How to Get Out of Niches and Blog for a Purpose Instead?

Money is not everything. Anything beyond an optimum amount causes more misery than happiness.

Yet, with a stereotypical assumption that most of us want to make money (let’s not kid ourselves by saying “no” to this assumption), we all have a tendency to get stuck in a rut: the dirty groove of a routine that we get comfortable with over time. Even the advice we receive, the articles we write, and everything we believe in becomes congruent with this comfort zone.

For bloggers, it translates to finding niches, writing 500 word posts, and promoting your blog using the same methods we’ve always been used to. That includes social media, asking for links, putting up sign-up forms for opt-ins, some paid advertising, and then wondering how else to promote the blog.

If you’ve been doing whatever you’ve been doing, how will you get to where you want to go?

It’s time to do something different.

We all know passion pours energy into our life. It gives us more chutzpah to do what we want. It drives our efforts to reach our goals.

If you pick niches, blog multiple times a day, and work like a machine to promote your blog, here’s what happens..

Passion wears out..

Frustration sets in..

You’ll develop stress. Finally, you’ll give up.

Ignore the popular advice.

Forget the damn niches. 😉

If you have to blog, do so for a purpose. Here are different ways to find your purpose:

What is that one thing that pisses you off?

1 piss off

We all have our pet peeves, don’t we?

Maybe you love to do something but your lifestyle is your biggest enemy. Maybe you actually travel and you don’t like the way immigration procedures and visa restrictions don’t allow you to travel free. You could have been scammed online before and you just can’t get over it. Or maybe you got dumped unceremoniously by your girlfriend. Perhaps, you hate the well-orchestrated, social brainwash that marriage really is.

Find your biggest source of frustration; go and blog about it. Chances are that you’ll not worry about word counts and blog post lengths. There’s a possibility that many others in the world would relate to you.

Relating to the topic on hand, by the way, is half the business done.

Find a real business, blog for that business

2 real business

Don’t blog about a topic. Instead, find a real business and apply your passion for blogging into a blog built for your business. Why? An unbelievable amount of “you” gets into your business, whether you know it or not.

Hatching that idea, sticking with it, and grabbing a business plan template off the web are the starting points. Beyond that, you’d give your business everything (including startup capital, sacrifices, the comfort of a day job, and the wholesome approval of people who mean so much to you). You will not sound or feel normal after so much goes into starting and running a business.

Your blog now reflects the new “you,” doesn’t it? Whatever you went through until this stage of your business (assuming you go with this idea) helps you communicate better. You are stronger, and you have an attitude to kill for.

Blog for a cause, to make a difference

3 cause

If starting and running a full-fledged business (such as ecommerce, maybe) is not your thing, let’s get back to blogging.

Niches are popular and commercial. They evoke responses from customers such as “buy,” “buy later,” “no way, it’s too expensive,” and “nah, not for me.” If you don’t directly pitch for anything in your blog, all you’ll get is “ah,” “duh,” or “I see. Wow!”

Blog for a cause, instead, and you’ll mostly get responses like “I so want to help, if I could,” “Where is the donate button?” “I like what this person does,” “This is so true,” and “Wow, really?”

Now, causes don’t have to charitable. You could find a cause within commercial domains too. You can find a cause anywhere. All you have to do is look for something that’s troubling you, and you know that a lot of other people are also affected by it.

Look at what SaltyDroid does:

The trouble seed: Online scammers on the rise

The cause: Exposing scammers, thieves, and fraud “gurus” with make-believe opportunities

Does SaltyDroid sell anything? No.

Does it get traffic? Next question please.

Experiment until you find the purpose

4 experiment

Learning the art of blogging after you find your purpose will draw you in very late to the game. When the purpose comes calling, you have to hit the ground running. You have to be ready by then. That’s why it’s important to keep blogging everyday. How do you become a better blogger? Write blog posts every day.

What’s the secret to passionate blogging? Using your well-developed blogging skills to write about things that matter to you (and others).

