Why Are There Bad Blogs Doing Better Than You?

If you’ve ever taken the time to analyze other blogs in your niche, I’m willing to bet you’ve come across some that are doing quite well, but absolutely suck.

Their content is sub-par at best, does not go into anything specific, and is barely written in English.

Posts are short and unhelpful, ads are everywhere, and you couldn’t imagine why anyone would bother to spend time on their site when there are so many better alternatives available.

Yet, despite the fact that the website is absolutely horrible, the website is outranking you and is attracting far more visitors than you could imagine receiving. How exactly are these low-quality blogs doing better than you?  [Read more…]

How To Turn Your Blog Posts Into A Kindle eBook

Every blogger should try their hands at Kindle publishing at least once.

Income from blogging is far from passive.  When you stop working on your blog, traffic slowly but surely dwindles away to nothing. New sites emerge and take over your rankings, sites with your links go offline, and your business dies.

Kindle publishing is not this way. Books are forever, and Kindle publishing comes about as close to passive income from writing as you can get. As long as your eBook is live on the Kindle store, Amazon will continue selling it to people.

Here’s the problem. Many bloggers want to write Kindle books, but do not feel that they have the time to do so. The time they do have is spent writing blog posts, marketing their content, and trying to sell. What they may not realize is that they may have already written most of the content they need for a book, they just need to organize, refine, and publish it.

This article is going to teach you how to turn your blog posts into a Kindle eBook, and publish it on Amazon for easy leads and passive income. [Read more…]

Announcing My Next Book: The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business, Finance, and Life!

EDIT: The book is published! View by clicking here! 

I’m very pleased to announce the upcoming release of what I believe to be my best creation yet – The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business, Finance, and Life.

While aimed for younger entrepreneurs (students, or people who have graduated college only to find their degree is worthless) the content within this book will be beneficial for anyone looking to create a business. The book is not just about business however – it also covers other important aspects of an entrepreneur’s life on the road to becoming rich, including personal finance, investing, and moving into the real world.

This book is quite different than my other book, as it focuses more on the business backend and finance, where my other book focuses more as an introduction to blogging. This book is also 2.5x longer, coming in near 35,000 words, around 150 pages! It’s an incredible value at $9.99, as many other authors on this subject charge way higher prices for less than half the content.

For the right person, this book is an incredible investment. While the book on its own will not make you a success, if you actually utilize the knowledge within the book, you are already ahead of most other entrepreneurs and have a way better chance of achieving your goals. [Read more…]

How To Write Blog Posts Quickly And Productively

No matter how talented you are, how experienced you are, or how much money you’re making, every entrepreneur and blogger has the same problem:

There are only 24 hours in a day.

Factor in your human needs and obligations and you’re left with a relatively limited time to work hard and get stuff done.

Unfortunately, there is absolutely nothing that can be done to change the flow of time. Therefore, it’s important to make the most out of the time that you’ve got, and save as much of it as possible.

Here are 6 ways to write your blog posts more quickly and productively, allowing you to free up more time to market them and make more money! [Read more…]

Bloggers: Nothing Wrong With Charging For Your Work

How many times have you heard something like this:

“Don’t worry about the money”

“Don’t monetize your site if you want people to respect you”

“Work for free now and profit later.”

…Are you kidding me?

These types of people are selling you feel-good lies and playing on your morals to make themselves look good. Worst of all, they are part of the reason you’re not making more money.

So let me set one thing straight – THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH CHARGING MONEY FOR YOUR WORK! [Read more…]

Is Passive Income From Blogging Actually Possible?

Passive income. Throw it up there, monetize it, sit back and collect checks. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

Honestly, I think everyone’s dream is to continue to make money without doing any additional work. To rid yourself of financial troubles without ridding yourself of your time. To free yourself to a life of happiness.

But can a blog itself accomplish this? Is passive income from blogging actually possible?

Yes and no.  [Read more…]

How To Tackle Competitive Blogging Niches

If you can break into them, creating a blog in a competitive niche can be extremely rewarding. Competition is a sign of a healty market – there is money being spent left and right and there are likely a ton of different products to promote.

However, where there is money there are savvy marketers and entrepreneurs looking to collect it. You’ll have a harder time breaking into a competitive niche, but it’s certainly possible. For those looking to build a long-term business, working in a competitive market such as health, wealth, or dating can be a great choice.

Here are 5 easy steps to succeed in a competitive market. [Read more…]

You Can’t Please Everybody, So Be Yourself (And Quit Sucking Up!)

I had the pleasure of taking to the microphone to scream, swear, and rant at a particular group of people last week.

I had gotten an email from a product creator wanting me to promote his product on my blog. I went on over to his site, and his sales page immediately screamed, “Scam!”

Having been a victim of bad advice and scams before, I did not take this lightly and made the product creator well aware of the effect this has on people. Of course, he didn’t care.

Warning: contains profanity. If profanity bugs you, don’t watch or continue reading this article.

Afterwards I got another email from the guy stating that he was glad he didn’t “do business with me” because I was “very unprofessional.”

Really, a scammer telling me about professionalism? LOL. :)

However, this experience taught me a very important lesson: You will not click with everybody, so do not try to. Just be yourself, and attract the people that like you. [Read more…]

25 Guaranteed Ways To Increase Your Email Opt-Ins

If you’re not building your email list, you’re an idiot.

For most bloggers, the real money isn’t made through your blog. It’s made by promoting products to those who have opted-in to your newsletter. Therefore, your main goal should be to get people onto your email list and into your sales funnel.

However, this is easier said than done. Convincing readers to part with their email is harder than ever before and you’ve really got to go above and beyond your competitors if you want to win your visitor’s emails.

Here are 25 guaranteed ways to increase email opt-ins from your blog.  [Read more…]

How To Quit Your Job To Blog Full Time (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

I made the drastic decision this week that I would be dropping out of college at the end of this quarter, to dedicate more time towards achieving my entreprenurial goals.

Before you laugh or insult me for making a stupid decision, understand that this did not come without a ton of thought, and would not even be a consideration if I was not already heading down a good path.

I am at the ‘crossroads’ in my life at this moment and feel like it’s time to make some important decisions. This was one of them.  [Read more…]