Bloggers are humans like you and me. They enjoy gifts, particularly if they’re ones that can be used to “GET IN THEIR ZONE” when it comes to blogging. That’s a fancy way of saying: if you’re going to buy something for a blogger because he or she is a blogger, make it something practical. There […]
Lifestyle blogs are vague and sometimes hard to pinpoint, especially if you’re looking to start your own. Here’s how to better understand what it means to be a lifestyle blogger.
Not every blog is profitable, but here’s a look at 10 types of blogs that do make money, and insight into how they do it. Most successful blogs aren’t created just for the money – their owners want a creative outlet that lets them make cool things and help other people. That said, it’s a […]
Right now, we’re facing one of the most challenging times in recent history. The good news: there’s always opportunity in crisis, and now’s the perfect time to start a profitable blog to support yourself or your family. Blogging’s been around for decades now, and because it doesn’t have the same cool appeal as social media […]
Blog income reports are a great way to motivate your own blogging efforts, and sometimes reverse-engineer what makes other bloggers successful. Here’s a look at 100 income and why they’re helpful.
Back in the day, a lot of bloggers published blog income reports to show what kind of money their blog made. It doesn’t seem as popular now as it did a few years ago, but there are still plenty of income reports floating around that you can learn from as a budding or even experienced blogger.
In my experience, blog income reports are helpful for two main reasons: motivation and strategy. The first one is easy to understand: if you follow a mom blogger making $2,000 each month through her income report, that’s good motivation to keep goin’ at your own blog.
The FTC’s Endorsement Guides require bloggers to disclose when they may be compensated for making a recommendation. Here are 11 examples of how to disclose affiliate relationships on your blog.
Back in 2009, the Federal Trade Commission rolled out updated endorsement and advertising guides to help folks avoid deceptive and misleading endorsements and reviews in advertising.
There’s a lot of legalese, but fortunately for bloggers, the FTC breaks things down into a few common questions people ask.
If you’re looking to add an affiliate disclaimer to your blog or social media profiles, here are a handful of examples, ideas and things to know so you can get it done and move on to the more fun parts of blogging.
Getting started is one of the hardest parts of blogging. The good news? For better or worse, your first blog post doesn’t matter much.
One of my favorite things about blogging is coming up with ideas using keyword and topic research.
That’s why I’ve covered travel blog post ideas, and how to find a bunch of keywords and ideas in just a few minutes.
But if you’re not used to doing topic research, finding your very first idea can be overwhelming.
Your first blog post also depends on your business and your goals. An introductory first post for a lifestyle blogger looks a lot different than a helpful, how-to tutorial or FAQ-style blog post from a local plumber, and both look different than a B2B blog run by a team of subject matter experts.
Here are a few ideas on getting started with your blog’s first posts, no matter what kind of blog you’re runnin’.
Travel bloggers: if you’re running low on ideas, here’s a list of blog post topics with real-life examples to inspire your own travel content.
Travel is one of the most popular blogging niches and offers plenty of content ideas, but if you’re short on inspiration, I’ve put together a list of 50 travel blog post ideas to help get your gears goin’.
If you get a lot of your traffic from Google or Pinterest, you may know that a lot of travel content is templated the same. So people look up “best day trips from…” and then add their city of choice.
The key, then, is to find some of these popular templates and angle them to your blog, audience and topic. If you can do that, you’ll have a treasure trove of travel blog topics to choose from. Let’s go!