How to Create Better Content with Grammarly for Free

How to Create Better Content with Grammarly for Free

As creators, we produce content all the time. It’s what we love doing, what helps us build an audience and improve our brand, and what ultimately leads to clients, sales and profits.

Maybe you’re a blogger. Regardless of whether you’re doing it professionally and have a big audience, or just as a side hustle and to build a name for yourself, you rely on your written word.

As a freelance writer, that matters even more as you’re getting paid to produce content for clients, that will be presented to their customers and audiences.

Whatever the purpose of your writing is, you should build trust and relationships with everything you write, and keep it professional.

That happens by making your content engaging and practical. By adding data and researches and linking to the original sources. By making it easy to read and formatting it in a way that makes the most important points stand out.

But there’s more to that.

The 2 Most Important Things About Your Content

First, it must be original. And for that, you should use one of the many plagiarism checkers available online.

Second, your content must be well-written.

No one will really take your words seriously if you make grammar, punctuation or spelling mistakes.

Even if you’ve been doing this for years, without good editing and proofreading, your writing will probably cost you potential clients and readers. Don’t let that happen.

You might have heard of Grammarly – the most popular and trusted online tool that checks for plagiarism, grammar mistakes, spelling errors, proofreads automatically, and more.

It not only does the grammar checking while you’re writing, but is also free. Let’s talk about how Grammarly can help you out and make you a better writer.

What Does Grammarly Do Exactly

Grammarly is an online grammar and spelling checker that improves communication by helping users find and correct writing mistakes.

It’s also the world’s leading automated proofreader and millions of people rely on it daily for all types of writing they do online.

Grammarly is an Inc. 500 company.

You can start using it for your next peace by clicking the image below.

The Free Grammarly Products

Here’s how you can use the grammar and plagiarism checker tools for free:

  • online text editor – simply copy and paste text in English;
  • browser extension – you can use Grammarly as a browser extension for Chrome, Safari and Firefox to make sure anything you type is error-free.
  • plagiarism checker – simply paste some text or upload a file, and click the button to find out if it appears anywhere else online.

Any text you check with the tool remains private.

Grammarly, with its accessibility, ease of use, and accurateness, is ideal for:

  • students;
  • professionals in all fields;
  • freelancers;
  • people whose second language is English or those who are learning it now;
  • job seekers;
    And more.

For those wanting to take their content to the next level, Grammarly also offers a few subscriptions plans.

With the premium version you get even more features, such as advanced checks, suggestions, explanations for the grammar rules, integrations and access from multiple devices, checking specific writing styles, and more.

Not many things are sure about where the Internet is headed. But one thing that will remain the same is the importance of well-written, engaging content.

It becomes the foundation of any online business, audience, and brand.

Let’s take writing more seriously today, and never publish anything with mistakes any more.

Check out Grammarly and start using it for free today.

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from TheWaystoWealth.com

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called GenYWealth.com (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea GenYwealth.com was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

the ways to wealth pinterest 3 million monthly views

I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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Check out my interview with R.J. from TheWaystoWealth to see how he entered the finance niche, started making money blogging, began bringing traffic from Pinterest and monetizing it with affiliate marketing, and is now making $10,000/month from his online business. #blogger #interview #blogtraffic #incomeideas #income