How To Write Content That Promotes Itself: 4 Steps To Crafting Contagious Articles

How To Craft a Contagious Article

Content promotion is a new drug. “You should spend 20% of your time creating content and 80% of your time promoting it”, – I don’t know who was the first to say that, but the whole content marketing world had gone crazy ever since. That’s because it sounds like the answer to all your problems. The reason you’re not getting traffic is not because your content is poor, but because you don’t promote it enough. And so thousands of bloggers went writing mediocre articles and using every promotion tactic they know to distribute them. I’m sorry, but things don’t really work this way…

Follow the Yellow Brick Road… to Making Money with a Blog

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The journey of making money with a blog is a lot like the movie “The Wizard of Oz”. Dorothy found herself in the amazing land of Oz (The Internet), but she also needed to find her way to see the Wizard (Profitability) so he could help her get back home. Before finding the Wizard, Dorothy first needed to know where to look. Fortunately she landed in the right place when she got to Oz and the munchkins told her all she needed to know, which was to ‘follow the yellow brick road’. With Toto (Wordpress) along her side, she set out to find the Wizard. Of course there was a lot of distractions and obstacles along the way, such as running into the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion (Blogging Authorities and Friends in the Industry). There were even run in’s with the Wicked Witch and her scary army (Google Penalties and Black Hat Methods).

5 Effective SEO Tips to Drive Tons of Traffic to Your Websites

5 Effective SEO Tips

Traffic is the lifeblood for any profitable website. Unfortunately most beginners don’t know how to optimize their web pages for search engines. And they give up when they don’t see any traffic growth on their sites. Organic traffic can grow your efforts into something authoritative, BIGGER and most often profitable. But what SEO tactics should you use? Where do you actually begin? Let’s take a look at a few effective SEO tips to increase your overall search traffic.

How to Diversify Your Blog Content with Different Forms of Expert Interviews

Diversify Expert Interviews

For every well written blog post you write, readers can find a dozen just like it (covering the same topic), and probably just as helpful. It’s time that we diversify and stand out. It’s time that we offer something more than useful advice and tools: It’s time that we explore more formats, packages and marketing channels! One way to diversify your editorial calendar is to offer expert insights from outside contributors.

6 Top E-commerce WordPress Plugins You Shouldn’t Ignore

Six Top Ecommerce WordPress Plugins

Setting up an online store is simple with help from WordPress and its available plugins. The WordPress plugin library contains a number of options for simplifying your ecommerce back-end management and automating your sales process. The best plugins work seamlessly with payment processing options, integrate with other WordPress plugins, provide in-depth reporting features, and offer security for both you and your customers.

How To Be a Tumblr Titan [Infographic]

How to Crush it on Tumblr

Even though there are many blogging and publishing platforms online, the advantage of Tumblr is its simple yet visually appealing aesthetic, its flexibility and the fact that it acts as a social networking site as well. Tumblr looks great on smart phones too, have a look at some of their mobile device friendly themes. Since social media plays a pivotal role in internet marketing and search engine optimization, blogs hosted on Tumblr benefit from the advantage of the juicy link empire of Tumblr by default.

How to Practically Guarantee Your Email List Will Double in the Next 90 Days

The Secret to Doubling Your Email List

Let’s face it. You would love to double your email list in the next 90 days. But there are so many different things you could do to grow your list, you don’t know where to start. You’re overwhelmed. Instead of trying to do a ton of different tactics to grow our email list, it’s smart to focus on 1 or 2 key things that’ll give us the most bang for our buck. Get clear on your goal, pick a tactic you know will work – because it’s worked for you or someone else in the past – and one that feels like a good fit for you, and run with it.