It’s easy to take the nuts and bolts of our communication for granted. We can all talk and read and write, after all. But as soon as we start to put our own ideas out there – making the leap from reader to blogger, or from consumer to persuader – how we communicate starts to matter. Words become tools. To get a grip on what we’re doing with them, we need to dissect the language that we otherwise take for granted. [Read more…]
Have you seen ads online that say it’s easy to make tens of thousands online through blogging? In reality, there’s very little truth to this statement. In fact, only about four percent of bloggers make more than $10,000/month. Furthermore, the vast majority of bloggers (63 percent) make less than $10 in a given month. [Read more…]
When it comes to blogging in 2016, the listicle remains as popular as ever. It’s easy to digest and share, which should make it a go-to format for your blog. But despite the popularity of listicles, very few bloggers understand how to publish high-returning ones that are worth the investment. Thus, much of the effort put into writing listicles is a waste. With that being said, here’s some advice you need to heed in your quest for the perfect listicle: [Read more…]
Unless you simply enjoy writing and sharing your thoughts with complete strangers, the purpose of your blog is about much more than publishing words on the internet. In all likelihood, the primary goal of your blog is to generate some sort of return. In most cases, this means capturing leads and then cashing in on this equity in some monetizable way.
If you don’t feel like you’re doing an adequate job of capturing leads on your blog, then something is missing. Let’s peel back the layers and look at some of the top tips and best practices for capturing more leads. [Read more…]
Most businesses understand the importance of having a website these days, and a significant portion of new businesses today get their start exclusively with an online storefront. Websites can be great money-making tools, putting your business in front of more people and offering faster, more efficient transactions for your products and services. Accordingly, most entrepreneurs invest in their online presence to increase the amount of revenue they can generate there. [Read more…]
As a rookie blogger, there are a lot of hurdles you must overcome in order to get started. One of the first and most important tasks is designing a website that’s attractive, smooth, and inviting. But if the thought of building a website seems daunting, don’t worry. Thanks to a multitude of resources and advice from industry experts, building your first website can be a breeze. [Read more…]
Content is becoming increasingly relevant and influential for modern businesses. Content marketing, as a central strategy relevant to marketing efforts like branding, SEO, PR, and social media marketing, is an inexpensive, long-term way to increase your brand’s visibility and reputation. [Read more…]
The world’s climate is warming up, so who’s bringing ice to the party?
Climate change is no longer a conspiracy theory of doomsday-sayers. The past three decades have each been successively warmer than any recorded since 1850. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, believes that it’s likely that the past thirty years have been the warmest time period in 1500 years and are 95% certain the the temperature increase is due to manmade emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). [Read more…]
The most powerful thing about WordPress is its versatility. You can use it to create just about anything – even a user-driven content site. We’ll explain how.
There’s a reason WordPress is the leading content management system on the web – it’s powerful and versatile enough to do just about anything if you know how to use it. You could even create a site that’s entirely focused on user-driven content, like Reddit. That’s precisely what we’re going to discuss today.
See, even though WordPress can run such a site, it’s not technically designed to. We’re not going to let that stop us, of course. Instead, we’re going to forge ahead to create a user-driven site using WordPress. [Read more…]
Snake is a classic game that many remember playing at one point in their life. The concept is easy. Carefully maneuver the snake around the screen while gobbling up randomly appearing dots. As the snake consumes more dots, it grows longer, making it difficult to navigate without colliding with itself. Despite the simple idea, the game was a instant hit and is remembered as a classic. In fact, in a time before smartphones, having Snake on your phone was a big deal. [Read more…]