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A Blogging Pet Peeve

When you DECIDE to launch your blog, decide to WRITE your first blog post so the default message doesn’t come up I mean c’mon… What’s the point of LAUNCHING if you don’t have at least ONE blog post?!?!

Default WordPress Message = Not Very Professional

Default WordPress Message = Not Very Professional

I realise this is a pet peeve of mine, but then this next one pushes me over the edge… SET UP YOUR BLOG PROPERLY from the start!!!

Default WordPress Settings

Default WordPress Settings

If you don’t know the BASICS of blogging, then go ahead and make the investment in programs like Blogging To The Bank or my Internet Mastery Bundles and Memberships. You can’t afford to be blogging and not know the basic fundamentals, plus I am not the only one with this pet peeve.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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Wordle Analysis – Add It To YOUR Blog!

If you’ve never seen this before, boy are you lucky you’ve subscribed to this blog! Wordle is one of the coolest things on the Internet – it’s self explanatory so I’ll just show you want the Wordle of this blog looks like..

Australian Blogs Wordle

Australian Blogs Wordle

And then this WORDLE – which compares

President Obama’s Inauguration Speech to Bush’s

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Make $100/Hour From Home… Sound Impossible?

Check out the blog post I just published on my Internet Mastery Blog called “Make $100/Hour Cash Flipping Websites For Profit“. It has all the details. If you’re still a little apprehensive, you can then go to my Business Mastery Blog and see how REAL BUSINESSES are getting FREE leads

If those two blog posts don’t convince you, then this isn’t for you. If you are even a little bit intrigued – attend the Investor Briefing – your head will be spinning with excitement. Want to know HOW to think like this? Check out this new updated site I just re-launched… Where you can Discover Your Own Exponential MasterMind Thinking!

That’s it for today… Well there is one more thing you can check out… I’m about to add a few bonuses to my Exponential Blogging 101 Audio Program and when you register now, you’ll automatically receive them when they are released…

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Don’t Make This Blog Mistake

Just a quick post to make sure that when you do launch your blog – make sure it is on the SAME domain as your website or sales pages IF you want to create traffic to that site, page or product. If you create a separate URL, then ONLY that URL will get the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) benefit…

For example:

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Get More Traffic To Your Blog

Subscribe to Australian Blogs simple as that. Click the hyperlink to find out how and why this is the least expensive strategy you can deploy to get more traffic to your blog. Nothing more needs to be said – get to it now. Time is money and lost opportunity… Imagine getting 10, 20 or 300 more people to your blog every day…

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Blogging may be hazardous to your sex life!

This recent survey in Men’s Health Magazine is a wake up call if you’re spending you much time blogging and not enough time…. well… y’know…. :oops:

BEWARE too much blogging may affect your sex life!

BEWARE too much blogging may affect your sex life!

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Blog Branding

If you’re blogging as part of a corporate strategy, you need to make sure you are consistent with your branding, otherwise you will lose credibility, preeminence and yes sales. As an Exponential Growth Strategist, I help people get extra-ordinary results by doing out-of-the-ordinary things leveraging exponential marketing strategies on the Internet as well as in business.

Blog Branding: How Important is it?

That depends. It depends on why you are blogging in the first place. If it’s just a fun thing you’re doing, then it doesn’t much matter, but if it’s to make money or reinforce a service or product you’re selling then it is VERY IMPORTANT.

Without spending heaps, you can get really cool stuff done by professional web designers like KillerCovers.com.

I guess the only point I want to make today is that if you want to be taken seriously, you just have to LOOK the part.

The reason I say this is because without proper branding, you’re going to lose people ONCE they get to your blog – within seconds, people get a feel for it and either stay or click away.

You only have seconds to make that FIRST impression.

Make sure it’s a good one!

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Want More Blog Traffic? Host A Carnival!

This is something a few well known bloggers have been using and I thought it might be something of interest to you – especially to get your new blog going and growing. I haven’t used this strategy yet, but I didn’t want to hold back on letting you know about it.

It might be just what you need to get the initial ‘snowball of traffic’ to your blog. When you do give it a go, let us know how it went and I’ll blog about it here to give you additional exposure to keep the traffic snowball rolling down the mountain into an avalanche of traffic!

Click here to create your blog carnival!

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Why I Love Australia

This is why I don’t live in Canada anymore… There’s ‘nothing you can do about it’… Once you hit the ice, it’s ‘over’…

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Having Difficulty Writing All Those Blog Posts?

Today’s post is for you if you’ve ever had writer’s block. You know that awful feeling when you KNOW you need to write something, but nothing’s coming… Guess what? The ‘Internet’ has come to your rescue AGAIN! Someone’s figured out how to MOTIVATE you to write those blog posts…

It’s called Write Or Die and if you don’t reach your target, all your text is DELETED!

