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How This 27-Year-Old Made $1 Million Last Year

How This 27-Year-Old Made $1 Million Last Year | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Four years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner was almost $40,000 in debt. Now, she makes about $100,000 a month.

In December 2012, when Michelle Schroeder-Gardner graduated with an MBA, she had $38,000 in student loan debt.

She got a job as a financial analyst earning $50,000 a year (plus bonuses of about $12,500 annually), but she set a goal of paying off her debt within six months.

Though it took her one extra month, paying off a huge amount of debt in a short period of time set her on a path of financial over-achievement.

Since then, she has increased her income each year.

In 2013, excluding her salary from her full-time job, which she quit that year, she earned $117,000.

In 2014, that increased to $164,000.

In 2015, her earnings jumped to $321,000.

And last year, she made just shy of $1 million — $979,000, to be exact.

Plus, the 27-year-old is a digital nomad. She and her husband live in an RV, chasing 70-degree weather (they were in Arizona when we spoke in late January) and enjoying the views of a slew of national parks including Colorado National Monument, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Arches, Moab, and others. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Great article. It shows what is possible by pursuing what you love and then living the life you love.

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Ecommerce email marketing - Best practices to triple your sales - The Email Marketing Blog

Ecommerce email marketing - Best practices to triple your sales - The Email Marketing Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Unlike the one-to-many communication model used across social media platforms, blogs and advertisements, ecommerce email marketing works on a simple, one-to-one basis. If you perfect your email campaigns, you’re almost guaranteed to boost sales, improve customer loyalty and build your ecommerce brand image within no time.

Whether it’s a monthly update, a welcome email or an upcoming sale notification, these tips will put your business ahead of the curve. 

Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Refine  and improve your #email marketing campaigns with these clear and simple tips. 

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4 Effective Ways to Build Backlinks for a Brand New Site

4 Effective Ways to Build Backlinks for a Brand New Site | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Starting to build links for a new site is a lot like climbing a mountain.

You’re starting from ground zero with a lot of enthusiasm, but when you realize you have to climb for days to get anywhere, that enthusiasm often turns to the feeling of being overwhelmed.

But when it comes to your site, the weather conditions, metaphorically speaking, are terrible as well.

No one can see you from above, so they can’t help you out—you are on your own.

That already rules out certain link building (climbing) strategies.

This fact is nothing new.

But the advice for new site owners is outdated and just plain bad in some cases.

I recently saw multiple guides that advised building (and paying for) directory links and social media bookmarks.

That kind of stuff was useful over five years ago, but today, it is a waste of your time and money—resources that could be spent building links that will help you get immediate traffic and long-term search rankings. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Neil Patel's creativity when it comes to #SEO is amazing. Great ideas.

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How to Start an Online Business Without Breaking the Bank - The SiteSell Blog

How to Start an Online Business Without Breaking the Bank - The SiteSell Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Granted, you need to invest some money to start an online business. But it’s much less than you feared.

So you’re excited!

You’ve made that important decision – you want to be a solopreneur.  You have the passion and you’ve thought through all the implications.

(If you’re not sure about the implications, this article will help.)

It is exciting – and perhaps a little scary at the same time.

Some of your anxiety may be about confidence: “Do I know enough?”; “Why would people listen to me?” for example. That’s perfectly natural – and we will deal with that, step by step.

Part of you, though, may be worried about the financial side of things. After all, you’ve seen ads by people offering to build your website for thousands of dollars. Or maybe you’ve listened to webinars by “gurus” who promise you will become a millionaire overnight – but only if you sign up to their $2,000 course.

Or perhaps you’re worried that you’ll have to invest in massive resources. Will your business leave the family savings account empty? Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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I built my website with Sitesell. Great organization, incredible value for the money, out-of-this world support.

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How to Successfully Promote Your Blog

How to Successfully Promote Your Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Many influencers talk about the 80/20 rule: you should spend 20% of your time creating content and 80% of your time promoting it. 

