6 Bloggers You Should Know!

I’ve mentioned blog commenting before and how it is a great way to get traffic to your website.  I thought today I’d give you a list of six of my favorite internet marketing bloggers so you can check them out.

I’ve learned a ton by reading these blogs and have had some great interactions as well.  I not only learn from what they have written, but I learn from how they interact with their blog visitors, social media fans and those on their list.

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Get In Your Raft & Paddle

This is a reprint from a blog post I did from my first blog.  It still applies.

July 10, 2009
Whitewater RaftingEarlier this week I went white water rafting in Washington State. There were 5 people in the raft with a guide/instructor. We were asked if we wanted to go over a 14′ waterfall, told the pros and cons and given about a minute to make up our minds… Read the rest of this entry

Are You Afraid To Fail?

Human beings are funny.  Everything can be going great, knocking tasks off our to do list and the next minute….no motivation, can’t sit down at the computer.  And when I do sit down at the computer, I accomplish nothing on my to do list.  This was how the last couple of weeks has gone for me. Read the rest of this entry

How To Backup Your WordPress Blog – No Excuses!

I’m too busy.  I have to write another post.  Nothing will happen.  I have to take my dog for a walk.  WELL, THE EXCUSES STOP RIGHT HERE!  There’s too much at risk for you not to be backing up your blog.

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Don’t Fall Into The Gap

Dan Sullivan  Avoid the GapIn the US, Memorial Day is all about looking back at those people in the military who have sacrificed to give us our freedom.  It’s about being thankful for not only those from the past but also those in our present.

In our lives we need to not only focus on our future goals but look at our past accomplishments.  Focus on how far you’ve come and what you’ve accomplished thus far.  Stop the continual feelings of failure by looking at how far you are from your goals.  We all spend too much time downplaying our skills, what we have to offer others and what we have accomplished. Read the rest of this entry

SEO Sucks! But I’m Good With That

NoSEOI have tried a million different times (ok, so that is a slight exaggeration) to get my websites, blog posts and videos ranked using SEO.  My latest attempt was my Google Hangout for The Quick Start Challenge.  And yes, once again I failed to achieve any ranking…not just on the first page or two, but anywhere.  I can’t find my video anywhere.

An “expert” explained in their webinar that Google Hangouts were EASY to rank, even with the hardest, most competitive keywords.  Afterall, it is Google’s own property so they should give priority to Google Hangouts.  Seemed to make sense…

He explained how to do it.

1. Create your Hangout and schedule it for the future with your keyword in the title and the description. Read the rest of this entry

The BIG Blogging Problems – SOLVED!

newspaperWhen I started my blog there were several questions that I asked as I was getting started.  So I thought if I asked them, then everyone who has started a blog must have also asked these same questions or at least some of them.  That brought me to the writing of this post.

For those of you who are thinking about starting a blog or have just begun your blog, you’ll need the answers to these big blogging problems.  Some you may have already answered yourself or gotten different answers then I offer, but I know you’ll pick up some little tidbit that will help you with your blog.

I also provide several GREAT RESOURCES from other bloggers who go into the answers in either more detail then I do or who have a different take on the question and answer.  Someone told me it makes them feel like they’re back in college with reference material.  But seriously, the links are more exciting then college…ok maybe not, but they are definitely worth checking out! Read the rest of this entry

Challenge Ending…Bigger Challenge Beginning

This week the Quick Start Challenge ended.  Now the bigger challenge will begin.

Continue to do the things Dean taught us in the challenge.  Continue to grow my business. Continue to update my blog.  Continue to get traffic.  Continue to grow my list.  Continue to progress.

But I and my fellow QSC members are not alone!  As we have an awesome Facebook community of very supportive people.  They provide help, encouragement, and someone to bounce ideas off of.

So, many of the pieces are in place for my success.  Not to mention my coaching program with Marc.  All that’s left is for me to stay focused on getting traffic for the next 90 days and building my list.  That is the biggest challenge…taking steady and consistent action. 

As I’ve heard before…this is a marathon, not a sprint.

Leave me comment below about what your biggest challenge is in your business.

 

Week 3 of The Quick Start Challenge

aweberlogoFor this week’s challenge, we have to put an opt-in form on our blog.  I’ll be using AWeber for my autoresponder.  Had to check out a video or two on Youtube and AWeber to remember how to get the opt-in form on my blog sidebar.  I’ve also been working on my other coaching program with Marc Milburn and we are working on squeeze pages too, so that has worked out really well.

Well if you are reading this right after I’ve posted this, you’ll see I have no opt-in form.  The reason I don’t have an opt-in form yet, or at least didn’t at the time of writing this post is because I’m waiting on my outsourcer to finish my “free gift”…what I’m giving away if people optin to my list.  My “free gift” is a little complicated to create and I asked the outsourcer to do my job quicker then the timeframe he gave so I’m waiting….and hoping…and praying he gets it to me today so I can make my challenge deadline.

If he doesn’t make it in time for the challenge deadline, at least I know within the next two days or so, I’ll not only have an opt-in on my blog, but I will also have a separate squeeze page and funnel that will also be done.  Super excited about that! :-)

Keep your fingers crossed that I’ll have a “free gift” in my hands in the next couple of hours…

Sidenote:  The one item I am not doing very good at right now, is driving traffic to my blog.  I need to do more blog commenting and forum commenting.  Need to get more focused on traffic.

Quick Start Challenge Week 2 Update

This is my update on the Quick Start Challenge for week 2.  It’s been super busy for me, but I did complete my challenge.  Although I could have been more aggressive in my traffic generation.  Two down and two to go.

Tip: Turn your phone sideways when recording to get a full screen video instead of what you see above. I need to take my own advice…

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