Over the past several months I have had many friends ask me about starting a blog. Each of these friends is a teacher, an empty nester, and recent retirees. Lots in common across the board. As I gathered my thoughts in how to help them, I decided to jot a few ideas down for you all, too. Here are some initial thoughts: Once you've identified your niche or your blog topic, pick your blog's name … [Read more...] about How to Start a Blog
If you’re looking to start a blog to make money, you’re probably asking yourself which blogging niches earn the most income. Who doesn’t want to make more money, right? If you’re going to invest the time, money, and effort into creating a successful blog, it only makes sense that you would want to give yourself the best shot at making money with it. Related Read: Non-Spammy Ways to Get … [Read more...] about Which Blogging Niches Earn the Most Income?
Have you heard that blogging has a lot of potential for making money? Maybe you have friends who are bloggers who really enjoy it and are earning a lot of side money from it. Maybe you even know someone who makes their full time living from it, and you've always wanted to do the same but you fear you're getting in on the game too late. Many of the highly-trafficked blogs making a lot of profits … [Read more...] about Is It Too Late to Get into Blogging?
You want traffic to your blog. That’s pretty much a given. You know you need to write great headlines to get the attention of your target reader. You know you need excellent content to keep the readers on your page. However, what do you do when you’re creating great content with awesome deadlines and you’re just not getting the traffic numbers you want to see? There are ways to get more … [Read more...] about 5 Non-Spammy Ways to Get More Blog Traffic
"Hey, look!" I remember the moment exactly. My blog, my name, my work was up on the world wide web. I was proud and felt the immense possibility to combine so many passions in my life. Those feelings haven't changed over the last nearly 14 years. Yup, I started my first blog in 2004. The blog was called MECA - an acronym that escapes me today. I do remember my focus: education reform. My … [Read more...] about 10 Critical Blogging Failures that I Want You to Avoid
Today I am experiencing a cold, hard consequence of not being diligent. In October, almost 3 months ago, I wrote a sponsored post with a free printable. The post was well done and suited my audience extremely well. I read about the sponsored post opportunity via email, I agreed to the post and its parameters via email, and submitted my invoice for payment in a timely manner. Still none of that … [Read more...] about The Importance of Contracts for Your Blogging Business