Success Strategies for People Who Work With Words
for People Who Work With Words
23 March 2009
In This Issue
Featured Success Strategy: "Website Basics"
Announcements: Winners of the Words Matter Drawings
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To your growing success,
Featured Success StrategyWebsite Basics
One of the first steps an entrepreneur usually takes is to establish a business website. This can be an important source of business for freelance writers and editors who conduct much of their business online. At minimum, a business website should offer a professional profile, work samples and/or testimonials, and ideally, a blog, which allows readers and potential clients to get acquainted with the writing style and personality of the writer or editor.
- Log into your member area from www.NAIWE.com
- In the right column of your Dashboard page, click on "My Blog."
Your User ID:
Log-on to your member pages at: [address given]
To activate your blog, simply log in to your Dashboard and look in the right sidebar. You'll see a link to "My Blog." Click this, and your website will be activated and ready to use. The username and password for your website will always be the same as your NAIWE login, so it should be easy to remember.
How to edit information in your website:
Each page of your website contains text that suggests how to use the page. You may use the "Manage" tab from the blog administration panel to replace this information with your own text.
To create a new page or post, just choose the "Write" tab, and type your information directly into the space provided, using the editing tools provided. Pasting copy directly from Microsoft Word does not work well, due to hidden coding that's incompatible with the site. This usually results in text that runs together. If you want to cut and paste text, paste it first into a text editor such as TextPad, and save it as "plain text." This strips away the coding and makes it usable online.
If you have any questions or difficulties, please don't hesitate to contact me or the webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org). We'll be happy to respond to your questions, though if it's outside normal business hours, it may take a little longer than normal.
(c) 2009 Janice Campbell is the Director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors .
The lucky winners of the Words Matter Week 2009 book drawings are:
The Well-Fed Spread goes to Ashley Wright
The Well-Fed Self-Publisher goes to Rossinna Ippolito
Congratuations to both of you! Please e-mail me your snail mail address, and you'll receive your book in the mail directly from Peter. I'm sure you'll enjoy his work!
Copyright 2009 by Everyday Education, LLC.