How To Write A Killer Headline and Make Your Post Shine

This guest post is by Ahmed Safwan of To Start Blogging. Have you read a post before just because of its headline? Attractive headlines are enough to make your readers open and check your content. So DON'T MISS this opportunity. Try to hook your readers with your headlines. Remember: Most readers will see your headline in a feed reader, email, on social media, or in a link on another blog. In all of these cases, if the headline doesn’t hook them, they won’t read the post. But … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Fully Embrace the Social Media Trio and Maximize Results

This is a guest post by Daniel Sharkov. Social media - hate it or love it, but if you want to get your business ahead, you have to embrace it. SEO definitely hasn't lost its value, but nowadays finding your place among all those top-ranking sites is a tough and sometimes impossible task. Lately social media is turning into the easier way to gain exposure. But... As easy as getting social media traffic is, the more saturated a medium becomes, the harder focusing that traffic flow to … [Read more...]

The 3 Most Powerful Marketing Strategies You Should Use in 2013

This is a guest post by Joseph. With the new year coming, it’s time to start planning your marketing. A large percentage of your audience and customer base will be making important decisions and resolutions to get started in the New Year and your business can only thrive if you get to them. Marketing has changed and the power no longer belongs to those with the big budgets but to those who are patient and smart. Advertising to drive-by visitors is becoming more expensive and less … [Read more...]

Three Ways a Non-Blogger Created a Thriving Business With His Blog

This is a guest post by Tim Fong. Although Danny Iny is the prolific "Freddy Kreuger" of blogging, in my interview with him for SpikingStrengths.com, he revealed he didn't consider himself a "blogger." It's surprising. He's known for his Firepole Marketing blog which has attracted tens of thousands of loyal readers. Because of all the guest posts that he's written, he became known as the "Freddy Kreuger" of blogging. In fact, one of his stand-out courses is on how to guest blog … [Read more...]

7 Things I Learned in Almost 3 Years of Blogging

This is a guest post by Koundeenya Dhulipalla. This is my almost third year into blogging and I’ve learned a lot about how things go on the Internet. I’ve come across Panda, Penguin, EMD and have also experienced other changes regarding the search results on Google. I lost four of my Adsense accounts and been somehow able to monetize my blog. I’ve successfully got my guest posts published on some high-profiled niche sites and the count is still going. I am writing all this because I … [Read more...]

My Favorite Social Media Resources For The Top 3: Twitter, Facebook, and Google+!

This is a guest post by Samuel Pustea. Social media will bring you results, it will. Extraordinaire results! If you don’t believe me, just take a good hard look at Kristi Hines and Jeff Bullas. They have thrived on the internet through the engagement they have created on their favorite social media sites. But they have done it through much trial and error and did not hesitate to respond to criticism. Are you able to work hard on these social media sites and optimize you results? If … [Read more...]

10 Areas Where Small Businesses Lack an Online Competitive Edge

This is a guest post by Pratik Dholakiya. We all know it; even though we wish it weren't true: small businesses have limited resources. They often have only enough time, money, and patience for the core of their business. Certainly, a small business should never sacrifice its unique selling position. But it's equally true that businesses need exposure in order to stay up and running. Thankfully, the web makes it possible to boost awareness at relatively low costs. Even so, many businesses … [Read more...]

The Rise (And Fall) of Social Media: 12 Ways to Capitalize on the Current Trends

This is a guest post by Uttoran Sen. Social media is very much here, but as those at MySpace can tell you, it’s not always here to stay. The trick to capitalizing on social media trends is to find what is happening now and make it work for you. 1. Follow Your Target Market Who are you selling to? Kids aren’t on Facebook as much now as they used to be. They are over at Tumblr – are you? Moms, on the other hand, aren’t hanging around Digg or Linkedin. They are over there at … [Read more...]

7 Must-Have Legal Resources for Freelancers and Independent Contractors

This is a guest post by Leon Harris. Working as a freelancer sounds pretty great in the beginning: you get to set your own hours, choose clients, and virtually be the boss. And while this is definitely awesome, there are some potential drawbacks, as well, like hustling for work, juggling multiple clients, and having to pay for your own health insurance. Like any type of work, there are both challenges and rewards. But when it comes to the legal aspects of running your business you may not … [Read more...]

Get Your Audience to Work for You… and Thank You for It!

This is a guest post by Danny Iny. You spend a lot of time nurturing the relationship you have with your audience. You give them amazing content, useful information and as much of your personal attention as you possibly can. You listen to their concerns, accede to their requests and generally, make yourself a vital resource for them. It’s a lot of work! Isn’t it time they did a little of it for you? Wait, you say, have my audience work for me? Isn’t that a little … [Read more...]



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