Checklist for Evaluating a Potential Niche

Checklist for Evaluating a Potential Niche

This is a seven-item checklist to help you make sure that the niche you go into will be profitable. Anytime you're looking at a new niche, just pull out this checklist to help make sure your new niche has the makings of a winner. #1: Enough Traffic? Your niche needs to have enough traffic to hit your minimum income goal. The minimum goal is for you to decide. For beginning bloggers it can be as low as $50-$100 a month, while more experienced bloggers may aim for thousands. As a rough gauge, Continue Reading

Carving a Small Piece of a Large Niche – What To Do When It Feels Like Everyone Is Already Writing About Your Blog’s Topic

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I get so many questions about what to do if your blog's niche is one that a lot of bloggers have already written about.  Is it still okay to have a blog in a niche that's talked about A LOT already?  My answer is "Yes!"... and it helps to take a look at your niche and try to find a bit of a different angle on it or some part of it that isn't being talked about quite as much. The more targeted you can make your blog, the more successful you'll be! How To Drill Down Your Niche Even Continue Reading

Time To Get Dirty Newbie So Roll Up Your Sleeves – Tips To Start Your Blog

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We’ve all got to start somewhere right ? Sad but true.. When something is new to us, you can see that newborn look of innocence on our faces. When it’s new, you can see the fascination and wonderment in our eyes. Just as well, when we’re attempting something new.. we definitely look the part too. We stumble, we make glaring mistakes that give away our lack of experience and with respect to a blog.. maybe our readers can’t tell, but anyone that’s been blogging for a while can surely see that Continue Reading

Warning: Read This Before You Write Your Next Blog Post

Warning: Read This Before You Write Your Next Blog Post

Sometimes bloggers claim they have nothing to blog about, but the truth is you have a lot to write about. If you are promoting a product of your own, or someone else's, or offering any type of service you have dozens of blog posts you could be writing right now. You should be using your blog to inform your readers about products and services - whether they are yours only or you're promoting them via an affiliate program. Always be Marketing Marketing is a process that is ongoing. You should Continue Reading

Are You Still Struggling To Make Money With Your Blog? Check Out These Ideas!

Are You Still Struggling To Make Money With Your Blog? Check Out These Ideas!

Face it, the reason you want to be a rock star blogger is to grow your business and make more money, right? Of course, you do. In order to make money from your blog you will need to find ways to monetize your blog. If you do not offer anything for sale on your blog the money fairies will not automatically you give you money just because you're an excellent blogger. You have to do things that enable you to earn money. You have many options but let's just talk about three of them. Your Own Continue Reading

Four Unexpected Benefits of Social Networking

Four Unexpected Benefits of Social Networking

It's a truly social web out there. No one can argue that. People are flocking to Facebook (a billion active monthly users) and are spending a large portion of their Internet time on social networks. Because of this, the experts tell us, as bloggers, we also need to be on social networks. It make sense. It definitely does. But beyond simply trying to connect with our target audiences, social networking offers some other unexpected benefits including… SEO Benefits More and more, search Continue Reading

3 Easy Productivity-Boosting Ways Streamline Your Social Networking

3 Easy Productivity-Boosting Ways Streamline Your Social Networking

Last week, we talked about how each social network is just a little bit different and our approach to each one should be carefully crafted. At the time, I cautioned against simply using social media integration tools to broadcast the same thing across your social networks. I stand by that advice wholeheartedly, but there are still plenty of useful tools you can use to streamline your social networking process. Here are 3 types of tools that are worth checking out: #1 Integrating and Managing Continue Reading

Five Effective Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

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Writer's block is the test of all writers’ endurance, expertise and passion for their profession. All of us have our personal and professional nightmares. We shudder at failing the next exam, we have sleepless nights pondering over how our interviews would go, we may have nightmares thinking about how we are going to propose to that lovely person we met on the road. But do you know what is  the biggest nightmare of a writer? Sitting in front of his notebook or computer screen and not being able Continue Reading