Blogger Success Bulletin – Winter 2017

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This is the Winter 2017 Edition of the Blogger Success Bulletin

Time flies when you’re blogging fun.

I’ve been creating lots of exciting content the past several months as another season has flown by!

For those who are new to this blog, the Blogger Success Bulletin normally comes out four times per year.

The BSB is where we feature real bloggers who have started new websites using the Build Your Own Blog setup guide.

This lets you go behind the curtain to see examples of customers who are launching new blogs. Continue reading…

How a New Blogger Can Master Content Marketing [EP 19 The Blog Chronicles]

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Pamela Wilson understands content marketing like few others do.

She’s a former Executive VP of Educational Content for Rainmaker Digital, the company that owns Copyblogger.com (one of the world’s most popular online marketing blogs.)

She also owns Big Brand System, a business that helps online companies big or small create memorable brands that get results.

And she just published her first book titled Master Content Marketing: A Simple Strategy to Cure the Blank Page Blues and Attract a Profitable Audience

On this episode of The Blog Chronicles, we focus on You the blogger and how content marketing can be implemented into your blogging routine so you can reach MORE people, grow a wider audience and ultimately boost your sales (if you are monetized.)

Here are some things you’ll discover in this episode:

–What the term “content marketing” means to the new blogger

–How content marketing works

–The skills needed to succeed at content marketing

–Why you shouldn’t dread doing it

–Why “I don’t have time for content marketing” is a lame excuse

–A lazy approach to content marketing

–What is a “customer journey” and why a blogger should create content that fosters their journey

–7 Essential Elements to Successful Content Continue reading…

Why Roundup Posts Deliver Proven Results (Like More Traffic) [EP 18 The Blog Chronicles]

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Romanian Blogger Minuca Elena is a full-time creator of Expert Roundup Posts in many different blog niches.

Busy influencers hire her to organize and put together these projects. She makes a nice living doing this as an independent blogger.

Listen in as she talks about her life as an expert in expert roundup posts.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn in this episode:

–How blogging has changed Minuca’s life

–Why she focuses on creating expert roundups

–How she became a full time blogger

–What expert roundup posts can do for your website

–What her family and friends think about her career

–What Minuca likes and dislikes about full time blogging

–Where Minuca expects to be in two years Continue reading…

Blind Blogger Maxwell Ivey Takes Away Your Excuses [EP 23 The Blog Chronicles]

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What’s your excuse?

Blind Blogger Maxwell Ivey has a way of crushing every excuse we have about almost anything.

You see, most people online are too scared to do much. They come up with all sorts of excuses.

–Not enough time.

–Don’t know what to do.

–Can’t keep myself going after five posts

–Yada yada yada

Bah! Maxwell has heard them all. Don’t even try it. 😉

Find out how “The Blind Blogger” does business online (hint: WordPress is a big help) despite his physical limitations. Continue reading…

What This Wounded Coal Miner Did to Be Happy & Free [EP 22 The Blog Chronicles]

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On this episode of The Blog Chronicles a longtime blogger and social media expert is sharing his personal story for the first time.

If you think a coal miner has no shot at finding blog success, meet Wade Harman.

Wade was a fifth-generation coal miner in Virgina for ten years.

Growing up, that’s the only lifestyle he knew. He describes the coal mines as “calling to me” when he was young. So like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Wade began working for a coal mining company soon after high school.

But a tragic and unexpected accident crushed his well-paying job. Physically, Wade was forced to work from home.

The “new economy”, or online lifestyle, was the next career to call his name. Continue reading…

How to Create an Expert Roundup Post for the First Time Part 1 [EP 20 The Blog Chronicles]

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This episode of The Blog Chronicles is a bit different.

Instead of an interview, I recorded a meeting I had with blogger Maddy Osman.

Why? We are both interested in putting together a form of blog content called The Mega Expert Roundup Post.

I’m thinking that recording and documenting this experiment would be helpful for YOU so that you’ll know what a mega expert roundup post is, how they are made, and the purpose behind them (what they can do for you.)

Neither one of us has published a mega expert roundup before. You get to follow along behind the curtain. 🙂 Mistakes and all.  Continue reading…

Blogging Goals for 2017: Declare Yours Now! Begin Your Quest for Freedom & Financial Independence

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Ready for a reboot?

2016 is now behind you. Staring at the rear-view-mirror for too long will get you in a wreck.

Looking back can be productive only if you are doing so to learn what NOT to do going forward.

I just wouldn’t dwell on it.

So if you need to, find a quiet place and reflect on what you’ve learned. Write those lessons down in bullet points.

Afterward, come back to this post…

Now let’s get to the fun part! Continue reading…

How to Edit Your Content Like a Master (and By Yourself!)

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In a perfect world, we’d have an editor/proofreader at our beck and call to review all our content before it publishes.

I can hear you laughing!

And I know well that most of us have neither the funds nor the time built into our content creation schedules to benefit from the finishing touches a great editor can provide.

The reality is that many of us have to edit our own content.

This may seem like an impossible task, but in this section, I’m going to share a few techniques that will make it doable. Continue reading…