10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Grow Your Email List

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Grow Your Email List

This guest post is by Ethan Waldman. Everyone starts from zero.  Zero readers, zero subscribers, zero dollars.  I can tell you from experience that staring at that number on the screen is one of the most gut-wrenching things about building an online presence. You’re staring that that big, fat, zero right now and you don’t [...]

Maximize Social Media Traffic to Your Blog

Maximize Social Media Traffic to Your Blog

This is a guest post by David Cowling of SocialMediaNews.com.au As bloggers, we are always looking for new ways to increase the level of traffic and readers to our websites. You may have a great product to sell or you just monetize you blog through display advertising—increasing your traffic to the next level is sure [...]

6 Killer Writing Tips from a Great-Grandmother of a Copy Editor

This guest post is by Aman Basanti of Ageofmarketing.com. Meet Ailsa Campbell. Ailsa is a great grandmother of an editor (pun intended): she’s been teaching English longer than many of us have been alive. Needless to say she knows a thing or two about writing well. Here are Ailsa’s top tips for becoming a better [...]

Are You a Generous Blogger?

I know what you’re thinking. “Of course! I’m a lovely blogger! I’m always giving stuff away—advice in my posts, free chapters from my ebook, whitepapers, time, and a whole swag of fun fun fun on my Facebook page!” That’s great—and certainly generous—but what I’m talking about is something different. A generous blogger is one who [...]

5 Brilliant Things You Can Do with an Inactive Blog

This guest post is by Tristan of Infographic Academy. If you’ve been blogging for any length of time, the odds are good that you have an inactive blog or two (or *cough* a dozen *cough*) sitting around. Maybe you wrote only a few posts before you realized that your calling in life is not writing [...]

Getting Un-Panda-lized: One Blog’s Response to Google’s Panda Update

Getting Un-Panda-lized: One Blog’s Response to Google’s Panda Update

This guest post is by Ethan of OneProjectCloser.com When Google rolled out the first Panda update on 23 February 2011, we saw our site traffic plummet by 40%. I learned about this four hours after quitting my day job to become a full-time blogger. I don’t regret the decision for a second, but it presented [...]