Jun
10
2020

What Time of Day is Best to Publish to Your Blog?

This post is based on episode 130 of the ProBlogger podcast. When I started blogging (back in 2005, when RSS feeds were really big), I paid a lot of attention to when I published my posts because it seemed to affect how many people saw them. These days their visibility seems to be affected more by the timing of my social media posts and emails than of the posts themselves. Still, here are a few things […]

Jun
5
2020

Pro Blogging Tip: Get Comfortable with Receiving Money

Get comfortable with receiving increasing amounts of money to become a more successful professional blogger. Everybody needs to bump it up a few levels to reach the next stage of their professional blogging career. Pump it up by raising your rates. Raise your prices too. Get comfortable with receiving more money through the products you offer and service you render to reach into even higher circles. Pay close attention to happy, prospering professional bloggers. Pro […]

Jun
4
2020

First Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Finding out Why You’re Stuck

This post is based on episode 83 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week I want to talk about writer’s block. Actually, I’ll be talking about it for the next few weeks. It’s such a common problem for bloggers, and it can really mess up your plans of having a successful blog if you don’t learn how to beat it. Notice that I said “beat it” and not “avoid it” because I’m not sure you can avoid […]

May
31
2020

Seven Important Things I’ve Learnt from Eleven Years of Freelance Blogging

Have you ever thought of giving paid blogging a go? Maybe you see it as a means to an end, or perhaps a handy way to make some extra money to support your own blog. But paid blogging can also be a great way to super-charge your growth as a blogger. I’ve been a paid blogger for more than 11 years, and in that time I’ve learnt all sorts of useful things. Getting a behind-the-scenes […]

May
28
2020

How to Create Products and Sell Them on Your Blog

This post is based on episode 67 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week I want to talk about creating a product for your blog. Last month I talked about my various profit streams, and how nearly a third of my profits come from product sales. And that’s obviously one good reason to create and sell products – it’s a great way to monetize your blog. But there’s another reason you should do it that goes beyond […]

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