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URGENT: The Future of Linky Blog

URGENT: The Future of Linky Blog

Once in a very great while, I BEG people to read a post and give me a few minutes of their time. You’ve have subscribed to Linky Blog or are visiting, so I assume you are genuinely interested in the future of it.   Take the survey here… The link will take you to a survey that will only take you a few minutes to help me determine the future of Linky Blog.  There’s a free gift for everyone who completes the survey… And a “hundred dollar question” that I cannot wait to see your answer to. Linky Blog has really grown fast, to over 8000 subscribers in just over a year. This is YOUR blog. Without you, there is no reason for it. So I ABSOLUTELY want your opinion about the future of Linky Blog. Please, please, please (that’s begging via the keyboard) take a few minutes to do this survey. I’m ready to work my butt off for you but I want to focus that effort on the stuff YOU want. Take the survey here… get a free gift and answer the Hundred Dollar Question...

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Six “Quick Wins” to Improve Your Blog TODAY!

Six “Quick Wins” to Improve Your Blog TODAY!

  There are times when you don’t want to read a bunch of stuff, you just need some quick and easy-to-understand instructions on how to improve things. Well, this is one of those posts. Here are six “quick wins” you can do right now to improve your blog, guaranteed: Clean up your widget column; no one is going to look at 1,000 widgets.  Be selective and put only a few so people will actually view them.  Yes, you’ll have to leave something or someone out, but having a long column of them is a guarantee NONE of them stand out as important or worth stopping to look at. Make sure the logo in your header is linked to your home page.  This is common and many people will expect to be able to click your logo to go “home.” Write a post and ask your readers for advice, ideas, and opinions.  This not only gives you a great source of new content, it makes your audience feel like you listen to them and include them. Go research a new affiliate opportunity.  Find one that you can honestly and whole-heartedly recommend, and that will be helpful to your readers. You might make some money and help your audience as well. Review your goals list and see where you need to focus your time/effort.  Don’t have a goals list?  Make one now.  Better yet, do my “top three” method. Every day, write down the top three things you must do and make sure you do those first. Then every day will feel like a success. Ask a successful blogger to give you an objective opinion about your blog design and content.  There you go… quick, easy, and highly useful. Questions? I’m here to answer them…....

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Two “Quick Wins” to Improve Your Blog TODAY!

Two “Quick Wins” to Improve Your Blog TODAY!

We all like simple but successful things we can do to our blog right now to improve it. I’m amazed sometimes that most blogs don’t accomplish these two simple things I cover in this post.

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Question: How Do You Produce e-Books and Can You Really Make Money Selling Them?

Question: How Do You Produce e-Books and Can You Really Make Money Selling Them?

You’ll find a lot of marketing scam, junk programs and gimmicks out there promising quick riches from the creation of e-Books. Can you really make money from them? Can you write them yourself? How do you price them?

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How to Rapidly Increase Your Subscriber List

How to Rapidly Increase Your Subscriber List

Building your email subscriber list is PRIORITY ONE for a successful blog. If you want to bring a lot of high-quality visitors to your blog, quickly, then you need to pay very close attention to these two words…

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Don’t Make These Social Media Mistakes!

Don’t Make These Social Media Mistakes!

As an online business owner (yes, your blog is your business if you want to monetize it in any way), you need to make sure that you are reaching out to your audience through whichever social-media platforms your audience favors.  Keeping up with social media can be very time-consuming and you might be tempted to “cheat” the system or spread yourself too thin by posting information that is not helpful to your audience.   Whether or not you use it, and how you use it, should depend on how you best communicate with your readers and how they like to communicate with you.  If you do decide that social media can benefit your online business (which is the case for most bloggers), please keep in mind that your well-earned blogging reputation can quickly evaporate if you commit the following social-media mistakes: Buying fans or followers.  It is possible (and might be tempting) to purchase a following on the major social-media sites like Twitter or Facebook.  What you will end up with is a bunch of fake profiles (created by the people that sold you the following) or a pile of people that have no interest in your business and will not stick around.  The point of social media is to have interaction with YOUR audience; if you have a quality blog with relevant, helpful information, you will earn a real following.  Over-posting.  If you run around online and put your link all over the place without making any meaningful comments or connections, it will be very clear that you are a “spammer” and that reputation will follow you back to your blog.   You can and should use social networks to interact and build relationships by posting thoughtful and helpful comments.  If you think you can truly benefit the conversation of another blogger on a social-media site, consider contacting them directly to build that relationship and ask if you can exchange guest posts.  Over-scheduling.  Most of your posts, tweets, etc., can be scheduled.  When you are setting up your scheduled content, make sure you don’t send out too many in a row; people will delete you and hit unsubscribe faster that you can schedule your next Tweet. Think about your own experience with social media… how many tweets or Facebook updates do you read from the same people every day, or multiple times a day? Don’t you end up ignoring most of them? Now think of that person who you have great expectation of reading, who posts or updates once a week or less and you are eager to read their stuff. Stealing content.  It is really easy to repost something or re-tweet something without...

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