Here is this week’s Friday installment of the Wordpreneur Reader, with links to articles elsewhere I found informative and useful. Enjoy, go forth and learn, Grasshopper!
Android Increases U.S. Market Share to 52 Percent (Mashable) — “The two most popular mobile platforms now have a collective market share of 85.6%, leaving all other competitors in the dust.”
As buzz builds around Apple iPhone 5, focus shifts from high-tech wizardry to content (Washington Post) — “The licensing deals that allow movies, books and music to stream into the latest mobile devices, while long at the heart of their appeal, are becoming even more critical as several of the biggest technology companies fight for an edge in the lucrative market for smartphones and tablets.”
11 Ways Successful People Start Their Mornings(Marc and Angel Hack Life) — “The day may have 24 hours of equivalent length but every hour is not created equal. Beginning the day with a purpose and a plan increases your chances of success.”
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49 Ways to Gain the Trust and Loyalty of Your Audience (Copyblogger) — “Knowledge is great. Competence is great. But the combination of both encourages people to trust you and increases your powers of enchantment.”
4 Tips to Better Manage Multi-Author Blogs (Social Media Examiner) — “Here are 4 power tips you can implement on your blog to make sure your writers get the feedback they need and provide your blog maximum exposure at the same time.”
From Corporate to Entrepreneurship or Why I Left My 6-figure, Super Easy, Work-From-Home 11 ½ year Career (Prolific Living) — “I believe no evil has ever risen from money just as no good has come from money itself; money is simply a tool to do with as you please and all evil and good rises from the hands that touch that money. So yes, make no mistake about it, I loved my income.”
How The Economist Makes Millions Through Events (Huffington Post) — “This is a closer look at The Economist Group’s event strategy: how it fosters audience engagement, generates millions in revenue, and attracts new readers.”
Short-form Publishing – A New Content Category, Courtesy of the Internet (The Scholarly Kitchen) — “Long-form means book length. Something is short-form when it is longer than an article and less than a book.”
Top Four Work-from-Home Scams (Yahoo!/Monster) — “It’s hard to distinguish legitimate work-at-home programs from people who are just out to get your money.” Difficult? Not really, but if you’re a newbie, this article’s a good place to start with your research.
What newspapers and other media could learn from Reddit (GigaOM) — “[W]hen you have something that seems to be working, the best way to avoid screwing it up is to just let those who built it do whatever they want with it…”
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