Personal Hell And Back

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. The past 2 years have been the most challenging time of my life. I went through rough times and faced tremendous challenges. Whoever tells you that the entrepreneur life is a cake walk is probably just messing with you. When quitting [...]

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Stop Blogging Right Now!

Dukeo has been an extremely interesting testing ground for me for the past couple of years. Since day 1 of this project, I’ve made it very clear that this blog was going to be some kind of Lab for me to test various assumptions about SEO, Blogging, Social Media and Making Money Online. I’ve learned a lot [...]

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The Most Important Skill for Long-term Blogging Success

A successful blogger has many skills. Notice, though, that I used the word “successful”, and the title says “long-term blogging success.” I’m going to eliminate things like coding skills and graphics skills because they’re not necessary for your success. If you need them and you don’t have them you can hire [...]

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Curb Your Blogging Frustration in 8 Steps

1. Stop Making Excuses You can make excuses all day long but excuses don’t get to the root of the problem and solve it. It’s like the old “The dog ate my homework” excuse. The excuse only explains what happened to your homework. It doesn’t explain how it happened and it doesn’t say [...]

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How to Hire Writers for Your Blog

These days more and more bloggers are hiring writers for their blogs instead of dealing with one-off freelance content providers or all the hassles associated with finding quality guest bloggers. But you don’t want just any writer, you want the best writer who can do the best job for your blog. Why Hire Paid [...]

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Writing It Down: The Importance of Forecasting your Blog’s Performance

According to Business Dictionary, forecasting is: A planning tool that helps management in its attempts to cope with the uncertainty of the future, relying mainly on data from the past and present and analysis of trends. Sound like too much work for a simple little blog? Well, what if I told you it could help increase [...]

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What Are You Taking For Granted That Might Be Useful to Others?

When you take something for granted that means it’s subconsciously assumed. In the movies, the husband doesn’t even think about what’s going to happen to his socks when he drops them on the floor. He takes his wife for granted and automatically assumes she’s going to pick them up. When she [...]

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9 Words Every Successful Blogger Needs to Know

1. Purpose You make money with your blog or because of your blog, but your blog itself does not make money. Therefore, it’s important to define the purpose of your blog, or the reason you’re blogging, and always keep that purpose in sight. For example, you may be blogging to draw attention to [...]

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Blog Smarter: Turn Your Blogging Skills into Successful Affiliate Promotions

It doesn’t take long for a new blogger to develop some solid blogging skills and start bringing in some decent traffic. But there’s a big difference between “bringing in traffic” and actually making money with your blog. That step from blogger to money-making-blogger sometimes takes a little longer. Here are three tips [...]

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What does treating your blog “Like a Business” really mean?

You’ve heard me say a number of times that if you want to make money with your blog you need to treat your blog like a business. Let’s take a look at what that really means. You need to set goals Setting business goals keeps you moving in the right direction. It’s easy to [...]

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