Developers July 14, 2020

Balancing a blog with a freelance/dev shop home page

Conor Leary @conorleary

Hi,

Does anybody have good examples of a freelancer or small dev shop with a robust blog? I'm in the process of expanding my personal site with some new content.

I want my home page to be a good splash page with information on services and an easy to access contact page. However, I also want folks visiting to be able to sign up for a newsletter and read fresh content.

Here is my site: https://www.conorleary.dev/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/conorleary_

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    Check my website and blog, exactly what you ask about 😁 https://cubitoo.com/blog

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      Great looking site. Do you essentially use the blog/home page as two separate landing pages then?

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        It’s one domain, so SEO is distributed in one place, but depending on the context each page (landing, coaching, blog) is self-contained 😁

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          Gotcha, thanks for the example!

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    I'm doing that with my site: https://maximzubarev.com :)

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      Those look more like blogs about freelancing than examples of freelancer/dev shops internal blogs

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    What about two separate websites? One for your blog and one for the freelancing landing page

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      Would that hurt his SEO though?

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      I'd like to keep everything condensed on one site. Ideally, the blog would help cross-sell the freelance engagements.

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      Maybe not two sites. But potentially create Specific landing pages to send leads to

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        I think this is what I'm leaning towards. Essentially treat the internal blog as a separate entity for personal projects + upselling freelance engagements