I teach people how to start blogging, in plain English, no technical experience required. This is the site I wish I had when I started blogging 14 years ago.
Thousands of people have followed my instructions, from teenagers to 77 year olds (true story, her name is Louise). I’m confident you can too.
Should you start a blog?
Starting a blog is like staking your claim in the ever-growing online world. No one can take it from you and best of all, you can use it as a springboard for so many things:
- To make money online.
- To build an author platform (a must if you want to be traditionally published, although you might be interested in why I turned down a book deal).
- To start an online service business.
- To get more exposure for your existing business.
- To use as a creative outlet or hone your writing skills.
- And much more.
So in addition to teaching people how to start a blog, I also teach them how to turn it into a springboard.
What makes this site different from other sites teaching the same?
You will find
hundreds thousands of sites with information like mine, many of which are excellent and ones I read too. Like them, I also make a full-time income from my blogging endeavors, blah, blah, blah. In those ways, I’m not all that different. On the other hand…
- You won’t find ads, sponsored posts, daily emails or similar things here. There’s too much noise on the internet and in our inboxes. I try to keep things as unbiased and unobtrusive as possible. I do make money from this site and I support ethical strategies to do so. My main income stream is affiliate marketing. With very few exceptions, the products or services I promote I’ve not only used, but have paid for out of my own pocket. This is intentional. I get many offers for free product & services every month but my standard response is to politely decline. I want to give my readers my recommendation from a real customer’s point of view. You can read more about my philosophy here.
- I’ve been at this longer than most. You’ll see plenty of similar bloggers who started in 2015 or 2012 or even 2007, but there weren’t a whole lot of us when I started blogging in early 2004. I’ve watched blogging and online business change from almost the beginning. I have an insatiable interest in how the blogging and social media landscape works, so I research, observe and read about it a lot. And while other bloggers have built large teams and thriving companies, I’ve purposefully stayed nimble and prefer to keep things minimal. Simple is my style. In other words, the things I talk about here are doable, without a lot of help or a lot of cash.
Where to go from here?
To find a comprehensive list of posts I’ve written, organized by topic, go to my Contents page. To keep up with what’s new in blogging, social media and online business, sign up for the Useletter®, my free, weekly email. I wade through the internet so you don’t have to.
Thanks for dropping by,