Beginners

  • How to Write a Paragraph in 2017 (Yes, the Rules Have Changed)

    … You want people to read your content, right? That’s why you wrote it in the first place. But getting people to read your content in today’s world of speedy news, food, and pleasure is a challenge. You’re not just competing with other writers, but with everything online — cat videos, Kardashian gossip, Game of Thrones, etc. With all…

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  • 5 Things to Do If You Want to Fail at Online Business

    … Strange feeling, isn’t it? Both exciting and terrifying at the same time. But that’s what it’s like, starting an online business. On the one hand, you know you were meant to do more with your life than being stuck in a job you hate. On the other, starting a new business is risky — and the thought of failing and crawling to your boss to beg…

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  • 9 Essential Books That Will Transform Your Writing Forever

    … Admit it. You have several half-read writing books stacked up on your nightstand, several more squirreled away in a desk drawer and a dozen more on your Amazon wish list. You scrutinize all the books that “customers also bought” looking for those one-of-a-kind books that will transform you into a great writer. You jump “inside the book…

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  • 21 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your First E-book

    … Admit it. You’ve thought about writing an e-book. In fact, you’ve already imagined the front cover. You can see the main title, and underneath, your name. And when you picture it, you feel a ripple of pride. An e-book would be a big step up for you as a writer. Because while blog posts are a great way to express your ideas, you can’t help…

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  • Why You Don’t Have Enough Time for Your Blog (and What to Do About It)

    … We hear one complaint from our readers time and time again. It appears in a variety of flavors: “I’d like to start a blog, but I’m too busy.” “I want to grow my blog, but I just don’t have the time.” “I wish I had more time to dedicate to my blog, but it seems impossible right now.” In fact, lack of time was the number one frustration cited…

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  • How to Profile Your Ideal Reader with (Perfectly Legal) Surveillance

    … You’ve heard it countless times. Know your readers. That’s the secret to creating a blog that thrives. But if you’re just starting out, there’s a problem with that advice: How can you get to know your readers when you don’t have an audience yet? Maybe you’re at the beginning of your blogging journey, with no traffic and no list. (Or your…

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  • 10 Writing Tips You Absolutely Won’t Have Heard Anywhere Else Before

    … Aren’t you tired of the same old writing tips? You know, tips like: Write every day without fail. Find your best time of day to write. Avoid distractions like Facebook and email. Use a timer to work in short bursts, followed by a break. Yes, they’re tried and tested. But chances are, you’ve either taken all of these on board already…

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  • Why Your Blog Needs a Tagline (and How to Create the Perfect One)

    … Does your blog attract embarrassingly few readers? And do you struggle to convert any of them into loyal subscribers? The fact is, even if your content rocks, you could still be driving people away by neglecting one simple thing. If a key element on your blog is either inadequate — or missing entirely — visitors could feel confused and leave…

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  • 7 Warning Signs Your Free WordPress Theme is Sabotaging Your Blog

    … You know exactly how it happened. When you set up your blog, you installed a free WordPress theme and told yourself it was “just until you have a few readers.” You had every intention of upgrading to a premium theme down the line. But months or even years later, you’re still cruising along on a freebie theme. Of course, upgrading it is still…

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  • Is Your Writing Missing This Crucial Ingredient?

    … Has this happened to you? You spend hours writing a post, wracking your brains for the best ideas and then crafting your words on the page. And then it falls flat. You get only a handful of comments and can count the social media shares on your fingers. And after all the work you’ve put into the piece! It’s a bummer, isn’t it? You may…

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  • An Open Letter to Bloggers Struggling to Get More Traffic

    … It hurts me to write this. For years, I’ve been “the traffic guy.” Not only because I’m good at getting it, but because it’s the question on the top of every blogger’s mind: “How do I get more traffic to my blog?” To some degree, this entire site is an answer to that question. You’ll learn more about getting blog traffic here than maybe…

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  • 7 Psychological Tricks for Turning Fleeting Visitors into Loyal Fans

    … sentiments known to humankind. Second, remind your readers that you were a beginner, too. Sometimes when you’re in the role of teacher, readers find it more difficult to relate to you because of the knowledge gap. So reminding them occasionally that you were once a beginner is another way to foster devotion. Try telling a story about how you learned…

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  • 3 Simple Blog Graphics You Can Create (Even if You’re Not a Designer)

    … Let’s be honest. Blogging is hard. You’re forced to wear many hats – writer, editor, promoter, social media manager, even accountant. And adding another hat – designer – is probably the last thing on your to-do list. But the problem is, beautiful prose just isn’t enough these days. Your work must look great, too. Because if it doesn’t, it’ll…

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