What is the biggest mistake that Yaro Starek, John Chow, and Jonathan Milligan have made with blogging?
According to this post, it’s building an email list.
You may be wondering, “What will I do with an email list if I don’t intend on making money with my blog or won’t sell anything?”
The idea of a blog is to share ideas and make your thoughts known to a wider audience. Getting your readers to sign up to your mailing list will allow you to send them your latest posts straight to their emails.
Now that people are reading their emails more on their mobile devices (even spam), sending out updates to your email list helps keep your readers more engaged with your blog.
Later on, should you decide on making money with your blog, you already have an email list ready at your disposal. You can run email campaigns promoting your products and services for sale on your site.
Besides, building an email list is as easy as following the steps below.
Every blogger wants to be an influencer, but not everyone can reach the status enjoyed by those who got their foot in first. Today, the blogosphere is so crowded, with everyone trying to be someone online. Do you stand a chance to gain some influence?
However, you will probably have to do a lot of things differently. You’ll have to draw deep upon your creative well in order to jostle your way into an influential status. One of the things you can do to increase your influence is to go offline, get in touch with the real world, and organize local events. Doing so will expand your reach beyond the usual online suspects.
In this post, let’s look at specific things you can do to make your local events work out for you.
Video is such an effective form of visual content that it can hike up your sales.
According to this study by Conductor and Invodo, video viewers are 1.6x more likely to purchase than non-video viewers.
The link contains a free downloadable white paper on how to create SEO-friendly video content to improve your rate of investment.
By downloading the resource, you will understand:
- how to refine your buyer’s journey with your video content
- what “video green fields” mean and how to take advantage of them
- what tags to include in your video sitemap to make them more discoverable
This white paper is the second part of Conductor’s video SEO research. We covered the first part on this blog in this post.
Good Monday morning to you all.
Here are the job board highlights from which you can choose the best jobs to apply for. Have a great week ahead!
Yoffie Life seeks an experienced freelance copy editor for 10-15 short health and wellness articles (400 words/article) and miscellaneous promotional copy every week.
Long-term, flexible, and consistent work — 5-10 hours per week
Super Bowl is more than just a sporting event. Its halftime shows and commercials have drawn millions of viewers to the spectacle.
Super Bowl 49 is no different. The game between the Seattle Jawhawks and New England Patriots was a close battle that was ultimately determined by ‘The Call.’
But everybody was just as excited at the current batch of ads to air throughout the game. Excited enough that websites like Marketing Land and Mashable did a live blog sharing their opinions about the commercials.
Quick question: what’s the longest marriage on record this year in the country?
This distinction goes to Dale and Alice Rockey of Olathe, Kansas upon winning this year’s title for the Longest Married Couple Project.
The couple was married on December 29, 1933. That’s a mind-boggling 81 years together.
This annual event was sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encourage (WWME), one of the first faith-based enrichment programs in the US.
The project aims to show that it is possible to have a long-lasting marriage. Difficult, but possible.
It’s no secret that marriage takes hard work, patience, perseverance, and lots of love. That’s what retirees shared about their happy marriage to their respective spouses conducted by gerontologist Karl Pillemer upon conducting the Marriage Advice Project.
Below are the insights he gathered:
- Follow your heart when choosing a spouse
- Use your head
- Look for someone with similar values
- Talk, talk, talk
- Tread carefully when discussing difficult topics
- Put your relationship first
- Lighten up on in-law relationships
- Stay out of debt
- Focus on small things to keep spark alive
- Enjoy intimacy
- Respect each other
Using these points above, we can apply the same thing between bloggers and their readers.
How are you faring after Super Bowl Sunday? Win or lose, I hope you’re all set for the week.
Here are some ads to look at – the job board highlights.
BloggingPro Job Board Highlights
Do you wake up in the middle of the night, screaming lines from your favorite movies into the dark? Do you spend every waking moment of your life thinking about video games, or breaking down the respective qualities of your favorite television shows?
No, no you don’t. No one does that. But if you DO like any of these three entertainment forms and have a knack for writing, Geek Binge wants you. They’re currently hiring a select group of writers to help out on their coverage on everything movies, TV, and video games. Read More
The success of an ecommerce site does not end with converting visitors into customers. In fact, making a sale is just the beginning.
You want to keep first-time customers in the buying cycle so they will keep purchasing from your website. Doing this will not only make them long-term clients, but also brand advocates. Their unwavering belief in your products and services can influence others into becoming your customers, thus helping you make more money in the long run.
These can be achieved by running a relationship-building campaign on social media.
This online channel has become a source of revenue. A study by J.D. Power & Associates reveals that 87 percent of customers were “positively impacted” by their online interaction with the brand. This goes to show how your social media activity can dictate the chances of leads and potential customers to purchase from your site.
If you have yet to tap the power of social media to leverage relationships with your target market into more sales, here are a few things to get you started.
Editor’s note: This post was written by Mickie E. Kennedy, founder of eReleases Press Releases Distribution based in Baltimore, MD.
- Keyword tool? Check.
- Long tail keyword? Check.
- Keywords at no more than 2.5% of total content? Check.
Congratulations. You’ve officially just set yourself up to write for a search engine. Read More
As a blogger, creating content is a priority.
Blog content creation involves a sophisticated process that lets you:
- Produce high-quality content that will engage your target audience
- Increase your reach by sharing content to the right online channels
- Plan your future content based on how your current content has performed
By following the process above, you will be able to develop a reader base that you can monetize and convert into your customers later on!
In order to successfully execute the process above, below is a checklist of things that you ought to do.