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When I first spoke about guest authors posting at Blogging Tips I advised readers that authors will sometimes have a different opinion from myself on some topics but I was of the opinion that it could a good thing.

Mani Karthik posted an article here last week entitled ‘If you are reading this on an RSS reader – your’e a loser!‘ which has made me think more about this topic. Mani talked about the post yesterday and mentioned how the title was intended to provoke some readers into commenting. Mani had emailed me about the post last week and was curious to see how readers would react. My opinion on the subject is that whilst an offensive type post title can help encourage comments, it can also alienate readers. It’s not something I would personally do intentionally, not my style 🙂

Having a different opinion from your authors

Your bound to have a different opinion from your guest authors on some topics but I don’t believe this to be a bad thing. Infact, I believe this to be a very good thing. I wouldn’t want a guest blogger to mimic what I have said and I don’t believe readers would either.

I like authors to have a different view on some subjects and I like my opinions to be challenged from time to time. However there is a world of difference between two authors having a different view on something and completely contradicting what the other author has said. For example, imagine I wrote a post this week telling readers that taking part in link trains was a waste of time but 2 days later a guest author posted about how fantastic link trains are. It would confuse readers and I’m sure the blog would lose it’s reputation because of it. Clearly two authors giving conflicting advice is bad for a blog.

Do you need to read from the same page as your authors?

Multi author blogs and blogs who frequently have guest authors are in a position to give their readers a different opinion on some topics but as I mentioned, conflicting advice is not good for a blog.

Whilst blog authors do not have to be ‘reading from the same page’ per say, their views should at least be on the same side of the fence for major issues.

Some may disagree with me on this but I believe that minor issues can be discussed publicly on your blog. For example, I would consider my difference of opinion with Mani about using a post title to ‘provoke’ comments to be a minor issue ie. it’s something that some people will agree with Mani on and some people will agree with me on and I’m open minded enough to appreciate that (infact someone has already linked to Mani’s post stating that he agrees with him).

There has been some debate recently about whether guest blogging is a good thing or not but I am someone who is in favour of it. You need to give authors freedoom to post about what they want on your blog but it is also important to remember that your readers do not want to be reading an opinion on something one day and a conflicting opinion the next. Speak to your authors beforehand if you believe this could be a problem.

I have not seen this topic discussed anywhere else on the web so I’d love to hear readers opinion on all this. If you know of a good article which has covered this please leave a link in the comment area.

Thanks,
Kevin

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Kevin Muldoon is a professional blogger with a love of travel. He writes regularly about topics such as WordPress, Blogging, Productivity and Social Media on his personal blog and provides support to bloggers at Rise Forums. He can also be found on Twitter @KevinMuldoon and .

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What Do You Sell and How Do You Sell It?

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One easy way to make money blogging is to get clear on calling folks to buy your stuff and hire you.

Invest in my blogging course.

Visit my blog for blogging ebooks and blogging audiobooks.

Advertise on my blog.

Paypal me.

See how easy?

I clearly call you to invest.

You invest.

Simply put, knowing what you sell and how you sell it increases your blogging profits because people respond to your energy.

Prior lines? Each feels clear and comfortable to me. I know what I offer. Of course I know how I offer it. How, meaning, how I feel offering.

Imagine feeling light, airy, calm, confident and detached as you call readers to buy or hire. Money feelings. Good.

But imagine feeling heavy, resistant, uncomfortable, awkward or embarrassed calling readers to buy or hire.

Your greatest pro blogging success occurs by shifting from heavy to light during money calls.

Or feeling light, airy, detached and clear on calls because you freely share what you sell and sell with clarity results in big blogging profits.

Audio Books

I note a spike in audio book sales and reviews. Of course I barely touched my audio books over 3 years. I generate almost completely passive income; the audio books sell themselves.

After seeing royalty payments recently I pondered the passive blogging income; I barely actively sell ‘em so the what and how seems non-existent. But detaching just lets what and how unfold gracefully and beautifully, resulting in virtually complete passive income.

This was from my trip to Bali.

Getting almost 100% clear on what and how results in ever increasing, passive profits.

Why?

Blogging is energy.

Blogging Energy

Imagine feeling clear on receiving money from someone. You just accept it.

A friend buys lunch. You cheerily accept.

Why?

Your energy dictates you clearly accept and enjoy the money or purchase.

Ditto for blogging income streams. Emit the same clear, relaxed, accepting, receiving energy. Money flows to you thru clear streams. Of course my audiobooks sell passively; I am clear on that channel.

Boosting your blogging profits requires you freely offer what you sell and sell from a clear, confident, abundant, knowing, detached energy.

Example; note how I include 1 or more calls to action for all blog posts and videos. I offer what I sell freely. My readers never need guess. Clarity. No hiding or awkwardness or discomfort. I am clear. I sell.

