How Early Should You Monetize Your New Blog?
13th of April 2013 Darren Rowse 97

How Early Should You Monetize Your New Blog?

A common question that I get is ‘how early should I begin to monetize my blog‘. I understand the concern behind the question – some bloggers certainly like to build their audience before they introduce monetization and you do need readers before whatever monetization model you choose will work – ...more
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DISCUSS: How do you Keep your Content Fresh, Interesting and Engaging?
12th of April 2013 Darren Rowse 53

DISCUSS: How do you Keep your Content Fresh, Interesting and Engaging?

Over on our Facebook page last week Kim Hill-MacCrone asked a question that I thought might be a good one to discuss with the wider ProBlogger readership. How do you Keep your Content Fresh, Interesting and Engaging? It is a question I get asked quite a bit and know is ...more
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What does it take to Succeed?
11th of April 2013 Guest Blogger 16

What does it take to Succeed?

This guest post is by Tommy Walker of Inside The Mind.  We often look outside of ourselves when we ask “What does it take to succeed?” Surely, others know more about success than you, so following their advice will lead to success. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and while I ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
A Key to Building a Sustainable Online Personal Brand
10th of April 2013 Darren Rowse 49

A Key to Building a Sustainable Online Personal Brand

Recently I was part of a panel to launch a new book by Trevor Young called ‘Micro Domination‘. In the book Trevor identifies a number of what he calls ‘Micro Mavens‘ – including people like Chris Brogan, Jonathan Fields, Marie Forleo, Chris Guillebeau, Trey Ratcliff, Pamela Slim, Gary Vaynerchuk (and ...more
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The Only Real Way to Learn About Blogging
9th of April 2013 Darren Rowse 49

The Only Real Way to Learn About Blogging

… is to start a blog and use it. The barriers to entry into blogging are low – you can start a blog in minutes using a tool like WordPress.com. In setting it up and hitting publish on your first blog post you’ll learn so much. In your first week ...more
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15 Years Blogging And Still Learning
8th of April 2013 Guest Blogger 54

15 Years Blogging And Still Learning

A Guest Post by Chris Brogan from Human Business Works I started my first blog back in 1998, when it was called journaling. It was on some Geocities site whose name I no longer remember. From there, I moved to Tripod, and then to Blogger, a quick side-step into another ...more
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Mastering the Upsell
5th of April 2013 Shayne 16

Mastering the Upsell

Everyone’s heard of the term ‘would you like fries with that‘ – it’s probably the most famous upsell of all time. The fast food industry are not the only ones working the upsell magic. Retail, supermarkets and yes online are all over it. There’s two common terms used in the ...more
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4 Key Stats to Monitor the Health of Your Blog
4th of April 2013 Shayne 32

4 Key Stats to Monitor the Health of Your Blog

As a blogger spare time can be pretty hard to come by. Your focus, as it should be, is about creating great content and engaging with your community — leaving little capacity for the ‘other’ things that need to be done. Add the fact that a lot of us prefer ...more
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snapnfood
3rd of April 2013 Shayne 10

From Spark to Sale in 18 Days

Some of you will know that Darren has just headed off for a well earned 10 day break. While enjoying his holiday, Darren has bravely given me the keys to ProBlogger to share a collection of posts – with of course the one condition that I don’t scare you all away :) ...more
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