Are Spammers on Your Mailing List Costing You Money?

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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 … [Read more...]

How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity

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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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

How to Develop Yourself as a Blogger

This is a guest post by David Anderson. People become bloggers for all sorts of different reasons -- perhaps they have an axe to grind, something they have to get off their chests, something to sell, a need to engage people in a discussion or a burning desire to write about their favourite topics. Whatever it is that brings you to blogging, there are some things to consider … [Read more...]

5 Common Misconceptions Newbie Bloggers Have about Blogging

This is a guest post by Harshit Singhal. The popularity of blogging has recently erupted in the last few years and many new bloggers are coming on the scene. However most of them have a lot of misconceptions about blogging, probably because they have only heard about the success stories of probloggers, while never really bothering to delve into some ground realities of … [Read more...]