Sometimes marketing to reach a new audience can feel impossible if your budget is limited. It’s not! There are plenty of ways to reach new readers, invest in advertising, and grow in your niche without laying out a lot of cash. Attracting and appealing to a larger audience is one of the most important things that you can do as blogger because those readers are what will help you increase your budget over time through sales and advertising. [Read more…]
It’s easy to find a blog about just about anything, which means there is a lot of competition for readers—and that makes building an audience extremely tough. You have to establish trust and build a relationship if you want people to return to your blog and share it with others. But you also have to find a way to get them to your blog in the first place.
There are standard, meat-and-potatoes methods for attracting readers, but those techniques are very common, which makes it difficult to stand out. Fortunately, there’s also a fresh crop of unique ways to build your blog audience—and a couple of them even let you get out of the house!Check out these five clever ways to grow your blog audience. Click To Tweet
Not sure where to go from here? Check out these five clever ways to grow your blog audience. [Read more…]
If you are a professional blogger, there are some financial tools you should learn yesterday. Life isn’t easy for the professional blogger, especially not at first. Working for yourself, you fall out of the lines that people and governments use to classify working people. You may find you owe more on taxes than you thought possible, or that having to pay for your own health care is more of a drain than you anticipated. Fortunately, there are some established ways to save money and turn blogging into an even better career.
Techniques for Becoming a Financially Savvy Blogger
If you are a blogger, you likely work for yourself. This state of affairs presents challenges all its own. For one, you don’t have an employer who is going to pay part of your taxes, increasing your annual burden. For another, you won’t be receiving benefits, so you’ll have to either buy those or go without. Finally, your income might not be as steady as it would be if you had a salary. [Read more…]
All avid bloggers know that coming up with fresh ideas for content is one of the most challenging aspects of the trade. Sometimes you have to put in the legwork and do some research to find trending topics you can piggyback off of, while other times inspiration strikes you in the most random of moments.
In scenarios like the latter, it can be inconvenient — or even downright impossible — to capture your ideas right then and there. What if you’re in the shower, driving or with friends? If you’re not prepared, you probably would try to commit that topic to memory and come back to it later. But as we all know, that leaves the very real possibility that you’ll forget it entirely.
So instead of leaving your best blogging ideas to chance, here are some ideas for quickly and easily retaining them until you’re ready to use them. [Read more…]
Setting up a WordPress blog is a relatively straightforward task, but as with getting anything right, the devil is usually in the details. Here are 5 things you probably hadn’t considered when setting up your first WordPress blog. Learn from them, so next time you start a new blog, you’ll know better. [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…]
Your blog should work for you on at least several different levels: 1). As a creative outlet for your ideas and energy; 2). As a marketing tool for your brand, whether that brand is personal, educational, business, or a combined blend; 3). As a continuing interaction with others.
Yet so often people create a blog with high expectations, and then get discouraged and neglect their work. Cyberspace is full of abandoned blogs. If you’ve had this experience, don’t despair. Don’t give up on the idea of creating and maintaining a powerhouse blog. Below lists the five fundamentals that will help you turn your blog into a life-changing experience: [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…]
When it comes to building a blog, we often spend time considering theme, layout, reader personas, content, plugins, and other features. However, it’s imperative that you add font to this list. While it may not appear to be a big deal, choosing one font over another can make a very big difference in how your blog is received. [Read more…]
So you have this great idea for a blog, huh? You want to get started TODAY, right? Well, before you just jump into blogging, take a step back and make a strategy, a game plan. If you aren’t sure about how to get started, you could spend a lot of time just spinning your wheels, getting nowhere. [Read more…]