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Case Study: How To Use Your Blog To Crowdfund Your Next Project

Today’s post is a case study with sustainable living educator, Laura Trotta. Laura used her blog to crowdfund more than AUD 37,000 for sustainability initiatives, including the construction of her Self Sufficiency in the Suburbs membership site and her trip to Antarctica to participate in a global sustainability program. Here’s how she did it. When […]

239: 3 Principles of Building an Engaged Blog Audience

How to Develop an Engaged Blog Audience In today’s episode I want to talk about building engagement on your blog, and building a sense of community around it and your online business. Building engagement is so important for your blog. It helps word-of-mouth growth, gives you energy, builds social proof on your site, and leads […]

My Results with Testing Amazon OneLink to Monetise International Traffic

One of the first income streams I experimented with on my blogs was Amazon’s Associates program. I’ve written extensively on my tips with making money through this affiliate program in my Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Affiliate Program. But today I want to update you on the results of experimenting with their OneLink feature. One […]

238: How to Get More Traffic by Updating Your Archives

How Updating Your Archives Can Drive More Traffic to Your Blog In today’s episode I want to talk about a trend I’ve noticed among many experienced bloggers – tending to their archives. Many experienced bloggers are slowing down on new content, while increasing traffic to to their blog by revising posts they’ve already written. Individual […]

Which is the Best Blog Hosting Solution?

Sometimes I feel like I’m asked this question more often than people Google it. If you have a self-hosted website (or are about to start one), you’ll probably want to know the answer too: Which is the best blog hosting solution? There are plenty of answers to this question. Check out the web hosting services […]

When DIY Blogging isn’t for You: 5 Alternatives to Self-Hosted WordPress

Here on ProBlogger, we’ve always recommended self-hosted WordPress (aka WordPress.org) as the very best platform for blogging. And with good reason. Many of the world’s largest blogs and websites run on self-hosted WordPress. Thousands of plugins and themes are available – many for free, although there are lots of premium options too. And a self-hosted […]

237: How Collaborations Can Accelerate Your Blog’s Growth

How to Use Collaborations to Grow Your Blog Have you ever felt that too many things need doing to build a successful blog? A student I spoke to this week who recently completed our Start A Blog course said they were a little overwhelmed by how much needed to be done. They said it felt […]

Behind the Scenes of ProBlogger’s First Course Ever

Last month we launched our very first ProBlogger course. After a whirlwind few weeks (months, actually ), I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a bit of what happened behind the scenes while creating the Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog course. Why have we only started offering courses this year? To say it’s […]

236: 5 Areas to Focus on to Grow Your Blogging Income

Growing Your Blog’s Income In today’s episode, I want to talk about growing your blogging income, particularly when you’ve already started building some traffic and income streams on your blog. This one will be most relevant if you’re at an intermediate to more advanced level. If you’re just starting out you’ll learn things that may […]

Case Study: What Happens When You Want to Sell Your Blog?

When I started my travel blog back in 2005, I never imagined I’d be selling it. After all, I just wanted to tell my family and friends what I was up to. I had no idea it would become a business that supported my family. Even when it became a central part of our lives […]