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Why You Really Need to Improve Your Home Office Air Quality (And How to Do It)

by Hanan Musafia | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 16, 2017

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When most people think of pollution they tend to think of the outside air, but the air inside your home can also be polluted. And when air inside your home is polluted, such as air in your home office, it can be a major problem. Poor quality indoor air is an invisible killer.

New Survey Reveals Novelist’s Incomes, Paints Picture of Life as a Working Writer

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 13, 2017

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In a publishing industry that is becoming increasingly unequal, a recent survey looked into novelist’s earnings and confirmed what many other studies have found: that there is a “huge inequality” in the amount of money made by writers.

The Unpaid Contributor Network Model for Online Publishing Is Dying

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 8, 2017

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In today’s world where ‘fake news’ is a real problem, demand for credible news and information is greater than ever. This demand is hurting the widespread contributor network model that many online publishers adopted  as a shortcut to cheaply scale their publishing efforts.

Google Retires its AdSense Plugin for WordPress

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 6, 2017

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Google has officially announced it is ending support or access to its AdSense Plugin for WordPress, but has reassured it can better support WordPress publishers through “new innovative features.”

New Tool for More Easily Moving Your Medium Posts to WordPress.com Announced

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 3, 2017

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As requests from users on how to move their content from online publishing platform Medium to a WordPress.com site increases, WordPress.com has introduced a new import tool to help you do just that in a few clicks.

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Health Issues as a Freelance Writer

by Kevin Nelson | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 28, 2017

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Freelancer writers often struggle to maintain the right work-rest balance, especially when a deadline is near. But, it is important for freelancers to take care of their own health. These tips can help you better take care of yourself and avoid health issues when you work as a freelancer.

Facebook’s New Job Board Ushers in a New Era of Job Recruiting Online

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 26, 2017

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On Feb. 16 Facebook debuted its long-awaited job board, a recruiting feature that leverages social media to connect great jobs with great candidates. The job board is ushering in a new era in online recruiting, especially for people seeking hourly or part-time jobs.

6 Essential Tips to Help You Make Money When Your Blog is Brand New

by Vincent Hill | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 23, 2017

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Blogging is one of the most attractive ways to make money online, but there are a few key things you need to keep in mind to succeed with a new blog and make good money out of it.
 

Facebook User Engagement, Posting Behavior Has Declined, Report Says

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 20, 2017

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Mavrck, a micro-influencer marketing platform, last week published a report that compared how Facebook engagement levels with user-generated posts and brand-generated posts changed over the course of 2016. The study established that average engagement per post decreased, indicating marketers and brands need to adapt their Facebook marketing tactics.

YouTube Will Stop Serving 30-Second Unskippable Video Ads

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 18, 2017

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As competition from rising video sharing platforms like Facebook and Snapchat increases, YouTube announced it will axe its 30-second unskippable video ads to provide a better advertising experience for online users.

Self-made Millionaire: Founder & CEO of The Penny Hoarder Reveals Secrets for His Success

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 15, 2017

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Like many Millennials in college, Kyle Taylor was struggling with massive student loans and debt when he started ThePennyHoarder.com. Today the site is a fully fledged media company, ranked 32 on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. How did Taylor do it, and turn his life around?

Flipboard Introduces ‘Smart Magazines’ for Quick Access to Stories You Care About

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 13, 2017

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Flipboard recently unveiled a newly re-imagined version 4.0 of the news aggregator app that will reportedly focus on people’s passions and empower you to get to the stories that matter most to you.

Why More People Are Returning to Nature for Creative Inspiration and Inner Healing

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 9, 2017

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The importance of a return to nature for therapy, inner healing and creative inspiration is not a new idea. Henry David Thoreau wrote about it in his classic book "On Walden Pond," now considered a therapeutic manual.

Words are Loaded: Why The Wall Street Journal Editor Limited Use of ‘Majority Muslim’ Country

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 6, 2017

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The Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker recently defended his decision to ban use of the words “majority-Muslim countries” in coverage of President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban, saying “words are loaded.”

Apple’s New App Store Search Ads Paying Off for Publishers

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 3, 2017

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In October 2016, Apple Inc. launched it’s highly anticipated App Store Search Ads product that started showing ads in the iOS App Store for U.S. users. Publishers and marketers are already reporting excellent results with the search ads in increasing audiences for their mobile apps.

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