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New: Drag, Drop and Deliver!

Creating dynamic, functional emails formerly required a graphic designer, or spending hours at the computer editing code yourself. Simple actions such as dropping images where you like, or easily moving elements from one part of the template to another called for multiple steps; adding video in an email-app-friendly form could often be worse with unpredictable results. Things could get very … [Read more...]

A New Free Resource and an Empathetic Approach to Copy

Coming out of the intensity of our annual Certification launch, the Copyblogger team this week has been all about refocusing... Continue Reading The post A New Free Resource and an Empathetic Approach to Copy appeared first on Copyblogger. Article by Copyblogger. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How To Create Black and White Backgrounds for Color Images on Paint.net

In this Paint.net tutorial, we are going to show you how to take one of your color pictures and make the background black and white while leaving one element of the image in full color. To follow along this How To for Paint.net you will of course need the Paint.net software (which is free). You will […] The post How To Create Black and White Backgrounds for Color Images on Paint.net appeared … [Read more...]

5 Blogging Lessons You Can Learn from a Small Country Town

The post 5 Blogging Lessons You Can Learn from a Small Country Town appeared first on ProBlogger. Looking for the fast lane to blogging success? Want to join the upper echelons of blogging stardom at the top end of town, and be dazzled by the bright lights of the big city? If you’re exhausted from chasing all the shiny things and trying to keep up with the Kardashians, I’d like you to consider … [Read more...]

A Productive September and October = a Happier November and December

Why planning your holiday promotions now can lead to greater success — and less stress — come November and December. The holiday season seems to move into our lives and stores earlier and earlier. Christmas decorations appear on shelves before Halloween. Stores make space for Halloween costumes before summer’s end. No longer is there an official start to the holiday season. And no … [Read more...]

Practical Success Advice for Creative Professionals

There’s a bizarre myth in our culture that we have to choose between making a living and being creative. That... Continue Reading The post Practical Success Advice for Creative Professionals appeared first on Copyblogger. Article by Copyblogger. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

8 Simple Steps From Rough Draft To Publication

This week I want to share the simple editing process I use to prepare blog posts and other content for publication. I also share the blogging mistake/story that inspired this article. I’m using the inverted pyramid so you’re getting the most important content first. 😉 Affiliate Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate and/or partner link, which […] The post 8 Simple Steps From … [Read more...]

262: How Carolyn Started a Directory to Attract Readers to Her Blog

The post 262: How Carolyn Started a Directory to Attract Readers to Her Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. How One Blogger Created a Directory that Attracts Readers We continue our Blogging Breakthroughs series with Carolyn Edlund, whose Artsy Shark blog focuses on the business of art. Carolyn shares the story of how she created a directory to attract readers to her blog instead of having to chase … [Read more...]

Tips for Promoting Holiday Marketing with Email

Every year the holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier with more and more competition. The holidays provide a great opportunity to connect with customers both new and old, but how do you get them through the door (or into their inbox)? If you’re looking to promote holiday sales and events, a great answer is email marketing. With early planning and some great promotion tools, you can be … [Read more...]

10 Meaningful Ways to Pursue the Success You Deserve as a Writer

We’re always all about sending love (and useful advice) to our community of writers, but this week we were particularly... Continue Reading The post 10 Meaningful Ways to Pursue the Success You Deserve as a Writer appeared first on Copyblogger. Article by Copyblogger. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Becoming An Expert With Free Resources – Becoming A Paid Expert Part 1

In this three part ”Becoming A Paid Expert” series we’ll look at the steps of becoming an expert within your specific niche and how to profit from that knowledge. This is the first of the series – Becoming An Expert With Free Resources. ✔ Part 1: Becoming An Expert With Free Resources Part 2: Buying […] The post Becoming An Expert With Free Resources – Becoming A Paid Expert Part … [Read more...]

Using Templates and Checklists to Make Your Blogging Life Easier

The post Using Templates and Checklists to Make Your Blogging Life Easier appeared first on ProBlogger. Tell me if any of these scenarios sound familiar: You sit down in front of a blank page to write a new blog post. You make a start, but you’re not sure where to go next. You often find yourself completely rewriting your draft posts because they just don’t seem to work. After publishing a post, … [Read more...]

