You might think this is a little woo-woo…

Among the Fizzle team, I’m known as the skeptic. I like to think I have a finely tuned bullshit meter. If an idea lacks in evidence, I’ll usually either question it, ignore it, or ridicule it, depending on my mood. Chase and Steph fall somewhere on the other end of the spectrum. Over the years…

How to Smash Your Blogging Goals in Just 5 Days

This post is by ProBlogger expert Ellen Jackson of Potential Psychology Have you ever uttered the phrase, ‘One day I’ll…’? Of course you have. We all have. One day I’ll schedule my social media One day I’ll improve my web site One day I’ll organise my images (a personal favourite) One day I’ll start a…

Safety Resources for Freelance Journalists

In the early years of his career, Luke Duggleby found himself in a situation that he hadn’t quite anticipated. He had traveled to East China to meet villagers protesting against massive pollution caused by a factory that had poisoned their land. “In a rare show of defiance, they had set-up a road block at the…

Hot Jobs in Publishing

“The future of publishing is about having connections to readers and the knowledge of what those readers want.” – Seth Godin Interested in the wide world of publishing and editorial and looking for your next career move? From renowned publishing houses like Oxford University Press to media conglomerates like American Media Inc. and everything in…

The 50 Best WordPress Plugins For Your Blog In 2017

Plugins are like software that extends your WordPress blog. You can use a plugin to improve the look and feel of your blog design or to add new features or functionality to your blog. Over the years I have tested many of the most downloaded WordPress plugins. Activating a handful of essential plugins is one of the first…

How to Create a Reader Avatar for Your Blog

For several years, I’ve been using Reader Avatars (also called Reader Profiles or Personas) on my blogs – and I’ve found them very effective and helpful. To create your first reader avatar, you’ll need to spend some time thinking and writing about a type of reader that you’re either attempting to reach or who is…

The Pivot to Video and How You Can Keep Up

Did you know that 82% of Twitter users watch video content on the platform? What about the fact that 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos each week? Or, how about that 43% of people state that they actually want to see more video content from marketers? Those are…

215: Simplify Your Business and Make More Money Blogging

Ways You Can Simplify Your Business and Increase Your Blogging Profitability Today, I want to share two big lessons I learned this year at our Australian ProBlogger events. They were lessons I think apply to many aspects of blogging and online business. It’s all about simplifying what you do while making more profit. I’m heading…

How To Pitch: AARP The Magazine

AARP The Magazine, the bimonthly printed for AARP’s 37 million-plus members, helps the baby boomer and Silent generations live the second half of their lives to the fullest. The post How To Pitch: AARP The Magazine appeared first on Mediabistro. Powered by WPeMatico

My Big Mistake on YouTube

I made an embarrassing mistake on YouTube and I loved it. Making mistakes out loud is a pre-requisite for entrepreneurship. Because if you’re too worried about making mistakes—about being seen as “immature” or “uncertain” or even “stupid”—you might not launch anything at all. You may not know this but I am a kind of professional…

3 Simple Ways to Make Your Blog Posts More Conversational

This post is by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke You’ve probably heard that your blog posts need to be “conversational”. You may also have been told why: to create a sense of connection with your reader, keep them engaged, and make your blog sound less like a lecture and more like a discussion. That’s all…

How To Pitch: SI.com

Monthly Unique Visitors: 24 million Background: Sports Illustrated has been keeping its readers up to date on all things related to sports for more than 60 years. But when the digital age came knocking in the mid-90s the brand answered the call with SI.com. The website is no less than a thriving sports news website……

Grist for the Machine

Grist Much like publishers, employees at the big tech monopolies can end up little more than grist. Products & product categories come & go, but even if you build “the one” you still may lose everything in the process. Imagine building the most successful consumer product of all time only to realize:’The iPhone is the…

The Best Tools for Link Building

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