Infographic: Five Mistakes To Avoid in Your NaNoWriMo Novel by Grammarly

Are you a participant in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those who don’t know ;))? Here is an infographic by Grammarly about the common mistakes in the novels from last year they did with participating novelists. This is helpful during the proofreading/editing process before it goes off to the editor. This is also helpful for aspiring authors! Enjoy!

Link to full article for more help tips here.


Infographic: Day Jobs that Inspired Famous Authors

Are you an emerging or aspiring author? Are you working a day job that inspires you? Even if you are not a famous author, but you have a day job that inspires you, please share! As for me, even though I am not a famous author, my first inspirations came from being a high school student. Enjoy!

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Famouns Author Day Job

Guest Post: Different types of Returns on Investment Social Media and Internet Marketing by Paul Collins

I would like to welcome Paul Collins to NAG today. He is here to talk about the all-important return on investment (ROI) when it comes to social media and internet marketing and why it is important. Enjoy! 


When it comes to putting your investment behind any marketing or promotion campaigns, the first question you will have to tackle in front of your team is the returns of investment in the said promotion. The idea of returning revolves around a certain measurement number that can allow the brand team or marketers to judge the kind of impact a certain campaign has had over the brand in terms of sales, following and other aspects of brand equity. Similarly, when it comes to investments in social media and internet marketing, the question of the kinds of returns on investment one can earn is still there.

The growing element of internet marketing is present in today’s world for one sole reason and that is the multiple ways a company can benefit from its returns along with really amazing cost efficiency articles. The kinds of cost efficiencies that one can bring with the investment in social media is really strong and better in comparison to traditional means and ways of marketing and promotion. This is why the growth in social media has been resounding and a huge success for a lot of brands and companies who have taken the threshold of their budget and invested into these new avenues to be explored. Today’s blog is going to talk about different types of returns on investment in social media and internet marketing that a business or a company can earn, based on their preferences and settings.

Generating leads by Paying Only for Clicks

The basic internet marketing module runs on two important elements of costing and efficiencies where you can easily earn some of the best returns. One of those elements is paying only for the clicks you earn. This means if you want your promotion campaign to provide a handsome amount of sales leads in return for your investment then you can opt for this model where the internet will only charge you once a user clicks on your advertisement and officially becomes your lead to contact.

Paying for Awareness

Another element of the costing and efficiencies that you can go for is paying only when people get to see your ad and get the awareness about you. This is based on per 1000 views, so every time you complete 1000 ad views, you will be charged. This is again a very effective model and provides the most efficient return if you are aiming to register your brand in the minds of your consumers and online users.

Paying for Conversion

Another way to earn returns on your social media and internet marketing campaign is to pay for conversions you earn. You can set up a preference where you are only charged when you are provided with a returning customer calling your business to place orders. This is largely adopted by many restaurant chains abroad.

Paying for the Purchase

This is the payment and return mode where you are asked to pay only when a customer completes a purchase from your website, this again is a very good model for websites based on e-commerce.


Author Bio

Paul Collins is the author of this blog post. Paul works as a social media consultant for an agency in Canada. He likes to post blogs on the website Dissertation-House-UK and his blogs are usually about internet marketing.

Guest Post: Reasons Why Content is Important for Social Media Marketing by Serina Levis

I would like to welcome Serina Levis to NAG today. She is here to offer a fresh perspective on why content is important to social media marketing. Check it out and enjoy!

Content in Social Media Marketing

Whenever we talk about social media and a brand’s growth on the social media platforms, we always ask them questions like:

  • How did you get the X number of followers?
  • Why did your brand not work on certain platforms?
  • What is the ROI on the social media platform?
  • How do I get users to talk on my page and share what I post?

The answer to all these questions is very simple. It begins with the presence of the content or the lack of it.If your social media page is not performing well, it means you seriously lack the right content. If your social media page is growing with leaps and bounds, then this clearly means that the content you are posting is great and users love what you share. Content is the actual meat of your social media presence. Everything that you post is called content, if you do not have any content, your page is just a blank template and nothing else.

