A blog is not enough. You can be doing more.
A few years ago it actually wasn’t that uncommon to make a decent income from a simple series of blog posts and a revenue stream like advertising or Adsense ads.
These days, however, the competition is such that you need to be doing a lot more if you want to take it to that professional level. And if you are doing well from just a plain old blog then there might be a lot of further opportunities that you are missing out on.
In this post I want to talk about a few things that me and my online friends are doing in order to take advantage of the modern-day gold rush that is the world wide web.
I hope this gives you some ideas!
Today I want to give you a few ideas on how to develop a blogging strategy that will grow you blog regardless of the niche you’re in.
I bet you’ve got a few subscribers on your blog.
You might even have a pretty decent trickle of traffic coming in from Google.
Those things are awesome.
But why can’t you crack through to the next level? Why can’t you make those hundreds of visitors into tens of thousands?
It’s simple: very few people have a deliberate strategy for their blog.
Most people post, tweet and promote blindly – throwing a bunch of things at the wall to see what sticks. But, by making a few targeted changes you can grow your blog in big ways, much quicker than you thought.
NOTE: This strategy assumes that you are on a self-hosted blogging setup with control to the backend, mailing list, etc.
Want to learn how to write the perfect blog post?
Seems like an unachievable goal, right?
What I’m going to do today is show you a very deliberate formula and list of inclusions that I follow with my posts in order to ensure that I get results.
I’m not saying that it works every time, but I can guarantee that if you start to add these elements to your own blog posts you’ll start to get wins a lot more often.
No one reads my blog.
That is one of the most common complaints I’ve heard since starting Blog Tyrant.
Even when you do all the right things (like long-form content that rocks) it still seems to amount to only small bits of traffic.
Why is that?
In this post I’m going to talk a little bit about why no one reads your blog and some tricks you can use to completely change things no matter what niche you’re in or how old your blog is.
Want to start a blog in 2015? You might like to read this first…
At the end of last year I did a post about the things you’d need to know before starting a blog in the year to come. It was a lot of fun predicting what I thought the next 12 months would look like for bloggers.
So, I thought we’d make it a bit of an annual tradition – this year involving freebies, rewards and encouragement for bloggers who want to make 2015 awesome.
Here are the 15 things I think you need to know before you go and start a blog in 2015. If you already have a blog, make sure you still see whether you can make any big changes.
This post is a summary of the most powerful tactics in blogging history.
Over the years I’ve seen some pretty cool blogging strategies. Some of them I’ve tested out myself, others have been tactics I’ve seen my friends successfully implement.
My goal with this post is not to completely detail the ins and outs of every method, but to give you a taster which will hopefully spark some original ideas of your own.
Ultimately I’d love to hear back from someone who reads this post and puts something into action on their own blog.
What should I blog about? It’s one of the most common questions I hear from bloggers (and soon to be bloggers). Experiencing it can be seriously frustrating…
Maybe it’s a fleeting moment of writer’s block, or perhaps a more terminal issue relating to the fact that you’ve nearly exhausted your chosen topic.
What if you really want to start a new blog but don’t know what topic to pick?
That’s annoying too.
In this article I’m going to show how I come up with ideas for things to write about. I’ll divide it into two section: existing blogs and new blogs.
As always, drop a comment if you have suggestions.
Fire up the computer and start typing words for today’s brilliant blog post, piece of copywriting or landing page.
You’re a writer, right?
Today I want to talk about why I think a lot of the people reading this might want to have a bit of a re-think about what it is that they do each day. I know it’s been hugely important for my own blog’s progress to ask some hard questions.
Let’s do it.
Everyone wants to build a popular blog.
But what if you also have a full time job, a bunch of kids to raise and a whole host of other family commitments to take care of?
Well, then it gets tricky.
I often get emails about this issue, but last week one of them really stood out and so I decided to try and do a big ol’ post about it.
Here are some tips and strategies that my mates and I have used to build successful blogs while holding down a job that pays the bills, or looking after kids at home.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
Knowing the culture of a place is extremely important when you travel the world. Something that is normal for you at home might get you in big trouble overseas.
The same is true for blogging.
Unless you know a bit about blog culture you might find yourself struggling to make inroads with important things like networking, landing guest posts, joint ventures, and much more.
In this post I’m going to show you a rough guide to blog culture and how to get it right.