Starting and growing a blog

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The 80/20 Rule for Building a Blog Audience

And not just ANY audience. I’m talking about an audience that’s ready to buy what you sell. You see, while other marketing “experts” trick you into thinking that you need to overload your website with content… …I’ve always been real with you. The secret to building a blog with a raving fan base that’s ready […]

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Why Bloggers Fail

According to one source, there are more than 164 million blogs… Most of these blogs get less than 1,000 visitors per month, and the harsh reality is, the majority of those blogs are, for lack of a better word, failures. What’s unfortunate is, in that group of people, I’m betting there’s someone just like you…. […]

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Here’s Why You Need To Build—or Grow—Your Blog This Year

Let’s say you’re looking to use the web to sell some stuff. (It doesn’t matter what you’re doing specifically—whether you teach fitness, take pictures, make art, sell real-estate, give marketing advice, design websites, sell trinkets, or whatever, that’s neither here nor there). How do you build a blog that works for—not against—you in your quest […]

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How to Deal With Haters

Some people HATE me… …And some people LOVE me. A few months ago, I spoke at a conference, and one guy wrote “I want to punch Derek in the face” on one of the anonymous speaker feedback surveys. At that same conference, one woman wrote that she’d like to “marry me.” Seriously… …but I’m not […]

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