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.
Being good at communication is one of the most important skills for people in any field. Studies show that 85 percent of a person’s success is attributable to communication skills. [Read more…]
Having a content calendar can be a big help when it comes to leveraging content to drive more traffic and leads to your website. Putting one together can take time and while it’s worth the effort, there are ways to make the process less painful and more efficient.
In this post, we’ll discuss some tools and resources that can help you put together a content calendar, as well as populating it with content that helps you connect with your audience in the right place, at the right time. [Read more…]
When Google decides which content to feature on search results, the company weighs several factors. One of the most important is the quality of the content.
Since 93 percent of marketers use content marketing and the majority of readers prefer quality content over anything else, this is an essential element of writing. If your blog is poorly written and contains not terribly useful information, you’re obviously unlikely to be successful. [Read more…]
As a blogger, organization and productivity go hand-in-hand. If you want to increase your output and see better results, it all starts with how organized and prepared you are. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. That’s why we’re providing you with some tangible tips that can be implemented into your daily routines. [Read more…]
You can tell an old-school New Yorker by their area code: If someone still has a phone number that begins with 212, they’ve been holding onto that number for years.
Once, all of New York carried the 212, but around 1992, 718 came onto the scene for the outer boroughs while 212 held strong. Eventually, there were just too much demand for new numbers. Now a new Manhattanite will be slapped with 646 before the rest of their number. It’s the sign of the times.
The same could be said for the “.com” era of domain names. At the beginning of the Internet, that domain moniker was the only real game in town. Soon .net and .org encroached on the realm in order for even more businesses to set up shop. It was still relatively easy to find a decent domain name. [Read more…]
In this viral age, we are witnessing the reign of memes, “Vines”, and other forms of highly shareable content in social media. These have become powerful marketing tools that can drive big traffic to any website or blog.
As a blogger, remember that making a website is just half the battle for attaining online success. The other half goes to embracing and implementing content strategies that will boost your site’s traffic and establish your identity in the online community. Today, it’s all about producing content that’s highly shareable with the potential to go viral.
Here are five strategies that will help you get started with “viral blogging“. [Read more…]
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…]
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…]