How to Build a Successful Blog in 8 Simple Steps.

Dreary morning commutes, endless gazing into the computer and living for the weekends.

Sounds like your life?

Well, you are not alone.

Corporate careers are great. Except for the 2-week vacations, tight deadlines, lousy pay and slow career growth.

If you want to escape the daily 9-5 grind, STARTING YOUR OWN BLOG is one way to do it.

By starting your own blog, you can decide if you want to work 3 hours or 5. You can decide if you want to take time off and relax with your family.

You can choose to surf all day and work in the evenings. Or, you can choose to work from the comfort of a hammock, while vacationing in the Caribbean islands.

Why Thrive Content Builder Is Every Blogger’s Secret Weapon

Do you have content that’s created to impress your readers and have them coming back for more? Good.

Cause you’ve got just about 30 seconds or less to impress them!

30 seconds. That’s all!

Yep! There are millions of websites available on the web today and everyone’s creating great content with stunning images and videos to go with it.

But then, so are you!

So how do you stand out from the rest – provide information that’s long enough to impress Google, yet summarized smartly enough to entice the visitor at first glance?

You use a smart tool that can chunk content into instantly attractive material that your visitors will lap up in seconds.

The tool that I’m talking about is Thrive Content Builder.

Read the Updated Thrive Architect Review Here! →

How to Drive Targeted Traffic to Your Blog with Facebook Ads

Driving traffic to your website or blog is extremely crucial if you want your marketing efforts to be a success. Social media platforms are one of the best sources of traffic because there are literally thousands of people active on these platforms at any point in time.

Facebook with over a billion active monthly users is the most sought after traffic source so in this post we’re going to be showing you how you can drive targeted traffic to your blog from Facebook. And we’re going to be using Facebook ads to do that.

The advantage of using Facebook ads is that it is both cheap and highly targeted. However, you simply cannot go to your Facebook Business page and randomly start setting up ads. Well, you could, but you have little chance of driving meaningful traffic to your blog if you did that.

So, before you set out to create your ad, you must ask yourself a lot of question. What sort of action do you expect people to take when they see your ad? Do you want people to engage with your ad like sharing or commenting on it? Do you want people to like your page, do you want them to visit your website or do you want them to know that you exist?

Only when you have a clear goal or objective for your ad, you can determine the ad type you need to set up. Facebook offers quite a few ad options to help you drive targeted traffic to your blog or Facebook Page. Let’s take a look at these options and what they can do for you.

Income Reports and Their Impact on Bloggers.

Over the last two years there are more and more bloggers publishing income reports online. Correct me if I am wrong, I believe that it was Pat Flynn who made the whole income report thing popular in the first place. He is one of the very few bloggers who proudly showcases his earnings every month and year.

It is not easy to make money with a blog and when a blogger is able to achieve that goal they proudly showcase their income reports to their readers. While that is just one side of the story, there are other bloggers like Pradeep from HellBoundBloggers who likes to keep their earnings private and not showcase it to the public.

There are a lot of pro and cons to both these approaches and for today’s article I will focus on what happens when a blogger posts his or her income report online. I’ve even been doing some research and collecting a whole lot of income reports and putting them together on a Pinterest board that you can follow.

How to Use Tailwind to Drive Pinterest Traffic and Sales

Google set out to clean the web with their Panda and Penguin algorithms. The result: thousands of genuine bloggers and businesses were put out of business.

If you are one of those people still struggling to recover your lost organic rankings and are waiting for the next big update from Google, stop bothering.

There are plenty of other strategies that can give you the results you need. One that I’ve started focusing on 2016 is Pinterest marketing.

Facebook and Twitter are undoubtedly are great tools for social marketing, but Pinterest is the platform that has been showing the most active growth. The New York Times reported that Pinterest recently surpassed the 100 MILLION MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS landmark and is continuing to grow at an explosive rate. In an interview with VentureBeat, Pinterest shared some interesting statistics.

– About 70 percent of people visiting Pinterest are not just finding items of interest they are taking action too (save or click-through).

– The number of searches done on Pinterest has also grown 81 percent annually.

– Two-thirds of all content people pin comes from a retail site or blog.

The power of Pinterest is amazing.