You know as a blogger, if you want to maximize the visibility of your blog and brand, you need to get your blog post out there for people to read. But, whether you’re blogging as a side hustle or this is your full-time gig, churning out original content on a consistent basis is a challenge. There’s just no time to produce epic-proportion-type posts that will grab your audience and make them read, share, and sign up to your email list. Those types of posts can take hours upon hours to research, write, re-write, edit, and edit some more. You also
Been blogging for a while and not making any real impact? Even though you have the best of intentions, you seem to have no eyes on your blog, no subscribers, and very few social media followers. Starting a blog and growing your blog are two different things. When starting a blog you have to find your niche, research hosting plans, figure out WordPress, create content and finally get your theme and website up and running. But, then the next thing is getting people to your blog. Luckily you have a rich and engaging platform where your target audience is gathering
When asked what we regret in our careers or life to date, it can be difficult to formulate a response. Not only is it tenuous at best to try to pinpoint the exact moment where we should have pursued this direction instead of that, seized one opportunity over another, or taken a risk over a guarantee, but each decision – whether later deemed good or bad – has led us to where we are today. Regrets may be futile, yet there is a particular variety of wisdom that can only be gained in hindsight. As we move through each decade
Note:This post has been completely rewritten and updated as of 21/06/2017. A landing page, as defined by Unbounce, is: …a standalone web page, distinct from your main website, that has been designed for a single focused objective. Any page on your site could, in theory, be classed as a landing page because visitors land on different pages after clicking on an ad, a link in an email, a call-to-action on social media, or many other sources. Your primary goal is to get your visitors to take action. Perhaps you’re looking to convert them into members, subscribers, or loyal customers.
The alarm on your phone goes off. Time to get up, shower, grab a bagel and coffee for the road, and drive to work. It seems every day you’re on autopilot. There’s no need to think – just do. For many people, having a traditional 9-5 job, while being somewhat secure, is not what they envisioned it would be when they signed up for it. You may only get two weeks for vacation; the pay is lousy, the people are a bunch of gossipers and the work – well, let’s just say you don’t really need your degree to do
Following our own advice is one of the most difficult things to do. The bare-naked truth of this is exposed when we try to either break bad habits or create new good habits. Parents are always telling their kids not to do things that the adults do every day. On December 31 of every year millions of […]
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 […]
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