The importance of content is more now than before because of the communication clutter and stringent policies of all the social media platforms. If your content is not right, then there are chances people will not like it or even before that, the social media platform will not approve of it. Today’s guest blog post is going to talk about reasons why social media is so reliant on content and how does content help you get success on social media.

Content is the way you communicate

One reason for the importance of content onto the social media platforms is because of the fact that it is the only way to communicate with people on social media. Consider content as the language of social media. Now imagine how if you use the wrong language in real life situations can result in you being not really appreciated by the people you are interacting with. The importance of language is so high in real life and so is the importance of content in social media.

Content is what people feel

Content is something that people actually feel. They get emotional with what you share. For example, if you share a tragedy, they will feel sad and if you share something happy, they will be content. Content is that element which directly affects the users of social media and so the importance is very high.

Content is information

Content is also information about you, your company and the services you offer. If it is not appropriate or right, then it is directly having an impact on your organization’s credibility and your brand equity.

Content is knowledge

On many occasions, social media content is also a source of knowledge for the users. If your social media content is not saying anything insightful, then new people are going to simply ignore it. This is why it has to be absolutely credible and something which your users will be surprised to read. This is why so many brands rely on “Did you know” kind of facts on their social media posts.

Author Bio

Serina Levis is the author of this blog post. Serina is a senior account executive at a social media firm. He encourages writing blogs on websites, which is why he frequently contributes to the website follow her on: G +

Interview with Sarah Juckes and Introducing

I would like to welcome Sarah Juckes the communications manager of She is here to answer some questions and introduce their model for independent publishing. Delve into the questions and feel free to go by their site and kick their tires and see if they may be right for you.

Completely Novel

1) Can you explain CompletelyNovel in 50 words?

CompletelyNovel is a friendly publishing platform, specializing in helping authors create, publish and sell beautiful print books. We’re a little different to most publishing platforms. For one – we offer 100% royalty rates. We also have a friendly team on hand when needed, expert advice on tap and some of the best print quality around.

(That was 54 words – sorry!)

2) 100% royalties – how does that work?

Rather than taking a commission from book sales, we offer authors the option to ‘subscribe’ to publishing for one flat fee per month, or per year.

So, let’s say an author subscribes to our publishing Plus Plan. She pays £7.99/$11.99 per month to publish two different titles – perhaps her novel and its sequel. For this, she gets the use of our online tools to create her book, the opportunity to print copies at cost price, two ISBNs and distribution worldwide via high-quality print-on-demand.

As we don’t take any commission from her book sales, 100% of the book royalties are passed back to her on the first working day of every month. And that’s it! No upfront fees or hidden costs needed.

3) How is this different to publishers such as Createspace and Lulu?

Most other publishing platforms operate by taking a commission from your book sales, or by charging an upfront fee. As we cover our costs with a monthly subscription, an author can earn 100% book royalties. These means she will only ever pay £7.99/$11.99 per month to publish, whether she sells ten books, or ten thousand.

Currently, CreateSpace take a 40% commission of the retail price of every book sale, and Lulu takes 20% of the royalties. The math can get a bit confusing, so we’ve covered it in full detail using Pride and Prejudice as an example, here.

4) What kind of authors suit CompletelyNovel’s publishing subscriptions?

Our subscription model particularly suits authors who sell more than six copies of their book a month, so we have a lot of passionate writers on CompletelyNovel who are working to do just that.

Authors don’t need to have any previous experience with publishing. We have lots of free advice for newbies on our website, so they can learn as they go.

Books doing particularly well with us at the moment range from travel memoirs, to women’s fiction – literary masterpieces to business books. Ultimately, we find that a book’s success is down to the determination of the author who drives them.

5) What kind of authors DON’T suit CompletelyNovel?

