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Chelsea Clinton Made An Announcement That Could Change Everything In 2020

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Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have run for President.

While Bill won, Hillary made a fool of herself for the whole world to see.

Now Chelsea may be giving it a try as well after making an announcement that could change everything in 2020.

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Chelsea Clinton has the same politics as her parents.

She is a liberal who hates conservative Americans.

Since her mother lost the presidency, she has been vocally opposed to President Trump.

And she’s vocally in favor of policies like abortion.

She even went so far as to say that anybody who is pro-life isn’t a true Christian.

Oftentimes her statements seem like something a politician would say.

This isn’t surprising considering who her parents are.

But it has already created questions about her own political ambitions.

She has spent her whole life in the political arena.

And she finally made a statement on a potential run for office.

Chelsea Answers The Question
In an interview, the question of Chelsea running for office came up.

Chelsea responded, saying:

“I THINK IF SOMEONE WERE TO STEP DOWN OR RETIRE AND I THOUGHT I COULD DO A GOOD JOB AND IT MATCHED MY TALENTS, I’D HAVE TO THINK IF IT’S THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME.”

Her answer leaves a lot of openings.

It means that when 2020 comes along, she probably won’t try to challenge Trump.

But she may try to pick up a seat somewhere else.

If she does end up in any elected office, she is sure to be just as corrupt and liberal as her parents.

She knows nothing else.

Chelsea has spent her entire life surrounded by the world’s elites.

You can be sure she won’t disappoint them if elected to public office.

If Not 2020, Could It Be Later?
But not running for President in 2020 doesn’t mean she won’t try at some point down the road.

However, if she were to run, her parents would serve as a double-edged sword.

They have a lot of influence and can help her get in touch with the world’s elites.

So raising money and getting her name out there won’t be hard.

But her parents are also highly disliked by many.

Her father had to be impeached.

And her mother lost the presidency to Donald Trump.

That means those on the left hate her for not defeating him.

And those on the right hate her because Trump exposed her as a corrupt leftist.

Chelsea will have to deal with that if she decides to run at any level.

And she will also have to accept the fact that everybody knows she is only where she is because of her parents.

There’s no indication that Chelsea is anything extraordinary.

Her only major accomplishment outside of being birthed by Hillary Clinton is writing a book that very few have read.

Do you think Chelsea Clinton could win the presidency?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Trump fears Florida wipeout

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donald_trump_july_2016_getty_images_578546876jpgThe president is mounting an 11th-hour effort to head off high-profile losses for governor and Senate in his adopted home state.

The White House is planning a political rescue mission in Florida, fearing a wipeout in a key swing state next month that could damage President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes.

Trump is expected to visit the state at least twice, according to two people familiar with the plans. Visits from several Cabinet members are likely, as well. Presidential text messages are being sent to Floridians who still haven’t cast their absentee ballots. And discussions are underway about blanketing the state with robocalls from Trump.

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway were in the state in support of gubernatorial hopeful Ron DeSantis and Senate candidate Rick Scott, both of whom are close to Trump. Later in the day, the president raised money for Republican House candidate Ross Spano, who’s facing an unexpectedly tough challenge in what’s been a reliably red district.

Behind the scenes, Trump aides have been in contact with top Florida Republicans on a near daily basis, and people close to the president concede that they are worried.

“It is both my hope and my expectation that the president will be in Florida so much between now and the election that Floridians will be hearing ‘Hail to the Chief’ in their dreams,” said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a staunch Trump ally who’s been in touch with the president.

The burst of political activity underscores the stakes in the state. Florida, perhaps more than any other state, is home to a bevy of competitive races — with hard-fought contests for governor, Senate and a handful of House seats. Recent surveys have shown DeSantis and Scott trailing their Democratic rivals, setting off Republican alarms.

