Quality, Affordable Tools and Resources for Building and Growing Your Blog

As part of the 30-Day Blogging challenge, for Day 14, I’m sharing with  you quality, affordable tools and resources for starting, building, and growing your blog. For those of you thinking about getting started or are in the planning stages, the first thing you need to do is choose your domain name. Choosing a domain … Read more

How to Get Email Subscribers and Grow Your List

If you’re trying to monetize your blog to make money selling products or services, your email subscribers are your most valuable resource.  Growing your email list has to be one of your top priorities if you hope to build your business online.  80% of your income will come from those subscribed to your list. Your … Read more

7 Tips for Successful Email Marketing

 Step #1 Put your “subscribe to” in a prominent place on your blog and make the process simple. Don’t ask for too much information.   First name and email address is plenty.  There’s plenty of other ways to get to know your subscribers once they’re on your email list.  The important thing is to get them … Read more

3 Mistakes You Could Be Making With Your Blog and How to Fix Them

No social icons on your site Social icons are important for spreading the word about your site and posts.  They should be a part of every post you write and readily visible and easily clickable. WordPress has a variety of plugins that will add social media icons on your site and can be customized to … Read more

4 Action Steps You Can Take Right Now to Grow Your Blog

Once you have your blog set up, you’ve heard me mention it many times; the all-important opt-in for your email list.  This drives more potential customers to your blog and allows you to interact with your audience. So, the first step you want to do is set up your email provider.  I’ve mentioned before, that … Read more

5 Email Marketing Ideas

5 fresh content ideas to inspire your email marketing. Re-purpose what you already have.  Combine similar blog posts to create a mini-series and send it out in segments to your email list. Share a case study of a customer who is thriving with the use of one of your products or services. Send out a … Read more

Email Marketing Do’s and Don’ts

Quality Content Constantly provide quality content to build trust.  Stay away from sales pitches in your newsletters.  Instead, provide links, relevant to your email topic, back to your site where you then can offer a product or resource, whether it’s your own or an affiliate product. Affiliate Programs A quick word about affiliate products.  Make … Read more

7 Steps to Grow Your Email List

Though there are were many reputable email auto-responder providers, AWeber consistently demonstrated a good reputation, based on my research. So, I signed up back in 2009 and still use them to this day. #1 Sign up with AWeber and start your first list. Signing up with AWeber is easy and affordable. This enables you to … Read more

Seven Tips for Keeping Your Email Out of the Dreaded Spam Folder

Ending up in the Spam folder can be a real killer for an email marketer.  You spend all this time crafting an email filled with good, useful content, yet still, your email gets routed to Spam.  And, let’s face it, most subscribers aren’t going to go searching their spam folder for your email.  Most don’t … Read more

The Short Course Strategy

We hear a lot about how important email marketing is and how to convert readers to subscribers, but not a lot about what to do once we’ve got them there. Most of your business will come from your subscribers.  So, it’s important to know what to do with your subscribers once you have them. One … Read more