Wednesday, October 26, 2016

10 Courses to Blog Your Way to Success

Blogging has changed immensely over the years and competition is stronger than ever. 

One of the best places to start learning is from more experienced bloggers who already have a wealth of experience and knowledge behind them.

You can spend months experimenting and learning yourself, but this can be both annoying and depressing and can take forever.

Fortunately their are plenty of bloggers willing to share their own experience and knowledge.  Check out the 10 professional blogging courses that could benefit your blogging journey and make you a successful blogger.

2016 Blog Blueprint: How to Turn Blogging into a Career

Daniel Boehm takes you through one of the most comprehensive blogging courses online.  A blogging courses that will hold you by the hand from a to z and lay it all out in front of you with no gimmicks, no expensive software and no stones left unturned. 
Blogging to Freedom: Create Your Independence with Blogging

Kraig Mathias built his independent online business from scratch (from $0 to over $60,000 in revenue).  This course is designed for the entrepreneur at heart who wants to build an online platform as the foundation for an eventual business venture that will bring them the freedom, options and independence they're looking for to create in their life.

7 Steps to Blogging Mastery

Jeff Bullas teaches you the core skills that you need to master blogging in a digital world.  You'll be shown how to achieve blogging success based on real life business lessons from years of blog sweat and tears.

This course will teach you how to build a platform that can take you to new heights of creativity, global engagement and business opportunity.

This course is geared for authors and newbies looking to engage readers interested in your business and you.  Discover how you can blog to your own schedule as a stress-free way to assist your career.

If you're feeling stifled in your 9 to 5 job and want to start exploring other opportunities.  This course is designed so that you don't have to spend hundreds of hours in the beginning because Stephen beak, course creator, teaches you the right way to things so you don't make the mistake that many people make when launching their blog.

Snehal Wagh teaches you the relationship between content production, traffic and income are the core drivers of a successful blog, if you take your blogging business seriously then you need to know your numbers, or at least a basic understanding.

You're bombarded by thousands of marketing messages on a daily basis, with all of this overexposure and an ever growing market it becomes noisier each day.

Dwayne K. Sutton shows you how to use a blog to break through the noise, connect emotionally with an eager audience, and build a world-class brand.

Want to start a blog...but don't know where to start?  This is a crash course for those who want to learn more about blogging before diving in or who aren't sure what to consider before starting a blog.

Laurie Wang a professional lifestyle blogger teaches you the various ways that you can turn your personal blog into a business.  You'll walk away with insights on how to sell products and services with your blog and how to create other streams of income from your passions.

Bestselling author Rebecca Livermore shows you how to beat writer's block forever and get more writing done in less time.
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Delectable List of Impressive & Creative Power Words for Headline Grabbing Blog Content

A blog without words is like a sandwich without butter. It doesn't matter if you're using emotional, strong or short powerful phrases they all hold meaning.  How you use them and what you use those words for can help you sell more and gain more readers.

I'm going to show below a list of the most powerful words you can use when you blog.

Let's consider something that's prestigious or exclusive:
  • Insider
  • Trending
  • Rare
  • Sneak peak
  • Undiscovered
  • Glamorous
  • Luxurious
  • Expensive
  • Secret
  • Elite
  • Ridiculous
  • Hilarious
  • Profound
  • Heartwarming
  • Amazing
If you're looking to excite your readers use these words:
  • Engaging
  • Riveting
  • Thrilling
  • Intriguing
  • Captivating
You want to write with some authority and power:
  • Guaranteed
  • Definitive
  • Comprehensive
  • Validation
  • Ironclad
  • Legitimate
  • All inclusive
  • Absolute
  • Surefire 
  • Documented
If you're writing about how someone should proceed in your blog, use these words:
  • Caution
  • Emergency
  • Recession
  • Provoke
  • Scared
  • Catastrophe
  • Shocking
  • Terrifying
You're writing about money:
  • Unlimited
  • Cheap
  • Profitable
  • Forever
  • Instant
  • Immediately
  • Promotion
  • Triple
  • Double
  • Now
Your blog post us talking about being out of control, try these words:
  • Agonizing
  • Painful
  • Deadly
  • Lunatic
  • Frenzy
  • Hateful
  • Treacherous
  • Uncontrollable
  • Insane
  • Vicious
You're writing about something that's memorable or cool:
  • Legendary
  • Exquisite
  • Explosive
  • Spell binding
  • Brilliant
  • Epic
  • Awesome
  • Triumph
  • Astonishing
  • Astounding
When we start out writing we never think of using interesting words to make our message connect with our audience.  Hopefully these words can help you connect better with your blog audience and keep your readers coming back for more.

