How To Create A Content Marketing Plan That Quadruples Your Leads

There’s no denying the content marketing plan that quadruples leads is rare. Why? It’s an ambitious goal. And ambitious goals are usually not achieved without a plan.  Most companies don’t have a content marketing plan. And most companies don’t succeed with content marketing. You can connect the dots. But you actually can quadruples leads—or achieve other […]

How To Use Wunderlist To Boost Your Business Blogging

Whether you use Wunderlist or another task management system, what gets scheduled gets done. Use these tips to give business blogging the time it deserves.

Making The Most Of 2014 On Your Blog

In this article we’ll look at what you can blog about in the last 2 weeks of 2014. What types of post earn revenue Why easy to consume posts are important How content curation will help you if you’re pushed for time There’s just over 2 weeks to 2014 left. Have you mapped out the […]

29 Musts You Need To Do Before Launching Your Blog

Your blog is most likely going to fail. Want to know why most people fail when it comes to building a successful blog? It’s actually quite simple. For whatever reason (time, money, job, family, etc…) they can’t put in the love that is required to make it successful. Readership is not built overnight nor is […]

How To Spot A Good Series Idea For Your Blog

Why stop at one post when you’ve found a juicy topic that could help your ideal customers in multiple ways? Use these tips to write a blog post series.

Blog Rituals Supercharge Writing: Hack Your Evolution

Takeaways You are searching for methods to make your blog writing faster and better. In our evolutionary past, humans adapted rituals to create meaning and motivate action. Famously creative people sometimes have what seem like odd rituals. You can strategically use a wide and dynamic variety of rituals to rock your writing. The Origins of […]

5 Telling Signs You’re An Absolutely Lazy Blogger

In this post you’ll learn What a bone idle blogger looks like What Blogging success looks like The importance of The Plan Why Important Things Are Capitalised How to defeat Distraction From The Shinies You know the signs of blogging success. You see the signs everywhere: subscribers, social proof, comments, flash car, mansion overlooking the […]

4 Tips on How to Boost Engagement By Writing to Your Target Audience

Now days, it seems like everyone is jumping onto the blog bandwagon. People are flocking to their keyboards to write about their interests, which are as diverse and varied as those who write them. But with so much information being created and shared, how do you ensure that you get noticed? Here are four tips […]

5 Ways Blogging Sways Customers To Do Business With You

By answering these five unspoken questions, your business blog can guide potential customers towards the decision to do business with you.

Stop Being Lazy: Take The Time To REALLY Distribute Your Content

The success of your content hinges on more than the time and effort put into creating it. Marketers too often focus all of their attention to content development, and not enough time on distribution. The leaked New York Times innovation report spent two entire chapters talking about the importance of opening new distribution channels. Janine […]

Horse Thieves: What Should You Do If Someone Steals Your Work?

It is urban legend today and fact at one time in history that horse thieves were hung when caught. It was thought of as a fitting form of justice for the crime as it was particularly harmful to the victim and the victim’s ability to earn a living. Sadly, this swift justice is no longer […]

Do You Really Know Your Audience?

So how does one put pen to paper, or rather, fingers to keyboard, and create content that is appropriate for their audience? Until now, editorial guidance is limited to the persona of the audiences’ age, income, or social status, which provides a valuable but limited view of the audience. What if there was another way […]

How Blogging For Profit Could Ruin Your Company Blog

In this post, you’re going to learn: Why some blogs fail while others thrive What a purpose driven blog is 3 examples of purpose driven blogs and why they work I have a confession: I’m a failed content marketer. Or at least some times I feel that way. You see, content marketing is my life […]

Has Your Blog Flow Slowed?

I don’t know about you, but even when I was in school, July became a lazy month for me. I think it is because, in Georgia, July starts the count to the beginning of school again. Yes, we start August 1st, and yes it is hard to go that early! I still, to this day, […]

Without These Best Apps, I Would Quit My Blog

Takeaways:  Apps can either  accelerate the pace  of your quality writing or slow you down with distractions.  The best way to locate the apps you need is finding someone you can trust who has tried them out already. The list of the best apps for bloggers will help you easily find the ones you need to […]

Top 5 Blog Editing Essentials That Build Credibility and Loyalty

Business blog editing is about much more than apostrophes or typos. By using these five blog editing elements, you will earn readers’ trust and respect, and keep them coming back.

10 Great Examples of Brands as Publisher

Back in the late 90′s there were a few brands that saw the internet as an opportunity to create their own information and entertainment destination to better serve their customers and define and promote their brand.  At the time I thought they were crazy and I was wrong since they were actually ahead of their time. […]

Who Says You Need To Be a Fortune 500 To Have Great Business Blogging?

A recent article in Marketing Land shares some intriguing survey results. UMass Dartmouth (UMD) researchers recently collected data which shows how business blogging among the Fortune 500 has dropped 3% since last year. It’s the first decline in the number of blogs for this group of companies in 7 years. Perhaps even more interesting is […]

3 Proven Ways To Make Money With Your Blog

As bloggers, we’ve all come to that point in our journey – that metaphorical fork in the road – where we’ve had to stop and think about our next step. Is blogging merely a hobby to mentally satisfy or can it be a business that brings in the dough? Even if blogging isn’t your profession, […]

Top 10 Reasons to Use Internal and External Links on Your Business Blog

Have you ever noticed when reading a blog post online that some words are underlined, or set apart in a different colour? Move your mouse over this text and you’ll discover that these are active hyperlinks that take you to another page – either on the same site (internal links) or a new site (external […]