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The 5 Best Free Blogging Platforms in 2019 (100% Unbiased)

The 5 Best Free Blogging Platforms in 2019 (100% Unbiased)

So, you’d like to take blogging for a test drive, eh?

See if you like it or not before ponying up the bucks for a complete self-hosted WordPress setup?

You’ve probably heard you can start a blog for free, and indeed you can. The big question is:

What’s the best blogging platform right now?

And the answer is… it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

In this post, we’ll go over all the different free blogging platforms and give you the pros and cons of each, but first, let’s stop to ponder a more fundamental question:
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What to Blog About: 3 Steps to Mapping out Your Ideas in a Logical Way

What to Blog About: 3 Steps to Mapping out Your Ideas in a Logical Way

It’s hard, right?

You have so many things you could say, so many different topics, so many different stories, so many different tidbits of wisdom to pass on to the world.

How are you supposed to choose what to blog about? How are you supposed to narrow it down to one thing?

One day, you think you know the answer, and the next, you’re uncertain again. It’s maddening! Almost like your mind is one of those squirrels trying to figure out which way to run across the road.

And I have news for you:

It’s also completely normal. We hear it from our students all the time, and we’ve learned exactly how to deal with it.

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Why You Shouldn’t Start a Podcast or YouTube Channel (Seriously)

Why You Shouldn’t Start a Podcast or YouTube Channel (Seriously)

You’ve seen it for yourself. These days, there are a gazillion different ways to broadcast your thoughts online.

Blogging, podcasting, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat — the options are overwhelming. Are you supposed to do all of them? If not, which ones are most important? What if you are talented in one medium and terrible in another?

ARGH! It’s so confusing.

Well, here’s the good news:

In this post, I’ll do my best to answer those questions. Even better, I’ll give you answers that include taking things off your plate, not putting more things on.

In other words, everything is about to get a whole lot simpler. Let’s jump in.
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15 Persuasion Techniques Stolen from Emails That Make $10K/Month on Autopilot

15 Persuasion Techniques Stolen from Emails That Make $10K/Month on Autopilot

Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?

Not just making $10K/month, which would be awesome all by itself, but making $10K/month on autopilot.

My guess is that this dream has tickled your brain once or twice.

The good news is that you can make it a reality. The bad news is that this takes time.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t start a blog and make money from it right now.

You won’t earn $10K/month right from the start, but you can earn something. You just have to learn how to sell. You have to learn how to persuade strangers to take out their credit cards and buy your products and/or services.

And who better to learn from than Jon Morrow himself?

After all, he’s the guy who wrote the emails mentioned in the headline — the ones that make $10K/month on autopilot.
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7 Ironclad Reasons to Podcast (Even If You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice)

7 Ironclad Reasons to Podcast (Even If You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice)

Look, I get it…

You hate the sound of your own voice. You’re unfamiliar with the tech. And you feel much more comfortable typing than you do talking into a mic.

So you may feel hesitant to start your own podcast. Maybe you even feel intimidated by the prospect.

But you should do it anyway.

Because podcasting can pay major dividends for you, your blog, and your business.

Podcasting has been on a steady increase over the years both in the quantity of shows produced and in the volume of listeners.

It reaches people across genres, languages, and economic status, and if you strategically bake podcasting into your content plan, you can reap its many dividends.

Here are seven ways podcasting can help you make money blogging and boost your business.
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