• 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,  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,…

  • Business

    Get Desperate. Your Business Will Thank You For It.

    Desperation breeds all kinds of things, but most of all it breeds greatness. Complacency is a business killer. It’s what makes you mediocre. It’s what makes it okay for you to “skip” your blog for a day. It’s what makes it okay for you to not always do your best. It’s what makes you suck. And it’s why you are still “wanting” and not “doing”. (And you thought it was the economic climate). But on the other hand, when you are desperate, when you know that this time it’s got to work (or your family won’t eat), this is when it gets really good. This is when you put on…

  • Blogging,  Business

    What To Do After The Blog Honeymoon Is Over

    You’ve said I do, you started a blog, you told every living being you thought cared, and you’ve blogged tirelessly all in hopes of seeing all your internet business dreams come true.  And sure, you are further than you were when you started, but there comes a time when every blogger experiences a plateau. A moment when the newness, the excitement, the hopes for lightening fast growth melt away and you find yourself staring your computer thinking WTF? You question why you started, you question why you can’t get over this hump, you question if you are crazy, you question EVERYTHING. Been there? Here’s what you need to know you…

  • Blogging,  Business

    How To Turn Your Blog Into A Business

    By far the most common question I get asked is how to turn your blog into a business. And rightly so, for those of us who love to blog it’s only natural to want to make a profit doing something that we are passionate about. It’s not necessarily an easy answer and how much bloggers make can vary wildly, but there are a few things that kind of have to happen in order for you to ever make any serious money from your blog. Think about your blog as a business Most times the only difference between being an amateur and a pro is your mindset (and of course pros…

  • Blogging,  Business

    Creating Your Blog Business Plan

    For some bloggers it’s not about the money… And that’s fine, having a blog business plan doesn’t have to be about monetary gain. Having a blog doesn’t have to be about monetary gain. It can be about giving back, making a difference, and sharing your ideas. Or it can be about both. Either way, after you drift around aimlessly in the blogosphere for a while scratching your blogging itch, you are going to eventually want more. More comments, more traffic, more attention, and maybe more money. It’s natural for us to want more, and I would encourage you to always want to grow. This is where your plan comes in,…