How to Create a Framework That Helps You Teach Your Passion

Do you have a clearly defined process that summarizes your teaching? As a thought leader/blogger, one of the best uses of your time is to come up with a framework that helps you teach your passion. A framework is a one-page roadmap that visually explains your simple step by step process. A framework is a one-page roadmap […]

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5 Questions All Audiences Want to Know About You

While we advocate blogging your passion, the truth is your blog is not about you. It’s about who you are helping through your passion. It’s about making a difference in the lives of other through the talent, skill and experience you have. It’s a critical point you shouldn’t miss. The Questions Your Audience is Asking […]

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5 Ways People Learn from You

If you’re a blogger, you’re in the information expert empire. This took awhile for me to fully embrace. Early on in my blogging journey, my highest aspiration was to earn money online and remain anonymous behind the scenes. I finally began to realize I was serving no one with this strategy including myself. If you […]

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The 72 Most Tweetable Moments of the Platform Conference

I just recently returned from the Platform Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was an amazing time of connecting with other passionate bloggers and learning at the feet of those I most admire. There was so much wisdom shared at this conference I decided to share it with you in an easy, digestible format. Below […]

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5 Reasons I Switched to Get Response Email List Building Service

How would you feel if you spent several years blogging and collecting thousands of email addresses only to have them all hijacked for a few days? To make things worse, you have no customer support phone number to call to sort things out. This is what happened to a good blogger friend of mine with […]

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6 Ways to Build Trust and Community on Your Blog

As a blogger, how do you build trust with your audience? Is it even all that important to do so? In the great book 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni talks about the need of the leader to demonstrate vulnerability first in order to build trust. He says: “The most important action that a […]

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How Do You Narrow Down Your Many Passions to Just One?

Many of us would classify ourselves as multi-passionate.  I know I have certainly struggled in the past with the following questions: Which of my many passions is the best choice for starting a blog? Out of all my passions which one resonates best with others? What if the passion I want to blog about has […]

The One Question You Have to Get Right to Build a Tribe

There’s talk all over the web about building a tribe. What exactly is a tribe to begin with? As Jeff Goins defines it a tribe is “a unique group of fans, friends and followers who resonate with your worldview.” I believe that is the essence of what a tribe is all about. There are really 5 shared principles […]

If You\'re Not Passionate About Your Message, Don\'t Start a Blog

I received an email from a reader recently asking for my opinion. According to their words, they had narrowed down their blog topic to two “profitable” niches and couldn’t decide which one would earn them the most money. They wanted me to decide for them (Oh, and I got their permission to share my advice […]