20 Example Blog Media/Press Kits for Your Inspiration

20 Media Kit Examples for BloggersHands down, one of my most helpful articles for bloggers who want to connect with brands is How to Make a Media Kit that ROCKS. In it, I outline 10 easy steps to creating a media kit that will help you shine with potential brand partners and sponsors for your blog.

But as popular as this post is, there was one crucial thing missing:

Examples.

A few weeks ago I sent out the all-call to my mailing list, asking my readers if they’d be willing to share their media kits to help great bloggers like you. And do you know what? They DID.Continue Reading >>

How to Stop Throwing Away Your Blog Traffic and Get More Subscribers

One simple trick to help you get more blog subscribersIf you’ve been struggling to build your subscriber list – despite focusing on serving the needs of one specific reader – despite asking the #1 question that will gain you a loyal following – despite dishing out the best content you can…

You’re probably making a mistake that is going to cripple your ability to grow your subscriber list.

Let me back up.

Every time you show your reader a link, you’re inviting her to leave the page she’s currently reading to follow that link. You know that, right?

If you’ve read my post on how to convert Pinterest visitors to subscribers, you know it’s important to prioritize what’s in your sidebar and to get rid of anything that would prevent people from subscribing to your blog. So if you’re like my standard reader, you’ll ditch the blog awards, toss the blogroll, and cut down on your ads to the ones that are truly making you some money.

But you’ve probably overlooked the one thing that’s even worse for your subscriber numbers, innocently thinking that it’s helping you. Continue Reading >>

The #1 Question You Should Be Asking Your Blog Readers

The fastest way to grow your blog starts with THIS question...When I was in college, I had a professor who was fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (better known as MIT) and in his first year of teaching. He was a brilliant linguist – a genius if ever there was one – but his first semester teaching undergrads at B.U. wasn’t going so hot.

Did you ever meet someone who was so smart that they couldn’t connect with other people? Well, for about six weeks, the other students and I had this professor pegged as that guy.Continue Reading >>