244: How to Find More Traffic for Your Blog Offline

How to Promote Your Blog Offline Today I’m tackling questions from listener, Julianna Barnaby about whether it’s important to spend time offline building your blog’s personal brand and reputation. The answer is simple. “Yes.” Offline promotion is worth it. Get creative, and get out and meet people. You may need to step out of your comfort […]

We Added 2 New Emails to Our Blog Series, and Increased Clicks by 630%

You’ve probably read about email segmentation. In fact, pro email marketers recommend it all the time. But is it really worth the work? After all, segmentation takes effort. It’s much easier to simply blast your list with a generic email. To find out, we decided to put segmentation to the test. We updated our blog’s […]

How to Write a Series for Your Blog (and Why You’ll Want To)

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 often easier to come […]

243: Tools and Techniques to Blog Effectively on the Road

Tools and Techniques for Blogging While Travelling Today I tackle a question from a listener about blogging on the road. Carmen Fellows asked about technicalities such as how to get content online and ways to access your blog. How can you balance blogging while traveling for work or vacation? It depends on the situation, and […]

11 Ways to Create More Compelling Content for Your Blog

Today I wanted to share some tips on how you can make your content more compelling, whether it’s written, video or audio content. I’m mixing things up and testing out my new camera to create some video content for the blog. For those of you interested in the production aspects of this video . . […]

How to Republish Old Blog Posts – and Why You’ll Want to

If you’ve been blogging for a year or more, you might feel like you’re running out of ideas. There are plenty of great posts in your archive, but you’ve covered so many good topics already. Where can you go from here? Well, one place to go is… backwards. Instead of struggling to come up with […]

242: How to Create a Library of Products to Sell On Your Blog

Creating a Product Library for Your Blog In today’s episode I’m tackling a question from a Facebook group member about creating products to sell on your blog. Kathy Farrokhzad of Horselistening.com is wondering how often she should create, sell, schedule, and roadmap new products on her blog. Is she doing too much in too little […]

How to Improve Blog Conversion Rates

At the end of the day, we use content marketing to build business results. These business results are usually represented by some form of conversion — usually an email subscriber, but sometimes a lead or a customer as well. In my estimation, content marketers spend more of their time creating content, and then they spend the […]

How to Use the WordPress WYSIWYG Toolbar to Format Your Blog Posts Like a Pro

Are you using WordPress’ formatting features to their fullest? I expect you already know the basics of formatting your blog posts to make them more readable. (If you’re just getting started, you might want to check out 4 WordPress Formatting Tips to Make Your Posts More Readable for an overview of the basics.) But many bloggers […]

Struggling to Finish Your Blog Post? Try This Quick Editing Tip

Publishing content regularly — and striving to improve with each new creation — is a proven way to figure out how to serve your audience and meet your business goals. But I have other things to do besides writing content, and you do too. Recently, I had trouble finishing a draft of a post and […]