The Best Black Friday Deals for Bloggers (2017 Edition)

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. Retailers tend to offer huge discounts and many people head out to the stores (or shop online) in hopes of snagging the best deals on their holiday gifts. I’m not going to lie: I typically use Black Friday as an excuse to stock up on things that I know I NEED because I don’t want to be pressured into buying extra junk just to snag a discount or get something

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Rank Ahead of the Competition: Check Out My SEO Course for Bloggers

If learning more about SEO is on your blogging to-do list, I hope you’ll check out my new SEO course for bloggers!   Yesterday I launched my first full-length course, Introduction to SEO for Bloggers! I love talking about how to make money blogging, and my all-encompassing affiliate marketing course is on the horizon, but over the past couple of months the #1 question I started receiving was, “how do I get more traffic to my blog?” The answer for

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10 Easy & Unscary Tips for Writing SEO-Friendly Blog Posts

Search Engine Optimization may seem confusing at first, but once you understand the basics, it’s really not so bad. Here are 10 tips that all bloggers can use – regardless of platform – to write SEO-friendly blog posts. If you’re new to blogging, search engine optimization, or SEO, is a term that’s going to come up constantly. In a nutshell, search engine optimization is the art of creating blog posts not only so humans can understand what you’re writing about,

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How to Create Shoppable Images Using Linklay – Perfect for Affiliate Marketers

There are a lot of blogging tools and resources out there, some of which are more necessary than others. You can definitely blog without adding any extras, but some tools will make your life easier. Linklay is one tool that could be a game changer for affiliate marketers as it will allow you to quickly create shoppable images for your blog. Linklay is an easy-to-use tool that makes it simple to create shoppable images. Shoppable images contain hotlinks that your

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Grammarly is a Must-Have Tool for All Bloggers

  I was an English major in college and the managing news editor at our college paper, which means that I was a fairly good writer when I graduated. Over time, however, I’ve found that all of the writing rules I used to be able to recite at the drop of a hat have flown by the wayside. I’m obviously a big fan of over-using idioms. Sometimes I find myself wondering something as basic as whether or not a sentence needs

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