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You CAN Hire Blogging Help; Consider These Micro Jobs

If you are lucky enough to have a little extra money to invest in your blog, you are faced with the difficult challenge on how to use that money to best benefit your brand.  I’ve hired several people to take on “micro” blogging jobs in the past, each with varying degrees of success.  Let’s look at some of the positions you can hire for and the pros/cons that come along with each.

Social Media
This is the first area that many bloggers look to get some help with. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to hire a person who you can trust your brand with.  This is the equivalent of handing over your car or house keys to a stranger, so it is essential to research the person and have an in-depth interview with them.  The nice thing about hiring someone to assist with your blog’s social media efforts is that the ceiling is high and the metrics are trackable.  Heck, getting someone to manage your Facebook fan page alone can be a full-time job.  Set goals and keep an eye on your ROI.

Additional Bloggers
The more (strong) content your blog has the better, at least that’s with several recent studies have revealed.   When bringing on additional freelance bloggers, I recommend putting together a one-page style sheet.  The goal here is not to mimic the AP Stylebook, rather, it’s to reinforce what the blogger must accomplish with each post that they write. Read More

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5 Ways to Drive Visitors Away from your Blog

Writing great content is essential to attracting visitors to your blog and keeping them on your blog for more than a few seconds.  The last thing you want to do is drive them away before they even have a chance to read that great content.

If you want to drive people away from your blog quickly, do the five things listed below.  If you want people to stay on your blog long enough to read what you painstakingly wrote, avoid the five things listed below at all costs.

1. Frighten them with sound.

Want to drive people away from your blog faster than you can say ‘boo’?  Add an audio element to your blog and scare their pants off when they arrive!

2. Test their patience with slow loading images.

Want to really annoy people who visit your blog?  Fill your blog with images and don’t bother to save them to web-friendly sizes, so they take forever to load on screen.

3. Stop them in their tracks with barriers and gateways.

Want to put on the brakes before visitors can read a word of your content?  Require visitors to register with their names and email addresses to view your content or access parts of your blog.

4. Block your content with ads.

Want to really irk your visitors?  Cover your content with pop-up ads, floating ads, or expanding ads.  Not ready for interactive ads yet?  No problem.  Put so many ads on your blog that it’s impossible to find the real content amid the clutter.

5. Ignore them by never updating your content.

Perhaps the easiest way to drive visitors away from your blog is to do nothing at all.  That’s right!  Don’t bother updating your blog.  Don’t respond to comments.  Forget it exists, and visitors will, too.

What drives you away from a blog before you even take the time to read the content?  Leave a comment and air your grievances.  We’re celebrating Festivus early this year.

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10 Free Blogging Tools I Can’t Live Without

I use a lot of free and paid tools to help me as a blogger, and today I’m going to share 10 of the free blogging tools I can’t live without.  I had a hard time narrowing this list down to just 10 tools, but I think the following offers a diverse group of tools that every blogger should try.

Of course, I also can’t live without Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and many, many more free tools, but the list below includes a more diverse selection than just the most well-known and expected tools that you’d normally find in this type of list.  Note that this list is in no particular order.

So without further ado, here they are — 10 free blogging tools I can’t live without (or at least, that I don’t want to live without): Read More

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20 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Blog

volume knobIf you want your blog to be successful, then you need to start thinking immediately about how your blog is designed and configured.  In other words, the way your blog is set up could ruin your chances of building a successful blog.

With that in mind, following are 10 of the easiest and most common ways that people ruin their blogs.  Avoid them!

  1. Too many ads
  2. Blinding colors or colors that are too light to read
  3. Pop-up ads – make them go away! Read More

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