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9 Key Ingredients for Creating the Perfect Sales Page
If you’ve created one of these 7 types of products to sell on your blog, or you’re going to start offering a service to your readers, then you need a sales page. The sales page is (not surprisingly) a page on your blog that’s all about your product or service. You can link to it in the navigation menu, from an ad on your sidebar, from your social media accounts, and from guest posts. As an example, here’s the sales page for Digital Photography School’s Photo Magic ebook. While sales pages don’t need to be complicated, creating your first one can be daunting. You may have seen all [...]
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Seven Types of Product You Could Sell From Your Blog
It took me nearly seven years of blogging to create my first products: two ebooks, one for ProBlogger and one of Digital Photography School. They made me a total of over $160,000 in 2009 alone and changed my business. Back in 2014, I wrote about the experience … and how it nearly never happened: My big issue was a severe lack of time. Between juggling two growing blogs and a growing family (we had just had our first child), I wasn’t sure how I’d ever write an eBook. I also had a long long list of other excuses to put it off. I’d never written, designed, marketed a product of my own be [...]
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The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog
Is starting a new blog on your goals list for 2018? If so – you’ll want to check out our brand new (and completely free) course – the Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog. Every year in January we notice a big spike people looking for information on how to start blogs, and while we have an article on how to start a blog that many use to walk through the technicalities of starting a WordPress blog, I’ve been aware since publishing it that there’s more to starting a successful blog than just the technicalities. So, my team and I began to plan a course that would go dee [...]
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232: Collaborative Blogging – How One Blogger Started a Blog with Over 200 Collaborators
Collaborative Blogging – One Blogger Shares How She Started a Blog with over 200 Collaborators Today’s episode is the last in our series where I handed the podcast over to you, the listeners, to tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. It was all part of our Start a Blog course, which launches tomorrow.  Today’s episode features blogger Chrissann Nickel from Women Who Live on Rocks. She shares her challenges and insights when it comes to collaboration, not listening to critiques, and working with multiple writers. Links and Resources for Collaborative Bloggin [...]
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231: From Imposter Syndrome to Tech Influencer – One Tech Podcaster Shares His Story
From Imposter Syndrome to Tech Influencer – A Tech Podcaster Tells His Story Today’s episode continues our series where I hand the podcast over to you, the listeners, to tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. Today’s blogger is Neil Hughes from Technology Blog Writer. Neil shares how he started out writing articles on LinkedIn, and talks about some of his struggles, accomplishments, and goals. Links and Resources for From Imposter Syndrome to Tech Influencer – One Tech Podcaster Shares His Story Technology Blog Writer Blogger Neil Hughes Start a B [...]
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230: How a Blog Helped Grow My Voice Coaching Business
How a Blog Helped Grow a Voice Coaching Business In our continuing series of blogger stories I’m handing the podcast over to you, our listeners, to tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. This series started in episode 221, and is helping us launch our new (and completely free) ‘Start a Blog’ course that will go live on 10 January 2018. You can sign up to reserve your spot in the course at problogger.com/startablog. Today’s short and sweet episode comes from My Happy Voice blogger Vahn Petit, and even includes a bit of singing.. Links and Resources for How [...]
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229: 2 Finance Bloggers Share their Tips for Building Blogs from Hobby to a Full Time Business
2 Finance Bloggers Share their Tips for Taking Blogs from a Hobby to a Full Time Business Once again we’re handing the podcast over to you, the listeners, to tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. Since episode 221 we’ve been hearing from our listeners about their blogs as a lead up to our new (and completely free) ‘Start a Blog course’, which goes live on 10 January 2018. You can sign up to reserve  your spot in the course at problogger.com/startablog. Today we’re we’re featuring another two bloggers from the same niche. In this case, they’r [...]
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228: From Crying in the Bathroom at Work to a Multi Six Figure Online Business – A Writing Blogger Shares Her Story
Leaving Her Job to Create a Multi Six Figure Online Business – A Writing Blogger Tells Her Story We’re continuing our series of blogger stories, and handing the podcast over to you so you can tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. This series, which started with episode 221, is all part of the launch of our new (and completely free) ‘Start a Blog’ course, which goes live on 10 January 2018. You can sign up to reserve your spot in the course at problogger.com/startablog. In today’s episode we hear from Joanna Penn, who has done amazing things wit [...]
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227: 3 Travel Bloggers Share their Stories and Tips
3 Travel Bloggers Share Their Tips and Stories Once again I’m handing the podcast over to you, our listeners, to share your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. I started this series towards the end of last year with episode 221: From 0 to 500,000 Page Views a Month – A DIY Blogger Shares Her Story Today I’ve got three blogger stories for you. And like our ‘tech blogger’ episode 222, I’ve put together stories from three travel and tourism bloggers. Links and Resources for 3 Travel Bloggers Share their Stories and Tips Captivating Cappadocia Blogger Duke Dil [...]
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4 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog in 2018
At a recent Christmas party a friend asked me a series of rapid-fire questions about blogging. “Do you think I should start a blog in 2018? Or have I missed the boat with blogging? If blogging is still relevant, how could it benefit me? I guess I’m trying to work out… why should I start a blog?” My friend isn’t the only one asking these kinds of questions. At the start of every year a lot of people ponder whether a blog should be a part of their plans for the new year. And every January we see a spike in our Google Analytics where people are arriving from Google to a [...]
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226: From Passion Project to Over $100,000 in Advertising Revenue – a Dating Ideas Blogger Shares Her Story
Over $100,000 in Ad Revenue – a Dating Ideas Blogger Tells Her Story It’s the beginning of January and I want to wish you all a Happy New Year. You may want to kick off the new year with our Start a Blog Course. In today’s episode we are continuing our series of blogger stories where I’m handing the podcast over to you as listeners to tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. Kristen Manieri from Orlando, Florida started a blog with no real plan to make money. Kristen writes about dating ideas of a particular location and her blog has grown to the point where [...]
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5 Bloggers Who Started a Blog in 2017 and Survived
When you start a blog, you understandably look for advice from experts to help get you started. You look at countless blogs in your niche – ones that have probably been going for a while and enjoying various types of success. It can be quite overwhelming, and sets you up for the comparison game and ‘perfection paralysis’ – not wanting to hit publish until your blog looks perfect. Just recently we asked the ProBlogger Community to submit their stories of starting a blog, and their tips for those  considering starting a blog in 2018. We received so many stories, some of which ha [...]
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