So You’re Making Money Blogging … Now What?
21st of June 2012 Darren Rowse 36

So You’re Making Money Blogging … Now What?

You’ve started a blog, written great content, engaged with readers … and now you’re making a little money at it. Congratulations! I started blogging seriously with the aim to make a living from it, but I know plenty of bloggers—probably the majority of those making money blogging—have less clear-cut ambitions ...more
Blogging for Dollars
How to Land a Job as a “Resident Blogger”
20th of June 2012 Guest Blogger 20

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 ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Titles That Work on ProBlogger—And Why
20th of June 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 33

Titles That Work on ProBlogger—And Why

Darren recently highlighted some of the posts that attract clicks at Digital Photography School. Many readers were interested to see the kinds of titles that do well here at ProBlogger, so today I thought I’d show you the posts that garnered a lot of traffic here in April. The top ...more
Writing Content
10 Cheap Survey Tools for Bloggers Who Want Answers
19th of June 2012 Guest Blogger 17

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 ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
7 Steps to Creating More Effective Reader Surveys
19th of June 2012 Guest Blogger 8

7 Steps to Creating More Effective Reader Surveys

This guest post is by AJ Kumar of Single Grain. The benefits of polling your readers and conducting good customer surveys have already been well-established in the blogging world.  Not only does this technique enable you to make better informed marketing decisions, gathering information via reader survey can help you to ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
What’s the “Right” Kind of Blog Traffic?
18th of June 2012 Darren Rowse 29

What’s the “Right” Kind of Blog Traffic?

As I was reviewing my analytics this week, it struck me that the universal desire for basically all of us is to grow traffic. We’d all like more traffic, all of the time. Having that goal in mind drives more than a few bloggers to try black-hat techniques, or to ...more
Blog Promotion
This Post Will Change the Way You Read Blogs. Guaranteed.
17th of June 2012 Guest Blogger 95

This Post Will Change the Way You Read Blogs. Guaranteed.

This guest post is by Timo Kiander of Productivesuperdad.com. Let me ask you this: how many RSS subscriptions do you have? 20? 50? 100? 250? I figured that the number you follow would be quite high. I used to follow almost 90 blogs through RSS. However, there is one big pain ...more
Be Productive
What to Do When Your Posts Aren’t as Good as they Seem in Your Mind
17th of June 2012 Guest Blogger 57

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 ...more
Writing Content
How I’m Using Google+ to Create Content and Collaborative Opportunities on my Blogs
16th of June 2012 Darren Rowse 37

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 ...more
Social Media