Article Writing

It was the first time I overheard someone whisper “he’s the author”, as I walked into a book signing, that I suddenly realized that I had achieved something very special. Not only had I managed to get my book published, I now received respect and admiration from total strangers. Being a writer even in today’s digitized world is still an awe-inspiring accomplishment.

In USA TODAY reported eighty-two percent of Americans say they plan to write a book someday. I think the critical word here is ‘plan’. If you want to be someone who really does write a book, you can begin right now by understanding how being an author will improve your life.

Here is my top ten list why you should become an author today, especially if you are a spirituality, self-help or personal growth expert:
1. Authors are recognized as experts by virtue of having a book with their name on the cover.
2. The media loves authors (i.e. experts) and uses them often, on all levels.
3. Being an author improves your chances of getting paid speaking engagements.
4. While you may not become a millionaire by writing a book, you can certainly improve your chances of increasing your income.
5. When you go to your high school reunion, you can finally shove your book under the noses of all who snubbed you in your teenage years.
6. If you ever felt that you weren’t ‘smart enough’, writing a book will certainly go a long way in curing that.
7. Being an author gives you a stronger sense of self-esteem.
8. Your book will open doors and create business opportunities you wouldn’t have received without it.
9. Having a book gives you a platform for teaching workshops and seminars.
10. Being an author is a great icebreaker at cocktail parties. (Hint: authors are often considered VIPs or celebrities! It’s true!)

When I started writing my first book, it wasn’t because I was sure I wanted Bill O’Reilly’s producer to have my name in his Rolodex to call whenever he needed a ‘mystical’ New Age expert. (In fac,t I’m not sure I’ve ever wanted that at all!) I didn’t devote hundreds of hours to stories of couples finding one another through magical, mystical ways just to impress strangers at a cocktail party. And I can definitely tell you I didn’t write six books just to tell my old high school classmates about it.

I wrote because I had to. I had a story inside of me that wouldn’t rest until I put it onto the page. The benefits of actually finishing the book and becoming a bona fide author and the other “reasons” were simply an afterthought.
I can do everything short of putting a cattle prod under you to get you started on writing your self-help book, but, at the end of the day, writing has to be something you want to do. Sure, it’s hard to sit down day after day and stare at a blank computer screen. I know how hard it is to tell your mom or your husband that you only typed two pages in an entire day. I can tell you hundreds of great things about being an author, but not a single one will really get you to the finish line.

What will get you down the home stretch is the satisfaction of knowing that you’re being true to yourself. You dreamt of becoming an author because you had to. You envisioned title ideas and chapter outlines because they came to you and wouldn’t go away. You told your friends you wanted to write a book because you could and you will.

You are an author, and you always have been. All you need to do now is make it happen. It might not be scintillating cocktail banter that puts a finished manuscript in your hands, but keeping your eyes on the prize can’t hurt.

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Copywriting

Ok! So, most of you googled the heading above to find out if you will be any good as a writer. I may be starting an argument here but fact is there is no way to know until you are there.

There are basics like ensuring your headline stands out, make sure you are reaching the target audience and keep the text clean and simple yes yes yes!

Heard all that before?

Sure, it’s all important to be a good copywriter but its not the whole ground structure.  We are past the fact we can write great subject lines; our content is error free and there are no plagiarism problems anywhere. However, this is a positive there is more to becoming an average copywriter. It doesn’t happen overnight, and it certainly isn’t an easy journey.

Sometimes we can write a great article and get paid. Positives all round next person reads your content and says it sucks. It is a personal opinion were all individuals with a different opinion on subjects.

Just because one person rejects your work and has a complaint or two that’s no problem that is to be expected.  Importantly it isn’t whether the person you are writing for loves your copywriting or not the fact remains does the audience love or hate it?

You don’t need to be a copywriter to tell someone their work is not relevant to the group of people it was sent to, or the cost is too high or its stupid idea all together.

Use a tracker to your advantage.

To find out whether you are being an inspirational and all round good copywriter you need to install a mouse tracking service. Ones like mouse flow and the common crazy egg are designed to monitor the percentage of traffic to your site and how many of them are actually scrolling on further down the page.

You can consider yourself above average once you have a high percentage on people who are actually scrolling around your website. This means you have interested them and included a relevance to them.

Getting the feedback from the real people

The people you want comments and feedback from good or bad is the audience themselves. They are the people you want interested let’s keep them interested!

Whether you are a known copywriter or just starting out get the customer feedback. By placing a box at the end of your copywriting and a small message stating you want feedback where it may be good or bad criticism it all helps.

