5 Tips to Become a Guest Posting Machine

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**Another useful yet entertaining guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

Writing and placing guest posts drips with blogging benefits like:

–increased blog traffic
–greater profits
–more friendships established
–more fun had
–more folks helped

But most bloggers cling to a jambalaya of limiting beliefs related to guest posting.

Today I’ll share tips to help you become a guest posting machine. Continue reading…

Increase Your Digital Marketing ROI with This Simple, Proven Formula from Marcus Sheridan [EP 28 The Blog Chronicles]

When it comes to effective business blogging, Marcus Sheridan just might be the king of the content marketing jungle.

He knows how to increase your digital marketing ROI because he’s done it first hand.

Maybe that’s why he is called The Sales Lion? 😉

And now, Marcus has shared his story together with some additional case studies in his new book: They Ask, You Answer.

Here’s why anyone who wants to make more income online should listen to this interview: in 2008, Marcus was co-owner of a brick-and-mortar business–a swimming pool supply store called River Pool and Spa. (He still owns it today.)

For 7 years, he led the sales team and built the business with traditional methods, like in-person sales, phone calls, meeting clients in their home, serving customers who walked into the store, etc.

Then, in 2008, the economy crashed, and many advisers told Marcus his River Pool and Spa store should declare bankruptcy.

But Marcus didn’t want to lose the house he and his wife and children called home.

So out of desperation, he tried something new. Continue reading…

How to Right a Sinking Blogging Ship (or How to Bail and Find a New Ship)


**This is a guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

The boldest move of my blogging career involved:

–deleting 3,400 blog posts
–trashing my old blog
–trashing my old brand
–releasing my online cash flow streams

Each move made way for Blogging From Paradise.

In a world where bloggers whine on parting with a single blog post, the idea of deleting 3,400 posts, an entire blog and your brand may induce vomiting. But you never truly grow until you let go.

Sometimes you need not delete the blog. All it takes is a few adjustments to right a sinking blogging ship. Continue reading…

Why You Should Still Care About Google Plus [Episode 26 The Blog Chronicles]

Google Plus was rocking in 2013.

Do you remember the G+ heyday?

Those were fun times….

What about now? Did something happen to Google Plus?

Yes and no.

Yes, Google made some business decisions in 2015 that affected the G+ momentum. Like, it dropped dramatically.

Many people lost interest and left.

Now let’s fast forward to 2017…have you used Google Plus lately?

Oh, you think it’s a ghost town? Huh.

Then how is a guy like Ben Fisher helping his clients grow their business through Google Plus? Continue reading…

Blogger Survival Tip: Kill the Bear Trying to Eat You

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Have you ever seen a movie called The Edge?

Here’s a quick synopsis: A billionaire (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins) tags along with his supermodel wife to her photo shoot up in the Alaskan frontier.

Alec Baldwin plays the sleazy photographer.

Baldwin and Hopkins end up getting lost out in the wilderness together. I’m talking many miles out from their lodge, thanks to a small plane crash.

It gets worse. Continue reading…

How to Creatively Monetize Your Travel Blog


I have a fond place in my heart for Kathmandu.

Not just because 2 wild men attacked me in this exotic capital of Nepal.

One dude nibbled on my right triceps. Another reached back and punched me in the shoulder, walloping me as he grinned insidiously, like the Cheshire Cat.

Before I drop a dual Mike Tyson reference I have to share: I hatched the idea for Blogging From Paradise after speaking to a travel blogger at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

She’d earned some nice coin through both sponsored posts and advertising but those income streams dried up for her.

The wheels slowly turned in my mind.

I’d seen so many struggling travel bloggers bemoan the fact that their sponsored post and advertising revenue was sporadic at best.

Could I show travel bloggers better, more creative ways to make money online?

Heck yeah! Continue reading…

How to Live Your Legend Through Adventurous Blogging [EP 27 The Blog Chronicles]

Chelsea Dinsmore

Scott Dinsmore was an amazing blogger…

After learning the basics with a few previous blogs, Scott launched a new website called Live Your Legend.

For the first four years, not much happened.

Then suddenly, the seeds he had sown began growing rapidly!

Within a couple of years, he had 100,000 subscribers.

Then tragedy struck…

That’s where my guest comes in…

Chelsea Dinsmore was his devoted wife, who traveled the world with him, and gleaned some of Scott’s business sense along the way apparently…

Because now SHE is the CEO of Live Your Legend dot net.

What happened to Scott? How did Chelsea step into the role of CEO without any prior business experience? Then proceed to take the blog up to 250,000 subscribers?

You’ll have to tune in or read the transcript to find out. 😉 Continue reading…

How to Make Money Fast with a Green Blog: a Minimalist Guide

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**This is a guest blog post from Green Blogger Mi Muba**

What comes to your mind when you think of going green?

Consume less, eat less, spend less and be happy. Right?

How can a person do less of everything and be happy?

Well, people say happiness lies in consuming MORE AND MORE. Be it food, clothing, pleasure or partying.

This is the confusion that you can demystify on your green blog by clearly showing how real happiness is found in balanced consumption. Neither more nor less. Continue reading…

1 Paralyzing Blogging Limiting Belief and How to Slay this Dastardly Demon

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I am staring at a blank page here in Myanmar.

I am writing these words – offline – in a Word document but my web browser remains blank. Clear. A casualty of a less than stellar Burmese internet connection.

My wife Kelli and I prepared ourselves for this. We knew this country had recently opened up to the outside world. Having a strong 4G network is not high on the list of Myanmar priorities these days.

But even though I was aware of this issue I still have to be mindful of a paralyzing blogging limiting belief dancing around in my monkey mind, bedeviling me like a nasty little demon, trying to snuff out my successful blogging actions.

The limiting belief? Continue reading…

Feisty 86 Year Old Writer Plans New Blog [EP 25 The Blog Chronicles]


Age is just a number.

That’s definitely the motto today’s podcast guest lives by.

Meet Lura Zerick: she is 86 years young and already working on two new novels.

She has been a writer since the 1980s, starting out as a freelancer with print publications.

She has self-published 7 books. Most of them were published after she turned 70.

Lura says she wouldn’t go back to being 35 for a million dollars. After spending five minutes with her, I believe it.

With her writing experience and amazing attitude, I brought her on The Blog Chronicles knowing that many would enjoy her story. Continue reading…

How a Spiritual Blog Spreads Goodness and Fights Evil


Spiritual blogs are a hot niche.

I get emails every week from people wanting to start a spiritual blog.

The niche is broad and has a lot of overlap with the “self help” niche…sometimes they can seem like one and the same.

Because many bloggers want to blog on spiritual topics that help people. They want to write about self-improvement from a religious angle.

This is the niche we are exploring today on The Blog Chronicles.

Cylon George blogs at Spiritual Living for Busy People dot com (link in show notes.)

He works full time as a college chaplain while building his blog audience. Recently, Cylon did his first affiliate marketing campaign and made a few sales!

His blog is deep yet practical. He’s a good writer and has made guest blog posts for sites such as Tiny Budha. Continue reading…