How to Get Your Articles Published

This is a “how to” story. It’s a story because I will tell you how I got my first ever article published in a national print magazine!

I have been published in the largest circulating magazine (at the time) in Pakistan, and also in the largest blog/site (at the time) in whole wide universe. These two facts in themselves may not qualify me to give “advice” on how to get published as a writer.

How to get your article published

But my qualitative filter for giving advice is as follows: if I’ve done it myself, I can talk about it in a way that may help you. And one never gives advice; one can only take advice. Continue reading How to Get Your Articles Published

How to Start a Blog as a Business

Blog as a Business

You will know what it takes to start a blog as a business because I will show you the real side of blogging. I have been at it for about a year now and have found some key points that differentiate a successful blog from a not-so-successful one.

Yes, you can make a lot of money – I will show you examples of people making money from blogging, people that I know. And no, it does not matter if they are from the first world countries or third world. You will see the example of a blogger from the US, and a blogger from Pakistan, both making significant income from their blogs.

And let’s start from my favorite question, the why. Continue reading How to Start a Blog as a Business

Are you making these 5 Critical Social Media mistakes?

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Social Media marketing for your business

Social Media is what the Internet has become.

From housewives (and househusbands!) earning substantial monthly incomes to multinational corporations finding new markets, Social Media has really given everyone a level playing field.

You can build your business, your repute and influence using Social Media.

But like so many other players in the Social Media scene, are you making the following mistakes that are so easy to make?

Continue reading Are you making these 5 Critical Social Media mistakes?

How to Create a Company that Can Run without you

how to automate your business

That’s the dream, right? A business that works for you and not the other way around. But how do you automate your business so that it allows you the time to do what you love?

What’s the point of being self-employed if all you do is get a job in your own business as a CEO!?

The idea is to make money with as little interference from you – the business owner – as possible.

Imagine a running concern, where you just check up once in a week or so (if that) and that company gives you a sizable amount of money to spend. An automated set of systems that doesn’t require your input as such. You will be free to spend your money, go on a world tour, sip non-alcoholic drinks on a beach in Thailand, etc, etc, etc. :)

But what steps are involved in creating such a company that can run without you?

Continue reading How to Create a Company that Can Run without you

Being a better writer

Just a quick post to let you in on the secret.

Copyblogger, for those of you who don’t know, is a blog that helps bloggers become better at writing copy that sells. If you are not reading it, then you should be.

Brian Clark, the founder of Copyblogger, wrote a post a while back, titled 10 steps to become a better writer. It’s a must-read!