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Do you ever wish that certain parts of the blogging process could be easier? Maybe it’s writing, crafting headlines, managing social media, lead generation or something else. The good news is that all of this can be easier – with the right tools. And in this post, I’ll show you the blogging tools that every marketer should know about.
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.
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.
You know as a blogger, if you want to maximize the visibility of your blog and brand, you need to get your blog post out there for people to read. But, whether you’re blogging as a side hustle or this is your full-time gig, churning out original content on a consistent basis is a challenge. There’s just no time to produce epic-proportion-type posts that will grab your audienc ...
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.
You knew it. Sooner or later it will come. Now it’s here. The day of imminent surrender. So much hard work you’ve put into this. Dozens of strategies and tools you have twisted and tweaked to stimulate your blog’s traffic. And what’s your analytics response to all that sweat and tears? Day in day out, it shows you nothing beyond the low pulse of a patient in a critical condition.
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.
Raise your hand if you’re a blogger with the chops to design and code beautiful pages from scratch… That silence is the sound of both my arms remaining tightly pressed against my sides. And you know what? I know I’m not the only one sitting here looking like a penguin. I think most of us don’t have the necessary code skills to create truly attractive pages without help.
Here’s a scenario you’ll likely be familiar with. You land on a site, and as you scroll through the page, you see a section called “As seen in,” which contains logos of the big name websites or publications that website or company has been featured in. Immediately, your opinion of the website changes. You suddenly think it’s more credible and you’re more interested in what it has to offer.
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.
As a blogger, you know the importance of goals. It’s a basic requirement for any business and a necessity for anyone who wants to move forward in life. Without goals, we are just wandering around with dreams and good intentions. While having goals is good, making them great is what leads you to extraordinary results.
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 blogger, you put your heart and soul into creating perfectly crafted posts, eye-catching images, and attractive leads. It’s a lot of hard work! Your website represents your ideas and ambitions, you want it to attract and entertain a steady flow of followers. With the average human having the attention span of 8 seconds (just under that of a goldfish), why would present y ...
Have you ever seen those Google search listings with the fancy stars or pictures? You know, the ones that really grab your attention when you’re scrolling through the search results? They can look like this: Or sometimes they look like this: The websites with those juicy eye-magnets aren’t exploiting some loophole in Google.
Did you know that you have complete control over who crawls and indexes your site, down to individual pages? The way this is done is through a file called Robots.txt. Robots.txt is a simple text file that sites in the root directory of your site. It tells “robots” (such as search engine spiders) which pages to crawl on your site, which pages to ignore. While not essential, the Robots.
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