WordPress for Beginners & SEO for Newbies – Ashley Faulkes [EP 47 The Blog Chronicles]

Ashley Faulkes

Ashley Faulkes is my special guest on this episode of The Blog Chronicles.

Ashley is a Blogger, Web Developer, and WordPress expert over on his website – MADLEMMINGS.COM

Hailing from Australia, at the time he set out to study a degree in mechanical engineering. After years of studying Ashley felt that he had no interest in the subject at all and set out to travel the world and do other things.

Even doing a ski instructor course while he was living in Canada.

In 2001 when the DOT COM bust was happening, work was very scarce. Fortunately, Ashley, at the time was approached by an old university friend who offered him a very good opportunity in Switzerland to become a web developer. Ashley jumped at the opportunity even though he knew nothing about the internet he used his technical skills to master whatever he set out to do.

Since then Ashley has never looked back, and although Ashley claims not to be an expert in his field he has a wealth of information on how to get started online in a professional manner. Continue reading…

Blogger Success Bulletin: Spring 2018

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Are you ready to meet three new bloggers out there taking action and making things happen?

One is a funny guy with Aspergers, another lady documents her nightly dreams and the third blogger is motivated to remember the lives of great human beings who deserve more attention to the life they lived.

Alrighty then, let’s meet our first blogger! Continue reading…

University Study Concludes: Self-Employment Leads to Happiness

self employment

Recently, I came across something that caught my attention.

The University of Exeter came out with a new study that confirms what I’ve been telling Build Your Own Blog readers for years: self-employed people enjoy their work more and find it more rewarding. 

The study analyzed 5,000 people in four different countries doing various types of work.

The researchers discovered one primary reason why: Continue reading…

10 Best WordPress Plugins to Monetize Your Blog in 2018

10 best WordPress plugins monetization

Recently, Forbes published an article listing websites and blogs that accrue impressive revenues. CopyBlogger is slated to earn $1 million a month, yes, you heard it right! This is the potential of blogging. In addition to pursuing your hobby, you can become a millionaire.

To accomplish this purpose, your content should be overwhelming, and you should deploy online marketing tactics to target the right audience. If your blog is built on WordPress, you need you can rely on plugins to monetize your blog. Continue reading…

8 Common Email Marketing Campaign Mistakes Bloggers Need to Avoid

As a blogger, one of the most important concepts you need to remember is building a solid community around your blog and keeping your readers happy and engaged with your content.

However, this is easier said than done.

There are so many bloggers out there that have the potential to be wildly successful, but many fall into certain traps when it comes to their email marketing campaigns. These mistakes are vital to avoid and could cost you the reputation and credibility of your blog.

To help you make the right decision in your email marketing campaign and to guarantee quality, here are seven of the most common mistakes that you’ll need to avoid. Continue reading…

Blogging for Special Needs Children: Meet Dawn Marie Perkins at TheMommaKnows.com [EP 44 The Blog Chronicles]

Dawn Marie Perkins

Dawn Marie Perkins is a full-time homeschooling Momma of 18 years. Hospital Certified Nursing Assistant and a fit mom with a totally self-taught geeky side.

She lives in Eastern Washington with her husband, the youngest two of their six children. Her Dad, two yappy Pomeranians and an assortment of backyard chickens.

Most of Dawn’s listeners are parents of children who have special needs. Continue reading…

Should You Start a Podcast? Maybe. Find Your Answer with Prolific Podcaster Nathan Fraser [EP 43 The Blog Chronicles]

Nathan Fraser

On this episode of The Blog Chronicles, we’re going to be talking about podcasting, more specifically, how podcasting can help a blogger grow their audience to reach its full potential.

Today my guest is Nathan Fraser -‘The High Priest Of Propaganda.’

Nathan has been a prolific podcaster since the late 2000’s and before he even knew what blogging was, he was creating content and building websites.

Mainly as a political activist, Nathan used his blogging skills to create a communication that he thought lacked through main-stream media authority. For about ten-years Nathan stayed under the radar writing content about political issues using many different pseudonyms before coming out as ‘Nathan Fraser,'(which is his real name, so, if you are really good at internet research you may just still find some of his ‘old stuff.’ ) 😉

In this ‘down the rabbit hole’ episode of  The Blog Chronicles, I spoke with Nathan and learned that he has certainly had a very interesting and colourful background. His marketing skills and the urge to push on be persistent in what he wanted to achieve as an entrepreneur building businesses and serving people in the free market, all of these things led him down many avenues, twists and turns before becoming – The High Priest Of Propaganda. Continue reading…

Freelance Survival Skills – How to Stay Alive and Thrive in the New Economy [EP 42 The Blog Chronicles]

 

In this straight to the point talk about the realities of freelancing, my long time friend and mentor Steve Roller sets out a few hard truths about who will actually make it in the ‘Wild West Gig Economy.’

I met Steve about six years ago at his Big Ideas Retreat in Vermont, since then I gained much knowledge from Steve which has helped me grow in my own online business.

I sat down and chatted with Steve Roller about his book – The Freelancer Manifesto – 11 Big Ideas To Stand Out And Thrive In The New Economy.

Any freelancer out there should definitely connect with Steve and even read his book, it will save you a lot of time and money if you’re not sure which direction to take.

Here are a few pointers from Steve’s book that will have you thinking about whether freelancing would be a lucrative online business for you or not and that freelancing is actually great fun at the same time as hard work and dedication. Continue reading…

4 Tips to Transition from Blogging Loser to Blogging Winner

Blog winner

I love you.

Really.

Think not of the insulting definition of “loser” in this blog post title.  I mean not to criticize you.

But if your energy is mired in loss, scarcity and fear, chances are you are a blogging loser. Or a blogger whose mind is dominated by loss, lack and limitation.

I am a former blogging loser. The old me feared losing traffic, profits and my reputation.

Most of what I did blogging-wise was to avoid loss.

Not a good look.

Where you put your attention and energy, grows. I suffered through years of loss, lack, limitation, struggle and blogging failure.

I turned things around though.

Now I’m a blogging winner, all about expressing appreciation, seeing gains, observing expanding success and inspiring more folks to become successful bloggers.

Thinking and acting like a winner means it’s only a matter of time before you succeed with your blog.

If you feel stuck with your blog make no mistake about it; loss drives you. Fear goads you into doing silly, failure-inducing stuff.

Let’s turn that around.

Follow these tips to go from blogging loser to blogging winner. Continue reading…

Bigfoot Blogger: How to Succeed in a Strange Blog Niche [EP 41 The Blog Chronicles]

On this episode of the Blog Chronicles, I talk with blogger and Big Foot aficionado David Boozer.

David and I have become friends over the past few years thanks to our mutual love of blogging and WordPress. David has been coaching bloggers and helping people set up beautiful WordPress websites for several years now.

He’s also found success monetizing his blogs, and one blog happens to be about Big Foot!

That’s what we talk about on this episode: how David jumped into a “strange” blog niche (Big Foot) and turned it into a money maker. 

David is always fun to interview. Here are a few things you will learn from our conversation (which you can read or listen to below.): Continue reading…