Darren Rowse

  • 9 Key Ingredients for Creating the Perfect Sales Page

    If you’ve created one of these 7 types of products to sell on your blog, or you’re going to start offering a service to your readers, then you need a sales page. The sales page is (not surprisingly) a page on your blog that’s all about your product or service. You can link to it in the navigation menu, from an ad on your sidebar, from your social media accounts, and from guest posts.

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  • Seven Types of Product You Could Sell From Your Blog

    It took me nearly seven years of blogging to create my first products: two ebooks, one for ProBlogger and one of Digital Photography School. They made me a total of over $160,000 in 2009 alone and changed my business. Back in 2014, I wrote about the experience … and how it nearly never happened: My big issue was a severe lack of time.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog

    Is starting a new blog on your goals list for 2018? If so – you’ll want to check out our brand new (and completely free) course – the Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog. Every year in January we notice a big spike people looking for information on how to start blogs, and while we have an article on how to start a blog that many use to walk through the technicalities of starti ...

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  • How to Use Numbers Effectively in Your Blog Posts

    You’re a blogger, so hopefully you feel confident working with words. But words alone aren’t enough. Even if you haven’t been blogging for long (or are yet to start), you’ve probably noticed numbers coming up a lot in other people’s posts. You often find numbers in post titles such as: How I Made over $500,000 with the Amazon Affiliate Program (ProBlogger) Marketing Do ...

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  • How to Use Lists Effectively in Your Blog Posts

    I expect you’re already familiar with the ‘list post’. Even if you’ve never written one, you’ll have read plenty – such as Nicole Avery’s recent post on 5 Tips to Help You Consume Content More Productively. Some sites, including List 25, publish nothing but list posts. But lists can be useful in any post.

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  • Case Study: The 30-Minute Habit That Transformed Kelly’s Blog

    Today on the blog we have a case study from one of our readers. Or rather one of our podcast listeners, as it was a tip in a particular podcast that spurred on today’s guest author to make some significant changes to her blog over the course of a year. I hope you enjoy Kelly Dunning’s story, and her insights and advice on how she has made the most of one simple habit to banish ...

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  • ProBlogger Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

    Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or not, for many the frenzied sale activity on the weekend following Thanksgiving - from Black Friday to Cyber Monday - does present a great opportunity to take advantage of some incredible deals on things that will be useful to you and your blog. As bloggers it’s a good time to reflect and take stock of 2017, and also to make plans for 2018.

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  • Community Discussion: How Do You Survey Your Readers?

    As the end of the year nears, you might be thinking about plans for your blogging in 2018. One thing that will help inform that is a reader survey. On both ProBlogger and Digital Photography school I do an annual survey, usually around November. As we plan our surveys, I thought I’d share some of the types of questions you can ask and give you a chance to share some of the s ...

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  • 9 Ways Influencer Outreach Can Help You and Your Blog

    Here on ProBlogger, we have a lot of tips on influencer outreach – how to reach out to influencers and pitch to them. Here are just a few of the resources we have available: How to Approach Influencers in Your Niche (podcast episode) How to Grow Your Blog by Interviewing Influencers 7 Powerful Non-SEO Reasons to Try Guest Posting But in this blog post I want to talk ...

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  • How to Create a Reader Avatar for Your Blog

    For several years, I’ve been using Reader Avatars (also called Reader Profiles or Personas) on my blogs – and I’ve found them very effective and helpful. To create your first reader avatar, you’ll need to spend some time thinking and writing about a type of reader that you’re either attempting to reach or who is already reading your blog.

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  • 7 Common Newsletter Problems Solved

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at why email newsletters are so important, what your email newsletter might look like, and how to choose the right service for you. So is your newsletter up and running yet? If the answer is “Yes”, is it working as well as you’d like? If not, then read on. I know a lot of bloggers find newsletters a bit daunting.

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  • Comparing Email Service Providers for Bloggers

    This is the third post in our Email Newsletter Series. One major sticking point for most bloggers who are setting up a newsletter is deciding what email service to use. There are lots of different, competing, options out there, and there’s no one perfect solution. Just in case you were thinking about it … don’t try to run a newsletter by emailing everyone through your regula ...

    Darren Rowse/ @ProBloggerin EMail- 9 readers -
  • 3 Examples of Content You Can Include in Your Email Newsletter

    This post is part of our Email Newsletter Series So we’ve convinced you that you need a newsletter, Or maybe you already have a mailing list set up and ready to go. Now, what should you send your readers? A lot of bloggers struggle with what to include in their newsletter. Unfortunately, it often leads to them emailing only occasionally – or not at all.

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  • What you Missed Last Week at ProBlogger Evolve

    Opening keynote at this year’s ProBlogger Evolve event. Photo credit Grace Henley Photography. ProBlogger training events have been something I’ve been running for bloggers here in Australia (and the region) since 2010. They started that first year with a hastily arranged event (in just a few weeks) for 120 bloggers who crammed themselves into a little suburban hotel here in Melbourne.

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  • How To Achieve Your Goals – Hint #1

    Friend – ‘Darren, I never seem to reach any of my goals.’ Darren – ‘What are your Goals?’ Friend – ‘…ummm….. ‘ Darren – ‘Do you have any goals?’ Friend – ‘Yes – at the start of the year I worked some out’ Darren – ‘So what are your goals?’ Friend – ‘….ummmm…. I don’t remember them exactly – there was one about making more money….

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  • 6 Reasons Why Your Blog Needs an Email Newsletter

    Do you email your blog readers regularly? Maybe you put ‘set up email newsletter’ on your ‘someday’ list ages ago, but still haven’t done it. Or maybe you have a newsletter list, but you haven’t sent one in months. You might think it’s optional – something you can do once you finish everything else on your to-do list.

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  • How to Craft an Outstanding Guest Post

    Last week, I explained why guest posting is so valuable (and not just for link juice). Then, one of our regular contributors, Ali Luke, wrote about how to find opportunities and pitch your post. Today I want to dig further into coming up with an idea and writing your post itself. As a guest poster, you want to provide a great post that readers love … but also one that helps ...

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