Aides to DeSantis and Scott insist they’re ahead and point out that early vote numbers are favorable. But they concede the races are close. On Tuesday, Blaise Hazelwood, the top strategist for a pro-Scott super PAC, sent a memo to donors, warning them that the contest was tight and pleading with them for additional financial help.

“It will most likely be a quintessential ‘Rick Scott win,’” Hazelwood wrote, “a nail biter until the very end.”

It’s the governor’s race that most concerns the White House. Governors traditionally play a key role in raising money, hiring staff and marshaling resources ahead of presidential elections. So aides fear that a loss could undermine their efforts to capture the state’s all-important 29 electoral votes in 2020.

A victory by Democrat Andrew Gillum, on the other hand, could buoy Trump’s general election opponent. Gillum, an African-American mayor of Tallahassee, has excited liberals across the state — and presumably, he would work to gin up support for the eventual Democratic nominee.

“A Gov. Gillum would be a significant obstacle for a Trump presidential campaign in Florida, and a Gov. DeSantis would be a significant asset,” said Mac Stipanovich, a longtime Republican lobbyist in the state.

“If they think Florida’s important, which I’m certain they do,” Stipanovich said of the administration, “they should be quite worried.”

The optics of losing two high-profile races in Trump’s adopted state also concern White House aides. Trump has staked an extraordinary amount of political capital on DeSantis, intervening in the GOP primary to give him his strong endorsement. A DeSantis loss would inevitably be perceived as a repudiation of the president, some Republicans say.

As they orchestrate the 11th-hour presidential push, senior Republicans are privately griping about the Florida Republican Party. Once the force behind a powerful get-out-the-vote machine, the state party has been in decline in recent years, struggling especially in its efforts to raise money.

The party this year is leaning heavily on the Trump-backed Republican National Committee, which has mounted aggressive program to recruit and train a stable of staff and volunteers. A committee official said it had about 100 staffers in Florida, describing it as a “presidential election level” effort.

The RNC has launched an effort ahead of the election to turn out voters in the Panhandle, a conservative area that was ravaged by Hurricane Michael. Party officials are concerned that a substantial number of GOP voters were displaced by the storm, depressing turnout.

Trump’s involvement is apparent in other ways. Last month, DeSantis orchestrated a shakeup of his campaign and named Susie Wiles, a veteran lobbyist who ran Trump’s 2016 campaign in the state, as his chairwoman. DeSantis also recently hired Mike Shields, a longtime Republican strategist who is close to Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager.

Trump’s pre-election visits to the state are being carefully planned to mobilize the Republican base. The president is holding a rally on Oct. 31 in Fort Myers, one of the reddest parts of the state and an area that DeSantis is counting on to come out big for him.

“Florida is the most important purple state in the country. The president is a lot more popular than Democrats realize,” said Brian Ballard, a longtime lobbyist in the state who is close to the president. “Motivating his voters is going to be the difference between winning and losing in Florida.”

DeSantis, a 40-year-old former congressman, is running as a staunch Trump ally. During the primary, he aired TV ads featuring his infant child wearing a MAGA outfit.

But a rift emerged last month after DeSantis distanced himself from Trump’s assertion that Democrats had conspired to inflate the Hurricane Maria death toll. The president, who views DeSantis as indebted to him for his primary win, privately railed to close associates that DeSantis was disloyal.

Tensions have eased since then, people close to both men say. The president called DeSantis before a nationally televised debate on Sunday evening.

Scott’s relationship with the president has been more complex. The Florida governor, who chaired a pro-Trump super PAC in 2016, has long allied himself with the president. But Scott has kept his distance, at times, during his race this year. He’s attended official government events with the president but skipped boisterous Trump rallies, such as one he held in Tampa in July.

After initially being noncommittal, Scott’s campaign announced Friday morning that the governor would attend Trump’s rally next week.

