• newWhy a Powerful Brand Image Is Crucial for Successful Blogging (And 6 Ways You Can Build One)
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. Do you have a mentor, or have you ever tried looking for one? If yes, you’d know that credibility, apart from the right expertise, is the number one quality a mentor should possess. A person doesn’t d…
    - 13 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 8:00am -
  • The One Reason Your Amazing Blog Post Hasn’t Gone Viral (and 8 Things You Can Do About It)
    This is a guest contribution from ProBlogger Expert Kelly Exeter. So you’ve written an AMAZING blog post; one you know contains everything it needs to go viral: Irresistibly magnetic headline Compelling hook Content that addresses a genuine pain po…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 8:00am -
  • 5 Chrome Apps I Can’t Live Without
    As a blogger and social media strategist, there are a few things I absolutely would not be caught dead without. I have to keep on top of a ton of tasks in all my roles, and the faster and more efficiently I can get these done, the better! Having impo…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 8:00am -
  • PB154: How to Grow Your Blogging Income
    Grow Your Blogging IncomeToday, I am going to continue on from episode 153 where I outlined a timeline of how I added different income streams over time. I felt like there was a little more I could say about diversifying your income in that way an…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 3:00am -
  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Do you feel like there is so much change afoot this year? I totally do! And I think this week’s picks really reflect that. There is an undercurrent of taking risks and moving forward. My kind of undercurrent. I’d love to hear what changes you’r…
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 16, 8:00am -


  • newAsk Yourself These 3 Simple Questions to Craft Better Headlines
    Last week, when I wrote about how to become a writer, I forgot to mention something about why you’d want to be a writer. Writers are communicators. If you’re proud of your ideas, you want to be able to communicate them clearly and precisely. Head…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 5:00pm -
  • newMarketing Your Book All the Way to the Bestseller Lists, with Jay Baer
    In this podcast episode, Chris Ducker sits down with Jay Baer to learn exactly how to become a New York Times bestselling author! Get your notebooks ready! Book marketing is a topic that has come up a lot for me lately. As many of you know, I’ve ju…
    - 8 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • newGive Your Book the Best Chance with a Well-Executed Launch
    The timing of your book’s launch is important. But how important is it? Here’s what really matters when you’re ready to launch your book. In the words of Jeff Goins, “It’s really hard to launch too late and it’s really easy to launch too…
    - 9 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • newSEO that Grows Your Business with John Jantsch
    Of all the components of a holistic online marketing strategy, search engine optimization (“SEO”) seems to mystify many the most. And it’s true that years back, the key to ranking well in Google was a form of dark art. That’s changed in recen…
    - 10 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • 2 Essential Elements of Irresistible Content
    I once asked on social media: What’s your biggest challenge when creating compelling content? I didn’t treat it as a poll with various challenges. I wanted pure, unfiltered responses. And the number one answer was: Keeping it original and interes…
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 16, 5:00pm -

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

  • How to not hate live events
    I recently spoke at a conference in the Bay Area where the speaker introduced me as saying, “AND WE GOT RAMIT SETHI!!” I don’t think they meant it as a compliment. It’s just that I’m an utter recluse when it … ContinuedHow to not hate li…
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 16, 6:00am -
  • The diffusion of responsibility: Why you need to stop CC’ing people
    I receive 1,000+ emails every day. And while I read every one of them, most emails get ignored. That’s because they don’t have a clear call to action. The worst offender is group emails. You’ve probably been in a situation … ContinuedThe dif…
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 16, 6:00am -
  • Should you make a career change? (How to decide)
    How do you know when to make a career change? Sometimes, the right path isn’t clear. Senior year of college, I had a great job offer. It would have impressed my friends and parents, I would have made a lot … ContinuedShould you make a career cha…
    - 13 days ago 16 Sep 16, 6:00am -
  • How to make small talk anywhere
    Does any of this sound familiar? “I hate small talk, let’s just get to the point…” “We started small talk and then there was this long awkward pause…” “I had no idea how to start the conversation so I just … ContinuedHow to make sm…
    - 20 days ago 8 Sep 16, 12:09pm -
  • How to ask for a reference that lands you your dream job
    It’s truly amazing how bad most career advice is. Pass out business cards! Use higher-quality resume paper! Tell them your weakness is working too hard! I can say this because my team and I spent 18 months doing research before … ContinuedHow to…
    - 27 days ago 2 Sep 16, 6:00am -

Smart Passive Income

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Create Hype

  • How to Use Testimonials to Help Sell Your Product
    If you’re not already using testimonials to help sell your product, try it today! Thanks to the internet we’re all much savvier shoppers than we used to be and we like to know what other people think about a product before we buy it. Testimonia…
    - 35 days ago 25 Aug 16, 4:00am -
  • Where Can You Find Blog Writers for Hire?
    As your business expands, and as your blog becomes more popular, it can be difficult to keep up with producing content. You know that you need to keep adding content to your business blog in order to keep it fresh and to draw traffic to your site. Bu…
    - 12 Nov 15, 6:00am -
  • Set up Your Email List & Newsletter Before It’s Too Late!
    A lot of new bloggers often underestimate the value of an email list, however it is the most powerful marketing and revenue generating tool at your disposal. The primary concern for new bloggers often is to drive traffic and that is where they focus…
    - 29 Oct 15, 6:00am -
  • Taglines 101: How to Create a Tagline for Your Creative Business
    Back when I worked in an advertising agency, one of the things I did was help create taglines for businesses. And what I noticed more often than not was that taglines made our small business clients absolutely crazy.  This was because many of these…
    - 26 Aug 15, 6:00am -
  • 3 Reasons Why Philanthropy is Good for Business
    As women with our own business, it’s a constant juggling act, am I right?! With family and business, you work really hard to get everything done. Your hard work pays off and you come to a place where you feel great about your business. It feels goo…
    - 19 Aug 15, 6:00am -

John Chow dot Com

  • newA Complete Guide to Social Media Image Sizes
    Social media image sizes are a lot more important thank you might think. For example… how many different social platforms are you signed up and sharing content from your website or blog to your audiences? According to numerous reports online, the a…
    - 13 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 8:30am -
  • newWhy Use Zoom H1 Instead of GoPro Audio
    On this episode of Driving with John Chow, I explain why I plug my GiantSquid Audio Lav Mic into my Zoom H1 digital voice recorder instead of directly into the GoPro Hero 4. Get my current driving video setup. GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition Fat Gecko Suc…
    - 23 hours ago 27 Sep 16, 10:38pm -
  • 4 Blogging Trends You Need To Take Advantage Of
    Technology is bringing a lot of changes in the way people engage online. For bloggers, we see new trends developing in email marketing, web design, and content marketing. With visitors, we see a new search pattern developing, changing from general se…
    - 1 day ago 27 Sep 16, 10:16am -
  • Popping Under the Clickadu Premium Ad Network
    Advertising on the Internet is likely almost as old as the Internet itself. Over the years, ads have taken on a variety of different forms, from flashing banners exclaiming that you’ve won an iPod to more subtle affiliate links buried into extensiv…
    - 2 days ago 26 Sep 16, 9:49am -
  • What to Do When Facebook Doesn’t Display Your Post Image
    Even though a lot has changed in terms of getting organic reach without having to pay for it, we can all agree that Facebook is still a very valuable marketing channel and it’s still a great way to connect with your blog’s audience. Of course, no…
    - 3 days ago 25 Sep 16, 2:59pm -


  • What I did after FB broke my heart
    18 months ago I launched with the concept of a free incentivized training program to get people started learning how to make a blog and the key pillars of monetizing it. When I first launched it on my list, it did awesome.   Th…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 8:00am -
  • If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker
    “If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker.” This is a great quote. Not sure who originally said it, but I am saying it now so at least two people have said it ;). Anyway. In the publisher space…
    - 21 days ago 8 Sep 16, 8:00am -
  • How I pick and choose who I add on Facebook.
    Since I am kind of a big deal on the internet, I get a lot of Facebook requests for friendship. When I first started using it I accepted everyone as a friend and grew pretty quick to the 5,000 limit. Only issue was Facebook was in its infancy still a…
    - 27 days ago 2 Sep 16, 7:57am -
  • Join Me – John Chow & Others On Below Deck
    Last February John Chow, me, and several other internet marketing friends chartered a 155 ft, 30 million dollar yacht, for 3 days. Bravo recently started airing this commercial (the theme is super dumb) but you can see yours truly at the 20 second ma…
    - 30 days ago 29 Aug 16, 9:27am -
  • ShoeMoney Show LIVE With Nick Cuttonaro (Come Join Us!)
    Join us today @ 5:00 pm CST on the LIVE ShoeMoney show with the CEO of, Nick Cuttonaro. Register Here Nick has owned and operated The Link Builders, a brand and online reputation management agency for the past 5 years. It’s my p…
    - 50 days ago 9 Aug 16, 10:24am -

