In Business, You Can Only Ever Rely On Yourself

When I look around, I see a lot of people playing a really risky game.

While there’s no harm in taking risks, you only want to take on risks that make sense. The right risks. Risks that benefit you in the long-term rather than the short-term.

One of the worst risks you can possibly take is putting all of your eggs in one basket, and this is exactly what many people are doing.

Let me explain.

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Friends With Influential Bloggers

Networking with other bloggers in your niche can be extremely powerful. You do not specialize in everything, and there are areas where other bloggers could not only help you grow as an expert in your niche, but provide more value to your readers as well.

Not to mention, networking tends to benefit both parties and allows you to leverage other blogger’s audiences to skyrocket your own growth. There are more blogs than ever competing for your reader’s attention, so you’ll definitely want to make as many friends as you can! For those who are struggling to reach out to other bloggers, here is a step-by-step system that has proven to be very successful. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for blogger outreach, these tips are solid.  [Read more…]

5 Automation Tools Every Blogger Should Be Using

I’m a real big fan of automation when it makes sense.

There’s a lot that goes into successful blogging, far beyond just writing great posts. There are a million and one tasks bloggers seem to have to do to keep up, and doing it all on your own can be tedious, intimidating, and exhausting.

Unfortunately, we are not all big companies with teams of employees to delegate tasks to. We do not have email lists greater than the population of the cities we live in. We don’t have a ton of crazy fans willing to do our work for us.

That’s fine. We don’t need to.

There are so many incredible tools available today that can do a lot of the work for us that we used to have to do manually. Let’s take a look at some automation tools I’m using personally that I think you should check out too!

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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…]

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…]

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…]

From Social Media Beginner To Expert In 33 Days Book Review

From Social Media Beginner To Expert In 33 Days by Joy Healey

We live in a very social world.  Wherever you look, social media surrounds us. Every day, we’re bombarded with messages to connect on social networks. This is not going to change anytime soon.

Needless to say, companies around the globe are using social media to engage with their potential customers and ultimately make more money. So why shouldn’t you do the same?

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How Publishing An eBook Can Push Your Blog To New Levels

I recently published my first eBook ever. Not only was it an incredible learning experience, but it has helped my blog in so many ways. In fact, the benefits that have come from publishing this book far outweigh the money the book has actually made.

The benefits have been so numerous that I have already written another book for another blog of mine, and plan on publishing several more in 2015. If you haven’t yet published your own eBook, this article may just change your mind. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of publishing an eBook for your blog.

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Blogging from Paradise: How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting Book Review

If I had told you that someone could write an 80 page e-Book just on blog commenting, you’d probably look at me like I was crazy. Blog commenting, really? It’s something that seemed so simple. Something so small, it’s often overlooked.

However, this book opens your eyes as to how large of an impact blog commenting can actually have. Here is my review for Blogging From Paradise: How To Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting, by Ryan Biddulph. [Read more…]