Running a successful blog requires more than just knowing how to write content and how to communicate with your readers. In fact, many successful bloggers might say that the ‘technical part’ of their project probably had a bigger impact on their success compared to the content they provided to their visitors. Regardless what sort of blog you are hosting, there is one thing for certain – as you gain more popularity, you’ll need to revise your hosting plan and consider paying more for better services and hardware resources. But what is the best money can get? The answer to this question is, surprisingly, quite simple – dedicated server hosting. [Read more…]
Facebook may have 1.7 million users, Twitter 313 million, and LinkedIn “only” 106 million, but any self-respecting blogger or content marketer knows that the last network cannot be ignored. That is, if you want to build a professional brand that will help cement your credibility in your chosen field.
The general consensus is that LinkedIn is the professional’s social network, something which anyone can surmise with a perfunctory look at the platform.
It is thus a pity when new bloggers – or some experienced ones – fail to take advantage of LinkedIn. Sure, they have an account. They fill out their profile. And then they leave it at that. Perhaps they check in once a month or so – when they get a connection request or when someone endorses them.
If this is you, then you are missing out on the benefits that LinkedIn can bring you and your blog. [Read more…]
Online marketing can become so complex, that it’s easy to find yourself sitting on your laurels, head in hands, thinking, “where am I going to find the time and expertise to grow my WordPress website business?”
The quality of web hosting is one of the most overlooked factors that can determine a blog’s success. Fair enough, all web hosting services are capable of making a site online and accessible to the intended users. However, when it comes to uptime, speed, and security, subpar hosting will get you nowhere.
That said, you need to look beyond the price tag when choosing a web host for your blog. To help you make the best decision, below are some of the factors you need to consider: [Read more…]
Tools help us achieve what we want to achieve.
They help up do some faster. They help us build and communicate with our audience. They practically help us do everything.
In this post, I will show you 30 tools that you can use to grow your blog.
Ready? Let’s do it.
Note: I’ve broken the list up into categories. [Read more…]
Trying to build your website? Then you’ve probably already heard of WordPress.
As the most popular content management system to date, WordPress powers over 76.5 million websites, be it personal blogs, industry news portals, online stores, or business websites. With its smooth learning curve and versatility, even beginners can get a fully-functional site up and run within minutes.
Have you been dreaming about ditching the grind of a 40 hour work week? Fantasizing about creating your own schedule, being your own boss and kissing that morning commute goodbye? While many believe this will also just a be a fantasy, I’m here to tell you that is could totally become reality. It is possible. If you have the determination and the motivation to keep yourself productive and meeting goals, then there are plenty of ways you can start your road revamping that work week.
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…]
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…]
In life’s most important struggles, we sometimes wish there’s a superhero that can come to our aid. For your WordPress site building woes, you can count on CaptainForm – a newish WordPress form plugin. Not only can it help you create instant forms for all purposes, it will also help you optimise your site by listening to your audience. And by the end of this article, you will learn how to get started with both.