Posted on March 6, 2014 3 Comments
In my Niche Success Blueprint I teach people how to set up a niche website or blog that serves a specific market, and has long-term profit potential as a solid online business.
The actual blog setup, and how to write a blog so it makes the most sense for new visitors, are two important factors you want to get right from the start.
In this post I'll cover the most frequently asked questions about blog setup including: creating your core content, pages vs posts, ideal publishing frequency, and how to write a blog that engages your readers. This structure is great for setting up a new blog, but even if you have an established blog it's never too late to restructure for better usability.
Posted on March 4, 2014 9 Comments
This is a one-day event for local bloggers in or near Nashville, TN. No travel required! If you're in the area, and would like to take your blog to the next level, this is a must-attend event!
This high paced day, filled with inspiration and information, is geared to advanced level bloggers who know there are things they could be doing better, faster, cheaper, and smarter.
Posted on March 3, 2014 5 Comments
March is "Optimism Month" so this is a great time to explore your state of mind, change your frame of mind, and discuss the topic of learned optimism - which is the proactive choice of consciously challenging your negative self talk.
There are many things in life we cannot change or control, but fortunately we DO have complete control over our own thoughts and our state of mind.
It may not always feel like it of course, which is why "learned optimism" is a great topic. It's not as simple as just being optimistic. You have to learn how to BE optimistic, meaning... consciously choosing to change your frame of mind.
Posted on March 1, 2014 4 Comments
It happens to be Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd, and so this morning I sat down and watched a video of the "Oh The Places You'll Go" book - which really hit me in a whole new way today...
Follow along with me, because this will be six minutes well spent.
March 1st is Read Across America Day. It's also "Optimism Month" and World Book Day is also celebrated in March. Why not kick off the month with a FUN classic?!
Posted on February 28, 2014 6 Comments
And in a bit of a rush, I might add. (Thanks Amazon!!) Why? I have something cool coming up...
First, I'll tell you about the video lighting I chose, shown there in the image. I ordered the ePhoto 3200 Watt Digital Photography Photo Video Continuous Light Kit after seeing it set up in Atlanta.
Credit goes to Monique Johnson of Both Sides of the Camera for the lighting setup recommendation. (Thank you!)
This continuous light set is actually a really good deal on Amazon right now. It's not top of the line pro quality, but rather ideal (and priced just right) for video bloggers, or shooting photos & video for the web. Lighting makes ALL the difference, no matter what kind of camera you're using - even if you're shooting with your smart phone.
Posted on February 25, 2014 6 Comments
To celebrate my 17th year in business, I've been answering questions from regular readers about my experience and success over the years...
Clint asked: "What is your idea of success, is it just money or is it much more at this point now that you have the money?"
Another great question... "What IS Success?" Clint is specifically asking me, "How Would YOU Define Success?" I have a short answer for you on that, and I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic as well!
Posted on February 21, 2014 3 Comments
February 2014 marks my 17th year in business, and I've had a lot of great questions about my history in business and my experiences along the way.
Including this one:
"What motivates you to do the things you do to become successful?"
That seems like a simple question that deserves a simple answer. Self Motivation isn't exactly a simple topic though, as you've likely discovered by now. I'll give you MY answer to that question, along with the things I do to STAY motivated - or to continue achieving goals even when I don't feel particularly motivated...