come at any given moment. Normally I try not to but sometimes you just can't help expecting the worst. Why is that? When you have worked hard to get things set up, spent hours and hours on the project and had very little sleep while a lot of other things that usually do require attention, all paid the price so you can get things set up as quickly and efficiently as possible, you will do everything within your capabilities to make a … [Read more...]

Having A Mentor – Ever Considered The Possibilities?


This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. When you start out as a new blogger, chances are you are very unfamiliar with the online world and what goes on behind the scenes. Even if you've been online for some time, as you become more involved you will discover that quite a different side to things exists than you're aware of when you just read other people's blogs and articles. Often at times starting as a new blogger, you have a gazillion ideas that you wish you could get out there all … [Read more...]

How Distractions Paralyze Your Productivity as a Freelance Writer & How To Eliminate Them


This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen of Freelance Writing Tactics. Distractions are everywhere. Distractions happen without intent. Distractions happen when you least need it. As a successful freelance writer distractions are probably one of the most lethal productivity killers of all times, especially when writing to reach a certain deadline. Photo Credit: Nanette Saylor of Wise Well Women on Flickr When I started writing for another rather large blog about six months ago, … [Read more...]

Why Reinventing The Traffic Generation Wheel Is A Bad Idea And What To Do Instead

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Being a blogger, experienced or absolute beginner, traffic generation will always have to be part of your online strategy. You spend hours researching and then create excellent content. It takes hard work to put killer content out there. Then you will have to try and put that content in front of the eyes of your target audience. You will need to drive traffic, somehow and sometime sooner or later. Driving traffic is not easy. Driving targeted … [Read more...]

7 Critical Elements Of Effective & Complete Domain Management

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Effective and complete domain management is a composition of processes with essential elements that if used together forms a system that determines the success of your business or blog online. Many start a blog without a "business plan" and soon find missing elements that are harder to implement at that point in time. However, doing some much required research and planning before you put much at stake by starting your online journey, you'll find … [Read more...]