How to Grow Your Blog Into a Business

Most of the time, businesses start blogging as a way to build an audience. However, the reverse seems to be happening. More and more people with blogs are starting to monetize their traffic. It makes sense because one of the hardest things to do as a business owner is grow your traffic. If you grow your blog first, you already have a solid following to support your business idea. For me, I started a blog because I love to shareRead more

How Often Should You Post a Blog Post

I recently had the privilege to meet several bloggers at a conference and their thoughts varied as to how often one should post a blog from daily, weekly, or monthly. It basically was personal preference.  However, the one thing they did agree on is good content for the readers. So let’s focus on good content … how do you write good content? It doesn’t matter how long you have been blogging, you probably know the term that ‘Content is King’.Read more

Best Browser Extensions for Social Media Marketing

We all find ourselves in the same routine day after day, clicking the same buttons, visiting the same URLs, going through all the same motions. If you’re like me, you’ve gotten pretty good at it. But sometimes turning on autopilot setting sets us up for failure when we’re not engaging our brain to do any thinking. We’re less creative, we’re less productive, and we’re bored. Using browser extensions to automate some of those mundane tasks can help get you backRead more

An Internet Marketing Primer

Internet marketing is a huge marketing opportunity for anyone willing to learn and master the principles involved. If an individual has a product that people want to buy, a well-placed advertising campaign on the Internet will pay dividends. Internet marketing is a huge marketing opportunity for anyone willing to learn and master the principles involved. If an individual has a product that people want to buy, a well-placed advertising campaign on the Internet can pay huge dividends. Everyone is onRead more

Why your Small Business Needs Periscope

In case you aren’t sure what Periscope is, it’s a live streaming video app that was purchased by Twitter in 2015. The allure of Periscope is that it allows you to ‘Go Live’ from anywhere, at any time, while anyone in the world can watch you via your mobile device. There are over ten million users on the platform today, so needless to say if you’re not using it, you’re missing out on some markets that might be of useRead more

Advantages Of Blogging

Why did I start a blog? I wanted to help others. I have seen an explosion in the use of blogs over the years for various reasons. In fact, blogs are taking over. Where we used to see just static websites, we are now seeing more and more blogs. Even on static websites, people are adding blogs to the site. Blogs are being used by individuals to simply express opinions, teach, or by companies wanting to keep their customers informedRead more

Blogging .. Write for Yourself or For Others?

In the beginning, blogging was a form of self-expression. One could write about anything and everything. In recent years, blogging has evolved into something more specific, related to a particular topic or niche.  This is definitely a far cry from what blogging was in the beginning, but if you want to start a blog, you need to keep this in mind. Alright then, should I write for myself or write for others? Just because blogs should revolve around a certainRead more

What Do I Blog About …

A friend of mine asked today how I decided what I would write about on my blog and if I was going to continue writing about personal development.  I’ve pondered that question for awhile now … and I can say that I will branch out … eventually.  One of the most challenging aspects of being a blogger is deciding what to write about. Since my friend is thinking of starting her own blog, I decided to write one on gettingRead more