Guest post by Karol K. of newInternetOrder
On your quest to write epic shit, you’re going to have to put more thought, more soul and more effort into each of your blog posts.
That means not publishing posts prematurely, before you’re sure that each post is insanely useful to your audience.
Before you publish your next post, try asking yourself these 9 questions first to make sure you’re not publishing prematurely:
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Guest post by Barron Cuadro
I’m a firm believer in the idea that the more you give away, the more you receive. It makes perfect karmic sense, and it is especially true in the online world.
If you look at businesses that over-deliver on their promises, you’ll notice the overwhelming magnitude of their success. That’s because these businesses that are so open to give are often paid back many times over through referrals, customer loyalty, and brand evangelization.
If you’re an entrepreneur, blogger, or small business owner, you can replicate these simple ideas in your own business, and then email me in a couple months to let me know how your growth has progressed by leaps and bounds.
On the surface, these might seem like basic ideas. However, if you take the time to implement them, they will have a positive, lasting effect and will forever change how your audience perceives your business.
Continue reading Give More to Get More: Three Simple Ways To Turn Casual Visitors into Raving Customers
Guest post by John Anyasor of HiLife2B
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about the authenticity of bloggers. Surprisingly, it’s something that isn’t done much in the blogosphere. There tends to be so much focus on ‘writing great posts’ and ‘creating content’ that we seem to have forgotten what blogging is really about.
Blogging is about the stories behind the blogger.
Ever since I revealed my true story on my own blog, I’ve gotten an outpouring of comments about the questions I posed about the state of the self help blog.
The main problem with the typical self help blog? There’s no story for the reader to relate too.
Yes, we know that ‘if we try hard enough, we can achieve anything’, but where is your proof? What have you achieved that makes me believe what you’re saying?
Continue reading How Tim Ferriss, Jon Morrow, and a Cat Lover Helped Me Become a Better Blogger
Guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology
Hi, I’m Tyler. I created a blog in June, 2010 called Advanced Riskology and, by September, more than 2,000 people had decided that they liked it enough to make it a part of their daily lives.
That makes me feel incredibly good and I want to tell you exactly how I did it, but before we begin, I should clear up a few misconceptions that a lot of people have had when they hear my story:
- I am not an overnight success. It only took three months for Advanced Riskology to build a respectable following, but it took me 25 years to come up with it.
- I didn’t just get lucky. I found a few strategies that worked really well for what I was doing and I leveraged them as much as possible.
- No one discovered me. I’ve gotten help from some very influential people, but it was because I asked for it, not because I was found.
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Guest post by Andy Hayes of Travel Online Partners
If you’re not familiar with website usability, the term might make you think of scientists in white lab coats and Rubik’s Cubes.
Funny, but not quite accurate.
What Is Usability?
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Guest post by Joel Runyon of Blog of Impossible Things
Comments have been a hot topic of late. Some blogs have gotten so big that comments have become more of a burden than a blessing, but the fact is that most blogs could stand to have a few more comments.
If you’re looking for a dead simple way to double your comments, every single blog post, I’ve got a new technique for you…
What it’s not
- It’s not automated.
- It’s not an SEO trick.
- It’s not expensive [in fact, it’s actually free].
All it takes is one simple action from you.
Sounds easy, so what’s the problem?
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