Let me ask you this: When you first started blogging, did making money from your blog ever cross your mind? Maybe not. Many new bloggers view blogging as only a hobby. It’s not until they generate a decent amount of traffic and develop a loyal following do they even consider monetizing their blog. For some, this journey proves to be highly successful, but for many of us, earning a livable income from affiliate ads, Google AdSense or selling your own product is tough. Amy Lynn Andrews, a blogger, says this about making money from your blog: I’d say give
Picture this: you own several businesses or several blogs. You do well in the beginning to consistently post, but as your businesses boom and marketing takes more of your time, you realize you can’t do this alone. You need someone to help you create consistent content that’s quality-driven and appeals to your readers. Maybe you’re interested in running a multi-author blog. This is a great way to grow your business and always have fresh new content for your readers. Or, you could be a solopreneur who just doesn’t have the time – or the writing ability – to pump out
You feel the itch. For months you’ve been churning out post after post, promoting it all over social media and slowly building your email list. Now it’s time to take your blog to the next level and turn it into a business by launching your first product or course. If you’re thinking about launching a course based on your experience, this is a great time to create one. Why a course? Because the online learning industry has been growing fast. It’s already reached over $100 billion and will continue to grow. Plus, if you don’t already know, online courses are
As a blogger, you know the importance of goals. It’s a basic requirement for any business and a necessity for anyone who wants to move forward in life. Without goals, we are just wandering around with dreams and good intentions. While having goals is good, making them great is what leads you to extraordinary results. How do you take goals from good to great? Analyze your goals for relevance. Prioritize them based on importance. Create daily/weekly systems to give them staying power. In the world of money, they say personal finance is 20% head knowledge and 80% behavior. I think
Raise your hand if you’re a new blogger and you recently signed up for more free webinars than you can count on one hand? That’s me and I’m not even a new blogger! It seems that entrepreneurs, marketers, influencers and new bloggers are using webinars to help them grow not only their traffic, but also their email list. So, it’s no wonder that webinars have exploded this year. In fact, it’s predicted that 3/4 of all web traffic will be video by 2017. Video is the future of content marketing. Why? Well, for starters, people’s attention span is shorter than
I’m the gatekeeper for guest posts on a website that gets a pretty decent amount of traffic. I sympathize with the writers trying to get content published; I’ve been there myself. But the first rule is this: If you can’t write a polished query letter, you can’t get published. Sometimes it’s the little things that […]
I’ve been seeing a lot of sentences like this lately: Pronouns and adverbs like who, what, when, where, and how are often the first words in an interrogative (question); we all know that instinctively. However, just because the first word in a sentence is one of these words, the sentence isn’t automatically a question. I […]
The first paragraph or sentence of a blog: If it doesn’t stress you out, you don’t understand what’s at stake. Here’s why it should be a major source of stress: A killer first sentence needs to accomplish two goals that are usually diametrically opposed to each other: It needs to engage the reader, and […]
I love lazy people and frankly, I consider myself to be a little on the lazy side. Why? Because lazy people find the easiest way to get something done. When Tom Sawyer hooked people into painting that fence for him, he may have become the first recorded example of a solopreneur in classic American literature. […]
I’m the gatekeeper (editor) for a business website that gets quite a few visitors, so the job of sorting through guest blog submissions falls to me. Every so often a wannabe guest blogger writes on the topic of how to create viral content, and it’s not that they don’t occasionally include some good ideas, it’s […]
Someone said to be quite wise once wrote, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Those of us who search for blog ideas can (painfully) relate to that. Are you running out of ideas for your blog? Wondering what the hell you’re going to post tomorrow? Hey, it comes with the territory, so just do […]
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