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Blogging Your Passion

What are you passionate about? Is it possible for you to make a living and help others in an area that you are passionate about? Absolutely! You need the know-how and the desire. Let me show you how.

Website: http://BloggingYourPassion.com
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Blogging Your Passion was founded by Jonathan Milligan in early 2011. His passion is helping bloggers become better bloggers. Read more about him below:

Jonathan's Blogging Journey


I first heard of blogging in the Summer of 2008. I was really fascinated by the idea and concept. It was about the same time that I began a personal mission to discover my true purpose in life. I had spent the previous five years building a start-up executive search firm with a few close friends. Although I was enjoying the journey, I really wanted to find my "fit" in the world... [Read More]

 

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For the past two years, we have helped hundreds of blogging students discover their passion and make money blogging about it. This group is dedicated to helping others build their platform and get their message out to the world. Come learn from two ProBloggers as they share their story and tips for how to create a portable, freedom business online.

We were honored to have Dan Miller on our podcast. Be sure to take a moment and hear: Dan Miller on Online Business, Blogging, and Books.

BYPU 101


BYP University 101 Course

In 22+ step-by-step videos, Bob and Jonathan provide detailed instruction on how to get your Wordpress blog up and running today. In addition, they provide expert suggestions on how to set your blog up to succeed!

Who it's best for:

  • Those who want to start a blog today and need step-by-step guidance.
  • Those who want a simple Wordpress tutorial.


Just click here to find out more!


BYPU 201




The 201 course takes everything to the next level with over 40 instructional videos and downloadable PDFs.

The course covers topics like how to start getting traffic to your blog today, how to use social media to grow your blog, and the best ways to make money from your blog. It was designed to pick up right where BYPU 101 left off and help bloggers grow their blogs.

Who it's best for:

  • Those who already have their blog up and running but don't really know what to do next.


Find out more about 201 here.


BYPU 301




The 301 course has over 40 instructional videos and downloadable PDFs. It covers tips and strategies for getting more traffic (from a variety of sources), earning more money from your current traffic, lots of SEO guidance for helping your blog to get found in the search engines, and even some real-world advice about turning your blog into a real business.

Who it's best for:

  • Those who have been blogging a while, who have a little bit of a following, who are making a little money, but who want help taking their blog to the next level.
  • We assume that you know everything from the 201 course and we cover advanced topics that many new bloggers may not be able to keep up with.


Find out more about 301 here.


Discussion Forum

Do I really need to choose?

Started by Joshua Huizing. Last reply by Jenae James 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I realize I'm a faceless name (the site won't let me add a profile pic yet), but I have a question and would love your feedback.I've been debating about two types of businesses/support services based on areas where I can motivate people…Continue

Tags: helping, writing, speaking, blogging

Webinar1K

Started by Charles Jackson. Last reply by Jonathan Milligan on Friday. 1 Reply

Hey, Jonathan, really got a lot out of John Corcoran's Webinar1K yesterday.  So much information that I need to watch it again.  I want to do this as soon as possible.Continue

Using surveys for blog post topics

Started by Joanne Banko. Last reply by Charles Jackson May 16. 1 Reply

Hello everyone! I am interested in using short surveys on my website www.letsgosew.com, both for blog topics and for tutorial material. Is anyone using a free service like survey monkey? Any…Continue

Wordpress Theme Suggestions

Started by Holly Scherer. Last reply by Holly Scherer May 12. 2 Replies

I also posted this in the wordpress group.I'm looking to change my theme on my wordpress blog - www.kairosive.net. What I so carefully selected 7 months ago isn't working for me. I would like something more…Continue

Tags: theme, wordpress

Free Amazon Kindle Book: The Tortoise and the Hairball (Saturday, May 7)

Started by Nicole Robinson. Last reply by Nicole Robinson May 4. 1 Reply

Howdy:You've probably heard of Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise…Continue

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FREE ON AMAZON TODAY: Wednesday, April 27th

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 Available Now:Spoken from the Heart: Choosing Grace FREE ON AMAZON TODAY Wednesday, April 27th Please share with your friends You can still buy the paperback at the low price of $5.97 for those who don’t have access to a Kindle …Continue

Domain hosting--Wordpress or Other?

Started by Brian Evans. Last reply by John Miller Apr 21. 14 Replies

I have a blog with Wordpress and want to upgrade it to a straight domain name, to lose the "wordpress.com" in my URL. (My blog is http://advantageup.wordpress.com) I've seen other discussions in this…Continue

One Week Left to Contribute your Amazing Advice!

