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Blogging Success: 100 Experts Share their Greatest Accomplishment

Since 2007, a movement was started to redefine one single word.

According to the Merriam-Webster, success is “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame”. However Strayer University pointed out that modern success is more aligned with self-fulfillment, and the achievement of personal goals.

So what does it mean for us bloggers?

I set out to answer this question by reaching out to 100 successful experts to ask:

As a blogger, what is your greatest accomplishment?

Surprisingly, or unsurprisingly, everyone has their own take, from Yaro Starak to Ted Rubin to Neil Patel.

Through this highly motivational post, I’d like to raise awareness on the importance of contemplating what your success means before setting out to achieve it.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with whatever makes you tick, because, as you will see, we are all different.

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How to Buy From Fiverr [The Ultimate Guide]

What can you do with 5 bucks?

For one, either treat yourself to Starbucks or grow your business with Fiverr, the ever growing marketplace for creative professionals, unique for its’ tiny price – starting only at $5.

And with that, there are bound to be hundreds of gigs that are useful to your business, ranging from logo design, WordPress fix, video introductions, infographics and more.

If you are a new Fiverr user looking to learn the ropes on how to buy a gig and get exactly what you want, then this post is for you.

Based on my researches and experience, below is the ultimate guide on how to buy from Fiverr.

The best part is that this process is extremely easy to learn. In fact, you only need to follow 4 simple steps

  1. Find the best offer
  2. Place your order
  3. Ask for revisions
  4. Complete order

Are you ready?

Let’s go! Continue reading…

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65 Best Premium WordPress Themes

It’s hard to not judge a book by its’ cover.

Whether your site is an old school web 1.0, or adorned with a modern and intuitive look can make all the difference in the eyes of the viewers.

Design is as crucial to agencies and small businesses as it is to bloggers.

While there are dozens of good free WordPress themes out there, they never comes with all the features and supports you need. If you are relatively serious about your project, you’ll benefit from the robust features of a premium theme. And the good news is that you can get one for as cheap as $40.

Below are the best hand-picked themes, divided by categories you can you to take your site to the next level. Continue reading…

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10 Best SEO Reporting Tools

Any online marketer wants to know where they stand on Google.

It will not only help you decide your next strategy but also to better optimize your website to leverage from highly targeted search engine traffic. And for that, you will need an SEO reporting tool.

While you can manually gather data from Google Analytics, backlink reports, Alexa ranking and even keyword research tools, it’s can be very time consuming. The good news is, there are a lot of great SEO reporting tools out there.

When up to 62% of companies confessed they didn’t have the much-needed analysts to make sense of their data, you may may as well snatch the upper hand by investing on some data research.

Here are 10 best SEO reporting tools to get all of your search engine’s metrics at a glance. Continue reading…

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Top 10 Keyword Research Tools You Need to Know

Keyword research can be a pain in the butt.

However when 44% of online shoppers begin by using a search engine, keyword research is not something you can simply skip.

As an online marketer, SEO is crucial to your business. It goes without saying that finding the right tool goes a long way in the success of your content marketing campaigns, and might as well save a deal of time spent on contents that don’t convert.

Afterall, the right keyword determines your visibility on Google.

Below are the top 10 free and paid keyword research tools that will surely make you life easier. Be sure to go over the whole list, because these tools are best used together. Continue reading…

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15 Monthly Billed Web Hosting Services

Web hosts are pretty sly when it comes to their billing cycles.

While there are tempting hosting offers at only $3 per month, you’ll have to pay up to 10 times more for the whole year to even start using their service.

So are there any hosts with monthly payment methods?

There are, but you’ll have to find needles in the haystack. As a matter of fact, you need to manually go through each hosts billing process to find out for yourself.

Wipe off those sweats. I’ve done it you and here are the top 15 real monthly web hosting services.

This list has been ordered according to ratings from the largest user-generated web host reviews on the internet — WhoIsHostingThis.

Enjoy! Continue reading…

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How to Create a Blog with WordPress (Step by Step)

The easiest way to build your online presence is to start a blog.

While you can use free platforms like Blogger, Medium or WordPress.com, you will get the most control and customization from a self-hosted WordPress.org.

Considering it’s one of the most blogged topic in the online marketing world, WordPress.org is no doubt the number one choice for serious bloggers.

What’s even better is that you don’t have to be an expert to setup WordPress.

In fact, you only need to follow four simple steps

  1. Purchase a web host
  2. Choose a domain name
  3. Install WordPress
  4. Start using WordPress

In this guide, I will walk you through the entire process, one click at a time.

Are you ready?

Let’s go! Continue reading…

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BlueHost vs iPage: The Greatest Web Host?

They are some of the most affordable web hosts on the market.

At lower than $5 per month, you can just as easily build a website on Bluehost or iPage. Then… which one should you choose?

Let’s compare them side-to-side from performance, support to price to find the greatest web hosting solution for you.

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Bluehost

A web hosting service created in 1996. Bluehost is known for their feature-rich, reliable and affordable hosting. Now managing over 3 millions domains, it’s one of the largest hosts in the world.

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iPage

In 2009, iPage relaunched its’ popular and affordable hosting service. Owned by big brand the Endurance International Group (the company behind BlueHost), iPage is now serving over 1 million users.

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In order to compare top web hosts BlueHost and iPage, we need to go over every aspects that define their services such as Continue reading…

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Wealthy Affiliate vs Affilorama: Which is Better?

“Wealthy Affiliate or Affilorama?”

If you ever plan to build an online business, you’ll likely stumble across this question. After all, they are the most recommended online marketing trainings on the internet.

But you don’t need both to succeed.

Let’s compare them side-by-side to see which one is the best.

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Wealthy Affiliate

An online marketing training created by entrepreneurs Kyle and Carson in 2005, designed to help you build a successful online business through affiliate marketing.

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Affilorama

Founded in 2006 by Mark Ling and Simon Slade – this online marketing training aims to provide step-by-step lessons for affiliate marketers to start their business on the internet.

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To truly do Wealthy Affiliate and Affilorama justice, we have to go over every aspects that differentiate these top services such as Continue reading…

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Wealthy Affiliate Review: Can you Really Succeed?

Quick note: Since it’s well over 6 months that I’m a member, I’ve updated this Wealthy Affiliate review with more in-depth information. The goal is to share with you the most genuine and throughout view on Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂

Use: Online marketing training
Effectiveness
Review - 4 out of 5 stars
Can help build an online business.
Price
Review - 4 out of 5 stars
Reasonable for service offered.
Ease of use
Review - 5 out of 5 stars
Intuitive user experience.
Support
Review - 5 out of 5 stars
Prompt and devoted support.
I LIKE

   The supportive community
   The give-and-take comment system
   The build-in web host

I DON’T LIKE

x   In my opinion, it’s better to learn online marketing from various sources (more in this later)

Summary: Wealthy Affiliate is the best community to learn about online marketing to me. But it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme. If you are unable to dedicate to your business, you may end up blaming it and quit.

This is the reason I put together this review/ guide. To help you make the most of it, and maybe even start an online business that pays the bill. Enjoy!

If there is one thing you should know about Make Money Online courses, is that 99.9% of them stinks. First, they hype you up into thinking you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars in a short period of time, then left you with some crappy third-rate program and absolutely no sign of social interactions.

That’s not Wealthy Affiliate. Continue reading…