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What You Need to Have Ready Before You Launch Your Blog

I’m regularly asked by those yet to start a blog what is the best way to go about it? Should there be posts already up upon launch? How many? Do I need a Facebook page? Should I be collecting emails? What’s the best way to design my blog to keep readers on site? What should […]

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How to Create Blog Posts That People Remember

While traffic to a blog is usually top of mind for a blogger, the real gold is when you create recurring traffic from loyal and engaged fans. It’s all very well and good to have lots of numbers in your stats, but if nobody is interacting or sticking around, it actually doesn’t get you very […]

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4 Ways A Superhero System Will Make You A Better Blogger

“That’s it! I’m starting a blog!” We all had that fire, that passion when we first started a blog. The excitement of creating content and putting it out into the world was tangible… that feeling (and motivation) to publish a few posts and see what everybody thinks. Fast forward a few months: what happened? Where […]

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How to Get Readers Glued To Your Content Till They Convert

This is a guest contribution from Victor Ijidola When readers find your content helpful and interesting, they get glued to it, read more of your posts, share them, leave comments, join your email list or even buy whatever you’ve got to sell. In simple English, they convert. But when the other end of the spectrum happens, […]

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How to Get into the Flow of Creating Great Content for Your Blog

Image credit: Jonno Witts Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been blogging some time, you can almost always find yourself falling out of flow. One minute you have tons of ideas and are cranking out posts, the next something’s off and you’ve lost your mojo. This episode of the ProBlogger podcast is continuing our […]

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How to Create and Use Infographics to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. Let me start this post by telling you a quick story: I once created this niche site that I thought would do really well. I wanted to flex my SEO skills, and see if I could a new site ranked rather quickly (I talk about how I […]

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8 Ways to Find Trending Topics and Key Words

One of the key success factors in marketing is the ability of a marketer to seize a certain moment – jumping on a trending item that will resonate with their audience, and repackaging it so it’s relevant to the reader. We’re all individuals, and what we like could be totally different to our friends. But […]

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In Brief: Are You Making the Most of the Amazon Affiliates Program?

This is a guest contribution from Joy Allford. When it comes to making money from your blogging there are main routes most blogs take:  Selling a product or service Monetizing with advertising such as Google AdSense Affiliate marketing Something that is often overlooked by personal bloggers that are simply blogging for a hobby, or only […]

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How to Come up with Fresh Ideas to Write About On Your Blog

There comes a time in the life of every blogger when they feel as though there’s nothing left to say – that they’ve said it all, and no new ideas are forthcoming. It can strike when you have been blogging for some years and have spent a lot of time crafting posts on the important […]

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26 Blogging Mistakes That Are Costing You Time, Money, and Credibility

This is a guest contribution from Iniobong Eyo. You’re slaving at your blog. You’re working hard. Real hard. But things are not just going your way. You’re hardly getting any traffic to your blog, let alone comments or shares on your post. You’ve been around for a while, but you still can’t make money from blogging. […]

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