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How Much Does It Really Cost To Start A Blog?

If you want to start a blog with the ultimate goal of monetizing it and becoming a full-time blogger, you must treat it like an actual business. While starting a blogging business is a LOT cheaper than starting a traditional business… Cheaper doesn’t = zero investment.  Investment also includes TIME investment. But when you’re just starting …

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17 Things Great Bloggers Do Differently

Blogger’s envy: the feeling you get when you open a blog page that somehow looks professional, has good content, makes money, and has followers. The great bloggers seem to have this way of pulling it all together to make an amazing product that is hard to turn down. But, here’s the thing: that could be …

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How To Write Posts That Matter Without Sounding Cliché

I think it’s safe to say that we all have at least one thing that we are extremely passionate about, something that gets us pumped, something that we believe in and want to stand up for. If you love writing and want to help spread your passion to others, blogging is a great way to …

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How To Get People To Hit Subscribe In Less Than One Minute On Your Site

The saying “first impressions aren’t always right” doesn’t apply to the online world. If someone isn’t impressed in their first few seconds on your site, they’re going to hit that accursed back button without a second thought. I don’t say that to scare you, but to remind you that the first minute a visitor spends …

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5 Ways To Write A Ridiculously Shareable Post 

Ever written a blog post you thought could win a Pulitzer prize, only to click on that pesky “stats” page to find that it’s only been shared once? And that share was your grandma on Facebook? Yeah, we get it. After all the work of building a blog and growing your writing skills, it can …

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