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21 Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes When Writing Their First E-book

21 Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes When Writing Their First E-book

Admit it.

You’ve thought about writing an e-book.

In fact, you’ve already imagined the front cover.

You can see the main title, and underneath, your name.

And when you picture it, you feel a ripple of pride.

An e-book would be a big step up for you as a writer.

Because while blog posts are a great way to express your ideas, you can’t help feeling they’re a little, well, fleeting. Lightweight even.

Whereas an e-book is more substantial. It’s taken more seriously. It has more gravitas.

And having an e-book with your name on the front transforms you from a mere blogger into that more impressive beast – an author.

But how do you become an e-book author without falling victim to the same mistakes that sabotage the attempts of so many other bloggers?
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Are You Damaging Your Email List with These 11 Rookie Mistakes?

Are You Damaging Your Email List with These 11 Rookie Mistakes?

So you’ve finally done it.

You’ve been thinking about it for a while, but now you’ve actually done it.

You’ve set up an email list for your blog.

Feels good, doesn’t it?

Because you just moved up in the world.

You’re not just a blogger any longer; you’re a list owner.

That means you’ve joined the ranks of serious bloggers who understand the value of a captive audience.

The same bloggers who know that email is still the best way of getting readers to take the action you want them to take. Like reading your latest killer post.

So you’ve put a sign-up form on the front page of your blog to catch new subscribers.

And each time you publish a new post, it automatically gets sent out to your list.

Job done, right? You’ve set it, so now you can forget it.

Sadly not …
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Why a Fancy Logo is a Waste of Time and Money (and What You Need Instead)

Why a Fancy Logo is a Waste of Time and Money (and What You Need Instead)

Note from Jon: For smart graphic design, there’s no one I trust more than Pamela Wilson. Her thoughts below will save you a ton of time and money. Be sure to also check out her blog, Big Brand System.

Admit it.

You’re jealous.

You see the blogs of your online heroes and they all seem to have something you don’t.

It’s right there at the top of the site and it’s practically taunting you.

A fancy, artsy, graphical logo.

Tiny Buddha has one. KISSMetrics has one. SmartPassiveIncome has one.

And you want one too.

After all, it’s not much fun being a wallflower online.

Nobody wants to be boring. Unremarkable is practically a capital crime.

You want to stand out, be noticed. You want to show people you mean business.

And a fancy schmancy logo is the way to do it. Right?
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The Guilt-Free Guide to Earning an Honest Buck from Your Blog

The Guilt-Free Guide to Earning an Honest Buck from Your Blog

You’re in conflict.

I know because I’ve been there myself.

You love blogging and you see how a thriving blog can help people all over the world solve problems, connect with others, and get closer to their dreams.

But at the same time, you have a sneaking suspicion you’re not giving your own blog the best possible chance to succeed.

The problem is time. Or more precisely, lack of it.

Because in the real world, blogging has to fit in around other “more important” things. Like a full-time job, for example.

So you end up doing what any smart blogger would do and you make the best of the time available.

You seek out motivational tips, blogging tricks and productivity hacks to help you squeeze the most out of every precious blogging hour.

But deep down you know it’s not enough.

The answer isn’t greater efficiency. No, all the productivity tips in the world won’t turn a few spare hours into 20 hours. That’s nuts.

You need more time. Because one thing’s for sure – you’re not doing your blog justice right now.

Now, if you could make some money from your blog, that would give you a little more freedom.

If you could get paid to blog, then maybe you could build some serious momentum and make a real difference.

But realistically, you just can’t see how that’ll ever happen.

So, what’s a conflicted blogger to do?
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Why You Suck at Guest Blogging (and What The Pros Do Differently)

Why You Suck at Guest Blogging (and What The Pros Do Differently)

Confusing, isn’t it?

Everyone seems to have a different view about guest blogging.

Some popular bloggers claim it’s still a great way to grow your blog.

But others say it’s too much effort for too little reward.

Maybe you’ve tried it for yourself and had less than stellar results.

You may even believe that guest blogging is dead.

So what’s the deal?

The truth – guest blogging is still an awesome strategy for getting more traffic.

But only if you do it right.

And that means avoiding the mistakes that cause most guest bloggers – including you – to screw it up.
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