Why Personal Blogging Is Still an Option Today

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In this digital age, it has never been easier to share one’s favorite entertainment with the rest of the world. Personal blogs can be used to discuss a blogger’s favorite music, movies, books, and performing arts. Posts can be archived according to specific topics such as the date of release of specific films or songs. Similarly, such blog posts can be classified by actor, singer or performer. Bloggers can have plenty of fun in creating their own personal archives featuring short statements or entire articles about anything related to entertainment. This could very well be one of the reasons why personal blogs rock.

When blogging about personal interests such as entertainment, it is important to keep in mind the type of readers that will be exposed to the posts. Often, friends and relatives will be the most loyal followers of such personal blogs. However, it is also a good idea to share some personal interests with fellow workers and other individuals from the workplace.

For example, some teachers are more than happy to share their thoughts about music and movies with students. Teachers might seem “cooler” if they have similar tastes in entertainment as the youth. Similarly, parents of students might also be interested in finding out about the personality of teachers.

Personal entertainment blogs can also act as “icebreakers” for professionals who start a new job. It’s a great way to bond with co-workers by using blogs to talk about specific interests in entertainment or sports. A young professional like Lindsey Stone and other ladies are examples of individuals who blog about their favorite kind of entertainment.

Blogging platforms and social networks actually allow individuals to encourage others to enjoy specific movies, video games, songs, books and more. For example, it’s quite easy to post a link that leads to a movie trailer or review on an external site. Similarly, links could be posted to official websites of video game publishers.

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While ordinary individuals blog about their favorite entertainment, companies are also taking advantage of online platforms. For example, recent movie releases or classic films can be downloaded online and then watched on any platform. Users can select to download file formats for an HDTV, desktop computer, laptop or tablet. Before making an online purchase, customers get the chance to preview the movie by watching an extended trailer version.

Before downloading songs or entire albums online, customers have the chance to listen to samples. There might be different versions of a single song such as those for radio play and original album releases. Up to 30 seconds of actual soundtrack can be heard for free before making a purchase of the full-length song. Similarly, video game demo versions could be downloaded for free before making an upgrade to the full-length editions.

Blogging about favorite books is enhanced thanks to external links to websites that might have full versions of specific titles. In fact, most classic literature is available for download for free because copyright laws didn’t exist centuries ago. Marketplaces for digital multimedia are loaded with electronic versions of books that can be downloaded without any charges. Of course, there are also plenty of new releases of books that can be purchased. Before buying electronic books, customers can preview several pages of actual content. Full-length descriptions of books are also available in traditional synopsis format. Sharing these snippets on blogs can attract readers and help bloggers discover new favorites.

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Finally, blogging is therapeutic. Where else in your life can you talk endlessly about any subject of your choosing? Likely, nowhere (If you do have somewhere you do this in real life, perhaps you should evaluate how others feel about this).

An entertainment blog can be tailor-made to suit your needs as a writer. Want just a few readers? Only tell your friends. Want your thoughts to be read by the masses? It’ll take a little more work, but there are abundant resources available online to help you learn to expand your readership.

Blogging is a great activity that accommodates all types of writers. Many people, though, have trouble writing that first post. My advice? Just write it, publish it, and then publish more. Expecting big after doing small things could become one of the biggest mistakes bloggers must avoid. Not many people will see the first post. By the time they catch up with you, you’ll have posted 20 times or more. You’ll be better at it from the practice, and your blog will start to have its own identity. The only way to get there is to start, so I encourage you, start your entertainment blog today.

3 Blogging Trends to Get a Jump on Before 2018

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According to the latest statistics, there are millions of blog posts published every single day.

It’s 7 a.m., and this live counter already shows over 1.5 million posts created today.

In today’s fast-paced marketing world, posting subpar content isn’t good enough.

You can’t expect to grow your business through content marketing if you’re posting mediocre content.

It just won’t happen. Not when millions of posts are published every day.

Not when thousands of other bloggers are spending hours upon hours writing each post.

In fact, according to Orbit Media’s latest report, it would take the average blogger nine hours and 45 minutes to write a 3,000-word blog post.

