7 Affiliate marketing tips for beginners

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Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online; or that’s what you have been told. If you are a beginner trying to get to know what affiliate marketing it, then it is quite common that you would have heard this advice - affiliate marketing is easy.

I agree that affiliate marketing is easier than other money making methods like for instance, creating your own product. Many bloggers hesitate creating their own products because it takes time, effort, discipline and some commitment to get it done. On the other hand, with affiliate marketing, one can simply start making money because the product is already made!

And, not just that - most of the heavy lifting is already done by the product … [Read more...]

4 Tips to keep writing when you are not in the mood [#1 is my top tip]

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In fact, I wrote this post when I was not in the mood to write! So you already have the proof - you can still create good quality content that is useful to the others even when you are not in the mood to write!

So you are not in the mood to write. I get it. There are days when you just don’t feel like writing. You might be overwhelmed. You might be tired. You might be bored with your “routine”.

Or there will be just no reason for you to be so! You are just not in the mood to write, right? No explanations needed!

Well, but you have a business to run. [Read more...]

The 5 Pillars of a killer email marketing strategy

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Email marketing is still one of the most vital tools available for online marketers. It doesn't matter what kind of online business you run, if you are not doing email marketing, you are missing out big time.

I checked in multiple sources - I didn't get the precise number. But the projected stats say that there are roughly about 4.1 billion email accounts that are in use. That’s quite a big number isn't?

I will not go much deeper into the stats of how many emails are sent per day and so on. But the point is this - if you are ignoring email marketing, you are failing to make the most out of your marketing efforts.

And not just that! Email marketing has various other benefits added to it. One of the main things I like about email marketing is that you have the privilege to land on someone’s inbox to deliver your message. … [Read more...]

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...]