What was once a hobby has become a opportunity for a lucrative career choice. There are many successful bloggers, but that doesn’t mean it is an easy gig. It is plenty of work and the most successful bloggers have learned the secrets to profiting off of their site. Blogging guru, Natasha Courtenay-Smith has written a new book, The Million Dollar Blog, which chronicles the secrets of the industry that the experts swear by.
You’ve poured your heart and soul into your business. You have the motivation and the passion for success, but do you have all the tools you need to crush the competition? There are a few tips that successful small business owners swear by to keep those profits up and the headaches low. [Read more…]
Most of you have poured your heart and soul into your blog or website. Think of the countless hours you have spent tweaking and perfecting every little detail. Now, imagine waking up one morning to find it all destroyed or even yet, completely gone. It is every blogger’s nightmare to deal with a catastrophe like this. [Read more…]
You can make globs of money by either setting up a blog to generate more traffic for your business, or you can use it to create an online store, or to include affiliate links or as a source of advertising. The ideas are limitless. [Read more…]
I think we can all agree that online marketing bloggers – due to the very nature of the topic they specialize in – more than any other bloggers (in general) know almost exactly what blog posts need in order to rock. It’s the marketing blog posts we turn to when we need help to be better bloggers. [Read more…]
Why do some blogs take off and become wildly popular while others struggle to attract any attention? It isn’t a coincidence that some bloggers are much more successful than others, and it boils down to more than just having interesting posts. [Read more…]
While blogging is enjoyable for some, it’s difficult for the majority of people. After all, you aren’t spending hours of your day behind a keyboard for fun – it’s usually work. If you really want to make money with your blog, though, you must focus on two key words: cash flow. [Read more…]
According to recent surveys, most businesses have started blogging. A blog can help add credibility and put a human face on a brand. In addition, quality content should also help increase exposure and even drive more leads and sales. This is true if you run a brick-and-mortar store in a small town or have an ecommerce shop that sells products all over the world. [Read more…]
Ranking in the search results is one of the most important factors in finding success with a blog. With over a billion active sites on the internet today and more than 300 million of them being blogs, there is simply way too much content being created on a daily basis. While most site owners are focusing solely on the content creation aspect, it’s the sites that focus on SEO and link building methods that will stand out from the crowd.
When trying to rank a website in Google, the most important thing to remember is that there are only ten organic listings on each page. At the same time, it’s also important to realize if you don’t rank on the main page, you might as well not rank at all. This means it’s extremely important to make sure all of your content is of the highest quality at all times. Site owners should also make sure they are as niche focused, while also trying to rank for less competitive long-tail keywords. [Read more…]
While many bloggers find success by targeting timely news stories and quickly churning out posts that have a shelf life of just 24 or 48 hours, this isn’t a strategy most bloggers are able to find success with. Instead, a better long-term strategy is to produce “sticky content” that keeps readers coming back for more. [Read more…]