Posts Tagged ‘blog tips’
Editor’s note: This post was written by Gary Dek, the blogger behind www.StartABlog123.com as well as a dozen other niche sites. He offers amateur and professional bloggers digital marketing advice relating to building sustainable online businesses.
It only takes people a few seconds to decide if they want to browse a site further than the homepage. In an age where every website has dozens of direct competitors, it is critical to get people to stop and read your content. A clean and elegant design coupled with easy navigation, simple blog structure, and immensely useful content can lower your bounce rate and improve user interaction.
By focusing on the user experience, this article will provide you with ideas that can be implemented to enhance your readers’ experience so that they will want to continue reading and share your work. Here are some blog design tips to help you achieve this. Read More
The challenge of earning more money almost always comes down to getting more things done. This sounds simple, but it can be a huge hurdle for many. As many freelancers are aware, the very nature of freelancing is that your income is dependent on great productivity. This is the main reason why so many blogs and websites focus on instruction for increasing productivity.
Despite these resources, many actually fail to cover how to end your working day to enable yourself to be more productive the following day. Many successful freelancers are aware that setting the stage for a productive day actually happens the evening before. This can be done with a number of simple tasks. Establishing these good working habits will enable you to finish work and relax in the evening, while helping improve your productivity in the morning. Read More
It’s a fairly common misconception that blogs are for stay-at-home moms and students who want to keep a public diary. This simply is not the case, however. More than 60 percent of businesses have their own blog, and more than 40 percent of those companies attract business as a direct result of said blog.
As a blogger, your job is more than just writing and sharing your opinion. It’s to let the world know that your blog exists. While the concept might initially sound intimidating, you can publicize your blog fairly easily using these five tips. Read More
A blog holds great business potential and an increasing number of small business owners are realizing the value of blogs for building brand establishment and providing increased levels of customer engagement. But creating and running a successful business blog is not simply a matter of setting up some web hosting, using a generic blog template, and throwing in some average content. There will need to be some serious planning, strategy, and resourcefulness in place if a small business ever hopes to provide a blog that will generate measurable results.
A small business blog needs to avoid certain marketing mistakes that could result in instant failure. There are 3 prime errors that many new business blogs fall foul of that leave a blog stranded, starved, and instantly obsolete.
The Business Blog Survival Guide
Here are 3 common mistakes small business blogs need to be careful of… Read More
This is a guest post from Ines Maric, an Internet marketing consultant, blogger and an avid reader of everything related to marketing and psychology.
I love writing. I always did and always will. But here’s the catch – there’s no guarantee that if you love something, you’ll automatically be good at it. Just take a look at your cousin who just won’t stop singing… That’s another story, though. I’m here to share 5 (and some more!) great, great things I learned from Brian Clark, probably one of the best bloggers of all time.
On his blog, Brian shares his insights about much- needed blogging skills, writing great articles, completely removing writer’s block, creating attention-grasping pieces of content and the best ways to make blogs kick butt. I’ve been reading CopyBlogger.com for quite a while, and can proudly announce that my eyes have seen most of the words written by Clark and other great contributors that share their blogging secrets on the site.
Although it’s quite hard to choose only 5 things I learned from these great writers (it sounds cheesy, but I cannot help myself), it would be very hard and time-consuming for me to write all 1,001 lessons learned. Read More
This is a guest post by Claudia Gonella, an active real estate blogger covering international real estate in Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica and Panama.
What’s the goal of business blogging? To trade your words for attention and sales. But the ‘selling’ must be done indirectly. A blog full of overly promotional posts, or a ‘catablog’â€™ with post after post featuring a product or service is not going to make the grade. Successful business blogs build credibility with their readers by providing them with value. Do this for long enough and you’ll cultivate such a strong relationship with your readers that when theyâ€™re ready to buy they wonâ€™t even think about contacting one of your competitors.
Here are some practical examples of how to use blogging to increase the profits in your business. Our sector is overseas property, but the insights hold true for other business categories. Five years ago we started a real estate blog and it has had a transformative effect on our business. Here are 4 changes we made, and how they added to our bottom line. Read More