If you publish a few posts a week, blogging becomes a full-time job.

And I’m guessing it’s not the only thing you have on your to-do list.

But blogging is critical to online marketing.

On average, buyers tend to read between three and five pieces of content before engaging with a sales rep or starting the buying process.

So, if you’re hoping to generate more sales, you need to be producing more content.

Blogging is crucial for bringing in cheaper inbound leads at a higher rate.

It’s no secret that blogging can have a huge impact on business.

Back when I only blogged a few times each month, my inbound traffic wasn’t great.

Now I blog multiple times every day, and my traffic has never been better.

Thankfully, there are a few proven ways to stand out amongst the crowd of blog posts.

Here are three blogging trends to get a jump on before 2018.

1. Have a documented strategy

Just like any other business process you have, it helps to have a written strategy in order to speed things up and produce good results every time.

The whole point of developing processes and company documents is to have a smooth-running business, right?

Just look at your company mission statement or any internal documents you might have on how to do things like outreach, social posts, and emails.

Chances are you have documented processes or ways to complete tasks in an efficient, standardized way.

But only 37 percent of B2B marketers have a documented content strategy.

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So why would you not have a documented process when HubSpot data tells us that marketers who prioritize blogging are 13 times more likely to see a positive return on investment?

If you’re not following a documented strategy, you’re likely missing the mark. Sporadic, unpredictable posting can confuse your readers and convince them never to return.

You must hit certain benchmarks if you want to succeed at blogging.

And that current mark is over 16 blog posts every single month.

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That means that, if you don’t currently have a documented strategy, you’re probably not hitting 16 or more blog posts every single month.

And if traffic, leads, and sales are your goal — as they should be — you need to be hitting that number.

Both B2B and B2C companies can benefit from blogging many times each month.

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On top of that, it’s not only traffic that you can expect from blogging.

You can also generate a dramatic increase in leads, depending upon how often you blog.

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So, if you find yourself posting one to four times per month, or even between five and 10 times, you aren’t doing enough.

You need to nail down a documented strategy that will guarantee you 16 or more posts each month.

If you don’t, you’re missing out on potentially increasing your leads by four times, according to the graph above.

So, what’s the first step?

First, generate topic ideas.

To get started with a documented blogging strategy, you need to plan topic ideas.

I do this every single month to prepare for the month’s content schedule.

If I’m feeling light on ideas, I simply fire up HubSpot’s Blog Ideas Generator.

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If I can’t think of new angles or topics, I type my target keywords into the “Noun 1” column and hit “Give Me Blog Ideas!”

For example, next month I want to write about link building.

So I get blog ideas for it:

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Pretty cool, right? Now I have a few good topics to cover and ways to create an angle that is both interesting and worthwhile to read.

And the generator did all the work for me.

Don’t like the ideas? Simply hit “Try Again” and it will produce five more topics.

After you’ve built up a list of 16 or more topics for the upcoming month, it’s time to plan them.

Schedule each post.

Open your Google Calendar and start to add the topics.

Space them evenly throughout the month or try to get several done one day per week.

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The goal here, again, is to create a documented process.

You want to put concrete dates on each and every blog post, making sure it gets done.

If you don’t schedule a date for each one, they won’t get done. Trust me.

Before I started a documented content process and mapped out every post on my calendar, I could never get 16 or more done in a month.

I would get bogged down by emails, client calls, and grunt work.

But a process points to prioritization.

If it’s a priority, you will focus on it more.

So now I use this simple documentation process to write more than two posts every day, and as a result, it gets done.

2. Long-form content is key

Simply documenting your posts and writing a quick 1,000 words isn’t enough, though.

You can’t afford to be pumping out content that you aren’t proud of.

Chances are, if you’re not happy with your content, prospective leads won’t be, either.

This year, 47 percent of B2B content marketers said that a contributing factor to their decreased success was related to content creation.

