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Archive for January, 2016

The No.1 Reason New Bloggers Fail (And What To Do About It)

Every blog starts with a dream. A dream of expressing yourself and getting your message heard. A dream of gaining recognition. A dream of standing proud. But the sad reality is, most new bloggers fail. Depressing, isn’t it? So many hopes dashed. So much energy wasted. So many important thoughts lost to the world. I […]

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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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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 Be A Successful Author: Smash Through 7 Writing Roadblocks

Do you wonder what’s holding you back as a writer? You know you want to write. It’s compulsive. You find yourself scribbling stories all the time. Your friends say good things about your work. So why aren’t you a more successful author? Don’t feel ashamed to ask yourself that question. Every writer asks it, even […]

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SEO New Years Resolutions for 2016

This is a guest contribution from Sarah Walsh. The new year has undoubtedly brought to you resolutions or new ideas for your work. You might be gung-ho to start out with fresh goals or you might acknowledge that a lot of resolutions are forgotten before February rolls around. Despite the pros and cons for creating resolutions, […]

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Battling Bloggers Block – Where do you get Stuck?

Recently, I had a question from a listener: “Darren do you have any tips for bloggers with bloggers block? I want to take my blog to the next level in 2016 but I’m stuck. Every time I sit down to write nothing comes and the more that happens the more stressed I feel and the […]

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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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The 5 Irrefutable Signs You Need To Start A Writing Project Now

What you’re best at…sits at the core of your passion. -Mary Karr, Liar’s Club and Art of the Memoir Is this the year you’re finally going to write your self-help book or memoir? Your business book? Your how-to classic? Your novel? Is there a way to know if it’s the right time—or the right year—to […]

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Are You Ignoring This All-Important Aspect of Your Blog?

This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Content may be king to a successful blogger, but layout and design are also important aspects. Unfortunately, this is a topic that doesn’t come naturally to most bloggers. In fact, it can be a point of conflict for bloggers who have no graphic design background. Sound familiar? […]

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Should You Quit Blogging?

Recently, I got an email from a distraught reader, Emma. She had been planning to start a blog, but then she read somewhere that blogging was dead. “Is it true?” she asked. “Is blogging dead? Am I too late?” Being told you’re too late to get in on something you’re really excited about feels terrible, […]

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