7 Areas to Focus on During Your Mid-Year Blog Review

The post 7 Areas to Focus on During Your Mid-Year Blog Review appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 131 of the ProBlogger podcast and has been updated for 2021. A lot of bloggers do an end-of-year-review, where they analyze how everything went in the previous year and set goals for the new one. But when you set such long-term goals, it’s worth checking in occasionally to see … [Read more...]

A Cool Tool for Monetizing Your Facebook Group

The post A Cool Tool for Monetizing Your Facebook Group appeared first on ProBlogger. (Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links, which means I get a commission if you make a purchase by following one my links) Do you have a Facebook group? If so, how do you convert your Facebook Members to email subscribers and sales leads? We’ve been testing a pretty cool tool that does exactly this, … [Read more...]

3 Things You Can Do to Protect the Content on Your Blog

The post 3 Things You Can Do to Protect the Content on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on a guest post from Abhishek of Budding Geek. One topic that comes up a lot at ProBlogger is plagiarism. More specifically, people want to know how they can protect their blog content from being copied and re-posted without their permission. In our Facebook group people we often see … [Read more...]

International Start a Blog Day Class of 2021

The post International Start a Blog Day Class of 2021 appeared first on ProBlogger. Why would you start a blog in 2021? The past 12 months have shown us how important human connection is. Particularly when people have become physically isolated, blogging has brought people together, providing a space for ideas, conversations and community. In the new Covid-19 world, amidst crisis and fast changes … [Read more...]

12 Tips for Affiliate Marketing to Help You Monetize Your Blog

The post 12 Tips for Affiliate Marketing to Help You Monetize Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 51 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week’s post is all about affiliate marketing – one of the many ways you can make money blogging. I’ll tell you what it is and how it works, and then give you 12 tips you can use to earn more from this type of monetization. What is … [Read more...]

10 Writing Tips to Help You Sound More Human

The post 10 Writing Tips to Help You Sound More Human appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 52 of the ProBlogger podcast. As a blogger, you will be judged by everything you say. Of course, unless you’ve just starting out and have never received a comment on your blog, you probably already know this. But did you know you will also be judged by how you say it? Depending on the … [Read more...]

5 Tips from Full-Time Bloggers

The post 5 Tips from Full-Time Bloggers appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 155 of the ProBlogger podcast. About five years ago I started using a new piece of software for creating and distributing surveys. As you probably know, I’ve been using surveys for a while to learn more about my readers and their needs. As part of my testing process, I sent out a survey to a list of … [Read more...]

The Power of Being Vulnerable

The post The Power of Being Vulnerable appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 255 of the ProBlogger podcast. A lot of bloggers feel that showing any sign of weakness will damage their reputation and weaken their authority . And so they talk only about their successes, and never about their fears, doubts, or mistakes. But I’ve learned from personal experience that being … [Read more...]

What Every Blogger Needs to Know about Email

The post What Every Blogger Needs to Know about Email appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 251 of the ProBlogger podcast. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: email is one of the best ways (if not the best way) to connect with your blog’s readers. You might think email is outdated, and that communicating on social media will give you the best chance of attracting … [Read more...]

How to Hire Writers for Your Blog

The post How to Hire Writers for Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This blog is based on episode 169 of the ProBlogger podcast. Most blogs start out as a solo effort, with one person doing all the writing, marketing and social media updates. That’s certainly how I started all my blogs. But while I still produce most of the content on ProBlogger, it’s a completely different story over at dPS … [Read more...]

10 Things You Should Know about Blogging (from Someone Who Didn’t)

The post 10 Things You Should Know about Blogging (from Someone Who Didn’t) appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 100 of the ProBlogger podcast. As you probably know, when I first started blogging I was very much a novice. I knew nothing about design, domains, or setting up a website. (I didn’t even know to ‘bold’ a piece of text.) But in the 18-odd years I’ve been blogging … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Hook Readers into Your Blog

The post 15 Ways to Hook Readers into Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 35 of the ProBlogger podcast. With so many blogs out there (not to mention all the other types of websites), you’ve only got a few seconds to convince a first-time reader that yours is worth coming back to. So how do you do that? By hooking them quickly with your blog’s design … [Read more...]

