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Archive for October, 2015

10 Powerful Secrets Of Bestselling Authors

Want to know how to write a book that will become a bestseller? We must first ask: why does a novel become a bestseller? If you said ‘great writing,’ you’d be wrong. Just check the quality of the latest bestsellers. If you replied ‘great marketing,’ you’re right—but not the way you think. It’s easy for […]

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How I Made over $500,000 with the Amazon Affiliate Program

Six months into blogging, I realised that this hobby of mine was going to need some kind of income stream, and I happened to come across the Amazon Affiliate program, where I would earn a small commission on their products I recommended. Twelve years later, I’ve earned over half a million dollars with them and […]

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4 Methods To Get More Blog Traffic From Twitter

This is a guest contribution from  No matter how much blog traffic we get, we will always want more, right? More blog traffic opens the door to more opportunities, relationships, and sales. Not only do we want more blog traffic, but we also want to get blog traffic from a variety of platforms. This is […]

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SEO Best Practices for On Page Ranking

This is a guest contribution from Charles Crawford. While you think SEO has a lot to do with the whims and algorithms of search engines, on-page SEO components are those that are completely inside of the own particular control of a publisher. What sort of substance do you distribute? Is it true that you are […]

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Write Better: How An Editor (Or Coach) Can Help You

The editor’s job is simple. Sort wheat from chaff. Point out chaff. Encourage more wheat. -Anonymous How do you feel when you send your writing project to an editor? It might make your stomach hurt. You may feel unspeakable dread, even nausea. These are common reactions. Seeing the actual edits—red lines slashing without mercy through your words—can jolt […]

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Writing Fiction: 6 Lessons I Learned From Freelance Writing

Do you dream of writing fiction? I never imagined I’d write children’s books. I thought I’d found my groove writing online and for print media for over 25 years, freelancing for 12 of those. A few years ago, my groove began feeling like a rut, and I began to think about writing fiction. I’ve always been a reader, but […]

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Deal With Criticism Like A Pro: 7 Strategies For Writers

When was the last time you had to deal with criticism? If you’ve worked with an editor, you’ll know how difficult it can be to deal with criticism. Working hard on an article only to get it back covered in red ink or with a request for a major rewrite isn’t a pleasant experience. But here’s […]

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3 Writing Superpowers Every Blogger Needs

This is a guest contribution from Al Tait. Confession: I wrote this post twice. I believe in the power of storytelling and I think it’s at the heart of what makes great bloggers successful. So I wanted to write about that. The first time, I concentrated on the structure of storytelling, looking at what makes […]

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How to Make Money As a Blogger Through Affiliate Marketing

Thanks all for your feedback on our 50th episode of the ProBlogger podcast! I still can’t believe we finally made it. Onward with episode 51 and my tips on affiliate marketing as an income stream: This episode is sort of an introduction to what affiliate marketing is and how I personally approach it. There are […]

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6 Actionable Content Promotion Strategies You Can Use Today

This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell of Blogging Wizard. Have you ever published a piece of content and watched it flat-line? Putting all of your effort into content which can help others, but you just can’t seem to drive enough traffic to it. We’ve all been there. So what’s the solution? It all […]

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