Welcome

Welcome, my name is Dan and I’m a blogger just like you.
I started my blogging journey in 2013. Why do I call it a journey, because blogging is a never-ending learning experience.
I started out by reading books and listening to podcasts about blogging. I thought “This is easy!! I can do this!!” It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. Just put out your blog and people will find it. Throw in an eBook and VOILA, I’ll be making money online.

Wow. Was I naive! And I quickly found out that it doesn’t work that way…

I’m closing in on blogging for six years. That’s six years of giving you the best blogging tips and tricks for beginners or anyone else who wants to blog.

I started this blog on a dream. I did not want to do the normal 9 to 5 anymore.

You see by day I’m a mild-mannered technical writer. But on nights and on weekends I write the content that you read every week.

Is it easy?

No.

Am I going to stop?

No.

Why?

I have a dream of being an entrepreneur. I have a dream of taking control of my life. No more boring 9 to 5.

Probably just like you. How do I know that? Well, you are here reading this…

My day starts at 4:30 AM. I get up and get ready for work. I’m out the door at 5:30 AM, dreading the hour-long drive to a job that I don’t want to do. I spend 8 and a half hours there, then start the hour-long drive back home.

Probably just like you.

Am I right? I thought so.

So, what change are you going to make to make your dream a reality?

Featured Writer Friday – Deah Hester

Featured Writer Friday – Deah Hester

Hi! I’m Deah, I’m from the US, and I’ve been blogging about my travels for a long time! I started my travels working as an international high school teacher, then transitioned to library work. I’ve traveled to 124 countries; about 80 with my husband Chris and the rest...

Featured Writer Friday – Julia Dent

Featured Writer Friday – Julia Dent

My Featured Writer Friday guest this week is photographer, Julia Dent. Check out her blogging and photography journey and see what worked for her website. Along the way, she’ll leave some awesome website monetizing tips

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Monday Motivation #5

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Escaping the Slow Cubicle Death

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Free Twitter Tools That You Should Be Using

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The 5 Qualities of a Pro Blogger

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Why No One Is Reading Your Blog Post

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How to create QUALITY backlinks.

How to create QUALITY backlinks.

Everyone wants to land on Google’s Page one. It’s like the gold medal in blogging. Want to know how I do it? Get your copy of How to Create Backlinks, The Smart Way.