I never set out to create and sell courses. It happened organically. As the online courses began to grow, I was thrilled to hit the $300,000 in sales number my first year. In this article, I’ll share my personal experiences, what worked for me (and didn’t), and what I learned on the journey.
While sharing income makes one very vulnerable, I am a teacher first above all other things. I’m passionate about sharing what works so that people can adopt and follow a model that works for them. Here is my blogger’s Income Report for August 2020.
Building a successful blog requires more than just publishing high-quality content. While relevant and in-depth content is essential, it’s only useful if visitors can easily read it.
Here are some tools to guide you through your content creation and marketing process, from coming up with ideas for distributing your message to your target audience.
WordPress treats posts and pages differently, so you must learn their respective mechanics to determine when to use them.
If you are looking to start a blog, then you will notice that you have plenty of options from which to choose. Two of the most popular options are WordPress and Blogger. Let’s Compare.
I fell in love with the Refined Theme for WordPress and decided to put a tutorial together to teach my blogging clients how to build a Lifestyle blog.
If you’re a newcomer to WordPress, however, you’ll likely discover some unfamiliar terms when navigating the CMS’s dashboard. Here are 10 WordPress Terms you need to know.
These blog ideas are perfect for the college blogger. Whether you are earning an income with ads on your blog, affiliate marketing, or are building a blog for a school program, this list is sure to win!
In 1850, the fountain pen’s function had improved substantially. The quill gave way and with it went the romance of putting ink to paper.
If you are looking to build a course to sell online, finding a platform that works for you is essential. In this guide, we will compare several platforms and show Teachable vs. Kajabi vs. Thinkific, and Ontraport course platforms.
Cornerstone content is the article on your website that you want to show off the most. They are your pride and joy, so to speak. These pieces reflect what your business has to offer customers. They highlight your mission and what it is that you want to do or how you can help others.
Before you think self-publishing is an easy way to make money online, you need to be aware of all the steps involved to create, self-publish, and promote your eBook.
This WordPress Gutenberg guide will introduce you to the many uses of content blocks.
Want to grow your online brand and improve your status as an industry expert? Are you looking for innovative, low-cost ways to promote yourself as a leading expert online? You need a great blog, sometimes supported by a great ghostwriter for hire.
Before diving into blogging as a new adventure, or continuing to grow a blog you already have, take a look at these 5 things you must know about blogging in 2020.
If you are blogging on a regular basis, you might want to know how to make money with your blog. Many bloggers have figured out ways to monetize their blog as a supplemental income or as a full-time income. This article will give you ideas on how to make money with your blog.
Blogging is a time-tested digital marketing tactic that, when performed correctly by an amateur blogger or pro blogger, can help your business generate more leads and sales. As you fill your business’s blog with high-quality posts, it will become a valuable resource for prospective customers.
WordPress Plugins add functionality to a WordPress Website. Many are free, some have upgrade options after you upload the plugin. Be careful about adding too many plugins as they can slow down your website. Here is a list of Genesis Plugins that were created to work with StudioPress Themes.
In this guide, you’ll find almost any marketing tool you will need for growing your blog, website, or online store. You’ll find automation tools, posting tools, promotional tools, money-making tools, SEO tools and so much more.
Your Favicon or site icon is the small logo that appears in a tab on your web browser. Here’s how to create your site icon in just a few easy steps.
While backlinks are undoubtedly important, Google and Bing use hundreds of other ranking signals, including dwell time.
Here is how to install and set up the Kreativ Pro WordPress Theme. The Kreativ Pro child theme of the Genesis Framework for WordPress is a magazine-style, clean, WooCommerce styled design.
A Lifestyle blog is any type of blog about life, hobbies, family, travel and so forth. Here are some lifestyle blog ideas for you to explore. It’s not too late to start a blog. That being said, if it isn’t something you are passionate about, you may not get to blogging very often. This is why many choose to start a Lifestyle Blog.
Food Bloggers love WordPress! WordPress is a blogger dream for the growth capabilities, functionality, design and SEO elements. Whether your goal is to rank on the search engines for recipes, drive traffic to your food blog through Pinterest, or cook up a social media strategy, you’ll love these foodie themes!
Blogging can be a very rewarding activity, both personally and professionally. Here’s a list of the Best Feminine WordPress Themes. If you are just beginning to blog, check out this article on How To Start A Blog.
A common question bloggers ask is ‘What Is A Content Calendar”, and “How Do I Create a Content calendar?”. This guide intends to answer those questions and provide calendar solutions.
Blogging can be very rewarding. It can grow brand awareness, website traffic, social followers, and income. There are, however, reasons you shouldn’t start a blog. Let’s dive into those now.
If you are learning how to start a blog, you are in the right place. Here, you’ll learn how to start a blog, how to grow the blog, and how to build a tribe that follows your blog and supports your brand and business.
This WordPress Tutorial will teach you how to design a blog page (or post) in WordPress. Here, we will cover WordPress Gutenberg Blocks, Overall page design, and how to add SEO elements to help your page rank on Google.
Medium has “locked” content in which people subscribe and pay for. When you publish articles after being accepted to the Medium Partner Program, you have the opportunity to earn money based on various performance metrics, including reader engagement.
In this video and written tutorial, you’ll learn how to embed a Facebook post on your blog. In this guide, we use the WordPress Gutenberg Editor although you can add a Facebook post to any blog where you have access to the HTML code or text tab.
How fresh is your website’s content? Creating high-quality and long-form content is an essential step to achieving high search rankings.
