Make Your Blog More Effective by Creating Processes

how to create processes for your blog

Have you ever created processes for your blog? A process is simply a series of steps you take to achieve a desired result. We all have processes in every aspect of our lives. For instance, most of us use the same process over and over again to make a pot of coffee. We do those…

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How to Add Your Own Fonts to PicMonkey

how to add your own font to picmonkey

Last week I shared tips on how to add text to images using PicMonkey. You can read that post here. While by far the best way to increase the number of fonts that you have is to upgrade to the paid version of PicMonkey known as Royale, you can also add fonts from your own…

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Why You Should Have Your Blog Reviewed

how to improve my blog

Most of the time when we think about hiring help for our blog, we think about hiring people to write, edit, upload, promote on social media, and so on. All of those are great ways to get help, but there is one other way that I’d like you to consider, and that is hiring someone…

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How to Add Text to Blog Post Images Using PicMonkey

how to add text to blog post images using picmonkey

Images are an important part of blog posts. They draw people in, and depending on how they’re used can also break up parts of the text. This is especially useful for longer posts. For shorter posts, I often use just one image at the top of the post, as I did with this blog post.…

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The Benefits of Hiring a Research Assistant for Your Blog

The benefits of hiring a research assistant for your blog

While I’m not a fan of hiring someone else to write your blog content for you, hiring a research assistant for your blog is one of the behind the scenes aspects of blogging that can definitely be outsourced. This is true because the research that is done doesn’t impact the voice in which the material…

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Why Blog for Business?

blogging for business

As a busy business owner you may wonder why you should bother with blogging. The video below from Lynda.com gives several reasons why you should blog for business.

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Hiring a Content Manager for Your Blog

hiring a blog assistant

Nowadays, a lot of people hire a virtual assistant, for good reason! VAs can be a great addition to your team. And while a “general” VA can help you with handling email, scheduling, and many other duties as mentioned in the previous post. While a general VA is a great place to start, hiring a…

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3 Tips to Help You FINALLY Write Your Book

3 Tips to Help You FINALLY Write Your Book

If you’ve always dreamed of writing a book but haven’t yet made it happen, you’re not alone. In fact, while 81% of people say they want to write a book, only a few manage to get it done. I used to be “one of the 81%” and now I’m “one of the few.” While I’ve…

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Hiring a General VA for Your Blog

hire a general virtual assistant for your blog

As I share in my book, Blogger’s Quick Guide to Working with a Team, there are several different types of team members that you can hire for help with your blog. One of the best ones to get started with is a general virtual assistant. A General VA fits into what many people would consider to…

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Music to Write By

writing music

Some people love to listen to music when writing and in fact, can’t work well without music or some other noise in the background. Other people work best in absolute silence. I lean toward the “absolute silence” end of the spectrum and love to work in a very quiet environment. The problem for people like…

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