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It’s no wonder that many content creators and bloggers are struggling to keep people engaged.

It’s hard to keep them reading and also keep them from bouncing.

And the content length is a big factor.

Most bloggers are writing posts with an average length of just over 1,000 words.

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And 1,000 words is nowhere near long enough to structure an actionable blog post:

  • Intro
  • Why this topic is important
  • Explain tip #1
  • Discuss how to implement it
  • Repeat for multiple tips

You simply can’t fit actionable data and how-tos into 1,000 words.

That’s why all my blog posts are over 2,500 words, and my long-form guides reach 30,000 words.

The data agrees, too.

Longer, more in-depth blog posts generate nine times as many leads as shorter posts.

Just take a look at the top-ranking content in Google according to a Backlinko study.

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Even the 10th-ranked position has a word count over 1,700. That means you can’t afford to be writing 1,000-word blog posts anymore.

It just won’t drive traffic and leads like a long-form piece will.

So how do you start to create and integrate more long-form content?

Start by condensing posts.

“Wait, Neil. Didn’t you just say to make them longer?”

Here’s what I mean by that.

Let’s say you wrote four posts about link building over the past six months. Each post covered a different tactic or approach to link building.

Simply take those four posts and combine them into a single, listicle-style post.

Condense them to make them longer.

repurpose content all the time on QuickSprout.

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Pro tip: Make sure to refresh old content with new data and tips rather than simply copying and pasting.

Now you’ve got a piece of content that’s likely over 2,000 words in length without doing any extra work.

Next, add step-by-step instructions.

Take a moment to ask yourself:

“Why are people clicking on my blog post?”

Your answer will likely be something like:

“To understand new tactics or ways to improve __.”

So the next logical step would be explaining how to do something, not just that something exists.

People are coming to your blog to fix a problem they have, so show them how to fix it.

Don’t just tell them that building backlinks is a good SEO tip without showing them how to build those backlinks.

I do this all the time in my blog posts.

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Add actionable step-by-step instructions by walking people through the use of a technology or process.

You can structure it like this:

  • First, do X.
  • Then, click X.
  • Click X and then X.
  • Finally, do X, and you’re ready to go.

The goal here is to show every step in the process so that anyone can easily replicate it.

3. Integrate video

It’s no secret that online video consumption has exploded.

YouTube now has 1.5-billion users who log in every month to watch content.

And guess how much content they consume on average every time?

Over one hour every single day.

That’s a lot of video watching, and it should make marketers sit up and take notice.

According to HubSpot’s 2017 State of Inbound report, tons of marketers are starting to take advantage of the platform (and video in general):

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So, how does this relate to blogging?

Well, adding video content to your blog is one of the best ways to get better results.

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And I’ve started to implement that strategy on my content, too.

I built my YouTube channel to drive more traffic to my blog.

I also use videos in every single post to drive more engagement and keep people around longer.

It’s become a go-to strategy of mine and it has helped drive sales 49 percent faster.

So, how can you do this for your blog?

Let’s jump in. Here’s how to start creating videos.

Step 1. Find popular existing content.

The first step is to find your most popular blog content.

What content has gone viral? What content got the most shares, traffic, and comments?

The goal here is to find content that has already resonated with people.

To get started, open Google Analytics and navigate to “All Pages” under the “Behavior” section.

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Next, sort the report by a specified date range. I recommend looking at the last 12 months of your data.

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This way, you’ll have an accurate depiction of your most popular content.

Then, scroll down and look at your most popular pages.

You can look at the Pageviews and Unique Pageviews to see which content has driven the most traffic.

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Now, simply go to those blogs posts and proceed to the next step.

Step 2. Examine subheads to structure your video.

Here’s how I structure my videos.

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Notice how they’re in the form of actionable steps?

To outline your videos like this, look at your most popular content (which you identified in the first step) and examine the subheads.

For example, I can scan my recent post about increasing CTR on AdWords and start to identify tips for a potential video.

