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8 simple steps to treat your blog like a business in 2020

treat your blog like a business

One of the things we hear so often on the blogosphere is to ‘treat your blog as a business’. Now, this does not mean you should go enroll in some business management course.

It simply summarizes that you should be a little more organized and give your blog a more professional touch.

Treating your blog as a real business is a solid advice assuming you want or plan to generate income from your blog. Like any other business online or offline, there are principles of success that must be followed. Let’s look at a few basic things you need to be a business blogger; Continue reading

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How to Increase your blogging income~ 3 Evergreen Methods Revealed!

increase your blogging income

You can still make more money blogging. Yes! I know you make some money. What if I show you some more little tricks to increase your earnings as a blogger?

In this post, I gave some tips on how to choose the right flexible theme so you can be dynamic in placing money making objects on your blog. In another post, I discussed in more details 15 different ways bloggers make money.  To add to this, I created another post on how social proof can be leveraged to generate more earnings on your blog.

The truth is, at every moment, there is always something you can do to boost income. Don’t stick to the old fashioned method and expect your bank account to swell. Continue reading

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9 ways to leverage social proof and boost your income

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Social proof is a strong income factor. With a solid social proof, any attempt to make money from your blog will yield fruits.

In this post, we are looking at how social proof can boost your income and put more money in your pocket.

Often, when we hear social proof, we think social media. That’s not completely correct. It goes far beyond social media. Social proof is all around us even offline. However, I’m not going into the offline side of it. We are looking at it as bloggers. Continue reading

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Search Engine and Referral Traffic – Which converts better ?

Search Engine Referral Direct Traffic

There are three main sources of traffic to your blog and you need the three. However, in this post, I will dwell more on two. Here are the three, to begin with;

1 – > Search engine traffic
2 – > Referral traffic
3 – > Direct Traffic

Search engine traffic is of course traffic from search engines. I’ll cover some more tips to get more of this traffic below

Direct traffic is traffic from direct visits to your blog – this happens when someone types your domain name in the address bar. Some people consider traffic from bookmarks, links in ebooks and emails as direct traffic. Continue reading

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How to build a list for your blog and earn trust from subscribers!

How to build a list for your blog

Building a list for your blog is one of the first things you have to start doing as soon as you start your blog. I know this is not always the case because of the confusion and lack of accurate knowledge that’s often experienced by many starters.

One thing is to build the list and another is to maintain it. At both ends, it’s always a hard nut  to crack. If you’ve never started a list before or you are not happy with what’s happening with your current list, I might have suggestions that will clear the dust and set things right.

I want to discuss in this part the things you need to build a list and how to use your list effectively as a blogger so you don’t loose subscribers so quick. But first, here are two things you get from your list; Continue reading

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Free Stock photos for your blog

Free Stock photos for your blog

Stock photos are photos that are available for immediate use. They are cost effective alternative to hiring a photographer to go out and shoot the photos.

If we had to go out and hire a photographer for every blog post, that will be a handsome load of work on our shoulders. So an alternative is to visit a website and download already existing and related pictures for out articles.

There are almost unlimited number of stock photo websites out there offering both free and paid options. Generally, the difference is in terms of size and resolution.  But before I give you a short list of some of the stock photo sites I use, we are going to see some important points. Continue reading