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Blogging Tips for Pros: You Are the Big Break You Need

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I want to help you step into a pro blogging mindset because these blogging tips for pros align you with success.

During a peaceful walk through a serene village in Northern Thailand today I watched an inspiring video. The individual shared a golden nugget that can change your blogging career dramatically.

He noted; everybody wants to change the world or change other people but few want to change themselves.

Successful, happy, free bloggers change themselves first. After changing themselves by changing their mind and by changing their energy, their circumstances change.

Blogging Tips for Pros

You may be looking for a big blogging break like:

  • getting featured on Forbes
  • gaining major media coverage
  • publishing a viral blog post

Expect good things to happen. Success follows.

But you cannot wait around for some big break to happen because the big break happens after you change your mindset. Many bloggers try to force a meeting with a top pro blogger. Many bloggers pitch pros to get links on top blogs. But the bloggers who actually succeed understand that before trying to land a feature on Fox News, Forbes or Entrepreneur you actually need to think, act and be a successful blogger. The results aka feature mirrors back to you via your success consciousness.

You need to change yourself and your mindset to understand that you are the big break. You are the breakthrough. Nothing outside of you changes until you change your energy, focusing on success, love and helping people.

How I Spent this Morning

I went for a peaceful walk in a Thai village. During the walk I recorded a video.

I then returned home, took a shower, played with the dogs and spent a little time relaxing in the hammock as I commented on blogs and responded to friends on Facebook via my phone.

Here I am, in action, this morning in Thailand:

blogging tips for pros

Instead of running around like a mad man, trying to get people to come to me, trying to land features, trying to boost sales, I simply had fun commenting and responding, then I took a nap. I know success comes from within. I have posture. I am the big break, the turning point. Nothing outside of me makes it happen. I just chill, focus on success and help folks from a relaxed vibe, and I also spend hours offline enjoying my dream life.

Blogging success is inside-out. You vibe at a success energy from a calm space and worldly success finds you. Your job-intent-goal is to keep vibing success, to learn how to blog from successful bloggers, to learn how to act from successful bloggers, to learn how to carry yourself from successful bloggers, then you surely see success.

How Big Breaks or Big Features Occur

Click these links to see where I have been featured:

Those signals of outside success manifested because I felt successful on the inside. I helped folks from a clear, confident, posturing, successful energy, not as a humble, weak, self-defeating servant.

I was not looking for a big break. I knew I was the big break. Naturally, the big breaks flowed to me. I created the breakthroughs, within.

I never pitched contributors from any of those sites. Everybody came to me because I was not looking for a change or breakthrough; I was the change, or breakthrough.

Study Successes

The best thing you can do is study success, share success and act like a success by sharing all of your wins.

Being this type of person helps you realize that all change occurs within, with your attitude. Do not push things or force things by trying to manipulate pros. Have posture. Help people from an assured, confident energy. Link to top blogging pros like Mike Allton. Align with his success. He teaches you how to become a superstar blogger by being patient, persistent, generous and to note all those details that assured pro bloggers pay attention to.

Professional Blogging Gets Easier if You Do Mindset Work

Let’s say you buy into this blog post. You know now that blogging tips for pros work beautifully if you raise your energy and blog inside-out.

You decide to think, act and be like a successful blogger before working-playing today.

Instantly, you will feel calm, at peace and at ease. Success is yours. You know this. So you confidently help folks but only give your attention to success and love. You ignore tire kickers without their tactics even bothering you, because you focus only on success. Paying clients seem to pop up left and right. People review your eBook. People hire you more freely. Folks buy your stuff more quickly.

Creating and connecting becomes easy. No work. Just play. Plus you enjoy freedom by spending hours offline, playing with your kids, watching TV, catching the movies and going out to eat.

Features on world famous blogs find you. Like me.

One Important Distinction

I’ve learned that this success-dream-freedom deal through blogging doesn’t take time as much as it takes diligent mental focus to feel:

  • loved
  • successful
  • whole and complete
  • a pure knowing that success is yours

because when you cultivate these feelings you do not focus on what you do not have, and, you focus little on time, because you are in the moment.

