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    Blogging FAQ: Is It Too Late To Start A Blog In 2024? Your blogging questions answered!

    As you know I’m a big advocate for blogging and I think everybody should start a blog. I’ve been blogging for over 16 years and I have built my whole business around it! I get a lot of questions about blogging all the time. Like is it too late to start a blog? Can you make money with blogging? I don’t have time to blog and more! Some of them are really relevant for 2023, so I thought it’s time to do a blogging FAQ!

    You can always ask me additional questions. Mail them to nm at with the subject “blogging FAQ” and I’ll add your question here!


  • Can You Really Make a Career from Blogging?

    Can You Really Make a Career from Blogging?

    As times change, so do common careers. While there were plenty of chimney sweeps in the Victorian era, there are relatively few today. Times change. Demands change. Perhaps the biggest step that’s changed career options in modern times? Technology changing and advancing. Thanks to the rise in tech and many people now having a laptop or computer of their own at home, time spent in offices and other work premises is less necessary and many people are beginning to work from home and to work for themselves. This independence is great! On top of this, platforms such as blogs and social media and their sheer popularity means that whole new job roles have opened up. Right now, you really can make enough money to live on by blogging! Sure, this might have been a purely personal venture a few months back. But you can now get paid ads and sponsored posts which make blogging a truly viable source of income! So, here are a few steps you might want to take if this is a path you want to pursue! (more…)

  • Stand Out as a New Blogger in 4 Simple Steps

    Stand Out as a New Content Creator in 4 Simple Steps

    Entering the world of content creation at the moment is a pretty scary and overwhelming place. There are so many well established people out there and you feel like a tiny fish in a big pond. Luckily, there are things you can do to stand out online as a new blogger. If you want to become a successful creator you definitely need to consider these ideas and stick with them consistently. It may take some time to get your head around them, but soon enough you will feel ready to conquer the blogosphere!

  • 5 Golden Rules Of A Successful Blog

    5 Golden Rules Of A Successful Blog

    Blogging. You see it everywhere nowadays. It’ll pop up on the bio of your favorite Instagram personality. It’ll be on the website of your Twitter blurb. If you’re a business, it’ll be one of the many pages of your website. There is no denying the effect that social media has had on the world – both personal sites and businesses, and it’s become one of the main ways that we communicate with each other.  (more…)

  • The Building Blocks Of Branding Your Blog

    If you want your blog to be as successful as possible, you need to think about many things at once. One of the main things that you will have to focus on, however, is your marketing. In particular, you are going to have to make sure that your branding is on point, and that is something that you will find yourself working on from the very start if you want it to be effective. Branding a blog is something of a challenge, but only in the ways that it can be challenging to brand any business, so the good news there is that many people have been there before you and know what to do about the many challenges you are likely to face. That means that there are a lot of places to find help out there, but for now we are just going to look at some of the building blocks of branding. Let’s take a look and see what you might need to do. (more…)

  • Using a website builder

    Do you need a website built but are struggling to meet the extortionate costs? Are you worried about getting somebody else to do it encase you’re unhappy with the end result? You’re not alone. Most people feel this way and unfortunately, their concern is not without reason. Every day people are investing their money in web designers who fall up short. And as a result, people end up spending hundreds and hundreds of pounds on a website that not only do they dislike but it is ineffective when it comes to attracting viewers and more importantly customers. (more…)

  • Smart Ways To Diversify The Income From Your Blog

    Smart Ways To Diversify The Income From Your Blog

    If you are one of the many millions of folks out there putting finger-to-keyboard, and regularly sharing your thoughts online, I salute you! Of course, some people do this for the hell of it, while for others it is their way to make a living. In fact, if you fit into the latter category, then the information in my post below is likely to be very helpful to you. After all, it covers the best ways to create multiple income streams from your blog, something that can help you to be as successful and profitable as possible. Read on to find out more.  (more…)

  • 6 Effective Ways To Improve Your Blog

    6 Effective Ways To Improve Your Blog

    Growing a small business is no small feat, but one thing that makes it much easier is an effective blog. While you may view your business blog as a fun addition to the company website, it can be essential to its success. There are numerous benefits of blogging for business, from driving website traffic to building good customer relationships. However, none of this is possible without work. With that in mind, here are six effective ways to improve your business blog.  (more…)

  • Blogging and Money: What You Should Know

    Blogging and Money: What You Should Know

    Many people will tell you to start a blog purely because you love writing and what you’re going to be talking about. They’ll tell you not to start a blog if your goal is to make money, as you’ll quickly get tired of the hard work involved and probably give up. However, blogging and money can go hand in hand in this day and age, and many people are making money from their efforts – whether they have a travel blog, beauty blog, auto blog, or some other kind of blog, people are making money. Why shouldn’t you want that for yourself?

  • What if you can't wait to give up your day job to blog? (ACTION PLAN!)

    What if you can’t wait to give up your day job to blog? (ACTION PLAN!)

    From the outside, blogging can seem like a fast way to make a lot of money. There are bloggers out there who post about how they make 10k a month and ways you can do the same. Read everything about making money and building a great blog in my Ultimate Guide to Blogging. But, even when you apply their principles, you find that you’re nowhere near those earning stats. Hence why many budding bloggers keep their day jobs for at least a year or two.

    The trouble is that keeping up with a full-time career and a time-consuming hustle can get stressful. Not to mention that you probably started this because you hate your day job. As such, the idea of sticking at it for even another six months may drive you wild. And, it may not be necessary after all.

    I’m not going to lie; the idea of making 10k a month straight off the bat, if at all, is unrealistic. But, that’s not to say you can’t give up the day job sooner than you think. All you need to do is put the following plans in place to make it happen.

  • What you need to know to make your blog your business

    What you need to know to make your content creation your business

    If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that consistent content creators are entrepreneurs – many have built huge enterprises from humble beginnings as an influencer. If you have a passion for writing about a particular subject, you may want to see if you can enjoy some of the same success. Below, I’ll talk about what you need to know if you want to make your blog your business.