Make Money Blogging: How to Sell Direct Advertising on Your Website

May 28, 2015

If you’re just starting a blog, selling ads probably isn’t the best way to make money. For websites that don’t yet see a lot of traffic, it’s typically¬†smarter to keep your blog clutter-free while you gain trust from readers, and earn income via digital products (like my ebooks or The Write Life bundle sale), consulting […]

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The Quick ‘n Dirty Guide to Getting Traffic to Your Website

March 2, 2015

I’m a writer at heart. So I hang out with a lot of writers who are creating awesome things: impressive blogs, high-quality online publications, and more. Except no one’s reading them. PEOPLE! You can create all the amazing content you want, but if no one knows it’s there, you’re probably not going to see the […]

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Affiliate Sales: A Realistic Guide for Earning Revenue From Your Website

February 10, 2015

Earning affiliate income is often touted as one of the best ways to make money online. In truth, however, it’s very difficult to accomplish and only lucrative for top bloggers. My team is beginning to turn the corner with affiliate earnings for one of our sites, so I want to share how we’ve done that […]

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Announcing the Winners of Our Blogging Contest

September 29, 2014

A few months ago, I wrote about my struggle to find top-notch freelance writers to contribute to the various blogs my company manages. To discover high-quality contributors, we launched a contest, asking writers to submit posts on specific topics. While each winner’s post would earn them $75, that wasn’t the only perk: any writer whose […]

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Happy Holidays! Plus My Holiday Advice: Stop Blogging

December 19, 2013

Jon Morrow hit the nail on the head with this post: Why You Shouldn’t Publish New Content Over the Holidays. Why? Because no one will read it. All of the blogs my company manages see decreased traffic over the holiday period, which means yours probably will, too. Why publish new content when you know most […]

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Our SEO Strategy for Pushing The Write Life to the Top of Google

October 14, 2013

When you launch a new website, every little win feels like cause for celebration. So you can imagine the celebratory dance I did when I saw The Write Life had made it to the top of Google. It looked something like this:   Coming up first when someone searches for “The Write Life” has been […]

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18 Quick Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Blog

September 19, 2013

Derek Halpern of Social Triggers had a brilliant post recently about the importance of promoting your work. (Thanks to Tom Ewer for pointing it out.) Derek says he spends 20 percent of his time creating and 80 percent promoting. He writes: If you spend time writing a piece of content, and that content only gets […]

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5 Ways to Offer Awesome Content Without Pulling Your Hair Out

July 23, 2013

No time to create original content? Try these ways to offer solid content to your community without spending all your waking hours researching, writing and publishing.

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When Your Google Reader Dies

June 10, 2013

A lot of you read this blog in Google Reader. That’s the tool I’ve longed used, too, to read my crazy list of blogs and find fodder for clients’ social channels. But Google is about to kill its Reader. (This is one of the first times I’ve been seriously disappointed with Google. If you kill […]

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All the Whys and Hows Behind My Site Redesign

March 18, 2013

Notice anything new today? got a makeover! And a pretty FUN one, don’t you think? (If you’re reading this in an RSS feed, click over to the blog to see our new look!) Behind every site redesign, there’s a story. This post explains WHY I went for a new look, HOW I got it […]

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