A Secret to Profitable Blogging – Trending Up Over the Long Haul

Over in my question box reader JoLynn Braley asked me:

“Was there a time when you first started blogging that you became despondent and thought about quitting? If so, what happened that gave you the confidence to keep going?”

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Why I Don’t Use AdSense on ProBlogger Anymore

One question that I’ve been asked regularly since launching of the redesign of ProBlogger is ‘why don’t you use AdSense any more?’

AdSense has been used by bloggers almost religiously to monetize their blogs over the last few years. It’s for good reason too – many bloggers make a lot of money from AdSense – however it doesn’t work well on every blog and bloggers should consider their options and experiment with a variety of other income streams to see which works best for them.
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Forget About Page Rank and Build a Better Blog

I get a lot of questions about Google’s Page rank and when it will update again.

I’m not sure if people think I look like Matt Cutts or whether they think I’ve got some inside word – but the question hits my inbox quite a lot.

So what’s my response these days?
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Make Money Online Blogs – Should You Start One and How to Choose a Profitable Topic

In today’s video post I want to respond to a reader’s email by talking a little about how to choose a niche topic for your blog.
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Getting to 1000 Visitors a Day, When to Go Pro, .Net or .Com and Lonely Bloggers – Reader Questions Answered

Today’s video is me tackling four questions from readers:

1. How long did it take to get to 1000 visitors a day (and how did I do it)? – submitted by Jason from Read a little more on anticipating what people will be searching for in my post Seasonal Traffic and How to Capture it for Your Blog.

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Take A Tour of ProBlogger HQ

“What does your blogging setup look like?”

This is a question I get quite a lot – so today I want to invite you to come along for a short tour of my home office.

It’s a fairly simple setup really although I do try to make it reasonably comfortable as I’m sitting in it for long periods of time each day.

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Who Does Your Blog Serve? The Secret to Sustainable Blogging

Who does Your Blog Serve?

In today’s video I take a look at two groups of people that a blog needs to benefit if it’s going to sustain itself for the long haul.
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First Impressions Matter on a Blog

First impressions matter in the day to day real life relationships that we all have. Like it or not, people are making decisions about who you are in the first few seconds that they meet you.

The same is happening when they come to your blog too!

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Stickify Your Blog

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