10 Things TV Shopping Networks Can Teach You About Making Money Blogging

This guest post is by Jill Chivers of www.shopyourwardrobe.com. I found myself entranced recently by a “presentation” on a TV shopping network. I usually flip straight past these networks, as I was of the opinion that they were cheesy shows, presented by couldn’t-quite-make-it TV presenters, and that they pushed sub-par products onto poor, lonely, hapless, [...]

Why You Should Charge Money to Review Guest Post Submissions

This guest post is by Darya Pino, Ph.D of Summer Tomato. Three months ago I started charging $10 to consider guest blog post submissions, and it changed my life. Not only did it clear out many of the most annoying emails in my inbox, it elevated the quality of posts I receive and reduced the [...]

5 Techniques to Create Raving Loyal Fans

This post is by Brad Branson of Lessons in Lifestyle Development. Most people walk through life in a living daze. Most people live their lives vicariously through television, sports, or the gossip section. They are afraid to take action, afraid to take a risk. Why? Be average and you don’t risk embarrassment. So, how does [...]

What is Google +1 … and What Does it Mean for Your Blog?

This guest post is by Jacob of BlogRevolter.com. On March 30th, Google announced the release of its latest addition to the search engine, a small button called the +1. As with any Google announcement, there are always going to be implications—both great and not so great—for the average and professional blogger. Understanding the potential effect [...]

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

You might be saying, “I’m a blogger, not a sales person. I create content. Why would I need to worry about calls to action?” But if you are, I’d encourage you to adjust your thinking. Making money from your blog, growing your business, and getting readers to interact will be next to impossible if you [...]

7 Tips for Bloggers with Learning Disabilities

This guest post is by Leigh Stevens of whereapy. If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things. —Epictetus Image is author’s own “Are you stupid? You sure look stupid. Everyone else in this room handles this level of work. If you can’t do simple conjugations [...]

3 Ways to Use Twitter Favorites

This guest post is by Ryan Barton of The Smart Marketing Blog. Until I began receiving notifications of Twitter followers “favoriting” my tweets, I admittedly hadn’t thought much of the Favorites feature. Some use it as a reminder to follow-up on a tweet’s topic. Others favorite a tweet they find funny. And some users go [...]