Get a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog for Just $2.95 a Month

This Offer Expires on March 31, 2015

Three years ago, I recorded a screencast called, “How to Launch a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 20 Minutes or Less.” Since that time, more than 10,000 people have used that short video to launch their own blog. If you have ever thought about building your own platform, now is the time. Here’s why …

Get a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog for Just $2.95 a Month

Until March 31, you can get your very own self-hosted WordPress blog for just $2.95 a month. Bluehost, the No. 1 hosting company recommended by WordPress itself, is offering its lowest price ever—but only through me and four of their top affiliates.

Note: Even if you already have a blog, it’s worth taking advantage of this unprecedented price just in case you want to launch another web property in the future. I did. It’s a steal.

Season 3, Episode 8: How to Write a Blog Post in 70 Minutes or Less [Podcast]

My Step-by-Step Workflow for Content Creation

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eighth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to stay consistent with your blogging in just 70 minutes.

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One of the most important aspects of building your platform is consistency. But creating great content on a regular basis is time consuming, right? Not if you follow my simple, step-by-step workflow for content creation.

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Why Customer Service is the New Marketing

3 Undeniable Principles Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford to Miss

If you make a stellar product but don’t provide stellar customer service, guess what you won’t have? Very many customers.

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If you’re looking for a competitive advantage in business, customer service is the answer. Why? It’s like investing in both customer loyalty and your promotional budget at the same time. Customer service is the new marketing.

Welcome to My Newly Redesigned Blog

The 7 Steps I Took to Reimagine My Brand

I thrive on the creative energy of change. It’s what drives my interest in entrepreneurialism and technology. It’s also what’s behind this new design of my blog.

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The old design was dated—“long in the tooth,” as they used to say. Beyond that, my brand has grown beyond leadership, and I wanted a design that served readers by better representing me and what I do.

If your branding doesn’t represent you, you’re not serving yourself or your audience.

Why It Takes True Fans to Get the Results You Want

The Key to Success Is Better Relationships, not Bigger Lists

In our direct-access economy, there are few assets more valuable than a good email list. But what qualifies a list as good?

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The first answer is usually size. We base our value judgment on how many people are on the list. It’s the same for social media metrics. The more the merrier.

But not so fast. Reach is not the same as influence.

3 Reasons You Should Monetize Your Platform

Why Making Money is Good for You, Your Audience, and the World

Some people are uneasy or even defensive about making money—as if doing so is an imposition on others, or worse. Because of that many are hesitant to monetize their platforms.

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When I first started blogging, monetization didn’t even occur to me. But I had expenses that began growing as my reach expanded. I joined the Amazon affiliate program to offset my costs, and eventually started selling space for select advertisers.

I felt odd about it at first, like I was somehow taking advantage.

Please help me choose a new podcast cover art design. This is a simple, two-question survey. Thanks in advance for your help.

I’ve Pulled Comments from My Blog—Here’s Why

I’ve been an advocate for robust online conversations since I started blogging over a decade ago. But I’ve recently decided to remove the comment section from my blog. Here’s why.

I’m Pulling Comments from My Blog—Here’s Why

I’ve used the third-party Disqus commenting platform for several years now. I love its functionality and the way it facilitates conversation. But I don’t love the company’s new advertising strategy, which places content-related ads in the comment feed of blogs and publications like mine.

As if fighting spam isn’t hard enough already.

Success goes to the people who are willing to persist. -Michael Hyatt

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