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Getting hacked is one of the worst things that can happen to a blog or website owner. It can destroy weeks or months of work, cause large amounts of personal stress and even affect your revenue streams. Sadly, getting hacked is one of the realities of online business. In today’s episode I am going to go over 15 tips that will hopefully help you become more prepared.
BTXP 008: 37 Blogging Tips in Around 27 Minutes Every now and then you just get stuck for ideas. I think every blogger will recognize that feeling. Well, today I’ve got 37 blogging tips for you in around 27 minutes. My hope is that it gives you something new to think about. It’s been a while since I’ve done a podcast and so decided to pack as many quick blogging tips as I c ...
BTXP 005: One Landing Page That Every Blogger Must Build Today There’s one landing page that every blogger must build. And you might want to build more than one of them… I’m talking about a page that every blog should have on it by default. And once I tell you what that page is, I want to give you a few tricks to get the most out of it and increase your conversions to the ...
BTXP 006: How to Pay the Bills When You Work from Home Last week I published a big guide on how to work from home that covered the ins and outs of the whole shebang. Since then I’ve had a lot feedback and interesting questions, especially from bloggers who are looking to make a transition to working from home but aren’t sure how to pay the bills in the meantime.
BTXP 007: Don’t Boost Your Facebook Posts We all know the Facebook Boost button. It’s been a controversial little addition since it was released. Today I’m talking about a $200 experiment that I conducted using that button, and why I now think it’s probably best if you don’t boost your posts. There’s something much better out there.
BTXP 004: Do Pop-Ups (Really) Convert? Pop-ups are a contentious issue for bloggers and website owners. Most people love to hate them. But the interesting thing is that almost all of the really successful websites and blogs out there use a pop-up in one form or another. In fact, some blog owners have even said that a good pop up was integral to their success.
Increasing open rates on mail outs is really hard. In fact, it can take a lot of testing and tweaking to even just get a small percentage of a change in how many people open up the emails that you send out. Today I’d like to show you a few experiments where I’ve been having some wins (and fails!) with my own mail outs.
Does your sidebar actually help your blog? Does it lead to more sign ups, page views and sales? Not always. In fact, some of the sidebars I look at are actually doing a lot of harm because they aren’t using a deliberate strategy, the right plugins and are making some very basic design mistakes. What a waste of some very valuable real estate. Click here to listen and subscribe on iTunes.