How to Use KWFinder for Keyword Research

Keyword research is the process of finding out what keywords and phrases people are searching for and determining how much competition there is in trying to rank for those words and phrases. When I started blogging, no one was really doing much keyword research....
Free Guide: How to Start a Blog

Free Guide: How to Start a Blog

The more I talk to people about blogging, the more I realize that the people I’m talking to have all kinds of potential influence, but they just don’t know the very first steps to take to get set up. That might describe you. You’ve got an idea for a...
When You’re Ready to Start a Blog, Start with Why

When You’re Ready to Start a Blog, Start with Why

Every leader needs to be blogging in this social economy. And when you start doing a little research about how to start a blog, you’ll inevitably come across hundreds of blog posts, ebooks, and resources suggesting that the first three steps to starting a blog...
10 Basic Twitter Tips to Help You Connect with More People

10 Basic Twitter Tips to Help You Connect with More People

Can you manage a successful blog without using Twitter? Yes, but you’ll be limiting your reach significantly. Twitter is usually in the top two or three traffic sources for most well-known blogs alongside Facebook and search. When it comes to how to manage...

3 Great Places to Learn the Basics of Affiliate Marketing

Have you thought about jumping into affiliate marketing but aren’t sure where to start? Without a good course or some coaching or a whole lot of research, you’ll probably do what everyone else does. Affiliate Marketing, the Unsuccessful Way Start signing...

7 Elements of an Effective Blog Design

Blogs are as diverse in design as they are in content. Well-designed blogs are rare, though. Some are minimalist while others are quite noisy. Some are bright and colorful while others are black text on a mostly white background. These, to me, are mostly secondary...

What to Do When You're New to Blogging and No One's Reading Yet

You’re getting just a few visitors per day on your new blog, and three of them are your Mom. Do you keep going? Is it worth it? Yeah, it’s worth it. Hang in there. The first few weeks, and sometimes the first few months, of publishing posts on a brand new...

6 Tips for Writing Blog Posts That Get Read

The world is full of great leaders with great ideas who will remain somewhat unknown because they just don’t know how to package their ideas for market. Since this is the age of blogging in which everyone is in the publishing business, it’s imperative for anyone who...

7 Business Skills You Need If You’re Blogging for Income

Blogging is a business, so in addition to good writing and a basic grasp of technical things, you need a certain set of skills if you’re ever going to earn an income from blogging. Consider what Richard Branson said about his own career in publishing: I wanted to be...

10 Vital Questions for Diagnosing Your Blog's Health

Blogging has been around for a while now, but it has evolved and changed by leaps and bounds. If you monitor the blogging industry, you’ll notice that it’s in a constant state of change as new tools and apps replace old ones and as new methodologies emerge. In other...