4 Tips to Build Your Online Business through Blogging

I filmed a video with my friend Alonzo Pichardo about how to build your online business through blogging. This video has already generated over 2,500 views in a few hours so it’s gaining traction quickly. Click the play button to watch it. I want to flesh out some of the points we made in the video to drill home what it takes to build your business online through blogging. 1: Be Honest Be … [Read more...]

220: What You Should Include in Your Email Newsletters

What You Should Include in Your Email Newsletters (and Answers to 4 FAQs About Email) Do you email your blog readers regularly? Maybe you put ‘set up email newsletter’ on your ‘someday’ list ages ago, but still haven’t done it. Or maybe you have a newsletter list, but you haven’t sent one in months. You might think it’s optional – something you can do once you’ve finished everything else on … [Read more...]

1 Successful Blogging Lesson from Snow Salting in NYC

I just walked around New York City after some steady snow. OK; I slid around New York City after some steady snow. Most folks did an OK job salting their sidewalks. Some did not. Far from being a post dealing with snow removal etiquette, I spotted a neat analogy between blogging and snow salting. The Solution, Burns and Stains Slippery, snowy, slushy sidewalks are dangerous to traverse. I almost … [Read more...]

Are You Struggling to Find Clients for Your Blog Coaching Business?

Blog coaching is a lucrative, enjoyable income stream for any aspiring blogger. If you are helping people blog through your blog posts why not offer premium services designed to solve your reader’s problems? This stream is rewarding but challenging to work for most bloggers. Many of us have or had mental blocks concerning our abilities to successfully coach folks. Few bloggers develop the … [Read more...]

Academy Pro: A WordPress Theme for Online Courses and Membership Sites

Introducing Academy Pro … the theme for online course creators, membership site owners, and educational content marketers. Academy Pro is the latest premium theme from StudioPress, designed specifically for people in the business of online content and community. Read on to discover all the features and benefits you get with this theme, and how it Read More... The post Academy Pro: A … [Read more...]

Are You Asking Yourself this Blogging Question Daily?

“What freeing, uncomfortable thing can I do today to grow my blog?” Asking this question opens a world of opportunities for you. Why? Opportunities flow to bloggers who exit their comfort zone regularly. Freedom occurs when you unbind yourself from your fears. Here’s an example; I woke this morning at about 8:20 AM. I immediately jumped into an icy cold shower for 15 seconds. The … [Read more...]

Resources for Writers: How to Find Amazing Clients

A quick note if you write for a living: This week you have the chance to get on our list of recommended writers by joining the Certified Content Marketer program. We will close registration on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, so if you’d like to learn about the content strategies that Read More... The post Resources for Writers: How to Find Amazing Clients appeared … [Read more...]

1 Tricky Danger of Building an Email List

Build your email list to your heart’s content. List building is one of the most powerful ways to drive blogging traffic and profits. Hands down, you should be building an email list from day 1 of your blogging journey. But beware one tricky danger of growing your email list. Watch this video as I explain why you need to be careful with this marketing strategy. Building an email list rocks … [Read more...]

A Chance to Join the Copyblogger Certified Content Marketers

The other day, I was talking to a friend who has a very cool business. Lots of customers, lots going on, very profitable. He just has one annoying problem: He’s had a really hard time finding strong writers. He tried a bunch who have a decent knack for putting words together, but not much understanding Read More... The post A Chance to Join the Copyblogger Certified Content Marketers … [Read more...]

1 of My Worst Blogging Mistakes and What I Learned from this Massive Boo Boo

12:06 AM. No way in hell I’d be up at this hour writing a guest post. Why in the Hades would I waste my time with that? What would I be getting from the ordeal? Traffic? Profits? What was in it for me? I suffered through a terrible blogging mistake for years. Even when I had some success I made this common blogging boo boo, muting my wins, and amplifying my losses. What was my biggest screw up … [Read more...]

How to Use Lists Effectively in Your Blog Posts

I expect you’re already familiar with the ‘list post’. Even if you’ve never written one, you’ll have read plenty – such as Nicole Avery’s recent post on 5 Tips to Help You Consume Content More Productively. Some sites, including List 25, publish nothing but list posts. But lists can be useful in any post. Even if they form only a small part of the post, they can still be a crucial tool in making … [Read more...]

Grow Your Sales Using Facebook Lookalike Audiences

Let’s talk about your ideal subscriber. We’ll call her Sally. She has all the traits of a real top performer when it comes to your mailing lists. She opens nearly every email, clicks your links  regularly, offers feedback when requested, and has even purchased a few of your products. Subscriber Sally is la crème de la crème of your email subscribers. We know what you’re thinking right about now … [Read more...]

