Beginner tips

Effective Blog Goals: Your Ultimate, Put-in-Practice Guide to Setting, Measuring, and Reaching Your Goals as a Blogger

Warning! This isn’t yet another “you need to set blog goals” -rant. This is more. Way more. First, the facts: blogs that set goals, measure, and stick to good goals, are way more effective than blogs with no goals, or blogs with ineffective goals. This post will tell you all about the specifics of that, explain how to set effective blog goals, and then how to make sure you stick to them. (more…)

The Content Strategy Secret for Winning With Readers and Google

Today’s top content marketing advice is filled with buzz words and “quick and dirty tips”, trying to sell you on the sexy side of marketing. But that ignores the one content strategy that always works … because it’s difficult to sell, it’s hard work, it’s time consuming, and there are no shortcuts. (more…)

20 Not-So-Obvious Fiverr Tips for Buyers (Learned First-Hand While Working on WordPress Projects)

While doing my research, I found lots of tips online about selling on Fiverr® but far less info about how to get the most out of your experience as a buyer. So, because I’ve been playing around with Fiverr quite a lot lately, I thought I’d fill this void and put up a list of some of my top Fiverr tips – from a buyer’s perspective – to help both buyers and sellers work together better (you’re welcome, Fiverr)! (more…)

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With the Revolutionary Editor

Depending on how plugged in you are to the WordPress community, you may or may not already be familiar with the upcoming WordPress Gutenberg editor. The Gutenberg editor has stirred up all kinds of discussion on both sides of the aisle. But this post is not trying to weigh in on that debate… (more…)

How to Install WordPress Themes and Plugins From GitHub

A lot of WordPress theme and plugin developers use GitHub to implement version control for their projects. This means all their code and files are available for anyone to see and download. However, having to install WordPress plugins from GitHub manually can be frustrating. (more…)

Remote Work for WordPress Professionals: How to Work From Home (And Stay Sane)

Remote work is an increasingly popular choice for employers and employees: employers get to enjoy the pick of the best talent from across the globe, and employees get the flexibility of working from wherever they like. For most remote workers (including me), this means working from home. (more…)

How to Get Unlimited, Sure-to-Work Blog Post Ideas in a Non-Obvious Way (Spoiler Alert: It Involves Talking to Your Audience)

The biggest challenge of successful blogging is consistently coming up with engaging blog post ideas that readers will actually enjoy. At the beginning, we simply write down everything we would ordinarily say to curious customers. For a few months it seems easy. But then… (more…)

4 New Creative Use Cases on How to Automate Your Social Media Presence via WordPress (Never Before Published)

Let’s start with something fairly obvious – sharing your content on social media is important, of course. However, who actually has the time to really make it a truly deliberate and thought through practice?

Basically, even though we know it to be something very valuable in the long term, we find it hard to devote our time and attention to it on a daily basis. (more…)

44 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Blog – Which You Can Use to Grow Yours to 225,000 Visits / Month, Like We Eventually Did

Starting a blog for the first time is an amazing, yet intimidating experience.

Thinking that people are actually going to read – and even share – something you wrote. It’s unlike any other feeling I can describe. (more…)

Pain Free Publishing: New WordPress Tricks to Make Blogging Easy

Following all the steps to get a WordPress post published, shared and promoted can be an unnecessarily complicated process. This post will look at some nice WordPress tricks to reduce the resistance in the publishing process and how to automate as many of the steps as possible.
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