When you are focused on love and fun and success you do not focus on time because you are in the moment. 3 weeks may pass and since you still focus on success and being loved and cared for, you feel awesome and you are in the moment, so you barely notice the 3 weeks. You see success unfold around you; a client here, more traffic there, more rest and greater results, more search traffic and sales while you are on vacation. Pretty sweet guys.

Is There Are Barrier to this Success Consciousness Inside-Out Thinking?

Temporary discomfort.

Shifting from failure consciousness to success consciousness may feel uncomfortable in moments but seeing how folks react to you favorably and how success finds you with greater ease does feel good. Really good. Feeling really good allows your success consciousness to unfold. Delicious cycle.

Why Don’t More Pro Bloggers Share this Inside-Out Success Consciousness Secret?

Because:

  • most pro bloggers do this on auto pilot
  • most pro bloggers do this naturally
  • most pro bloggers are completely under the illusion that their actions alone yield success when it is mind-energy and their chosen vibe that moves them into action and inaction which promotes success.

You will succeed as surely as you are breathing right now.

Own success.

Claim it.

All success flows from your inner world.

 

 

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Ryan Biddulph is the owner of Blogging From Paradise. He's a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. Ryan can help you become a full time blogger with his course.

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A Blogger’s Guide to Broken Link Building

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The internet is broken (literally).

Millions – if not billions – of links get broken daily due to expired hosting, incorrect site migrations, and typing errors.

That’s not good news for the respective site owners.

For link builders, however, the broken links present huge opportunities.

In this article, you will learn how to leverage these opportunities in the form of broken link building.

I will show you the exact process of scouring the web for broken links that you can turn into a backlink to your site!

Why do broken link building?

Before we begin, you need to understand why broken link building is one of the best ways to build a formidable link profile for your site.

And here’s the answer:

It’s all about reciprocation.

If you do something nice for the site owner, there’s a good chance that s/he will return the favor in kind.

In this case, if you point out broken links on a site owner’s page, s/he could be more willing to link back to one of your pages as a way of thanking you.

This principle is well above other link building tactics where people demand links from sites without giving something in return.

Let’s put it this way:

If I don’t scratch your back, will you scratch mine?

(Answer: probably not)

And that’s the thing with broken link building. Both parties benefit from this tactic.

The site owner points to pages within the content that work. You gain a backlink for your effort.

It’s a win-win!

Now that we’ve discussed the why, let’s hop onto how you can proceed with your broken link building campaign.

Below are the exact steps that you should follow to properly pull off this tactic for your blog:

Find resource pages

Have you heard of resource pages?

You know, pages with lots of outbound links related to a specific topic?

Here’s an example of one:

resource page example

This page is a treasure trove for broken links!

The goal of resource pages is to provide visitors with information from third-party pages about a topic.

However, as the years go by, some of the sites no longer operate, which render their links broken.

And site owners don’t have the time to check each link on the page one by one and see if they work.

Therefore, consider this your job of helping them out.

By identifying the broken links, you can request to get one of your blog posts included in the page!

More importantly, site owners are more willing to link back to you on their resource pages. This is only assuming that the blog post you want a link from is relevant to the topic.

But first, we need to find resource pages related to your blog’s niche.

Hop on to Google and use the following search query:

[Niche] resource page

Replace [niche] with your actual niche.

From here, Google will return results of resource pages that you comb through. Click on each of the pages and keep the best ones in a spreadsheet.

Find broken links from pages

neil patel 404

Here’s an example of a broken page.

It’s a page on a blog or site informing you that the link you visited no longer exists.

Your goal, therefore, is to find 404 pages or broken links from resource pages!

Using the Chrome extension, Check My Links, helps find broken links.

It’s what you need for quickly checking pages for broken links.

Install it and it’ll appear as a small checked icon alongside your address bar. Clicking it automatically scans links in the page.

broken link using check my links

It gets highlighted in red if there’s a broken link, together with an error report at the text’s right side.

Using the same spreadsheet, keep the pages with broken links and remove the ones without.

Find the email of the site owner

The next step is to inform site owners about the broken link.