Although I think this ratio really depends on your job, needs and company, it does capture one thing: if you write amazing content but don’t shout out your did so, no one will hear you. And as far as promoting your blog goes, you can pick and choose on the list above the items that make most sense to your company. If for instance you work for a very technical B2B company and your target audience is above 50 years old, you might want to consider investing in LinkedIn rather than Facebook, leverage influencers and invest time in guest blogging. It all really depends on your audience, where they are and what they care about. There is one very important point I’d like to add to this infographic: it’s not content repurposing (which I thing is one of the leanest way to do content marketing, it saves an incredible amount of time), it’s content recycling. Read more: click image or title.



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This #infographic sums it all up: all the good things you can do to get your content out there.

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Antonella Pezzarossa's curator insight, October 26, 2015 5:22 AM
"Promoting your blog regularly is the key." And with an integrated approach, I would add.
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Scoop.it, Triberr.com, Inbound.org are the best best place for promoting your blog.
Tommy Landry's comment, October 27, 2015 1:14 PM
I agree Steven. Scoop.it and Inbound are the most important to me, followed by Triberr and other places.
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These 39 Sites Have Amazing Stock Photos You Can Use For Free

These 39 Sites Have Amazing Stock Photos You Can Use For Free | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

It can be insanely hard to find high quality, high-res free stock photos for personal and commercial use. A growing number of websites have amazing photos you can use for your work. Some of them cost money. Not everybody can afford those high quality photos. Fortunately most of these sites have images you can use for free.

We’ve curated a list of awesome sites that have great stock images you can use for free. You may have seen some of them already on other stock photos lists. But you will still find this list useful.

Most of the photos you will find on these sites are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. You can copy, modify, distribute and use for even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. However, some photos may require attribution. But they are all free to use. Read more: click on image or title.



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Finding good quality images can be a challenge and a huge waste of time. This is a good source of websites that offer free photos for use.

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8 Essential Tweaks to Supercharge Your Content Marketing Efforts

8 Essential Tweaks to Supercharge Your Content Marketing Efforts | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

The type of content you're putting out on a daily, weekly,  monthly basis can come in a wide array of forms.

You could be blogging, producing webinars, or creating a podcast about your life as a cat lady.

Regardless of what you’re doing, your content is not being produced for you; it’s being produced for your audience. And if you don’t have an audience, your content doesn’t matter.

You could be the best cat lady podcast out there, but if no one knows about it, it doesn’t matter. Let’s look at 8 ways you can underline, circle and highlight your content on the Internet. Read more: click image or title.




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Each one of these #content marketing #tips is excellent.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: How On Earth Was I Going To Start a Website? - The SiteSell Blog

Entrepreneur Spotlight: How On Earth Was I Going To Start a Website? - The SiteSell Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Susan only knew how to surf website, but not how to build one. Now she runs her own e-business from home, selling ebooks and video courses.
Tell us about your website, www.easy-food-dehydrating.com. When and why did you start your site?

The housing bubble had burst and people were getting laid off from their jobs.  To be honest, that didn’t really affect me because I’ve always had that entrepreneurial streak … since the young age of 15 when I worked on dad’s farms for pocket money and learned that hard work pays off. My dad is a great teacher and a hard worker, himself being self-employed since leaving the (British) Army.  His work ethic rubbed off on me.

In 2008, I was working from home doing mechanical engineering design (with my brother) and then the recession began. Work dried up. What to do? I tried selling stuff on Amazon à la “FBA” (Fulfillment By Amazon) but the only ones being fulfilled were Amazon themselves …

Fast-forward to 2010 … I was watching Glenn Beck when he was on Fox News and he stated that his family had stored dehydrated food down in his basement – for emergency food purposes. The light bulb went off in my head.  You see, we’d been through back-to-back hurricanes in 2004 and we were without power for a couple of weeks. Fresh food ran out and frozen food languished in the freezer … what a waste.

I researched the food dehydrating topic and realized I wouldn’t be the first to start a website on food dehydrating.  I must admit I was a little scared of starting my own website … but excited too.

And then it hit me. How On Earth Was I Going To Start A Website?

