10 Hurdles I’ve Faced as a Blogger and How I Got Over Them

10 Hurdles I’ve Faced as a Blogger and How I Got Over Them

Last night while speaking at a small event here in Melbourne I was asked to identify the most common hurdles that bloggers face in building profitable blogs. It was a tricky question to answer – not because there are not many hurdles… but because there are so many and each blogger seems to face their [...]

Is Blogging Still Relevant in a World of Social Media? [6 Reasons Why I Think It Is]

“How relevant is blogging for today in a world of so many types of social media?” I must hear this question – or a variation of it – at least once a week. So I thought I’d open it up for some discussion to the wider ProBlogger community. What do you think? My feeling is [...]

Bloggers To Watch: Jen Bishop talks about how to become a full-time blogger

Bloggers To Watch: Jen Bishop talks about how to become a full-time blogger

Jen Bishop is the creative force behind Interiors Addict, the leading Australian blog dedicated to interiors and home wares. She was made redundant a year into starting her blog and was accidentally thrust into the world of full-time blogging. I’ve loved watching her journey. She started off with a hobby blog on Tumblr and now [...]

11 Characteristics I Look for When Hiring Writers for My Blogs

Two months ago I went through the process of hiring a small group of writers to write weekly tutorials for Digital Photography School. I’ve written about the process of how I hire writers previously here on Problogger but today want to share some of the qualities I look for in the writers I hired this [...]

Building a Blog Brand, Posting Frequency and Choosing a Niche [Speed Q&A]

In our most recent webinar we had 700 questions submitted by attendees – many of which we simply didn’t have time to cover. Here are 3 of those questions and some quick answers. How to Build a Brand for Your Blog “What is the most important rule of thumb for building a brand?” – David [...]

3 Simple Questions to Understand Why Your Affiliate Promotions Are Not Converting

I had an email this morning from a blogger who has built a great loyal readership to their blog and who has been attempting to monentize that readership lately by doing some affiliate promotions on that blog. The problem – nobody is buying anything that they promote. I spent a few minutes on Skype with [...]

What Fears Have You Overcome as a Blogger?

What Fears Have You Overcome as a Blogger?

Many times when I speak to new bloggers (or Pre-Bloggers) and ask them what might be holding them back from taking their blogs to the next level (or holding them back from starting blogging) the response I get is around ‘fear’. What if nobody reads? What if I can’t write well? What if people laugh… [...]

Attend the ProBlogger Training Event Virtually

Attend the ProBlogger Training Event Virtually

Are you looking for a little inspiration and guidance in your blogging as you head into the rest of 2013? The Problogger Training Event Virtual Pass could be just what you need. In March this year when I announced the 2013 ProBlogger Event I did so quite nervously because we’d book a venue with 450 [...]

Blog like Hemingway: 5 Writing Tips to Improve Your Blog

Blog like Hemingway: 5 Writing Tips to Improve Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Victoria Elizabeth, writer for the Ometria Blog. If Ernest Hemingway were around today, he would have made an excellent blogger. From online news sites to individual industry experts and straightforward enthusiasts, people are using blogs as a way to attract consumers to their goods, services and information. With all [...]