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Though I did make a good income in the past from blogging, it was never enough income to support my family. If it were not for my design and marketing skills, I would have been back to the corporate grind a long time ago. Feeling disenchanted by the whole blog business/passive income dream? Whether it be from lack of income…

Live To Work

 “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

If you’ve been a blogging entrepreneur for any length of time, you’ll no doubt relate to some of what I’m about to share, but I really wish you wouldn’t. I really hope you’re not finding yourself buried under an avalanche of shit-to-do and nightmares of low share counts and empty paypal accounts. Thankfully, that’s behind me. But I do remember…

Matt says fork it. Guest posting is done.

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Are you panicking that your search engine ranking is about to tank because you’ve published guest posts on your blog? Have you got your emails ready? You know, the ones you plan to send out to every blog you’ve guest posted on, requesting they remove your guest post because it’s now a big No-No according to Google… STOP. Slow down…

Google Plus for Entrepreneurs: How To Reach Your Market

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Traffic to your website is awesome, but, it means nothing if that traffic isn’t the traffic that you exist for. Well, not You, you, your Website you. Fame, fortune, both… whatever you purpose for being online is…it’s all good. But as you probably learned 6 months after your site went live, you need more than a kick ass website design…

Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers

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Is there a difference between affiliate marketing in general and affiliate marketing specifically for bloggers? Technically, no. In my mind, yes. I’ll explain why. But first, so you know what you’re in for… In today’s post: I’m sharing a quick story about when I was a slimy affiliate-marketer-wanna-be What affiliate marketing is How to pick the right affiliate programs for…

Sponsored Advertising 102: What to charge for ad space

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Welcome to Sponsored Advertising 102! Have you ever wondered why an advertiser didn’t follow up after you submitted your ad space rates? Why you’re not getting buyers at all? Why an advertiser says your rates are too high even though you’re charging what others in your niche charge? Why advertisers ARE jumping to buy ad space from you? You could…

Sponsored Advertising 101

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Welcome to Sponsored Advertising 101! Please excuse me while I set my Blogger Hat aside to put on my Search Engine Marketer Hat. We’re heading straight to the meat and bones of how to entice your own advertisers and what to charge. But first an unexpected change of plans (I’m adding this in after writing 1000 words). Sponsored advertising is…

The Ultimate Secret To Making Your Blog Go Cha-Ching!

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Don’t scroll down. Don’t skim this post. It has the potential to improve the way you blog, your bottom line and eventually your life. I know, you want the Secret to how to make money blogging now. So I’m going to give you the secret now. We’ll be covering The Secret to how to make money blogging The why of…

How To Protect Your Posts From Thieves

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Tired of other sites publishing your posts in full? Don’t feel a link back to you is enough? Sick of seeing other sites rank in the search engine results above you for your post? Shocked as hell when you google your post title and find someone else has claimed google authorship of your post? Concerned that your search engine ranking…

Are you hurting your blog traffic when sharing on Google Plus?

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Google Plus… Some find it fun, some find it a big PITA. No matter what you feel about it, there’s no denying it’s good for your blog’s traffic, when used correctly. I know this may seem very basic to most, but here’s the thing… if it really were so basic, if some of my blogging peeps weren’t doing it wrong,…