However, you can only do this if there is a contact page or an email address available on the site.

But what if they don’t have either?

Not to worry – there’s FindThatLead to the rescue!

It’s another Chrome extension that lets you find email addresses of people who own or work on the site.

By installing and clicking on its icon, you will see the different emails of people who are part of the organization.

Findthatlead

To help verify their emails, you must click on the check icon. It shows if it’s either GUESS or VALID. Filter out the guesses and keep the valid ones.

Inform site owner about the broken link

Once you have their emails, you need to craft a message informing them about the broken links.

Since you’ll be sending to as many site owners as possible, the process even becomes tedious and repetitive.

However, there’s a way you can automate the process to make the job easier for you.

Gmail’s Canned Response allows you to create an email template you can use for your broken link building campaign.

Therefore, instead of crafting new emails talking about the same thing, you can pull out the template and fill in the blanks for each new site owner!

gmail canned responses

In the email template, address the site owner by their first name. It’s the first step of personalizing your campaign.

Next, talk about how you came across their page. You were probably looking for resource pages to help you write a post about the topic they’re covering.

After that, point out the broken link on the page. It’s the very purpose of the email, after all.

Now, here’s the most important part:

Mention that your blog has a similar page that can replace the broken one.

In this part, don’t make it sound like you’re forcing your link to be included in the page. Just suggest your link to the site owner.

Give them the choice to either include your link or not. You have to trust them to make the best decision for their page.

Here are other tips on help you write the template:

  • Make your email short and sweet. Your recipient is more likely to read the entire email. It’ll also be easier for them to understand and follow your requests.
  • Be professional by maintaining the proper grammar and punctuation.
  • Follow up with another email once or twice if they don’t respond. But more than that, and you end up spamming someone.
  • Be polite and know that you’re just asking a favor. If they ignore your emails after multiple times of reaching out to them, move on to the next site.

Finally, review the results of the campaign with the template you’re using. If the response rate is low, maybe you need to tweak your template to generate better responses.

Conclusion

As you can see, broken link building is more about building relationships more than everything else.

Once you click “Send,” there’s nothing much you can do about it.

They may link to your site on their resource page. They may not.

However, as mentioned earlier, you need to trust people to do the right thing.

If you pull off your broken link building campaign flawless, they will link to your blog posts 100% of the time!

If you’re not confident in developing and implementing this campaign, you can ask agencies like SEOExplode that offers SEO services with years of experience in link building.

They will help guide you in the process of broken link building. This way, you can develop a link profile that will bolster your blog’s SEO performance.

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Beware Who You Trust for Advice

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Sometimes I ask questions on Quora.

I asked a question recently about shadow boxing while walking and if this practice burns calories.

Peep 2 answers.

 

I was a personal trainer and fitness nut for 20 years. I know shadow boxing does in fact burn calories and help you get more ripped because since doing it every single day during my walks, my arms are becoming as defined as ropes. True; shadow-boxing does not increase muscle mass. But the individual gave me a false, untrue answer because he fears what he looks like and cares about the opinions of others. He is not shadow boxing while walking or jogging because it is not effective; he fears people will look at him and believe he is a fruit loop, whatever that means.

Yikes.

Exhibit B.

 

This individual actually offers honest, truthful advice; shadow-boxing while walking burns more calories. If he ended it there, the advice would have been helpful. But he also fears criticism, aka, what people think about him, so his fears advise me not to do the extra calorie burning thing, because I would look like a Rocky wannabe jerk.

Yikes.

Two well-meaning guys who offer poor fitness advice because each guy deeply fears what people think about them. If I was not a fitness pro I’d have believed their inaccurate advice and would have cheated myself out of calorie burning. All because of the illusion of fear and its hold over most of humanity.

Blogging Advice

Before you trust blogging advice, check the source. Does the blogger:

  • radiate happiness?
  • radiate compassion?
  • exude success?
  • inspire you to succeed?
  • uplift bloggers?

If so, awesome. Trust the advice because you know the person offers advice from love, harmony and truth.

