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Complete Guide to Repurposing Old Content

Your content is one of your biggest assets as a website owner. You’ve likely invested a lot of time, effort and money into developing the best content you possibly can for your site and your readers. When you factor in keyword research, time spent researching the competition, writing or hiring writers, and editing, this is…

Socialert – Hashtag Tracking to Take Your Social Media Marketing to the Next Level

Social media marketing is almost a given for website owners these days. It is important to brand yourself effectively, even on social media and hashtags are an excellent way to accomplish that branding. They are also an effective way to track how well your online marketing is doing. That’s where Socialert comes in. What Exactly…

Fighting Plagiarism in Blogging: Why Copyscape (and other plagiarism tools) Matters

Fighting plagiarism in blogging is an important part of running a trustworthy and credible site. Many bloggers are concerned about duplicate content and how it might impact their site rankings. While not all duplicated content is bad, if a site outranks you and is using the same content, then that can be a difficult situation…

Kickassd: More than Just Blazing Fast Web Host Performance

You’ve probably heard web hosting companies brag about fast speeds and great performance before. Have you ever wondered just what goes into making a web hosting company fast, reliable and affordable? Fortunately, we were able to pick the brain of Chuck Charleston of Kickassd Inc. and get some inside tips you won’t find anywhere else.…

How and Why to Add an Elite Newsletter to Your Blog

You’ve been running your blog for a while and you’ve had the chance to talk to your readers, and especially your most supportive fans. While your new blog content might suffice for occasional and even regular visitors, loyal readers are always on the lookout for more from you, because they really trust you as an…

Site Security Issues from the Eyes of Web Hosting Company

Note: This guest post is written by Stacey Talieres of InterServer.  The biggest threat to any organization’s security is people. It often times is the weakest link in a series of security procedures. From hackers conducting social engineering schemes to employees leaving passwords on post-it notes on their company’s computer, there are various ways security…

How to Self Publish Your Book #5: 11 Ways to Market Your Book

You could have the best book in the world, but it doesn’t matter if no one reads it! Just publishing a great book doesn’t guarantee readers. You’ve got to put the work into spreading the word about your book and connecting with your ideal readers. Here are 10 strategies you can use to sell your…

12 Step-by-Step Points to Write Your First Online Course – Part I

Back in 1996, I started offering online writing courses through chat rooms to a handful of students. At that time, there weren’t as many online course options out there and what I and others were doing was still groundbreaking. Today, you can find courses on multiple platforms, sell them on your own website, or offer…

How to Self Publish Your Book #4: Designing and Formatting Your Book

When self-publishing a book, writing and editing is often the only step people really think about… but designing and formatting your book for publication can take just as long, if not longer! Design includes not just your book cover, but the page layout, typography, and more. And depending on where you’re going to publish your…

How Moms Can Earn Money Selling Products on Their Blogs

Parenting blogs can be big business but only if you have a reliable source of income. The best source of monetization for any blog owner is to have a product to sell. While other forms are fine, let’s understand why they are less reliable. Unreliable Forms of Monetization Sponsored Posts Sponsored posts are great to learn…

WHSR Twitter Chat Recap: Blog Smarter and Stay Productive to Grow Blog Traffic

Twitter chat is a conversation between a group of people on Twitter. People tweet and answer using a specific hashtag. This helps to keep the conversation organized and easy to follow. WHSR has started our own hashtag #WHSRnetChat. We reach out to influencers, friends, and brands to gather feedback on our questions. Although we are not hosting…

8 Most Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them

Do you have a WordPress powered website? It could be just what your business needs to reach the masses, increase your ROI and strengthen your brand identity. Setting up an online venture is indeed simple with WordPress, thanks to its user-friendly interface and flexibility. While WordPress is extremely easy to use, there are a few…

Top Reasons Why You Should Trademark Your Business Name

In 1996, I quit my day job and decided to stay home and start writing full time. I also learned to design websites and started editing and managing other people’s websites. When I first started that type of work, I was working mainly with romance writers. As a romance writer myself, that industry is where…

August Roundup: Publish a Book, Improve Your Blog, and

Hello, everyone. This will be our last roundup, at least for a while. We’ll be making a few changes at WHSR, so stayed tuned to see what we are up to. Don’t worry, you’ll still get amazing, in-depth articles and the reviews we’ve always brought you. We’ll just be shifting our focus to what is…

How to Grow Your Blog While You’re On Vacation

It’s time to go on vacation and enjoy some well-deserved rest. Vacations are great for your health, your social life and even your business, because a fresh, well-rested mind is a creative and productive one. Even though you probably need a vacation, you also probably feel tense about leaving your blog unattended – and it’s not…

How to Self Publish Your Book #3: 5 Ways to Sell Your Self-Published Book

Your book is written, edited, and ready to go… but how exactly will you put it in the hands of your eager audience? Before self-publishing a book, you’ll have to decide how and where you want to distribute it. Your decision will depend on your goals: Do you want to promote your blog and build…

How to Get Started With Video Marketing for Your Blog – A Short Guide

According to HubSpot’s visual content marketing statistics for Jan 2016, today’s web users interact and are much more attracted by visuals than in the past, and marketers strive to give visual assets a more prominent role in their strategy. This is not only about compelling images to accompany blog posts or interesting infographics. Video has…

How to Self Publish Your Book #2: Setting Your Timeline and Budget

As a blogger, you know there are plenty of good reasons to self-publish a book that go beyond earning royalties. You also know all the benefits of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. Think you’re ready to write, upload, and start selling? Hold on just a minute! It pays to plan these things out a bit first.…

How to Self Publish Your Book #1: Traditional vs. Self Publishing for Bloggers

Editorial Note: This is the first article in a series on publishing. Books are an amazing marketing tool. They can be used to convert readers into email subscribers (giving away a free ebook in exchange for an email), or they can be used as another source of revenue for online businesses. This series of articles…

How To Ask For Blog Sponsorship When You’re Afraid

One of the scariest things for new bloggers to do is ask for pay for their work. While sponsorships can be a vital source of income for a successful blogger, too many of us are terrified to ask for enough payment for what we are actually worth. Here are 4 steps to pitching a brand or…