8 Benefits of Having Guest Bloggers (and how to find them)

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Have you ever wondered how some bloggers provide content to their readers on a consistent basis?

I have… especially when I read Neil Patel’s blog. There is NO WAY that one person can create 5 or more articles a week by himself without burning out. I’ve done the math. It’s just not possible.

Neil has a team of people working for him. That’s his secret.

So do many other businesses and bloggers.

Some contribute for free, too, as guest posters.

Some are paid.

Either way, there are many benefits to having someone contribute content to your website!

Today we will look at 8 of these benefits. Read More

Learn How to Create, Launch, and SELL a Course THE SMART WAY

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Online courses are huge. Like 107 BILLION dollars HUGE.

Everyone’s doing them. Creating them. Selling them. Trying to make money from them.

But… a lot of them are doing it WRONG.

If you are thinking of launching your own online course, you should learn how to launch a course THE SMART WAY… Read More

5 Things New Bloggers Need to Know

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So you’re a new blogger, huh? Cool.

I bet you have A LOT of questions.

I also bet you’re overwhelmed when you read a post that offers you blogging tips.

I mean, there’s SO MUCH to absorb, right? And you feel like you’ll NEVER learn it all.

That’s okay. You’re not alone!

Most new bloggers are in the same boat as you.

I know I once was.

That’s why I wrote this post. To help you. To teach you. To get you to benefit from MY experiences as a blogger.

Why? Because I’m an expert.

I’ve contributed to a ton of round-up posts by really famous bloggers. I share my knowledge here, and have also shared my knowledge in of guest posts, too (both for free and for pay).

Helping others is my thing. 😉

WHO I AM… and How I Can Help YOU

First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lorraine.Me at Starbucks 367x275

I’ve been blogging since 2013.

I’m a certified English teacher who taught high school Math and English for three-and-a-half years.

I’m also an author.

And a freelancer.

And an author assistant.

And an entrepreneur.

At this current time, I have three websites. My author site (Laying It Out There), my business site (Wording Well), and a new site for writers (The Blind Writer).

Yes, I’m currently available for hire, but that’s not why I’m here…

I’m here to help you. For free. No strings attached. (You can hire me as a mentor ONLY if you want to!)

Are You A Guppy Blogger?

I know you probably feel like a guppy blogger in an ocean of sharks. I felt that way once upon a time!

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I even wrote a guest post for the “shark” in the lower, right-hand corner of the above picture… (In fact, I’ve written posts for three of these people!)

In addition to using these 8 Action Tips For Guppy-Bloggers In An Ocean Of Sharks, I want to give you five more things you should know as a newbie blogger. Read More

The Top 5 Deadly Blogging Mistakes You Might Be Making (and How to Fix Them)

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You’ve worked  hard to build your blog and everything seemed alright and good to go.

Looking back, you could remember vividly all the sleepless nights you suffered before you were able to even figure out what niche to choose.

Right now, things look fine from the outside and people are beginning to visit your blog. “Wow”, you think, “What a dream come true!”

But then, it all looks like you’ve been attacked by the devil himself. Everything you’ve worked for is beginning to fall apart.

Your blog has gone stale. No more visitors, no more social shares, no more clients and worst of  all… your blog got hacked.

Now you’re wondering why all these things are happening to you at the same time. Have you offended someone? Do you have bad luck?  These and more questions are manifesting in your mind, yet, you’ve not been able to come up with an answer.

Sound familiar?

There is a popular saying… “It takes ages to build a house but one mistake can bring it down in a blink of an eye.”

That is the same way blogging is. It does not matter the amount of time you put into it – there are certain mistakes you will make and they will bring your blog to its knees.

I know you wouldn’t want that to happen, right?

If these things resonated with you then, I have good news.

In today’s post, I will unveil to you 5 of the most common blogging mistakes that most people make.

You need to avoid these killer blogging mistakes if you don’t want to lose everything you’ve worked hard to build.

Avoid These Killer Blogging Mistakes and Save Your Blog from Suffering

There are many mistakes bloggers make. Some are common. Some are easy to fix.

Some are deadly and can wreck your blog and your blogging efforts.

The good news is that most can be avoided!

In addition to the 21 Dangerous Blogging Mistakes most bloggers make, and the 4 Common Blogging Mistakes That Prevent You From Growing Your Business, there are 5 blog killers that you need to be aware of and fix if you want your blog and your blogging efforts to be successful. (And these are in addition to The 8 Biggest Blogging Mistakes New Bloggers Make!)

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Bamidele’s Lists of Where to Get Paid to Write (Websites that Pay Writers)

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We all love lists, especially of ones that pay freelancers, right?

Today I want to introduce you to someone special… who can help you… for free.

No strings attached. (Seriously!!!)

Bamidele Onibalusi, Freelance Writer + My New Hero

Meet Bamidele Onibalusi. He’s the awesome dude behind Writers In Charge.

He’s my new hero.

Move over, Gina and Elna… make room for this guy! (Gina Horkey, my idol and creator of must-have course 30 Days Or Less to Freelance Writing Success, and Elna Cain, supermom to twins and freelancer extraordinaire, who teaches you how to Write Your Way to Your First 1K) Read More