CompletelyNovel isn’t for everyone. Authors who are looking for a ‘hands on’ publishing experience are better off going to a publishing services provider – the cost of which can be anything upwards of £700/$1000. We also don’t currently offer eBook distribution, although 99% of our authors publish an eBook independently to go alongside their print book, which we encourage.

One of the great things about subscribing to publishing on a monthly basis is that authors are free to leave whenever they want. They maintain all copyright to their work and their book will simply become unavailable if they choose to leave.

6) What’s the cost of a standard print book on CompletelyNovel?

Authors can actually calculate the print cost of their book here.

So – for an average 250 page paperback novel, it’s about £3.25/$5.04.

7) Where are you based?

We are in sunny Brighton, just south of London (by the sea) in the UK. We’re a small and friendly team, and most of us are actually writers ourselves.

Although we’re based in the UK, thanks to the wonders of the internet, we have authors publishing with us from all over the world.

8) Where can writers find more information?

Authors can find out more about what we do, here.

If you want more information on how subscribing to publishing works, we’ve popped it into a handy infographic, which you can find, here.

And yes – you can even drop me a line via a contact form, here.

Guest Post Discover Why Content Is the King of Digital Marketing by Rene J Scott

I would like to welcome Rene J. Scott to NAG today. She is here to share some info about why content is so important to digital marketing with a fresh perspective. Enjoy!

Content is King in Digital Marketing


In today’s tech driven world, marketers are using digital platforms to get spotted in the crowd. Undeniably content is playing a key role to capture the attention of potential as well as existing customer over digital platforms. But the surprising fact is that a large proportion of digital marketers are unaware about the unbeatable pros of distinguish content that can empower them to boost their business operations. Therefore in this article we would discuss some unbeatable pros of content marketing that any digital marketer could learn as well as implement to grow their business graph proactively.

Search Engine Optimisation

Nowadays online marketers are using search engine optimisation tactics to double their business visibility as well profit. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a marketer of a business you can open up the doors of opportunities via solid web content. Keep in mind to produce an original and relevant content if you want to place you website on top ranking of powerful search engines. Otherwise search engine will hit you and you will miss a great opportunity to expand your business.

Social Media Marketing

Social media has transformed the way marketers connect with their customers. Now marketers could easily sign up to popular socialising forums to increase their interaction with customers. You just need to post a fresh content regularly on your business page to boost your online presence. By doing this you will not only increase your followers on your socialising forums but also run a successful branding campaign.

Best for Leads Conversion

Believe it or not you can drive billions by using the power of words effectively. By using the power of word s you can easily satisfy your prospective customers to purchase your product and services. If you want to generate endless leads for your commodities, then you must utilise content worn techniques to accomplish our business goals in the best manner. In this way you will not only generate more leads but also move your business to the next level.

Showcase Your Product

No doubt content marketing is the best way to define product and services to every customer. Now any marketer could easily communicate with their leads via impressive content. With high-quality content, any business could easily build a strong relation with their customers. This is why successful marketing campaign is incomplete without an attention grabbing content. Thus, if you want to drive more customers to your business then you must follow this great strategy of digital marketing to stand out from the crowd.

Drive More Business

When it comes to drive more customers for a business content marketing plays a lead role. This is because impressive material would not only tell about your products to your customers in a transparent manner but also convince them to purchase them. Therefore it is vital for you to hire a professional content creator that will easily hook the attention of your targeted as well as current customer to multiply your sales revenue.

Increase your ROI

The more you will advertise your business via content marketing the more sales revenue you will drive for your business. Nowadays, businesses are increasing their rate of turnover by devoting cost effective content marketing technique. When you will share your valuable content over leading platforms, you will easily enhance your sales turnover. In this way, you can also multiply your sales revenue in a fast track manner to make your vision come true.

In the end, it could be said now that by reading the information shared in the above passage any business could easily promote their business in a transparent manner by utilising content marketing strategy.

