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8 Great Logo Design Resources for Beginners. Now that you’re invested in the world of design, you’re well aware of the various specialties that exist under the umbrella of graphic design.

8 Great Logo Design Resources for Beginners

Part of developing as a designer is exploring these different arenas in hopes of finding an area you’re interested in pursuing long term. Logo design is an area of expertise that will always be important. A well-designed logo is a critical part of every company’s brand identity. 30 Common Local SEO Problems & How To Fix Them - Synup Blog Synup Blog. Local SEO can become quite complex.

30 Common Local SEO Problems & How To Fix Them - Synup Blog Synup Blog

Especially with all the specific nuances associated with managing your Google+, reviews and citations. After running into these issues multiple times, we decided to compile a list of some of the most common local SEO issues along with easy to follow solutions. 1. Google+ is not showing my Main Category as my primary category If you have more than one category selected, Google doesn’t always show them in the order selected (or the order you want).

The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living. Should You Write Controversial Blog Posts? A Data Driven Answer. The Print Magazine Hoax: 10 Overlooked Lessons on Writing. Total Transparency: How Groove's Tell-All Blog Brings in Paying Customers. There's a new help desk app in town: it's called Groove.

Total Transparency: How Groove's Tell-All Blog Brings in Paying Customers

But there's a good chance you already knew that, thanks to its popular blog. The Groove team started publishing bare-it-all stories in 2013, recording their path to success and attracting readers from all over the world—many of whom are entrepreneurs themselves, the ideal customers for Groove's product. Today, more than 30,000 people visit the Groove blog each week; it's been their number one driver of new customers, helping them attract 3,000 paying customers in just two years. "We've gotten outsized returns," says Groove founder and CEO Alex Turnbull. Scaling: How to Grow Up From a Brand Blog to a Brand Publisher. Welcome to the latest post in our Contently Labs series, where we answer common questions we hear from current or prospective brand publishers.

Scaling: How to Grow Up From a Brand Blog to a Brand Publisher

Today’s question: “How do you scale from being a brand blog to a true brand publisher?” Screaming “I want to be a brand publisher!” From the rooftops is the easy part. Figuring out how to become one is much more difficult—after all, no two brand publishers seem to look alike. Make Money Blogging: 20 Lessons Going to $100K per Month. You know everyone thinks we’re fools, right?

Make Money Blogging: 20 Lessons Going to $100K per Month

To most of the world, blogging is a joke. It isn’t a career. It isn’t a way to make money. It isn’t a tool for changing the world. It’s a hobby, a diversion, a fad that’ll come and go. Try telling your family or friends or coworkers you want to quit your job and make money blogging. Yes, they want you to have dreams. But they also want you to be “realistic.” If you really want to improve your life, you should get an advanced degree, write a book, or even start your own business, not hang all your hopes and dreams on some stupid little blog. Or is there? I’m hesitant to say this, but… This Blog Makes $100,000 per Month In January and February, we cleared over $100,000 per month in sales.

How? Well, I’ll tell you. For instance, do you see any ads on this site? No? None of those either, huh? There’s a reason why. Over the past six years, I’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the smartest bloggers on the planet. Secrets to a Powerful Blog Post. As a blogger, finding the right words can make all the difference.

Secrets to a Powerful Blog Post

And today, with more than 152 million blogs on the Internet, that difference can determine your success. While every blog post won’t be a home run, you will get better with each word you write. When asked her secret to writing award-winning content, PD James, an English crime writer replied, “Don’t just plan to write—write. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style.” 3 Copywriting Mistakes Hurting Your Business (and How to Fix Them)

Make your website work harder by correcting these 3 copywriting mistakes today.

3 Copywriting Mistakes Hurting Your Business (and How to Fix Them)

July 25, 2013 Your bounce rate? Abysmal. Your conversions? Embarrassing. As a small-business owner, your website can be one of your top employees. Introducing the new OPEN Forum App A daily digest designed to fit the needs and busy schedules of small business owners. Get the iPhone® App. How to Become a Blog Commenting Superstar. I have a very special guest for you today because this is her first guest post.

How to Become a Blog Commenting Superstar

This is the second one this year so I’m thrilled that their first experience is here on my blog. Not that she needs any introductions but I’m so very pleased to have the lovely and talented Harleena with us because she’s sharing a topic that is near and dear to us all; blog commenting. I could go one forever but I’ll just let Harleena share with you what she’s learned about this topic and how you can also have success in this area.

This is my first ever guest post! Things You Wish You Knew Before You Started Your Blog. Kelly Gregory sur Twitter : "The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas: #blogging #content #blogtips #writing #blog #cheatsheet. The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas. Looking for blog post ideas?

The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas

You’ve come to the right place. NOTE: Don’t miss the ‘Blog Post Idea Multiplier‘ section at the end of this post. It will show you how to multiply each of these blog post ideas by four. This article is divided into 8 sections, each representing a goal you might be trying to reach with your blog. We’ve got an infographic version of this post as well as a text version. View the text sections of this article by clicking on one of the links below to view the blog post ideas from that section: Let’s start with the infographic… (Click the image to enlarge or download the PDF version) 6 Ideas for How to Write Intriguing Headlines. 6 Ideas for How to Write Intriguing Headlines Posted by Tracey Street on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 07:03 AM If you’re a content creator, you know how difficult it can be to churn out new and interesting articles on a regular basis.

6 Ideas for How to Write Intriguing Headlines

All of the pieces have to fit, from the quality of the information you provide to the formatting you choose to the outlets you publish to. Kelly Gregory sur Twitter : "The 22 Best Blogs to Help Grow Your Business! #blog #bestof #business #startup #smallbiz. The 22 Best Blogs to Help Grow Your Business. There are plenty of popular business-advice websites that make it on these kinds of “best of” lists, but I wanted to take a different approach. The problem with many of the popular sites is that they often offer little more than fluff pieces that don’t actually help you improve your business. They’ll share entrepreneur success stories, but the details of how exactly they achieved that success is frequently vague and unhelpful. Finding the Right Images for Blog Posts. What makes a great blog post? You’ve probably waded knee-deep in the web’s huge collection of bad blog posts, so you know how tiring and uncomfortable it is, right?

The “blog bog,” I like to call it. Blog posts can turn out terrible for any number of reasons, but lacking quality images is one of the big ones.