Profile

Cover photo
Sharon Hurley Hall
Works at SharonHurleyHall.com
Attended Coventry University
1,441 followers|233,119 views
AboutPostsVideos+1's

Stream

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
My latest guest post on +Search Engine People Inc. - 
If you want to do social media right, you need to be strategic. Many of us don't start out that way. We sign up for a site to try it out and fumble around
2
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Practical #business  #finance advice and a lot of laughs with +Carol Lynn Rivera , +Ralph M. Rivera and +Nicole Fende 
Small businesses make a lot of financial mistakes, from not recording expenses to under pricing. Today we talk about how to approach finances more effectively.
1
Sharon Hurley Hall's profile photoCarol Lynn Rivera's profile photo
3 comments
 
She did use "Excel" and "Oreo" in the same sentence, so there's that.
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Thanks for including me as a source in this article, +Laura Spencer. I got some good ideas from some of the others. 
If you freelance or accept contract work, the ability to work with or manage remote teams makes you more marketable. Most freelancers start out by working alone, but team projects tend to be larger, last longer, and often pay more than projects you can work on alone. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to work through the challenges of working on or managing a virtual team. | Tags: Teamwork, Project Management, Freelance, Management, Communication
1
Laura Spencer's profile photo
 
Thanks for sharing your insights Sharon.  :)
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Did you catch these posts? Here's some of my work on #conversions , #socialmedia , #seo , #analytics  and more 
Sharon Hurley Hall's blogging portfolio for January to June 2015. Includes posts on analytics, marketing, conversion optimization, social media and SEO.
1
1
Heidi Green's profile photo
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's another writing contest from +Inkitt . This time: mysteries and thrillers, one of my favorite genres.
This month's free writing contest at Inkitt keeps us on the edge of our seats with the best mystery and thriller stories. Prepare your magnifiers – Submit a story now!
2
2
Sylvia Burleigh's profile photoEduardo Suastegui's profile photo
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
My latest Slideshare presentation - got to thank +Glori Surban for a rocking slide design.
If you`re a marketer, only one thing matters: how can you use Twitter to meet your conversion optimization goals? Some recent research provides some clues.
1
1
Glori Surban's profile photo
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
1,441 people
Bronson J.'s profile photo
Allena Tapia's profile photo
Cabletchi GUY OLIVIER's profile photo
Gaston Aklagbe's profile photo
Agustine Power's profile photo
Sam Reeves's profile photo
Nirmal Ambrose's profile photo
Danielle McGaw's profile photo
Stanley Nnadi's profile photo

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
New on Slideshare today - what would you add?
1
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
I love Scrivener - here's why
Are you a freelance writer struggling to manage your writing? Try Scrivener, a great tool for writers and bloggers to manage their writing.
1
1
Laura Spencer's profile photo
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Woohoo! I'm in VERY good company in this roundup from +Brent Jones . 
This roundup blog post features dozens of amazing blogging professionals, each of whom is ready to share his or her best strategies to get more blog traffic!
4
Brent Jones's profile photoSue-Ann Bubacz's profile photo
2 comments
 
Sharon...your name just keeps popping up! Great work and best...
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Blogging professionally? Here are five lessons I learned on the road to pro blogging. 
5
Melanie Kissell's profile photo
 
Loved reading your blogging journey, Sharon! It wasn't exactly overnight
success, was it? But that's A-Okay. Look where you are today! :) xoxo
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Animated GIFs - fun or annoying? This is mine (based on a recent presentation http://www.slideshare.net/sharonhh/twitter-conversions)  - and I'm still not sure.
4
2
Sharon Hurley Hall's profile photoHeidi Green's profile photoDavid Chandra's profile photoClara Myers's profile photo
3 comments
 
Kinda makes me dizzy, but got my attention! :-)
Add a comment...

Sharon Hurley Hall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Thrilled to be featured in +Brent Jones' Better Blogging series. 
If you are going to publish content as fact, you'll need reliable facts to back what you're saying. Verifying the authenticity of blog content adds to your credibility.
5
1
Darren DeMatas's profile photoSharon Hurley Hall's profile photoSue Anne Dunlevie's profile photo
7 comments
 
Cool, my cousins live there. :)
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
1,441 people
Bronson J.'s profile photo
Allena Tapia's profile photo
Cabletchi GUY OLIVIER's profile photo
Gaston Aklagbe's profile photo
Agustine Power's profile photo
Sam Reeves's profile photo
Nirmal Ambrose's profile photo
Danielle McGaw's profile photo
Stanley Nnadi's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Professional freelance writer. Savvy blogger. Content Marketer. Journalist.
Skills
Writing, blogging, editing, proofreading
Employment
  • SharonHurleyHall.com
    Chief Wordsmith, 2005 - present
    Freelance writer, professional blogger and word nerd. I love testing and reviewing shiny new web tools, reading anything I can get my hands on and playing Scrabble. Find out more at sharonhh.com
  • Coventry University
    Senior Lecturer, 2000 - 2005
    Developed and taught journalism courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Set coursework and examinations. Participated in course review meetings and examination boards. Developed and led Masters program in specialist journalism. Served as module leader for undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses.
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Sharon Hurley
Story
Tagline
Professional freelance writer and blogger: writing great content for biz owners & webpreneurs.
Introduction
Here's the skinny on Sharon Hurley Hall:

I'm a professional freelance writer, with 25 years of experience writing professionally – as a journalist, an academic writer, a blogger, a ghost writer and an online copy writer.I  love to write, I don’t just do it because I can and I’m good at it – which makes writing the only and obvious choice for my career and business. 