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Perfect, that’s my first tip.

Keep scanning and identifying steps that would be easy to explain in a video.

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Then, simply take those tips and use them as an outline for your new video.

Once you’ve got your video content ready, it’s time to create it.

Step 3. Create the video

Not everyone wants to put themselves on camera like I do.

And that’s fine. You don’t have to create videos featuring yourself if you don’t want to, or if you simply don’t have the equipment to do so.

Instead, you can create animated videos or slideshow-style videos that will still increase engagement.

For example, you can browse a site like Fiverr. Simply conduct a search on Fiverr for something like “explainer video.”

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This should turn up hundreds of results for low-cost options.

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You can get amazing videos for your top-performing blog posts by having a contractor on Fiverr produce them.

They have tons of examples and choices for you to structure your video. It’s a great tool that will allow you to add video to your blog without spending much time or money.

If you want to create them on your own, you can use a site like Moovly or Biteable.

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To get started, you can use Biteable for free.

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Simply hit “Get Started” to create a free account.

You can choose from multiple video template styles.

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One of my favorite templates to use is “Business Explainer.”

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Click “Select” to start using the template.

Now you can start adding all the steps you gathered from the articles in the previous two steps.

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Simply type your text for each video segment and save it. It will automatically update and your video will be created in a matter of minutes.

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Creating videos doesn’t require a degree in production. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to make an amazing video to aid in your blog’s success.

Just use tools that allow you to streamline the process, then plug in the data you’ve collected.

Lastly, add these videos to your new blog posts where they seem appropriate.

Conclusion

Let me hit you with a few final, staggering facts.

U.S. web users spend three times more on blogs than they do reading emails. And there are 346 million blog readers worldwide.

Today, there are 31 percent more bloggers than there were just three years ago.

Blogging is here to stay, people.

And as we head into the last bit of 2017, it’s time to get on board with blogging for 2018.

We know that there are currently millions of blog posts being created and published on a daily basis.

So that means you should be focusing on two things: blogging and making sure your content stands out.

But how can you outrank the competition when there are millions of people posting content daily?

It’s tough. And it won’t happen overnight.

And it’s not as simple as quickly putting together and posting low-quality content.

Especially not when your competition is spending multiple hours writing every day.

And sometimes they are writing multiple posts every day.

Remember, according to Orbit Media’s 2016 report, it would take the average blogger nearly 10 hours to write a 3,000-word post.

But the truth is this: You need blogging to grow your business.

B2B buyers will read between three and five blog posts before making contact with a sales rep or making a purchase decision.

Once you’ve built your blog to 52 or more posts, your traffic will jump by 77 percent.

So how do you write better content and jump on the right trends that can help you surpass the competition?

First, create a documented strategy. If you want to compete in 2018’s crowded landscape, you need to document everything.

Next, start improving your blog by writing long-form content.

Long-form content is the key to success, and every study proves that the top content is long-form.

Create longer content by combining old posts and including step-by-step instructions.

Lastly, integrate video. The use of video is on the rise, and it’s proven to increase blog post engagement.

Implement some of these blogging tactics and trends for 2018 to blow past the competition.

What are your top blogging tactics and trends to jump on in 2018?

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SALARIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

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How Much Does the Average Virtual Assistant Earn?

A Virtual Assistant’s salary ranges from $300 to $1000 a month depending on their skills. A programmer will obviously require a higher salary as compared to a data entry specialist, which is almost the same case with office-based jobs. Below is a gist of VA salaries. You can find a more complete list here.

