blogging for side hustlers
Side Hustle Spark 278: 21 Top Blogging Tips (ryrob.com)
Just passing along more helpful content from ryrob.com.
This post incorporates both Ryan’s 21 Blogging Tips from a Blogger Who Makes $30,000 a Month YouTube video and a collection of blogging wisdom from many others.
Challenge: Find three pieces of applicable advice shared by those folks.
I liked some of his summarizing points:
“Treat your blog like a business.”
“Take the tips that sound right to you and apply them…pick up what does work for you, what sounds most genuine…and relates to where you’re at in your blogging stage today.”
“Take the mindset of experimentation…and if something is getting results, double down on that.”
Side benefit of this post: You will most likely hear of new blogs that will benefit you.
Side Hustle Spark 274: Free ebook–Fix those business blogging mistakes
HubSpot and General Assembly are offering this 8-Part Planner to Get Your Blog Up & Running to Grow Your Business. A checklist is included.
I know I’ve shared other blogging resources before, but different tools resonate with different users, so it’s worth sending these along.
I just started reading it, but I’ve already run across some interesting items:
— Companies who maintain a blog receive 97% more links to their website.
— B2B marketers who blog get 67% more leads than those who don’t.
— Marketers who prioritize their blog are 13x more likely to see positive ROI.
I say it’s worth the time and HubSpot is a proven and reputable resource.
Side Hustle Spark 263: A 90-second tour of wpbeginner.com
Figured I would follow up Side Hustle Spark 262 with a quick overview of wpbeginner.com.
Click the above graphic for a 90-second visit to Syed Balkhi’s site.
I hope this helps.
Side Hustle Spark 262: wpbeginner.com–a treasury of knowledge and resources
Syed Balkhi’s resource-filled wpbeginner website is a testament to his inside-and-out knowledge of WordPress.
A few of his more recent posts:
— How to Increase Ad Impressions in WordPress with Ad Refresh (2 Ways) He credits Buzzfeed with this technique.
— How to Split WordPress Posts into Multiple Pages (Post Pagination)
— How to Start a WordPress Blog the RIGHT WAY in 7 Easy Steps (2021)
Experienced and novice WordPress users alike will benefit from a ten-minute visit here.
Side Hustle Spark 253: Topic ideas from Blog Tyrant–hack list, expert roundup, and more
I really do appreciate Blog Tyrant.
This 2019 post—19 Different Types of Blog Posts That Work For Any Niche is a prime example of evergreen content that you might want to revisit every month.
I know I’ve been banging the ‘blog post’ drum a bit lately, but I’m hoping one or more ideas will resonate with you.
Side Hustle Spark 252: 100 Blogging Tips (The Art of Blogging)
Cristian Mihai’s The Art of Blogging is a treasury of resources and advice.
Recently he shared:
100 Quick Tips From Someone Who Built an Audience of Over 200,000 Readers
Side Hustle Spark 248: One-topic Series, Content-Locked Post and other blogging ideas
Bloggingwizard.com shares this lengthy infographic of 60 Blog Post Ideas For Entrepreneurs, Marketers, And Businesses.
*DO* scroll below the image as Elna Cain comments and includes relevant examples for each suggestion. She also encourages visitors to save and reuse this helpful graphic.
Question: So, SideHustleCurator, you’ve already offered other lists of blog post ideas. Why repeat this topic?
Answer: Every resource resonates differently with each visitor. Each list includes at the very least a few notions unique from the others. Each of these posts most likely shows up on varying results pages.
I hope this helps!
Side Hustle Spark 243: Blog Topic Generator from webfx.com
I know there are other blog topic generators out there, but I really preferred this one over the others.
It didn’t limit me to a single week’s worth of possible titles and it was seamless in its delivery.
The ‘Google This Idea’ button is another plus.
And think of it…you don’t have to limit yourself to your side hustle topics.
Use it to come up with new product and service ideas.
If you dabble in fiction, why not enter ‘Big Bad Wolf’ and see what ideas emerge?
Side Hustle Spark 228: Blog layout tips from Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson covers blog layout with a post that could easily qualify as a mini-course.
In fact, this is a ‘pour yourself some coffee, sit back, and take notes’ kind of post. (Suggestions: Open a Google Doc and copy/paste the ryrob.com tips most helpful and relevant to you. To further cement the information, read it aloud. Record yourself, even.)
My goal after reviewing this post: Make at least three immediate changes to sidehustlecurator’s layout.
As you can see, I have not been overly invested in layout and design.
I want to deliver the content to you folks and move on.
But who’s fooling who(m)? (The grammar gods are annoying at times.)
A better design will more effectively provide content for the audience.
For now, because I want #228 ouit there today, I’m sticking with my utilitarian design for this post and plan for improvements next week.
Sections of this post that I will click to first:
- Fonts You Can Read
- Organize for Easier Access
- Design to Be Scannable
- Creative vs Cluttered
- Blog Layout Examples