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Why Your Blog Isn’t Making Any Money: 10 Things Successful Bloggers Do Differently

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Why Your Blog Isn't Making Any Money: 10 Things Successful Bloggers Do Differently

In the 10+ years we’ve each been self-employed, David and I have built, owned, managed, and sold dozens of profitable blogs. At this point, it’s pretty rare for either of us to have a flop – and if we do, it’s usually more of a “not worth our time” than a “not worth anybody’s time” kind of thing. If a… 

The 10 Best Free Places to Promote Your Blog Posts

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The 10 Best Free Places to Promote Your Blog Posts

Blogging can be tough. There, I said it. While it’s true that starting a blog can be the best decision you’ll ever make, it can also be quite a challenge, especially during the first year. You spend tons of time writing these amazing articles, then nobody comes to your site to appreciate them. It’s frustrating. As two people who have… 

7 Ways to Set (& Reach) Your Blogging Goals in 2020.

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7 Ways to Set (& Reach) Your Blogging Goals in 2020.

It’s January, and you know what that means. Everywhere you look, people are making resolutions and setting goals and talking about all the great things they’re going to do this year. Unfortunately, most people will fall far short of the goals they set. Too many people set themselves up for failure before they ever begin, but if you know how… 

99+ Pinterest Group Boards for Frugality & Personal Finance Bloggers

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99+ Pinterest Group Boards for Frugality & Personal Finance Bloggers

Everybody who knows anything about Pinterest marketing knows that joining group boards can have an enormous impact on your total reach. After all, when’s the last time you saw an account getting any serious Pinterest love without belonging to some high-quality group boards? The trouble with group boards is that getting ON them can be a serious pain in the… 

How Past Successes Can Hurt Your Blogging or Freelancing Career

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How Past Successes Can Hurt Your Blogging or Freelancing Career

One of the strangest truths about self-employment is that people who have been successful in school and jobs often have a difficult transitionto a more entrepreneurial lifestyle. Many give up before they ever get any traction. Meanwhile, I’ve seen plenty of dropouts, job hoppers, and former C-students building huge blogs, racking up clients, and enjoying incredible success at self-employment. But… 

Why Serious Bloggers Should Have a Back Burner Site

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Why Serious Bloggers Should Have a Back Burner Site

I’ve been doing online marketing for a really, really long time. I’ve been fully self-employed for 11 years now, but I made my first dollar online in the mid-90s. In between now and then, I’ve built hundreds of websites and consulted for hundreds of companies. A LOT has changed in that time, but one thing hasn’t – change is a…