The Honest Truth About What It Takes to Earn a Living Blogging

I don’t write about making money as a blogger that often, mostly because I believe there’s a lot of misinformation (and some downright counterproductive advice) out there, and aspiring bloggers tend to build some unrealistic expectations. For instance, the notion that blogging is a source of passive income. There’s nothing passive about making money as […]

The #1 Thing You Need to Succeed As a Blogger

With a headline like that, you’re probably wondering what is this most important, phenomenally crucial, aspect you need to make it as a blogger. If you’re like most people, you probably think it’s: creating fantastic content understanding SEO networking a lot with other bloggers being aware of some shortcut or growth hack Nope, it’s neither […]

Once in a While, Write an Article No One’s Ever Going to Read

During my nine and a half years of blogging, I’ve been asked thousands of questions by other bloggers.  About content, about networking, about selling stuff. I’ve been asked about my success, about my failures, about my headlines, about my introductions, and about the way I choose the photos I place at the top of my […]

The Magician and the Art of Blogging

A hundred years ago a man walked into a building, climbed all the way to the top floor, put on a straightjacket, and threw himself out of a window. There are two things that are remarkable: The man didn’t die. The building he jumped out off “happened” to be the newspaper office. The next day, everyone in […]

Introducing Blogsy: Promote Your Blog for FREE

Hey, Cristian here. I’ve been working on a lot of stuff behind the scenes. One of them is officially in beta, and I’d like you to test it out a bit. It’s called blogsy. It’s something quite simple. A platform (and an app coming real soon!) that allows you to submit your blog for readers […]

[Freebie] The Stages of Writing a Blog Post: Quick Guide

Hey guys, I’ve got a surprise for you. A quick and visual guide to help you go through the various stages of writing a blog post, from punching those keys to write the first draft to clicking the publish button and sharing it on social media. It’s got some really cool info, and you can […]

7 Key Differences Between an Artist of Blogging and an Amateur

Do you sit around waiting for the muse to inspire you? Do you have trouble punching the damn keys? Do you often struggle to stay consistent? Are you looking for that magic trick that will turn you into a blogging superstar? What about your content? Is it good enough? Why isn’t it great? Depending on […]

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (as a Blogger)

If there’s no thing I’m quite the expert on, that’s alienating a large, engaged audience. Seriously. I started my first blog back in April 2012. By November the same year I had over twenty-thousand readers. I was earning about $100 every single day, and my articles were read by close to a thousand people within […]

Your Unique Selling Proposition is The Value You Add to Your Readers

“Add value to your readers” is one of the imperatives of blogging. It’s vague, counterproductive at times, and difficult to implement. “Be original” is another sacred rule of blogging.  For your content to stand out, it’s got to add value to your readers and say something that no one’s ever thought about. In other words, […]

9 Reasons Why Successful Bloggers Are Different

What makes the difference between a successful blogger and one who struggles to get readers, earn an income, and find true fulfillment in the work that they do? Quite the question, right? After all, if we’re being honest, we all blog because we want some level of success. For a lot of different reasons. Maybe […]

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