A Practical Look at Turning Your Blog into a Functioning Business

Following last week’s post on treating your blog like a business, this guest post from Anna Johansson provides some practical ways you can start turning your blog into a business. In many cases, blogging starts out as a hobby or creative outlet for someone looking to have a little fun writing about a topic that…

No Progress After a Full Year? This Might be Why (FS214)

Is the work you’re doing towards your goal working at all? What if you’ve been working for several months and don’t have much to show for it? Is this normal? Is this how it works at first? Speaking of normal, what is normal!? What kind of results should you be expecting? Today on the show…

192: 3 Key Things Bloggers Do to Grow Their Blogs into Businesses

The Things Successful Bloggers Do to Build Their Blogs Into Businesses In today’s lesson, I want to talk about some of the things that successful bloggers are doing to increase the conversions of their website. This episode is inspired by a post we had on the ProBlogger blog this week from John Stevens who shared…

A Simple Guide To Figuring Out What To Blog About

You know you want to start a blog but you have no idea what to blog about. This guide is for all those stuck trying to come up with a blog topic. In this post, I will show you the simple process to follow and find the right topic to cover. This perfect topic, your sweet…

The Top 21 Tips That Can Make You a Better Blog Writer

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White is recognized as the best book on writing. Stephen King’s On Writing is an amazing helping hand to people who express themselves in writing too. This post features all the top tips gathered from these legendary books. Learn from them and implement them in…

The Site Speed and SEO Connection

From ProBlogger SEO expert Jim Stewart of Bloggers SEO Last year the Australian retailer Booktopia gave a presentation where they shared that speeding up their page load times by 1 second, equated to an extra $600,000 on the bottom line. Today, speed matters. Turning your blog into a highly optimised, relevant, platform takes time. Fortunately,…

How do You Balance Life & Business? (FS213)

Work. Side-hustle. School. Morning routine. Kids. Commute. Exercise. Meditation. Meal prep. Rest. Evaluation. If you’re like me, you fill your days with as much “I’m supposed to do this” stuff as possible. I’m supposed to exercise. I’m supposed to have good ideas for my business. I’m supposed to be diligent about executing those ideas. I’m…

Want Better Results? Treat Your Blog Like an Actual Business

This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. There are millions of blogs on the internet. Some are nothing more than creative outlets for people who are interested in hobby blogging. Others are successful brands that produce millions of dollars in revenue each year. If you want your blog to be successful, you have to…

191: Tools for Creating Great Visual Content for Your Blog

Making the Most of Tools, Apps and Services to Create Visual Content for Your Blog In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk tools for creating great visual content for your blog. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been exploring different types of content that you can use on your blog. In episode 187 we talked…

The 9 Conversion Habits of the World’s Most Successful Bloggers

This is a guest contribution from John Stevens. Just how do they do it? From influencing millions to making millions, the world’s most successful bloggers manage to turn visitors into readers, readers into customers, and customers into fans without breaking a sweat. But is it all accidental, or is there any science behind their success? Are…

On-page SEO Tips: Three Things You Can Do Right Now

Here’s something you should have known by now – There are a number of aspects of a given web page that influence search engine rankings. And by optimizing these aspects (namely, on-page SEO), you will get higher rankings on search engines. Some of these factors which comprise on-page optimization include: writing great content which fills…

CEO-ing Your Business: The 3 Metrics that Matter (FS212)

In the kinds of very small businesses we talk about at Fizzle, with teams of fewer than 5 people, many with just one person, very little of what we do on a day-to-day is CEO-type stuff. Most of what we do is run around wearing one of dozens of different hats. Marketing, product development, finance,…

190: How to Overcome Failure in 6 Steps

How to Move Through Failure in 6 Steps In today’s lesson, I want to talk about failure in business and how to move through it. I’ve been asked questions on this topic a number of times in the last few weeks and while it’s a topic most of us probably don’t want to have to…