It’s something that no blogger ever wants to see: A message from a reader, telling you that something is wrong with your site. Hackers can do any number of things to your blog if they gain access to it, from installing malware to completely replacing your existing content with something else (usually offensive), to causing redirects to other harmful sites, or even locking you out entirely to make it difficult to reclaim your work. Not only does getting hacked mean several hours — or even days — of work to recreate your blog, but it can also damage your reputation if you don’t handle the recovery right. [Read more…]
If you have a great idea for a website, you’re first going to need to purchase a domain name. If you’re new to blogging, you have to realize that a domain is quite different than a web hosting plan (which is a term you encounter often). A domain name is the URL of the site – the “address” where people can find you – while the web host is where all the data in your blog is stored.
While both are important, your priority should be your domain name. Before anything else, sit down and choose the right domain name that is aligned with your goals.
Here are 7 tips for choosing the perfect domain name for your blog
Name one brand that isn’t in social media.
That’s because today, when something is not in social media, it probably doesn’t exist. People, events, brands, even government institutions are engaging their followers through social media.
Brands invest in social media marketing because it doesn’t just guarantee awareness or increase profit. Social media gives you a platform to be closer to your followers and ultimately earn their loyalty.
As a blogger, you may not have thought about it, but you need to see what you do as a business. You have to build your brand – if you want to succeed, that is. [Read more…]
Are you thinking about starting a blog? If you are, this is the right post for you, because we are here to show you some really important things you need to know, and we are sure that, if you follow these tips, you will save yourself a lot of valuable time and energy.
First, if you do not have a blog yet, and are wondering what the best way to get it started is, no worries! We’ve got you covered before you even start blogging.
When it comes to blogging, some things never change, but other things change on a regular basis, so it can all sometimes be a little confusing, especially for someone who has just started. Here are some of the most important things you need to pay attention to and what you need to do if you want to make your blogging a success. [Read more…]
Your blog is your happy place and it can make you feel like the rest of the world and your daily problems are far away. But we know that your day job always manages to eat a little bit too much of your time and you are left with little or no space for blogging. If only they made days longer than 24 hours, this would all be easily fixable.
Rest assured that there are ways to get you back to writing that permit you to rock your day job every single day. As you might imagine, they do take quite a bit of effort, strict discipline, and steady determination, but if you love your blog as much as we think you do, you’ll be able to muster enough strength easily. [Read more…]
Keeping your blog active is no small undertaking – it can be a career in and of itself. If you want to maintain your presence, you’ll need to update regularly. You may run into writer’s block. When you’re updating all the time in the same format, you’re bound to feel as though you’ve hit a wall eventually. Varying your content allows you to try new things, which will keep you from getting burnt out on one or two handy post formats that you would usually allow to do all the heavy lifting for you. [Read more…]
When it comes to a for-profit blog, what is most important is the bottom line, and how your visitors contribute to this. Not every visitor may directly generate profit or even contribute to the bottom line. In fact, if you use a metered hosting service and spend money acquiring them, they can actually result in a loss. Many blogs have determined a way in which they may effectively measure the profit per visitor, at least at the aggregate level.
The most effective blogs are able to calibrate their marketing campaigns and adjust their website accordingly in order to maximize the profit per visitor in a constantly improving way. This brief guide is designed to provide you with the information needed to begin maximizing the profit from your blog visitors, beginning by analyzing your current profit per user, and what you may do to improve upon it. [Read more…]
Social media is more of a time suck than a moneymaker for most people, but not you. You know that with a little research and a lot of hard work, you can make social media work for you. It’s a brave new world out there, and technology has forever revolutionized the way we socialize, shop and, most importantly, make money.
If you’re ready to take your blog to the next level, here are tips for making your Instagram account one of your best moneymakers. [Read more…]
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? It happened on social media.
The buzz surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars saga, had been building for quite some time. Upon its release, it delivered. To put it mildly. Thus far the list of box office records its steamrolled includes the biggest worldwide opening of all time, the highest-grossing film of all time in the US and Canada, and the fastest film to gross $1 billion, taking just 12 days to reach that massive amount. [Read more…]
With all the content available on the internet, it’s difficult to stand out. It’s even harder to get your information shared. Since showing up in searches and getting shared are two of the most important aspects of getting readers, try these methods for writing shareable reviews. [Read more…]