Stop Wasting Money: How to Get the Most Out of Your Blogging Education

Over the last couple of years, I have consumed a lot of educational materials - free downloads, ebooks, paid courses, webinars, etc. Chances are, you have too. While it's OK to toss free downloads to the wayside as far as your wallet is concerned, it's not OK if you do this with the stuff you pay for. You want to get the most out of your ebooks and courses, otherwise it's like chucking money in the garbage on a regular basis. And who wants to do that! Photo Credit: Tax Credits on … [Read more...]

Enter to Win 1 of 3 Lifetime Memberships to ElegantThemes

Are you in the market for new WordPress themes? If so, then you will want to enter to win one of three lifetime memberships to ElegantThemes. What is Included? You will receive lifetime access to all of ElegantThemes designs, plugins, updates, support, and photoshop files. You can see my review of ElegantThemes that shows you previews of 75 of their themes all on one page so you can get a taste. How to Enter Simply enter your name and email address below or sign in with … [Read more...]

Are Spammers on Your Mailing List Costing You Money?

A few weeks ago, I noticed that Aweber charged me a little more than usual. It had been awhile since I had worked on my mailing list, and I pleasantly thought that I had a growth in subscribers. Unfortunately, that was not the case. When I logged in to Aweber to start a mailing list for my new freelance blogging site, I was surprised to see this. Over half of my list was unsubscribed! If I had just recently sent an offensive email to my list, I would have understood. But I at the … [Read more...]

How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity

This week, I had the privilege of taking a new Twitter tool for a spin. Nestivity (currently in beta) takes your Twitter engagement to a whole new level by encouraging people to engage in conversations and making those conversations easy to follow by placing them in a threaded discussion form. Benefits for Bloggers While the tool was developed with brands and businesses in mind, there are lots of benefits for bloggers as well. 1. Engage more with your followers. We all know that … [Read more...]

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

UPDATE: Head over to the latest post with 11 RSS readers you can use as Google Reader alternatives starting July 1st! If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. As you can imagine, this stopped me in my tracks. That's right. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. The Learn More takes you to a page that tells you what you can export using their Google Takeout tool, but nothing in the way of alternatives. Now there is three and a half months to find a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

7 Steps to Great Vlogging

This is a guest video post by Chris Antoni. 7 Steps to Great Vlogging Outline I Used While Delivering the Presentation: 1. Who is Your Audience? 2. Preparation – Write a. Rough outline (outlining view in word) b. Say ideas out loud many times, see how they sound c. Read them to someone you know that is impartial 3. Create a Cheat Sheet a. Big cards b. Computer monitor – try one screen, zoom, two pages, etc c. … [Read more...]



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