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5 Powerful Keys to Becoming a Better Writer

By | The Written Word | 37 Comments

Contrary to popular spam sites, becoming successful doesn’t happen overnight or at the click of a purchase of my amazing, get-rich-quick program for only $2,499.99. In fact, becoming a better writer is far more about the journey than the destination, so take your time. Let these principles become a part of who you and you’ll see rapid growth in your ability to write more effectively. Find Yourself At some point, you’ve probably heard a musician…

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Just Be Yourself…And Why That’s Baloney

By | Practical Business Strategies | 33 Comments

As you surf around the web, you’ll be continually bombarded with folks working to teach young writer’s to find their own voice, to be unique, to stand out from the crowd, and to do their own thing…even if only because they’re being told to do it. I’ve even heard a handful of very inspirational quotes that are used to promote this popular idea of being yourself. He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself…

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The Long, Difficult Journey to Where I Am Now

By | Practical Business Strategies | 21 Comments

As the warm, summer sun looked down on the park and I sat watching the brilliant colors of red, white, and blue rippling on the tall silver flagpole in front of me, I began to think back on the exciting journey that has been my life. It was only four short years ago in February of 2007 that I proudly stood before the beauty of Old Glory and pledged to defend our constitution from all…

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The Writer’s Challenge #1: The Use of Humor

By | The Written Word | 17 Comments

There are very few ways to improve your ability to blog more drastically than by improving your ability to write. And although I often hear folks talking about finding your voice, I find it more true that the best writers are those who have a diverse array of tools in their writing arsenal. Today, we’ll be looking at one of those tools: humor. The Challenge I would like to invite each of you to participate…

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How To Be A Credible Online Authority

By | Practical Business Strategies | 35 Comments

One of the things that I’ve grown to dislike is the concept of the self-proclaimed authority. Those who pretend to be the all-knowing gurus of their respective fields are quickly boring me with their nonsensical drivel. Now don’t mistake what I’m saying. You should be striving to become an online authority. You should be working to build your credibility. These are the qualities that lead to trust, to sales, and to profits. But launching a…

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Quickly Grow Your Passive Aggressive Income

By | Practical Business Strategies | 19 Comments

As of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about affiliate marketing and passive income. To some, these are foreign terms and to others they are dirty words. But as you’ll see, they don’t have to be either. First, let me define these two concepts for us so that we have a clear understanding of what I’m talking about. Affiliate marketing refers to the promotion of another person’s product so that when a sale is made…

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15 Powerful Ways To Make Money Blogging

By | Practical Business Strategies | 87 Comments

Do you want to make money blogging? As of late, I’ve been enjoying an increasing level of income from Site Sketch 101. I’m thrilled and excited to announce that I’m truly beginning to make money blogging. Today I’m going to share with you the strategies that have been making that happen. Amongst most profitable bloggers, income is divided into one of two categories: active and passive. When you make money blogging through active income, it…

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A Purist’s Take On Search Engine Optimization

By | Search Engine Optimization | 45 Comments

My philosophy on SEO is simple. When I search for something on Google, I want to find the content that is the best and most relevant to my search term, not the content whose creator was able to buy up the most links. Google uses links as votes to gauge the popularity of a page or website. Those links that grow organically from other webmasters commenting about our material are the links that hold to…

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Your Business versus Your Community

By | Practical Business Strategies, Tribes & Communities | 33 Comments

In the world of blogging, there are two types of people. There are those who tell you that they despise you to the core if you place a popup on your website, and there are those who put their name and email into the popup and join your email list. There are those who leave comments degrading your existence if you place an advertisement in your content, and there are those who click on those…

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