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  • How To Make More Money From Your Blog
    I met up with a friend recently who is a very successful blogger.  However this person is not entirely happy with the money they make from their site.  Rave reviews, big links, great media attention, huge RSS following, tons of social media attenti…
    - 14 Mar 13, 12:02pm -
  • Don’t Blindly Follow Advice From Successful People
    My friend Mike from the Financial Blogger recently wrote a post where he said his blog progress is too slow.  He compared himself to JD Roth, formerly of Get Rich Slowly, but I think Mike is being too hard on himself. JD has a great talent for writi…
    - 13 Sep 12, 3:00am -
  • How Far Would You Go To Get Links?
    Links are the currency of all serious money-making bloggers.  We want them, we crave them, perhaps sometimes we even have dreams about them. This article explains why links are good and how to get them. Google spends a lot of time trying to determin…
    - 9 Jul 12, 3:00am -
  • How To Make More Money From Search Engine Traffic With No Extra Effort
    I’ve written a number of articles about how to increase your blog earnings without any extra effort or time.  The basic philosophy is that if you can write about more profitable topics and cut down the number of posts to account for the fact that…
    - 2 Jan 12, 7:12pm -
  • Make Your Business Sellable – Built to Sell Book Review

    - 15 Dec 11, 3:00am -

Side Income Blogging

  • Goodbye … for now
    No, you didn’t misread the title. I’ve come to the decision that Side Income Blogging is not where I want to spend my time right now or in the near future.   A few months ago, I had some great plans, eBooks, an online training program, lots of…
    - 62 days ago 28 Jul 16, 4:36pm -
  • Side Income Report – May 2016
    Hey folks!  Time for another Side Income Report, where I openly share all of my earnings and expenses each month. May 2016 was better than April, but only by a little over $100.00.  This is the result of slightly increased earnings, and some reduct…
    - 2 Jun 16, 5:17am -
  • Side Income Report – April 2016
    My last Side Income Report was done in September of 2014, a long time back.  There are a couple of reasons for this: I don’t ever want anyone to think I’m bragging or rubbing my earnings in their face.  So many people work so hard everyday onli…
    - 4 May 16, 11:42am -
  • Top 12 Tools to Enhance Your Productivity as a Blogger
    There is one goal that’s common for all successful bloggers: publish more high-quality content in a shorter period of time without affecting the lifestyle you have. In fewer words, all bloggers aim towards more productivity. They have jobs, familie…
    - 23 Nov 15, 4:10am -
  • How to build an Amazon niche site the easy way
    What’s the single biggest side income earner for me right now?    Amazon based niche and authority sites.  Amazon earnings are more than double Adsense for me. Amazon has a killer affiliate program.  The payout isn’t outstanding, but Amazon…
    - 15 May 15, 2:31pm -

Advisor Think Box

  • 10 Keys to Social Media for Financial Advisors
    I just heard Amber MacArthur speak for the first time.  She has branded herself as a social media expert and I can see why she has become so successful at it. This particular session was delivered to a group of successful financial professionals.  …
    - 29 Jun 11, 3:54pm -
  • Are you selling something on your website?
    For most financial advisors, we sell services and financial products.  Although we can’t sell mutual funds online, we might be able to sell other products that enhance what we do as our primary activity. For example, one of the ways to drive reven…
    - 29 Oct 10, 9:49am -
  • Email Marketing for the Holidays!
    We are heading into the holiday season and it is always busy for everyone. Trying to get your message to people becomes increasingly harder because of the increased stimulus in the market place.  Here’s three quick tips for marketing during the bu…
    - 29 Oct 10, 9:27am -
  • Is Traditional Media really old news?
    Marketing is one of the absolute keys to success for any business, especially a financial advisor practice.  You can be a great advisor with lots of strong technical skills but if no one knows you exist, what good is that skill and technical strengt…
    - 20 Sep 10, 12:33pm -
  • Tips on getting noticed on the Internet
    So you have a website.  Great!  Most advisors websites are merely corporate brochures that never change.  Others are mere templates and look like hundreds of other websites with a different logo and a different picture.  Your website is your new…
    - 16 Sep 10, 11:08am -

Blueprint For How To Make Money With A Blog