Author Bio:

Rene is an expert content writer and holds master’s degree. She works with a writing consultancy and helping students to buy essay online from any valid organization. She has been in this field for more than 5 years.

Guest Post: Time To Get Acquainted With Striking Logos & Their Hidden Meanings by Jyoti Bhandari

I would like to welcome back Jyoti Bhandari and Designhill to NAG today. They are here to share a new interactive site that shows the hidden meanings of popular logos. If you have a business, chances are you have a logo. What is the hidden meaning behind YOUR logo? Have something to share? Leave a comment!

Are you aware that Nike logo is actually inspired from the statue of Greek Goddess of victory? Or that the logo of Sun Microsystems is crafted in such a way that it retains its readability no matter which view you take?

Striking, isn’t it? The art of finding meanings in void has been in human nature ever since per-historic days. However, the craft of putting hidden meanings in logos is a virtue of modern-day designers.


Designhill, one of the fastest growing custom design crowdsourcing marketplaces, has created an interactive microsite that offers an extravagant dose of information on some of the world’s most iconic logos and their hidden meanings such as the ever-popular logos of Hyundai, Lacoste and Audi.

So, get set to dive headfirst into the world of creativity. Click here to check Designhill’s interactive microsite and get acquainted with the hidden meanings behind 72 evergreen logos from across the globe.



Guest Post: How to Effectively Explore the Power of Content Marketing Channels by Jyoti Bhandari

I would like to welcome Jyoti Bhandari to NAG today. She is here to share some thoughts about exploring the power of content marketing and its channels as this is how business, no matter what it is, and even authors can learn from. Enjoy!

Content Marketing Channels
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Bill Gates once famously quoted that content is king. Now, with dynamic marketing scenarios and increased number of content channels, I couldn’t help but share this wonderful quote from Jonathan Perelman:

“Content is king, but distribution is queen, And she wears the pants.”

This tongue-in-cheek quote questions a lot of things. Are your content marketing efforts measurable? If yes, what’s the true value? Are your content marketing initiatives able to connect content to revenues? And, what exactly are you looking for from your content marketing campaigns? Prospect Engagement, brand awareness or leadership?

Let us look at following statistics to know the power of content marketing channels, courtesy Kapost.

  • 2% of marketers think that branded content is more effective than magazine advertisements, 69% say it’s superior to direct mail and PR.
  • 82% of prospects say content targeted to their industry is more valuable.
  • 9 in 10 organizations market with content.
  • 95% of B2B enterprise marketers use content marketing.

Now that we know how content marketing is such a powerful tool, let’s learn how enterprise society can effectively explore the power of content marketing channels.

The Potential In Creative Web Pages

Content Marketing
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Business owners have stopped using neighborhood-basement-designers in order to give their website a rich feel. In fact they are opting for professional crowdsourcing websites such as for various Website and Blog Designs. Reason? Because they now understand that content marketing has a lot to do with design as well. Here’s how you can explore the power of content marketing channels through creative web pages:

  • Induce High-quality, professional-looking photos and Images: You don’t want your users to think your products/services/brand is just as inferior as your images.
  • Visualize your content, induce more graphic elements: In current dynamic market, it is almost vital to use to graphic elements rather than traditional text-based content.
  • After text & graphics, it’s the time for Videos: Don’t shy away from using videos in your website, because if a picture can be a thousand words, a video is then a short booklet.

Boost Your Brand with Infographics

Content Marketing

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There is a sudden craze among marketers for infographics because it’s so delicious that you want to taste it. An infographic is designed in a manner that you would want to read the whole content, you would want to know the kind of elements used. Quite like when Windows XP came for the first time, we just wanted to look at it, precisely because it was filled with many interesting things at once. Here is how you can effectively boost your brand with good and relevant infographics.

