Attention grabbing title

Sometimes inspiration is not at the highest levels and in that case production just comes down to hard work and falling back to a growing backpack of expereince. Attention grabbing title today. It might even work out great.

Sometimes lack of something better proofs to be the best way to go and first things that comes to mind at the end turn out to be the best ideas.

Dutch Centre of Financial Information
Today recorded a short screencast to explain how to download an excel sheet I am offering to the Dutch public to help them budgetting on a monthly basis. Content is getting updated and I start seeing first positive effects of our latest efforts in terms of ad revenue. A long way to go still.

Cute Cat
The relavance of a cute cat with this post is little, but still i’d like to mention that cute cats ar good attention grabbers, second after my stunning headline ofcourse. Also, the use of captions under images is a good thing according to Ogilvy, so I better start using them.
This is my second caption in 10 years of blogging.
Copywriting jobs at Upwork Three potential clienst in a row tried obtaining a free sample writing. This is against the Upwork policies and user agreements so I had to reject those unfortunally. I think it is fair to charge a regular fee for a trial task. This is to prevent that clients obtain -lets say- ten sample writings in the interview phase before to continue working with the best.

Being the best candidate, I had no doubt that I would win all three of these gigs, but I feel sorry for the other applicants that may submit work without getting paid. I made this mistake once, without realising it. Just a few paragraphs is not the point. It is the time I invest in applying, studying your site, read into your market space before to have a skype meeting and the actual meeting wich usally takes between 30 minutes and one hour.

E-book on Upwork Success
Another dissapointment at the Upwork platform was that it will take a minimum of 13 weeks to get my Top Rated status back. Even though I have an excellent feedback or Job Succes Score (JSS). Technical talk and noboday cares probably. In the meanwhile I keep working for my loyal clients and slow down my chace for new clients untill I have my Top Rated status back, let them come to me.

These episodes are fuel to my E-book about Upwork Succes, collecting good and bad experiences. Always look at the bright side.

Thats all folks, for this factual update.

To be continued.

From 10K to 100.000 monthly visitors

Is was a bumpy ride, but somehow I developed the skill to get blogs from zero to 10.000 monthly visitors. Will I be able to push this one up to 100.000 engaged visitors? Join me on that journey and subscribe to my weblog updates!

On twitter I posted a screenshot from this blogs statistics, hitting over 10K visitors in December, after blogging weekly for 4,5 month.

Upwork Consultancies

For some of my web developments I was already hiring using the Upwork platform, but now I am also registered as a consultant myself, sharing my experience with web development.

Sustainability Management Professional

Also, I just recently change my profile description on Linkedin to Sustainability Management Professional, because that basically covers the load much better. Management consulting. Design and Implementation of Integrated Management Systems. I am not only helping organizations with their online presence, but also as an adviser on their intranet and compliance with value adding management system standards.

So stay tuned, and watch me grow a SaaS business from a consultancy practice.

Jeroen