Blogging for profits

265: How One Blogger Grew His Traffic Tenfold Without Producing New Content
The post 265: How One Blogger Grew His Traffic Tenfold Without Producing New Content appeared first on ProBlogger. One Blogger’s Experience of Growing Traffic Without Producing New Content If you’ve been blogging for a while you’ll relate to Todd Tresidder’s story in this episode of our Blogger Breakthroughs series. A blog that’s been around for a year or more ends up looking messy, and gives readers an inconsistent user experience. Content is old and repeated. Links are broken. Content comes in different styles and voices. Graphics look dated. A blog can become a hous [...]
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3 Ways to Give Your Readers a Fresh Take on a Well-Worn Idea
The post 3 Ways to Give Your Readers a Fresh Take on a Well-Worn Idea appeared first on ProBlogger. Today’s post is by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke Whatever topic you write about, you’ve probably seen a lot of ideas that have already been done to death. If you’re in the weight loss niche, you might have seen a dozen posts on “How to beat the weight loss plateau”. If you’re in the freelancing niche, you’ve probably come across quite a lot of advice on “Should you charge per project or per hour?”. And if you blog about pregnancy and babies, you’ve probably read post af [...]
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264: How One Blogger Builds Engagement and Makes a Difference with Online Community Events
The post 264: How One Blogger Builds Engagement and Makes a Difference with Online Community Events appeared first on ProBlogger. How One Blogger is Using Online Events to Build Engagement and Make a Difference We continue our Blogger Breakthroughs series with a story from Trixi Symonds, whose Coloured Buttons blog teaches kids how to sew. She also created Sew a Softie Day. Trixi started her blog in 2009 to post kids craft projects. After a few years, she started posting more hand-sewn, well-designed and simple projects that kids could do. She soon discovered that kids love to sew. They feel [...]
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5 Blogging Lessons You Can Learn from a Small Country Town
The post 5 Blogging Lessons You Can Learn from a Small Country Town appeared first on ProBlogger. Looking for the fast lane to blogging success? Want to join the upper echelons of blogging stardom at the top end of town, and be dazzled by the bright lights of the big city? If you’re exhausted from chasing all the shiny things and trying to keep up with the Kardashians, I’d like you to consider getting out of the blogging rat race for a while. Take a break from trying  to network with all the flashy influencers in your niche, and check out your small town country cousin bloggers instead. Y [...]
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263: How Mim Blogged Vulnerably to Grow a Six-Figure Blog
The post 263: How Mim Blogged Vulnerably to Grow a Six-Figure Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. How One Blogger’s Vulnerability Resulted in Growing Her Blog In this episode of our Blogging Breakthroughs series we feature Mim Jenkinson and her blog Love From Mim. Mim started blogging for one reason, but ended up blogging for a different reason altogether. On her blog Mim shares tips on how she stays organized as a busy mom and juggles time for work, home, and herself. But when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she used her blog to share her story. It became a kind of therapeutic ou [...]
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262: How Carolyn Started a Directory to Attract Readers to Her Blog
The post 262: How Carolyn Started a Directory to Attract Readers to Her Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. How One Blogger Created a Directory that Attracts Readers We continue our Blogging Breakthroughs series with Carolyn Edlund, whose Artsy Shark blog focuses on the business of art. Carolyn shares the story of how she created a directory to attract readers to her blog instead of having to chase after them. It revolutionized her blog, and helped her build a successful business around it. Carolyn understands the importance of building strong business relationships and creating win-win situat [...]
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8 Important Admin Tasks to Do When Launching a New Blog
The post 8 Important Admin Tasks to Do When Launching a New Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. When you launch a new blog (especially if it’s your first), there’s so much to do it can feel overwhelming. Having spent so much time and effort selecting your theme, pre-writing posts, and maybe even setting up your email list, you probably just want to make it live as soon as possible so you can tell everyone you know about it. But hold up just a minute. You may have missed a few small but crucial administrative tasks that may seem nitpicky but can make a big difference to how your blog i [...]
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261: Breakthroughs that Grew My Blog from 30 Readers a Day to Profitable in Less Than 2 Years
The post 261: Breakthroughs that Grew My Blog from 30 Readers a Day to Profitable in Less Than 2 Years appeared first on ProBlogger. Three Breakthrough Tips That Helped a Blogger Become Profitable Here’s another episode from our Blogging Breakthroughs series, which features bloggers’ stories about breakthroughs in traffic, income, and other aspects of blogging. About two years ago, after a career in Air Traffic Control and dealing with health issues, Michele Robson decided to start a blog about luxury travel on a budget called Turning Left for Less. Michele had some writing experience, bu [...]
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Using Templates and Checklists to Make Your Blogging Life Easier
The post Using Templates and Checklists to Make Your Blogging Life Easier appeared first on ProBlogger. Tell me if any of these scenarios sound familiar: You sit down in front of a blank page to write a new blog post. You make a start, but you’re not sure where to go next. You often find yourself completely rewriting your draft posts because they just don’t seem to work. After publishing a post, you rush around fixing all the little things you missed – the “read more” tag you left out, the featured image you forgot to resize, and the “further reading” suggestions you didn’t t [...]
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260: How One Recipe Blogger Turned Her Blog Around with a Simple Mindshift
The post 260: How One Recipe Blogger Turned Her Blog Around with a Simple Mindshift appeared first on ProBlogger. How a Mindshift Changed One Blogger’s Perspective This episode of our Blogging Breakthroughs series features eight-year blogger Sarah Cook. Her blog Sustainable Cooks shares recipes, gardening tips, and real food for food people. Sarah describes how a simple and practical mindshift recently ramped up her efforts as a blogger. She changed her mindset from “me” to “we”. Most bloggers put the emphasis on themselves, which is natural. But if you want to build a big audi [...]
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What if You Can’t Find Your Niche?
The post What if You Can’t Find Your Niche? appeared first on ProBlogger. Are you struggling to stay motivated with your blog writing about the same thing again and again? Or are you flitting around between lots of different topics, trying and failing to find one thing you want to write about? In the old days of blogging, bloggers were often advised to be very specific – define a niche on a very narrow topic (e.g. “iPhone covers”) and become the expert in that particular narrow field. Thankfully, things are more relaxed these days. Many bloggers have a fairly broad remit, and it [...]
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259: How This Home Cooking Blogger is Replacing Her Lawyer Income with Her Blogging Income
The post 259: How This Home Cooking Blogger is Replacing Her Lawyer Income with Her Blogging Income appeared first on ProBlogger. How a Lawyer’s Home Cooking Blog is Helping Her Replace Her Law Income Libby Hakim features in the fourth episode of our Blogging Breakthroughs series, where listeners share stories about traffic, income, mindset, and other blogging areas. Libby has a new blog, Cooking with Nana Ling, which focuses on home cooking based on her great-grandmother’s recipes. Before her blog, Libby was working a part-time legal job and had two small children. But with her blog [...]
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