If you find a few are saying you have too many fillers in your sentences there you go change that and another step in the right direction of being an above average writer.

Offer a feedback live chat support so you can talk directly to your readers. Ask them what they dislike, how you can improve to reach their satisfaction, what do they want to see in your writing?

A survey is also a valuable tool a few questions about the topics of your writing the tone of your writing a few questions like that with a scale to rate their experience in reading your writing. After awhile review those ratings and you will see valuable information emerge that will improve you and your copywriting.

Some writers will brag once they get out in the big world they are going to be the next best thing because they received all A+’s in their writing. It simply doesn’t work like that yes, it is a good thing to pass all the courses however you are no above average copywriter if you don’t connect with your readers.

 

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There are several factors to consider when buying office or home air conditioners. One of the most important factors to consider is the correct air conditioning size. Too much air conditioning is a waste of money on the purchase, but also increased energy costs. You can visit http://www.serviceairconsingapore.com/ for professional aircon advisor in Singapore.

Unfortunately, too much air conditioning does not mean that it will effectively cool your room, only the right air-conditioning size is very important. The correct size means you’ll save on energy bills, but your room will be effectively cooled down. On the other hand, too small air-conditioning will not effectively cool your room. In short, too much air conditioning will waste the initial capital investment, will not effectively remove the heat in the room. So it will make your room feel upset and uncomfortable. If you choose an air conditioner that is too small, you may end up with an air-conditioning that does not effectively cool the room and will overheat.

Choose the right air conditioner

If you want to buy the right air conditioner for your home or office, calculating the BTU for your room is very important. The following “HDB Aircon BTU Computation Guide” provides the easiest way to determine the BTU required for your room. This is very important because it will also help you make the right decision about the size of the air conditioner you should purchase.

Calculate the area of the room to be cooled

The first step in calculating the BTU required for a room is to calculate the squared area of the room to be cooled. For square or rectangular rooms, multiply the room length by its width (all units in square feet). For the triangle section, multiply the length by the width and divide by two. If your room shape is not rectangular , triangular, or square, it is wise to have a professional air conditioning service provider help you determine the size of your room and the BTU your room needs.

Adjust

These are the professional recommended ideal BTU. After the calculation, but also need to consider some other factors, and make the necessary adjustments. Here are some adjustments you should make. If your room is deep shadow, you should reduce your BTU by 10%. This is because your room will be partially cooled by the shadows. If you are in a sunny place, or your room is sunny, you should increase your BTU by 10%. If using air conditioners in the kitchen, you should increase the capacity by 4,000 BTUs.If more than 1 people occupy the room, you need additional 600 BTU for each person.

You should also look at where you will install the air conditioner. If you install it in the corner of a room, use an air conditioner to send airflow in the correct direction. If you follow this guide, you will have a good air conditioner that fully meets your cooling needs. It is also important to hire a professional AC service provider to check your room and make any other suggestions about BTU requirements in your room. Because they are experts who have been providing these services for years, they are more able to provide the required BTUs.

 

Some of the benefits of hiring an air conditioning service provider to calculate your room BTU are:

Aircon_general_seviceMany homeowners purchase too much air conditioning. There are several disadvantages to buying a large air conditioner. For example, air conditioning is too hard to install. They need a lot of space and may not be available. Another disadvantage of buying too large air conditioners is the need for more power to operate. Installing a large air conditioner will increase your monthly energy bills. By hiring professional air conditioning service providers, they will check your room and accurately determine the effective cooling room needed for the right BTU. Because they have the right equipment, skills and experience, you can save you a lot of energy costs per month.

Another disadvantage of installing a large air conditioner is that the unit can create an uncomfortable environment in your office  or home. Too large air conditioning creates an uncoordinated indoor temperature, which is uncomfortable. Too much aircon unit will not effectively remove the room moisture, and will make your room feel too cold and very uncomfortable.

However, to save money , some Singapore office or home owner  refer to use a small air conditioner. To make your room cooler, smaller air-conditioners will have to work longer in order to continuously achieve the desired comfort level in the room. This makes them more easy to wear and tear. In many cases, small air-conditioning units do not provide the comfort required. Therefore, your office or home will remain too hot in the afternoon. To achieve the comfort you need, you can choose to use another cooling system to replenish your air conditioner.

So, to make sure your home or office gets the right BTU, you can hire a professional air conditioning service provider. They have the skills and experience they need to accurately determine the BTUs they need.

Read about 6 Mistakes To Avoid When Relocating Your Aircon.