Blog Wise Tip 6: Build a Productive Team

“Have you ever merged together four different companies with four different partners, and employees from one company and another company?” asks Brian Clark of Copyblogger.net. “Oh my goodness, it was quite stressful.” But, he adds, now that the transition’s complete, “It’s amazing to me, what we can do.” All of the bloggers we spoke to [...]

Blog Wise Tip 5: Manage Distractions

Given their productivity levels, you might think that A-list bloggers don’t get distracted. The truth, as the interviews in Blog Wise show, is that they’ve learned to deal with distractions so that they don’t rule the day. Distraction #1: Social media Is social media sucking up your time? Give yourself permission to spend a few [...]

Blog Wise Tip 4: Choose a Structure that Works for You

All the bloggers we spoke to as we researched Blog Wise had an opinion on structure. Even those, like Matt Kepnes of NomadicMatt.com, who doesn’t blog to regular schedules, noted that they had particular times that were good for certain work tasks, and particular times that tended to be less productive. Matt, in balancing his [...]

Blog Wise Tip 3: Plan for Productivity

Given all the tasks that can crop up on a blogger’s to do list, it’s no surprise that many of us struggle with task planning and control. Even the big-name bloggers we interviewed for Blog Wise grappled with these issues. Having realized the negative impacts of stress on her productivity, Amy Porterfield has adopted a [...]

Blog Wise Tip 2: Know Your Motivations

Every blogger has different motivations, but the interviews we completed as we developed Blog Wise showed how important it is to know what your motivations actually are. The bloggers we spoke to listed a range of motivations. The first was community and audience. Darren told us he’s motivated when he sees the community here at [...]

Blog Wise Tip 1: Diagnose Productivity Problems

Over the coming days, we’ll be presenting a series of pro blogging productivity tips that we’ve compiled using the advice of nine A-list bloggers we interviewed for Blog Wise, our new ebook on blogging productively. Today, let’s consider the question, “do you have a productivity problem?” In the blogosphere, it’s pretty easy to compare your [...]

Discover the Secrets of 9 Productive Bloggers: Blog Wise

79% of ProBlogger readers identify ‘finding time to blog’ as one of their biggest challenges. Last year I ran a survey among ProBlogger readers to identify what the biggest challenges that bloggers face are. A number of common themes emerged – one of the strongest can be summed up in these comments from readers: I [...]

Blog Smarter: 5 WordPress Plugins to Help You Make Money From Your Blog

This guest post is by Louise of MoneySupermarket.com. Why do we blog? Perhaps you feel you have things to say which the world would be interested in, or maybe you’re very passionate about a topic and your friends are sick of hearing you talk about it! I have a blog like that; it’s simply a [...]

Blog Smarter: Turn Your Blogging Skills into Successful Affiliate Promotions

This guest post is by Regine Becher of Syndicated Partners. Like most bloggers, you probably want to make some money from your blog. Chances are good you’ve tried things like writing product reviews or putting banners or links to affiliate products into your sidebar. But while many bloggers have mastered the “Art of Blogging” (or [...]

Blog Smarter: A Step-by-step Strategy to Boost Your AdSense Earnings

This guest post is by Daniel Scocco of DailyBlogTips.com. Let’s start with a question: What’s the single most important factor when it comes to making money with Google AdSense? It’s organic traffic (i.e. traffic from Google and other search engines). Here’s a simple example to illustrate the point. Suppose you have an online forum which [...]