Average Monthly Salary

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  • Accounting Clerk – $180
  • Nurses – $200
  • BPO Entry Level – $250
  • Customer Support Agents – $250
  • Autocad Operators – $302
  • Teacher – $420
  • Accountant – $530
  • Civil Engineer – $550
  • Management Accountant – $1,395
  • Project Manager – $1,400
  • Accountant – $470 ($300-$2000)
  • Transcriptionist – $360 ($300-$1600)
  • Link Builder – $420 ($300-$1500)
  • Customer Support – $460 ($400-$2000)
  • Graphic Designer- $450 ($400-$1800)
  • Artist – $400 ($330-$1800)
  • Virtual Assistant – $400 ($300-$1800)
  • SEO Specialist – $500 ($300-$1700)
  • Copywriter – $500 ($400-$2000)
  • Web Designer / Webmaster – $500 ($350-$2000)
  • Video Editor – $550 ($300-$2000)
  • Software/Web/App Programmer -$800 ($590-$1600)

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For office based jobs in the Philippines, there are other factors in play such as the tendency to base salary rates on the government mandated minimum salary and the progressiveness on the industry they are in. The sad part is, for office-based jobs, majority of the rates really are based on the minimum salary requirement.

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Average VA Salaries
Across the World

When you compare average salaries in the Philippines with other countries, you begin to see why the Philippines is the fastest growing outsourcing market. When you combine the talent level in the Philippines with the average salaries, the Philippines becomes downright compelling.

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How much does the average Filipino have to spend?

To make it easier for you to formulate a rating of your own for your future VA’s, or if a raise is long overdue, we also have a chart on the cost of living in the Philippines. This includes the utilities that they need to fully function in the virtual assistant world.

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RECURRING

  • Transportation: $36 – $150*minimum is 1 round trip jeepney ride. It usually takes a jeepney and MRT for most people
  • Rent: $150 – $300
  • Electricity: $54 – $150
  • Food: $250 – $460

Total Monthly Expenses

$490 – $1060

RECURRING

  • Transportation: $0
  • Internet Connection: $40 – $100
  • Rent: $150 – $300
  • Electricity: $54 – $150
  • Food: $100 – $180

ONE TIME COSTS

  • Computer: $360 – $1000*computers and laptops replaced every 3 years
  • Laptop: $500 – $1200*laptops more expensive in the Phils due to customs duties

Total Monthly Expenses

$344 – $568

Again, the chart only includes the basic utilities. Please keep in mind that there are other costs one requires in order to live, like clothes, mobile devices, and anything that allows them to go about their actual lives.

How old and experienced are these virtual assistants?

In the Philippines, a college degree is a prerequisite in order to get a job. That’s why majority of Virtual Assistants are college educated.

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What are the optional benefits that employers can pay for?

If you’re like me, you want to give a few extras for your loyal employees. There are some benefits such as health insurance (PhilHealth in the Philippines) or SSS (like Social Security in the USA). If you want to provide this benefit to your workers here’s how much it cost:

SALARY RANGE PHILHEALTH SSS
$200 – $249 $5.78 $27.54
$250 – $299 $7.22 $32.83
$300 – $349 $8.67 $33.89
$350 – $399 $9.63 $33.89
$400 – $449 $11.07 $33.89
$450 – $499 $12.03 $33.89
$500 – $549 $13.48 $33.89
$550 – $599 $14.92 $33.89
$600 – $649 $15.89 $33.89
$650 – $699 $16.85 $33.89
$700 – $749 $16.85 $33.89
$750 – $800 $16.85 $33.89

Source: http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/partners/employers/contri_tbl.html

As you can see, with Filipino workers, you don’t have to break the bank to give these highly skilled workers a living wage. If you just look at their salary in terms of numbers, yeah they do look insignificant compared to ours. But if you’re that Filipino VA, that $500 or $600 per month will get you more than most Filipino workers get. That amount gets them better meals for their families, better education for their kids, better lives overall. It’s a small amount to you but a big blessing for them.

So the next time someone accuses you of exploiting workers because you outsource, show them these numbers. Ask them what exploitation looks like and show them pictures of your VA being able to send their kids to private school and get iPhones for themselves. If this is exploitation, then giving them a “fair” wage would be winning the lottery.

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