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Archive for August, 2014

How to Make Friends and Influence People at the ProBlogger Event

This is a guest contribution by blogger Johanna Castro. Day one of the ProBlogger conference dawns, and butterflies are probably winging around your stomach as if making a bid for freedom. For many of us this day has been eagerly anticipated for about 6 months, and it represents one of two days in which you’ll […]

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How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing

Earlier in the week I co-hosted the popular #BlogChat Twitter chat. The topic was ‘How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing’ – a massive topic. The hour-long Twitter chat was one of the fastest moving Twitter chats I’ve been involved in (and the biggest BlogChat ever according to it’s founder Mack Collier). We covered heaps […]

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10 Quotes to Kickstart Your Inspiration for Writing

In Leo Babauta’s article, 31 Ways to Find Inspiration For Your Writing, he says: Great quotes help inspire me. I like to go to various quote sites to find ideas to spark my writing, turns of phrase that show what can be done with the language, motivation for self-improvement. I’ve collected ten quotes to give […]

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5 Tips From a Bestselling Author (and Former Luddite) on Overcoming Blog Phobia

This is a guest contribution from author Eileen Goudge. There’s no such term as “blog phobia” as far as I know, but the condition is very real, I assure you. I know authors who quake at the mention of blogging, as I once did before I got a handle on it. My professional writing career began […]

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How to Use Your Blog to Leverage Social Proof and Increase Your Authority

This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell. Have you ever wanted your readers to take more notice of what you have to say? You’re not alone. And have you ever wanted other bloggers, journalists and writers to reference you as an expert in top publications on the web? Countless others have done this and you […]

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Business Led by Technology: How Mobile Commerce is Dominating Total eCommerce Activity in 2014

This is a guest contribution from online journalist and entrepreneur Megan Ritter. Every year, tech companies continue to roll out dazzling new smartphones and tablets into the market. Depending on personal preference, people have the option to choose from an iOS, Android, or Windows device, and you don’t necessarily have to break the bank anymore […]

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The 6-Step Guide for Crafting an Effective Content Marketing Channel Plan

This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Kanika. With businesses employing multiple channels for marketing, it can quickly get overwhelming. To stay across everything without losing your head, you really need to have a plan of attack for each channel. Only then will your business be able to get the best results from its […]

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Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?

This is a guest contribution from Kyle Metcalf, of Rackspace Digital. Choosing the right vehicle all depends on the trip you have in store. Just as you wouldn’t take a Formula One racing car off-roading through the Rockies, a rugged 4×4 Jeep wouldn’t stand a chance on the track against an aerodynamic one-seater. Similarly, the […]

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Facebook Week: Putting it All Together

It has been an action-packed Theme Week here at ProBlogger as we delved into making Facebook work for you. We’ve been hearing for a long time now that bloggers and small business owners are both confused and frustrated with the platform – where they once enjoyed using it to interact with their audience, they now […]

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Facebook: The Lowdown on Advertising, and What We’ve Found Works Really Well

Often when I float the idea of advertising amongst my blogging colleagues (including Darren) I get looks of skepticism, dismissal, and that blank empty stare of disinterest. You might have that look on your face already. In some ways I can understand that sentiment. As bloggers, for more than a decade we have leveraged our […]

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