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Blogging Goals to Set This Year

By Angie NelsonBlogging Goals to Set This Year

Whether you’ve just launched a new blog and want to get off to a great start or you’re an established blogger looking to bring your platform to the next level, setting actionable goals will help you achieve your dreams. As you take inspiration from the following blogging goals and tweak them for your own blogging efforts, focus on creating clear, challenging yet attainable, actionable goals. For example, “I’m going to write guest posts for five new bloggers this year,” is a much better goal than “Reaching out to new bloggers.”

Increase your web traffic 100 percent.

Web traffic makes or breaks a blog. You can have the best content in your industry, but if no one is reading it, your efforts are fruitless. Increasing traffic 100 percent may seem overwhelming. However, you simply have to increase traffic 6 percent each month to reach a 100 percent increase by the end of the year. Measuring the monthly 6 percent will keep you on track and not get hung up on the looming 100 percent until you’re well on your way to reaching the goal. Focus on content marketing and search engine optimization to jump start your traffic generation efforts.

Publish long-form content.

If you haven’t attempted long form content at this point in your blogging career, make it a goal for this year.  The average content length for a web page that ranks in the top 10 Google search results for a given keyword has a minimum of 2,000 words. (more…)

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Earn Ridiculous Money While You Sleep

Earn Ridiculous Money While You SleepBy Dan Drew

Admit it. You don’t mind working hard, but you’re tired … tired of working in an office, tired of working for someone else, tired of working hard just to make ends meet, tired of no time, no money, no vacations, no fun, tired of … You’re just plain tired…

But, what if—you could be playing, traveling the world, doing anything — and money still hit you, and it hit you hard, and it hit you again and again … Yeah. You could take a beating like that.

The Pioneer Woman.

Ree Drummond started blogging in 2006. By 2009, she was getting 13 million visitors a month, and by 2011 — 23 million. Wow! And she has a Food Network Show to boot. What a great gal, and family. IInntteerreessttiinngg! Reality blogging at it’s best.

With traffic like that, you can swim in money. You can build houses with it. She has books and their spinoffs, TV shows, and you can see ads listed on her website. Who knows what other income streams she has going. With royalties like that, you could be sunning in the Bahamas, and the cash register rings, and rings, and rings.

Ree started writing about her life, family, dog, and ranch — the things she loved. And people liked what she shared. Then she got interested in photography and cooking and added that. And people liked that too. Actually, they loved it! And then the Food Network came calling. (more…)

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5 Realistic Expectations for a Money-Making Blog

5 Realistic Expectations for a Money-Making BlogBy Emily Belcher

People have different intentions when they set out on their blogging journeys. Some do it in hopes to earn a living from it, while others enjoy writing as a hobby, so they begin a blog. No matter what your initial goals are, the thought of actually earning money from your blog is usually always a welcomed idea.

Sadly, I think many people get fooled into thinking that it’s easy to earn a living from a blog alone. It takes a lot of time, work, and patience before you even earn your first dollar, to be honest. While I don’t mean to deter anyone from their hopes and dreams, I think that an honest, black and white opinion is sometimes needed for realistic goals.

Here are some of the most realistic expectations that you should expect before beginning a blog: (more…)

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How Bloggers Can Make Money on Instagram: Advice From the Experts

How Bloggers Can Make Money on Instagram: Advice From the Experts By Holly Reisem Hanna

When Instagram first came on the scene in 2010, I didn’t understand how bloggers could benefit from the platform. Unlike other social networks, its main focus was on the image with text and hashtags being secondary. In fact, the only place you’re allowed to have a link is in your profile.

But over the years I’ve become fascinated with the platform. It’s carefully curated images that tell a story. The quiet peacefulness that it eludes. If you ask me, this is is where Instagram’s success lies … it’s visually stimulating simplicity. It allows bloggers to tell a story through a single image. And brands and businesses have taken notice.

Currently Instagram has 400 million active users a month — which means there’s a huge opportunity for bloggers to leverage this platform for moneymaking opportunities.

Want to know more?

Let me introduce you to our Instagram Experts, Tory Johnson from The Stori Book, and Martine De Luna from Make it Blissful. Not only are these ladies sharing how they make money on Instagram — but they are dishing the dirt on how to create stunning Instagram images.  (more…)

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5 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know

5 Laws Every Blogger Needs to KnowBy Sarah Landrum

Whether you do it for business reasons or purely pleasure, blogging can be an activity that is extremely empowering, fun and informative. However, it also carries a great deal of responsibility, which is especially true if you are a blogger who has built up a large amount of recognition in your industry or in your topic of choice.

In that case, it’s highly likely readers will respect what you have to say. However, it’s also possible some of those readers may not be happy with your views and may even try and sue you.

Fortunately, there are several laws in place that relate to blogging, and if you are well educated about them, it should be easier to protect yourself from potential legal troubles.

Here are five of these important and relevant laws you should know as a blogger:

1. Endorsements – Section 5 of the FTC Act (15 U.S.C. 45) 

Depending on the type of blog you have, you might often write content about particular products or services and provide feedback on them by writing reviews. That type of blogging is particularly useful if your target audience is generally a group who likes to spend less, not waste money on things that aren’t what they expected — or both. (more…)

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