11th of January 2024 Darren Rowse

The Importance of Being Useful

Have you ever stumbled upon a blog that felt like it was speaking directly to you, solving a problem you didn’t even know you had? That’s the power of “usefulness” in blogging, a concept that’s not just a philosophy for me, but the backbone of my approach to blogging and ...more
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4th of January 2024 Darren Rowse

Trust – Principles of Successful Blogging #2

Today I want to continue our series of posts looking at principles of building a successful blog by looking at the topic of “trust”. A fundamental principle in marketing and relationship building is that people tend to do business with individuals or companies they know, like, and trust. This is ...more
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28th of December 2023 Darren Rowse

Why Stories are an Effective Communication Tool for Your Blog

As I write this it is the last Tuesday morning of the month and I’m sitting in a local coffee shop going through my ‘end of the month routine‘. It involves a large lattè (everything else hinges on this) and some delving into my blogs metrics to see how they’ve ...more
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21st of December 2023 Darren Rowse

Mastering the Art of Listening: A Blogger’s Guide to Success

Once upon a time, I shared a set of slides from a presentation which outlines a variety of lessons that I’ve learned as a blogger. Over the coming months I intend to expand upon many of the points in that presentation – starting today with ‘Listening’. When I began blogging ...more
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14th of December 2023 Stacey Roberts

2024 Blogging Breakthrough: Master Your Year-End Review and Propel Into Success!

It’s time! The end of 2023 is fast approaching… You’ve done a great job this year and you should be proud – no step, no matter how small, is too small. Had a gangbusters year? Good on you! Had a small year? I bet you’re further than you used to ...more
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14th of December 2023 Guest Blogger

From Miserable Telemarketer to Successful Entrepreneur: How Starting a Blog Changed My Life

This is a guest contribution from Joen Rude Falsner. Most of us have been there: we’ve all had this job where the financial compensation was the absolute single motivation to even show up. Luckily for most people this, usually, low-compensated, uninspiring and numbingly boring job is characterized by being temporary. Something we do only ...more
Blogging for Dollars
7th of December 2023 Guest Blogger

Build Blog Products That Sell 6: Tell the World

This guest series is by Greg McFarlane of Control Your Cash. Welcome to the final installment in our hexalogy, concerning how to sell blog products in an era when people are reaching into their pockets and finding mostly lint. So far, we’ve discussed how to plan out products drawn from your ...more
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6th of December 2023 Guest Blogger

Nine Ways to Spice Up Any Blog Post—Fast

This guest post is by Ali Luke of Aliventures. Did your latest post get all the readers, comments and tweets that it deserved? Probably not. You wrote a great piece, but somehow, it seemed bland. Your ideas were good, but the post lacks a little something. What you need is ...more
Creating Content
30th of November 2023 Guest Blogger

Build Blog Products That Sell 5: Finding Customers

This guest series is by Greg McFarlane of Control Your Cash. History dictates that the current economic malaise will eventually end, but we’re still waiting for some unambiguous signs. That’s why for the past few weeks, we’ve been learning how to create products that are inspired by (and that tie into) ...more
Blogging for Dollars