Due to the nature of my multiple projects, I get many questions from readers and bloggers which I try to address in as much detail as I can. Some questions are asked so often that it makes sense to answer them in an article. Three of the more frequent questions: How much does it cost […]
Blogging Tips and Tricks from Ann Smarty
Blogging has become one of the most important methods of establishing a voice of authority on the web today. Providing a platform for your content, a solid blog acts as a central hub of information for your followers, potential customers, readers, and more. It also gives you a stable foothold to expound on your expertise, showing others what you know about your industry, and how you can help them.
Many blog owners have begun to question the validity of blogging thanks to the prevalence of websites now cornering what used to be a niche medium. Despite a highly saturated market, however, blogs have established a greater “street cred” than we ever could have imagined. Blogs aren’t just entertainment venues or personal journals any longer. They are educational; they change minds and hearts, inform, and connect.
For anyone trying to generate an online income, blogging also leads to profit. Monetizing your site can be a chore, but one well worth the effort. Content is a unique way to draw the traffic you need to attract affiliate registrations, spur PPC campaigns, or just generate leads that are converted through on or off-site product sales. Plenty of bloggers have ended up releasing their own books, product lines, or patented services, for example.
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We love quoting: Some phrases are so cool that you just can’t help sharing… Or sometime you just need to confirm what you are saying (referring to a source). In any way, if you are creating content, you are probably quoting a lot. And here’s a fresh idea for you: Use images to quote! There […]
An article full of bite-sized tips always goes well because readers always find something to take home. If you make those bite-sized tips tweetable right from the page, it goes even better! And if you get a bunch of contributors on board to submit those tips (and help promote that article once it goes live), […]
We know too well that in order to succeed online we need to create great sharable and linkable content. What many of us are missing though is that we may already have loads of great content piling up which we once created, promoted and then moved on. That content is the huge asset we should […]
What does a usual content marketing training lack? Practice Fun and Play Motivation… We are going to change it! Meet our FREE content marketing training experiment: #MBUstorm challenge! Here’s how we are re-defining content marketing training: We encourage you to brainstorm content ideas for 30 days, every day, using MyBlogU brainstorm section Once you are […]
Blogging tours are so much fun! I always feel nostalgic for those 100%-blogging days back when all I did was writing articles all.the.time. That was the time of participating in blogging contests, enrolling into blogging tours and carnivals, doing lots of guest posts a week and much more. That’s why I was so happy to […]
Ann’s note: The following is a guest post by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg of sustainablog. It’s a great follow-up to my previous post The Guest Blogging Fails: Again (Video + Infographic). It’s also a great example of what pushes people off guest blogging and why. Let’s not let the spammers win! Let’s stop the guest blogging spam! […]