5 Reasons I Still Use CommentLuv

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One of the questions I'm often asked about this blog is why I still use the base WordPress comment system as opposed to Disqus, Livefyre, Facebook, or Google+. My answer is always CommentLuv. People have their issues with the CommentLuv plugin. I will admit that yes, it does invite spammers who just want to drop a link, so if you don't moderate your comments carefully, … [Read more...]

Split Testing Made Easy with the ConverThis WordPress Plugin

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If you have a sales page on your website for products or services, chances are you want to do everything possible to ensure that it leads to more sales. And if you have a squeeze page to grow your mailing list, you want to do everything possible to ensure that it leads to more opt-ins. The questions is, how do you do this without having to dive too deeply into website … [Read more...]

How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator

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If you write for a lot of different websites like I do, whether it is as a guest blogger or freelance writer, then you have probably struggled with finding a way to share your latest posts from all of those sites with your audience. Fortunately, there is an easy - and free - solution for anyone who uses WordPress on a self-hosted domain (sorry WordPress.com users). The … [Read more...]

85 Takeaways from New Media Expo 2014

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New Media Expo (formerly Blog World) has always been one of my favorite conferences to attend. While I did spend more time networking than sitting in sessions, I still managed to take a ton of notes from those that I made it to. Without further ado, here are the 101 things I learned at #NMX 2014. For sessions with multiple speakers, the initials of the speaker will be in … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Prepare for NMX 2014

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We're only five days away from one of my favorite online marketing events, NMX 2014. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite tips for preparing for NMX or any conference event! 1. Create a doc with all of your travel arrangements. Hotel missing your reservation? Can't remember what time your flight departs? Create an easy to access email, document, notepad entry, etc. … [Read more...]

Boosting Opt-Ins with Selz

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For the last month, I've been experimenting with a new way to get opt-ins to my mailing list using my free ebook, The Guest Blogging Survival Guide. Selz is a platform that allows you to quickly create an online store without the usual complications of creating an online store. When they reached out to me to review their service, I didn't have any ebooks or other digital … [Read more...]

2013 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Internet Marketers

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Black Friday has arrived! If you've had your eye on a particular course, ebook, service, web host, WordPress plugin, or WordPress theme, now is the time to buy as the savings are HUGE! The following are the best sales for products I highly recommend for Internet marketers and bloggers! Two things to know before going forward. One, I am an affiliate for most of the products … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make Money Online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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If you're just thinking about your shopping plan and budget for this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, then you're going to miss out on the best time to increase your online earnings. For affiliate marketers and product creators, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are golden opportunities. Here are my ten tips for making money online with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Photo … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Mailing List With Cash & Other Incentives

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After attending an awesome conference on email marketing strategies, it seemed timely to publish a sponsored review for a company that helps you grow your mailing list. Incentivibe helps bloggers and businesses run contests in order to build their mailing list. The best part? You get to give away a $500 cash prize or item - and all it will cost you is $25. How It Works in a … [Read more...]

32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips

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In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content, I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. What's your most successful method of promoting a blog post or other single piece of content? So without further ado, here are their answers! 1. Empower your … [Read more...]