Using exciting words means you have something interesting to give back to your audience.  Use words and phrases that really keep your audience glued to their seats.  Powerful words and phrases that pack a real punch while you convey your message.

Here are some more interesting words, cool and descriptive that you should use when you're writing:
  • Launching
  • Miraculous
  • Breakthrough
  • Valuable
  • Domination
  • Fantastic
  • Stunned
  • Tenacious
  • Sensational
  • Captivated
  • Mesmerised
  • Vigorous
  • Generous
  • Productive
  • Proven
  • Energised
  • Inspirational
  • Innovative
  • Accelerate
  • Enormous
  • Authentic
  • Effortless
  • Epidemic
  • Warning
  • Practical
  • Looming
Many blogger's overlook the power of words in their own blog's.  Using generic boring words can leave your readers bored and looking for something more interesting to read.  A simple word can invoke emotion in your reader, so using powerful words all of the time will keep your readers hooked.  Try it and find out how much it'll change your writing.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Publishing an eBook: Resources for Authors

When it comes to publishing an eBook, one thing you can always be sure of are the ever changing market and services, amongst other things, that can change on an almost yearly basis.  I've brought together all of the great resources I know to help you keep up with the changes in the industry.

Outstanding Book Guides

Getting Started

Marketing and Promotion

eBook Formatting Tools

Ebook Retailers and Distributors

If you want to sell your books independently read How to Sell Your eBook Directly with Payhip.

eBook Publishing Bloggers

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Beginner's Guide: Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing

Do you dream of writing blog posts that are irresistible to your readers?

Practice makes perfect, so they say.

That sounds great, but why does it take so long?

In the mean time I've got a quick list of fast tips that will help improve your writing immediately.  No need to practice, practice, practice.

Keep Your Sentences "Short and Sweet"

That's your sentence length not your writing.

An interesting thought, people read long sentences pretty fast.  That's not what you want your reader's to be doing.  Your readers need to be able to understand and absorb the message your putting over.

So keep it short, your page layout doesn't need to be full length, and use plenty of paragraph breaks.

Using between 45 - 100 characters for reader comfort.

Keep it to the Point

Make it readable, easy-to-read for your followers.  Avoid long, confusing and complex sentences.

Often the longer you write, the less you hold your readers' attention.

Say it simply in a few words.  Keep it short, lean and clear so you're not wasting words.

3 is the Magic Number

We humans can only store 7 bits of information at a time.  Anything around about that number or less is a good place to start.

Especially if you have 3 strategies, 3 steps or 3 bullet points.  So use 3 as often as you can.

In doing so you'll improve your readers' ability to remember what you've written and keep their interest.  This is because we put information into groups of three, in order to recall it more easily.

Pay Attention to Your Writing Tone

As a writer you assume that all your readers can pick up on your tone.

That's easier said than done.

You want them to see what the intent is in your writing.


Sweetheart, please.

Does this sound like I'm rolling my eyes and annoyed? Gently teasing? Being sarcastic?

You have no idea as a reader unless the words around that phrase cue you into my written tone.

Make it Easy

Forget long winded, chunky paragraphs.

Make your work easy to read.  The simpler it is the more people will understand and enjoy what you've written.

Reading from a tablet or computer screen can be tiring.  So keep it straight forward, simple and less of a strain.
  • Keep your sentences short and to the point
  • Add bullet points and subheadings to guide people
  • Make your font size clear and legible so that your reader has no need to strain their eyes
Keep on Topic

I do this myself sometimes and have to make sure I don't wander away from what my main point is.

By adding lot's of points readers get lost off and confused.

Try building an outline.  From there you can decide on three main points you want to get across.  Always make sure each point ties in with what you're writing about.

So there it is.  A quick guide to becoming a better writer.

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