As we’ve recently seen, there are some bloggers who have become completely disillusioned with the blogging industry, citing it as too staged, unoriginal, and simply a waste of time. However, this industry – when used in the right way – can be used as an unequivocal force for good. [Read more…]
To remain competitive in the unforgiving landscape of online marketing, you need to adopt tools and exploit the latest trends to optimize your marketing channels, business processes, and your team’s productivity. However, it is important to be smart with your toolset choices. With today’s myriad of marketing software, it is easy to overspend and overcomplicate your marketing. [Read more…]
Becoming a successful blogger means that you have the ability to work from basically anywhere. However, this is only true for those who take full advantage of their smartphones. Impressively, if you know a few tips and tricks, you can run your entire blog from your phone. [Read more…]
According to market research firm eMarketer, e-commerce sales will go beyond $3.5 trillion over the next five years, demonstrating the monumental money making potential the Internet can afford. But while today’s online world enables businesses to sell their products and services on a global scale, some entrepreneurs have made money off the web itself.
Recognising the future power and potential of the Internet, a number of visionary people registered lots of .com domain names in the early nineties. Therefore, when multinational corporations wanted to claim the company’s name or another unique URL as their web address, they would have to pay the owner of the domain thousands, if not millions for the privilege. [Read more…]
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…]