Category Archive Business and Blog Support

Simple Blogging Advice For New Bloggers

Are you looking for simple blogging advice for new bloggers? Good, you’re in the right place because that’s exactly what I’m offering you.

As an older blogger I sometimes get a little confused or irritated by all the tech talk that goes on around blogging – and there really isn’t any need for most of it.

I will teach you how to start blogging, how to create great content and how to find and use the most useful tools and plugins to really get your blog off to a great start and I will use simple, everyday language that you can actually understand.

The reading time of this post is around 20 mins. Short on time? Listen to the podcast instead.

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5 Metrics You Must Check On Your Blog

There are 5 metrics you must check on your blog. You need to do this for every blog post and here’s why…

If you are a new blogger, you may be writing different blog posts with different intentions to find out what works and what doesn’t. You may be blogging for fun or as a hobby or you may be trying to turn your blog into a business by selling your own products or services or through affiliate marketing.

Although you may have different reasons for running your blog, there are things that remain constant. Things that are important for bloggers to know.

Read time around 10 mins.  Short on time? Listen to the podcast instead.

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How to Create and Sell Online Courses: The Step-By-Step Guide (2018)

If you are wondering how to create and sell online courses in 2018 then here’s everything you need to know to build a business and generate revenue by creating and selling online courses.

Click here to get your Step-By-Step Guide 2018

Whether you are new to blogging or have had a blog for a while, you could easily turn it into a profitable business by offering online courses to your readers.

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How To Write A Great Blog Post

Are you trying to find out how to write a great blog post? Great, then grab a cuppa and let’s get started.

First of all a blog post is just an article which appears on a blog. Like this one that you’re reading right now.

It is designed to inform, inspire, educate or entertain it’s readers, or to promote a product or service that you may have or want to recommend.

This particular post is going to be educating you. It is going to be teaching you exactly how to write a great blog post from scratch. You will learn something from it and so I consider it to be educational. I hope it is a little inspirational too though.

The read time of this post is around  10 mins. Short on time? Listen to the podcast instead.

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Are Blogging Courses Worth It?

A lot of my clients ask me are blogging courses worth it. They tell me that there is a wealth of information for free on YouTube and Google, so why pay for courses.

This is what I tell them…

You get what you pay for. If something is free then it’s very unlikely to provide as much value as something you have to pay for, that’s just common sense really isn’t it?

There will be parts of it, or steps missing, or it won’t tell you the whole method but ask you to upgrade to get the rest of the “necessary” information. Of course, this isn’t true of every free thing you come across on the internet, but I just wanted you to bear it in mind.

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How To Include Halloween In Your Non-Halloween Blog

Are you wondering how you can include Halloween in your non-Halloween blog and still remain credible?

It’s important for bloggers to keep up with what’s trending on social media and right now people are gearing up for Halloween.

I know it’s not even the end of August yet, but honestly, you have to start promoting your content at least a month before the actual event to give it time to gain traction.

So in a couple of weeks you are going to need something in your blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page or Instagram posts that talks about Halloween.

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Back To School, Back To Blogging

Are you drawing a blank as to what to blog about once the Grand-kids go back to school?

I’m not yet a Gran, although many of my blogging friends are, and they have had their blogging activities somewhat curtailed this last 6 weeks or so; because of the school holidays and having to look after the Grand-kids.

Quite a few of them have been saying that they have got out of the swing of it, or that they can’t think what to blog about now that they are about to get their days back.

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How To Start A Free Blog

If you want to learn how to start a free blog you’re in the right place, however, if, at some point you want to make money from your blog and treat it as a business, I would strongly advise that you don’t have a completely free one but to invest a tiny amount to own your own domain name and have it hosted for you.

By tiny amount, I mean about $70 for TWO YEARS.  Here’s why it’s worth paying that little bit for your blog.

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Why I Became A Blogger In My 50’s

Have you ever heard someone say they are a blogger and wondered what on earth they are talking about?

It’s funny to think now, but just a few years ago that is exactly what happened to me.

I was on holiday in the Caribbean and I saw 2 girls who did nothing for 2 weeks other than pose around the pool and hotel gardens.  I was fascinated by them.

The whole fortnight they were constantly changing clothes and donning hats and other accessories while posing in the most un-natural ways for the camera.

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Lesson 7 For New Bloggers

Hello and welcome back for the 7th and final lesson of this series. I am so proud of you for making it this far with me.

I hope that I have got you to where you wanted to be a little quicker than if you had had to figure all this out on your own, if so, my work is done and I am very happy. If not, tell me what I could do better to help you.

If you have missed lessons 1 – 6 you can catch up here:

So now you know pretty much all there is to know to get your blog off to a flying start. You know how to choose your niche, how to find their pain points, how to research keywords, how to use those keywords to get found on Google and how to promote your blog successfully online.

A massive well done to you! Give yourself a huge pat on the back from me 🙂

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