Articles by Lori Soard

Can Kindle Books Provide Another Steady Stream of Income for Bloggers?

  • Online Business
  • Updated May 09, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
At the end of June, ProBlogger reported that Steve Scott is making about $30,000 per month just from his Kindle books. In April, Forbes reported on self-made author Mark Dawson. Dawson writes crime th…

What Pop Sensation Taylor Swift Can Teach You About Running a Successful Blog

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jun 14, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
1. Know Your Niche Taylor Swift knows music. She can play a guitar, she writes her own songs, and she sings. You don't win 7 Grammys, 11 American Music and 6 Country Music Association awards without k…

Top Ways Start and Succeed with a DIY Projects Blog

  • Online Business
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Do you spend untold hours browsing through ideas on Pinterest? Is your idea of a fun Saturday completing that DIY project that has been calling your name? Is your house filled with chalk painted proje…

Why A Golfing Blog May Be More Profitable than You Think (And How to Start One)

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated May 08, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
Golf is a sport that can be played by anyone at any age, making it popular with both young and old alike, and every age in between. According to Statista, as of 2014 there were about 26.88 million gol…
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July Roundup: New Hosting Review and Tips for New Bloggers

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Mar 04, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
July has been quite a stormy month for most of the United States. Here in Henryville, we all get a little nervous when tornado-like weather sweeps through. It was only a few years ago that the EF4 tor…

Joining Promotional Groups to Increase Your Social Media Interaction

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Apr 24, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
A thriving social media life can help your blog stay at the forefront and establish you as an influencer. However, many social media pages languish under the weight of a busy schedule. They are update…

What Blog Owners Can Learn from Jurassic World about Blog Management

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jan 23, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
The fourth film in the Jurassic Park series was released the summer of 2015, 22 years after the first movie, Jurassic Park, was released. Movie goers had long awaited a reprisal of the series and floc…

Capture Your Reader’s Interest Like a Hollywood Screenwriter

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
The goal of any good screenwriter, or any writer really, is to grab the reader's attention and keep it until the end. Your goal for your blog should be exactly the same. From the minute the site visit…
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June Roundup: WordPress Series, Hosting Coupons and News

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Jul 01, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
It's the halfway point in most business owners' fiscal years. We hope you've learned a thing or two over the last six months about writing, promoting your blog and choosing the best hosting company to…

5 Reasons Why a Sim City Player Could Be Your Next Social Media Manager

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Apr 24, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you've ever played any in the series of Sim games, then you know just how addictive these games can be. They are a life simulation series of video games that offer the ability to do anything from h…

Blogging for Startup – Why Blogging Should be Part of your Growth Plan

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Mar 03, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you're just starting with a business, there are many reasons you need an online presence. The best place to start is with a blog. According to KISSmetrics, startup marketing requires different goal…

Top Editing Tips for Cutting a Lengthy Post Down to Size

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
One issue I see as an editor over and over are articles that are pretty lengthy and have a lot of redundant information. As a writer, you have something to say. That's why you write after all. Writers…
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May Roundup: Hosting Reviews and Top Deals

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Jun 01, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
As we head into the summer months, many business owners look for ways to streamline their businesses. Summer is a good time to find a new website hosting company or create an entirely fresh look for y…
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How to Start a Gardening Blog

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jun 12, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
If gardening is something you love, then you have probably thought about starting a gardening blog. After all, anyone with a computer can set up a blog and add some posts sharing their knowledge. Howe…
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9 Best Landing Pages and What You Can Learn from Them

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Feb 21, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
There is no single design that makes a landing page perfect, but there are some key ingredients that can help. We've talked about many of these items over the last several months here on WHSR, such as…

Checking How Readable Your Articles Are with Word’s Readability Statistics

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
One rule of thumb when writing to the masses is that most of them read at about a sixth to eighth grade reading level. While the majority of Americans and others developed countries are literate, the …