In a nutshell, you have to do all the dreaming, thinking, and executing while you already have a blog in place. Now, you know that your choice of niche wouldn’t matter too. Pick a topic, start a blog and run with it. Think of this as your experiment.

Experiment until you find your passion. Once you find it, give your blog everything you’ve got.

Grammar? Rules? What’s that?

5 break rules

Read all the blogs you want on “how to blog better.” Brush up on your basics of writing (add copywriting to the mix). Yet, don’t think that what you read is the only “right” way to do things out there. You can make your own rules. Copywriters, for instance, break rules all the time. Find your voice. Make your writing reflect that voice. If you have to twist sentence structures, do so. If you have to invent your own words or phrases, like labeling yourself as an “anti-niche blogging rebel” go ahead and do it.

This is your playground. Go play. 😉

Your passion should show. Success will follow.

Are you stuck with niches or are you blogging from your heart? Do you have a purpose yet? Share it with us!

Elegant Themes Giveaway – Win 3 Developer Membership Worth $89 Each

As, you know my blog just turned 2 years old. I was thinking to organize few giveaways but didn’t got much time.

But..

Today, I’m happy to introduce Premium WordPress Themes giveaway by Elegant Themes.

Elegant Themes is offering 3 Developer Membership worth $89 each for our readers.

An Elegant Themes Developer Membership is a fantastic prize – so make sure to enter this WordPress giveaway everyday!

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Elegant Themes have a great collection of themes and some plugin. For as low as $39 you will get access to 86+ themes & support for 12 months, definitely a great deal!!

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Giveaway Prize:

I’ll choose 3 winners and each winner will get Developer Account Worth $89

Winners will be announced 1 week from today. (On Thursday)

We will contact you through your emails for prize. So please make sure to provide valid email address while entering into giveaway!

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Google Page Rank Update 6 December 2013

There has been recent Google Page Rank Update on 6 December 2013.

We all have been waiting for this page rank update and it’s here now.

Google pagerank update is in progress and Google is updating pagerank.

Google pagerank is very important for sites and blogs. Google Pagerank basically ranks a page on the basis of its backlinks and how authoritative that link is. High Google pagerank may boost ranking of the site.

Google Page Rank Update Google page rank update happens after 3-6 months after previous update.

It was last page rank update of 2014 which was Google Page Rank Update 6 December2013. Last Page Rank update was on 4 February 2013.

Check your page rank now here!

While going through my news feed, my friend Bilal’s status caught my attention. According to him.

Its second Page rank update of 2013, Last update was in Feb,, everyone saying PR is dead but its now back …. The business of Link Buying, Selling, paid posting is back …. #‎pagerank

After checking Page rank of more than 100 sites, here is quick review

Many New Sites get PR1-PR3 (even without backlinkings)
PR dropped of many sites which was PR2,PR3
PR Improved of only few sites

– Bilal Sarwari

What do you think about this? Are you satisfied with this page rank update?

All Blogging Tips Got Pagerank 4

Google update is in progress. I just checked and got to know that my blog got page rank 4. (It might be temporary?)

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But I’m still happy that most of internet pages have good Page rank.. I’m sure next time allbloggingtips will get at least PR 5 or 6. 😉

Frequently Asked Questions:

I’ve put together few questions to help you learn more about pagerank update and how to boost your page rank.

Here I am also sharing some of the most frequently asked questions about pagerank.

Should you rely too much on PageRank?

Now, that’s really important question to ask yourself, Should you reply much on pagerank?

Let me explain, I’ve seen many blogs with PR2, Pr3 that are getting thousands of visitors per day than others PR5, PR6 blogs.

That means Pagerank has nothing to do with your blog traffic. Try not to worry about pagerank / alexa rank.

Focus on providing useful content to your blog readers.

Your priority must be like this;

  1. Readership
  2. Traffic
  3. Alexa Rank
  4. Page Rank

Why my PageRank is not increasing?

