The Art of “Learning on the Go” (to Master Your Online Craft)

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“Learning on the go” is something we can all do more of.

Whether you’re a professional at writing and blogging, or just beginning, we all need to hone our craft and grow in our capabilities.

But (like most writers) who actually has time for that? 

If you’re like me, the first thing to go when I’m busy is the extra training and studying. We’ve got lives to live, mouths to feed – three, in my case – and work that needs to be done.

So, how do we inject lessons, learning, and practice into our already busy lives?

The stress can feel daunting and we may sometimes feel like giving up.

However, in the age of mobile devices and streaming, we no longer have to sacrifice our precious time in order to fit in our studies and growth. Instead, we can use some key tactics and methods to help us improve and hone our craft so we can make “learning on the go” much easier.

Today, I want to show you four methods to learning your craft that helped this father of three still be with his family and do his job while also gaining the skills and knowledge that helped me to build a 7-figure online business.

It’s no secret how I did it – it was just a determination with a focus on effectiveness and efficiency.

By integrating these “learning on the go” methods into your life, you, too, can be as productive as I am and learn to grow your business as well!

1: Free Series and Lessons — Podcasts

Podcasts are an incredible way to learn on the go.  While there are many podcasts created for the sole purpose to entertain, many have been created to teach you or discuss certain trades of the craft.

But what makes podcasts so unique for our path to “grow while on the go” is their benefits:

– The ability to listen anywhere, including during your commute or during your gym workout

– Regular episodes, which allows you to stay on top of the latest trends in your industry or niche

– The personality and voice of the content creator is stronger than in a blog post

The best part of podcasts is that finding them is simple.  You can either go to iTunes and use their Search feature and type in what kind of things you want to learn, or you can turn to Google and look for lists presented online with best recommendations based on what it is you’re looking for.

For writers, here’s a list of the best podcasts to help you not only improve your writing skills, but also for how to use your writing for creating a book, writing better blogs, or just turning to freelance work. Read More

5 Ways for Creating an Awesome Book Title (+ Which Tools to Use)

 

How to Write an Awesome Book Title (+ which tools to use to do this

Book titles are not as easy to create you might think. Neither are blog post titles!

Non-fiction books are sort of like blog posts. Just longer.

So are e-books.

And, just like with blog posts, if you don’t have a catchy, captivating title, no one is going to read your content.

More and more bloggers are becoming non-fiction authors now. BUT they don’t always create the best titles!

But if you want to have a high-ranking book or e-book on Amazon (or elsewhere), you need to have an awesome book title.

There are many ways you can create such a title.

There are also many tools you can use to do so.

In this article, we will look at the 5 ways for creating an awesome book or e-book title.

We will also look at which 4 tools you can use to do this.

But before looking at the steps of the title creation process and the tools you can use to create a book or e-book title, we will first look at the difference between books and e-books as well as the publishing pros and cons for each.

What’s the Difference between Books and E-books?

An e-book is an electronic book, usually a PDF (portable document format), that readers can access from either a computer screen, a tablet/iPad, or a mobile device.

A book is essentially the same thing, but is also made available in print. Printed books are typically longer than e-books, but not always.

With the advent of self-publishing and the creation of POD (Print On Demand) companies (such as CreateSpace), anyone can now become a legitimate author.

Most people use Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) to publish e-books.

In the words of Pat Flynn (from his e-book), “Kindle has become a prominent force in the publishing world, and can now provide the same amount of authority as you’d get with a print book.”

However, there are pros and cons to creating and publishing both e-books and print books.

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When Do Bloggers Go On Vacation? I Need One! Do You?

Proof of 6 scheduled posts!

Today’s true tale addresses the question: When do bloggers go on vacation? This is a great question, and one I attempted to answer one day, after having six posts scheduled, which is like having three weeks off, I suppose, considering I post twice a week.

I’ll admit that I started writing this post a while ago. I didn’t finish it until a couple of days ago, though. Read More

Get to Know Dear Blogger’s Greg Narayan On A Personal Level!

Today’s post is a guest post from “The Blogger” – Dear Blogger’s very own Greg Narayan! I had some technical issues with publishing this post, too. Sorry, folks, sometimes sh** happens when you’re a non-techie like me…so please realize that both this post AND the post announcing the new giveaway were BOTH published today! Make sure you read it and enter!!! Also, be sure to watch the video of Greg, my other special guest for today, and then read his guest post. I’d advise getting to know him; we may have a surprise for you next month! 😉

Take it away, Greg! Read More