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...]

Introducing FeedBlitz Accel

A new plan to help you define, refine, and maximize subscriber engagement and audience targeting for stellar results. Increase Visibility The data and capabilities to reach your subscribers when they’re most likely to open your emails. Boost Engagement Increased visibility leads to higher open rates, higher click-throughs, and overall higher engagement. Power Revenue And when engagement increases, … [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...]

Avoid Blogger Burnout: 5 Tips to Save Your Sanity

The post Avoid Blogger Burnout: 5 Tips to Save Your Sanity appeared first on ProBlogger. Image created in Canva For the beginner, the blog learning curve can be steep. As well as all the technical and blog visibility issues, there are questions about focus, content types and research, and of course reaching readers. You’re plugging away, day after day, and getting little in the way of … [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...]

Blogging the Festive Season: The Blogger-Consultant-Speaker [Case Study]

The post Blogging the Festive Season: The Blogger-Consultant-Speaker [Case Study] appeared first on ProBlogger. Tara Gentile (now McMullin) is a blogger and business strategist whose online presence underpins her thriving consulting business at explorewhatworks.com. As part of our Blogging the Festive Season series, we asked her how the festive season affects her business and blog. What does … [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...]

How Link Building Can Help You Grow Your Blog

The post How Link Building Can Help You Grow Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This is a guest contribution from Sam Bowman (details below) Link building is one of the most popular and effective ways to expand your growth online. It is also considered an essential SEO step for bloggers.  Having other blogs linking back to your own is a way of convincing Google you’re worth your salt. Thus, … [Read more...]

Creating Products: How to Launch Your Product

The post Creating Products: How to Launch Your Product appeared first on ProBlogger. Darren says: It’s been a big month here at ProBlogger as we’ve worked through a series of posts exploring the topic of monetizing blogs through creating products. I hope you’ve found it helpful and feel equipped to create your next product. Today in a final instalment from Shayne and myself, we … [Read more...]

Creating Products: How to Create Products for Your Blog

The post Creating Products: How to Create Products for Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Mateusz Butkiewicz on Unsplash Today is part 4 in our ‘creating products’ series here at ProBlogger and now that we’ve done a lot of the ground work and decided on what product to create, we’re moving onto the all-important challenge of actually creating the product that … [Read more...]

Creating Products: Which Product Should You Create?

The post Creating Products: Which Product Should You Create? appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Mark Fletcher-Brown on Unsplash Darren says: Today Shayne Tilley continues our series on creating products for your blog by examining the important question of “what product should you create?” This is a question I know many ProBlogger readers are pondering because I get asked it many … [Read more...]

Creating Products: Before You Even Think About Creating Products, Think About This

The post Creating Products: Before You Even Think About Creating Products, Think About This appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by SwapnIl Dwivedi on Unsplash Darren Says: Today we’re continuing our ‘creating products’ week here at ProBlogger by looking at some of the areas of groundwork you might need to do before or while creating a product. Our Marketing/Product Guru Shayne’s written this post … [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...]

How to Reduce Your Time on Social Media to Increase Your Blogging Productivity

The post How to Reduce Your Time on Social Media to Increase Your Blogging Productivity appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Devon Rogers on Unsplash This is a post by ProBlogger Productivity Expert Nicole Avery As bloggers, social media is a key tool of the trade for us. It allows us to grow our blogs, interact with readers, build communities and stay in touch with current events and news in … [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...]