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…]
Blogging is different from article writing; you have to sense your audience, in order to engage it.
When I first started to blog many years ago, I used to reference other writers’ blog posts. I then used the available technology, in the form of vanity RSS feeds and trackbacks, to stay up to date on mentions or opinions about our own blog. Nowadays, however, the volume of the published content is so massive that vanity RSS feeds and trackbacks are essentially useless. [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
You’ve likely seen advertisements or read articles all over the web from people saying that they make $30,000 per month blogging. Is it really possible, or is it a scam? It is possible, but it’s not as easy as many people make it sound. It’s an extremely involved and complex process that must be approached in the right way for it to be successful. [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…]
Ever since Justin Hall launched the first blog in 1994 with links.net, blogging has redefined the way people publish and share the written word. Now, Huffington Post is the most popular blog on the Internet with roughly 110 million unique visitors each month. It’s also the highest earning blog bringing in a monthly income of a little over 2 million dollars, while the next most profitable blog is Techcrunch at $800,000.
While you may not rake in this much cash, building up a successful blog is a great way to connect with like-minded people, foster an online community and — when successful — generate a modest income. While you may be looking at all the prosperous bloggers on the Web, you may be struggling to get the audience you’re hoping for because of some common mistakes. Here are five things beginning bloggers often struggle with and some suggestions on how you can set yourself up for success. [Read more…]
Most bloggers are typically able to manage the ins and outs of their business efficiently. When the daily grind gets rough, however, you are often forced to take a second look at both the quality and the quantity of your workload to adjust your capabilities accordingly.
Let’s look at some highly effective productivity hacks to take your blogging business to the next level. [Read more…]
For brick-and-mortar retailers, gaining traction online can seem like a challenging, even all but impossible, task. It’s difficult to maintain a strong in-store experience while simultaneously dedicating enough time to online marketing and networking. [Read more…]
If there’s one thing you should learn about blogging, it’s that text alone isn’t enough to garner consistent traffic. Multimedia is what engages people most, and you should tap into a variety of content venues to enhance your blog. An infographic is one form of media that can do just that. [Read more…]