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Niche-Focus Experiment Update: WOW!

Niche Focus Experiment Update

So, a couple of months ago, I did something really brave: I decided to go cold-turkey on my whole “multiple niche” approach to life (and blogging). 

I decided I’d spend 30 days focusing only on a single niche that had been sort of assigned to me by the universe. At the end of the 30 days, I received an invitation to participate in a pretty big online summit that was perfect for the niche – but the event was a month away. So, I decided I’d give it another month. The summit, despite a small hiccup, went incredibly well. In the meantime, I’ve developed classes, written more books and produced a ton of videos in the niche. Continue Reading →

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Niche-Focus Experiment: Why I Won’t Be Blogging Here for Awhile

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As you probably know, finding your niche is the key to finding your place in the online world of profitable blogging. While I absolutely love writing about…well, writing… and my career in general, I’m going to try something new this month. I’m calling it the 30-Day Niche-Focus Experiment, and it’s the reason that this will be my last post on this site for awhile. Since I’ve received so much feedback and support from my work in the narcissism and narcissistic abuse recovery niche, I’ve decided to drop all other areas of focus when it comes to blogging and social media this month. Continue Reading →

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10 Easy Ways to Grow Your Blog Traffic in 20 Minutes or Less (Video)

Top 10 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic in 20 Minutes or Less

Here’s my latest Periscope broadcast. This one’s all about quick actions you can take to grow your blog’s traffic. Overview of Video Tips

Hot Blog Topics – Find topics that are currently trending. Use tools like Google Trends, BuzzFeed, BuzzSumo, Twitter and Facebook Trends and other related tools. Write your spin on what everyone’s talking about. Continue Reading →

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Video: How to Get Rid of WordPress Blog Comment Spam (Once and For All!)

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How to Get Rid of Thousands of Spam Comments at Once (Even if already approved)

After having my sites attacked by spam bots, I had a problem. Google thought my sites were malicious and had blacklisted me. I got together with my web host/tech guru, who helped me by essentially gutting the sites and allowing me to start over from the bottom up, but since I didn’t want to lose my content, there was an additional concern. It seemed that, at least on some of the sites, I had thousands of already-approved spam comments, and they were causing issues with my hosting service. If you have WordPress, you know that the standard issue CMS doesn’t allow for bulk deletion of already-approved comments. Continue Reading →

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How to Make More Money From Your Blog in 2016 (With Video)

Top 10 Ways to Make More Money With Your Blog in 2016

All resources mentioned in this video can be found on the Periscope page here. Transcript Below

Know exactly what you’re selling. So you need to pick a niche – and I know you’ve heard this before, but here’s how much it matters in your business – listen closely. It’s really easy to want to be a generalist. I want to be one too! Continue Reading →

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Can’t keep up? 10 ways to simplify your blogging process (video)

How to Simplify Your Blogging Schedule

When you do it right, the combo of Blogging and Social media marketing is not only the most effective, targeted way to connect with your potential customers and client that has ever existed until now, but it’s absolutely necessary in today’s business world if you’re going to stay competitive -and it’s true in nearly every industry. Continue Reading →

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The Ultimate Freelance Writer’s Guide to Getting More Clients

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I can’t tell you how often people assume that being an online writing pro is all about sitting around in your PJs playing on your computer; not to mention how often people come to me and ask me how they can do what I do – work at home and actually make a living doing it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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BlogFire Method: Creating Your Irresistible Opt-In Offer

Create Lead magnets that Convert

If I told you that, for a blogger, “the money’s in the list,” how would it make you feel? If you ask me, it can feel intimidating and exhilarating all at once. What blogger doesn’t want to experience the joy of sending out a single email and seeing sales pour in? The only problem is that many don’t know how to start their list building endeavors. But I have good news! Continue Reading →

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BlogFire Method: Two Ways to Interact with Blog Readers via Autoresponder

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One of the most important parts of being in any business is communication with your clients, customers and could-be clients and customers. And when you don’t have an unlimited budget, sometimes setting up certain parts of your process to be automated can be useful. When it comes to autoresponders, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it – and today, we’re going to talk about that. Types of Emails You Can Send via Autoresponder
There are two different kinds of emails you can send when it comes to your autoresponder – broadcast emails and follow up emails. Broadcast emails are blasted out to your list(s) one time. Continue Reading →

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BlogFire Method: Tips for Setting Up Your Autoresponder System

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Setting up a good email autoresponder system is important for an online writing pro and blogger (not to mention small business owner) because it helps you build your list right from the very beginning. Related: All About Building Your List
Some people go the free route because they worry that their list won’t build or convert for them, and they want a return on their investment. The problem is that you eventually have to transfer your list to a paid model with more capabilities and no intrusive advertisements that you’ll have to compete with when you email from a free autoresponder. Many marketers choose to use Aweber. This tool is affordable when you pay for it, but the first month has a nice $1 trial fee and it’s just $19 a month after that if you decide to continue on with it. Continue Reading →

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