How do I sell? Of course, from a calm, clear, confident, knowing I am successful energy. Naturally, I sell and profit because my energy around what and how feels clear to me.

Next Level Profits

Profit like top bloggers in your niche.

Get clear on receiving money.

Visualize yourself owning ample money. Feel rich.

I enjoy counting money in mind so it feels real to me. Swiftly, I make money through iTunes, Bitcoin and Quora, as has been the case recently.

Bitcoin and Quora are neither directly related to blogging but so goes money; it cares not channels, it justs finds bloggers clear on receiving money. Plus my blogging related profits increase too.

Picturing your wealth serves you because what feels real in mind flows into your experience.

Money and worldly success find you through profitable ideas, people and circumstances.

Execute the ideas from a chill, relaxed energy. Profit.

Freely offer what you offer. Promote yourself through every blog post and video. Tell us what you sell; we want to buy it. Sell with clarity. Know success and profits are yours; promote with clarity, detachment and a knowing that you already have profits because mind owns profits.

Blogging Is Not That Hard for Mind Scientists

Every day, my email inbox delights me.

My visualization sessions yield fascinating, profitable opportunities.

Mind creates reality.

As within, so without.

Blogging is not that hard at all for bloggers who visualize success, who feel rich, who count their blogging wins and who keep things positive.

Success follows success-focused bloggers.

Profits follow rich-feeling, riches-seeing bloggers.

As within, so without.

Get clear on selling and receiving money.

Profit.

 

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How to Be an Organized Blogger

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Do you feel 100% organized?

If so you are on the ball.

Awesome.

But if you need direction I have tips for you.

I sit in Manila now. I write my 2nd blog post today at the airport.

Bloggers success-focused make time to blog because this crowd organizes their blog and self effectively.

How to Be an Organized Blogger

I see my success vision. Being organized is easy.

Organizing your blogging day makes blogging easy. Imagine everything lining up perfectly. Welcome to my day.

No matter what happens I proceed from calm confidence.

Sound good?

Let’s dive in.

Invest Money in Blogging Resources

Invest money in my 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.

Live your dreams by organizing yourself effectively.

My course outlines 11 steps to follow to succeed. Feel organized, orderly and clear by following each fundamental. Easy peasy.

Imagine me laying out what you need to do to succeed with your blog. Doesn’t that feel good? Don’t you feel clear, confident and organized, knowing I give you 11 steps to succeed?

Blogging resources from top pros organize your thoughts, feelings and actions. Invest in my course. Buy a blueprint. Be organized.

Visualize Your Dreams

Dream big dreams.

Visualize your dreams to be organized.

Dreaming big dreams creates order in your mind. Thoughts flow smoothly, calmly and confidently to you. Imagine how organized you’d feel as thoughts flow smoothly through your mind.

Seeing your dreams in vivid detail alerts you; you have it. Dreams preview life experience.

Knowing your dream flows to you, you blog from an organized, calm, confident, detached, knowing energy.

Add as many details to your mental picture as possible. I make my vision feel real to be organized, efficient and effective.

Blog from a Calm, Detached, Knowing Energy

Everything is energy.

Organized bloggers blog from a calm, detached, knowing energy.

I am relaxed sitting in an airport in the Philippines now. No worry, no stress, no hurry, no disorganized, jumbled thoughts.

This was from my 5 week trip to Turkey.

how to be an organized blogger

Take a deep breath. Slow down. Calm down. Success finds you as you blog from an organized, relaxed energy.

Do Only a Few Things

I blog organized because my mind races not in 100 directions with 100 things to do.

I sell my course.

I sell my eBooks.

I sell my audio books.

I write blog posts, broadcast videos and comment on blogs.

Simple.

Easy peasy.

Bloggers organize their day effectively by doing only a few things.

No sense adding disorganized chaos by trying to master many disciplines. Impossible, anyway, because where your energy goes, grows. Give energy to 10 disciplines and none grow. Of course you become disorganized too, trying to wear many hats. But doing a few things only ensures you see rapid growth in those few areas.

This is why people call me the king of guest posting, the king of blog commenting and I landed a featured on John Chow Dot Com as a live video blogger to follow.

Care for Your Mind and Body

I do 90 minutes of yoga daily plus I exercise for 60 minutes daily.

Taking care of mind and body helps me be organized because feeling good leads to organization.

Highly successful bloggers take care of their mind and body to reach the top of their niche. Walk. Meditate. Do deep yin yoga.

Self care leads to self organization.

Beware Robotic Practical Tips

I am organized whether I check email once daily, once every 2 days or 30 times daily. Makes no difference. I am an energetic being of feelings, not a mindless robot.