Started by Chet M. Skwarcan Apr 2. 0 Replies

    Wow, time flies! I started this process back in the beginning of the…Continue

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Comment by Jonathan Milligan on September 3, 2010 at 3:47am
HI Scott,

Nice job on the blogs and getting started. I can tell you do have a passion for writing. Have you thought about taking one of those that you are passionate about and targeting the keywords in an effort to draw more traffic? If you have not watched the videos I would recommend that you do. Way to take action!
Comment by Scott Moore on September 1, 2010 at 2:50pm
Hey, everyone! I've got 4 blogs up and running. Check them out - any comments would be appreciated, though I'm just getting started.
www.scottabilly.wordpress.com
www.thecreativeadult.wordpress.com
www.slampolitics.wordpress.com
www.thehomeschoolunderground.wordpress.com

Thanks!

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on August 17, 2010 at 8:03pm
I hope to get to this really soon. Let's say you want to target the key word "white furniture." Besides having it in your title, in your URL (which if you use Wordpress they do both for you), you will want to work the main keyword in every 100 words or so. Just work it in naturally, don't over-abuse it. Also, you want to work in similar words as well (cause you can get ranked for those too!). best way to do that is put your main keyword in the Google Keyword Tool and use the next 3-5 words on the list. So, for "white furniture" you might also get:

white bedroom furniture
white leather furniture
antique white furniture

If all this does not make sense I will create a video soon....

Thanks, Jonathan
Comment by Diane Long on August 17, 2010 at 7:45pm
Thanks Jonathan, Computer skills is certainly something I am lacking. I do put Tags on the end of my posts but how else do I apply the key words you refer to?

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on August 7, 2010 at 5:00pm
Hi Diane,

Welcome to the group. That is awesome that you have stayed with it that long. Too many people quit too early I am afraid. Took a look at your blog. Very nicely done! I bet if you applied some of the key word targeting strategies to stamping, card making, polymer clay, altered art, collage, mixed media, scrapbooking, baking and cake decorating you would really benefit from even more traffic. Nice job!
Comment by Diane Long on August 5, 2010 at 7:47pm
So happy to be joining this group. I have been "blogging my Passion" for about a year and a half. Have little patience with computers but I can drag and drop with the best of them. Look forward to reading tips and ideas to make it better. You can check out my blog at www.creativedestinations.blogspot.com

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on July 23, 2010 at 7:06am
ok, excellent. You might want to consider doing what is called a 301 Redirect. You can find more info here: http://www.theinternetdigest.net/archive/301-redirects-seo.html

Scroll down to 301 redirect section. You will want to consider this for several reasons:

1. Less effort (don't have to move your old posts).
2. Your search engine rankings won't be effected (you will be able to keep your link popularity....as posts age google does favor them more and looks at them to be credible.
3. You won't loose any "link juice." When people point links to your blog it is a very good thing (as long as it is a "do follow" link. You would be starting from scratch with the new one.
4. Your content won't be considered "duplicate content." Google will always allow the first "indexed" article to rank better.

I know I just gave you alot of info. Depending on your experience it may not make sense to you. One of my first blogs had about 30 posts in it when I decided to switch the domain. I had someone from scriptlance.com do it for me in less then a few hours and I paid him between $10-20. I was able to move on down the road without skipping a beat. You can also take your current theme and upload it to the old one. Looks like they are both Wordpress.

Just some thoughts...

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on July 23, 2010 at 6:18am
Thanks Brian. Great explanation. I took a moment to check out your new blog. Looks like you are on the right track. I noticed you are just getting started. Your in the perfect place to target the right keywords up front and get a jump start. With my first blog, I just wrote about anything for the first 50 post. Then, for the next 50 posts I applied some strategy like keyword targeting. I can tell you that it made a difference. I tripled the amount of traffic from my last 50 posts to the first 50 posts. Would love to help you anyway I can get your blog off the ground.

Group Leader
Comment by Jonathan Milligan on July 22, 2010 at 6:02am
Thanks Kerry....I have much more to share, but trying to take the time for everyone to digest each post.
Comment by Kerry Rogers on July 22, 2010 at 12:34am
Hi Jonathan,
Great blog, I hope to learn a lot more as the days go by.
 
 
 

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