• as your blog grows' the reasons you should hire a virtual assistant will really start to rack up.

    Why you Should Hire a Virtual Assistant as a Blogger

    My guess is that when you started your blog, you probably didn’t think you’d ever be wondering how on Earth you would hire a virtual assistant. The truth is, not many of us (myself included) started our blogs with a view to outsourcing the workload. The whole point of starting a blog is that it’s your own; your space to do with as you please, run the way you want it to run, and hopefully make a bit of cash on the side.   But here’s the thing, hiring a VA doesn’t take away from any of that. Your blog is still your space, your virtual baby, and good VA’s…

  • I used to read a lot. I mean, I'm an English Lit graduate, so this time 10 years ago I was consuming 6 classics a semester. I was known for walking around with my nose stuck in a book (literally) and only narrowly avoiding lampposts (most of the time). But it wasn't until recently that I started reading regularly again, and this time my focus was firmly rooted in how to grow your blog.

    3 Books that Will Help Grow your Blog

    I used to read a lot. I mean, I’m an English Lit graduate, so this time 10 years ago I was consuming 6 classics a semester. I was known for walking around with my nose stuck in a book (literally) and only narrowly avoiding lampposts (most of the time). But it wasn’t until recently that I started reading regularly again, and this time my focus was firmly rooted in how to grow your blog.     Reading to grow your blog   For most of us, when we have kids, the chance to sit down and relax with a good page turner pretty much disappears. I’ve picked up the odd…

  • The vibes of spring should definitely have an influence on planning your blog content, though. Spring is all about new life. and your blog can always benefit from being given a bit more life. Recycling and re-purposing isn't just for furniture and Gok Wan (or if you share my taste, Max McMurdo ;-)) When you publish a blog post, you give it life. When you re-purpose your content, you breathe new life into it. The more life your content has, the more likely it is to be noticed, shared, and have the impact on your people that you want it to.

    Why Spring Should Influence Planning your Blog Content + 21 Ideas!

    When you think of spring, you might think of spring cleaning, spring recycling, or upcycling and re-purposing old furniture for a fresh new look. Your probably don’t immediately think about planning your blog content.     Planning your Blog Content this Spring   The vibes of spring should definitely have an influence on planning your blog content, though. Spring is all about new life, and your blog can always benefit from being given a bit more life.  isn’t just for furniture and Gok Wan (or if you share my taste, Max McMurdo ;-))     When you publish a blog post, you give it life. When you re-purpose your content,…

  • It’s way more prudent to focus on building on the traffic you already have, making sure those people come back, and making absolutely certain that if when your ideal reader lands on your site they find what they’re looking for.

    How to Increase Blog Traffic – 7 WordPress Productivity Plugins

    We all want to know how to increase blog traffic right? More traffic means more eyes on your content, more sales (if you’re selling) and more chance of helping  your ideal reader.   But should we even be worrying about how to increase blog traffic at all?   I’ll be honest, when I first started blogging I thought traffic was it. The one thing that was going to make my blog a success. The only thing that I really needed to worry about and focus on. In reality, it’s all well and good trying to increase traffic, but if you’re fighting a constant battle to gain new traffic every month,…

  • You don't need to be aiming for millions of pounds (and you probably shouldn't be either) because just like with any other business, your blog productivity tools and processes will be the key to simply making a sustainable living from your blog.

    Do I Need Blog Productivity Tools to be a Successful Blogger?

    If you’ve just started blogging, or even if you’re thinking of starting a blog, you might not be thinking about blog productivity tools. At least not to the extent that you should be.     I mean, it’s just writing blog posts and a bit of social media, right?! Well yes, maybe. If you’re not too bothered about making your blog your business, escaping the 9-5 rat race, or even just making enough money so that your family can be comfortable with you present, then sure; it’s just writing posts and a bit of social media.     So Why Are Blog Productivity Tools Important?   , succeed as a…