How to Be a Purple Cow Blogger

(Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:47:52 +0000)

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One of the common mistakes that I see in many blogs is that they are quite simply unremarkable. We’ve all seen seen these blogs – (and most of us if we’re honest will admit to having written them at some point) – they are the blogs you look at for ...more

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11 Ways to Create More Compelling Content for Your Blog

(Thu, 16 Jun 2022 03:19:03 +0000)

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Today I wanted to share some tips on how you can make your content more compelling, whether it’s written, video or audio content. I’m mixing things up and testing out my new camera to create some video content for the blog. For those of you interested in the production aspects ...more

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5 Mistakes Bloggers are Making with Online Courses

(Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:04:19 +0000)

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By ProBlogger expert Sam Nordberg. Online courses are the hottest thing right now. Everyone seems to be launching their own course, and looking for ways to make what they believe is “passive income” – but here are five of the biggest makes people are making with their online courses right ...more

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How I Turned One Blog Post Into a 7-Figure Business (And How You Can Capitalize on Going Viral)

(Thu, 02 Jun 2022 12:00:55 +0000)

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In 2013, I experienced a writer’s dream come true. My blog post, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, went viral. And not just a little viral, it went mega-viral. It was read by millions of people in a matter of days. And then Forbes.com picked it up and it ...more

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Seven Types of Product You Could Sell From Your Blog

(Wed, 25 May 2022 06:00:00 +0000)

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It took me nearly seven years of blogging to create my first products: two ebooks, one for ProBlogger and one for Digital Photography School. They made me more than $160,000 in 2009 alone and changed my business. Back in 2014, I wrote about the experience, and how it nearly never ...more

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How to Go Beyond Blogging and Harness Multi-Channel Marketing

(Thu, 19 May 2022 07:00:02 +0000)

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Scrupulous readers should have noticed that blogging is not just about writing and getting their opinions, rants and random stuff online. In fact, a blog is just a tool for publishing and conversing online. Every opportunity to enhance communication and reach out through various media should not be taken lightly. ...more

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15 Social Media Mistakes that are Strangling Your Success

(Thu, 12 May 2022 07:14:11 +0000)

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While it’s not new, I’m often surprised by the way bloggers use—and mis-use—social media. Each of us has our own blogging journey, and we use different tools in our own unique ways. Yet there are still quite a few very common errors that I continue to see bloggers making as ...more

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Giving Underperforming Posts a Second Chance with Updates

(Thu, 05 May 2022 20:37:28 +0000)

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…. Have you ever written a post that you thought would hit the spot with your readers, generate lots of interest and/or stimulate a great conversation and then find it fell flat on it’s face? I have – in fact it happens ...more

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6 Reasons Your Blog Traffic Might Be Declining [And What to Do About It]

(Thu, 28 Apr 2022 05:03:42 +0000)

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I’ve read a few comments here on Problogger from bloggers who are feeling low because they’ve noticed a plateau or even a decrease in the traffic coming to their blog. While we all want to see our traffic rise the reality is that every blog has days, weeks and even ...more

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Seasonal Traffic and How to Capture It for Your Blog

(Thu, 21 Apr 2022 06:00:04 +0000)

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Don’t Miss Seasonal Opportunities on Your Blog for Spectacular Traffic. Read to the bottom of this post for an example of how I used the same content three times in 18 months to generate 50,000 page views on one post. One of the skills that I encourage bloggers to develop ...more

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Blog Metrics: Why You Need to Stop Focusing on ‘Vanity’ Stats

(Thu, 14 Apr 2022 06:28:25 +0000)

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While having lots of page views, sessions, fans, followers and even email subscribers may feel good, they don’t actually tell you anything about the health of your blog. At a previous ProBlogger Mastermind, I shared a slide that seemed to hit a nerve with the group. I included this in ...more

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5 Ways to Make Your Blogging Life Easier

(Thu, 07 Apr 2022 11:18:47 +0000)

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Blogging. It goes a little something like this: Think of idea Write a post Take/source/edit a photo for the post Format the post Schedule or publish the post Push the post to social media Respond to comments But that is just the beginning, right? That doesn’t include planning, goal-setting, editorial ...more

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What Links to Use in Your Affiliate Marketing Emails

(Thu, 31 Mar 2022 06:23:50 +0000)

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This article is based on ProBlogger Podcast 107. This question comes in from Scott who asks, “I want to try my hand at some affiliate promotions and have selected an ebook to promote. I’ve heard you say that your affiliate promotions work best when you email your list, but I’m ...more

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7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

(Thu, 24 Mar 2022 10:30:52 +0000)

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Recently on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Today I want to dig deeper into some specific ...more

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The 5 Stages of Building a Culture of Community on a Blog

(Thu, 17 Mar 2022 03:26:47 +0000)

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Last week we looked at some of the benefits and costs of building community on a blog – today I’d like to move onto some of the ‘how to’ by examining the stages of building community that I went through on Digital Photography School. Build a CULTURE of Community – ...more

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9 Benefits [and 3 Costs] Of Building Community On Your Blog

(Thu, 10 Mar 2022 06:47:56 +0000)

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Do you ever feel – as you blog – like you’re talking to an empty room? Day after day you publish posts only to have them greeted by…. If that is how you feel – then you’re not alone. In fact one of the most common questions that I hear ...more

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How to Grow Your Blog with Viral Content

(Thu, 03 Mar 2022 05:00:45 +0000)

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Recently, I’ve been exploring five strategies that I’d employ to promote my blog if I were starting all over again. I said earlier in the series that I’m assuming ‘great content’ is being added to the hypothetical new blog that we’re promoting. However when it comes to blogging not all ...more

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How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Blog

(Thu, 24 Feb 2022 04:00:09 +0000)

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This month we’ve been looking at five different methods that I’d use to find readership if I were starting a new blog. So far we’ve explored guest posting, advertising and networking – but today I want to turn our attention to the dynamic area of social media. Social media sites ...more

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How to Use Advertising to Promote Your Blog

(Thu, 17 Feb 2022 03:36:58 +0000)

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Have you ever considered advertising your blog? Today I want to explore this idea as part of my series of posts on how I’d promote my blog if I was starting from scratch. Most blog promotion tips that I see given are about growing your blog’s readership quite organically (something ...more

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How to Promote Your Blog through Networking

(Thu, 10 Feb 2022 03:01:33 +0000)

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This is the second of five ways that I’d promote a new blog to new readers if i was starting out again. Today I want to turn our attention to Networking as a great way to promote a blog. If I were starting out in blogging today knowing what I ...more

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