I didn’t know a thing about websites, aside from how to surf! And on other websites I noticed “become an affiliate and sell our items on your website.”  What’s an affiliate? I wondered. I then did what we all do: I Googled “get a free website” …

The results yielded what I deserved to see from the search – but seeing as this is a family show I won’t repeat what I read here.  I then did a more realistic search “build a website” and up came a nice young lady who had an SBI! site.  I thought, What’s SBI? I continued reading the lady’s home page, and I was hooked, or rather I was persuaded with common-sense information that SBI! was the “real deal” – chock full of business guidance that “the other” website hosts just don’t offer.

On December 23, 2010, I became the proud parent of a brand new bouncing baby website I’d decided to call Easy Food Dehydrating.  And the rest, as they say, is history! Read more: click image or title.



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My favorite too, I like SBI for its complete package and step by step building of a great looking site.

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How to Profit from Your Blog

How to Profit from Your Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to make money from your blog? Here are 7 ways to profit from your blog.

About to give up blogging?

Or….

Are you going to continue but you’re not sure how to get a great return for the time you put in?

You can make money with a blog…

Do you want to know some ways on how to make money blogging?

… read on!  Click image or title.




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Creating content has value. How do you monetize that value ? This article describes the main ways you can use.

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Never run out of ideas for Blog Topics! 5 simple Tips that Work

Never run out of ideas for Blog Topics! 5 simple Tips that Work | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Creating new topics, titles and headlines can be challenging for content marketers. Here are 5 tips to make sure you never run out of ideas for blog topics

To help content producers and bloggers create lists of article topics and create great headlines when they face writer’s block, I’ve listed five topic creation techniques you can use to make sure you never run out ideas for blog topics. Read more: click title or image.





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Good tips. It's not always easy to keep on writing. Find out what your clients are looking for, give them informatioin.

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How to Promote Your Most Prestigious Content

How to Promote Your Most Prestigious Content | Internet Presence | Scoop.it


Think about a scenario where you’ve come up with content that you know adds tremendous value to the lives of your target audience. You’ve spent time, money and effort on groundbreaking research for your industry and created an evergreen resource.


But, there is a problem – it doesn’t seem to be delivering the returns you’re looking for.


Why is that happening? Are you failing to market your marketing? Are your optimizing content distribution? One of the most common means of content distribution is owned media like a website. There are plenty of brands making good use of a website to publish content and market it across their social channels. What’s stopping you from doing the same?

How to Promote ContentLearn from the Greats ...Read more: click on image or title.



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"I recently purged my email subscription list.
However, your newsletter and the NY Times are the only two I kept outside of my direct industry emails.
You are succinct and relevant in this info-jammed world.
Here's to your success!"
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All the right tips to make your content read and distributed.

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8 Tips for Writing More Powerful Conclusions

8 Tips for Writing More Powerful Conclusions | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Learn how to write powerful conclusions to give your blog posts an extra punch.

What’s the toughest part of writing a blog post?

For a lot of people, it’s the conclusion. You spend a long time -- maybe hours -- writing the perfect article. You do all the outlining, research, formatting, and then you get to the end. Now what do you say?

A lot of writers whip out a half-baked conclusion, or shirk it altogether. But if your conclusion is lame, then the whole piece falls flat. The most successful articles have strong finishes, where the conclusion is one of the most powerful components of the article.

How do you write powerful conclusions for your blog posts? Luckily, it's not too complicated -- you can even follow a sort of formula. Here are my favorite tips for creating a really powerful conclusion for any blog post. Read more by clicking on title or image.



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Great article by Hubspot to improve your content.

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malek's curator insight, January 11, 2015 3:40 PM

When a reader sees “conclusion,” she knows exactly what the section is going to be about. It helps the blog post to end neatly.

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Master Social Media Marketing for Startups in Under 4 Hours [Infographic]

Master Social Media Marketing for Startups in Under 4 Hours [Infographic] | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Social media, if used properly, is one of the best marketing channels and a powerful tool for the customer acquisition. The amount of blog posts written about social media and entire blogs dedicated …




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MInd boggling numbers, and a whole lot of information.

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 A bunch of the most successful  startups are actively using social media  to gain an edge.Instead of shelling out millions of dollars for a Super Bowl ad, these small companies fight to generate buzz by creating viral content and encouraging shares and likes.

