More and more people have been asking me to use more video on my blog. Personally I'd rather read something than watch it on video, but I'm all about reaching out as much as I can, and providing as many different ways to connect with my readers.
I've set up this little challenge for myself ~ I'm 9 days into a 30 day 30 videos challenge.
Yesterday I made a couple videos while we were at the zoo. The content is pretty much the same, but the techniques are totally… Continue
Added by Jackie Lee on June 25, 2010 at 1:28pm —
This morning I spent a couple hours banging my head on my desk trying to push out a sales page that just didn't want to come. I've written plenty of sales letters in my day and they usually flow easily and just about effortlessly. This one just wouldn't cooperate.
The more frustrated I got the less inspired I was, the harder it was to get anything done.
So I did what I always do... left. Yep, there's no point in trying to push a square peg through a round hole. Sometimes… Continue
Added by Jackie Lee on June 24, 2010 at 9:13pm —
I realized how important it was to be clear about who I am, what I want, who I want to talk to and what I want say. Once I figured that out, I had to figure how to make my site say all that in the first 5 seconds. That's what you've got when people hit your site ~ just a few seconds for them to know if they… Continue
Added by Jackie Lee on June 23, 2010 at 7:55pm —
Submitting your site to RSS directories is a great way to build backlinks to your site and help it do better in the search engines. (which means more traffic for you). The video below is an example of submitting a Squidoo lensmaster feed, but you can do the same thing with your blog RSS feed. You can find it by clicking the little orange icon in the address bar.
For more tips on how to create a profitable blog in 2 hours or less a day stop by… Continue
Added by Jackie Lee on June 22, 2010 at 12:56pm —
When I started blogging I started at wordpress.com, which was all fine and good until they deleted all my blogs. :( Then I moved to blogger and then as my blog grew into a business I moved to hosting my own blog.
This video outlines my experience with 3 different blog platforms, the good, the bad and the ugly.
For more tips on how to keep it simple and create a profitable blog in two hours a day or less stop by… Continue
Added by Jackie Lee on June 21, 2010 at 10:15am —
One of my favorite ways to get traffic and build name and blog recognition when I was starting out (and still today) is by commenting on other blogs. When you comment on other blogs you get your name out there, people start to get to know you, and they like you and they want to know more about you.
Each time you leave a comment on a blog you have the opportunity to leave with the comment your name and a link to your site. That's how people get back to your site!
There are so many ways to increase your traffic. It can be confusing and overwhelming. I've found it works better when you pick one traffic strategy and focus on it seriously for a while, instead of trying to do a little bit of everything all at the same time.
One of my mentors says "When you put in unfocused effort you get unfocused results" It's the same, if you put in halfhearted, cursory effort you get the same kind of results.
If you are an avid traveler like we are there is nothing like tracking your overseas visits whether it's electronically with digital maps or even on interactive canvas maps. While digital maps are fun, yes, we agree that physical canvas world maps are the best.