The other day I was walking to our neighbor’s house to let his dog out. It was noon, bright, and hot. No wind, my hands in my pockets, my thoughts somewhere else. As I rounded the corner, I ran into another neighbor — a thick, weathered man with short black hair. Show More Summary
The other day I was walking to our neighbor’s house to let his dog out. It was noon, bright, and hot. No wind, my hands in my pockets, my thoughts somewhere else. As I rounded the corner, I ran into another neighbor — a thick, weathered man with short black hair. He was rolling a Read More... The post The Free Content Trap Writers Always Fall Into appeared first on Copyblogger.
You know how to reach success as a writer because you’ve heard it a million times: It’s all about the baby steps, baby. Break down your goal into manageable chunks and take one tiny step at a time towards your vision so you don’t get overwhelmed — and you’ll make steady, if slow, progress. Show More Summary
I’ve been blogging (often badly!) for around a decade. In that time I’ve failed at a lot of things. Today I want to share some stories in the hope that you can avoid making the same mistakes. When you learn a new skill, whatever it might be, you always go on a steep learning curve....
As a blogger, it is important that you keep abreast of blogging updates so that you are informed of the best practices and tactics that you should incorporate in your strategy. Aside from dedicating time to read posts about bloggingShow More Summary
Let’s face it. Social media is one of those warm, fuzzy, but murky activities that exist in the business world. It can be a conversation — a cocktail party — or a content distribution channel. For some, it’s both. And more! Regardless...Show More Summary
Here’s a simple but (hopefully!) comprehensive checklist that you can follow when starting a new blog. Every week I get at least 5-10 emails from people who want to get started but are still a bit confused about some aspect of the whole process. So, I decided to put this together based on my own...
Selling isn’t what it used to be. And for most of us, that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of alpha males who are “always closing.” Today, in the new era of selling that has dawned, many of us are spending much more of our time selling than we even realize. This is the Read More... The post Dan Pink on How to Succeed in the New Era of Selling appeared first on Copyblogger.
If you are only focusing on the written aspect of your website, well, you might be missing on a big opportunity. Why? Because you are neglecting video, and video is huge online. Just to give you an idea, the New York Times has around 30 million unique visitors monthly, and YouTube has 1 billion monthly unique visitors. Show More Summary
Health and beauty, food, real estate or travel, no matter which field you deal with, ThemeFuse has a theme for you. You can also win an exclusive package which will give you a free domain name and hosting plan for a year. You also get to choose a premium WordPress theme you like most. Show More Summary
For so many of us, the end of every year revolves around holiday celebrations and spending quality time with friends and family. As it should. But the end of the year is also a time for purposeful reflection — for considering the successes and failures of the year gone by, and for making sure that [ Continue Reading... Show More Summary
Over the last 5 years there has been a shift in the way that many bloggers try to monetise their blogs. Rather than relying upon advertising and working with brands to make money – many have started to develop their own products to sell directly to readers (whether it be by selling virtual products or [...]Show More Summary
This is a guest contribution from Robert Benoit. Video production is a great way to engage and expand an audience, whether it is for a blog, website or business venture. Whether you’re an established blogger or simply trying to break into film production, developing a video requires the consideration of some key pieces before, during, [...]Show More Summary
Are you addicted to productivity advice? I was, for a long time. I bought every system, book, and blueprint out there. I had a very spiffy David Allen-inspired GTD process that was only 642 steps long and took a mere 3 hours a day to implement (during which time I wasn’t actually, you know, getting [ Continue Reading... Show More Summary
As we enter the conclusion of our three-part series on content strategy, you should already know what your audience believes about the world and have a narrative mapped out that will allow you to confirm your audience’s worldviews. Now it’s time to explain the final piece of the content strategy puzzle. Show More Summary
This is a great year for content marketing as more bloggers and brands begin to truly understand its value as well as the quality and creativity required to make it work and engage and entertain audiences. Major brands like ChipotleShow More Summary
Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time. As of today, the page has 38,000 “fans,” but Copyblogger’s presence on Facebook has not been beneficial for the brand or its audience. [ Continue Reading... Show More Summary
Think about this for a moment. Your favorite podcasts. This American Life. WTF with Marc Maron. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income. Every single one of them started at the bottom. Every single one of them started in obscurity. Every single one of them started without an audience. Show More Summary
You know the drill: another day, another piece of content to connect with your audience. You churn out post after post, social media update after social media update — typing, typing, typing all the way. It reminds me a little of this classic Dunkin’ Donuts commercial. Show More Summary
Articulating the goal of content marketing, a wise man once wrote: You lift prospects out of their ordinary worlds and invite them to consider a journey that ultimately leads to a transaction. Easy to say. Not so easy to do. We know that to lift our audience members out of their ordinary worlds we need [ Continue Reading... Show More Summary