Is your blog really optimized for mobile?
When it comes to optimizing a blog for mobile traffic, most people simply think of text areas that wrap while maintaining the text size. Unfortunately, it goes a little deeper than that… Firstly, think about how many of your visitors actually come to your blog via mobile devices. Twitter and Tumblr were predominantly mobile-use platforms […]
Starting a Blog is like Planting a Tree
In many respects, having a blog is much like planting a fruit tree. While they are completely different in nature, the things you do in both cases are remarkably similar. And in both cases, neglecting any stage could destroy the whole project. For instance… Research: Before you plant a tree, you will look at what […]
Is clutter killing your blog?
While there are some people who advocate having a cluttered blog, the reality is that it can kill your blog – in more than one way. The clutter can be visible, or it can be behind the scenes… Here’s a look at both, and what each can do to your blog: 1. Visible blog […]
Making Money Online: Persistence and the Tipping Point
Making Money Online: Persistence and the Tipping Point When it comes to making money online, everybody wants to see their efforts gaining traction. Everybody wants to see some growth as they continue to plug away… But if they don’t, most people give up. Persistence can be inconvenient. Some feel it isn’t worth it, while others […]
Creating a Blog part 4 – Planning Ahead
You may think it’s a bit premature to plan ahead before you even created your blog… But it’s better to have a good idea of where you’re going before you get started. Unless, of course, you enjoy the idea of going nowhere slowly. Some people do – although not many bloggers do. Firstly, decide for […]
Internet Business Models part 1 – Selling Advertising Space
Selling advertising space on your blog or website can be quite lucrative – depending of course, on the niche, your traffic numbers, and whether your site is connected to any specific location. Here are a few available options: 1. Google Adsense Google Adsense allows you to place “pay per click” ads on your website or […]
Create a Blog part 3 – Defining Your Niche and Positioning
Most other coaches will tell you niche selection is about finding the best number of potential clients, and the best selection of potential products to sell, with the least possible competition. Yes, you have to pay attention to that – but that’s common sense. There’s more. For most bloggers, picking a niche is as […]
Create a Blog Part 1 – Understanding all the Jargon
Starting your own blog can be intimidating – especially if you don’t know what everything means. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to see blogs evolve over the years, have had it a bit easier than newcomers. On the other hand, newcomers to the blogging scene have a lot more tools to work […]
To Blog or Not to Blog – Should You Build One?
For many people, it’s a tough question. Do you start a blog, in this day and age, or not? Well, there are a number of things to consider when making your choice – some of which may be applicable to your niche and your target market: 1. Blogs attract people (if done correctly, of course). […]
How to Pick Affiliate Offers Part 2: Read the Fine Print
In order to pick the right affiliate offers for your list, there are a number of things you need to keep in mind. You will be looking at the product, the sales page, the commission payout… But don’t forget to read the fine print. It could make much more of a difference than you can […]