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...]

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 as you develop yourself as an expert blogger. Create a Brand Blogging is pretty hot at the moment and there are … [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 blogging. So let me share with you the five most common misconceptions newbie bloggers have about blogging. The purpose of … [Read more...]

Is Your Blog Better Now Than When You Started It?

This is a guest post by Julie Neidlinger. What does "better" mean, anyway? It means that somewhere between point A and point B, you see measurable improvement. You don't want to stay where you started. You don't want to slide backwards. Clearly, you want to get better. Where is your blog at today? How do we measure better? Measuring if something is "better" seems subjective, but that isn't completely so. There are ways to determine if improvement is happening with specific … [Read more...]

Shift Your Focus Away From Blog Posts and Proceed With Your Projects For a Change!

This is a guest post by Timo Kiander. When you started blogging, it used to be fun and exciting: You were writing posts, connecting with other bloggers and finding new and exciting blogs to comment on. Even today if blogging is still fun, there is one doubt that has crossed your mind many times: You don’t have time to do anything else except to just write blog posts. Although you love writing posts, you have also realized that you’ll need to do something else in order to grow your … [Read more...]

How to Unleash the REAL Power Behind Guest Posting

This is a guest post by Mauro D'Andrea. You are trying guest posting and results are good... From your last guest post you got both traffic and a decent amount of email subscribers. The same is true for some of your other guest posts. But, you feel that you are missing something. You can't understand what. Many successful bloggers describe guest posting like the Holy Grail of blogging. To you it's not like that. You have to send emails to many bloggers and wait for their replies. … [Read more...]

How to use Internal Site Search Data to Figure Out If You’re Giving your Readers What They Want

Site Search - Google Analytics

This is a guest post by Hannah Smith. Whether you’re blogging for personal, professional or business; Google Analytics can offer a wealth of data – where your visitors are located, the search terms they used to find you, how much time they spent on your site and so on. Trouble is, data in and of itself isn’t necessarily all that useful – how do you get from data to insight, and from insight to action? Data’s great, but insight and action are even better – so today I … [Read more...]