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As a blogger, what’s your end goal? Is it to share your story and hope to make a change in people? Is it to earn a side income from your blog? Or is it to build a tribe of loyal followers and form a community of similar minds? No matter if you’re blogging to help others or to build a business by offering a service or digital product, one thing is clear – you need an email list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So you finally decided to take this whole social media thing seriously for your business. Nobody wants to be left behind, and there’s no doubt – your business needs to be on social media. You’re probably already on Facebook and Twitter – and maybe Pinterest and LinkedIn – but what about some of those other networks you keep hearing about, specifically Instagram? Isn’t it just ...
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.
As a marketer, you know that the first step in your marketing strategy is to attract business with your content. But, while up to 94% of small businesses are using a content marketing strategy, the majority of marketers are failing. Just because you have a plan, it doesn’t mean it’s working. To understand content marketing, you need to look at the definition.
Doesn’t it seem like you’re bending over backwards, trying every trick in the book to get visitors to notice your opt-in forms, while at the same time trying not to clutter up your site and annoy your valuable web traffic? Whether it’s a sidebar opt-in, an exit-intent pop-up, or a Welcome Mat, it’s all a balancing act because, as you probably know, blogging is a business.
It’s that time again. You know…time to write another blog post. But, what happens if you have no clue what you’re going to write about? Or, worse, you’re stuck with a bad case of blogger’s block. You can spend hours looking at other blogs, hopping on to Quora to see what people are asking, or just reviewing your blog’s existing content for ideas to expand on – all in an atte ...
Wouldn’t it be nice if we were able to accomplish everything we had originally planned for the day? There are 24 hours in a day. After accounting for eating, bathing and other routine daily tasks, you’re left with a good 10-12 hours of productive, awake time. So, it’s feasible to get your tasks done as a freelance blogger. But, that never happens.
Ah, Pinterest. You probably keep hearing about this visual search engine every week, don’t you? What’s so special about a bookmarking site where you save recipes, tutorials, blog posts and more? Well, besides the fact that some consider Pinterest the second largest search engine next to Google, and that Pinterest can bring in 3x more traffic than any other social platform, o ...
There it goes again. Blogger envy. It happens to all of us. You’re reading a post on someone’s blog – the content is good, but the images are what first grabbed your attention. You love the blogger’s sense of design and you can’t figure out why your images don’t look anything like that. And you’re not alone; content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without images.
Starting a new blog is so dang exciting. You have endless themes to choose from, social sharing buttons to decide on and oh, the fun of writing your very first blog post. But when the excitement wears down, you start to become aware of all the new terminology blogging opens up. You read about favicons, plugins, hyperlinks and long-tail keywords. It’s a lot to take in.
Don’t you love images? They can transform a piece of text into an engaging experience while you read. Images enhance a blog post, make it more sharable and set the tone and brand of your entire site. And you know what? We are hardwired to respond to images. That’s why incorporating imagery into your content is a powerful tool to use when marketing your blog.
You hit publish on your blog post and then you get started on promoting it all over your social media channels. You’re pumped because you know your readers are going to love reading your post on Budget Friendly Tips for Families, and you’re sure they’ll come away with a few new ideas. You jump on Twitter and right away you notice another blogger shared a post similar to yours.
You just had another sleepless night. You had a difficult time clearing your mind from thinking of the future meetings, collaborations, impending deadlines and the massive to-do list you have before your head even hit the pillow. The ding-ding of your phone’s alert instantly causes your heart to race; you need to sleep, but the thought of missing an email doesn’t sit well with you.
Have you just started your online business? Excited at the thought of reaching new people and expanding your brand? With any new business, you soon learn that it can take a lot of time and effort to make sure it’s successful right out of the gate. There are many moving parts to a business and for solopreneurs, the responsibility often falls on your shoulders to set up, mainta ...
How many of you think Pinterest is only a place for women to share their latest recipe or DIY project? If the top 30 Pinners are food, fashion, design, and wedding bloggers, it’s safe to say it’s a scrapbooking paradise for women. So, it’s easy to push this visual search engine under the rug because you think this platform isn’t for you.
Everyone’s doing it. Your friend does it, your co-worker does it, and you come to find out your boss even does it too. Blogging that is. It seems just about everyone has a blog these days. And with approximately 42,000,000 WordPress blogs online, it’s not difficult to find what you’re looking for online in a blog post. You want in, and now it’s your turn to have a successful blog.