The Ultimate Guide to Q4 for Bloggers: How to Make the Most Money During the Craziest Time of the Year

The summer months can suck for bloggers because people just don’t want to be on their computers. (Not that I can blame them!) There’s a nearly universal downturn in traffic, which is a bummer. Thankfully, those days should be coming to an end as school begins and temperatures begin to drop, and people begin spending more time at their computers again. This is great news for bloggers utilizing affiliate marketing on their blogs, because the uptick in traffic comes right before the

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Why it is Important for Bloggers to Grow Their Mailing Lists

Have you ever heard the phrase “the money is in the list”? Chances are if you have been building a blog or online business, you have heard it quite a few time. I am here to tell you that, as cliché as it sounds, it is true. Let’s spend some time today talking about why it is important that bloggers have mailing lists, how it can be used, and a few practical tips for how you can grow your mailing

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The Worst Web Host: Bluehost Sucks

A friend once told me that I was the most tactful person she knew, but right now I am going to be uncharacteristically blunt. I am going to tell it like it is, which is this: Bluehost sucks. It is the absolute worst. If you are a new blogger looking for a web host, you’ve probably googled things liked, “what is the best web host for new bloggers?” or “where should I host my wordpress blog?” or “what is the

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4 Tips for Improving Your Blogging Skills

If you’re looking to improve your blogging skills, you’re making a great choice. No matter how long you’ve been blogging, most everyone has some room to improve. There are always new things to learn and new approaches you can take to your blog and blog writing. Four tips for improving your blogging skills Get Inspired You should read blogs from writers who inspire you and then take some time to reflect on what it is you love about them. Why

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What To Do Before You Write Your First Blog Post

You have a beautiful blog design. You have all of the bells and whistles (aka plugins and widgets) all in place. However, now it is time to put your lovely blog to use. It’s time to write. However, there are a few things that you should do before you write your first blog post. What to do before you write your first blog post Know Your Niche I am sure that you have already given some thought to this when

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