How to Land a Job as a “Resident Blogger”

This guest post is by Jane of Runaway Jane. I recently secured the position of Resident Blogger at PLUS Hostels, a large hostel and camp site chain based in Europe. I’d spent more than two years blogging on my independent travel blog RunawayJane.com, and that experience undoubtedly led to me securing this position. But it [...]

10 Cheap Survey Tools for Bloggers Who Want Answers

This guest post is by Neil Patel of Quick Sprout. Whether you want to write a persuasive post or a headline that grabs attention, or create a call to action that grows your RSS subscription count by 243%, you first have to understand who your reader is. So how do you go about finding this out? [...]

What to Do When Your Posts Aren’t as Good as they Seem in Your Mind

This guest post is by Amit Sodha of Unlimited Choice. Have you ever had an idea, a thought, or a burst of inspiration that, while it was still in your mind, sounded amazing? But, when you tried to articulate it on screen or paper, or in speech, it didn’t sound nearly so good? I’ve found [...]

How I’m Using Google+ to Create Content and Collaborative Opportunities on my Blogs

Google Plus has been a medium I’ve had a fascination with since Day 1, but it’s taken me a while to work out how to actually use it effectively in my blogging. I’ve tried a variety of things, including using it as a blog of sorts (making longer posts), for status updates (what I’m doing), [...]

4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why

This guest post is by Matt Setter of MatthewSetter.com. As bloggers, we’re all familiar with WordPress, whether as a self-hosted setup, or via WordPress.com. I think that, if you’re a blogger and you’ve not used it, then you’re likely in an odd minority. If you do a Google search for “blogging software,” WordPress will likely [...]

Six People Who Can Ease the Blogger’s Burden

This guest post is by John Preston of My Family Finances. Have you ever tried to explain to someone how to blog successfully? I have yet to find a satisfactory synopsis of the complicated juggling act that fellow bloggers have trained themselves to perform. I do know that somewhere in the nexus of critical roles [...]

The Blogger’s Essential WordPress Guide: 13 Top Tutorials

Over the last couple of months, we’ve taken a close look at WordPress here on ProBlogger. I know that many readers do use WordPress—either the free or paid version—and it’s the content management system of choice for many high-profile sites. I’ve been using it for years, and I’d have to say that it’s served me [...]

8 Killer Tactics to Grow Your Blog with LinkedIn

This guest post is by Josh Turner of LinkedSelling. Is your blog a business, or do you hope that it someday will be? If you answered yes, then you should consider refocusing some of your social media activities toward the world’s largest social network for business. That’s right, LinkedIn isn’t just for big companies or [...]