  • The Interest keeps on growing: There is almost 96% increase in the viewership since 2005.
  • Target Audience are more attracted in Visual elements: A Survey says that 90% of information that comes to people’s mind is visual in nature.
  • Viral Compatibility: Almost every time an infographic is made on the planet, it goes through at least 10K likes.

Using Video Marketing to Your Advantage

Demand Metric published a report indicating that 70% of business-owners are now shifting towards videos for marketing. As much as 82% marketers believe video marketing to be more successful than other channels of marketing. Obviously these numbers indicate that there is a wide scope for videos to market your products and services, and video marketing strategy can boost both sales and brand value. Here is how you can effectively use video marketing to your advantage.

  • Identify your audience: While there is a big scope for video marketing, it is important that you first determine the segment of audience where you are going to showcase the video. Factors like, regional internet excess, video relevance to specific area, shopping history etc are to be kept in mind before proceeding.
  • Call-to-action: Once you are done producing the video, it is important to introduce a call-to-action or else it might fail to yield the desired results. Make sure you know beforehand what action do you want people to take after they have done watching the video. For deep impact, you should include a call to action in both visual and audible manner.
  • Distribute is queen: Do not overlook the power of social media when distributing your video. Promote it through many channels. Also, do not forget to optimize it for mobile viewing since large number of users are now using mobile devices for viewing videos.

Wrapping it up

The process of creating a communication tool demand a thought out through understanding of why it needs to be done, for whom and how. It has to go through the prism of modern marketing. In order to develop a cross-media marketing platform, one has to stay away from the traditional methods of ‘been there done that’ attitude.

Let us know how you have been doing it for your business. What has been your most powerful medium for content marketing? Drop down your comments below.

Author bio: Jyoti Bhandari a blogger. In her spare time, she generally write on topics concerning design, E-commerce, startups. When not writing, she love spending her time playing video games and watching cartoon movies!

Drag and Drop Features To Simplify Designing Your WordPress Site by Solostream

Solostream is here to talk about some of their WordPress themes. WordPress is commonly used to build websites and having an awesome looking site is a great start in helping you promote you business no matter if it is books, web design, publishing, underwater basket weaving classes, or whatever. Check these out as well as what is on their site.

As an open source platform, anyone has the opportunity of exploring various WordPress themes and introducing modern features to make a website look more like a pro. There is one significant customizable feature that one should look for a WordPress theme, and that is the drag and drop feature. This is a feature that will allow you to customize your web page layout and other features simply by choosing from the options available and dragging them to arrange your chosen website elements. To help you make a better choice when selecting multipurpose Wordress themes with the drag and drop them builder feature, here are some that are worth checking out.

WP Brilliance

Enjoy a more flexible layout when designing your web pages with WP Brilliance. You can easily tweak on its web page designs using custom page builder and create a slider to highlight your content. Its responsive design also helps your website to automatically adjust the placements of your page elements in order to display its content in organized manner even on a mobile or tablet screen. You can arrange the buttons, columns, icons and many other customizable elements using a drag and drop feature with great convenience.


Fast Line

This is a multipurpose WordPress theme that is optimized with several pre-designed layouts. With its drag and drop feature, you can easily arrange the elements of your pages. Change the design of your web pages, customize the gallery, add buttons, icons and forms, including customizing your layouts and widgets to your site with a breeze.



This multipurpose WordPress theme is excellent in optimizing your website for HD video publishing. It is supported by a fully integrated visual composer plugin with the drag and drop feature. This theme is great for someone who wants to create a WordPress site with multimedia contents. Its menus are also customizable, and you can easily create parallax pages for your site. The theme is supported with animation features and you can adjust the sizes of the image or video content. You can enjoy these features without the coding knowledge required.