If you are ready to blog, choosing one of the best blog platforms will be key to your success. Not everyone will have the same needs so choosing the best blog platform for your needs is key.
This WordPress tutorial guide is designed to bring you just the right WordPress help you need, when you need it. You’ll find tutorials on setting up a WordPress Website, Adding a WordPress Theme, How to create a blog post on WordPress, WordPress SEO and so much more. Enjoy!
Here are ways to generate traffic to your blog. Today, thanks to social media, I’m able to get traffic to my blog on the same day I create a post. With Pinterest, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and other channels, it’s easy to see traffic happen quickly if you promote it.
Here are ten common mistakes that will get your marketing emails falling into the spam abyss.
The good thing is that WordPress comes with various maintenance plans that can automate all these processes. This allows you to focus on other important aspects of your WordPress website.
For those who might not have heard of this platform, Writer Access is one of the most prolific freelance writing options out there. Here is my Writer Access Review.
This SEOPress tutorial will teach you how to install and use SEOPress Pro. SEOPress is an SEO Tool that is an alternative to YOAST.
If your food blog is looking a bit tired or outdated, you may be in the market for a new design. Recipe Blogger Theme for WordPress might be a solution for you. This guide will teach you how to set up the Food Blogger WordPress Theme.
If you are a blogger, social media influencer, or have a Youtube channel with the right audience, you can make money as a Canva Affiliate! This means, when someone clicks your special link and makes a purchase within a designated time frame, you earn a commission!!
This article will show you exactly how to write a post in WordPress using the current Gutenberg editor with Content Blocks. This method works the same way for pages on your WordPress Website. The only variation will be in the sidebar options.
A travel blog is not unlike any other blog where you create content around a particular niche. A Travel blog can be a hobby, something that helps earn you free travel and supports your lifestyle, or a blog that actually earns you an income. Here’s how to start a Travel Blog.
To increase your website’s conversion rate, here are seven practical tips for a perfect landing page.
Here are 8 ways you can turn your blog into a lead generation machine:
Any blogger that has a goal to earn money from their blog understands the importance of lead magnets for building an email list. This is done by making offers in exchange for contact info
In this guide, you’ll learn what a webinar is, the best webinar platforms, and how to host a webinar to increase brand awareness, build a database, and increase Sales.
Starting a Blog is one the most rewarding way to advertise your brand. Although bloggers tend to be overwhelmed when launching a new website, it is not as hard as you think. Here’s a guide on the right blog host companies to help you choose the right host for your blog.
Whether you’re writing an article, a blog post, a product description or any other type of digital content, you should use caution to ensure it’s free of typos and errors before publishing it on your website.
Are you guilty of using passive voice when writing articles, blog posts or other text content for your website? While high-quality content can lead to more traffic and higher search results, you should be conscious of your writing style.
Hi! I’m Lori Ballen and I’ve been blogging since AOL first said: “You’ve Got Mail”. I know, I know! In this guide, I’ll share my top blogging tips to help you grow your blog. Set yourself up for blog success right here while learning how to build, grow, and monetize a blog.
Find the best WordPress Themes, Mobile Responsive, Gutenberg Ready, Themes for bloggers, coaches, entrepreneurs, lifestyle bloggers and more.
With Canva it’s easy to remove a background from a photo. Simply add a photo to your new design, click effects, and then Remove Background. Yep, it’s that easy.
Headings are used to highlight titles in sections of content for your site. In the drop down from the tool bar above the page or post that is being edited, you’ll see options for Paragraph (which is default, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, Heading 5, and Heading 6. You are able to […]
If you’re going to have a blog, you’ll mostly be working in the Posts area of your WordPress dashboard. Posts are your actual blog posts. View them as articles in a newspaper. When you publish a new one, the last one gets pushed down and the new one is at the top and the most recent.
If visitors struggle to find specific sections or pages of content, they’ll probably leave. You can improve your website’s navigation, however, by using breadcrumb navigation.
Timestamping your blog posts can offer both advantages and disadvantages. Read More to Learn What’s best for you.
Another Ballen Blogger Tutorial! Facebook Debug: How To Get An Updated Blog Image To Share Correctly on Facebook Consider Social Snap for your blog. You can install social tools that allow you to set a Pinterest image, social share image, featured blog image and video for each blog post.
If you are looking for ways to monetize your blog, then the Amazon Associates Program is a natural choice for a blogger to use.
If you’re planning to build a website, you might be wondering whether you should use WordPress or Wix. Both platforms are designed to simplify and streamline the otherwise complicated process of building a website.
You have set up a blog, chose a niche, learned how to blog, and even mastered Pinterest. And every now and then, it’s just good to feel inspired! Here is some blog inspiration to feed your soul today, and every day.
You’ll see Background Color Options as well as Text Color. The editor will also warn you if you choose a combination that might be hard to read.
This blog niche list is a starting point. Take the numbered niches and drill down from there until you find your specific blog niche.
These thought-provoking questions can be life-changing if you truly spend some time in the answers. They can guide you to where you should be and go in your life.
This blog post features pins created by Lori Ballen of Ballen Blogger. Feel free to click on the pin and re-pin on your Pinterest boards. Click here if you are just learning how to use Pinterest. And if you are in the beginning stages of learning to blog, you can visit this guide that teaches you how to start a blog on WordPress.
This blog by Lori Ballen, a blogging coach, offers a detailed content strategy for somoeone wanting to build a blog, pinterest channel, and youtube channel on the topic: Crossfit.
Here, you’ll learn the basic strategies to advanced methods of working with a blog designed to rank on the search engines and perform well on social media channels.