My ideal writing job is blogging about a range of topics. Check out my blogging credits to see what I've done in the past or just go ahead and hire me

I’m a word nerd, fanatical about grammar, and interested in almost everything – or at least I’m fascinated by learning new things, so there are very few topics that bore me.

I’m a mentor to other writers and have been running the site Get Paid To Write Online since 2005 to help other writers improve and build sustainable and successful writing careers. I am active on social media – on Twitter here, on Facebook here and on LinkedIn here – and while the writing I do professionally is fact-based, I enjoy writing creative fiction and poetry purely for myself when (if) I get a spare moment.
Bragging rights
My post on improving Twitter conversions has been shared more than 1500 times.
Education
  • Coventry University
    MA Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Coventry University
    MA Media and Culture
Sharon Hurley Hall's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Bulletproof Your Social Media Strategy By Following This Framework | Sea...
www.searchenginepeople.com

If you want to do social media right, you need to be strategic. Many of us don't start out that way. We sign up for a site to try it out and

Writing Contest: Fated Paradox
www.inkitt.com

This month's free writing contest at Inkitt keeps us on the edge of our seats with the best mystery and thriller stories. Prepare your magni

Check Your Facts with Sharon Hurley Hall
brentjonesonline.com

If you are going to publish content as fact, you'll need reliable facts to back what you're saying. Verifying the authenticity of blog conte

Writers Worth: Changing the Writing Conversation
www.wordsonpageblog.com

I remember the first time I connected with Sharon Hurley Hall. It was on social media, and it was one of those moments I'd waited for. I'd n

Writers, authors, bloggers - beware these health risks
thgmwriters.com

A writing career is fraught with peril. Here is your complete guide to writer health risks and remedies, with real-life examples and links t

Writers Worth: Freelance Writing Career Do's and Don'ts
www.wordsonpageblog.com

When I asked my writer friends for guest posts, Ashley Festa was not only the first one to volunteer, but also the first one to offer two po

Top 10 Free Online Invoicing Platforms
www.socialmediatoday.com

What could be more important than accurately invoicing clients? The faster and easier your invoicing process is, the sooner your business ca

How To Find The Right Content Promotion Opportunitie | Search Engine People
www.searchenginepeople.com

If you're not promoting your content, it might as well be invisible. There are more than 2 billion netizens, creating zettabytes of data. An

33 Places to Learn New Writing Skills for Free
www.wordsonpageblog.com

What's on the iPod: Late July by Shakey Graves It's been a productive week so far. I've managed to write five articles for one client (compl

How to Convince Your Boss Content Marketing is Worth It
www.crackerjackmarketing.com

The four areas you need to cover to show what content marketing can achieve. And use these four steps to get your boss on board.

Earn Your Living by Doing What You Love: Writing. Twitter Chat with @SHu...
viralcontentbuzz.com

Viral Content Buzz is the content promotion platform, so I am sure most of our members love writing. Is there any way to earn your living by

How Adept Doubled Revenue for an E-commerce Retailer with an Integrated ...
www.marketingadept.com

Integrated marketing isn’t just a pretty phrase. It’s a comprehensive strategy that can make a measurable difference to revenue and customer

7 Types of Content to Include in Your Strategy and Why {part 1}
www.crackerjackmarketing.com

Content Marketing Strategy Must-Haves | Part 1: When creating content, a good rule is to make it deep and wide. To get the full benefits of

What CROs Need to Know About SEO in 2015
blog.crazyegg.com

User intent is the new SEO - how can you use it to improve conversions? This article rounds up tips and resources to help you with user inte

7 Tips to Boost Conversions through Content with BuzzSumo
blog.crazyegg.com

Wondering how Buzzsumo can improve conversions for your content marketing? Check out these 7 tips for help with improving your content strat

Rignite: A Social Media Management Tool [Review]
basicblogtips.com

Blogging Tips, Social Media Optimization, YouTube Video Tutorials!

Why to Become a Social Media Network Early Adopter?
www.internetmarketingninjas.com

With interesting concepts ahead of us, can we really miss that opportunity to join Tsu and Ello? With that question I came to some of social

3 Reasons Why Borderless Digital Content Is a Must
www.smartling.com

Borderless digital content has to be a key part of any company's strategy and not limited to a specific group. Here are three reasons why: