All Articles by Edward Antrobus

Your Comment System Is Killing Your Discussions And Community Building Efforts

by in Lifestyle on Jun 2nd, 2014
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There once was a time when no comment system existed. You’d just go to a site, read the post, and leave your Name, E-mail, and URL address (optional) to leave a comment. If your browser was smart enough, it would remember all your details so you could go directly into leaving another comment instead of […]

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How To Win At Everything Online

by in Personal Finance on Mar 31st, 2014
success

One blogger I’ve been mentoring over the past year asked me the other day, “How can I ever win one of those blogging awards? I see some blogs get award after award and they aren’t that good. Their traffic isn’t that high and their content isn’t very original. Yet some sites have much better content […]

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Fine Tune Your Blog For Maximum Results

by in Lifestyle on Nov 29th, 2013
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Fine tune your blog: missions and writing styles Author’s bio: Maria Nedeva is the blogger behind The Money Principle: a personal finance blog that will ‘make your head hurt and your wallet sing’. There she writes about money management, wealth and the changing rules of money.  There is no point beating around the bush: we […]

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How To Write The Whale Post

by in Lifestyle on Nov 17th, 2011
big-whale

One of the reasons why public writing is so addicting is because there’s a chance somebody important out there might read what you’re writing and highlight it to somebody else important.  Your traffic starts to surge and your site might even crash due to server overload.  If this happens, congratulations!  You have found your Whale […]

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Should I Still Accept Guest Posts? Absolutely Positively!

by in Lifestyle on Aug 25th, 2014
Guest Posting Is A Good Idea

In early 2014, there was a lot of buzz that Guest Posting was dead thanks to Matt Cutts from Google saying that a lot of guest posting is just spam. I seldom host guest posts on FS because most of the inquiries are thinly veiled advertorials or indeed spam. My average guest post hosting frequency […]

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Finding The Best Money Making Affiliate Program For Your Blog

by in Lifestyle on Aug 12th, 2014
Life and Liberty by Colleen Kong-Savage

Someone asked me the other day what were the three things that gave me the confidence to leave my job in 2012. My initial response was being able to negotiate a severance package worth six years of existing living expenses. The severance was seriously the unexpected X Factor that I did not foresee happening when […]

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Does PageRank Still Matter? It Sure Seems Like It Doesn’t

by in Lifestyle on Jul 29th, 2014
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The other day I was having a conversation with a tennis buddy of mine whose wife has a fitness blog. Her site receives about 30,000 pageviews a months. Not too shabby at all. I mentioned I do some blogging too, and he asked me the address for my blog and I told him Financial Samurai. […]

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How To Make Good Money Freelance Writing

by in Lifestyle on Jul 21st, 2014
Great Freelance Writing

Since January 2014 I’ve been in charge of building out a corporate blog as part of my part-time consulting duties. It’s been a good challenge that has effectively lowered marketing costs for the company, improved the company’s authority, and allowed the company to tell their story the way they want. So far so good. Instead […]

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When Is Enough, Enough In The Online World?

by in Lifestyle on Jul 6th, 2014
When is enough enough?

For five years in a row I’ve been posting on average 3-4 times a week. I just went with this posting schedule frequency because that’s what I had in me. But as I get older, I’m beginning to lose a little steam in my enthusiasm for writing a lot as frequently. Search engine traffic makes […]

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  • maria@moneyprinciple: I love guest posts: I love writing them and I love accepting them on The Money Principle. What...
  • HappySimpleLiving: Good, thought-provoking article. I admit, I’ve been close-minded about guest posts lately...
  • Kirsten: This is fantastic information. I just started freelancing and I definitely feel like I’m not doing...
  • kapitalust: I’ve struggled with this since I began blogging: I wanted to teach but I also wanted to entertain....
  • kapitalust: I came super close to quitting sometime in early 2014. I was a frequent visitor of FS and I was always...
  • kapitalust: Hehe I liken it to winning the participation ribbon in school – I guess some people are just hell...
  • kapitalust: I’ve only ever gotten pesty SEO type requests to guest post and didn’t pay much attention....
  • Financial Samurai: Perhaps that time is sooner than you think! :)
  • Untemplater: You’ve had some great guest posts Sam. I haven’t been publishing guest posts that much since...
  • Financial Samurai: That is called advertising low quality stuff on your site. If you comment and build a relationship...
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