The misconceptions associated with making money via blogging [and what to do about them]

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So you want to make money blogging. That’s a great desire. But it is not always quite easy, isn’t? You know that already. Otherwise you won’t be reading this post with so much interest (I really hope that you are reading this post with much interest! ;)).

One of the main reasons why bloggers are unable to make money blogging even if they have the desire is that they have some serious misconceptions about money making! And these misconceptions are no joke because they actually pose risk to your blogging career!

OK so what are the risks? That’s the topic of this post! Let’s dive in right away.

You think you know how make money blogging; but in reality, you don’t know how! Don’t you realise that this is one of … [Read more...]

How to create content that serves the purpose (both for you and for your readers)?

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Every piece of content you create is so crucial for your online business. Every blog post has a purpose, right? You are not simply writing blog posts and publishing them just because you could (or you should!).

I am sure you are quite busy! And if you are going to put your fingers on the keyboard and create a piece of content, you have to make sure it is going to be of use to you and to your readers.

How can you be sure that the blog post you create is going to be of use to you? And to your readers/prospects/customers?

It will be useful to either side only if you manage to choose the RIGHT topic for your content.

Not every topic you could write will … [Read more...]

How I use Evernote to boost my blogging productivity

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Today I’m a die hard fan of Evernote. I cannot live without it. I cannot imagine my life as an entrepreneur without Evernote.

But this was not the case when I started using Evernote for the first time. When I first heard about Evernote, probably by reading a blog post by someone who is an Evernote expert - sharing how great the tool is, I was SO excited.

But after a couple of days things were not the same. I felt like how the heck do people use Evernote for everything while I cannot even use it to have a few web clips. Will you believe me if I say I have started using Evernote 4 times and have quit within a week? That is the truth.

Every time after I quit I usually come across yet another blog post that praises Evernote :)

And then a few months ago, since I was repeatedly encountering Evernote, I decided to give it another … [Read more...]

Is Blogging Procrastination Killing The Success of Your Blog?

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Are you not getting your blogging tasks done as quickly as you would like?

Is your blogging business not moving forward as swiftly as you expected?

Do your blogging goals never seem to be met?

If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, then there's a good chance that you are suffering from "blogging procrastination".

What Exactly Is Procrastination?

Procrastination is when a person:

  • Carries out general tasks instead of more urgent ones;
  • Does more pleasurable things instead of the task-at-hand;
  • Puts off tasks altogether until a later time.
So in other words, if you don't particularly want to do … [Read more...]

How I segmented my email list and increased subscriber engagement

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Subscribers. They are the life blood of any blog. More than casual visitors and loyal readers of a blog, subscribers play a crucial role in getting your blog to roll. And, according to the famous saying ("the money is in the list"), email subscribers are a source of income for many bloggers.

Let's start with this ...

Email marketing is not dead. Not even close. It is a booming strategy for blog marketing, in particular.

Email marketing helps you to sound personal, provide value and connect with your readers even … [Read more...]

How I Write 6000 Words on Some Days (and How You Can too if You Want to Become a Successful Blogger)

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My fingers need a break. Seriously. I’ve written 2 articles today for my freelance clients. I wrote some 1,000 to 2,000 words through comments. I’ve also written 2,000 words for a special project.  More on that coming soon.

Becoming a successful blogger requires you to become a successful writer. You don’t need to be the next Hemmingway but if you want to make an impact your writing game must be tight.

The top professional athletes on earth practiced tens of thousands of hours to become the top pro athletes on earth. Lebron James and Michael Jordan became 2 of the best pro basketball players of all time by practicing like crazy.

Ditto for football players like Ronaldo … [Read more...]

Wake up! Your email list size doesn’t matter. THIS does!

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An email list is one of the greatest assets in your business. Can’t deny that fact, right? You know it is highly important to build an email list right from the start of your business.

I suggest you do. Coz if you wait to reach some point or a milestone before you could start building an email list, you are simply wasting time.

I see a good number of blogs that run for months without a sign up form - they don’t give their readers an option to join their list. They don’t build a list.

When I ask my [Read more...]

Why did I switch from Commentluv to Disqus commenting system on all of my blogs?

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Blog commenting - I’m a fan of the approach. I love blog commenting mainly for two reasons:

  1. It helps me connect with people in the blogosphere - the connections I establish are genuine, good quality connections - not something that occurs for the sake of a mutual benefit.
  2. Secondly, blog commenting works much like guest blogging. I can do a free advertising of my website (promote your blog). You just have to make sure you voice your opinion in an authoritative manner and leave insightful, useful comments.

Right, now that I love blog commenting a lot, I leave quite some comments on other blogs in my niche. I focus on high quality blogs that [Read more...]

You Must Get Social For Your Blogging Success

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Whether you like it or not, you must socially engage with others if you want to attain blogging success. I hate to put the word "must" over there but what can I do if it really is a must? Yes it is indeed a MUST.

You cannot dwell in caves and expect to be popularly known in the world. You must climb to the top of some mountain to let people see you waving at them. Nowadays, people don't necessarily come when you just build quality content.

Note: This post is republished after I have added some relevant and more useful information to update this post!

"Build it and they will come" no longer works; I'm not sure if it … [Read more...]

7 Affiliate marketing tips to become a trustworthy affiliate

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Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online. There are various benefits to it. One of the major benefits that attracts me is that with affiliate marketing, you don’t need to create a product in order to make sales.

Creating a product is a tedious task (although for some businesses, this cannot be totally avoided). Some bloggers might find it easier especially after they have created more than one product in the past.

But if you haven’t yet created a product, creating your first product can be a challenging and time consuming task. It will require … [Read more...]