2017 Content Excellence Challenge: The December Prompts

Late last year, I had the wild-hair idea to create a year of prompts that I called the Content Excellence Challenge. We’ve had a year of these creativity and productivity challenges here on Copyblogger, and I think we’ve all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically. The community has spent a year trying Read More... The post 2017 Content Excellence … [Read more...]

3 Powerful Blogging Community Builders

Blogging communities build successful blogging careers. Without a community, you may as well publish a cyber diary. Blogging isn’t a one way street. Having a loyal, engaging, sometimes rabidly focused community around your blog enhances every element of your blogging campaign. Traffic jumps when your email subscribers share your new post on social media. Your profits grow as loyal readers … [Read more...]

What’s Actually Stunting Your Productivity (It’s Not Multitasking)

Lately, a common theme in productivity advice is bashing multitasking. “You suck at multitasking!” shrieks one headline. “Multitasking: the most dangerous productivity killer” hisses another. And they aren’t wrong. Studies have shown that trying to tackle different tasks simultaneously greatly reduces our cognitive abilities. But what if I told you there’s another type of multitasking Read … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Be a Nicer – and Successful – Blogger

Being nice prospers you as a blogger. No joke. Nice bloggers are showered with opportunities. Nice bloggers open doors that folks who aren’t nice never seem to find, and sure as hell never open. Watch this video of me in New York City chatting about a blogging tip for the ages. Bonus clips; I fend off an aggressive Tom Cat and show off my newly found yoga skills too: When you are not known, … [Read more...]

219: I’d like to Feature YOU on the ProBlogger Podcast

An Invitation for YOU to Be Featured on the ProBlogger Podcast Today’s podcast is a little different. It’s an invitation for YOU to be featured in an upcoming episode of the ProBlogger podcast. Early next year we’ll be releasing a brand new free course for bloggers to help them launch their blogs. And in the lead up we want to feature stories and tips from ProBlogger listeners and … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Coach Writing Clients on Finding Their Remarkable Voices

Cover your ears for a second. My wife can sing. I can’t. There, I admitted it. But, we do have one thing in common — we both think we can. Only one of us is right (ahem). In the world of business, we all put out a tune. A vibe. A voice. Customers flock to Read More... The post 7 Ways to Coach Writing Clients on Finding Their Remarkable Voices appeared first on Copyblogger. … [Read more...]

1 Fun Tip to Overcome Damaging Shyness and How it Helps Your Blog

Believe it or not, Rye used to be a shy guy. I was highly self conscious. Even years into my blogging career. I worred about other people’s opinions of me. I fretted about their opinions of my blog. I was shy. Really shy. My shyness made my blogging journey terribly difficult. Namely, because if you want to become a successful blogger you need to master the art of connecting with human beings. Shy … [Read more...]

Why the Best Writers (Sometimes) Aren’t Paid What They’re Worth

Maybe you don’t say it out loud. It sounds like bragging, and bragging is obnoxious. But you know you’re good. When you see a sentence that isn’t right, you know what needs to change. You twitch a little when you see a clumsy turn of phase, or a sentence that doesn’t mean what the writer Read More... The post Why the Best Writers (Sometimes) Aren’t Paid What … [Read more...]

Prepare Your Content Marketing Strategy For A Holly, Jolly Holiday Season

Content marketing is a tricky business. On one hand the concept itself pretty much remains the same: Drip email campaigns and blogging are just as effective now as they were ten years ago, perhaps even more so. We all pretty much know the score at this point and any marketer not using content isn’t a marketer at all. What is tricky is remaking the wheel. Yes, the general idea is constant. … [Read more...]

Writers: It’s Time to Get Paid What You’re Worth

This week is for our professional writers — whether you’re a freelancer or you work for a bigger organization. We’re tired of you missing out on the great gigs and the plum jobs, while you watch people zoom past you who can hardly type The Cat on the Mat. Poverty is overrated. Let’s get you Read More... The post Writers: It’s Time to Get Paid What You’re Worth … [Read more...]

5 Blogging Fundamentals to Promote Your Success

Success finds the blogger who sticks to the fundamentals. Failure finds the blogger who strays from the fundamentals. If you are geesed up – excited – to build a rocking blog follow these 5 fundamentals. Follow the basics persistently. Build a life of freedom through this fabulous medium known as blogging. 1: Follow Your Passion Ya gotta love blogging to really rock it out. You also … [Read more...]

Case Study: The 30-Minute Habit That Transformed Kelly’s Blog

Today on the blog we have a case study from one of our readers. Or rather one of our podcast listeners, as it was a tip in a particular podcast that spurred on today’s guest author to make some significant changes to her blog over the course of a year. I hope you enjoy Kelly Dunning’s story, and her insights and advice on how she has made the most of one simple habit to banish the guilt of not … [Read more...]