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How to Think About Giving up Your Day Job for an Online Business In today’s lesson I want to tell you a story – a story of advice I was given when I was starting out that I ignored – a story of regret and a story that I hope might move you to taking some action! Further Resources on How to Quit Your Job and Build an Online Business Becoming a ProBlogger – A story in Many Parts How to Start .
Transitioning From Single Author Blog to Multi Author Blog In today’s lesson, I want to talk about hiring writers for your blog. In order to do so, I want to share a case study of how I took my own photography blog from a single author blog, publishing 3 posts a week, to a blog that now has around 50 writers, and I don’t write anything.
Michael Stelzner on Building a Blogging Business Through Interviewing Others In today’s lesson, I want to talk about how to build a business around creating content that is based upon interviewing other people. To help me do that, I have invited my friend Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner onto the show because he’s someone who I’ve seen build an amazing business relativ ...
Firstly … congratulations on making it through your first year. A lot of bloggers don’t get that far. During this evaluation, we’ll take a look at key metrics for your blog, but we’ll also be thinking about what you’ve learned and accomplished over the past year. Don’t get discouraged if the numbers aren’t – yet – quite where you want them to be.
This is a guest contribution from Shane Barker. If you’ve been blogging for awhile, you’re probably familiar with landing pages, and may have even used a few of them for different campaigns. Whether you’re trying to drive people to sign up for your mailing list, or to purchase a product/service you’re promoting, landing pages can help you achieve your conversion goals.
6 Recommendations to Monetize Your Blog In today’s episode I want to talk about making money blogging. More specifically, I want to tackle a question from a reader who has been blogging for a while without monetizing but is wondering which income stream she should try first. I’ll suggest 6 income streams that I see bloggers often starting with and at the end nominate my favor ...
This is a guest post from Shane Barker We all know that factors like backlinks, keywords, and bounce rates are important search ranking factors. But there’s still a lot of confusion about social signals, and their impact on a website’s ranking. Reputable sources like Moz and Backlinko have reported that social signals are among the top Google ranking factors.
Do you ever feel like you need to take a break from your blog but you feel like you’ve created a monster that just needs to keep being fed and fear that stepping away from the blog could mark the beginning of the end for it? If so – you’re not alone. We all need to take a break from our blogs at one point or another – whether that be to have a break and get away on a vacatio ...
A Free Tool to Create Videos For Your Facebook Page This episode is presented by The Success Incubator – a brand new event I’m co-hosting this year for ProBlogger readers and online entrepreneurs. Today I’m announcing 3 great speakers – Pat Flynn, Kim Garst and Andrea Vahl (more details here). Save $50 with the coupon code SUCCESS17.
This is a guest contribution from ProBlogger Productivity Expert Nicole Avery. It is the dream for many of us. Working from home, for our selves, working when we want, in our pyjamas if we want, until the reality of working from home kicks in. To work productively from home it requires discipline, planning and organization.
We get asked a LOT about what plugins to use, how to use them, how to fix them. We also get asked how you can make your blog look better, load faster, perform better. We’ll be answering these questions in our upcoming “Top 7 plugins for . . .” series. However, before we all go plugin crazy, here’s a sage story from ProBlogger Developer Mario Ricalde on the use of plugins and ...
Blogger Nikki Parkinson Shares How She Built a Business Around Her Blog In today’s episode, I have recorded an interview with one of Australia’s better known bloggers – Nikki Parkinson from the style and fashion blog – Styling You. I first met Nikki at one of our first ever ProBlogger events. While a newish blogger at that time she stood out to me as a blogger to watch – partl ...
This is a guest contribution from Megan Totka. Building a profitable e-mail list requires more than just adding a newsletter signup form to your website. Attracting and retaining an email list that ultimately turns into customers means finding creative ways to get in front of them and continually providing value.
Lots of bloggers seem to do everything right, yet they don’t see much success. They write well-structured posts, they pay attention to SEO, they know the ins and outs of their blogging software … but something’s lacking. That missing “something” can often be personality. It’s the difference between a blog that readers come across and instantly forget … and a blog that makes ...
Using CoSchedule as a Blogging Tool In today’s episode, we’re going to take a deep dive into a tool we’ve been using on ProBlogger for the last 18 months that has been incredibly useful for our team both as an editorial calendar tool but also to help us with our social media promotion of content. The tool is one that you may have heard of – CoSchedule.
This is a guest contribution from LJ Sedgwick. You’ve read all of the blogging advice. You know writing an outline helps keep your blog post to the point. But try as you might, nothing’s happening. An empty page stares back at you. That blinking cursor is taunting you. You want to teach your readers how to follow your processes. But they’re second nature to you.
This is a guest post by Cathy Tibbles of WPBarista Recently a lot of warning bells were sounding around the internet because of some changes to the Amazon Associates program. Looking at Problogger’s experience and the success of several other bloggers using affiliate sales, this post will take you through the importance of using Amazon Associates (or deciding if it’s right ...
5 Blogger SEO Tools In today’s episode, I’ve got Jim Stewart from StewArtMedia back on the show to talk about SEO tools to help you to rank your blog higher. I had Jim on the show back in episode 94 to talk about the biggest mistakes bloggers make with SEO and since that time have had a lot of questions in the Facebook group about what tools to use in SEO.
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