Five Ways to Generate Income with Your Blog

There can be a number of reasons as to why we choose to run a blog. For some, it’s to offer viewers a form of entertainment, whereas others may just be looking to showcase a certain art form. Whatever the reasons are for the blog, webmasters can be confident that it has a home in the online world. Due to many regulations enforced by Google over the last few years, blogs are quickly becoming a commodity within the online world, as they have to offer a brilliant user-experience and killer…

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5 Ways to Build a Solid Community on Your Blog

Blogging is tough, to say the least. But, like all other tough things on Earth, it comes with a marvellous return. Whether you are blogging for a business, trying to build your own community, or simply taking it as a part-time job, the foundation of any blog is a loyal community that listens, thinks and appreciates your work. That being said, there is a lot of hard work, dedication and sleepless nights that have to be invested before you can start seeing any return. So, here are the main 5 things…

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How to Perfectly Pitch Your Guest Blog Post

Ever since the head of Google’s web scam team, Matt Cutts, declared that guest blogging was done because it had gotten too spammy, many people have overlooked the power that guest blogging can have for their business and brands. The truth is not all guest blogging is bad. What Matt Cutts really meant is that spammy guest posts with the only intent of getting backlinks for SEO are what are really bad. Google does not like people who try different tricks in order to get their pages to rank higher…

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How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps

In this post I want to walk you through the basics of how to start a blog, and while I do, I want to answer some of the basic technical questions that many pre-bloggers need to answer to get their first blog up and running. There are many reasons to start a blog, but the challenge that faces all aspiring bloggers (including me back in 2002) is: how to start a blog? How to Start a Blog In general there are a few simple steps that you will need to complete…

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How to Blog from the Heart

After a conversation recently with two local bloggers who were thinking of giving up blogging, I wanted to reach out to all of you who find yourself in a similar boat to them – managing the fine line of blogging with heart, but also being successful. Each of these two bloggers had come to blogging via different avenues, but neither of them were seeing the results they wanted. The first blogger blogged with her heart on her sleeve, sharing personal stories to a virtually empty audience. The second blogger had…

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Welcome to the Newly Redesigned ProBlogger Blog

Welcome to the newly redesigned ProBlogger! If you’re a regular reader of ProBlogger the changes to the site will be pretty obvious, but I wanted to take a few moments to describe some of what’s changed, the story behind the changes, and reveal a little of our next steps (there’s a lot more to come). ProBlogger started as a fairly personal blog about my journey to make a living from blogging back in 2004, and since that time it’s grown far beyond even my wildest expectations. Since 2004 we’ve published…

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5 Ways to Be Comfortable on Camera So You Can Make More Money with Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Nathan Agin. Sometimes you’re just terrified. It’s not a matter of passion or knowledge—you have written plenty on your blog in the past, and people can’t shut you up once you get started. But now, you’re face-to-face with the camera, and you just freeze up. Nothing happens. You don’t feel comfortable, you don’t like it, and there’s no “magic.” You know video can be a powerful tool for your blog, and you want to use it for your about page, opt-ins, and posts. Video…

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How to Blog Smart – 9 Areas to Think Strategically About in Your Blogging

In the last episode of the ProBlogger podcast, I talked about how to blog with heart – but I also mentioned that merging those efforts with strategic blogging is a better combination for success. In today’s episode, I discuss the second half of that idea: blog strategies. These topics were in response to two bloggers I chatted with recently who weren’t seeing the results they wanted with their blog, because both only focused on one half of this equation. Unfortunately, neither approach tends to work alone – you need to…

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4 Of My Most Viewed Blog Posts This Month and Why They Worked

Sometimes it’s worth taking a look back over you recent posts, weeding out the ones that have done well, and going over them for a brief review. I do this quite regularly to keep tabs on what our readers are responding to, and if there are ways I can expand or reuse the post for further content. It also helps give me ideas for what else we can provide, and also to see if we can replicate the success these posts have seen, on other posts. This episode of the…

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How to Make Your Blog a Cybersecurity Fortress

This is a guest contribution from Cassie Phillips. Problogger is where I learned a lot of my own blogging skills, and I cannot compliment Darren enough for creating a space for bloggers that focuses on real improvement and in-depth conversation. Posts on the website such as this one on improving SEO efforts demonstrate the quality we all hope to achieve. Many bloggers go into blogging thinking that nothing could happen to their blog and that anything on the internet is, to an extent, removable. They believe that they don’t have…

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