How’s that for an INCENTIVE?!?! Click on the hyperlink or here >> to get rid of your writer’s block! <<

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A Blog Portfolio?

Hmmm… Interesting concept – having MULTIPLE blogs, each with a different target audience to create a portfolio… What if there was a way to actually make money with it on auto-pilot? Guess what? There is. It’s called Virtual Real Estate and there is an event coming up in Sydney and Melbourne that will explain it all.

Even though the title of the program is called Flipping Websites For Profit, the Wealth Without Worries Investor Briefing will explain that this concept works even better with blogs!

Registrations have already started and the seats are filling up fast – as you’ll see on the events page – this is NOT a salesfest event. It’s an Investor Briefing with LIMITED ADMISSION into the program. Go check it out now. Who knows, you might just be the next Virtual Real Estate Mogul!

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Blog And Grow Rich With MasterMind Groups

Once you’ve launched a blog, you quickly realise that it’s an on-going responsibility to keep coming up with interesting and relevant stuff to write about. Creating a MasterMind Group is one way to make it a lot easier – in fact if you do it right, it will become almost ‘effortless’.

How To Create A MasterMind Group

I’ve written a book How to Create a Fun, Effective and Powerful MasterMind Group to Catapult You To Exponential Success that you can purchase and at the same time get the exclusive 66-minute Exponential Mastermind Audio Interview and Word-For Word Transcript.

As a blogger, the MasterMind concept is crucial to make sure you never run out of new, relevant and interesting material.

A MasterMind Group is a handful of people who appreciate what you are blogging about and want to CONTRIBUTE to your cause, message and audience. They are like-minded people who are passionate, generous and insightful. They know what you’re into and give you content without reservation or hesitation.

Your MasterMind Group Members will find stuff you’d never find in a million years. They’ll make connections for you and your audience you otherwise would never consider. By tapping into their collective intelligence, you’ll instantly and continuously expand your circle of influence, awareness and understanding about your subject, cause, discipline.

You’ll become the center point of attention, the nucleus of knowledge – the preeminent source of information.

I have multiple blogs with dozens of contributors who give of themselves and share their ideas, thoughts, tips and tricks with me so that I can then share them with you.

So how do you get this MasterMind Group to form? Buy my book if you want to learn the step-by-step process, but the short and easy answer is – CREATE and GIVE as much VALUE as you can and the Law Of Reciprocity will kick in – it’s the human law of persuasion and influence as documented by Dr Robert Cialdini that will start to reward you.

Leaders amongst your blogging readership will emerge and start to give you stuff – stuff that will make people come to your blog and want to come back AND SUBSCRIBE!

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Save Our Planet – Join Earth Hour This Weekend

If you’ve heard the world turning off the lights for an hour, it’s called Earth Hour and IT’S THIS SATURDAY… It’s a SMALL WAY to make a BIG IMPACT on getting this message across and helping save our fragile planet. Click on the hyperlink >>Earth Hour << to REGISTER so your effort gets counted.

Do your share – Australia was one of the leading participants last year!!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie….!

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12 Reasons To Become A Professional Blogger

Today’s post is kind of tongue-in-cheek, someone sent this to me a while back and I don’t have the original source, but it’ll make you kinda think about your career choices – especially if you’re out of work. Why searching for a job when you can CREATE on-going income doing something you love to do?

12 Things About Professional Bloggers And Why You Want To Become One…

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Exponential Blogging 101

You may or may not know that we’ve posted a FREE AUDIO PROGRAM on blogging… I just thought I would remind you that it’s still there, it’s still FREE, but who knows when we’ll decide to start selling it. Why not take a minute to get instant access and give it a listen over the weekend!

Click on the URL to access the Exponential Blogging 101 Audio Program.

Within one hour, you’ll discover:

  • The one thing that makes a blog different from a conventional website and why you MUST be blogging if you aren’t already.
  • The top 3 reasons why search engines love blogs and what it means to your bank account
  • How to get started blogging, or taking your blogging to the ‘next level’ where thousands of people subscribe or you start to generate cash from your readership.
  • Special blogging tips for search engine optimisation that will increase FREE organic traffic by as much as 100% in less than 30 days.
  • How to manage content and publishing – the pros and cons of different strategies including the pitfalls to avoid at any cost.
  • How to gain link popularity ethically and exponentially.
  • How to get noticed in the ocean of blogs that are out there – if you don’t do this, you’re putting in a LOT of effort for little or no result/reward – that’s no fun.
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Blog With Passion

I know you might flick this blog post as self-evident, but take just a minute to think about this – what are you most passionate and excited about? I know the Internet Marketing gurus out there say ‘pick the best niche’ and sell to it, but if you’re not into stream trout fishing in Northern Canada – how good are you going to be blogging in that niche?

