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A Simple Exercise to Help You Write Effective Sales Copy

If you’ve got four minutes to spare today, I can help you nail your sales copy. I recently heard Ed Dale of The Challenge and MagCast speak at a conference on the topic, and I took pages and pages of notes – copywriting, marketing, and sales are the biggest things I’ve struggled with, as I imagine […]

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Warning: Are You Making These 8 Traffic-Killing Mistakes?

This is a guest contribution from Ali Luke. Are you unintentionally sabotaging your blog’s chances of success? It can be really tough just to keep your head above water when you’re blogging. There’s so much great advice out there – and so many things you could be doing. It’s also easy to get things wrong. […]

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4 Of My Most Viewed Blog Posts This Month and Why They Worked

Sometimes it’s worth taking a look back over you recent posts, weeding out the ones that have done well, and going over them for a brief review. I do this quite regularly to keep tabs on what our readers are responding to, and if there are ways I can expand or reuse the post for […]

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How to Create a Bridge Business That Will Take You From Now to Your Dream Job

This is a guest contribution from Bryanna Royal. You spend every day going to your 9 to 5 job, but you know there’s something more out there for you. Maybe it’s starting a travel blog, a lifestyle blog, a food blog. Whatever it may be, you know it isn’t the 9 to 5 you’re at […]

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How to Blog Smart – 9 Areas to Think Strategically About in Your Blogging

In the last episode of the ProBlogger podcast, I talked about how to blog with heart – but I also mentioned that merging those efforts with strategic blogging is a better combination for success. In today’s episode, I discuss the second half of that idea: blog strategies. These topics were in response to two bloggers […]

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5 Ways to Be Comfortable on Camera So You Can Make More Money with Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Nathan Agin. Sometimes you’re just terrified. It’s not a matter of passion or knowledge—you have written plenty on your blog in the past, and people can’t shut you up once you get started. But now, you’re face-to-face with the camera, and you just freeze up. Nothing happens. You don’t […]

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Everything Bloggers Need to Consider for Their April Content Calendar

This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Johnson. Creating amazing content for your blog or social media accounts is only half the battle – the other half is making sure people see the content. And a major factor of that is timeliness. Timeliness represents a key characteristic of what engages readers. If you publish content […]

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How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps

In this post I want to walk you through the basics of how to start a blog, and while I do, I want to answer some of the basic technical questions that many pre-bloggers need to answer to get their first blog up and running. There are many reasons to start blogging, but the challenge […]

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How to Be a More Consistent Blogger

Sometimes, life just gets in the way of blogging. Sometimes your motivation is waning, sometimes work is too busy, sometimes the kids are sick, and sometimes you just need a break. But we all know consistent posting is one of the keystones to blogging success, and so sorting out a workflow that helps you be […]

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How to Improve your SEO by Speeding up Your WordPress Website

This is a guest contribution from Tracey Jones. Have you been reading up on all those facts about how sites with slower page load times (more than 3 seconds) have higher bounce rates? Or how Google ranks slow loading pages lower than those that load fast? If you are alarmed for the sake of your […]

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