How to Make Money Offline With Your Blog

How to Make Money Offline With Your Blog

The fun of blogging and social networking is connecting with others without having to leave your screen, right?

But sometimes. it takes a face to face connection to direct followers to your site.

Traditional networking such as conferences definitely has its place, but is there some other kind of fun program or class you can offer based on your blog topic to draw in completely new audiences? Can this be done without leaving the house?

Online seminars and videos are an option, but seeing smiles and positive reactions from an audience can be an instant charge. Here’s how to find your blog’s offline audience.

The Art Of Controversial Blogging

The Art Of Controversial Blogging

…or how to be a professional troll and get thousands of visitors.

Regardless of the type of blogging you do, the content you create will use one of two different tones: conversational or formal.

if you’re not challenging your audience now and again (even making them angry in the process), then whatever you’re writing about probably isn’t all that interesting in the first place.
Some writers accidentally court controversy and immediately regret the piece they’ve just written, never wanting all that attention. Other writers though are far more devious, knowing that a single blog post written to troll your readers can get tens of thousands of visitors.

3 Blogging Superpowers That Will Save Your Blog from Self-Destruction

3 Blogging Superpowers That Will Save Your Blog from Self-Destruction

Online invisibility is a blogger’s worst nightmare.

It means no one hears what you have to say, or even if they hear you, they don’t respond at all.

Fortunately, there are a few blogging superpowers you can implement right now that will help you come alive and escape the curse of invisibility.

You’ll have to train yourself to use them properly, and practice will be necessary to get them right, but once you do, you’ll be an unstoppable blogging force for good in this internet world.

8 Ways to Generate Blogging Ideas

8 Ways to Generate Blogging Ideas

Having a hard time coming up with new and interesting blog post ideas?

Looking for a new slant on an existing topic, or even something more original to blog about?

Been there. Maybe we all have.

Here are 8 ways to generate some fresh blogging ideas no matter what field you’re in. They’ve helped me. I’m sure they will help you too.

Why Finding Your Voice Is The Difference Between Blogging Failure and Success

Why Finding Your Voice Is The Difference Between Blogging Failure and Success

The idea of blogging is something you’re familiar with, but if you’re reading this post that means you’re probably experiencing varying levels of success.

Or, as is the case with most bloggers, you’re not enjoying anything like success online.

It leaves you feeling like your blog is just another silent entry in the blogosphere, read only by you and your family — which is probably the case.

You’ve tried social bookmarking and backlinking and lots of other promotional techniques, but the reality is that you’re not doing the one single thing every blogger needs to do…

Social Media: How To Make A Champagne Splash On A Beer Budget

Social Media: How To Make A Champagne Splash On A Beer Budget

The beauty of the Internet is that it allows you to make a significant amount of noise without necessarily having to spend a lot of money. Well, that’s the idea at least.

But is it the same way with creating a social media buzz?

Niche Blog Domain Name Ideas I Didn't Use: Steal What You Like

Niche Blog Domain Name Ideas I Didn’t Use: Steal What You Like

This is a short list of ideas I’ve had –usually in the middle of the night– for niche blogs. Like most things with me, the idea makes me immediately think of words to frame it in, so over time I’ve come up with a whole list of potential domain names for niche blogs that I could start but probably never will.

So, if you want one of these, take it.

Mommy Bloggers by the Numbers [Infographic]

Mommy Bloggers by the Numbers [Infographic]

Wondering who the “biggest” mum bloggers are? Here’s a handy top 10. If you’re interested in parenting blogs, these are some of the women you might want to follow or pitch a guest post to.

Anatomy of a Business Blog Post

Anatomy of a Business Blog Post

If you’re blogging for a business, whether you’re the business owner, an employee or a freelance blogger, check what you’re doing against this handy infographic. It’s not a major problem if you haven’t been hitting every one of these nails on the head; just start improving your business blog from today onward.

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post, by Social Triggers

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post, by Social Triggers

This extremely helpful reminder from Social Triggers covers all the basic elements of a good blog post today. Pin it, share it, print it out and stick it somewhere handy. Like this? Get more marketing tips from Social Triggers. Read these related

Interview With an Invisiblogger: Freelance Writer JE Cornett

Interview With an Invisiblogger: Freelance Writer JE Cornett

Jeanna Cornett is a multi-talented creative soul with a successful freelance writing career. Here, she kindly answers a few of my questions about her career and how she came to be a freelance blogger.

Avoid These Freelancing Pitfalls!

Avoid These Freelancing Pitfalls!

When you’re just starting out as a freelance writer, you’re often in the “beggars can’t be choosers” category — jobs are so difficult to get that you’ll take almost anything. Getting the all-important clips and good references is important, yes, but so

Practical Tips for Freelancers: What Not To Do With Paperwork

Practical Tips for Freelancers: What Not To Do With Paperwork

Everybody loves my physical filing system. It’s the simplest in the world: I have a cardboard box into which all my hard copy bills and invoices and other crap like travel tickets are supposed to go. They don’t always make it straight

A Pen for the Web, A Face for Radio: Create Your Image

A Pen for the Web, A Face for Radio: Create Your Image

OK, two not-entirely-unrelated things I’ve been thinking about: image choices on stuff for and about writers, and choices about displaying your photo along with your work or your professional info. Tired Graphic Design: A Pen for the Web Srsly, a pen? Possibly

Best Places to Find Freelance Jobs: People Per Hour

Best Places to Find Freelance Jobs: People Per Hour

I swear to all the gods, People Per Hour may well have saved my life. This has been my main source of work for my entire freelance writing career, and I like the system so much I often ask people who’re offering

Facebook Can't Even Spell "Like": Why Human Proofreaders Kick Spellcheck's Arse

Facebook Can’t Even Spell “Like”: Why Human Proofreaders Kick Spellcheck’s Arse

Every day, even when I’m not working, I see spelling errors online and offline. Vast and powerful organisations are just as prone to the occasional typo or editing fuckup as anyone else.

Launch That Blog... Ninja Style!

Launch That Blog… Ninja Style!

So, this blog is now live as of a couple of days ago. And there’s nobody here but me and a couple of folks who were curious enough to get in touch and ask me WTF it’s all about, really? To which

Where things come from and go to

Where things come from and go to

One of my favourite Robert Frost [and, on a side note, Whedonverse] quotes is this: Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. Welcome, invisiblogger. Sit down, take your shoes off if it

In the beginning, everything was invisible…

…including this.