The Win – Win Scenario: Holding Successful Blog Contests
31st of May 2010 Darren Rowse 34

The Win – Win Scenario: Holding Successful Blog Contests

A guest post by Jodi Friedman from MCP Actions. Do you have contests on your blog? Do you ever wonder why so many blogs are doing contests now? One of the reasons is that, when done right, they are a win-win scenario. You can increase your traffic and readership, create ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Top 10 Blogosphere Trends + 10 Great List Posts
30th of May 2010 Kimberly Turner 21

Top 10 Blogosphere Trends + 10 Great List Posts

Each week, Regator brings you a list of the ten stories bloggers have been writing about most during the previous seven days (click any trend to see a list of posts about it). And while blogging about the week’s hottest topics may help you snag some new readers, it also puts you squarely in the center of a massive crowd, all talking about the same subject. That’s why, along with the top ten lists, I always give examples of posts that covered the week’s top stories in interesting ways.We’ve already looked at interesting formats that can inspire you and add variety to your blog. Today, we’ll look in more detail at one of those formats: list posts. Writing a list post is the assignment for Day 2 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Workbook because (among other reasons) list posts are scannable, succinct, visually attractive, persuasive, and have a higher than average chance of going viral. If you’re new to this type of post, get some valuable tips by checking out “10 Steps to the Perfect List Post.”
Pro Blogging News
How to Turn Your Blog Into a Product Launch Engine <br />[Free 78 Minute Video Plus 4 Free Workbooks]
29th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 27

How to Turn Your Blog Into a Product Launch Engine
[Free 78 Minute Video Plus 4 Free Workbooks]

Over the last 18 months my blogging business has undergone a real shift in the way that I’m making money. While I first reached a six figure annual income 4-5 years ago based almost completely upon advertising revenue – in the last 18 months I’ve transitioned my business to close ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Pitch Bloggers – Make it a Win/Win/Win Situation
28th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 50

How to Pitch Bloggers – Make it a Win/Win/Win Situation

Here’s a quick tip for companies or individuals pitching to bloggers to link to their products, services, events, sites etc: Make it a Win/Win/Win interaction! A Quick Story Yesterday I was pitched to on my photography blog by a company running training events for photographers. They felt that they had ...more
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Wibiya Toolbar [First Impression Review]
27th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 70

Wibiya Toolbar [First Impression Review]

Over the last week I’ve been trialling the Wibiya Toolbar on my photography blog. For those of you unfamiliar with it it is a little toolbar that appears at the bottom of the browser of those who visit your blog which allows them to do a variety of tasks. You ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Join the Third Tribe Before the Price Changes
26th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 14

Join the Third Tribe Before the Price Changes

If you’re struggling to find your place in this internet marketing game and feel torn between the hype and obnoxious tactics of some of the traditional internet marketers and the ideals, principles and yet lack of profitability of many of the social media purists… you just might want to check ...more
Pro Blogging News
How To Convert Blog Readers To Paying Customers
26th of May 2010 Dave Navarro 37

How To Convert Blog Readers To Paying Customers

You work hard to build your blog through traffic and content strategies, but are you working equally as hard at converting readers into paying customers? As Darren demonstrated during his week-long, $72,000 ebook launch, having your own product available for sale can help you generate an impressive revenue stream. To ...more
Other Income Streams
6 Powerful Life Hacks for Bloggers
25th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 49

6 Powerful Life Hacks for Bloggers

A Guest Post by David Turnbull of Adventures of a Barefoot Geek Life hacking has evolved to mean many things but at its core it’s a term for geeks to describe their love of using tech skills to save time, automate boring tasks and confuse people with their array of ...more
Writing Content
Why Professional Writers Need a Blog.  Or Not.
24th of May 2010 larrybrooks 41

Why Professional Writers Need a Blog. Or Not.

A guest post by Larry Brooks of Storyfix.com Pardon the cryptic title.  Not trying to sound hip or flip.  Just going straight at it. Today’s title is literal.  Rather than the traditional try for a killer hook, what you see above is actually the point. Not recommended as a default ...more
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