Sure serving ice cream to a crowd on the beach on a hot summer’s day is a GREAT business model, but if you don’t want to be stuck in an ice cream truck in 30 plus degree (100+ Farenheit) weather for 8 consecutive hours then you should really think about it.

Blogging is no different. You can choose to blog about ANYTHING you want – Imagine that?!?!

People WILL find you and seek you out -> IF you create value for them.

I recently got a few e-mails from a client who’s a golf fanatic – he’s constantly watching golf videos on YouTube, tracks Tiger Wood’s every move… If he created a blog on golf – he’d be LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT. He’d gather a following of like-minded addicts who love the game…

But he hasn’t yet tapped into his passion – pity because I don’t particularly like golf and the video links he sends me are AWESOME. If he posted them on a blog – he’d get FREE traffic doing what he loves, but more importantly…

Doing what he would be doing ANYWAY…

I’ll say that again – he will be doing this ANYWAY – why not blog about it and SHARE it with others?!?!

That’s my point – blog with passion and see what happens!

When you do launch your new and exciting blog, make sure you list it here to get INSTANT FREE BLOG TRAFFIC.

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The Difference Between Blogger And WordPress

Someone who’s just about to launch his blog asked me what the difference was between using Blogger and WordPress. As an Exponential Growth Strategist and a believer in the 1 percent improvement doctrine, I always suggest to ‘do stuff’ and then re-adjust and re-align.

So if you don’t have a blog, get one up and running on www.Blogger.com or www.WordPress.com right now, in the next 5 minutes.

Then, once you have 5 or 10 posts, you want to move them to YOUR OWN blog URL.

The reason I say this is that most people don’t know how to get their own blog hosted (I use WordPress) and consequently WAIT to launch their blog = they lose valuable time and SEO ranking in the meantime.

Trust me – when you start to get people coming to your blog, posting comments and contributing content, you’ll get hooked.

But you have to start somewhere – the key is to start blogging!

Once you have your 5 to 10 posts, you’ll want to MOVE them to YOUR BLOG URL. That means you’ll literally cut and paste them into your ‘new’ blog and DELETE them in your old one. If you don’t delete them, the search engines won’t see your NEW blog and NEW content and you won’t get the indexing and subsequent traffic.

Of course BEFORE you close down your OLD blog – you want to tell people you’ve move and re-direct them to the NEW BLOG URL…

It will take some time for the search engines to index your NEW BLOG CONTENT even if it was on the OLD BLOG… Once it kicks in, you’re set!

Just to be clear – I am not advocating that the traffic you created on www.Blogger.com will automatically ‘transfer’ to your NEW BLOG – I am saying by STARTING your blog NOW rather than later, you GAIN the experience and discipline of blogging AND the content you created during that time will get indexed to your benefit. Just don’t make the mistake of leaving the old content on the old blog – search engines don’t like DUPLICATE CONTENT!

As the saying goes – don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today – especially when you know about the 1 percent improvement doctrine!

For additional discussions on this, check out these two great blog posts:

Comparing blogger.com to wordpress.com

and

What’s the difference between Blogger and WordPress?

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Opt-In Idea For A Blog

When you have a blog, one of the challenges is to get people to opt-in to something that QUALIFIES them for future communications so that you can establish rapport and build a relationship. Australian copywriter Kevin Francis has come up with a brilliant opt-in idea for his blog.

Get Your Next Headline For FREE!

Your Next Killer Headline is FREE!

Your Next Killer Headline is FREE!

Go to Kevin’s blog, www.MaximumResultsCopywriting.com and find out what he comes up with!

What unique and innovative idea can you come up with other than some other ‘FREE REPORT’?

The more creative you are, the better your opt-ins and the quality of your list will be – think about what ‘test drive’ you can offer that would be different, fun and interesting!

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4 Mousekeeping Tips To Speed Up Your Computer

As a blogger, you need your computer to be working optimally – today’s post is geared toward non-Mac users, but the principles apply equally to Macs. As one of the Exponential Strategies I’ve posted about, blogging is about creating value for your readers. Today’s post was sent to me by one of my ISPs…

Mousekeeping Tips To Speed Up Your Computer

You don’t need to CREATE each blog post you publish, today’s is courtesy of Bigpond – I thought it valuable enough to share with you. Click here to learn 4 Mousekeeping Tips For Your Computer.

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What Are You Blogging About?

If you are the FIRST one to respond to this question, by posting a comment, I will create a post JUST FOR YOU – ALL ABOUT YOU… How cool is that? But you have to be FIRST IN, BEST DRESSED…. Ready, Set, Go!

What are YOU blogging about?

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