If you want to find out how to learn SEO online then it seems like it's a topic that's fairly well-covered as it is. I mean, there are sites like Moz.com, Search Engine Journal and so on. But as it turns out, they are more about the in-the-trenches practices and advice for people who are already deep into SEO. But what if you're just starting out?
I decided to follow up on the topic of spam and point out some specific types of unwanted email that we're attacked with on a daily (again, that's daily) basis. I'm publishing this list as a kind of a strange resource just to keep us on our toes when going through our inboxes.
Yes, today we're all over online snake oil salesman! Maybe you've noticed that I quite enjoy writing posts on the dark side of online business, or more precisely, the dark side of online business education. In other words, I love to stumble upon some hip new douchebag marketer techniques, also known as online snake oil salesmen (in memory of their idols from back in the day in the wild west).
So the other day I got an email. After giving it a thorough 3-second examination, it went straight to my spam folder. Then after a couple of hours, I went back to see it again as it actually was one of the most out of place spam emails I received in a while. It was trying to sound like it was a personally crafted email by a real human who actually visited my site and then wrote the thing. But in the end, it was a lame attempt, mainly because of the topic of the email, which made it clear that the person was just sending mass emails. See for yourself.
Now, the most important question here is this: What's in it for you and how can you learn from my unfortunate mistakes? Here are the things I'm about to discuss: Why I think that writing a 100% personal blog is very unlikely to stand the test of time. How to find out if you're heading towards failure or not. How to launch a personal blog better. When is a good time to pull the plug on such a site.
The topic of doing this or that while on vacation is quite popular among online business people of today, otherwise known as online entrepreneurs. I guess the main reason is that many people find it hard to detach completely during their vacation time and to forget about all forms of work altogether. And, to be honest, I'm somewhat that type of a person too.
I personally love templates. I've always been a fan of finding some structured solutions for common problems or challenges that appear frequently in our lives. For example, why would you try to reinvent the wheel, so to speak, with every headline you write, when you can just use a tested template, something that others have been using for years.
Email marketing is a fairly well-known promotion practice in the modern world. Where by the modern world, I actually mean the online world. In fact, many people tend to see it as the holy grail of any form of online promotion. I'm sure you've heard the term "the money is in the list" once or twice...
Here's a question for today: Are you in a situation where you're waiting for an audience that isn't there? Or providing a product that's simply not attractive to an existing audience? And even if that's the case, how do you find out?
This blueprint is just one of the possible approaches for writing blog posts, but it is my favorite one. The reason why I'm sharing it is because I believe it can be helpful to other bloggers too; especially when faced with a writer's block of any kind.