Why Blogging is Like Paddling a Dragon Boat

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Do you ever feel as though your blog is wearing you out?

If you network with other bloggers it will become easier.

When you try to change the world on your own it gets tougher every day.

This article will show you how you can work with other bloggers to achieve your objectives without feeling absolutely exhausted the whole time.

Paddling Your Own Canoe

A canoe is very light at about 15Kg and you can get one moving very quickly on your own. You can learn how to paddle with a few hours of instruction and then take it away.

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Email List Building for Introverts – Your List Can Be Your Tribe

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Having trouble turning your blog readers into a tribe?

A list of email subscribers can turn blog readers into fanatical tribe-members.

You are a quiet kind of person who would never talk loudly on the street but you know you need to find a better means of communicating your ideas to your fans.

This article will show any shy or introverted blogger how to build the tribe of his or her dreams.

I am an Introvert

I was a teacher for 29 years. Teaching might sound like a silly career choice for an introvert but it’s not: Most of the … Continue reading Email List Building for Introverts – Your List Can Be Your Tribe

Content Strategy That Will Increase Your Traffic and Income- Part 1

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I would like to welcome you all to part one of my “Content Strategy That Will Increase Your Traffic and Income.” In this post I will elaborate on what content is and stress the importance of it as I grew to understand it. In addition, I will briefly get into part two and state why just writing content might not be enough to get the results you desire and explain why having a content strategy is just as important as writing articles.

Content – The Foundation of all Income Online

Any good article that I have read as of late … Continue reading Content Strategy That Will Increase Your Traffic and Income- Part 1

4 Ever-So-Simple Ways to Go from Newbie to Expert

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Life is tough as a newbie.

Nobody recognizes your expertise. Nobody listens to you. Nobody links to your website.

People only want to listen to recognized experts. You need others to acknowledge your expertise before you start to earn money from it.

1 – Become Someone Who DOES Things

Walk the Walk. Avoid the clichés. Do things and use your own language to explain what you are doing. Conduct experiments and tell people what you find out.

Let’s take two niches as examples; rose breeding and UK travel:

If your niche is rose breeding then breed roses. Tell people how … Continue reading 4 Ever-So-Simple Ways to Go from Newbie to Expert

Can You Make Serious Money Selling Affiliate Products?

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Affiliate marketing, promoting someone else’s products in order to earn a commission is a common way for bloggers to earn money. Few people earn a living selling affiliate products: It is possible to make a large amount of money this way but a few pre-requisites need to be in place.

     You need a large number of people reading your posts      Those readers have to need the product that you are promoting      Those people who need the product have to have money to spend      You need to be likable and trustworthy before anyone will click on your links 1. Large Readership … Continue reading Can You Make Serious Money Selling Affiliate Products?

21 Ways to Make Money from Poetry and Avoid Destitution

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It’s a sad fact that artists never make money until they are dead. At least that was the case in pre-Internet days. The problem was to get the word out there about your work; it used to take decades for your reputation to spread. Has the Internet changed the financial fortunes of artists?

In our connected world reputations are lost in a few minutes after 1 inadvertent Twitter post by a disgruntled customer or employee. It takes longer to build your reputation than that, but a few years in Internet time is equivalent to millennia pre-1980.

How to Make Money … Continue reading 21 Ways to Make Money from Poetry and Avoid Destitution

StumbleUpon – A Real Source of Targeted Viral Traffic to Your Site

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A Lot of people would argue about the importance of StumbleUpon as an effective social media website for generating traffic and would not even list it in the top social media website like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Others would even go a further step and say that StumbleUpon could actually harm your website or blog, and in most cases they are right.

How StumbleUpon Could Harm Your Site

Because of the way StumbleUpon works, people could stumble onto your page without having any interest in it. Then they would immediately stumble on to another page, which would decrease your average … Continue reading StumbleUpon – A Real Source of Targeted Viral Traffic to Your Site

How Soon Can Bloggers Start Making Money from Their Blog?

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How soon can bloggers start to make money from their blog? One day? A few months? A year? It does sound like a pretty reasonable question and there are a few things to consider in order for that question to be answered. The results will definitely vary depending on who you ask, but instead of just sharing what I think, I went ahead and asked a few other bloggers this very question and you can find their answers below.

Before I share other bloggers’ perspectives, I’d like to share a few things you should take into consideration while trying to … Continue reading How Soon Can Bloggers Start Making Money from Their Blog?

$500 Blogging Contest By BlogEngage and Guest Crew

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Earlier today (as of writing this) Uttoran Sen, the owner of Guest Crew reached out to me and invited me to participate in his $500 blogging contest. Despite it being late and the contest ending in about two weeks I decided to participate anyway. The reason for me participating even at this late stage is because I recognize that in this situation, everyone comes out a winner even if you don’t end up winning a cash price. I will go more into that later on but for now please allow me to explain the contest to you.

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Make Your Blog Post Go Viral – In 60 Minutes or Less

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So you have written an informative, unique article that has the potential to go viral. What now? You know your article contains information that anyone can benefit from but you are either unsure how to get it readers, or you are looking for another way to get it some additional traffic. Allow me to show you how you can give your unique article a boost in traffic, to rank for its keywords and increase the possibility of its going viral. Worst case scenario? You just end up ranking for its keyword and get it some extra visits.

Harnessing the Power of Social … Continue reading Make Your Blog Post Go Viral – In 60 Minutes or Less