In recent decades in the United States, the debate over gun safety and how we can respect and protect the 2nd Amendment have been controversial subjects. Just last week, President Obama unveiled new executive actions that are designed to limit who can get his / her hands on firearms, but in a new move, Facebook has decided to ban gun sales from its website as well as its photo sharing app Instagram.
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While many people start blogging out of a passion for a particular subject, being able to make money as a result of that blogging and that passion is a bonus few would turn away. Successfully doing so, however, is easier dreamt of, talked about, and read about than done — especially if you want to continue to provide value to your readers and avoid the risk of chasing any away. Here are seven ways you can monetize your blog’s traffic that won’t also make your readers want to leave. [Read more…]
There’s content being written all over the internet these days for various clients and publishing sites. This makes it a challenge for those seeking to blog for the love of blogging. The good news is that if you write in a certain niche, your chances for success are boosted almost instantly. The bad news is that niche blogging isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds.
If you want to make it in a specific niche, you must come up with a unique theme or perspective to accompany your blog. It involves pulling from your professional experience that makes you an expert on your topic. That doesn’t come naturally to everyone.
It takes work, but niche blogging is one of the best methods for getting the top spot on Google search engines. Through this highly specific avenue, bloggers can learn to make money and build their name in the blogging industry. It just takes a few steps to get started. [Read more…]
As part of its ongoing fight to reinvent itself as a truly profitable social media company, Twitter is once again looking to make a change: hiring ex-Apple executive Natalie Kerris.
As you well know, there are hundreds of ecommerce websites online that do almost the exact same thing as you. If you want to be distinct, consider putting some extra focus on your blog.
According to research from Huffington Post, business marketers that use blogs actually receive 67 percent more leads than those who don’t. In addition, these increased outbound links by 97 percent, drawing more attention for the sites. These statistics should be enough to convince you that your ecommerce blog is important, and if you want to take it to the next level, here are some things you should do. [Read more…]
Earlier this week, fitness blogger Anna Victoria posted an usual photo of herself on Instagram. The picture posted was a selfie of Victoria sitting on the floor and wearing her workout gear. If you’re at all familiar with Victoria’s Instagram feed or her fitness blog, you probably already know that this isn’t all that unusual; after all, the blogger’s fitness credibility comes from, in part, the fact that she practices what she preaches But this selfie is a little bit different.
The first campaign was weeks long, on a billboard over a well-traveled thoroughfare outside of Minneapolis. Once a week, the billboard was painted over. Green, one week. Then Red. Finally, in its last iteration, blue. [Read more…]
Blogger outreach is an important element if you want to take your blog to the next level. As it often has been said, you cannot rely on publishing excellent content alone. You need to get the word out about what you have to say.
If you do not have a blogger outreach strategy, then take a look at this: The Art of Outreach: How to Build Relationships with Fellow Bloggers.
When reaching out to other bloggers, there is one thing that you cannot avoid: sending emails. Sure, there is always Twitter and other platforms, but more often than not, you go back to email.
And that is where an effective email signature comes in. [Read more…]
If you’re reading this article, then your site or sites are probably optimized exclusively for the English-speaking audience. You’ve also probably never considered translating your website to cater to the non-English speaking audience. By the end of this article, you will come to realize why you’ve been missing out big time.
Some people might think that English is the primary language of the internet as well as the entire world of online commerce. But the truth is; English is only spoken by 32.8% of the entire online community. And as the competition gets smaller, this measly number gets even smaller. [Read more…]