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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Does Your Blog Have a Mission Statement?

Blogging without a mission statement is a little like going on a trip with no particular destination in mind. How long should you stay on the road? Which direction should you go? If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there. If you blog isn’t [...]

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How to Get In Tune with Your Readers Needs [and Produce Compelling Content]

What is compelling content? Compelling content inspires your reader to take immediate action by showing him how that action will change his life for the better. In order to create compelling content you have to understand your reader and get in tune with his needs. And how do you get in tune [...]

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Build Upon Your Strengths as a Blogger

As you read more and more about blogging you’re going to see all kinds of tips and “rules” – You should do this, you must do that, and if you don’t do this you’re crazy. The thing is, you could spend all your time chasing these tips and never build a successful blog. [...]

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6 Practices to Overcome Your Fears of Playing Bigger

The time will come when you’ll have to start making big decisions for your blog. You’re not just a little no-name blog anymore. You have some good, steady traffic coming in and you’re making a little money. If you want to make more money though, then you need to start thinking bigger, [...]

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5 Tips for Easily Monitoring Google Analytics

Using Google Analytics to track one’s progress as a blogger is a fairly common thing these days. It’s readily discussed, and there are some really great tools out there that help facilitate using it to its full potential. What often goes ignored are some of the ways in which you can make understanding your Google analytics [...]