Articles by Lori Soard

How to Monetize Your Site by Creating Your First Online Workshop

  • Online Business
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
You likely started your blog because you have some inside knowledge that you wanted to share with other people. Blog posts are a great place to start sharing bits and pieces of that knowledge, but eve…

Blog Promotions You Can and Should Do in the Real World

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
The majority of marketing advice you'll find online focuses on online promotions. I'm guilty of putting my focus there as well as a blogger. I mean, blogging is an online endeavor, so it makes sense t…

Are You Charging Enough for Your Products and Services?

  • Online Business
  • Updated Jul 31, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
You've finally decided to take that big plunge and work for yourself. However, when first starting out, people have a real tendency to undersell what they are actually worth, especially if you run a s…

Rebuilding and Managing Your Site Reputation after a Total Blow Out

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Updated Jul 04, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
Even though there are 3.17 billion users worldwide on the Internet, it can seem like a small town when you do something that hurts your reputation and that of your website. Just ask former veterinaria…

How to Start and Run a Successful Education Blog

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you've ever thought about starting an education blog, then you likely already know that supplementary education services are big business. The education industry is bout a $19.4 billion dollar indu…

How You Can Use Second Life to Promote Your Website

  • Online Business
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
If you haven't heard of Second Life, it is simply an online 3D world, where you choose an avatar, create online meeting opportunities and interact with others. Think of The Sims fully online and on st…

Learn to Write Excellent Blog Posts by Tearing Apart 3 Sample Blog Posts

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
Here at WHSR, we've often studied just what it is that makes for an excellent blog post. Surprisingly, it is easy to define what makes for an excellent blog post and also easy to define what makes for…

Create a Roundup Page to Greet New Visitors

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Mar 03, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Some people call a roundup page a “sneeze” page. Basically, this is a page centered around a theme that repurposes old content and draws the reader to read more on a topic. Here at WHSR, w…

September Roundup: Secure WordPress, Train Your Brain, New Reviews

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Sep 05, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Mother nature may be winding down as the leaves start to change color and summer's flowers have faded, but here at WHSR we are just now starting to ramp up. September was a busy month. We had posts on…

Ways to Use $10 to Promote Your Blog and Gain Visitors

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
Whether you are using your blog to promote your business as a whole, or you want to monetize your blog at some point, it is vital that you invest time, energy, and advertising dollars into your blog. …

Train Your Brain to Stay Focused on Blogging Tasks

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
You've probably heard the latest studies that multitasking may not be as productive as people once thought it was. According to an article on Entrepreneur, our brains hone in on distractions. The brai…
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Exclusive Interview with James Reynolds, Founder of Veravo

  • Interviews
  • Updated Sep 14, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
James Reynolds, the found of Veravo, SEO Sherpa and Click Jam, took some time to chat with us about search engine marketing. Veravo offers some free tools for website owners that can help take your tr…

4 Sample Letters to Turn Mailing List Subscribers into Customers

  • Web Tools
  • Updated May 17, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Do you have a number of email list subscribers who never purchase anything? Recently, I was chatting with a few of my blogger friends who are newer to the blogging game and they asked me what specific…

What Bloggers can Learn from The Bachelor about Content

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
The Bachelor, a reality series, first aired on ABC in March of 2002.  If you haven't seen or heard about the show, the basic premise is an eligible bachelor and 25 women. He dates the women in groups …

How to Set Up an RSS Driven Automated Weekly Newsletter on MailChimp

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
According to the Software Advice Survey, about 40% of B2B marketers feel that the leads they gain via their in-house email marketing are higher quality than leads from other sources. Not only is it im…
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August Roundup: Welcome New Writers & Amp Up Your Blog

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Sep 01, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
August has been a busy month here at WHSR. We've welcomed two new writers. Jason Chow, who has worked with WHSR in other capacities wrote his first article for us in August titled “Basic Twitter…