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3 Great Ways to Integrate Your Blog into Your Sales Funnel

Lucinda Watrous | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Lucinda Watrous

A recent study shows companies that blog are 13 times more likely to generate a positive marking return on investment (ROI) compared to those that don...

Will Write for What? Challenges of Writing for the Web

David M Kirby | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
David M Kirby

Making a living as a writer is hard. Not because writing itself is difficult, although that fact is debateable, but because getting paid a living wage for your words is challenging in today's market, especially when writing for the web.

Not Blogging Yet? You're Getting Left Behind

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

I know that blogging feels like an overwhelming task, especially if you're a small business owner with a limited staff, but the enormous opportunity you're missing out on by not having a regular blog is staggering. There is no better way to create customer loyalty AND bring in new clients that is so cheap and efficient.

10 Important Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Take Blogging Seriously

Jeff Charles | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Jeff Charles

How the heck do they do it? You know who I'm talking about. I'm talking about those successful entrepreneurs who get tons of business and engagement...

The Social Game: 10 Steps To Becoming An Individual

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 07.08.2016 | Style
Daphne C Spyropoulos

From fashion blogs to creative writing classes, from audition rooms to high school cafeterias I notice a distinction -- famine. Yes, some trends have ...

What Inspires You? Some Musings On Finding The Muse.

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Tammy Letherer

This week I went to a Meet-up event for writers -- something that's been on my to-do list for ages. There were seven of us at the Village Tap in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood.

It All Starts With Hope: Part 1 Of 2

Derick Turner | Posted 07.06.2016 | Divorce
Derick Turner

I've been writing a lot lately about divorce. There's a reason for that, but while today's topic involves divorce it's not really about divorce. Today I really need to talk about Hope.

Sorry, Not Sorry: There Is No "One Size Fits All" in Autism Parenting!

Angela Ashton Smith | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Angela Ashton Smith

The writing I choose to share is not "too" anything. It is my own. Writing is therapeutic. Just as it can cleanse the soul to vent about a terrible experience, it can build confidence to write a positive message. I share my journey because I believe the lessons I learn may motivate others to push through

5 Critical Reasons Why Your Blog Isn't Growing (And How To Fix It)

Meera Kothand | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Meera Kothand

I'm pretty sure you know the feeling. This feeling of frustration to see some growth- any growth on your blog. You feel like you've tried every possible strategy. But things aren't moving as fast as you'd like. You just don't seem to be getting the ROI for your efforts. Forget money. You're not even getting shares, subscribers, recognition or engagement.

5 Tips For Starting A Successful Mom Blog

Victoria Yore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Victoria Yore

If you are afraid to start a mom blog because you can't post new content 4 days a week, hear me out! There is no rule that says in order to be successful you have to post a ton of content all the time.

Houston Brand Management: 7 Online Tools To Make You A Better Blogger

Siva Yenneti | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Siva Yenneti

Consumers can choose what they will view and when, and don't appreciate invasive marketing. The challenge for Houston businesses is getting customers to choose to look at you on their own. What unique value does your business bring?

7 Tips for Writing that Great Blog Post, Every Time

William Morrow | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Your blog is probably one of your company's most valuable marketing tools. You use it to build trust with your customers, generate leads,...

10 Tips to Help You Repurpose Your Best Content

William Morrow | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Your blog archives probably have a lot of popular and helpful content that your readers might enjoy revisiting. Your PowerPoint present...

10 Tips to Improve that Boring Business Blog

William Morrow | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source You're running a business and you're not just writing a blog for fun. You would like to generate more leads and gain more clients so yo...

What To Do When You Discover You're Afraid Of Everything

Allison Volk | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

Fear will always be there, but really, it's present in many aspects of our lives every single day. The question is, will you take responsibility for it and take the scary actions anyway?

Finally Free Of Perfectionism

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

After spending time preparing my thoughts for this week's momentous 200th post, I realized something. This is not my 200th post. To create a new seri...

10 Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Blog

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Tomas Laurinavicius

Image credit: Caio Resende/StockSnap. So you want to start a blog? Nowadays anyone can create a blog in a few simple steps. Blogging is an incredibl...

7 Sure-Fire Ways To Create More Engaging Content

Neil Patel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Neil Patel

Whether you chalk it up to a lack of time, the incessant need to "feed the content monster" or any other reason, this an issue that needs to be addressed. We need to ask and answer the critical question: How do we create more engaging content?

Caught Between Your Business And Your Day Job?

Allison Volk | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

Ever feel like you have a split personality because you're straddling the line between your business and your day job? Like you have to be in one mode to be effective in one realm, and a completely different mode to be successful in the other?

How to Write a Blog That People Will Actually Read

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Media

This is an opportunity for you. Every day, you have experiences. You encounter problems and challenges. You buy products to help you with those problems and challenges. These are all things you can write about.

10 Things That Happen When You Transition From Traveler to Travel Blogger

Sierra Donahue | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Sierra Donahue

Like all adventures, the transition from traveler to travel blogger never goes exactly as expected. One minute you're opening your brand new, shiny wordpress account, daydreaming of the day someone will actually pay you to gallivant around the globe... The next, you're up to your neck in editorial calendars, social media, and editing content.

3 Ways Aged Care Facilities Can Get Ahead With Public Relations

Catriona Pollard | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

If you're in the aged care industry, you'll know that when it comes to the well-being of a loved one, people need to first develop trust in the standa...

5 Important Steps to Creating Valuable Content for Your Blog

Laiza King | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Laiza King

The blogosphere is filled with trillions of information competing for space and ways to satisfy a diverse pool of audience. What's most important isn't the existence of the numerous information we have access to, but how useful they are to our daily lives, businesses and growth.

Happy Fatherless Day

Alicia Napierkowski | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia Napierkowski

The anticipation of Father's Day has become a dreadful kaleidoscope of carnival mirrors, disfiguring a warm June that once felt welcoming, instead of an excuse for a picnic or a card to sign.

What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud in Your Business

Allison Volk | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Allison Volk

Last week a client asked me, "Allison, how can I possibly position myself as an expert in my field when I know that there are people in the world who are more experienced and knowledgeable than I am?"