Blogging Tips for Coaches and Mentors

Business blogging for coaches and mentors

Coaching, mentoring, or whatever you want to call it has been around for a long time. My hunch is that it’s been in existence as long as people have had relationships with other people, though the way it’s done has changed over time. As an example, mentoring used to most often be done when literally…

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How to Give Credit Where Credit is Due on Your Blog

Shine light on others on your blog by giving them credit for their own material and ideas and by linking to them.

Your blog is a great way to increase the trust of your potential customers or clients, but your blog can also tarnish your reputation if you fail to provide proper acknowledgements on your blog. Here are some tips for giving credit where credit is due on your business blog: 1.  Cite your sources. It’s important…

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As a Business Owner, Do Comments On Your Blog Matter?

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People often judge the success of a blog based on comments. And in some industries, blog comments are indeed an important measure of success. For instance, if your business focuses primarily on reaching other bloggers (as opposed to business owners who blog) or those in social media, chances are that you will have more comments…

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How to Create an Editorial Calendar

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Editorial calendars are a great way to plan your content ahead of time. Although it takes a fair amount of time to plan out your content in advance, knowing where you’re going helps reduce the writer’s block that often comes as a result of having no clue what to write about. Editorial calendars can also…

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Why You Should Use Podcasting to Market Your Business with Cliff Ravenscraft [video]

podcast great way to build trust with your customers

On January 2, I’ll be launching my own podcast, as well as offering podcasting services, so I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts here recently. By far, the best person to learn about podcasting from is Cliff Ravenscraft, The Podcast Answer Man, so I wanted to share one of his videos with you. In…

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How to Plan and Start Your Business Blog by Spying on Your Competition

how to get ideas for your business blog

As a small business owner, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and start a blog. Good for you! But now that you’ve made that decision, knowing where to start may be a bit tough. There are many ways to come up with ideas for your business blog, but be sure not to overlook the…

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Why NOT to Publish a Kindle Book

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As someone who offers Kindle related services, it’s no surprise that I feel there are benefits to publishing a Kindle book. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t also admit that there are some downsides to publishing a Kindle book as well. Below are the primary reasons not to publish a Kindle book.   1. …

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What is Google Analytics and Why Should Businesses Use it?

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  This quote by Lord Kelvin is the key reason to invest time and when needed, money, into web analytics: [quote]If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.[/quote] That truly is the purpose of installing Google Analytics code on your website — it enables you, as a business owner, to evaluate what is and…

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Top 5 Business Blogging Benefits

Is blogging for business worth the time and money it takes

  Perhaps you’ve considered starting a blog to market your business, but you’re not quite sure it’s worth the time, effort, and money to do so.  Like everyone else, as a business owner, your resources are limited, and blogging can seem like one more expense in terms of both time and money. If you’re not…

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How Much Does it Cost to Publish a Kindle Book?

cost to publish a kindle book

The short answer is that it cost zero dollars to publish a Kindle version of your book on Amazon. However, if you really want your Kindle book to have a professional edge, it’s good to invest some money in areas that either you don’t have the time or the ability to do well. As an…

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