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How to Find Images for Your Blog That Won’t Get You Sued
The post How to Find Images for Your Blog That Won’t Get You Sued appeared first on ProBlogger. At some point (probably soon after you launch your blog) you’ll want to start using images. You probably already have some of your own images you can use: a photo of yourself for your About page, or a photo of your workspace, home, garden, or whatever’s relevant for your blog. But when it comes to your regular blog posts, your first instinct might be to head to Google and search for whatever you need: “happy people”, “woman writing”, “fresh salad”, etc. But looking for images thro [...]
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252: What Thomas Edison Can Teach YOU about Profitable Blogging
The post 252: What Thomas Edison Can Teach YOU about Profitable Blogging appeared first on ProBlogger. 11 Things Thomas Edison Can Teach You About Profitable Blogging If it wasn’t for Thomas Edison, you’d probably be sitting in the dark feeling quite bored. Edison was a prolific and influential inventor. He invented world-changing technologies including the light bulb, the phonograph and motion picture camera. And his views back then on emerging technologies can teach you about blogging today. Quotes from Edison and thoughts on how they apply to blogging:   Start with a need: [...]
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Seven Easy Ways to Write Better Titles for Your Blog Posts
Today’s post is by ProBlogger Writing Expert Ali Luke The most important words in your post are the 6–10 words in the title (also known as the headline). These words determine whether or not the rest of your post ever gets read. They can guarantee failure, or give your post a great shot at success. And yet many bloggers treat their title as an afterthought. They either run with the working title they thought up when planning their post, or come up with something half-hearted just so they can publish. So you can see how much titles matter, let me offer you three different posts. I’ll cal [...]
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251: What You Should Know About Getting Started with Email
Everything You Need to Know About Getting Started with Email Have people been telling you for years that you need to create an email list for your blog? Is it time to finally bite the bullet? Let’s talk about email – how to get started, email providers, types of messages, opt-ins, and sequences or auto-responders. When it comes to choosing an email provider, start simple You don’t need all the bells and whistles. Get subscribers used to hearing from you. Send a simple email message once a week or so to keep in touch with readers. The more useful and actionable the message, the bett [...]
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Case Study: How a Blogger Became a Startup Founder
When Cas McCullough’s son asked for help with a letter writing project, she had no idea it would change the course of her career. Here’s how she went from being a blogger to becoming a startup founder and CEO. “I’m a content strategist and writer by trade. And as content marketing became more and more of a must-have, I started getting a lot of inquiries from business owners and marketers who were frustrated with how to create great content. They found it frustrating and time consuming,” Cas says. “When my son asked for help with writing a letter, I went looking for informa [...]
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250: 9 Types of Killer Filler Content that are Easy to Create
How to Create Killer Filler Content for Your Blog This week I’m sharing a list of content filler types you can use for your blog. And they don’t take a lot of effort or time to create. If you’re struggling to create thoughtful, original long-form content, these will help fill some of the gaps. Here’s how to create killer filler content and add value to both your blog and your readers. Reader Discussions: Ask a question to generate a debate/community workshop Polls: Increase reader engagement and start a good discussion with a question Homework/Challenges: Specify a topic, and give re [...]
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10 Blogging ‘Firsts’ to Celebrate (From Launch Onwards)
Do you ever look at other bloggers and feel you’ll never catch up to where they are? Perhaps they have hundreds – or thousands, or even hundreds of thousands – of subscribers to their email newsletter. Maybe they’re making a full-time living blogging, or even employing a whole team of staff. If you’re still in the early stages of blogging, it can seem like no matter how hard you work you’re not really achieving anything at all. But you are. Every little step you take brings you closer to your goals. And today I want you to think about the milestones you’ve already achieved (or [...]
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249: Deadlines – Are they Good or Bad for Your Blogging?
Do Schedules and Deadlines Help or Hurt Your Blogging? Have you ever missed a deadline? Do you have a content schedule or editorial calendar for your blog? Yes, today’s episode is all about schedules and deadlines. Whether you follow a daily, weekly or monthly schedule, does it allow you to produce the best content? What if you can’t come up with something good enough to publish? I don’t have a schedule at all because it seems to be too limiting. I won’t publish anything unless I have something that’s worthwhile. Am I doing the right thing? Or am I overthinking and over-worry [...]
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Should Your Blog Have a Static Homepage (Whatever That Means)?
Open up a new tab in your browser and go to the homepage of your blog. What do you see? There’s a good chance you see your most recent posts. This is, after all, what most WordPress themes default do. And if you’ve been blogging for a long time, it might be how you expect a blog’s homepage to look. For some bloggers, it’s a perfectly good choice. But for others, a list of posts isn’t what they want first-time readers to see. Many large blogs use a static homepage to quickly introduce who they are and what they do, and to point readers towards specific actions (which might well includ [...]
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248: 6 Places to Find Writers to Hire for Your Blog
6 Places You Can Find Writers to Help with Your Blog As much as we’d all like to write posts for our blogs, it’s not always that easy. You may find you don’t have enough time to dedicate to your blog. Or you may lose your passion for the topic after writing about it for so long. So why not look for another writer who can help you out? Always be on the lookout for people who: Demonstrate knowledge Seem genuine and generous in helping others Communicate well Put themselves out there and look for opportunities Are interesting and different Understand social media and online co [...]
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Five Ways to Encourage Readers to Comment More Often on Your Posts
This post is by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke Do you wish more readers would comment on your blog posts? Some bloggers think commenting is dead. And while that’s not the whole picture, there may be some truth in it. When I started blogging back in 2008, Twitter and Facebook were only just taking off. And if readers wanted to respond to a post, they’d normally leave a comment on the blog itself, rather than tweet or comment on a Facebook thread. You might think that if you had more readers then you’d get more comments. But that isn’t necessarily true. Some of the big blogs [...]
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The Best Blogging Resources Bundle of the Year is Back (48 Hours only)
Every year thousands of bloggers buy The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit because the value is just that good. And the 2017 Toolkit was no exception, with 91 blogging resources valued over $5,800 - for a limited time offer of just $97.For two days only, the offer is back on the table! Grab the whole toolkit (including one of ProBlogger’s best selling resources) for just $97, right now. (We are an affiliate of Ultimate Bundles and have contributed a resource to the bundle. We receive a commission for sales we refer via links in this post).Show me this toolkit! Need to know more?The Genius Blo [...]
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