The ONE Thing in Common with All Successful Bloggers

One of my favorite novels of all time is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Did you know that for years Charles Dickens wrote in obscurity? He spent three years writing for the Evening Chronicle for no payment. Eventually, much to the surprise of Dickens, he was approached by a young publisher who wanted to […]

3 Ways Amazon Ranks Kindle Books and How to Get More Downloads

Did you know that 40% of what Amazon collects in ebooks gets paid out to self published authors? Last year that amounted to over $212 million dollars in royalties. As we discussed in a previous post, you don’t have to wait for permission. Right now you can sit down at your computer, pour out your […]

You Don’t Have to Wait for Permission

In May of 2012, I published my first Kindle book. Every single month since then, I receive monthly royalty checks from Amazon. Whenever I’m asked: “Jonathan, what’s the fastest way to earn money online?” My response is to write and publish a Kindle book. Amazon already has millions of people searching for books to read […]

How to Turn Your Blog into a Great Book Concept with Chad Allen [Podcast]

How do I take my blog and turn it into a great book concept? I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Chad Allen and ask that very question. Chad is the Editorial Director for Baker Books and has personally worked with hundreds of authors over the past 15 years. He has the keen […]

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4 Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas on Any Topic

Have any of these questions crossed your mind: “I haven’t published a blog post in awhile, but I just don’t know what to write about.” “I don’t feel inspired to write.” “I’m not good with coming up with ideas on things to write about.” We have all faced the blinking cursor syndrome. The only way […]

How to use Personal Stories to Make You a Better Blogger

Learn how to connect deeper with your audience by sharing more of you

Do you remember as a kid when you had to make up games in the car? I’m the oldest of three boys and we especially became bored on long trips. We had no iPods to listen to and no in-car DVD player to watch movies. One of our favorite games was to make up stories. […]

How to Easily Manage an Editorial Calendar with Garrett Moon [Podcast]

Blogging consistently is hard work. Every blog begins as a side hustle project. You have a passion for your topic. You envision helping thousands of people. You get excited about the idea of earning a living doing what you enjoy. Then comes the hard work. Finding time to blog, knowing what to write ahead of […]

3 Questions to Ask Before You Write That Blog Post [Podcast]

If you haven’t noticed, content is everywhere. How do you get your blog noticed in the midst of the massive content ocean we are all swimming in? I think it starts by asking yourself a few simple questions before you start the writing process. 3 Questions to Ask Before You Write That Blog Post [Podcast] […]

How to Use the CoSchedule Editorial Calendar to Grow Your Blog

What are some of the best ways to grow a blog? While you can do many things to grow a blog, there are two things that are absolutely essential: Create great content on a consistent basis. Circulate your content by email and social media outlets. I’ll be honest…. It’s hard to grow a popular blog […]