Blog Hosting, Domains and Blogging Platforms – What We Wish We Knew

The post Blog Hosting, Domains and Blogging Platforms – What We Wish We Knew appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva This post is part of the ‘What we wish I knew when I first started Blogging’ Series. In this post I’ll share readers comments on the topic of Blog Hosting, Domains and Platforms as well as some of my own experiences and advice. There is always a … [Read more...]

Finding Readers for Your Blog – What We Wish We Knew

The post Finding Readers for Your Blog – What We Wish We Knew appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva This post is part of the ‘What we wish we Knew’ Series. In this post I’ll share readers comments on the topic of finding readers for a blog as well as some of my own experiences and advice. We’ve talked about setting your blog up right (hosting, domains … [Read more...]

Your First Week of Blogging – Plan Your Future Blog Posts

The post Your First Week of Blogging – Plan Your Future Blog Posts appeared first on ProBlogger. Update: this post has been updated and compiled with other similar posts into ProBlogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Course – a 31-day guide into getting your blog going on the right foot. Let’s look at another idea of what to do in your first week of blogging. Related to our previous … [Read more...]

Your First Week of Blogging – Write Compelling Content

The post Your First Week of Blogging – Write Compelling Content appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva Update: this post has been updated and compiled with other similar posts into ProBlogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Course – a 31-day guide into getting your blog going on the right foot. Lets kick off our new series on what to do on the first week of a new … [Read more...]

How to Blog: Choose a Niche for Your Blog [Why Niches are Important]

The post How to Blog: Choose a Niche for Your Blog [Why Niches are Important] appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva While I get many questions from bloggers asking for advice on ‘how to blog‘ perhaps one of the biggest questions a new blogger needs to ask themselves before they move on to the HOW to blog question is ‘WHAT will I blog about?’ There is no real … [Read more...]

From Hobby Blog to Business Blog: a Plan of Attack

The post From Hobby Blog to Business Blog: a Plan of Attack appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva Many—perhaps most—blogs start life as hobby blogs. We have a special interest, and we want to share our passion with others, so we start a blog. But then somewhere along the line, a large proportion of bloggers decide they’d really like to make some money from their blogs. This is … [Read more...]

Looking to 2023: A Commitment to Blogging Smarter … With a Little Help

The post Looking to 2023: A Commitment to Blogging Smarter … With a Little Help appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva Feeling a little run down? At this time of year, many of us are. It’s been a big 12 months, and I think most bloggers are looking forward to some down time over the coming weeks. If you’re like me, you might be thinking of using this time not just … [Read more...]

Get Off the Plateau: Growth Tips for Mature Blogs

The post Get Off the Plateau: Growth Tips for Mature Blogs appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva Do you feel like your blog has reached a plateau? Maybe your readership has stalled, subscriptions seem to be maintaining momentum but not growing, and you’re having trouble squeezing more value out of your already-loyal customer base… What should you do? There are a number … [Read more...]

How to Write a Series for Your Blog (and Why You’ll Want To)

The post How to Write a Series for Your Blog (and Why You’ll Want To) appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva Have you ever written a series of posts for your blog – a set of posts that are deliberately linked together? If you haven’t, I hope I can convince you to give it a try. Some bloggers feel writing a series of posts is more daunting than writing individual posts. But it’s … [Read more...]

Prepare Your Blog For the Festive Season: a Step-by-step Guide

The post Prepare Your Blog For the Festive Season: a Step-by-step Guide appeared first on ProBlogger. Image by Canva Over the past week or so, we ran a short series of interviews with bloggers of different types, to get a feel for how they’re preparing for the festive season. We spoke to the owners of: a product-sales blog a blogger-consultant-speaker a digital publisher a not-for-profit … [Read more...]

What I Learned Starting My Newest Blog

The post What I Learned Starting My Newest Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Over the past 7 months, I’ve been doing a weekly challenge on a new blog called ‘Find Your Spark’. My goal with it is to write a new ‘prompt’ blog post every week for 52 weeks on the topic of helping people ‘find their spark’ (and to help me find mine too). In this post, I … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

The post The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Red Mirror on Unsplash If you’ve ever read a post, book or eBook, or listened to a webinar or conference session on the topic of ‘finding readers for your blog’ you’ll have heard the advice: ‘Leave comments on other blogs‘ It was the first piece of advice I remember … [Read more...]

