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Archives for December 2008

How to Never Run Out of Things to Say

One fear many business bloggers seem to have is running out of stuff to say. They know blogs are supposed to be updated on a regular basis, so their fear is definitely legitimate. When blogging expert, Chris Garrett, tackled this issue on Blog Herald, I took notice. He’s a prolific blogger with over 500 blog Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Start Business Blogging

With 2009 right around the corner, it’s really time to start blogging if you haven’t already. One of the things I’ve noticed is how blogging is getting more and more mainstream. Blogs are starting up where I least expected it. I work in a couple industries and know friends that work in other industries. One Read more »

Got Writer’s Block in the Middle of a Blog Post? Take a Break.

I don’t usually post on Sundays especially during NFL season :) I’ve pretty much obsessed with American football and today has a lot of big games. However, I have this simple but effective blogging tip that just came to me and it shouldn’t take too long to write. Getting writer’s block while you’re in the Read more »

5 Partnership Opportunities for Business Bloggers

Yesterday, I talked about how your business blog can help you create profitable online partnerships. Today, let’s look specifically at some of those partnership opportunities. This list is not meant to be comprehensive. These opportunities are just some of the common ones I’ve seen. Link Exchange Link exchanges are link swaps. A blogger will email Read more »

Blogging Allows You to Create Profitable Online Partnerships

I don’t have much experience in offline business, but I have a friend that consults and helps offline businesses. I like to pick his brain whenever I get the chance. One of the things that I’ve noticed in his business stories is how often the successful businesses are ones that are able to partner with Read more »

The Similarities Between Business Blogging and the Holiday Spirit

Happy holidays! On this Christmas day, I’ve been thinking about the similarities between business blogging and the holiday spirit. Now when I say “holiday spirit”, I’m not talking about the crazy consumerism where people get overly materialistic and spend too much at the mall. Nor am I talking about the stress that often accompanies this Read more »

How to Deal With Link Exchange Requests

As you get into blogging and start getting traffic, you’ll probably start receive link exchange requests. These are email messages from other bloggers asking you to link to them in exchange for them linking to you. Usually they will link to you on their blogroll, which are links to other blogs on their sidebar. Is Read more »

Increase Your Search Traffic by Using These 6 Keywords

You may have heard of the the 5 Ws and the 1 H. This is a set of six questions that journalists over the years have answered to make sure their news stories have the complete information. Each of the six questions is a just one word. Who? What? Where? Why? When? How? As a Read more »

How to Write the About Page for Your Business Blog

I finally created an about page for one of my blogs. It’s a task that I always seem to forget. I was creating a post introducing myself on a forum when I realized that I had not done the same on my blog. Since blogs are personal in nature, you can be more personal on Read more »

See How Easily You Can Boost Your Traffic With and

If you want to get traffic quickly, I can’t think of a better way than publishing an article on EzineArticles or posting a video on YouTube. These two sites get a lot of traffic because they both have great rankings in the Google search engine. Google looks at the title of the article or video, Read more »

The Lazy Blogger’s Way to Write Multiple Blog Posts in Less Time

The EzineArticles blog has a great post about a method of “writing” multiple blog posts in a short amount of time. I put “writing” in quotes because you don’t actually write anything. Instead, you use your voice. Basically, you record yourself and pretend that you’re giving a seminar to a live audience. Next, you take Read more »

Non-Monetary Benefit to Blogging: Positive Feedback from Blog Readers

I know I talk a lot about the monetary benefit to blogging. Blogging can definitely help any online business make more sales and increase traffic. However, there are also non-monetary benefits. I bring this up because a common thread with the business people I interact with seems to be their passion for their industry. They Read more »

Don’t Waste Time, Focus on What Already Works

The Pareto principle, or the 80-20 rule, is a famous principle that says 80% of the results comes from 20% of the causes. Many business people have taken this theory and applied it their businesses. They’ll look at their salespeople and figure out the top 20% performers. Then, they’ll fire the low performing ones and Read more »

Warning: Inspiration for Blog Posts Often Comes When You Least Expect It

Have you ever come up with a blog post idea when the farthest thing from your mind at the moment was blogging? If you haven’t started blogging, you’ll find that once you start, you’ll get ideas when you least expect them. You could be in a restaurant hanging out with friends when you randomly think Read more »