Never organize your blogging day based on robotic, practical tips because said tips may not work for you.

Organize yourself and your blog by listening to your intuition before all else.

You may vibe with 1 or 4 of the above tips. Listen to the voice within. Take what works for you.

Get organized.

Observe Top Bloggers Closely

Top bloggers offer you clues for better organizing.

Some top pros only read 1-2 sentence emails and ignore all else. Doing so reduces all unclear noise in his inbox and keeps him organized.

I learned how to be organized by studying the most organized bloggers on earth; the big dawgs.

Learn from the best to be effective, efficient and organized.

Being an organized blogger takes practice but all practice leads toward greater success.

I never could circle the globe and succeed online if I was not organized.

Order your thoughts.

Order your feelings.

Organize your mind.

All begins from within.

Organizing begins with organized thoughts and feelings.

Feel good.

Enjoy the blogging ride.

Get organized.

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7 Ways to Promote Your Blogging Course

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Have you invested in my blogging audio course?

Invest in it today.

I help you live your wildest dreams through blogging.

As I cruise 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, I think of increasing blogging course sales by promoting effectively.

How you promote determines how you live.

How to Promote Your Online Course the Right Way

Since I promote my stuff effectively I enjoy life offline as I circle the globe, living in places like Thailand, Fiji, Bali and Costa Rica for months at a time.  I feel clear on the course and think abundance by promoting the course in multiple spots. Exposure and sales find the course and me, allowing me to be a full time blogger who travels the world.

Customers found my course through a few methods.

Increasing sales, course awareness, happy, successful bloggers and boosted rep all flow to successful promoters.

Plus you generate passive income. Not bad for someone who travels like I do.

Let’s dive in.

1: Embed Code

I embed code to promote my course sometimes.

Embed codes offer graphic, easy to purchase reminders because a picture and buy button speaks a powerful message.

Folks love images. We think in pictures.

This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.

how to promote your online course

Buy buttons give customers clear instructions.

Embed code promoting your course at mid point or post blog post.

Tap into this graphic, clear course promoting method.

Add embed codes to sidebars for even greater course exposure. People scan sidebars, spot your course and more eyeballs feast on your offering.

2: Email Signature Link

I link to my blogging course via email signature.

Seize this high traffic source and boost sales in the process.

Drop a tidy link below your email avatar. Drip the link with sugary benefits. Or just name the course. Either approach works.

People hop in and out of email all day. Grab maximum exposure through email signature links.

Add a tiny, eye-catching image to boost your course advertising with an attractive visual reminder.

3: Broadcast Live and Link In

I promote my blogging course via live and link.

I broadcast live on Facebook regularly. Sometimes I promote the course directly. Other times I tackle a blogging topic and link to my course.

Live video wins now and in the future. Humans glue themselves to their phones for live video.

People build deeper bonds with human, genuine bloggers who employ live video. Puts a name with a face. Or reminds readers you are more than just words on a screen.

Broadcast live frequently. Link to your blogging course frequently.

Get clear on promoting by showing up.

4: Pin on Twitter

Use the Pin feature to Pin your course in the highest profile spot in your Twitter stream.

Increase sales by promoting courses in front of prying Twitter eyes.

I see sweet engagement via Likes and Retweets using this approach.

Easy as pie.

Add an image for a promotional boost.

Toss in tags to target customers and increase course sales.

Use as many characters as possible. Set up the tweet with a strong benefit. Increase course exposure.

5: Promote Via Warrior Forum Sig File

I link to my course via Warrior Sig File.

AKA; tag line or bio line.

Easy way to increase sales. Of course Warrior drives heavy, targeted traffic for generous bloggers like myself.

Help people freely on forums to get more eyeballs on your sig file.

6: Post Inspirational Updates to Facebook Groups

I share inspirational tidbits to Facebook Groups with my course link and travel photos.

Facebookers love these punchy, powerful updates. Plus I grab more blogging course exposure.

Share uplifting content. Be positive. Inspire people.

Link to your blogging course.

Promote only in Groups aligned with your niche. Make every video and course link count.

7: Flesh Out 1 Section Via Blog Post or Guest Post

I broke down each of the 11 fundamentals of successful blogging via individual guest post on Blogging Tips.

Writing posts designed to flesh out course mods is a simple way to promote the blogging course.

Folks enjoy your breakdown, need to learn more and click the course link.

Mindset Stuff

Sell more courses by focusing on successful sales.

Visualize yourself selling courses and receiving money to sell courses and receive money.

Allow the image to feel real in mind. Tap into your emotions. Paint a mental picture rich with details.

As within, so without.

Course sales flow to bloggers who think, feel and act wealthy.

Profit through the above promotional channels.

See riches in mind to make money blogging through your course.

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