5 Types of Content That Will Boost Your Blog’s Traffic

5 Types of Content that will Boost Your Blog's Traffic

It’s natural for bloggers to want to boost their blog’s traffic.

But many bloggers don’t know how to do that.

One way is to produce quality content. But which kind of content works best?

Today, my guest, Theodore Nwangene, will help you understand 5 different types of content that will help you boost your blog’s traffic.

Introduction: When frustration sets in

You stayed awake all through the night writing what you called “the perfect” blog post that would transform your blog traffic forever.

You religiously applied all the excellent blog post best practices as suggested by the experts – you used eye-catching, shareable images; you added paragraph breaks; you used H tags; and you made your content easily digestible. (Read How to Develop a Great Writing and Blogging Process to find out how to format your blog post using H tags.)

You also added the popular “click to tweet” buttons and even promoted the hell out of the post after it was published.

But after all these efforts, nothing happened. It all went dead like your regular blog posts, “not even the sound of a cricket.” Nobody apart from your family members bothered to visit your site, let alone share it.

Yeah, it’s that bad and right now you’re on the verge of giving up because, after all, it seems this whole blogging thing was never meant for you.

Well, hold on, my friend, before you finally call it quits…

…Give me a few minutes of your time.

First, I want you to clear your mind off the belief that blogging or internet marketing isn’t meant for you because it’s literally meant for everyone… yourself included.

Fluctuations in traffic and exposure happen to all of us. If you want to improve, there is no reason for poor content strategy on your blog.

However, the primary reason why your blog is not growing is that you’re not publishing the type of blog post that will produce your desired result. Your audience doesn’t also like what you’re publishing.

Did that ring a bell?

Finding a Solution to Boosting Your Blog’s Traffic

The solution is equally simple – just figure out what type of blog posts you should be publishing, that are proven to generate the result you crave, and then focus more on dishing out such content. And I bet your readers will also love it, and help you broadcast it.

Furthermore, when it comes to effective content marketing, you need a strategy that will not only save you time, but also guarantees tremendous results.

It is, therefore, time for you to identify the types of content that will drive results.

I’m talking about the kind of content your competitors have been using to beat you hands down – even when you work harder than they do – the type of content they’ve been using to make all the money from their little efforts.

Now, without further ado, let’s quickly devour these winning types of content that the big marketing influencers are utilizing right now in every niche. Read More

How to Develop a Great Writing and Blogging Process

How to Develop a Great Writing and Blogging Process

Do you struggle with writing and blogging?

Do you find the writing process difficult?

Do you know how to use H (heading) tags properly?

Do you remember to optimize your blog post for SEO?

I hear you… all this can be frustrating!

But… it’s not that hard to learn how to learn these things!

This post will give you the tips you need to how to develop a great writing and blogging process. By the end of it, you will be able to overcome these issues and know how to do all of these things!

You can also download a free checklist of the main points,,, and even save it to your Google Drive if you want!

Develop Your Writing Process

Most writers know that their words won’t be perfect right off the bat. They will need editing, rearranging, and polishing. Paragraphs will need to flow consistently, from one idea to the next.

Paragraphs will need to flow consistently, from one idea to the next.

The writing process will be different for everyone, depending on their level of knowledge and skill set, as well as what they are writing. For most, however, crafting compelling works should follow these basic steps:

  1. Brainstorm. Jot down all ideas and main points.
  2. Outline. Choose an order in which to present the ideas.
  3. Write Draft #1. Write about each main idea, using stream-of-consciousness writing.
  4. Edit the first draft. Fix any typos. Create legible sentences and paragraphs. Ensure your grammar is correct.
  5. Let the work sit for a day or two.
  6. Add any additional points you may have missed, thus creating Draft #2.
  7. Edit the second draft. Keep a copy of each draft, to refer back to as needed.
  8. Polish your work, thus creating a final version.
  9. Repeat as needed, until you think things are perfect.
  10. Get someone to proofread your work, so they can catch pesky little things you will miss, like misused homophones such as their, there, and they’re.

Points to note when you are creating a blog post:

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Protect your Website with the “UNDER CONSTRUCTION PAGE” Plugin

Protect your Website with the Free UNDER CONSTRUCTION Plugin

The “UNDER CONSTRUCTION PAGE” plugin is something most bloggers will need and should have.

It’s helpful to use when you are working on your website.

For experienced bloggers:

Instead of your visitors getting a 404 error, it will show them that your site is still there, and is still active, but that you are working on it to make it better!

