Make Money as a Freelance Blogger

Make Money as a Freelance Blogger

In the world of blogging and internet marketing there are countless people who are trying to find ways to make money online. Some are looking to avoid a more traditional full-time job. Some need to replace lost income after being laid off. Some just want a flexible part-time income. Others want to be able to work from home to spend more time with their family.

Regardless of your reasons or motivations, one of the biggest challenges with making your first money online is knowing which path to choose or which strategy is best for your situation. Should you create several small niche sites and monetize with AdSense or affiliate programs? Should you build an authority blog? Should you start a membership website? Should you create and sell digital products? Should you offer some type of service?

15 WordPress Plugins for Growing Your Email List

WordPress List Building Plugins

Regardless of what type of website you have and what industry it is in, growing a responsive mailing list should be a top priority. Email lists can be used to stay in close contact with your most loyal followers and customers, increase traffic to your site, promote and sell your own products, promote affiliate products, and much more.

With all of the search algorthim changes Google has made over the past few years, and all of the sites that have lost loads of traffic as a result, an email list should be your first line of defense. Reducing your dependency on Google for traffic is an important step towards increased security for your traffic and income.

So you know that you need to grow your mailing list, but getting subscribers can be a challenge. Your typical visitor sees countless optin forms and offers each day, so in order to get people’s attention and encourage new sign ups you will need to make growing your list a major focus.

For WordPress users there are a number of plugins that exist specifically for the purpose of helping you to build your list quickly. In this post I’ll highlight 15 of the most noteworthy plugins of this kind. Some of them are free, but the majority must be purchased. Purchasing a plugin to grow your list faster can actually be a very wise investment if you put it to good use, as a larger list can allow you to very quickly recover those costs.

How to Build an Online Business for Long-Term Success

Building an Online Business for Long-Term Success

If you’re like me you probably come across a product or service just about every day that claims to be able to make you loads of money online in just a matter of days. While there are some success stories of people who have been able to make a lot of money quickly, reality is much different for the vast majority of people who attempt to make money online.

Building an online business for the long run is typically a more realistic approach, provides a more stable foundation for a business, and in the end is likely to wind up being more lucrative than a quick burst that makes some money and then dies off just as fast.

If you’re someone who is willing to put in the work that is required to build a real online business, rather than relying on gimmicks or tricks to make some fast cash, you need to make sure that you are taking a long-term approach.

Interview with Pauline Cabrera of TwelveSkip

You may be familiar with Pauline Cabrera from her popular blog TwelveSkip. At TwelveSkip Pauline covers a variety of topics related to blogging, online business, and web design. She’s also a very active social media user with over 50,000 combined followers on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

TwelveSkip is one of my favorite blogs because of the helpful and practical content, and because it has a great, unique design that really stands out. I asked Pauline if she would be willing to answer a few questions for ProfitBlitz readers and she graciously agreed.

SiteGround Web Hosting Review

SiteGround Web Hosting Review

One of the most critical elements to having a successful website is reliable web hosting. Hosting isn’t the most glamorous topic, but if your website is down or very slow it won’t be producing the results that you need. Over the past 7 or 8 years I have used 10 different companies for various websites, and I know how frustrating it can be when there are issues with your site’s hosting.

13 Easy Ways to Come Up with Awesome Blog Post Ideas

13 Ways to Come Up with Awesome Blog Post Ideas

Every blogger faces the challenge of constantly coming up with topics that will be of interest to readers. With most topics and subjects there is no shortage of possibilities for blog posts. In many cases once you get a few ideas everything will start flowing and you’ll find that you have way more possibilities than you could ever cover. At that point you just need to identify the best ones that are worthy of your attention.

In this article we’ll look at 13 different things you can do today if you are struggling with finding possible topics to cover in your blog posts.

Complete Guide to Selling a Website or Blog

When you think about making money online you’re probably thinking about monetization methods like affiliate marketing, selling ads, AdSense, selling digital products, and running membership websites. While all of those methods are viable options, if you have a profitable website another option for making money is to sell that website.

The topic of selling blogs and websites can bring about a lot of different opinions. Some people say you would be crazy to ever sell a profitable website that is bringing in money each month, and others create sites specifically with the goal of selling them.

Who is right? Is selling a profitable site a good or bad idea?

How to Get Started Selling Your Own Digital Product

How to Get Started Selling Your Own Digital Product

Creating and selling your own digital product is one of the most effective ways to monetize your website or blog. It may seem like a pretty intimidating idea if you have never created your own product, but it really doesn’t have to be that complicated, and in this article we’ll take a look at what is involved with selling your own digital product.

If you’ve considered selling your own product, or if you are just looking for a good way to make some money from your website or blog, I think the details covered in this article will prove to a helpful introduction to the subject.

20+ Awesome Pinterest Resources for Bloggers and Marketers

Although Pinterest may not get as much attention from marketers as Twitter and Facebook it is a massively popular social network that provides endless potential for anyone looking to reach a larger audience for their brand or website.

Pinterest is an extremely visual network, so it can be especially effective if you’re in an industry like photography, travel, arts & crafts, food, and fashion. As Pinterest’s popularity has drastically increased it has also become an effective platform for marketers from other industries as well, as long as you take the right approach.

10 Principles of Effective Networking

10 Principles for Effective Networking

When it comes to building a successful blog the most common piece of advice is to focus on the quality of your content. Content is obviously important, but from my experience, networking is equally important.

Both content and a network are essential for blogging success, and they are the top two factors that determine which bloggers are successful. With that in mind, building a strong network should be a priority for every blogger.

Having a strong network can help you with getting advice from successful people, getting more links to your site, increasing exposure through social media sharing, opening up new money-making opportunities, helping to promote your products, and so much more.

In this post we’ll take a look at 10 essential principles of networking, and action steps that you can put into practice starting today.