Just like any other online entrepreneur, bloggers need to be aware of their finances to be successful. This is true even if your primarily freelance: in that case, your business is simply yourself. A strong financial plan is an important component of succeeding as an independent business person. Whether your just getting started or you’ve been at it for a while, you can follow these smart finance tips for bloggers to make sure you’re on top of your game. [Read more…]
With the help of tools like Google Analytics, it’s now possible to monitor the analytics of any website and marketing campaign thoroughly. Many webmasters around the world believe unique visitors is the only statistic worth considering, however, other important metrics need considering, too.
If you are looking to take your blog to the next level, it’s important these metrics are monitored closely so you know how much more effort you need to put in to get there. The following stats are deemed to be some of the most important when it comes to traffic, customer conversion and sales. [Read more…]
Being a top blogger is no easy task. After all, thought leaders and tastemakers aren’t born overnight; it takes time, persistence, and a heavy dosage of motivation in order to achieve that status and following. While we might think of getting more shares on our blog like a scientific process, there’s a lot of common mistakes people overlook in building their audience. [Read more…]
A decade ago the term blog was typically reserved for stay-at-home-moms and tech enthusiasts. Blogs were largely seen as forms of online diaries. Sure, some blogs were interesting to read but at that point in time they were not viewed as an integral component of brand success.
Fast forward ten years and the blogging landscape has changed dramatically. Now, every company across every landscape creates blog content – there are even fan blogs devoted to companies. To launch a company without a content marketing arm, regardless of industry, would raise eyebrows among audiences. Today’s audiences know that they can seek out brand blogs for tips, insights, behind-the-scenes views, and inspiration.
The principle of Occam’s Razor states that the simplest answer is most likely the correct answer. This truism may be applied to nearly anything in life, including the blogging arena.
How would we simplify the components of a successful blog? Surely there must be a formula that will work for anyone, right?
And there is … sort of. It’s not so much a precise formula that consists of clear steps to follow, but more a particular personality trait that every highly successful blogger has managed to identify and express in his or her commentaries. [Read more…]
Food blogging has mushroomed in recent years so nowadays readers have more choice than ever. While everyone loves food, no one likes seeing similar types of blogs, much like no one likes eating the same thing every day. If you want your food blog to succeed, it needs to have to define features to distinguish itself from countless others on the web. Here are several simple ways that you can use to spice up your food blog and retain readers:
The problem that most bloggers suffer from is leaving their old blog posts to dry.
Think of your blog posts as seeds you’ve planted in your backyard. You used the right soil to tuck them in, exposed them with the right amount of sunlight, and watered them on a regular basis. At one point, you see the seeds grow into a sprout with a promise of becoming a plant someday.
However, after time passes, you’ve moved on to planting other seeds and abandoning the old ones you’ve planted. Soon, the sprout will wither and be forgotten into oblivion. [Read more…]
Running a successful blog requires more than just knowing how to write content and how to communicate with your readers. In fact, many successful bloggers might say that the ‘technical part’ of their project probably had a bigger impact on their success compared to the content they provided to their visitors. Regardless what sort of blog you are hosting, there is one thing for certain – as you gain more popularity, you’ll need to revise your hosting plan and consider paying more for better services and hardware resources. But what is the best money can get? The answer to this question is, surprisingly, quite simple – dedicated server hosting. [Read more…]
If the goal of your blog is to strike a chord with as many people as possible, you’re probably spending a lot of time researching which topics and subject matters are best. Well, if you’re launching a blog in the near future, there are a few topics that are all-but guaranteed to produce results.
Five Topics the Internet is Ravenously Consuming
You may think that everyone is unique and has their own personal preferences, but the truth is that people raised in the midst of similar circumstances will ultimately cling to the same things. Sure, we all have our own unique differences, but we all spend time thinking about and talking about common topics when it’s all said and done. [Read more…]
If you want to succeed with your blog, you need to invest in it. You can’t just sign up on a free blogging platform and use free services and expect to rake in money.7
Just like a good investment, you need to put your hard-earned cash to work on your blog to see incredible returns.
The question now is, how much should you spend on setting up your blog?
This is an issue that ‘s been bugging people’s minds. Blogging gurus are always trumpeting how important it is to buy this and that for your blog, but doesn’t say the exact cost of what you’re supposed to spend on. The cost is significant especially for newbie bloggers who want to start off on the right track but don’t know where to start regarding expenses.
Just like you, we will put up or shut up!
In this post, we will settle once and for all the exact amount that you should shell out for a high-performing blog.