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Template Toaster

For someone who needs some serious tweaking and customization on their web pages, this multipurpose theme for WordPress can be a good choice. Its drag and drop features are intuitive in giving the user more leeway of modifying the content. You can organize every detail of your web page elements simply by dragging and dropping them according to your preferences. Among the customizable elements include the header, footer, sidebar, widgets, as among many others. There are pre-made templates that you can automatically assign as your website theme design. There are several modules that you can drag and arrange accordingly.


WP Professional

If you are a professional who want to market and promote your skills and profession online, but does not know how to create your own website, using the WP Professional theme can give your career a boost. The drag and drop feature of this multipurpose WordPress theme will give even the novice WordPress user a good chance to create a professional looking personal site to showcase your services, portfolio and skills. There are impressive built-in features that you can instantly use to jumpstart creating your website and with its drag and drop feature, you can arrange the elements any way you want it. Anyone has a good chance of customizing their WordPress site layout and designs without the coding skills with this WordPress theme.


Get your highly customizable premium WordPress themes with an advanced drag and drop feature now here and be one of the proud WordPress site owners in the web today!

Guest Post: Marketing On Facebook Doesn’t Have To Be Hard. Read These 6 Tips by Sheena Mathieson

Facebook Marketing

If thinking about Facebook marketing gives you a headache, then you might not be focusing wholly in extracting the best approach in marketing on Facebook. If you find Facebook marketing extremely hard, you might have not yet kept contact with the best Facebook Strategies. If these dilemmas ring a bell, get ready to ease the difficulty. Marketing on Facebook doesn’t really have to be hard. Read on and pick up some tips that can help you uplift your Facebook strategies further:

1. Engage with your fans fully
Focus on how you can increase the extent of engagement you have with your existing fan base. This can be your chance to get your brand recognized by them, so always reply to their comments, messages, and posts about your company. Reply in a manner that builds rapport and friendship. You need not to sound objective and robotic in doing so. It would be ideal of you can take time to respond in a genuinely social way. Act not just a business entity, but their actual buddy in a digitally social platform.

2. Post on a regular basis
Regular posting sends search engines a signal that your content updates are fresh and updated. Also, a healthy volume of regular posts shows how you pay attention to your business page and how often you open engagements to your fan base.

3. Use the power of videos
If you’re thinking of a good post to share or to upload, maximize the trendy impact videos impose. People easily get attracted to videos especially those with enticing titles and they easily click on those. So, note this fact and get it applied.

4. Carefully think of which content is worth posting
The kind of posts you make shows your approach and the kind of interaction you want. If you are sales- driven, you might be compelled to post merely promotional posts which talk entirely about your company offers all the time. However, this isn’t what the audience wants. They want something more substantial, something informative, engaging, exciting, and something unique. If you find a content update that belongs to any of these criteria, give it a go.

5. Post contents that have two-way impact
It is ideal to keep conversations and interactions with your audience at all times. Do not focus on posts that promote one- sided content. You have to trigger and elicit their interaction and responses so post something like a question that appeals to their causes, beliefs, aspirations. You can start a debate or a discussion of a topic relevant to your niche. You can even simply ask them feedback or suggestions on how to improve the service you have or the industry you’re in in general.

6. Use Facebook ads and Maximize Insights well
Creating Facebook pages are free, but accessing Facebook ads involve minimal investment (depending on the scope you want to cover and the budget you are willing to shell out). When you use Facebook adverts, you can easily target the exact audience you want your ads to be seen. You can choose their gender, language, location, interests, profession, and so on. You can also have a management tool in the form of Insights wherein you can check your week-long or month-long activity. This involves the number of likes, shares, post reach, and engagements you’ve had. Everything about Facebook has now been made easier. You can easily identify here the Facebook Strategies that worked and those that didn’t. As you go along, you can easily come up with the best blend you can use to enhance your approach about Facebook marketing.

About the Author

Sheena MathiesonSheena Mathieson, understands the essence of making excellent content that suits the needs of every business especially when it comes online marketing. She can spice up your marketing campaign with the content she makes and then incorporate Buy Real Marketing services.