Did you asked yourself this question? Why your pagerank is not increasing? There can be many reasons like;

  1. Poor SEO Structure
  2. Poor Link Bulding
  3. Not enough Dofollow baclinks
  4. No quality content in your blog
  5. Blog not optimized for search engines

How to increase PageRank quickly?

Here I am sharing some important tips to increase your page rank for next pagerank update.

Few Tips to Increase your Page Rank.

I hope above tips will help you a lot to increase page rank in the next pagerank update.

If not? then Also read below helpful articles to increase your page rank in no time..

Your turn!

So hope these tips will help you. How was this 6 December Page rank update turns out to be for you? And Have you seen any change in Page rank after this update?

Also, share any special technique to increase your page rank in next update ?

Don’t forget to share this news with your blogger friends.

Happy 2nd Birthday to My Blog – What I Achieved in 2 Years

happy-2nd-birthdaySo, finally it’s 2nd year of blogging.
 
So many amazing things have happened in the past year because of this blog.
 
I can’t quite believe I have been blogging for two years now, (it has gone way too quickly)
 
At the beginning I didn’t know where to begin… my blog posts were short and awful, and I didn’t know what to post about but, I feel like my blog has come far in the year and although I still want to keep improving it.

Why I started this blog?

Before starting this blog, I was learning lot of things about Blogging and Web designing.

I used free hosting to learn WordPress and after sometime I decided to buy top level domain and paid web hosting to start this blog because I wanted to improve my writing, English, share what I learnt so far and make a little money. I already discussed in details here.

Here are quick reasons for starting this blog

  • Share what I learn
  • Help as many as I can
  • Learning new things
  • Improve writing skills and English
  • Make little money

Statistics

Here is what I achived in 2 years of this blog. Below is analytics screenshot

Audience Overview   Google Analytics

Wow, I cannot believe I have written 322 posts already! 😀

At around 500-1000 words each I estimate that I have written more than 200,000 words something!

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Here are some interesting numbers.

  • Facebook Fans: 7,500+
  • Twitter Followers: 3,600+
  • Feed Subscribers 15,000+
  • Active Newsletter Subscribers: 2k
  • Published Articles: 322
  • Total Comments: 9000+
  • Alexa Rank:  9k
  • Page Rank : 3

Top Posts (# of Views)

These are interesting numbers, did you notice one thing?

7 out of 8 posts are list post.  Apparently everyone loves a good list!

Things to Do Before Applying for Google Adsense      68,125
Top 15 Killer Tips To Increase Page Rank!       51,516
10 Best Statistics Plugin For WordPress       30,045
7 Powerful Ways to Increase Website Traffic       16,399
Top 5 Ways to Make Money without Adsense       16,252
Top 10 Best Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress       13,289
8 Reasons Why I Hate Google Adsense       12,622
Earn $50-$100 Daily with Affiliate Marketing?      10,129

Thank You!

Many thanks to everyone who helped me – the readers, guest writers!

I’m still learning so much about it all. I have discovered some amazing new blogs, bloggers, friends and followers.

I’m so happy with the support I have had, and how much my blog has grown over this past year.

And I’d like to thank YOU for helping me in the 2 years of my blogging journey.

These guys worth mentioning here. I learnt lot of new things from their blog. In no particular and sorry if I have missed anyone out!

Special thanks to:

Harsh Agrawal of ShoutMeLoud

Zac Johnson of ZacJohnson

Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips

Rahul Kuntala of LearnBlogTips

Pradeep Kumar of Slashsquare

Harleena Singh of Aha-Now

So what are my plans for the next year?

Well, I would love to keep my blog growing. I’d love to move up the Top Alexa rank. However, as a student, I wouldn’t get much time to spend on my blog.

Lastly, a big thank you to all that take the time to read my blog and comment. Your comments mean the world to me.

Thank you for your continued support.

Don’t forget to share What I Achieved in 2 Years with your friends.

Learn Blogging With Rise Forums : Win 3 Membership Worth $97 Each

Rise Forums is a brand new private discussion forum that was created specifically for bloggers and internet marketers. I launched the forum as a way of providing help and feedback to aspiring bloggers. In the past, I would do this through email and video consultation, however I have always been of the opinion that discussion forums are the best way to provide direct support to people are there is a public record of all previous support queries and discussions.

