Blogging

The best WordPress hosting for bloggers

UPDATE: I’VE PUBLISHED A NEW POST ON THE BEST WORDPRESS HOST, FEATURING SPEED TESTS AND DETAILED COMPARISONS. CHECK IT OUT. I’M LEAVING THIS ARTICLE HERE FOR REFERENCE BUT IT NO LONGER REFLECTS MY CURRENT VIEW There are thousands of web hosts out there, and most of them will let you use WordPress. That doesn’t mean that […] Continue Reading

Picking the perfect WordPress theme for new bloggers

Picking your WordPress theme (that’s the thing that dictates how your blog looks) is important, but hard. Why hard? Because there are many thousands of themes out there, and finding the one that works for you can be really hard. The main things to consider are: Do you want a premium or a free WordPress […] Continue Reading

Simple SEO tips tips all new bloggers need to know

I need to be honest up front about SEO. It’s not my area of expertise. My Google traffic has risen well over the last 18-24 months across all of my businesses, but it has not yet exploded. As a result, I don’t want to try to wing it and end up giving you bad advice. […] Continue Reading

Picking the best mailing list service for bloggers

This isn’t a post to explain why you should be building an email list. If you’re still not sure of that, head over to the article on growing a mailing list and start with that. But you do need a mailing list, and getting people on to it should be the primary focus of your […] Continue Reading

Use guest posts to grow your influence

Hopefully you’re blogging, and blogging hard. If not, why not? It was the first step. Go back and do that! Once you start to build up a decent amount of content on your blog, you can start looking at ways to further increase your influence. Guest posting for increased influence One way of doing this […] Continue Reading

Using Fiverr to quickly prototype ideas

When you’re putting together a business or product, there will be stuff that isn’t in your skillset. That might be graphic design, video production, website edits, audio balancing or any one of thousands of things you’ll need to deal with. Sometimes you’ll have friends that can help out, and that’s great. Use them first. Call […] Continue Reading