How to Nourish Your Blog During the Holidays

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I have always been a big fan of the holidays. I love seeing the Christmas lights, eating and drinking things with pumpkin in them, and the idea of a warm fireplace when it’s snowing outside. (Although, living in Miami, it’s more of an…

The One Thing You Need to Make Money from Your Blog

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Bloggers often ask me how to make money from their blogs. “I started my blog last week,” they write. “Is it too early to put Google Adsense into my sidebars?” I’ll admit it: This makes me cringe. Putting ads up before you…

How to Set and Achieve Audacious Blogging Goals

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  In the past, I would get super excited about an idea for a blog. And then I would work on it with passion. For about 1 month. After that one month mark, I would stop. Why? Because I didn’t have any other specific goals for my…

How to Promote Your Blog Challenge and Get 300+ Participants

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We are on day 3 of the 15 Day Blog Makeover Challenge, and it’s been quite an adventure so far. I’ve connected with so many amazing bloggers who are working on improving their blogs. The community in my Facebook group is very supportive…

60 Ways to Grow Your Blog in an Hour or Less

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If I’ve learned one thing about blogging, it’s this: Blogging is a longterm game. It’s thousands of tiny actions that, when put together, make a huge difference. It’s not just about writing blog posts and hoping that people will…

Avoid These 6 Mistakes and Get More Email Subscribers

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Your blog can be a powerful engine that gets you email subscribers and helps you rock your business goals. Yet many (if not most) bloggers struggle to build their email lists. If you’re one of them (as I was for YEARS), you may be making…

8 Pit Stops on the Road to a Better Blog

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Blogging is an adventure. One that requires perseverance, passion, curiosity, and a plan for the journey ahead. Kind of like a road trip. And in order to arrive at your destination (in this case, a blog that you can't stop thinking about…

7 Reasons Recycling Ideas Makes Your Blog Better

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Did you know that writing multiple blog posts on the same narrow topic will help you teach your readers better, keep your audience on your blog longer, sell more stuff, and build authority? Many bloggers avoid writing about the same topic…

How to Brainstorm a Year's Worth of Blog Topics in Under an Hour

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Do you ever feel like you are too close to your business to effectively write about it? I've talked to a number of business owners recently who have told me that they have gotten to such a high level of expertise in their business that it's…

6 Common Blog Illnesses, Symptoms, and Cures

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Do you feel stuck with your blog? Most bloggers go through icky phases when they struggle to blog consistently, feel unmotivated, or get frustrated. These bloggers have been struck down with a blog disease. It's like a temporary cold that…

What comes first, the brand or the audience?

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One of the first books I ever read when I started working for myself was Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port. I don't remember every detail about the book, but I do remember that one of the first things he focuses on is defining your ideal…

How to Discover What Really Matters to Your Audience

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If there is one thing you can do to understand your audience, to come up with topics that they really care about, it’s to talk to them. I used to shy away from talking to people in my audience. I thought that they wouldn’t want to talk…