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As I announced last week, I have sold my biggest blog, PluginID. The site was around 19 months old, had 6,600 subscribers, and according to a tool that monitors different niches online, was the 10th biggest personal development blog in the world.
I have revealed my reasons for selling over on PluginID, so go there for more details. If you’re wondering how much I sold the site for then my best answer, based on legal limitations, is simply “a mid five-figure fee.” Instead of dwelling on the sale, I want to praise the growth of such a big community and share the steps involved in duplicating my success.
I ran a poll in the sidebar here for a few days asking people what their main goals were for 2010 in terms of internet marketing. The two clear favourites were: “Quitting your job to make a living online” and “Increase website traffic”. The latter, of course, is people looking for more eyeballs on their content. And, although it may not be obvious, so is the first.
You can make a beautiful, well-structured site that contains excellent content, but it isn’t going to make any money unless it starts getting visitors. No matter what webmasters like to say is ‘king’ online these days, everything we do is for traffic. It’s what matters on the web.
Last Update August 11th, 2014 I try not to sound too egotistical when I say this, but over the past 12 months I have certainly been one of the ‘faces of guest posting,’ simply because I have had a lot of public success with the tactic. I’ve been interviewed about marketing using guest posts over 10 times, I’m mentioned on the homepage of a guest posting community and I’ve written far more of them than I care to remember.
Because of this, I feel I’m probably one of the best people to cover this subject with a long in-depth article. If you’re wondering what guest posting is or why you should even care about it then you’ve been missing out. You’ve seriously been unaware about one of the best marketing tactics available today. Thankfully, if you’re reading this article then you may have time to utilise this strategy before it is too late.
Launching a new blog is very daunting for some whilst very exciting for others. To me it’s a totally exciting experience and I can’t wait to get started. If you’re the same, it’s important to make sure your enthusiasm doesn’t lead you to launching too early and without having everything setup properly.
I relaunched ViperChill a few weeks ago and the site has already received tens of thousands of visitors. This wasn’t by accident or any form of ‘luck’. Instead, I carefully took the time to setup everything necessary for a great launch that would allow me to explode traffic onto the site and turn those visitors into subscribers.