Call-to-Action 101: Why they’re important and how to use them
26th of October 2013 Guest Blogger 26

Call-to-Action 101: Why they’re important and how to use them

This is guest contribution from Michael Kuhlmann. Would you like to increase your readership? How about boosting downloads for your latest white paper or newly-launched digital product? The secret to success sometimes lies in the obvious. While you may have placed a sign-up field for your newsletter or added a new ...more
Writing Content
How to Beat Amazon eBook Competition
24th of October 2013 Guest Blogger 36

How to Beat Amazon eBook Competition

This is a guest contribution from The Blogger, Greg Narayan. If you’ve tested your luck in the eBook industry you probably have noticed one thing: the scene is a total mess. While it takes years to publish a hard cover novel, we can now whip off a PDF eBook in the ...more
Writing Content
How Posting a Humble ‘Selfie’ Grew Traffic, Shares and Comments on a New Blog
23rd of October 2013 Darren Rowse 66

How Posting a Humble ‘Selfie’ Grew Traffic, Shares and Comments on a New Blog

Two months ago my wife, Vanessa, started to blog. It is something she’s been planning for some time and with a little encouragement and some design help from Shayne, we set up at Style and Shenanigans. The blog is in its very early days and Vanessa is still finding her ...more
Blog Promotion
The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Interviews For Your Blog
22nd of October 2013 Guest Blogger 28

The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Interviews For Your Blog

This is a guest contribution by Kelly Gregorio. As an active blog owner, chances are you strive to produce content that is engaging, relevant and most important, fresh. Right? Switching up your content’s style and delivery can keep readers’ interest and may even make the experience of producing content more exciting. ...more
Writing Content
30 Lessons from Selling $30 Million Worth of eBooks
19th of October 2013 Shayne 38

30 Lessons from Selling $30 Million Worth of eBooks

This is a guest contribution from our very own Shayne Tilley. Before you hit me up for a loan, let me preface this post. That number represents eBooks sold in for various masters and partners in the last decade. Yes there are a couple of mine in there, but it’s ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Behind the Scenes – My Low Tech Editorial Schedule
18th of October 2013 Darren Rowse 59

Behind the Scenes – My Low Tech Editorial Schedule

How do you organise and plan your posts? Do you have an editorial calendar? I like to keep things fairly informal but do use a spreadsheet to help me keep more organised than I used to. Here’s how it looks for dPS: The left two columns are my blog posts. ...more
General
The Secret To Growing Your Blog to Its Potential
17th of October 2013 Darren Rowse 82

The Secret To Growing Your Blog to Its Potential

I recently had a blogger sidle up to me at a conference and ask me to share ‘the secret’ technique that would allow see their blog grow to its potential. While the blogger was asking with tongue planted firmly in his cheek (he understood that there was no single thing ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
When Not Completing Things Might Be Good For Your Blog
16th of October 2013 Darren Rowse 31

When Not Completing Things Might Be Good For Your Blog

I’ve had a big mind-shift in my blogging, since I started 10 years ago… and I barely noticed that it happened. I’ve gone from being someone who completed things to becoming someone who never quite completes things…. but in a good way. Let me explain. When I first started blogging ...more
General
DISCUSS: Does Your Blog Focus More Heavily Upon Information, Inspiration or Interaction?
15th of October 2013 Darren Rowse 44

DISCUSS: Does Your Blog Focus More Heavily Upon Information, Inspiration or Interaction?

I’d love to get some discussion around this question today. Does your blog focus more heavily upon Information, Inspiration or Interaction? A year ago I wrote a post in which I talked about we I use a combination of Information, Inspiration and Interaction focused posts to engage with readers over ...more
Reader Questions