Why Won’t My Blog Grow?

Why Won’t My Blog Grow?

I’ve coached dozens and dozens of beginning bloggers. No, that’s not true. Most of the people who come to me for help are actually the ones fed up with spinning their wheels. They wonder why their blog won’t grow? They are veteran wheel spinners....
HTTPS on WordPress

HTTPS on WordPress

Yes, you need HTTPS First, let’s get this question out of the way. Why do you need HTTPS for your WordPress site? WordPress will eventually force everyone to use HTTPS. Google likes HTTPS, so it helps your ranking. Way back in 2014 they were already starting to...
What is a Landing Page?

What is a Landing Page?

A good landing page is like magic. It can increase your sales conversion rate and get more users to signup for your newsletter (which also means more money). I provide marketing advice to many bloggers. I often hear the words “landing page” applied to all...
The Basics of Blogging: An Analogy

The Basics of Blogging: An Analogy

The Basics of Blogging So you want to start a blog? You might even want to make some money blogging, but you don’t know where to start. What are the basics of blogging? Think food truck! If you want to run a food truck, you need a few things: A place to park...
Facebook Interaction Count For A Link

Facebook Interaction Count For A Link

Facebook Interaction Stats How much Facebook interaction did your last blog post received? You can see shares, likes, and commented across Facebook. This only works for an individual URL, not your whole site. Facebook has an API (application program interface)....
Make $100K Blogging

Make $100K Blogging

So how do you make money with a blog? We will start from cash in hand and work our way backward: let’s say $100,000 in your bank account. Sounds nice right? That is about $8,333 a month or $274 a day. So, what does it take to make $274? Basic Ways To Make Money...
The Sprout Studio Story

The Sprout Studio Story

My wife and I started a small blog & eCommerce site. I’m a web designer/developer, so I setup all the hosting and technology for the site. After a year of frequent down time, bad customer service, and 3 different companies, I finally had enough. All the...
Monetization for Blogs, the ABCs

Monetization for Blogs, the ABCs

What is Blog Monetization? Monetization is using your blog or web site to generate income. This income can be active (like a service, such as writing reviews) or passive (selling ad space on your site). Passive income is great, because it allows you to focus on...
7 Questions To Ask Before Advertising

7 Questions To Ask Before Advertising

1. What is your goal? Are you directly advertising a product and want to increase sales? Do you want to create awareness? Are you trying to get new followers or engage your current audience? These goals are all different and will totally change your approach, not just...
Hotlinking: How to Search for It and What to Do?

Hotlinking: How to Search for It and What to Do?

What is a Hotlinking? Hotlinking is also know as as inline linking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, and offsite image grabs. Basically, instead of linking to an image on your own server, you link to an image on someone else’s server. So why is it...