It’s time for another Million Dollar Blog Project update.
Today we’ll be talking about how to refine your blog’s topic and how to develop a killer unique selling proposition.
I’m also going to share the key question you have to answer to make your blog stand out, in just a moment.
We’ve chosen our topic for the MDBP blog we’ll be creating. Broadly, we’ll be covering “expertise” as a topic. That topic is a little broad and perhaps not unique enough to create a compelling blog around, so we’ll be narrowing things down a bit. I’ll use our blog as an example later on in this post.
We’re happy to report that over 250 blogs have already registered as part of the Million Dollar Blog Project.
To make it easy for you to track which ones are attracting the most visitors and subscribers (and earning the most revenue), we’ve created a new sortable leaderboard.
View the Million Dollar Blog Project leaderboard now.
Some special notes for participants:
Please look for your blog in the list.
If you see a red “x” in the monthly visitors or subscribers column, it means there was a problem with the address you entered in your profile, or that you haven’t enabled public access to your Clicky stats or Feedburner stats.
If you have a red “x”, read the instructions again about how to register your blog for the project. If you have trouble or questions, feel free to write us in the comments below.
Please also verify that your accountability journal link is correct. If you haven’t started an accountability journal, please start one either offsite, or within your MDBP site profile.
Note that we won’t be reaching out individually to people who’s profiles have not been configured correctly. At some point in the near future we will temporarily disable registrations that are incorrectly configured or that do not have accountability journals set up.
We’d love to hear your feedback about the new leaderboard, whether you’ve registered for the project or not. Just leave a comment below.
Thanks to Nicky from Tumble Design for coding up the leaderboard for us.
Have a great weekend!
Welcome to another Million Dollar Blog Project update!
We have some big news for you regarding our selected topic later on in this post. But up first, let’s talk about a couple of important housekeeping items.
(Special note: we’re also going to ask you to briefly share any progress you’ve made in the comments below, so be sure to read the end of the post and tell us where you’re at.)
Thanks to everyone who has already registered their blog as part of this project. Registration is free and almost 200 of you have already signed up with new blogs. How cool is that?
See the full list of participating blogs in the project here.
If you’re planning to participate in the project by creating your own blog along side us, just head over and register so your site can be listed as a participant.
New Twitter Hashtag: #TTMDBP
We’d like to make it easier for all of us participating in the project to connect on Twitter and share posts about our respective projects with each other.
Last week, Corbett, Sean Ogle, and I described how to decide on a perfect domain name and set up your blog from scratch. Today, it is time for you to share with everyone else what you plan to do for the MDBP.
Corbett and I have put together a website specifically for the Million Dollar Blog Project. It will be the home to all of your stats, rankings, and accountability journals. It will also be a great place for you to see how other people are coming along with their MDBP websites.
You can head over to the MDBP registration page to sign up (remember, it is 100% free).
On the welcome page there are also full instructions on how to set up the necessary stat tracking links in your profile (Feedburner, Clicky, revenue, etc.).
For a look at a sample profile, check out the page for Think Traffic.
We are still working on the MDBP rankings page, but it will be coming shortly. In the meantime you can still check out the list of other participating blogs.
That’s it for today. Just wanted to quickly share the new MDBP site with you all and let you spend some time getting your site set-up after purchasing the perfect domain.
Note: I have an update later on in this post about the heated discussion that broke out on Tuesday over the topic we announced (and what we plan to do about it). Skip ahead to find out, or keep reading to learn about choosing your domain name and setting up your blog.
You’ve read the ground rules and hopefully have chosen a topic for the Million Dollar Blog Project. Now it’s time to choose a great domain name and set your blog up.
Choosing a domain name is an important and potentially tricky step in building a new blog. We’re going to talk about all of the things you should watch out for when selecting your domain name.
Then we’re going to show you how to set up your new blog in 15 minutes or less. That part is actually pretty easy if you haven’t done it before.
If you already have a domain name in mind, you can get straight to setting up your new blog.
The results are in! We’ve chosen a topic for the Million Dollar Blog Project, thanks to your nominations and voting.
If you’re dying of curiosity, you can skip ahead and find out the topic we chose.
But first, we’re going to explain exactly how to choose a great topic for your own blog, no matter your goals.
If you’re participating in the $1MBP, you might be asking yourself that question right now. You should choose a topic for the project soon, so you can follow along as we build out and launch our new blog.
Here’s the thing: there’s no single right way to choose a blog topic, and the best topic for you depends a lot on your situation and what you hope to do with your blog.