How to Build a Successful Blog Business by Answering Questions
Too many bloggers miss the key shift that you need to make for your blog to become a business: instead of writing about what you want to talk about, you need to write about what your readers, your online community, want to read. It’s subtle, but incredibly important if you want to drive big traffic and generate meaningful revenue. Long-time blogger Dave Taylor will talk about how he’s grown AskDaveTaylor.com into his primary revenue stream, his iPhone and iPad apps, and how answering questions is easy, rewarding and lucrative. If you want to learn a better way to monetize your blog through compelling content, this is a must-attend session!
The Manifesto Money Trail
How to craft and launch a manifesto that drives readers into a content funnel and leads them to a sale. I’ve done this twice. First when launching my book, Career Renegade, I used a manifesto to launch the blog and drive pre-orders with a gated upsell at the end of the manifesto. Then, again, when launching my Tribal Author brand with a manifesto that led the launch of the the TribalAuthor.com blog, then drove readers to live book-marketing events and my soon-to-come virtual trainings.
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You can get a Full Access Pass for almost 25% off the $1195 regular price by registering before September 16th!
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The Latest Blog & Social Media News on the BlogWorld Blog & Around the Net
Is Email Taking Over Your Life?
Answering emails is a part of the territory if you’re a professional blogger, or really any kind of online professional. Sometime, though, I think I overdo it. Do I really need to check my email so often?
Is Your Blog Thunder or Lightning?
The “perfect storm” for a blogger is a combination of traffic, community, and sales. You want bodies in the door. You want them commenting and interacting. You want them buying items from you. It isn’t easy to work to this level, but answering one question can help you figure out where you need to improve as a blogger: Is your blog thunder or lightning?
Investigative Tips For Bloggers
Each and every blogger has the capacity to produce the original content that other media outlets and bloggers link to. Included in this post are some of the tips Gregory Ferenstein will be discussing in my upcoming panel at Blogworld with Jay Rosen and Wired.com Editor-in-Chief, Evan Hansen.
FastCompany: How I Landed a No. 1 Album on iTunes Using Social Media
Ryan Marshall reveals: On Monday, my little label-less record, DO FUN STUFF, benefitting a charity for a genetic disorder nobody had ever heard of, was sitting at No. 1 in the Children’s Music genre on iTunes. The iTunes.
SmartBlog on Social Media: What every blog needs to be great
43% of voters on the most recent poll say voice is most important to a blog’s success! But voice is a tricky thing for a writer. It can be a calling card or a fatal flaw that one refuses to correct in the name of style.
Social Media Business Summit
The Social Media Business Summit is the world’s largest social media business conference! If you are a marketing professional or business owner, don’t miss the exclusive Social Media Business Summit conference presented by BlogWorld & New Media Expo. A world class opportunity to understand how to leverage Social and New Media to supercharge your company’s online presence and social community engagement, marketing campaigns and initiatives and even enterprise-wide communication with the latest online tools! Each year, this comprehensive 3-day conference features more leading Social Media experts than any other event. It’s a one-stop, cost-effective way to jump-start your online marketing strategy and hit the ground running with business growth for the new year!
(Don’t forget to Register before September 16th and get nearly 25% Off your Full Access pass which includes access to the exclusive Social Media Business Summit conference tracks! GO HERE for DISCOUNT PRICING and online registration.)
Panels include The Brand of You: How to Build a Profitable Social Media Based Business, Social Media & ROI, How to Create a Social Media Policy, How to Turn Friends Into Fans and Customers, Real Time Revolution, and much more!
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Meet your next customers by becoming an exhibitor and sponsor at BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010, taking place October 14th-16th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
BlogWorld & New Media Expo attendees have a reach that extends to almost 180 million people each month with online content and social networking – therefore your reach will also extend far beyond the floor. But to grab a sponsor spot, or exhibit space, you need to act now.
BlogWorld & New Media Expo offers more Education, Networking and Business Opportunities in one place than any other single event, and we’ve negotiated some of the lowest hotel room rates ever with our partner hotels to make this a cost-saving trip too! Book your room at a discount before they’re gone.
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One economical trip. One weekend. One BIG show you can’t afford to miss!