For new bloggers:

It also works great as a “coming soon page”! For example, you can publish the “under construction page” even while you’re still searching for a theme you’ll be using on your website (if you’re a new blogger, or if you’re changing the theme), etc.

This FREE plugin will also protect you in Google while you work on your precious website! You will not lose any of your rankings! 🙂

Tell Me More About the “UNDER CONSTRUCTION” Plugin 

The “UNDER CONSTRUCTION PAGE” Plugin has many features.

It is easy to use, beginner-friendly, fast, and has various designs for you to choose from!

The “UNDER CONSTRUCTION PAGE” plugin also comes with free email support if you have difficulty using it.

There is also Google Analytics support available, as well as various social media icons available to choose from.

And the best part? It’s optimized for SEO!

Plus, when you install this plugin, you have MANY designs to choose from!

Look! Read More

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

Regardless of your age, sometimes it’s hard to be productive.

You know this already; this is no secret!

However, if you properly learn how to effectively manage your time, you will increase your productivity.

Because we now live in a highly digital age, where it’s tempting to spend (waste) time constantly checking email and social media, freelance writers and bloggers must learn how to block out distractions so they can get things done!

To help you become more productive, you can also use one or more productivity apps to help you.

Today, my guest, Wendy Dessler, is going to share four of these apps with you, which will work well from high school, through college, and into the business world.

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

1. Clockspot

Apps like Clockspot help track all the hours that are spent on a project. Knowing where your time is being used is the first step in controlling it and harnessing your power. This also gives you the knowledge of your work pace. You will soon know how much time you need to complete a certain project and that will help you become more efficient.

2. FocusON

Learning to focus and maintain that focus is one of the most powerful tools you can give your child, and yourself! In the era of Internet each of us is easily distracted. From social media, mobile phones, computers, television and video games, there is always something screaming for our attention.

FocusON is one of the best apps available to help with this issue. It is a free download and it is easy to use. It is also difficult to turn off once you have set and activated it. This will discourage you from trying to stop the app when you walk away.

3. Anti-Social

We are a globally social community. Social media sites are part of our everyday routine. We feel we have to know where everyone is and what everyone is doing 24/7.

But when it is time to work, study or write, we need to be antisocial for the duration. Anti-Social blocks any of the social media sites that you set as a distraction. You set the length of time and for that period of time, there will be no social interaction.

4. RescueTime

Sometimes we need to get a good look at the whole picture. That is what this app does. RescueTime allows you to see how much time you (or your teenager) spends each day on social media, YouTube, and any other site that you frequent. It runs quietly in the background of the computer and then gives you a report that will outline what you did, and how long you did it.

This amazing tool lets you see how much time you are wasting each day. Knowing this allows you to change your behaviors. While we all know we spend a little too much time on different sites, we are often shocked when we see just how much time we actually spend!

This also allows parents to see and change emerging patterns in their children.

Be Productive!

Activating these apps will give you the power to mold yourself into a more efficient and productive person, and teaching these skills to your children is an invaluable asset to them that will remain throughout their lives.

So what are you waiting for?

Go get productive!

26 More Apps to Help you Succeed

To further increase your success in blogging and business, you can also use some of these 26 Phone Apps to Make LIFE Easier.

And please share in the comments if you use other apps to help you be productive!

We are always on the lookout for new apps to try!

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Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Towering who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.

Why Blogging can be a Ridiculous Waste of Time

Why-Blogging-can-be-a-Ridiculous-Waste-of-Time

I often get asked, “Do you make money from blogging?”

This is a tricky question, because I actually make money as a result of blogging. Sure, I earn some money through affiliate sales and AdSense… and The Essence of Blogging (+ How to Earn Money Online) lists the other ways I have expanded my income sources. I now have 9+ revenue streams! 🙂

But…

No one pays me for creating blog posts for my own sites.

No one pays me for promoting them, either.

However, if I DIDN’T blog, no one would know who the heck I was!

They wouldn’t learn about my freelancing writing and editing services.

Nor would they know I’m an independently published author who has another website where I talk about my books, and all other things, including poetry, book review, and true stories about my life.

Nor would they know I help others become authors too.

Blogging is a way to get your content in front of the right people.

So is guest posting! 😉

Is Blogging A Complete Waste of Time?

Some people think blogging is a ridiculous waste of time. I’m not kidding.

The truth is: IT CAN BE.

Or, at least, it can feel that way… sometimes. There is A LOT TO BLOGGING. Read 5 Things New Bloggers Need to Know.

It’s no secret that there are many pros and cons to blogging. After we look a the benefits, we’ll look at some of the pitfalls. Read More