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Recently while on Facebook I came across a quick technique for growing your Facebook page likes that was shared in a private Facebook group that I’m a part of. It came from Helen Edwards from Recycled Interiors (thanks Helen) and I think would be particularly useful for anyone with a smaller to medium-sized Facebook page.
This is a guest contribution from Tracey Jones. Have you been reading up on all those facts about how sites with slower page load times (more than 3 seconds) have higher bounce rates? Or how Google ranks slow loading pages lower than those that load fast? If you are alarmed for the sake of your website and its slowpoke page speeds resulting in bad SERP (Search Engine Results ...
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 .
This week’s posts made me want to live in an RV and perennially chase the warmer weather while reading more novels and finding creative ways to stay well-clear of writer’s block. Quite a good week, if I’m being honest! I think it’s probably because it’s grey and drizzly here (autumn is well on the way) that I’m dreaming of an endless summer road trip… How This 27-Year-Old Mad ...
This is a guest contribution from Karly Nimmo. As a podcaster, I’m inundated with requests and pitches from people who are looking for some free PR. As a podcaster, I’m totally down with receiving these requests and pitches. I love to hear from people who have something of value to share with my audience. However, as a podcaster, there’s a few things I’m not down with.
Simply muttering the word “negotiation” can strike fear into many bloggers and marketers. Negotiation may even evoke as much fear, anxiety, and stress as public speaking. “Fear in negotiations arises in a variety of circumstances,” the authors of Emotions in Negotiation explain. “If we face an aggressive opponent, if we bargain without adequate preparation, if we sense that o ...
This is a guest contribution from Nathalie Cohen-Sheffer. From do-it-yourself tutorials to adorable animal clips, videos are a big part of our life – and business owners as well as bloggers are taking notice. Here are seven reasons why everyone needs to incorporate video into their marketing strategy, and the sooner the better.
Tackling the Biggest Challenges of Being a Solo Entrepreneur with Robert Gerrish of FlyingSolo In today’s lesson, I have a real treat for those of you who spend most of your working life alone as solo-entrepreneurs. Over in the ProBlogger Podcast listeners facebook group this week I ran a little poll to see how many of you as listeners work alone vs work in teams.
One of the most popular topics on ProBlogger (if not the most searched-for item) is making money blogging, and how to go about it. There are so many ways of earning a living online, and we have almost just as much advice on how best to keep the dollars rolling in. Darren covers it quite extensively on his podcast, and it’s a topic we dive down deep in during every ProBlogger ...
This week is all about writing (and writing lots), getting your SEO right, and decluttering your online life. Enjoy! 5 Writing Techniques that Stir Your Audience to Action | Copyblogger Emotion, Emotion, Emotion is the new Location, Location, Location. If we’re not getting our audience to feel, how are they going to be motivated to engage? The Four Essential Qualities You Need ...
This is a guest contribution from Nick Chowdrey. Remote working is an attractive prospect for many people in this digital age. But it’s not as simple as packing up your laptop and riding off into the sunset – it takes a lot more effort and skill than that. After all, there are offices for a reason.
As bloggers we spend most of our work time staring at our browser. How we have a browser set up can have a significant impact on our productivity in two ways: It can help us eliminate distractions. It can help up keep focused on our key activities. Below I am sharing four ideas you can implement to your browser, which will boost your productivity.
A question that frequently comes up in writing and blogging groups I’m part of is: ‘anyone know a good editor?’ This is usually followed by comments of ‘I used this guy once but it was a frustrating process’, or ‘mine was ok, but I’m not sure I’d recommend them.’ I’ve come across so many people who were really disappointed with the editor they hired to help them with their bo ...
Ways to Use Facebook Live to Grow Your Blog In today’s lesson, I want to talk about Facebook live video which is a technology that has been around for a while now on Facebook and that I think continues to be something that bloggers could get a lot of value out of. We’ve seen Facebook continue to develop it over the last 12 months.
After taking some time off over the holiday season on my blog, I’ve been thinking about things I normally don’t have time to – and I think those things have been reflected in today’s roundup! Things like going back and optimising older posts for SEO, thinking about my blogging origins and how they’re influencing my blogging future, and getting back to my first love: writing.
By Karly Nimmo of Radcasters Podcasting S’cool. As a podcast host, a guest, and from working with hundreds of podcasters, I’ve seen almost everything. The good, the bad and the train wreck ugly (you know, that mess that is hideous but you just can’t look away?). I’ve seen rock solid, rigid processes and systems. I’ve seen chaotic, frantic, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants mayhem.
By ProBlogger expert Ellen Jackson of Potential Psychology. I have big plans for 2017, blog-wise and business-wise. I bet you do too. My word for this year is ‘bigger.’ I’m going to think bigger, to play bigger. After a year of hard work and incremental improvement it’s time for a quantum leap. It’s time to shake things up; to think differently about what I do.
It’s time! You’ve had it in the back of your mind for a while now, but you’ve realised the hour is right to take the plunge, and you want to start a blog. Welcome! You’ve come to the right place. If creating a blog is something you’ve been thinking about but you haven’t known where to start, then these are some basics you could keep in mind to ensure you create a blog not onl ...
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