My “Methods” for Building a Successful Online Business

Today I received an email from someone asking what my “methods” are for building an online business. That’s always a tough question—particularly because I got the sense that it was asked by someone looking for an easy and quick answer. Here’s my response. I’d love to hear what you’d have added or said. Thanks for [...]

Monetizing Your Blog with a Clean Design, Tribal Headhunter Warriors, and Fine Art Nudes

This guest post is by Glen Allison of This is a case study outlining my three-step website development and the graphic design aspects of my blog monetization. As a visual artist, when I finally decided to start monetizing my blog, one of my primary concerns was to maintain the clean graphic design of my [...]

11 Blog Proofreading Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

This guest post is by Luke Palder of ProofreadingServices.Us. It should come as no surprise that writing for a blog is different from writing for other types of media. Blogs are free to read and there are tons of them, so people tend to decide very quickly if they’d like to move on to the [...]

Spice Up Your Blog with a Virtual Blogging Team

This guest post is by Luis Cruz of Pepper Virtual Assistant. Blogging is simple. You produce quality content, react to commenters, watch your stats grow, rinse, repeat. Blogging is also labor-intensive, time-consuming, and tiring. Producing quality content regularly can be draining, managing comments can get exhausting, and don’t even get me started on dealing with [...]

You Need to Be (Better Than) a Jerk

This guest post is by Joe Bunting of The Write Practice. You’ve been told that controversy sells. You’ve heard you need to use hyperbole in your headlines. You’ve tried to create polarizing content that gets comments rolling in like crazy. You’ve heard that being a jerk is the key to effectively drawing people to interact [...]

How Tim Ferriss Busted the Biggest Myth About Blog Success

This guest post is by Amy Porterfield of When it came to building my business with social media, I lived by the motto, “More is better.” I applied every social media strategy I learned, stacking plan after plan and idea after idea. Then I read Tim Ferriss’ new book. And everything changed. With Tim’s [...]

How to Optimize Your WordPress Database for Better Performance

This guest post is by Lior Levin. Optimizing the databases of your WordPress blog sounds like it might be a difficult task, but it’s a lot easier than it sounds. In most situations it can be done in just one or two clicks—no need for complicated steps or terminology. You’re probably wondering why you would [...]

8 Tips for Using Quotes and Dialogue in Your Blog Posts

This guest post is by Aman Basanti of Quotes and dialogue are one of the most powerful tools in the writer’s toolbox. They bring your writing to life. They give your piece voice and make the words jump off the page. As the famous writer Stephen King once said, “What people say often conveys their [...]