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...]

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...]

10 Premium SEO Tools That You Can Try for Free (or Cheap)

If you don't do SEO for a living but want to do some major search marketing work with your website, you're in luck. You don't need to pay an expensive monthly fee if you need to do one-time research. The following are awesome SEO tools you can use for free or cheap for a limited time to do your search marketing research. Premium SEO Tools with Free Account Options First off, let's start with premium SEO tools that offer free accounts for basic … [Read more...]

A Fresh Start on Kikolani

Spring is almost here, and along with it, a new start for Kikolani! Photo Credit: Jason Hines It all started with a webinar from Derek Halpern promoting his new course, Blog That Converts. During the webinar, he talked about content and how people were being driven mad by the misconception that to be successful, you had to pump out tons of content. Most content creators spend 80% of their time creating content and 20% promoting it. What he has found to be successful with his blog … [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...]

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...]

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...]