The following is a guest post from Martin of Studenomics, where he shares tips on everything from finding the best renter's insurance to getting paid to drink coffee with Airbnb Experiences. As a 10+ year veteran, I asked Martin to put together a piece about the realities of working online. You'll … [Read more...] about The Pros & Cons of Working Online – A Dream Life?
This is a report for anyone who wants to know the reality of starting a blog. I've focused on the first 3 months of blogging in this post, based upon my own experiences of putting up the SideGains blog. It includes an honest examination of my activities and consequently the results of my … [Read more...] about The First 3 Months of Blogging: What Can You Expect?
I'll say it again so we're clear. Blogs fail. Every. Single. Day. I'm not going to get on my high-horse about this because there are many reasons why blogs fail. Some fail through mistakes. Others through plain old bad luck. Even if bloggers do everything right, there's still a chance that … [Read more...] about 31 Reasons Why Blogs Fail Every Day – Don’t Let This Be You
It's right to admit when you've got it wrong. If we all did this more than we do, the world would be a much better place that's for sure. So... I'm going to put my money where my mouth is and tell you about some of my blog failure experiences! I've also added some failures I experienced that … [Read more...] about Blog Failure is Not Fatal: My Résumé of Failed Blogging Ventures
If you've ever started a diet you'll only be too aware of what you're up against. In theory it's very easy to diet and lose weight. All you need to do is to burn more calories than you consume: you create a calorie deficit. There are many approaches to creating a calorie deficit, and on paper … [Read more...] about 8 Dieting Strategies You Can Apply to Blogging
If you've been blogging for a while (or even if you haven't actually) you will hit a point where you hit a block and can't come up with blog post ideas that seem worthwhile. I suffer from this terribly at times, even though I have a long list of ideas for blog posts. Sometimes I look at my list … [Read more...] about How to Create Blog Post Ideas When You’re Stuck!
You're at the point every blogger (including me) was at one time so I'll give you a few words of encouragement before I give you these tips for new bloggers! Nobody is born with all the knowledge and skills they need to start a blog. At some point, all the successful bloggers you've read about … [Read more...] about Tips for New Bloggers – Ultimate List of Blogging Advice for Beginners
If you're like me, spammers are hitting your blog on a daily basis. I find it a royal pain to check through my site everyday looking for fake comments... so I've decided to do something about it. What follows then is an explanation of what I've done to reduce my WordPress comment spam. This guide … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Stop WordPress Comment Spam & Deter Spammers
Aren't there enough pages on the web pushing inspirational quotes down our throats? Maybe. But, since I am presently on vacation in Lichnos, Greece, I'm feeling like I have my two feet planted in the classical world! While I've been enjoying my time lounging by the pool at my hotel, I've … [Read more...] about Inspirational Quotes with Images: Greek Philosophy Useful for Bloggers
It's an interesting question. If you've read my article about how to write blog posts quickly you'd have seen I've touched upon this already. For me, the best place to write a blog post is in a public place. I've seen another example of this today quite by accident. I'll explain how. So this … [Read more...] about The Best Place to Write Blog Posts – Finding the Perfect Environment