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Interview: What Are My Publishing Options?

If you’ve written a book, you have several choices for getting your final product in front of readers: traditional publishing, self-publishing, and niche publishing. How do you know which route is the best for you? During her latest radio interview on The Price of Business, The Writers For Hire Senior Editor Wintress Odom describes each
  • authors, books, publishing a book, self-publishing, Writer, writer resources
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Interview: Why Most Web Copy Fails

One of the most important things your business web copy should do is show potential customers, from the beginning, why it’s in their best interests to select your products or services. Some business web sites accomplish that spectacularly, and some, well, don’t. During her latest radio interview on The Price of Business, Wintress Odom, owner of
  • Posted by Kathy  Posted on 04 Apr  1 Comments
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Is Traditional Publishing Still Worth It?

Part I: Pros and Cons Before the Publication Date “Writing a novel is like driving at night in the fog,” E.L. Doctorow once said. “You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” But when you finish a book, those headlights may fade out. You face
  • books, infographic, Publishing, publishing a book, self-publishing, Writers Resources, writing
  • Posted by Kathy  Posted on 30 Mar  0 Comments
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Interview: Writing With SEO In Mind

If your website content is a key to search engine optimization (SEO) success, what kind of content should you be writing? Wintress Odom, owner and senior editor of The Writers For Hire, answers that question a lot, and she has some do’s and don’ts for you. Click play below to hear the interview.      
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Writing with SMEs

As a marketing specialist, you recognize that SMEs (subject matter experts) are critical to effective content marketing. They’re authorities on your company’s products and services. Without them, your company couldn’t run—and it would be nearly impossible to create detailed content that showcases your company’s expertise. But if you’ve ever had to collaborate with one of
  • Posted by Kathy  Posted on 08 Mar  0 Comments
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Social Media and Today’s Hospitals

By Michelle Perron When Facebook logged its first likes in 2004, no one was predicting that social networking would become a tool in the practice of medicine. Yet it has. From the revered Mayo Clinic to little-known regional specialty centers, the health care industry is finding that social media helps attract new appointments, generate revenue,
  • marketing, online marketing, Social Media, social media marketing
  • Posted by Kathy  Posted on 21 Feb  0 Comments
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Interview: Content That Drives Google Rankings

There was a time when adding the right keywords to your website copy would go a long way toward boosting its Google ranking—where the Google algorithm places your site in search results. But today, keywords do little to help in that area. Driving up Google rankings is a complex, constantly changing process. On the bright
  • Posted by Kathy  Posted on 15 Feb  0 Comments
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Gordon Graham “That Whitepaper Guy”

The whitepaper is arguably the keystone of a great content marketing campaign. A single, comprehensive whitepaper on an enduring industry topic can last years – creeping up month after month in search results, circulated and posted by peers and potential clients, attracting hundreds or thousands of mentions on social sites. The whitepaper can also be
  • Copywriting, marketing, Social Media, thought leadership, whitepapers
  • Posted by Kathy  Posted on 08 Feb  0 Comments
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Interview: Secrets to Great Content Marketing

What is content marketing, and what can it do for your business? Wintress Odom, owner of Writers For Hire, explains during her latest radio interview on The Price of Business. Topics covered include: Finding and selecting relevant subject matter Getting the most out of your content marketing campaign Getting your subject matter experts on board
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Better Hospital Communication Improves HCAHPS Scores

Since the establishment of the Affordable Care Act  in 2012, one question has been plaguing hospitals all over the country….“How can we improve our HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores?” With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, which ties patient satisfaction scores to hospital reimbursements, hospitals are finding the
  • Posted by Kathy  Posted on 21 Jan  2 Comments
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