Once a product or service becomes the one everyone is talking about, customers gravitate toward it, eager to learn more.

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Wait Till You See What Happens When You Scoop.It

Wait Till You See What Happens When You Scoop.It | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Are you looking for ways to save time blogging?

Scoop.It saves you time with many of your blogging tasks.

Like StumbleUpon, Scoop.It is so effective, you don’t even need to have ever visited the site to get mass traffic from it.

This post will offer a tutorial, testimonials, and an explanation of the benefits you can receive from using this free site. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Learn how to get more #traffic on your site or #blog through #Scoop.it, excellent article.

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Janice Wald share really practical curation and blogging tips along with a simple intro to Scoop.it.

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How to Become a World-Class Copywriter in One Month or Less

How to Become a World-Class Copywriter in One Month or Less | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

To become world-class (the top 5%) takes only about a month of focused, intentional work.

 

Breaking through those extra four percentile points to become a true master copywriter (the top 1%) will take you years, if not decades, of practice and dedication.

 

However, unless your entire career is dedicated to copywriting, all that effort is unnecessary. If you can break out of the realm of good copywriting and become great, the extra four percentage points are simply not needed to run a successful business.

 

Becoming world-class is completely achievable and can be done faster than you think. With that definition out of the way, let’s begin.... Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Neil Patel teaching #copywriting. Always worthwhile reading.

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Neil Patel shares valuable copywriting secrets and inspiration whether you're a new writer, an old dog or a small business owner.

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Neil Patel shares valuable copywriting secrets and inspiration whether you're a new writer, an old dog or a small business owner.

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copy writing 
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A Non-Designer's Guide to Creating Engaging Images for Social Media

A Non-Designer's Guide to Creating Engaging Images for Social Media | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Learn how to create engaging images for all of your social media pages and profiles - no previous design skills necessary!

A great social media marketer today and an awesome advertiser in the 1960s have much in common.

David Ogilvy, the father of advertising, was famous for spending an inordinate amount of time on headlines. Why? Because that’s the line that people read the most, so it mattered a lot.

Ogilvy was a master at stuff like this — prioritizing what was really important.

If he lived through the age of social media, I’m fairly certain Ogilvy would say something like:

On the average, many more people engage with images as read the copy in social media posts. When you have crafted your social media image, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.

Images have never been more important in social. They’re the key to driving greater online engagement, much like a great headline in advertising.

The only issue here is that if, like me, you aren’t über-skilled in graphic design, creating eye-catching engaging images can be difficult. So how can non-designers like me still create incredible images for social media? One way is by learning simple, repeatable design principles.

Here are 3 key design principles that will help you create engaging social images every time! Read more: click image or title.

 

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Learning to be clear with #colors and #fonts.

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Its very necessary to create engaging images while sharing any update on social media, as it is the first thing visitors see and decide whether to click on the post or not. At the same time not all social media experts are good enough with designing tools, but non - designers social media experts too can create engaging image. Wanna know how? Read here..
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How To Build A Viral Blog In Any Niche

How To Build A Viral Blog In Any Niche | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily build a viral blog in ANY niche even when you are clueless about the topic. These strategies can bring thousands of visitors on day one.

Maybe you have tried to build your own site before and failed. Same for me.

The one thing I was always missing was traffic. I tried everything from blog commenting and forum posting over distributing free ebooks and finally all the way to SEO.

Success was below mediocrity so to say. I asked myself what was the one thing that held me back from making lots of money online over the last few years?

It was a combination of low content quality (amazon niche sites), lack of consistency in posting fresh articles and finally missing knowledge about marketing and networking I guess. Then I saw a blog post on Viperchill about viral news sites and it hit me.

When I realized that this was possible I decided to start over again. This time I wanted to build a viral authority blog in my favourite niche which is WordPress, Marketing and all that stuff.

Here's a blueprint how I built the blog and received over four thousand visitors in my first three weeks.

Follow my journey to success and I guarantee you it will work. Read more: click image or title.



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#Viral, the magic word being online. How do you make it happen?

