A Tale of Two Ebooks
11th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 24

A Tale of Two Ebooks

This guest post is by Alexis Grant of The Traveling Writer. During the last six months, I’ve published two ebooks: one that’s selling wonderfully, and another that flopped. Why did one succeed, while the other—at least in sales terms—didn’t? What was the difference? It wasn’t a beautiful cover, nor a ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Is Perfectionism Stalling Your Productivity?
10th of February 2012 Darren Rowse 49

Is Perfectionism Stalling Your Productivity?

We’ve all been there … You sit down to write a post. You get the opening line down, but half-way through the second sentence, you go back to tweak the first. A bit further on, you decide to chop up the paragraphs you’ve done so far and rearrange them … ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
6 Powerful Guest Post Tactics that No One’s Talking About
10th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 59

6 Powerful Guest Post Tactics that No One’s Talking About

This guest post is by Tom Ewer of Leaving Work Behind. Guest posting is a hot topic amongst startup bloggers. It is one of the most widely-adopted blog promotion strategies in existence, and has been made perhaps even more popular by the success of “serial” guest posters such as Danny ...more
Writing Content
How to Succinctly Report a Blog Issue to Tech Support
9th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 21

How to Succinctly Report a Blog Issue to Tech Support

This guest post is by Matthew Setter of Malt Blue. How often do you find it happening to you? You discover an issue with your site, or one of your community members emails you to tell you about it, and soon you start to see tweets about it too. Maybe it’s ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Make Your Blog Load Faster than ProBlogger: Part 2
8th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 35

Make Your Blog Load Faster than ProBlogger: Part 2

This guest post is by Devesh of WP Kube. A few months ago, I wrote a guest post here called How to Make Your Blog Load Faster than ProBlogger. Today, I’ll go into some more detailed advice to help you speed up your site even more. If you’re a blogger, ...more
Blog Design
How I Beat my Best Month Ever by Doing Something Good, Better [Case Study]
8th of February 2012 Darren Rowse 26

How I Beat my Best Month Ever by Doing Something Good, Better [Case Study]

Mid-December 2010: on my photography site, we launched a new campaign—our first ever 12 Days of Christmas promotion. The result was my biggest month of earnings ever up to that point. The idea was simple: offer discounts on 12 products over the 12 days leading up to Christmas. I used ...more
Case Studies
Six Steps to Make Sure Your Site Is Ready to Go Viral
7th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 58

Six Steps to Make Sure Your Site Is Ready to Go Viral

This guest post is by Nancy Sathre-Vogel of Family on Bikes. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Surely Google Analytics was confusing my site with another, way more popular site. There was no way my visitor numbers could be so high! And yet they were. One of my posts ...more
Blog Design
How to Handle Criticism: a Practical Guide
6th of February 2012 Darren Rowse 83

How to Handle Criticism: a Practical Guide

As bloggers, each of us has to deal with criticism. Blogging is a very public activity—almost all of us has the goal of gaining readers to our blogs—and the more people you reach, the more likely it is that you’ll hear criticisms. “You’re wrong…” “How can you say that? You ...more
Featured Posts
An Easy Way to Decrease Your Unsubscribe Rate
6th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 37

An Easy Way to Decrease Your Unsubscribe Rate

This guest post is by Michael Alexis of WriterViews. Frustrated with unsubscribes on your newsletter? You aren’t alone. Most of the metrics associated with our newsletters are fun to watch. Subscribe rate going up? Cool. Open rate rising? Awesome. Clickthrough rate skyrocketing? Yahoo! So, what is it about unsubscribe rates ...more
Blog Promotion