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How To Ask For Blog Sponsorship When You’re Afraid

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - One of the scariest things for new bloggers to do is ask for pay for their work.

While sponsorships can be a vital source of income for a successful blogger, too many of us are terrified to ask for enough payment for what we are actually worth.

Here are 4 steps to pitching a brand or client that have worked for me, especially when I was afraid to ask.

How to promote your blog in 111 easy steps | David Leonhardt’s SEO and Social Media Marketing

Posted By Amabaie on Blogging - Tell me how many of these 111 tips you are already doing. Then come back in one month and tell me how many you are doing by then. Let's see who gives their blog promotion the biggest kick!

How to Self Publish Your Book #1: Traditional vs. Self Publishing for Bloggers

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - Until very recently, you had one choice if you want to get your book in the hands of readers: traditional publishing.

But today, traditional publishers are no longer the sole gatekeepers. You have a lot of options when it comes to publishing your book.

Wondering whether it’s worth it to pursue a deal with a traditional publisher, or whether you should take matters into your own hands and strike out on your own publishing journey?

In the first post in our self-publishing series, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of each side so you can make an informed decision.

How to Self Publish Your Book #2: Setting Your Timeline and Budget

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - As a blogger, you know there are plenty of good reasons to self-publish a book that go beyond earning royalties. You also know all the benefits of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing.

Think you’re ready to write, upload, and start selling?

Hold on just a minute! It pays to plan these things out a bit first.

Though self-publishing can be much easier and faster than traditional publishing, that doesn’t mean that jumping right in is the best way to go about it.

If you’re careful with your budget and planning, your book can look just as professional and be just as successful (if not more) than if you went the traditional route.

In this post in our self-publishing series, we’ll cover how long it takes to self-publish a book, and how much it costs. With this info in hand, you can plan for success.

CoSchedule Review: Is This Marketing Calendar Everything You Need?

Posted By christopherjanb on Blogging - Find out if CoSchedule is the marketing calendar that you blog needs to increase your productivity and get more things done on your blog in less time.

How to Get Started With Video Marketing for Your Blog – A Short Guide

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - According to HubSpot’s visual content marketing statistics for Jan 2016, today’s web users interact and are much more attracted by visuals than in the past, and marketers strive to give visual assets a more prominent role in their strategy.

This is not only about compelling images to accompany blog posts or interesting infographics. Video has become an essential asset in a blogger’s and a marketer’s toolbox.

Certainly, writing is easier that making videos – video is not just about words, but also:

- Image
- Body language (if the speaker appears in the video)
- Tone of voice
- Confidence projected
- Credibility
- Minimal elements of distraction
- Visually appealing and convincing content

All these elements come together to create an overall effect that pushes the viewer to act upon the content.

8 Ways Your Social Media Audience Can Help Increase Your Revenue

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Social Media - Your online presence is the most important marketing tool second to having a stellar product.

To a majority of your target audience, your website and social media presence are the only front door to your business they will ever see.

In the post you are going to read how is recommended leveraging your online audience to benefit your bottom line.

How to Self Publish Your Book #3: 5 Ways to Sell Your Self-Published Book

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - Your book is written, edited, and ready to go… but how exactly will you put it in the hands of your eager audience?

Before self-publishing a book, you’ll have to decide how and where you want to distribute it.

Your decision will depend on your goals: Do you want to promote your blog and build your email newsletter? Or maybe you’re trying to grow your reputation as an industry expert, get speaking gigs, or simply earn a more passive income.

Think carefully as you make your decision, and your book will help you to accomplish all your goals.

Up Your Game with 14 Website Optimization Techniques

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - Whether you’re running an e-commerce site, online gaming platform or enterprise website, your users expect a great experience every time they visit your site.

Using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a proven and effective way to achieve this goal.

The Website Performance Bootcamp shares an extensive knowledge and real-world experience in building and deploying CDNs with the rest of the world.

It also includes quiz materials on the beginner (including CDN, Protocol, Website performance and more) features and advanced topics (like Domains, HTTP protocol and Forming connections).

[RESULTS] Biggest WordPress Hosting Survey to Date – The Good, Bad and Ugly of WordPress Hosting

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - What you're about to read are the results of our 2016 WordPress hosting survey - aka. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting.

How To Protect Yourself From Plagiarism Without Crossing The Line

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - Today, most bloggers understand that plagiarism is not acceptable.
Unfortunately, there are influencers, bloggers and vloggers who believe that plagiarism is a form of flattery and use it to attract views and make sales.
Just last week I watched a video with a script that was stolen word for word from another blogger’s video.
As a blogger, how can you protect yourself from this sort of intellectual theft? First, you must know your rights.

How to Be Memorable and Make Money. A Guide to Smart Branding

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Branding - Smart branding means taking the trends, data and keywords and turning them into something that is uniquely yours, that speaks with your voice.

So if you didn’t start blogging just to make some money off AdSense traffic, this article will guide you to monetize your blog and grow your brand.

Web Host Interview: HostPapa CEO, Jamie Opalchuk

Posted By ErikEmanuelli on Blogging - In this post, HostPapa CEO, Jamie Opalchuk, answers some questions and clear some doubts about the company Hostpapa, Inc.

Canada based hosting company HostPapa, Inc. has been around for a decade (the site, was created in October 2005); the company was named 27th Annual PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies last year.

Jamie Opalchuk was one of the speakers at HostingCon 2014; and has been the key person behind Hostpapa since day one.

How To Actually Make Banner Ads Work

Posted By ErenMckay2 on Internet Marketing - With an average click-through rate of just 0.06%, display advertising – the banners plastered all over the Internet – may not seem like a particularly effective choice for marketers. In fact, people are so dead set against this type of advertising that more than 198 million of us actively use ad blockers to keep them turned off. Despite this, brands across the globe continue to invest in this form of advertising. Do they know something we don’t? Is there a formula or set of techniques that justify the ongoing belief in the original online option?