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17 Things You Should Do to Every Blog Post Before + After You Hit Publish - Checklist

17 Things You Should Do to Every Blog Post Before + After You Hit Publish - Checklist | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

If you’re a blogger, then I think we can both agree — writing blog posts ain’t a joke. There’s quite a lot that goes into blogging and you’re forced to wear a bunch of hats. You’re the content creator, editor, marketer, SEO specialist, and more! But you, my friend, are a game changer. I can tell. You probably like wearing a zillion hats because, like me, you’re insane. So, since you really want to craft awesome posts that are read, loved, and shared, this post is for you. Read more: click image or title.




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Get into the habit of reviewing your #blog or #article posts before, and even  after publishing. Great tips.

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Danielle Whitehead Cosme's curator insight, October 14, 2015 9:40 AM

Some simple tips to make sure that your blog posts are engaging your audience. 

My Scratch Offs's curator insight, October 27, 2015 1:24 PM

Blogging is one of my personal pain points. This will be helpful to ensure I am creating content that gets noticed!


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A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week - Copyblogger

A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week - Copyblogger | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Consistently good content creation is the backbone of online business. But how can you make that happen week in and week out to build your business?
Quality over quantity

If you believe Jon Morrow (and who doesn’t?), you know that writing one epic post per week is a better long-term strategy than writing mediocre content every day.

That’s what you’re aiming for in your start here: one weekly post that will attract attention, establish your authority, and encourage people to share your information.

And keep in mind, Brian Clark built Copyblogger.com by writing two posts per week in the beginning.

It all starts on morning one.

Read more: click on image or title.




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Writing good content day after day or week after way takes a system. This article will get you on the right track.

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13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes

13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
The secret to attracting more traffic is doing what others are not doing. This post offers 13 quick tricks to drive traffic to your blog in minutes.

It happens to the best of bloggers.

You produce stellar content that’s helpful and easy to read.

You even publish a blog post a week – or more – to prove you’re serious about blogging.

You genuinely care about your audience.

But sometimes, despite doing everything by the book, the traffic’s a dud.

That’s when the questions start – am I good enough to be doing this? Heck, does blogging even work as a legitimate business model? Am I wasting my time?

If that’s you, let me clear the air by quoting Jon Morrow, “Each and every one of us decides who we are. No, you may not be ready to be a popular blogger now, but you can become ready.”

Blogging works. We’ve seen a lot of proof around us for that. The problem is not blogging; it is doing things that don’t yield trust or traffic to your blog.

You see, a decade ago you could crank out a 300-word piece and get more content published, left, right and center. In those days, just having something published meant you could attract huge traffic. Because not many were doing it.

Gradually, the world caught up and more people started putting out better content. Longer, more in depth, more useful content. Bloggers started calling it “epic posts”.

Today, most of the world has caught up with “epic”. It’s no longer a differential point. It’s a given.

The secret to attracting more traffic is doing what others are not doing, or unwilling to do yet.

And what if I told you it could be done in under 30 minutes?

To make it easier for you, I have compiled a list of 13 quick tricks to drive traffic to your blog in minutes:




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Jef Bullas always brings excellent tips and information. He really knows how to improve your #blog results and how to set up your #webpage.

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35 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Medium Blog

35 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Medium Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
1.T I M I N G

Publish on a Saturday morning to increase your chances of standing out. You will quickly notice you will even be able to make it to the Medium Top 20 during some weekends with just a few recommendations.

2.P U S H

Bring your first audience from outside. It is way easier for your story to get noticed on Medium after some initial exposure. Email your close friends and also share your article on your social media accounts.

3.B A C K L I N K

Place links back to your website (or CTAs) at the end, or integrate them smoothly into your story. Use Google’s free UTM tool to track links to see which posts drive the most traffic back to your website.

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Writing great content is not enough to get the word out in a big way. Ali Mese has shown that he can write great articles that become viral. I do like his tips.

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The Mindset of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, 12 Startup Success Secrets

The Mindset of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, 12 Startup Success Secrets | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Before he realized that what he actually wanted out of life was financial freedom and the perfect lifestyle, Eddie Yu (@Eddie_Yu) spent three years in the software industry.