10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog

The post 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash Only 1 out of every 100 Readers Comment on your Blog A Jakob Nielsen study once found that 90% of online community users are lurkers (read or observe without contributing) with only 9% of users contributing ‘a little’ and 1% actively contributing. Are only 1% of … [Read more...]

Why Are Your Affiliate Promotions Not Converting?

The post Why Are Your Affiliate Promotions Not Converting? appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Maayan Nemanov on Unsplash I had an email this morning from a blogger who has built a great loyal readership to their blog and who has been attempting to monetize that readership lately by doing some affiliate promotions on that blog. The problem – nobody is buying anything that they promote. I … [Read more...]

8 “First Step” SEO Tips for Bloggers

The post 8 “First Step” SEO Tips for Bloggers appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash “What are the first steps to optimizing my blog for searches?” – question submitted by @monedays using the #pbquestions hashtag on Twitter. Much has been written on the topic of search engine optimization for bloggers – but let me give you a few … [Read more...]

How to Build a Blog that Has Lasting Impact Upon Its Readers

The post How to Build a Blog that Has Lasting Impact Upon Its Readers appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Kristian Angelo on Unsplash If you want to have a blog that makes a difference in the lives of those who read it, I would highly recommend getting clarity around these three simple (yet powerful) questions: Who are your readers? What do they need? How will they change as a result of reading … [Read more...]

Are these Mindsets Holding You Back from Achieving Blogging Success?

The post Are these Mindsets Holding You Back from Achieving Blogging Success? appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Matthew Hamilton on Unsplash “What’s the biggest mistake you see aspiring bloggers making?” This is a question I’m asked a fair bit on panels or in interviews, and it’s one that I suspect the people asking the question would like a technical answer to. … [Read more...]

How to Use Numbers Effectively in Your Blog Posts

The post How to Use Numbers Effectively in Your Blog Posts appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Nick Hillier on Unsplash You’re a blogger, so hopefully you feel confident working with words. But words alone aren’t enough. Even if you haven’t been blogging for long (or are yet to start), you’ve probably noticed numbers coming up a lot in other people’s posts. You often find numbers in post titles … [Read more...]

Why Nobody Reads Your Content and What to do About it

The post Why Nobody Reads Your Content and What to do About it appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Brands&People on Unsplash Question: How do people read online? Answer: They don’t read, they scan. In research on how people read websites it’s been found that 79% of users first scanned any new page they came across and only 16% read word-by-word. Knowing this, how should bloggers … [Read more...]

11 Tips to Create a Personal Connection with Your Audience

The post 11 Tips to Create a Personal Connection with Your Audience appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash Have you ever experienced being very connected to a blogger? For me, there’s been several times over the years where it’s felt like a blogger is talking directly to me through their writing and/or podcasting. Some content creators just seem to have that sense of who is on … [Read more...]

How to Be a Purple Cow Blogger

The post How to Be a Purple Cow Blogger appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Daniel Quiceno M on Unsplash One of the common mistakes that I see in many blogs is that they are quite simply unremarkable. We’ve all seen seen these blogs – (and most of us if we’re honest will admit to having written them at some point) – they are the blogs you look at for a few seconds … [Read more...]

11 Ways to Create More Compelling Content for Your Blog

The post 11 Ways to Create More Compelling Content for Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Today I wanted to share some tips on how you can make your content more compelling, whether it’s written, video or audio content. I’m mixing things up and testing out my new camera to create some video content for the blog. For those of you interested in the production aspects of this video . … [Read more...]

Seven Types of Product You Could Sell From Your Blog

The post Seven Types of Product You Could Sell From Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Elizabeth Villalta on Unsplash It took me nearly seven years of blogging to create my first products: two ebooks, one for ProBlogger and one for Digital Photography School. They made me more than $160,000 in 2009 alone and changed my business. Back in 2014, I wrote about the experience, and how it … [Read more...]

How to Go Beyond Blogging and Harness Multi-Channel Marketing

The post How to Go Beyond Blogging and Harness Multi-Channel Marketing appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Timo Volz on Unsplash Scrupulous readers should have noticed that blogging is not just about writing and getting their opinions, rants and random stuff online. In fact, a blog is just a tool for publishing and conversing online. Every opportunity to enhance communication and reach out … [Read more...]