Creating a Video for your Blog: Know Your Purpose

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Every time you present something–you should know the purpose for your communication, or you risk losing your audience.

When using a video for your blog, you must understand what your purpose is before you spend the time and money to produce the video.

These are the things to think about before starting your vBlog…

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Crash Course on Finding the Best Domain Names and Hosting Service for Your Blog


Sometimes “blog speak” sounds strange to a newbie.

Along your blog journey you will run into some foreign terms being tossed around…blogger lingo that doesn’t make much sense.

Terms like domain names and hosting services–these might be completely new to you.

I can relate.

When I started blogging, I didn’t know a domain name from romaine lettuce. And why would a blog need twinkies and ding dongs? (Hostess…Hosting…Get it?…never mind.)

Hopefully this tutorial will help you out.   Continue reading…

Why Bloggers Should Own Their Blog and Not Be a Digital Renter


What’s the key to blog success? Location, location, location.

Would your rather own your home or pay rent to a landlord?

Most people would probably choose home ownership. Sure, there might be a few positive reasons to rent a house, but let’s face it, the majority of people globally would choose to have their own house if they could.

This makes a lot of sense because when you own the house, nobody can tell you to leave or tell you what you can or can’t do.

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Follow the Keywords–They Lead to Your Blog Niche and Your Success




Larry was web surfing one snowy afternoon when he found an article called Rock Your Blog with These Sixx Content Hooks.

Something about the article made him feel alive. Excited. Bold.

With visions of blogs dancing in his head, Larry couldn’t wait to get started. But there was something he needed to figure out before launching his new blog…something Larry didn’t even know he needed to figure out.

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The 5 Most Annoying Blogger Habits

Great blogs are captivating, ever-changing, ever-evolving works that continually feed their visitors with wonderful content. They reach into the hearts and minds of their audience – whether it is excellent content that educates or witty material that makes people laugh.

There is, however, the other side of the blogging tracks, so to speak. The vast darkness of cyberspace that is littered with half-done, boring, terrible content.

Don’t let this be you.

This article will explore the top 5 most annoying blog habits to help you know what NO’T to do when writing a blog article.

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Why Smart Bloggers Build Their Email List–Here’s How to Get Started

Email is just mail reinvented.



Email lives.

I say this without hesitation because my inbox is just as full of email today as it was two years ago. Plus I’m seeing great results using email here with Build Your Own Blog.

Does email appear dead to you?

Despite a few hastily written obituaries, email is quite alive and still kicking with relevant energy.

Oh sure, email has a few obvious imperfections, yet it STILL delivers great results today for bloggers and the online entrepreneur.

That’s because email is a fantastic tool to grow a strong relationship between you and your followers. Continue reading…

Feeding Google: How to Use YouTube and Google+ to Outrank Your Competition

Feed the monster… it will reward you.

At first glance, Google looks like a corporate behemoth, motivated by profiting off our use of the Internet.

But Google’s mission is actually quite altruistic:

to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. (view Google’s Mission Statement)

Not bad, right? Makes you feel a little warm and fuzzy inside. Continue reading…

How to Use Fiverr to Build Your Blog Business

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After responding to Matthew’s post about his experience with Fiverr I was asked to expand on how to use Fiverr – so a thanks goes out to Matt for this opportunity.

As I mentioned in my comment in the original post, I’m a firm believer that you do in fact get what you pay for.

The problem with Fiverr is that people who use it automatically equate the name of the site with what they feel they should pay.

Going into this post, it’s important to adopt the view that $5 is actually your starting point. Continue reading…

Epic Content Marketing Requires Rock Star Passion; Bloggers Love to Perform and Give Their Audience the Music They Crave

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Bloggers like the kid in this story aren’t just the ‘lucky ones.” Blog stars develop an ear for the “content hooks” and blog accordingly.


There was a kid who had blog stars in his eyes…

After standing all day in the rain only to find there were no more tickets for the Authority conference, the kid walks away feeling low.

Needing a new keyboard, he spots a second hand store, goes in and finds a beat up Corsair Vengeance K60. 

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