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How to Become a Confident Expert (and Stop Feeling Like a Fraud)

How to Become a Confident Expert (and Stop Feeling Like a Fraud)

In the beginning, we all feel like a fraud sometimes.

There’s a yawning gap between how you present yourself online, and how you actually feel.

You know that to be credible online, people must see you as an expert, but when you just start your blog, it’s hard to feel like you deserve that label. Sure, you have a good understanding of your topic, and you’re expanding your knowledge every day, but are you truly an expert?

In truth, being seen as an expert is as much about your confidence as it is about the depth and breadth of your knowledge. If you act like an expert, people tend to treat you like one.

But here’s the thing. Knowledge breeds confidence. And if you sometimes feel like a fraud, it just means you don’t have quite enough knowledge yet.

So the question is: what do you need to know to confidently present yourself as an expert in your topic?

And how can you acquire that knowledge as quickly as possible?
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The Ethical Way to Earn Money Online (Even If You Have Nothing to Sell)

The Ethical Way to Earn Money Online (Even If You Have Nothing to Sell)

Don’t worry. You can admit it.

You secretly wish your blog was more than just a hobby.

But it’s costing you more than it earns. And that’s the hallmark of a hobby, not a serious endeavor.

Even if you have no desire to transform your blog into a business, you’d like it to at least pay its way, right?

Because starting a blog costs money — web hosting, email lists, domain renewals, social media tools.

Of course, you already know one popular option for monetizing your blog — you could create a product. But you just don’t feel ready yet. And besides, creating and promoting a product takes time.

What you need right now is a way to earn a little money from your blog without a ton of work.

Fortunately, a way exists that’s highly effective, requires little ramp-up time, and is used by some of the most respected names on the web.

Many bloggers have heard of it, but for a silly reason completely ignore it…
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13 Reasons Why Blog Ads Suck for Monetizing Your Site (And What to Do Instead)

13 Reasons Why Blog Ads Suck for Monetizing Your Site (And What to Do Instead)

This is the dream, right?

You get out of bed, stretch, and make some coffee.

You settle in on the couch and start your work day – in your pajamas.

(You’re a professional blogger, so nobody gets to tell you what to wear).

You open your laptop, check your email, and see dozens of notifications: “You’ve Been Issued a Payment.”

Overnight, you’ve made hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars.

Money literally appears in your bank account while you sleep.

And what’s the secret to this coffee-swigging, pajama-wearing lifestyle?

Advertising, of course! Those little ads waiting patiently in your sidebar to earn you money while you whip up your next mochaccino.

Well, prepare yourself for a shock…
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How to Catapult Yourself from Diddly Squat to a Booming Online Career

How to Catapult Yourself from Diddly Squat to a Booming Online Career

*Sigh*

Soul-destroying, isn’t it?

You look at popular bloggers.

With thousands of Twitter followers.

Hundreds of blog comments.

And digital products selling like hot cakes. At premium prices too.

Webinar? Sold out.

New infographic? Gone viral.

And then …

You look at your own online presence. A handful of comments. A few hundred Twitter followers. And a faint presence on Google+.

Does it make you feel down? Overwhelmed?

Does earning a living online feel impossible? Like an insurmountable task?

In October 2012,  I felt the same way.
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The Sneaky Way to Create Products that Sell Like Crazy… from Day One

The Sneaky Way to Create Products that Sell Like Crazy… from Day One

Deep down, you know it’s true.

After you start blogging, creating a product is a natural next step for you as a blogger.

(It’s your best chance of making some real money from your blog too.)

But building a product is scary.

Not just because it means putting yourself out there for the world to judge – though that can be pretty terrifying. No, it’s scary because of all the things that can go wrong.

What if you spend hundreds of hours to build your product, and nobody likes it?

What if you invest hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars, and nobody ends up buying?

What if you pour your heart and soul into it, and the handful of customers who do buy end up asking for refunds because they never get the results you promised them?

These fears are more than justified; this is what happens to *most* people who set out to build a product.

But it doesn’t have to be that way…
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