I’ve been there. I wanted to start this blog while working an incredibly demanding full-time job as a software engineer. I eventually succeeded, but it was not easy. Here are 7 lessons I wish I knew when I got started on that endeavor. 1) Success Can’t Be Measured With Time. What will make your blog […]
Creating a brand from scratch feels overwhelming. Particularly when you’re just starting out and have no money, marketing, or graphic design experience. I had the same problem. I went to college to be a software engineer, not a graphic designer. I knew I wanted to start blogging and that branding my website, YouTube channel, and […]
The GDPR feels incredibly scary to new bloggers. It’s to the point where many American bloggers with 0 content and 0 traffic are scared to start a blog. They have an irrational fear that the European Union is going to sue them for millions of dollars. I’m not a lawyer, and none of this is […]
I was browsing the web the other day and came across a blog with a donation button at the end of the post. It looked like this and said to buy him a coffee. My initial reaction was that the conversion rate on donation buttons must be awful. But then I thought, “To compete with […]
New bloggers want every post they write to be a home run. They inevitably turn to keyword research tools to target the phrases with the most search volume, and it’s a huge mistake! Let’s talk about why that is. “Zero Volume” Search Keywords Actually Get Lots of Traffic You’re probably wondering how this is possible. […]
Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is a refreshing change of pace from other link-building techniques. With HARO, reporters from major media companies reach out to you for expert advice. No more unsolicited outreach to unsuspecting bloggers! But, how do you get your answer chosen on HARO? And how effective is HARO at building backlinks? Let’s […]
New bloggers have significant privacy concerns about blogging with their real names. Conversely, they worry that using a pen name will hurt their Google ranking. Can you start a successful blog using a pen name? The answer is yes, you absolutely can! Authors have successfully used pen names for generations, and blogging is no different. […]
When your blog starts to get traffic or make money, you’ll inevitably think, “I should start another blog.” But, maybe that’s not the greatest idea. Let’s go over why. Reasons People Want Another Blog 1) People Want a Second Blog To Diversify Their Income Most people would feel safer with a 2nd source of income. […]
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