How to Explain Your Blog to Family

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Blogging can be a great hobby and/or a great business. But once you start digging into it, you’ll quickly find that many in your family are confused by what you’re doing. And with the holidays in full swing and the various family gatherings, inevitably your blog will come up. It’s not that they don’t necessarily support your being a blogger, they just don’t understand what you’re doing. I’ve been blogging for over 5 years, and …

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How to Rebrand Your Blog

How to Rebrand Your Blog

You’ve heard me talk about my personal finance blog Less Debt, More Wine on occasion. However, what you might not know is that the site was originally called Friday Night Shenanigans. Having gone through a rebrand, I here to help you rebrand your blog. Now while Friday Night Shenanigans was a fun name, it didn’t really tell you what it was about. So ultimately at the end of 2016 I decide to rebrand and change …

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How to Conduct an End of Year Blog Audit

How to Conduct an End of Year Blog Audit

A blog audit is a great way to evaluate the direction of your blog as well as clean up some of your past mistakes. While it may take a bit of time, the rewards are definitely worth it. Cleaning up your blog, of content that is unrelated to what you want to write moving forward or combining related posts can help with SEO and the experience of your readers. In this post, I’m going to …

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5 Bad Blogging Habits to Give Up (and How)

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Raise your hand if you’re not a perfect blogger. Keep it raised if you’ve developed some bad blogging habits? Just me? Really? Yeah, I didn’t think so. In my 5+ years of blogging, I’ve had a tendency here and there to pick up a bad blogging habit or two, especially in the beginning. If you are struggling with hitting your blogging goals, it could be because you’ve got some bad blogging habits working against you.  In …

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How to Accomplish More with the 80/20 Rule of Blogging

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If you’ve never heard of the 80/20 rule it goes something like this: 80% of your results come from 20% of your effort. And it applies to blogging as well as several other aspects of your life. 80% of your blogging results will come from 20% of your effort. So naturally, the next question becomes how to focus on that 20% and multiply that effort. Most bloggers think that the most important part of blogging …

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7 Email Marketing Mistakes I Made (And How You Can Avoid Them)

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Email marketing is talked a lot about in the blogging sphere, all about how you need a list and to grow your list and how valuable your list can be. It may all be true, but only if you really understand what email marketing is about. I’ve been blogging for over five years and I didn’t start my email list until about 6 months into it, and that was just my first mistake. I’ve made …

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What to Do When Your Blog Content is Stolen

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Blogging is a lot of work, which is why when someone steals all that hard work it can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening. At first, you might be shocked it happened to you, but likely your next response is going to be how do I take those jerks down and get their copycat content off the web? In this post, I’m going to break down what you should do if someone steals your blog content. …

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17 Secret Strategies to Help You Save Time & Blog Consistently

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Blogging consistently is definitely important to blogging success, while simple, it can be hard to implement. I’ve been blogging for over 5 years, though I’ve gone through lots of bouts of blogging consistently and then blogging inconsistently. And if you were to look at my Google Analytics, you could probably tell when I was consistent and when I wasn’t. In this post, I’m going to break down 17 strategies to help you blog more consistently. …

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5 Easy Things to Do For SEO (no one told you when you started blogging)

5 Easy Things to Do For SEO

Traffic from search engines, like Google, are considered the holy grail of referrals. However, there are a few simple things I’ve learned in the past 5 years of blogging that can help or hurt your search engine optimization (SEO). Working on SEO can get complicated involving keyword research, looking at competitors, and building backlinks. However, the simple actions in this post are all things you can do today, likely in less than an hour…. In …

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7 Benefits of Being a Virtual Summit Speaker

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Virtual Summits are basically conferences that take place online. So you get the benefit of reaching a wide audience without the hassle of traveling and booking a hotel. I’ve had the good fortune to speak at both in-person conferences and virtual summits and while I love both, a virtual summit is definitely easier in terms of time and cost commitment. In this post, I’m going to share seven reasons why you should jump at the …

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Side Hustling With A Full-Time Job – 3 Legal Issues to Be Aware Of

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Side hustling can be a great way to make extra money. However, if you’re not careful you could find yourself in hot water at your full-time job. Making money on the side does you no good if you lose your main source of income because of it. Which is why it’s important to be aware of what you can and can’t do for work outside your 9-5. When I worked at a law firm, I …

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5 Benefits of Guest Posting (besides driving traffic)

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If you’ve done any research into blogging, you’ve probably seen the strategy of guest posting on other’s blogs repeated over and over again. When I first started blogging, a blogging course I was taking recommended I guest post to help drive traffic to my new site.  While driving traffic can be a benefit of guest posting, it’s far from the only one and these other benefits are often overlooked. In this post, I’m going to …

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