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 […]
We interrupt your regularly scheduled lessons to bring you a heartwarming success story that proves the real power of teamwork, tenacity, and belief. I just witnessed a miracle in my hometown of Beaverdam, Virginia. This is the story of Flyer the dog, her family, and a town that wouldn’t give up. Get your tissues ready. […]
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:
Conversational style is one of the key distinctions that separate blogging and copywriting from other forms of writing. There are a lot of people, teachers included, that tell you the key to conversational tone is writing like you talk. They’re wrong.
New bloggers are often concerned about keeping up with their blog, and posting new content regularly is a major challenge in the blogging industry. Most bloggers post inconsistently, sometimes going for months without generating any new content at all…and even those that don’t completely stop posting will often publish 3 articles this week, 1 next, 5 […]
In blogging, everyone starts out the same way: Terrible. Of course, there are different levels of ‘terrible’ at which you can begin, but the fact remains that blogging is a skill. It needs to be practiced and developed before gaining genuine traction. But what happens when your content is better than average? Picture this:
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?
Take a journey with me. Imagine, just for a moment, that it’s a cool November morning. You stretch the sleep from your muscles and greet the day with a smile and a warm beverage, well rested and satisfied. Your business has been thriving lately, and as you wait for your computer to start up, you […]
You already know that blogging has the power to attract droves of new customers to your business. Now, you’re ready to take the leap into unfamiliar territory to add blogging to your marketing strategy. Or maybe you even have a blog already, but it’s not yielding the kind of results you expected. It might be […]