5 Funnels to Increase Subscriber Engagement

Let’s play a game! Which subscriber would you rather have? Subscriber A – Joins your list, stays for a few years, opens emails regularly (every 2 or 3 emails), but has never forwarded your content or shared it on social channels. A consistent subscriber, yet you’ve never interacted with this person and don’t know what they’re about. Or how about… Subscriber B – Joins your list, … [Read more...]

Become Ruthlessly Productive by Tightening Up These 3 Systems

Okay, maybe not “ruthlessly.” But we all have lots of things we need to get done, and that means we need smart strategies to work efficiently — without compromising quality. This week, we shared some adjustments you can make to your systems that will help you kick your productivity into a higher gear. If we’re Read More... The post Become Ruthlessly Productive by Tightening … [Read more...]

New Top Level Domains List – New gTLDs (Updated 02 Oct 2015)

List Updated 02 Oct 2015 Supplemental audio for your listening pleasure: I couldn’t find a detailed list of new and future Generic Top Level Domains that I could easily scan so I decided to create one myself. I put together as many domains as I could find into a SlideShare presentation. I believe many bloggers […] The post New Top Level Domains List – New gTLDs (Updated 02 Oct … [Read more...]

Productivity Inspiration to Get You Out of Your Blogging Slump

The post Productivity Inspiration to Get You Out of Your Blogging Slump appeared first on ProBlogger. Did you notice the middle of the year just slide on by? Are you one of those people who has already reviewed their yearly goals to see if you’re on track? Or are you in a bit of a mid-year blogging slump? Perhaps you were out enjoying the summer weather or, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, … [Read more...]

Target Top Subscribers in 15 Seconds or Less

Working with segmentation by engagement levels to boost your email marketing to the next step. Top students in school are easy to identify based on grades. Top sales associates are determined by revenue, and top marathoners are tallied by times. But what about top email subscribers?  Email marketing uses metrics such as open rates, clicks, and shares to identify  top subscribers. (Conversion from … [Read more...]

3 Resources for Creating More Courageous Content

Sometimes, we’re fearless with our writing and content. We know what we want to say, and we pour it onto the page with passion and courage. Other times … not so much. Nerves or a lack of confidence can keep you from publishing excellent work. This week, we’ve got three resources that will get more Read More... The post 3 Resources for Creating More Courageous Content appeared … [Read more...]

Buying Your Expertise With Paid Resources – Becoming A Paid Expert Part 2

You can find Part One to this Becoming A Paid Expert series at: Becoming An Expert With Free Resources. That post focused on free learning resources. In this post, part two, we’ll look at paid learning resources. Part three we tackle a few potential income sources for the paid expert. There are almost an unlimited number […] The post Buying Your Expertise With Paid Resources – Becoming … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About Inserting and Editing Images in WordPress

The post Everything You Need to Know About Inserting and Editing Images in WordPress appeared first on ProBlogger. Do you feel confident using images in your blog posts? While there’s no absolute rule that bloggers need to include images, most bloggers will include at least one eye-catching image in each post (normally at or very near the start). However, it’s easy to make mistakes with images. … [Read more...]

Grow Your Sales Using Facebook Lookalike Audiences

Let’s talk about your ideal subscriber. We’ll call her Sally. She has all the traits of a real top performer when it comes to your mailing lists. She opens nearly every email, clicks your links  regularly, offers feedback when requested, and has even purchased a few of your products. Subscriber Sally is la crème de la crème of your email subscribers. We know what you’re thinking right about now … [Read more...]

How ‘Serious Games’ Can Unlock Your Success as a Writer

This week, we dug deep into getting serious as professional writers — and how sometimes, the key to doing that is turning more of your professional habits into games. One of the most common problems writers face is difficulty coming up with ideas. But on Monday, Stefanie Flaxman explored why “good ideas” don’t always produce Read More... The post How ‘Serious … [Read more...]

Haters or Helpers? How to Handle Online Criticism

“Your blog sucks!” “No offense, but… (insert deliberately offensive comment here)” “You don’t know what you’re talking about.” “I can’t believe I wasted my time on this rubbish article.” Have you ever received any feedback like this? If so, how did you take it? via framepool.com If you’ve already built your own following … [Read more...]

Potential Income Sources – Becoming A Paid Expert Part 3

Profit From Your Expertise In this final post of our three part “Becoming A Paid Expert” series, I list the most common and practical ways to make money from your expertise – as I see it. In part one we focused on free learning resources to becoming a paid expert and part two we looked […] The post Potential Income Sources – Becoming A Paid Expert Part 3 appeared first on … [Read more...]

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