Best TED Talks for (New) Bloggers to Get Motivated

TED talksRunning a blog can be a very rewarding experience. But it can also be a highly draining one, and everything from maintaining consistency to the cost prior to monetizing one can be enough to push bloggers into quitting. The worst part about this is that had they gone just a little while longer, they could have found real success doing something they love.

If you are finding yourself lagging in motivation, you might want to check out these ten best TED Talks by professionals and creative minds. They can really give you that boost of inspiration you need to keep working at what you are doing. [Read more…]

How to Get Your Blog Post Shared 1000 Times [#Infographic]

When I started my first business blog in 2004, there wasn’t much in the way of social media available to help promote blog posts. The best way to get your blog post shared was to encourage readers to subscribe to your blog update email list and then forward the email.

Today, it’s a different story. Yet, during consults with clients, I’m frequently asked how to get more traffic and visitors to new blog posts. The infographic below, created by Ian Cleary of RazorSocial and Canva, will help.

There is a belief by many online entrepreneurs that they cannot share their own posts. WRONG! Yes, I’m saying that if you believe that, it’s wrong. You can and should share your blog posts. Don’t wait and hope others will share it for you. Start the ball rolling… [Read more…]

Boost your Traffic with These WordPress Tips

Sandra De FreitasGuest post by Sandra De Freitas

Are you using WordPress to power your blogsite? Most entrepreneurs are and for good reason. WordPress has been around since 2003 and has almost 30,000 free plugins available to customize your site and user experience.

WordPress has become so popular because of it’s flexibility, and huge community of developers who offer brilliant themes and plugins, to make your WordPress blogsite express your brand and brilliance.

This makes our jobs as entrepreneurs easier as we tend to get really creative and we think big. We need a platform that allows us to be creative and put our big plans into action. [Read more…]

Happy Blogiversary! Celebrating Nine Years of Business Blogging

Nine years!

Birthday CupcakeToday marks nine years since I started my first blog – Biz Tips Blog – on TypePad.  That first blog was retired a few years ago as I moved over to WordPress. Now I blog here and on The Future of Ink with co-founder, Ellen Britt.

Blogging changed my business, giving me an opportunity to share content that helped entrepreneurs do business on the Web. My visibility skyrocketed and things took off. I love it!

But on this date, I’d love to hear from you.

When is your blogiversary?

How long have you been blogging for your business?

What do you love about blogging or how has it changed your life/business?

Please post your answers in the comments. And in a nod to Brag About Your Blog Day be sure to include the name, subject and a link to your blog so you can get some additional visibility!