Category Archives for "Blogging"

January 13, 2016

17 Insanely Useful Tips to Polish Your First Draft and Master The Art of Self-Editing

wordpress-923188_1280Many writers share a “secret”. Their first drafts are not as pretty as they would like you to think. I’ve heard successful writers say their first drafts are unpublishable and 7-figure bloggers claiming their first draft is weak.

For most bloggers and solopreneurs hiring an editor is too costly. Therefore, it makes sense to master self-editing.

Is it possible? The answer is simple: Yes, it is! As a matter of fact, I’ll set you up on the fast-track to editing your own articles right now….so buckle up, take a deep breath and enjoy the ride.Continue reading

How To Communicate Effectively and Become Super Likable as a Blogger

dale-carnegieYou see those big hitters engaging with others effortlessly all the time.

They really do seem very likable, don’t they? You envy them.

Admit it. You wish to enjoy the level of engagement and success they do.

So what is it about them that makes them stand out between ALL of those people online?

There’s no revolutionary software or a secret sauce they use, but take this FAQ on how to become a masterful communicator seriously, and people will naturally start to gravitate towards you.

I’ll walk you through the whole process.

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This Simple but Untapped Strategy can Make You a Popular Blogger

JVSII4KCCKAre you typing away in a dark corner of the internet? How about hoping to be discovered by influencers and people in your target audience who will instantly fall in love with what you write?

Let’s face it: this is a strategy that many, many bloggers follow without a single sign off success.

As a matter of fact, it’s how i started off myself.

It’s quite lonely when you put a lot of effort in writing posts, you finally enter publish, you check your analytics and it’s flat like the Dutch landscape i am surrounded by.

At an even deeper level, maybe i was even afraid of being discovered:

  • I wondered what people would think of me.
  • I was afraid to use my real name. Hiding is much safer.
  • I was scared that my posts weren’t good enough.
  • I thought people would eat me alive for the rubbish im posting.
  • I did not consider myself to be ‘a blogger’.

If you have similar thoughts about blogging for yourself, you’ll have to learn to deal to crush through this conditioning you’ve built up first, like i did. Like i know many blogger did, before they saw some success.

Now get this: to become a good blogger and to get better at writing, you’ll have to write. You’ll have to write a whole damn lot, to be more specific!

But there is another aspect of blogging, that is often overlooked. Its hidden in plain sight, and this might be the problem for some people.

So what is this “hidden”  overlooked aspect of blogging that can improve your writing and get you more readers at the same time?Continue reading

A 3 Minute Lesson To Engage Your Blog Audience

amsterdam-686460_1280I was walking through Amsterdam yesterday…

There was a nice warm breeze and the sky was blue as could be. It was one of those perfect days.

As i walked passed the canals with beautiful old houses on each side, looking at all the little boats and cyclists passing by, i was once again reminded how beautiful my city really is. The old buildings all have their own character. They are like art works with plenty of detail, it’s impossible to get bored looking at them.Continue reading

23 Marketing Blogs to Make You a Kick-Ass Marketer

books-768426_1280Having a hard time to find great articles about online marketing?

Not surprising.

The internet is like a universe of its own, with hundreds of millions of blogs.

But time is valuable. You don’t have time for all that scanning, hoping to find a golden nugget here and there.

Here are 23 marketing blogs that publish posts that dó deserve your attention.

Read these regularly, start applying the information and you shall become a kick-ass marketer.Continue reading

How To Write A Blog Post Fast (Without Messing Up)

Copy of 10 great openings for sellingWhat is the most valuable skill of a blogger?

Most people say being able to write well. While this definitely is a very valuable skill to have, there is one variable that is often overlooked, and that is being able to write fast!

If you are only able to write one blog post every solar eclipse, it will take you an eternity before you can be considered a successful blogger, or get better for that matter. You dont have that much time. This is why i recommend to write at least 500 words every single day, and do so within one hour or faster.

Here’s my method to writing fast without messing up:

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5 Easy Ways To Turn Your Blog Into A Money Making Machine

10 great openings for sellingWhat’s the difference between a business and a hobby? People start a blog, hoping to make money.  However, instead of making money they end up spending a lot of money on their blog.

Buying a course here, a plugin there. It’s easy to see these purchases as ‘investments’, but are you really moving towards a profitable blog?

Because if you aren’t, it’s just a hobby…but not for long, because you’re reading this for a reason.

Follow these 5 powerful methods and you could be making money from your blog within 30 days.​Continue reading

The Simple Proven Writing Formula That You Can Use To Influence People

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Writing is hard. For most of us, it doesn’t come naturally. There is a saying that the best skill of writers is avoiding to write – if you are blogging, you might have been doing the same.

Allowing yourself to get sidetracked on Facebook for 2 minutes of checking some updates sometimes turns into 30 minutes of watching YouTube videos.

But what if you had a proven formula, that would get results every-single-time…

Wouldn’t that be nice?Continue reading

May 28, 2015

23 Motivational Business Quotes To Fire You Up

Sometimes a motivational quote is all you need to dust yourself off, get back on the horse and move into the direction of your dreams. I personally picked 23 of them, which i think will inspire and motivate you.

Have fun!

1. Colin Powell -There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

2. Gary Vaynerchuk - You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!

3. Napoleon Hill - Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

4.  Larry Page - Always deliver more than expected.

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April 20, 2015

11 Blogging Tips And Tricks You’ll Love

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Everybody needs some blogging tips and tricks now and then to refresh their minds, or simply get a new idea.

Bloggers block is a sucky useless thing to have. There are plenty of ideas to execute. Why does it still happen? I think the most common reason is that we set high expectations of ourselves.

Or maybe you’re trying to please every single person that visits your website? That’s a recipe for failure, too.

So, how to do blogging the right way? Here are 11 tips and tricks to get you started.

1. Don’t Be Afraid to Show Character

You are who you are. Show it in your writing. Be personal.

Remember that you can’t write for everyone anyway. You are writing for those people who are most likely to appreciate your writing and the style you have developed.

Write like you would talk in a personal conversation with a friend.

I still remember my dutch teacher talking in her robotic monotone voice. She was a very effective hypnotist, and put me and the rest off the class to sleep.

My point? Prevent your writing from looking like a machine did it.

Pour some emotion in your writing, spice it up with an unusual word, or even curse a little bit here and there. That will grab the attention.

What the heck…did i really just recommend that?Continue reading