For a more recent post on the same topic, go read my 2017 NeONBRAND blog post about branding. Before you start branding your blog, there are a few things you should know. Using your blog as a business branding tool is a smart move. Blogging is the heart of a sound media strategy – your […]
Category: Business and Entrepreneurship
So, you have the next million dollar idea. Great. So do hundreds of thousands of other people. And yet, despite all of your brilliance, none of you are millionaires yet. What’s up with that?
We’ve all been there. With a ton of ideas and the best of intentions, we finally choose our blogging schedule and get to work. But we’ve got a business to run. There are orders to fulfill, emails to answer, and products to develop. Plus, most bloggers start their online businesses while working full-time for someone […]
“How do I use Snapchat for business?” It’s the question everyone’s asking. Marketers and entrepreneurs are finally starting to catch on, but there’s still a herd of naysayers who claim that Snapchat simply isn’t worth your time. Of course…there were also herds of naysayers for television, blogging, Facebook, and self-propelled automobiles. Just saying. [bctt tweet=”Snapchat […]
If you’ve been following along with the latest blog posts and webinars, you’ve probably been thinking about passive income. As a business owner, perhaps especially as a blog business owner, passive income is one of the keys to your financial freedom…but before you dive headfirst into the next affiliate marketing program that promises huge, easy payouts, […]
Whether you’re a blogger, a boutique owner, or a consultant, forums and Facebook groups are a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal. But only if you use them the right way. Smart marketers know that online communities are the perfect place to make new connections and bring in new traffic, but the vast majority have […]
If you type a phrase like “blog monetization” or “how to make money with a blog” in a search engine, you will get millions of results. Some of the advice you find there will be good…. And some of it, not so much. Here’s the thing, though: Your monetization strategy should be your monetization strategy, not a […]
There’s one gargantuan difference between the world of traditional business and the blogging industry, and it’s not the technology. It’s the idea of competition. When you start a company, one of the first things you do while you’re writing your business plan is research your competition, and you should absolutely do the same thing in […]
The blogging world is changing. Those of us who have chosen to make blogging our career need to raise the bar…because as reader expectations rise, only the best of us are going to keep making money. Here’s the truth:
The idea of self-employment appeals to most people. Why wouldn’t it? Choosing your own hours. Being your own boss. Working out of your house, out of a coffee shop, or out of a casino in Vegas (they have free WiFi) whenever the mood strikes. It sounds great, doesn’t it?