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Simple SEO tips tips all new bloggers need to know

I need to be honest up front about SEO. It’s not my area of expertise. My Google traffic has risen well over the last 18-24 months across all of my businesses, but it has not yet exploded. As a result, I don’t want to try to wing it and end up giving you bad advice. […] Continue Reading

Picking the best mailing list service for bloggers

This isn’t a post to explain why you should be building an email list. If you’re still not sure of that, head over to the article on growing a mailing list and start with that. But you do need a mailing list, and getting people on to it should be the primary focus of your […] Continue Reading

Use guest posts to grow your influence

Hopefully you’re blogging, and blogging hard. If not, why not? It was the first step. Go back and do that! Once you start to build up a decent amount of content on your blog, you can start looking at ways to further increase your influence. Guest posting for increased influence One way of doing this […] Continue Reading

Using Fiverr to quickly prototype ideas

When you’re putting together a business or product, there will be stuff that isn’t in your skillset. That might be graphic design, video production, website edits, audio balancing or any one of thousands of things you’ll need to deal with. Sometimes you’ll have friends that can help out, and that’s great. Use them first. Call […] Continue Reading

Running contests to increase your subscribers

Once you’ve got a mailing list up and running (and engaged…), you can start using them to increase it further without making effort yourself. How? It’s easy. Run a contest, and reward people for encouraging others to join. Let me explain. Creating a leaderboard contest with Viral Loops First sign up with Viral Loops, a […] Continue Reading

Keeping an email list fresh and engaged

Building a big email list is important. If you manage it well it will become your most valuable asset. Keeping it fresh and active can be hard though. You’re busy, you might not always have news to share, and it just gets pushed back and back until it’s been months since you talked to your […] Continue Reading