Most small businesses can't afford to hire in highly specialised roles, as useful as those roles might be. While your business might have a website it probably doesn't have a full time content creator, and despite your healthy Facebook, Twitter and Instagram presence you aren't likely to employ a social media manager. But have you ever considered using services, rather than people, to fill those knowledge gaps?
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Depending on your setup, it may be a challenge to get your site working fast enough when you post lots of media. I've experienced themes before that didn't respond well to multiple embedded Youtube videos, for example. But if your site is heavy on the images, you'll definitely want to look at ThemeIsle's advice.
It really is possible to make a decent living or at least generate side income by blogging -- but you have to have a strategy. Problogger points out three key factors that influence how successful, revenue-wise, your blog might be.
Those of us more experienced in life sometimes get asked by colleagues to be a mentor and offer advice. Instead of giving the same answer over again, consider turning it into a podcast or blog post and sharing it with others.
We've discussed some of the best blogging platforms and web hosts, but if you prefer to really control your data, there's no reason you can't do it all at home. All you need is Virtualbox, a virtual machine (VM) as your web server, and a shared folder for your posts and blog content. Maymay shows us how it's done.
I hear every single day from readers who want to know exactly how I've made money with my blog, The Simple Dollar, or how they can make money doing a similar thing, whether it's starting a blog or posting YouTube videos or writing ebooks. I'm going to spell all of this out in detail so that the reality of it is as clear as possible.
Every day we see it. People seemingly coming from nowhere and finding their way onto your crowded radar; they're carving out a reputation for themselves as an expert or authority in a particular space and then over the journey you watch them get bigger and more influential as their star rises with each new blog or video post.
Running (or planning) a WordPress-based site and want to improve your knowledge? WordCamp Melbourne is on 27-28 April, with streams for both developers and content creators, and the cost of admission is a super-reasonable $50. Hit the link to find out more. (I'd be attending myself if my travel plans weren't already slightly on the insane side.)
The last time we discussed Posterous, we were talking about how to get your data out before the service shut down. Now that we know Posterous is set to shut down on April 30, the founders of the site have launched Posthaven, a replacement that offers the same features and will never shut its doors on you.