• Blogging,  Business

    The Cost Of Being Cheap

    I have a confession: I am fucking cheap. Not cheap as in frugal, or coupon clipping, or even spending countless hours shopping around for the lowest possible price I can find for ugly Ugg boots because I am terrified of my first real winter. (No, I have not done that at all). I’m the worst kind of cheap. You know. The kind that will pay my bills late, wear the same bra that makes my boobs look saggy, and walk around in pants with buttons missing but always has money in the bank. And when it comes to drinking good coffee, eating good food, and drinking good wine, I have…

  • Blogging

    5 Quick Tips That Make Blogging Easier

    Blogging can be tough at times. Like nights spent wanting to claw your eyes out because you have nothing left to say and cannot muster the strength or brain power to pump out not one single word more – yeah, that kinda tough. (I know this is not just me). Quit making it so hard! Not every post will be groundbreaking. Especially if you are writing one a day. Not every post will blow the socks off of everyone who reads it. Not every post will be your greatest. Give yourself a break. Blogging is about sharing ideas, it’s about connecting, it’s about giving. So cut the crap, you are…

  • Blogging,  Business

    How To Be Better Than Your Competition

    Here’s the truth: it’s not all that hard to be better than your competition. Because people are lazy. And business is a grueling battle where only the strongest survive. (Or the ones who actual work harder and smarter). Although working hard is a great way to get ahead, it’s not enough. You have to also be smart. That means you have to set up your biz in a smart way, create smart content, market smarter, and solve problems that will actually help people. (So much so they will actually want to pay you for it). Be intentional It’s not enough to slap together a blog and pump out tons of…

  • Blogging,  Copywriting

    3 Ways To Add Value To Your Blog By Creating Content That Matters

    The content rat race… The man (or woman) with the most content wins. Wrong. I know you’ve heard that quality trumps quantity in almost every aspect of blogging and life. And this is true of creating content for your blog, no exceptions. The problem is no one tells you what quality content is. Because it’s not just a well written, well thought out post with no grammatical errors. (See, that wasn’t even a real sentence). ┬áNo, quality content is content that is intentional. It serves a greater purpose. This is the content you want to be creating, because not only is it good to have fresh content, but you want…

  • Blogging

    9 Essential Things Every Blogger Should Do

    There are things every blogger should do and be doing. That is if you want to be successful. Successful meaning getting the right traffic to do the right things once they get to your site. Building a network A bloggers network is golden. You should be active on social media talking, and more importantly, listening. It’s not about the number of followers you have, it’s about relationship building. Your network can open doors for you that you can’t alone. It really is about who you know, and more importantly, you knows you. Building an email list If you haven’t began to build an email list then drop everything you are…

  • Blogging,  Business,  Email Marketing,  internet marketing,  SEO

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Care About Site Speed

    You work your butt off hammering out content on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis. You tweet, you post, you share, you submit your posts to social bookmarking sites… you beg and plead for people to open up your well-thought-out headlines. (Pimping yourself out every single way you know how). And here you are. Stuck. It’s like no matter how hard you try, you are at this seemingly insurmountable plateau. Your visitors per day have either stayed the same or dropped off, you can’t pay anyone to join your email list, and your sales? Well, it’s obvious what’s happened to them. And you are left scratching your head with one hand,…