Blogging

Using AppSumo to find the best marketing tools

If you run any sort of online business, you’ve probably noticed that the tools you need in order to do it well quickly start to add up to a lot of monthly payments. So I want to talk a bit about AppSumo, and why you should be on their mailing list. AppSumo is a “deal […] Continue Reading

Pinterest For Bloggers: A Strategy That Really Works

If you’ve been paying any attention to the blogging world, you’ll probably have read that Pinterest for bloggers is a magical source of almost unlimited free traffic. Now that’s not entirely untrue, Pinterest can result in some great traffic. The problem is that most of the articles are written by people that got lucky with […] Continue Reading

Registering a domain for your blog

Once you’ve picked a name for your blog, you need to register a domain name for it. A domain name is the thing that someone types in to find your blog on the web. “Google.com” or “Facebook.com” are famous examples of domain names, and you need your own. I’ve talked before about how important it […] Continue Reading

Writing a great blog post

Writing a great blog post is a skill for sure, but one that anyone can learn. Your ability to write beautiful prose doesn’t really matter, you just need to find the formula that works for your audience and then stick to it. There are a few things that you can pick up straight away: Write […] Continue Reading

Designing a great blog logo cheaply

Your logo matters. You’ll hear people banging on about “style over substance” or saying that it doesn’t matter what your blog looks like, as long as the content is good. Those people are idiots. Yes, you need good content. But if people aren’t reading it, who cares what you’re writing? Everyone has heard the saying […] Continue Reading