Explainers

Long-form explainers to give bloggers deeper insights into starting a blog, getting traffic, subscribers and making an ethical income online.

Revealed: 19 Things to Know Before Starting a Blog in 2018

Thinking about starting a blog but don't know where to begin? Here's a massive guide with tips, strategies and even a quiz to test your readiness!

A Proven Blogging Strategy that Works in Any Niche

Last updated September 26th, 2017. 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…

How to Get Google to Send You 119,717 Visitors Every Month

Do you need more traffic to your blog? Here's a guide on how to get over 100,000 visitors from Google.

How to Make Money Blogging: A Guide for New Bloggers

A guide on how to make money from your brand new blog.

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post: A Complete Guide to Copy

Here's a massive guide on how to write the perfect blog post, every time, regardless of your niche or goals.

Essential: A 44-Point Checklist for Starting a Quality Blog

Follow this step-by-step checklist to keep your on track when you're starting a blog.

41 Tips to Get You 10,000 Email Subscribers

Here's all the tips and tricks we use to try and build an engaged email list on our blog.

An 8-Step Formula for Blogging Success

Last updated March 19th, 2017 Millions of people start new blogs every month but not many of them achieve success. And while some elements of blogging can be complicated, the…

The Ultimate (No-BS) Guide on How to Work from Home

Figuring out how to work from home in a realistic, sustainable and profitable way has been one of my main goals since I was at university. And it hasn't always…

A Complete Guide on How to Find Images for Your Blog

Last Updated July 19th, 2016. Knowing how to find images for your blog and use them properly is a massive task that a lot of bloggers really struggle with. So…

Blog Hosting Review: What is the Best Blog Host for 2018?

Where should you host your blog? Here's my recommendation and critical reasons for why you should avoid free setups and start a blog on a server that you fully own…

How to Sell a Blog for $20,000 in 8 Months

Last Update 8th December, 2016 So you want to sell a blog? In my first year of University I was fortunate enough to sell one of mine for 5-figures. It…

How Stay-at-Home Moms Can Make Money Blogging

Last Update March 16th, 2017 A few days ago I was talking to my mom about how she sometimes feels like a career change. "Can you think of anything else…

How to Launch a Blog & Get 17,800 Email Subscribers in 6 Weeks

Last Updated June 9th, 2017 Every blogger should know how to start a blog and launch it with a bang. Even if you've already got one up and running, the…

How to Start a Fashion Blog and Make it Famous

Fashion blogs are huge right now. This post will show you how to build one and make it famous.

How to Start a WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes – Step by Step

Last Update December 6th, 2017 Want to learn how to start a WordPress blog in five minutes? Easy. Bluehost is where I started my first WordPress blog almost a decade…

Make an eBook: How to Easily Create a PDF eBook that Rocks

Last Update October 5th, 2016 So you want to learn how to make an eBook? I can help you with that. The trusty eBook is still an extremely powerful online…

How to Start a Podcast on Your Blog – Step by Step

So, you want to learn how to add a podcast to your blog? Here's a 3,000-word guide that might help with that. Podcasting is now serious business and, for many…

SEO for Idiots: The 10 Basics of Blogging Search Engine Optimization

Last Update December 10th, 2017 Recently Kelci asked me over on my Facebook Page about SEO for idiots. I decided to do a full post on it (isn't she lucky?)…

The 6,528 Word Guide to Social Media

A quick list of social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Digg, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Yelp, imgur... oh and your blog, that's social media too! Jeez there's a lot!…

How to Make Money with Paid Content Writing

Last Update October 5th, 2017 Without paid content writing I would have had to get a real job years ago. My couch based, pants-off office set up would be replaced…

101+ Actionable Blogging Tips, Tools and Shortcuts

Here are 100 actionable tips, shortcuts and tools to help you build a better blog without all the hassle.

A Huge Guide on How to Write Effective Post Titles

Ever wondered how to consistently write effective blog post titles? It's one of the most important skills to have in the online world. Let's look at a graphic summary and…

How to Build a Popular Blog While Working and Raising Kids

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…

How to Get More Backlinks and Rank Higher on Google

Backlinks are still the major indicator Google uses to determine the authority of a blog. The better your backlinks, the better you'll rank in search results. But they sure aren't…

How to Start a Food Blog and Change the World

Last updated May 15th, 2017 Want to learn how to start a food blog? I might be able to help with that. You see, every now and then a new…

How to Write More

I remember setting up my first WordPress blog and then sitting back and thinking nervously to myself: this is going to be a lot of work. It's quite interesting to…

How to Hire a Blogging Freelancer

If you want to build a successful blog you might just need to hire a freelancer. In fact, if you look at almost any blog or website that is making…

A Guide on How to Ensure Your Blog Posts Stand Out

Actually, it's a lot more than 65 million articles - that's just the number published on the WordPress platform! There are a lot of blogs out there. So, in a…

How to Make Your Website Carbon Neutral (BTW, it’s Really Easy)

Every time someone visits your website a server somewhere needs power. More often than not that power comes from a "dirty" electricity source. Websites now produce a huge chunk of…

Time Sensitive: How to Get SSL (HTTPS) for Your Blog

If you run a blog or website you've probably heard about SSL certificates and the idea of moving your domain from the old http:// to the secure https:// version. It's…

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