Why You Should Diversify Your Traffic Sources

The post Why You Should Diversify Your Traffic Sources appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 62 of the ProBlogger podcast. If there’s one thing we can all learn from Facebook’s recent spat with the Australian Government, it’s that you should never rely on a single source for all your blog traffic. When Facebook decided to stop sharing news on its service in Australia, it … [Read more...]

11 Tips to Help You Post More Consistently

The post 11 Tips to Help You Post More Consistently appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 101 of the ProBlogger podcast. When it comes to blogging, consistency is very important. It keeps readers coming back, and ultimately determines whether or not your blog becomes one of the millions of blogs that have been abandoned over the years. However, knowing you need to be … [Read more...]

How to Update Your Blog Design (and Why You Should)

The post How to Update Your Blog Design (and Why You Should) appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 71 of the ProBlogger podcast. When was the last time you took a long, hard look at your blog’s design? While having great content is important, your blog’s design will also play a part in how successful it (and you) will be. If new readers find the navigation confusing or can’t … [Read more...]

11 Quick Tips for Writing Compelling Blog Posts

The post 11 Quick Tips for Writing Compelling Blog Posts appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 78 of the ProBlogger podcast. The dictionary defines “compelling” as “demanding attention or interest”. Imagine if people thought your blog was compelling. Imagine if they read one of your posts and then immediately subscribed because they didn’t want to risk missing any more of … [Read more...]

Why You Should Look after Your Archives

The post Why You Should Look after Your Archives appeared first on ProBlogger. Every post you publish is another potential source of traffic. And so obviously the more posts you write, the more traffic you’ll get. But while creating new content is always a good thing, there’s another way to bring extra traffic to your site that will take far less effort. Updating your archives. Your personal … [Read more...]

Tips to Help You Manage Your Email

The post Tips to Help You Manage Your Email appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 147 of the ProBlogger podcast. Is email starting to suck up all your time? Dealing with emails can be a challenge at the best of times. But when you have a blog, and your traffic is starting to grow, it can quickly get out of hand. (I get thousands of emails every week.) So this week I’d like to … [Read more...]

How to Overcome Procrastination

The post How to Overcome Procrastination appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 167 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week I want to talk about procrastination, and how to overcome it. We all have the potential to achieve amazing things – not only with our blogging, but also with other aspects of our lives. Unfortunately, we often put off doing the things we should be doing … [Read more...]

Grab Your Ticket for the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event

Yesterday we released tickets to the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event on 14-15 August here in Australia on the Gold Coast. As I write this post 560 bloggers, speakers and team have grabbed their tickets (400 of those went in the first 10 minutes) and under 150 tickets remain. This year we’ve got attendees coming from all states and territories in Australia as well as attendees flying in from … [Read more...]

Blog Post Idea: How I Do It Posts

Recently I shared a simple technique that I use to come up with ideas to write about on my blog – answering a beginner question. While not really rocket science I had a number of readers contact me privately with thank-you messages appreciating the nudge to write that type of post. Today I’d like to suggest another simple technique for coming up with blog post ideas. It’s simple … [Read more...]

ProBlogger FAQ: How Long Should Posts Be?

Over the years I’ve been asked many questions about blogging, but I find there are a few that pop up more often than others. While blogging is different for everyone, I have found that the conclusions I’ve arrived at after all this time still hold true. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting my answers to the most frequently asked questions here at ProBlogger. If you have … [Read more...]

The Only Business Training Resource I Promote Just Opened for Enrolments for One Week

Update: this course will be open for enrolments for just over 1 more day. I only promote one blogger training resource each year and this is the only week this until 2016 that they have enrolments open. I’m very fussy about what blogger training resources I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but today have a recommendation for an authentic and valuable … [Read more...]

ProBlogger FAQ: How Often Should I Post?

Post frequency is a topic that comes up often among bloggers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started or you’ve been posting for years – people change, algorithms change, and even your motivations for blogging change. No-one is immune from wondering if their schedule is working, or if tweaks can be made for more successful audience interaction. As I said in my previous FAQ … [Read more...]

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