5 Essential Elements of a Successful Self-published Book

5 Essential Elements of a Successful Self-published Book

This guest post is by Srinivas Rao of BlogcastFM. Self-publishing is a hot trend.  People’s eyes are lit up by the possibility of actually making money from their content. But there’s more to it than throwing together a PDF, uploading it to Amazon, and waiting for a check to arrive in the mail. The most successful [...]

How I Achieved a Zero Bounce Rate on My Blog

How I Achieved a Zero Bounce Rate on My Blog

This guest post is by Maria Peagler of SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com. How do you know if your blog visitors are finding what they need? Your first clue is your blog’s bounce rate. It’s the Google Analytics statistic that tells you what percentage of your visitors arrived at your site, looked around, and immediately left. It’s a clear [...]

How to Bore Your Readers to Death and Scare them Away

This guest post is by Jack Samuelson. Blogging is no joke. There are millions of blogs, probably hundreds of millions of bloggers, and billions of articles online. Still, that does not mean everybody can blog effectively and run their own blog with success. So what about all those unsuccessful bloggers? Is the lack of popularity [...]

A Basic Visual Design Guide for the Visually Incompetent

A Basic Visual Design Guide for the Visually Incompetent

This guest post is by Anabelle of Read, Write, Live. Have you ever woken up one day, looked at your blog’s header and other visual elements, and thought, “My, this is ugly!” You need a visual redesign. What to do? There are two solutions to this problem: you hire a designer to work on your [...]

Blogging Isn’t a Numbers Game: It’s a People Game

Blogging Isn’t a Numbers Game: It’s a People Game

Last month I had the privilege of attending one of the biggest events in Australia—the AFL (Australian Football League) Grand Final. For those of you outside Australia, it’s kind of like the Superbowl of Aussie football (without all the cool ads and wardrobe malfunctions…). Anyway, I was a guest (with my wife “V”) at the [...]

Got a Consulting Gig from Your Blog? Don’t Make this Big Mistake

This guest post is by Bill Zipp of Billzipponbusiness.com. You’re so excited! The blog you’ve been writing faithfully, the list you’ve been building consistently, the newsletter you’ve been sending out weekly just paid off. You got a call from a reader who’s asked about the Holy Grail of blogging success: consulting. When you actually talk [...]

How Small Blogs Became 6-figure Income Generators (and How You Can Do the Same)

This guest post is by Patricia Rodriguez of Adsgadget. From its early beginnings in 1993 to its inevitable rise in the last few years, blogging has become part of our daily lives. Almost everyone has a favorite blog, a blog that they read first thing in the morning while taking the coffee, or a blog [...]