Not wanting to spend the rest of his life working for other people, he gave up his job and set about the task of finding something that he could do for himself, and which would give him both the financial freedom and lifestyle that he desired.

Unsurprisingly, due to his previous background in the IT industry, after reading an article about online gambling and affiliate marketing, the author saw the possibilities that the Internet offered and set about the task of creating an online business of his own.

“12 Startup Success Secrets — Mindset and Strategies Workbook for Building a Successful Online Business” is aimed at anyone who aspires to, or is already attempting to achieve their own financial freedom by doing business online, whether it is through selling a product or by providing an online service.

The book passes on the lessons learned by the author during the 13 years that he has been building his own online businesses and it comes in the form of 12 chapters which each conclude with a useful workshop exercise where the reader is able to personalize the ideas that the author has put forward. Read more: click on image or title.





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Everyone would love to make a living with an online business. It provides freedom and a great lifestyle. Finding the right ways to set up a business like that is often trial and error. Reading what successful people have done can create valuable shortcuts. Take a look at what this book has to offer.

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10 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Seen and Shared More

10 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Seen and Shared More | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

So what can you do to make sure you feel good about every blog post you publish? Well, many things.


Content creators have a lot of control over whether or not their content is seen and shared. There are several variables, like how frequently you post and what SEO methods you’re using, that controls how much traction your posts get.


To learn 10 tried-and-true ways to get more eyeballs on your blog posts, check out today’s featured infographic from the tech blog Bit Rebels below....  click image or title.



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Getting good content out is so important... It defines to your public who you are and brings them back over and over again.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 22, 2015 10:24 AM

A lot of brands and folks who maintain a blog measure the success of their blogging efforts by how many people see and share their content. When a blog post gets read and shared a lot, it's easy to feel good. Unfortunately, that's not enough.


This infographic provides an excellent blogging blueprint. Recommended reading.  9/10

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How to Write the Perfect Blog Post: A Complete Guide to Copy.

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post: A Complete Guide to Copy. | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Want to learn how to write the perfect blog post?

Seems like an unachievable goal, right?

Maybe.

What I’m going to do today is show you a very deliberate formula and list of inclusions that I follow with my posts in order to ensure that I get results.

I’m not saying that it works every time, but I can guarantee that if you start to add these elements to your own blog posts you’ll start to get wins a lot more often.

Sound good?

What makes this the perfect blog post?

Okay, so let me do a bit of explaining.

I’m not saying that I know how to write the perfect blog post and that everything I do on my blog is perfect.

It’s not.

In fact, I really don’t like my writing that much at all. (Do all bloggers feel like that?)

But I have been blogging for quite a while now and in that time I’ve been able to hone my posts by looking at what has worked and what hasn’t over the years.

It’s basically a lot of trial and error.

Today all I am doing is sharing the elements, strategies and ideas that I have seen make a big difference to the stuff I write. I’m hoping that you might read something new, apply it to your own blog and see a big difference in your own results.

So it’s more like a quest for finding your own perfect blog post based on what has worked for me. Read more, click on image or title.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 18, 2015 9:33 PM

Ramsay Taplin, aka The Blog Tyrant, shares his KISS guide to blogging success. If you're new to blogging or need a refresher, this is a good starting point.

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Standing out in a world of information density | Mark Schaefer

Standing out in a world of information density | Mark Schaefer | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

I think the future belongs to the content creators who are focused on delivering quality content to a niche.One example of this is the site SoulPancake. They are devoted to answering the big questions of life in a fun, entertaining, and sometimes profound way. Their approach has now resulted in a profitable business, a book, and even a television program. Their content is not focused on SEO or tricky headlines that drive traffic. Their success comes 100% through honest, amazing, entertaining content.


If you want to look at a more corporate type of example, I love the way Adidas is creating beautiful adventure videos to promote their Outdoor division. My neighbor told me he spent an entire evening just watching videos of athletes hanging from cliffs. He was living vicariously through these videos and building an emotional connection to the brand and what it stands for...

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This is all it comes down too. Good content, quality, quality, quality!

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What is the strategy to stand out in a world of increasing information density? Mark Schaefer answers.