The forum is completely different to other internet marketing forums such as Warrior Forum and Wicked Fire. It is not a place where experienced members are trying to sell informational products to newbies. Rise Forums is a community where members genuinely try and help fellow members out. That is what makes it so special.

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A membership for Rise Forums retails at only $97 per year. That works out at only $8.08 per month. In addition to connecting with other bloggers, affiliate marketers and online entrepreneurs; members also get direct access to me. I will be offering my thirteen years of experience from working online to help members directly.

The problems that members face varies greatly. Some are just looking for feedback and advice on what direction to take their blog. Others are looking for help with the technical side of working online. Whatever the problem, our goal is for us to do everything we can to help members in any way we can.

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To celebrate the launch of Rise Forums, we have teamed up with All Blogging Tips to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a free yearly membership.

How to Win a Membership to Rise Forums

Entering our competition for a Rise Forums membership is easy. All you have to do is enter is leave a comment on this post explaining why you need a membership at Rise Forums. Then simply register your entry using the RaffleCopter box below. Additional entries can be gained by following All Blogging Tips, Rise Forums and sharing this post.

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Note: Share this giveaway everyday to increase chances of winning.

The deadline for the competition is 30 November 2013. We will announce all three winners on 1 December 2013 (This is very special day for this blog). Good luck to everyone who enters :)

Thanks,
Kevin

Why AussieWriter Is Good Platform for You to Get Your Content Created?

shutterstock_126540911In any business, content creation is an important process that should be done by someone who has experience and knowledge of this field. Creating business documents, writing company history, preparing sales letters or even blog posts require certain skills.

As a business owner/ manager, you will not have enough time to write sales emails, product descriptions and many other things that need to be written in a professional manner.

This is where AussieWriter.com comes into play and helps you get your content created on demand. You can use their services to get the work done under your desired budget and get the best quality as well.

Some of the best features of AussieWriter.com are described below.

High Quality Professional Writers at Your Service

If you are after high quality writing services then there are professional writers available for you at this platform. The writers are skilled and well experienced in content writing field and that is the main reason why they can help you come up with a splendid sales pitch or presentation material.

Creating content for business purpose requires concentration, dedication and a lot of hard work and these are all the qualities that can be found on this wonderful platform. You can simply place your content order at this website and let the professional writers work on your project.

Just place the order, pay the bill and get your content delivered with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. The company will choose the best writer for your work so you can sit back in your office and wait for high quality and well researched content delivered to you within given timeline.

Choose Your Budget and Writer

You also get to choose your budget and writer as well. For this purpose, you will have to open up a writing project at AussieWriter.com so other freelance writers can place their bids on your project. You will have the option to accept the offer of any freelance writer and negotiate on price with them as well with the help of online message system offered by the website.

Posting a writing project is cheaper so it lets you say a lot of money in the long run.

Thousands of freelance writers work on this platform which means you can easily find the best writer for your content creation work. Before hiring any writer, you can open up their profile and see their stats and reviews. This gives you a clear idea whether a writer is right fit for the job or not.

24/7 Support

If you have hired a writer for your content creation, he will not be able to offer his service to you 24 hours a day. However, if you choose to go with AussieWriter.com, the support and writing staff is available 24/7 at your assistance. There is no time limitation, you can ask to get a short piece of content written and delivered within few hours or you can ask for any changes in the already written content by their team.

Quality and Plagiarism Free Work

One of the major reasons why AussieWriter.com is the most preferred content creation website is because they offer high quality services without any plagiarism issues. With so much information on the internet, a writer can make simple mistake and it can be termed as plagiarism by online tools.

However, AussieWriter team makes sure that the content is properly proofread and checked for any plagiarism issues before it is forwarded to you.

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In our view, you can feel free and safe to place an order with AussieWriter and get high quality and satisfactory services at reasonable price.