This podcast is full of monetizing tips, but this episode I thought I would go over just five of them briefly. Watch...Listen...Read... I always hear from people asking me about monetizing their WordPress site or blog. Some are totally stumped, while others have tons of ideas but don't … [Read more...] about 5 Quick Tips For Monetizing Your WordPress Site
Tips and Advice on Digital Content
When it comes to your blog, website or eCommerce site, it's not all about the tech side of things. Exceptional content for your blog or website, WordPress or not, is essential to drive and retain the traffic you need to grow your site.
There is a saying in the marketing and sales world: No one wants to be sold to but everyone wants to buy. If that is true, how do we capture the readers who land on our eCommerce site? How do we make them want to know more about our products? How do we motivate them to buy without pushing hard … [Read more...] about How to Sell Your Products Online With ‘Sticky’ Stories
I love content marketing. Really, I do. I adore giving my readers tips, tools and advice.Building relationships with them.But will your readers jump ship if you try to sell to them?Selling your readers things they need and want will not send them away.Not if you make your offers in … [Read more...] about Why It’s Okay to Sell Stuff on Your Blog—and 8 Ways to Do It Right
Today's podcast takes a look at at how your interview questions can be repurposed to provide additional content for your blog. Watch...Listen...Read... In today's episode, I'd like to I hope I can touch on ways that to repurpose your podcast. In this podcast I often do this the form of … [Read more...] about An Interview Question from Your Podcast is a Potential Blog Post
In today's podcast, we are talking about all that content that may have had behind a paywall on your site. Watch...Listen...Read... A recent question in a comment inspired me to do today's short-but-sweet podcast.Someone asked me if we were still selling our eBooks and online … [Read more...] about What to Do With Content That You Are No Longer Selling Online
In my 10 years of blogging, this has been a question I've heard over and over again: at my workshops, talking to clients or just here and there on social. And the answer changes a lot over time, depending on who is answering.As you may know, I have always felt that consistency was better than … [Read more...] about Four Tips To Help You Decide How Often You Should Blog
I love sports analogies. Bob even compared blogging to baseball. If blogging is a game, I think of my readers as fitting into one of two buckets: players or spectators.As in any game, the players are more visible. Noticed more.We remember them more. Why? Because the players on your blog are … [Read more...] about Why Your Blog Needs Both Spectators and Players
Every once in awhile I tend to go back to the basics. Over 10 years of blogging, 7 of them here on this blog, I have shared long and short tips. They are always good to revisit and to help those you are just starting their journey. So I pulled together a few for today's post. 1. Help Your SEO with … [Read more...] about From Comments to SEO. About Page to Your Photo. Tips for Your WordPress Blog
In the social media age, we are all writers, whether we want to be or not. Those of us who are lucky may have staff to manage most of it for us. Maybe we hire a blogger to handle our posts or pass our newsletter content and email sales campaigns on to an in-house or contracted copywriter.But … [Read more...] about Your Blog Post Headline: Ignore It at Your Own Peril
There is nothing new under the sun.All we have are existing ideas. Ideas that can be tweaked, improved upon, fiddled with, until they become like something new. But, still, they are not really new.They are simply a new version of old.I almost didn’t use the word creative in the title of … [Read more...] about What I Learned About Creative Blogging from Watching Improv
So, you’re ready to choose a domain for your new and upcoming website. You want to do it right, and not fall down the rabbit hole during a domain name search, spending countless hours finding the perfect one.Finding the right domain name is an art. At the time of this post, there was over 1.1 … [Read more...] about Should You Ever Break the Rules When Searching For a New Domain?
Writing and blogging ideas are all around us, if we just keep our ear to the ground. This week, I’ve been thinking about kid lit a lot. Children’s literature has a rich past and a ripe future.This last, March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s 112th birthday. And though he died at age 87, his legacy lives on … [Read more...] about Straw into Gold: 5 Blogging Lessons from Rumpelstiltskin