Having A Mentor – Ever Considered The Possibilities?

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This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. When you start out as a new blogger, chances are you are very unfamiliar with the online world and what goes on behind the scenes. Even if you've been online for some time, as you become more involved you will discover that quite a different side to things exists than you're aware of when you just read other people's blogs and articles. Often at times starting as a new blogger, you have a gazillion ideas that you wish you could get out there all … [Read more...]

How to Make a Full Time Income from Freelance Blogging

This is an interview with Tom Ewer. Tom is a freelance blogger and internet marketer. He quit his job at the end of 2011 and shares all of his successes and failures at his blog, Leaving Work Behind. He has just released a guide - Successful Freelance Writing Online: How to Generate a Full Time Income by Writing For Blogs. In this interview, he reveals why he is a freelance blogging evangelist. Tell us about how you became a freelance blogger. Well it rather took me by surprise if I’m … [Read more...]

Connecting Bloggers and Businesses Through Guest Blogging with PostJoint

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There are lots of great guest blogging and blogger outreach networks available to bloggers who are looking for fresh content for their sites and businesses who want to connect with bloggers in their industry. The downsides to some of the pre-existing networks include price, difficulty navigating the platform, and (for bloggers) opening the door to lost of unwanted spammy requests by businesses not even relevant to your industry. Last month, Gail Gardner of Growmap wrote about a new network … [Read more...]

Show Me The Money – Top 5 Google AdSense Alternatives

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This is a guest post by Jacob E. Dawson. As a blogger in a competitive and increasingly saturated market, it can be hard to continually create magnetic content, build a community and increase your skill level. On top of that, earning money through a blog is no longer a shoe-in – it's an ongoing challenge, and for a lot of bloggers Google's AdSense is the only life-support system they have for their writing projects. There's something you should know: AdSense isn't the only option for … [Read more...]

New Downloadable Guide Helps You Rock Video Marketing

This is a guest post by Adria Saracino. With over 500,000 new WordPress posts made each day, it's important that your blog is the highest quality it can be in order to maintain your readership. But don't worry, maintaining and attracting a strong readership is not impossible. It's actually very doable. One of the best ways to interest readers in your blog is by using video, and specifically video marketing. Why will video and video marketing make a difference to your blog? Simply put, … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Check Your Online Reputation

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This is a guest post by Peter Nevins. You have traffic, but no leads. What could be the problem? Maybe your online reputation is killing you. From bad reviews to malicious forum posts to negative word of mouth, your reputation precedes you for good or for ill. Photo Credit: John Uhri of Sketch Note Artist on Flickr. The only way to increase sales, when this happens, is to tackle the issue head on. But first, you have to find the problem. Then you have to fix it. Here's how to do … [Read more...]

How to Start Networking When You Don’t Know a Single Person on the Internet

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This is a guest post by Mandy Kilinskis. When I joined my company's marketing team a little more than a year ago, I was told, more or less, to start reading blogs, commenting on them, and seeking out guest posts. My reaction? Comment-who? Network-where? Guest post-what? I was new to the marketing/blogging community and had absolutely no idea where to start. Sound familiar? Here's the secret: regardless of your niche, you have to start with good, old-fashioned networking and … [Read more...]

How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach

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This is a guest post by Pratik Dholakiya. Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. What this means is that you keep communicating with bloggers regularly and don't just get in touch with them, when you want a guest blog to be posted. I think of blogger outreach not from the perspective of an online marketer, but somebody who actually wants to strike up a … [Read more...]

Izzonet Review – What Sets Izzonet Apart as an eCommerce Solutions Provider

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This is a sponsored post from IzzoNet, an eCommerce Solutions Software provider. As an eCommerce solutions provider, IzzoNet strives to provide their clients with both basic and advance needs. While that is true, they have their strengths and limitations still. There are a lot of eCommerce solutions in the market and all of them have their pros and cons. Your choice will depend on what you need the most in your online shopping cart. Some packages have great marketing tools while others … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Video Blogging Is the Best Way to Attract Business

This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. Are you confident in front of a webcam? You'll need to be if you want to get new business in the months to come. Video blogging is becoming a hugely successful method of winning new customers, and if you're not yet on the bandwagon you should start thinking about getting on board very soon. You could be missing out on a huge audience if you don't dive in. Here are five reasons why video blogging will be a big success. And who knows, they might convince … [Read more...]