The Real Truth About Why Your Blog Will Never Make Money

Your Blog Will Never Make Money

Every day hundreds (if not thousands) have the idea to start making money with a blog. While this is possible, it’s still very unlikely. Of the 300+ million blogs that are currently out there, I would say less than 1% of them actually make any real money (at least $1,000 per year).

Before we break down why your blog isn’t going to make money, we would first need to look at why people are starting blogs in the first place and to also think outside of the “wordpress training” and “make money online” niche blogs.

First thing first… it’s easy to make money in the “Wordpress Training” and “Affiliate / Make Money Online” space because everyone is kind of swapping the same information and we all have the same goal — which is to create a successful online business and make money. To make money in this space, all you need to do is look at successful sites and try to replicate their success and content, while building a brand following of your own.

5 Reasons Why GetResponse Really Satisfies (Interview with Abby Hartz)

GetResponse Email Stats

I’m here to share some reasons why GetResponse is my email marketing tool of choice. That isn’t to say that there are not other great providers out there. There are! This is a personal journey. Hopefully it provides you with some features to look for in your own providers, which can help to validate the decision you may have already made. This article provides you with some features to look for in any product or service you consider for your email marketing.

8 Social Media Dashboards Compared!

8 Social Media Dashboards Compared

Are you making the most out of your social media strategy? It goes beyond just having the latest and greatest tips at your disposal, or even posting every single day. Sure, both can help you, but you have to be able to measure your results to adjust your tactics and grow. You also need a way to post efficiently and quickly, or you will end up spending hours on your social marketing. Social dashboards are no longer a nifty luxury, but an absolutely essential tool. Even small blogs or websites should have some kind of dashboard to optimize their social postings, and scale their efforts based on the valuable metrics they provide. Knowing the popularity of these tools, they have been sprouting out of the ground like weeds. How do they measure up? Which one will be best for you? Here are eight of the biggest names compared.

10 Ways to Get People to Remember You and Your Blog

Relationship Marketing with Wade and Ileane

Relationship Marketing is a concept that some might have trouble grasping and some of you might be wondering what it’s all about. But my friend Wade Harman (who is also a guest blogger here) knows this topic inside-out. He hosts a weekly show on Google+ and has interviewed the most well known social media and search engine marketers on the planet including Jay Baer, Mark Schaefer, Rand Fishkin, Chris Brogan and even little ole me. In anticipation of the launch of his upcoming book, titled The Relationship Manifesto (pre-order it now) I’m pleased that Wade invited me to join him on his show. He knows how to bring out the best of his guests by asking the right questions. It’s a skill that he has mastered over time

How To Build A Blog That Makes You Look Like A Pro (Even If You’re A Clueless Amateur)

How to Blog Like a ProBlogger

Don’t you wish you could look like a problogger even though you are a total amateur? If someone reads your blog, chances are, they read other blogs too, right? Other blogs that probably talks about the same topics you talk about, wouldn’t you think? If that’s the case, how will you or your content, be remembered if you look like everyone else?

This post covers a few simple tips that can set you up for success.

Why You Should NEVER Focus on Blog Post Frequency and What to Do Instead

Don't Focus on Blog Post Frequency

One of the most common questions from bloggers is “how often should I update my blog?” to make it successful. If you’re a beginner, you’ll definitely mess up with your blog posting schedule and it’s really a daunting task to figure out the ideal blogging frequency. There are no rules in blogging. There’s no perfect number that drives lots of traffic to your blog posts. Deciding your posting frequency is one of the key factors that influences your blog’s success. But you’ve to decide which posting frequency works well for your audience. Try, test, fail and learn.

3 Job Boards for Bloggers Where Bloggers and Companies Meet

Three Job Boards for Bloggers

Blogging is a very lucrative activity. As a blogger, you can offer your services and be rewarded handsomely. You can either be paid to post on your blog or on your clients’ blog. Either way, there is money to be made. Today, there are some job boards for bloggers, which make it possible for us to easily seal writing deals with companies. Many companies are looking for bloggers to hire for many different types of blogging jobs.

25 Experts Share How to Get More Traction from Triberr [Infographic]

25 Experts of Triberr

Day by after, Triberr is turning out to be a must-use content curation tool for bloggers and small business marketers. Well, I tried several times but I just couldn’t resist from using this platform because it’s such a great source of traffic. Triberr can multiply your content reach and potentially help you get dozens of influential shares, especially on Twitter. So what is in it for you? You can learn, engage, share contents of other bloggers and build a strong bond of relationship that turns into their assistance to promote your own contents.