But if someone adds a fear-based element to the advice – like the fitness guys above who fear what people think about them and allowed their fears to become a projection on me – you know it’s bad advice because fear is not real, an illusion, and stepping into illusion moves you away from truth.

The Truth

If you burn more calories, you burn more fat and get ripped. This is truth. Shadow boxing while walking made me super ripped so the truth shines through. But if I stopped shadow-boxing while walking because I feared what people thought about me or what they’d say about me, I would step into the illusion of fear, away from truth, and would not be as ripped and cut as I am now.

Imagine if I listened to those 2 fear-fitness guys last month when I returned home? I’d look a lot more like Olive Oil and less like Bruce Lee.

Be careful about who you trust for blogging advice guys. Most people mean well – like the fitness dudes – but project their deep fears onto you and offer poor, or downright terrible, blogging advice. I have compassion for afraid bloggers but I won’t listen to their illusory advice.

One Such Example

Many top bloggers feel terror at losing email subscribers so offer advice based on the fear. Meanwhile, guys like me who have no such fear offer advice to help you bond deeply with your most rabid fans through email, exponentially increasing your success. Loss is impossible in a Universe of abundance.

Who do you think inspires you to live your dreams?

The blogger offering advice from the illusion of fear, pulling you away from truth, into smoke, mirrors, and appearances, not really there?

Or the blogger offering advice from truth and abundance.

Follow heart-centered bloggers.

Live your dreams.

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Do You Establish Work at Home Boundaries?

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Some people love attention.

I know a few who do their best to grab my attention. Phone calls, emails, cryptic Facebook Messages.

I ignore everything and every one outside of what I do in the moment since I set up work at home boundaries. I close the door and go into my office. No way I stop working for anything or anyone who starves for my attention. The house could burn down and I would scoot out at the last minute because work time is work time and I do nothing else save work during work time.

If you do not respect your time, people will not respect your time. If you give people your time whenever they want your time, for:

  • favors
  • gossip
  • small talk
  • chats
  • general BS

people will gladly ask for favors, engage in gossip, engage in small talk, chat you up and BS for hours, because you chose not to establish work at home boundaries.

100% of the time, if people appear to be using you or eating up your precious time, it is your fault. People treat you how you choose to treat yourself.

How a Happy and Successful Blogger Sets Up Work at Home Boundaries

Easy; I close the door, walk into the office and get to work. I do not leave the office until I complete my work. My phone? I turn it off. I check email rarely. I only check Messenger 2-3 times daily for 5 minutes at a clip.

I set up definite, clear, work at home boundaries to respect my time. People reflect my time-respecting back to me. Easy peasy.

If someone tries to grab my attention through Messenger, or the land line, or through email, or at the door, I completely ignore attempts made to grab my attention and time. Boundaries folks; you need to be clear and firm on your work at home boundaries to ensure everybody else respects your boundaries.

You Are Walking into a Word Office

Would a friend, family member or casual neighbor barge into your 9-5 job office asking for a favor? Would said folks barge into your 9-5 job office to spread the latest gossip? Nope. Then why allow said folks to barge into your work at home office to do similar things? Nope. Put up boundaries. Door closes. Enter office. You are busy. You are working. Even my 3 year old niece understands when Uncle Ryan goes to work in the home office. Everybody else can easily grasp this concept.

What About Impatient or Desperate Online Folks?

I completely ignore impatient, fear-filled, desperate folks who demand I answer Messenger or email requests in 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or in 24 hours. I respect my time and completely ignore people who do not respect my time.

I built my blogging business almost completely on a passive income model so nothing I do online is time sensitive. I have answered most questions 1,000 to 10,000 times through my courses, eBooks, blog posts and videos. It is up to these awesome but unclear folks to find and use the answers I created, to improve their lives.

I am generous daily, publishing a blog post and/or video. Plus I published about 800 posts on Blogging Tips, and over 2,000 posts on Blogging From Paradise. It is on the impatient folks screaming for my attention to follow my blog posts, guest posts, videos, eBooks and courses because I answered their questions many times.

People treat you exactly how you teach them to treat you. I have posture so I set up work at home boundaries for offline and online folks.

Respect your time and work schedule and other folks will do the same.

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