Authors and Bloggers

Authors and Bloggers

Online Directory of recommended members of The Mums At Work Network who are Authors and Bloggers including their contact details & social media links.

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Tina Calder

Owner

Northern Ireland’s Content Queen, Tina Calder is a journalist and commentator of 20 years, a publicist of 12 and a multi-platform media professional. The Belfast entrepreneur owns publicity management agency Excalibur Press based in the city’s Cathedral Quarter.

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Miss Sinéad Campbell

I’m Sinead. Working with people to help them unlock their potential is my passion. As an experienced life coach, I am skilled in helping others to clarify their personal and professional goals and overcome barriers to success. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than watching my clients become more confident, inspired, and empowered to create positive change in their lives through life coaching.…

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Elaine Curry

Transformation and Performance Coach

I am a qualified transformation and performance coach. I have two decades of experience in personal and professional development, offering many uplifting transformational programmes and professional support packages.

My mission in life is to make a positive difference to someone every day – this drives me to spring out of bed in the morning!

I would love to hear from you if you think I could help you, y0ur business or your organisation.…

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Ms Amanda Maguire

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Andrea McKernon

I help businesses raise their profiles, attract interest and gain credibility through press and media articles.

I help people build relationships with local, regional and national media without the expense of paid adverts.

I’m a working freelance journalist at the Irish News and Belfast Telegraph with 20 years of reporting experience on news and politics. A former editor at Belfast Media Group, I also write features, produce & design as a sub-editor and produce copy for digital journalism.…

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DR Ruth Miller-Anderson

Founder

Dr Ruth Miller-Anderson is a success coach known as ‘The Swan Doctor’, multi-award-winning pharmacist, academic, project manager and entrepreneur. Over more than 20 years, Ruth’s career path has taken her through multiple settings and directions.  She initially worked in community pharmacy but her interest in research led her to doing a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast where she subsequently became a lecturer.…

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Mumbreakable

Hi, I’m Lisa and these are my two wonderful, funny, full-of-mischief babies, Grace and Ethan, and the inspiration for this blog. I became a mum in 2013 and my world was turned upside down. Gone were the carefree days of early morning gym visits, last minute nights out and regular trips to the beautician. Even my professional life took a hit and I left the security of my full-time job as a health journalist to concentrate on being mum.…

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My Glamorous Friend

 

Denize McKeown has turned her love of beauty and luxurious products into her own brand “My Glamourous Friend.”

5 Ways to Build a Business and Get Paid for Authors & Bloggers

1. Get Paid to Write Articles for Blogs, Magazines, and Journals

Despite talk of global “content fatigue,” major publications — both on- and offline — must keep publishing content or die.

That means popular WordPress blogs, magazines, and journals remain hungry for quality content writing — and many are willing to pay for it too. You’ll need to hustle to find the best opportunities, understanding that success won’t happen overnight, but freelancing for these publications is still a smart way to make money online as a writer.

2. Make Money by Creating Collateral for Content-Hungry Businesses

In the last five years, content marketing — this concept of creating valuable content to attract customers and build credibility and trust — has undoubtedly gone mainstream.

The result? More and more businesses are getting into the content game. Some have a clear strategy, while others are just jumping on the bandwagon and hoping it pays off down the line.

This has created a market for smart writers who can write for a specific audience. These content-hungry businesses need articles, white papers, case studies — the list goes on. And they fully expect to pay for them.

Breaking into this market can be tough without a few contacts to get you started, but it’s not impossible.

3. Get Paid to Write by Becoming a Best-Selling Kindle Author

What about making it big as an author? Could that be your best route to a life of freedom as a full-time writer?

Well, it’s certainly more realistic than it used to be. Ten years ago, writing a best-selling book was a distant dream for most writers and self-publishing on Kindle was often dismissed as a vanity exercise.

But today, thanks largely to Amazon and Kindle, the self-published book market is gigantic and making money from writing books is far more achievable.

4. Make Money Writing as a Conversion-Focused Copywriter

Copywriting, in a nutshell, is instructions to make readers take a specific action.

Sales letters, video scripts, even product descriptions — these all need writing by someone, and they live or die on the results they produce.

Copywriting may not seem fundamentally different to other forms of writing, but in practice, it’s a discipline all of its own.

While there’s a trend towards more conversational, empathetic copywriting — moving away from the hype-fuelled “hard sell” — you still need a solid understanding of the principles of persuasion.

5. Build a Niche Blog and Promote Third Party Products

I’ll be honest — building a popular blog is tough. Really tough.

Once you’ve scaled your blog beyond a certain point, less time is spent doing the thing you love i.e. writing.

So if your dream is to build a six-figure blog, you’d better be as excited about the prospect of running a business as you are about writing your next post. (In fact, if you’re making six figures, writing is one of the things you should probably outsource.)

But there is a path to making money from a blog where you still spend a good proportion of your time writing. And it starts with picking a blog niche where a large, passionate audience already exists. This is where you can find successful products from trusted names to sell.

Promoting affiliate products is a much smarter way to start earning money from a blog than creating your own product. With an affiliate product, someone else has already done the hard work of validating the market and building the product.. Someone else gets to handle the pre-sales inquiries, payments, refunds, and product support.

Affiliate products pay high commissions too, sometimes 50% or even more. The incremental production cost of digital products is essentially nothing.

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