How to Run a SWOT Analysis of Your Blog 5000 readers in 6 months Aug 13, 2021

SWOT analysis is a strategic technique used by many businesses and organizations to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and develop a proper course of action.

Though primarily used during the initial stages of a business, I believe a SWOT analysis is such a simple and straightforward tool, that we can use...

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10 Essential Blogging Tips from Stephen King’s “On Writing” Aug 11, 2021

In 2002 Stephen King temporarily gave up on writing bestselling novels and wrote a little book chronicling his rise to fame and discussing exactly what he believes it takes to become a good writer. Since then, it’s become the most popular book about writing ever written, which is understandable.

On Writing is not only about...

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5 Unconventional Formulas To Help You Write Blockbuster Articles writing blockbuster articles Aug 10, 2021

Aren’t you a bit tired of the same basic formulas for writing blog posts? How-to articles and listicles? A library of resources? Are you seriously going to spend 2 days writing a list of books that are relevant within your niche?

Here’s the bitter truth: everyone’s doing that.

70 million articles go live every single...

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The MVP Framework: How to Make Money as a Beginner Blogger the art of blogpreneurship Aug 09, 2021

Ever since launching the Art of Blogging in 2018, I’ve interacted with thousands of bloggers, content creators, marketers…

And most of them have two main goals:

  1. Build an engaged community around their content.
  2. Monetize their platforms, distribution channels, email list, etc.

Today we’re going to focus on...

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25 Books Every Blogger Should Read Aug 08, 2021

Oscar Wilde once said that, “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

There’s a lot of truth in that statement, and I do strenuously believe that we must experience blogging ourselves, try and fail and develop our own...

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Principles: The Procrustes Effect principles of blogging Aug 08, 2021

The Ancient Greeks loved to tell the story of Procrustes, a rogue smith and bandit who would offer to host travelers, invite them to sleep in a special bed for the evening. Procrustes assured the weary travelers the bed would perfectly fit any person who slept in it.

Unfortunately for them, Procrustes would take his promise quite literally....

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How to Use Ikigai to Figure Out Your Blog’s Niche 5000 readers in 6 months Aug 07, 2021

Figuring out what to blog about is one of the most difficult parts of starting a blog – it seems almost impossible to stick to a few topics.

Also, how do you stand out from the crowd anymore?

Whatever topic you choose to blog about, there are at least a thousand or so blogs that are already dominating that niche.

Or maybe that’s...

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7 Creative Content Strategies to Help You Grow Your Audience in 2021 5000 readers in 6 months Aug 07, 2021

What is the secret ingredient to success as a blogger? Is it inspiration? Motivation? Is it the ability to treat blogging as an art or as a business? 

The answer is simple. The secret ingredient is strategy.

What are the strategies you deploy to reach your goals, both in terms of audience and engagement and also income?

What is...

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Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Blogging principles of blogging Aug 07, 2021

What’s the best way to write a blog post when you kind of run out of ideas?

Connect a couple of seemingly unrelated dots.

No, seriously. It’s such a fun way to write an article.

I do it from time to time, when I either don’t feel like working on certain topics, or blogging starts to feel a bit too much like work.

Find a...

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Blogs Don’t Make Money the art of blogpreneurship Aug 07, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, as I was working on The Art of Blogpreneurship, I asked the following question on our private community:

I was a bit shocked, to say the least. But it’s a trend I’ve been noticing, especially among novice and intermediate bloggers.

Bloggers complaining that they can’t sell products, that no one...

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How to Use Mental Models to Become a Better Blogger principles of blogging Aug 07, 2021

The vast majority of blogging advice out there is tactical in nature. It teaches you how to start a blog, how to write articles, how to network and engage others, how to distribute your content, how to promote your blog on social media.

However, there are two things that are wrong with tactical advice:

  1. They never, ever take you...
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Would You Pay to Read a Blog Like Yours? writing blockbuster articles Aug 07, 2021

“When you understand that nobody wants to read your shit, your mind becomes powerfully concentrated. 

You begin to understand that writing/reading is, above all, a transaction. 

The reader donates his time and attention, which are supremely valuable commodities. In return, you the writer must give him something worthy of his...

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