How to Win Friends and Influence People (As a Blogger)

First published more than 70 years ago, Dale Carnegie’s guide on people skills entitled “How to Win Friends and Influence People” contains wisdom that is mostly true to this very day, because human nature, for better or worse, does not change much over time.

And even in this brave new world of the Internet and social media, we can still look to age-old truths in deciphering a code to grow an audience (win friends) and successfully engage readers via our blogs (influence people).

Here are eight of these truths … Continue reading

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8 Blogging Mistakes that Waste Your Readers’ Time

The Internet has made it possible for us to live in a world of “information overload.” A few clicks, a few swipes on a smartphone, and we have access to more ideas, blog posts, and news stories than we could ever possibly consume.

It’s hard to remember — or imagine, if you’re that young — when information was a scarce resource. But time is still a scarce resource. And with this much information easily available, you must treat your readers’ time with respect when they give it to you.

Especially if you want to build trust with your audience so they give you more of their time in the future.

The curious paradox is that even though it doesn’t cost anything to publish blog posts, send emails, share our life with others through social media updates, if you’re not adding value with those pixels, you’re wasting the time of your readers.

And time is an irreplaceable resource. Time is precious. We all know it.

So avoid these eight common blogging mistakes below at all costs. At all costs. Continue reading

The Art of Blogging: One on One Coaching Sessions

 

This has got to be the worst video of me publicly posted ever. Ever. And the worst hair day ever.

Would it matter if I told you that I used to be called Wolverine back in high-school? I guess not.

So, yeah. A lot of folks have been asking for more affordable stuff, and I do want to help people take their blogging to the next level, so…

I just thought this GIF funny for no particular reason. Should have used it when appropriate, not six minutes after finding it.

Anyway, on a more serious note, there are two new options:

The Art of Blogging: One on One Session

$99.99 $49.99

This is for those of you who do not want to commit to one of the longer programs, either because of lack of funds or time.

Doesn’t matter. This only takes about an hour of your time, on Skype. And the time required to read the written feedback you’ll receive about your blog.

First step: you receive a comprehensive analysis of your blog, everything from content (headlines, introductions, the conclusions of your posts) to the visual layout, social sharing, the way you interact with your readers, the navigation, all that.

Also, included there will be a nice list of pointers, advice you can follow (or not) and the best of this is that all of them will be tailored to your blogging style and the particular niche you’re following.

Second step: a one hour long one on one Skype coaching session, in which we’ll discuss the changes that should be made to your blog, how to do so, and how to best develop the right kind of mindset.

You want to know what’s even better?

A money back guarantee. No risks involved. Pay. Receive your feedback and pointers. Do the Skype chat with me. Don’t like it? You get your money back. No questions asked.

You can book a one-on-one coaching session with me here.

The Art of Blogging: Program

$699.99 $$397.99

90 days of pep talks, coaching, offering feedback, motivating you, and telling you over and over again that rules don’t matter that much if you have passion. It’s intense stuff. Truly intense.

9 hour long one on one coaching sessions via Skype.

Courses, written material, detailed feedback on your blog, advice, tips and tricks, and a lot of stuff about developing the right kind of mindset.

Simply put, I’ll do everything for you except write your posts. But I’ll give you plenty of pointers on that as well.

This program is more about making you search deep inside your heart for the things that make you tick, and then provide you with enough energy to write about them in the best and most effective way.

You can purchase this program on my e-store here.

Rules of The Art of Blogging

The idea was to write a short introduction about art. Something short and cute; how art is anything that inspires us and provokes an emotional reaction. What appears to be beautiful to us. And then I’d write a short and cute paragraph on how blogging can also be considered art.

Remember a time when you were moved to tears by a piece you read on someone else’s blog? Or were inspired to take action in a certain area of your life?

Well, that was art. The art of blogging.

Anyway. This was what I wanted to write as an introduction to this book. Because I pretend to be an artist on a daily basis. I also like to write short bios about myself. But then I thought that I’d act like a rebel without a cause and tell you that this is not the kind of book that I recommend if you are very technical about life, if you let your heart be ruled by your brain.

This book is about the art of blogging, about finding the passion that is required to create the kind of content that makes people laugh and cry and be inspired and motivated and all that. Continue reading

Blogging Is All About Problem-Solving

Think of all aspects of life as pyramids. Much like Maslow’s famous pyramid of needs.

Now, the curious thing is that each need is its own pyramid. Of course, the baseline is low. Very low.

Maybe not a lot of people are starving in the world right now as they used to in the past, but most people’s eating habits are pretty much destroying higher brain function and messing up with their bodies. Junk food is everywhere.

In fact, it’s crazy how difficult it is to eat healthy food.

Imagine how it would be walking down the street eating a cucumber or a carrot. People would look at you be like, “What is that guy eating? A cucumber? What the…”

But if you were eating a hamburger…

How many people do get enough rest?

How many people are happy in their relationships?

How many people can say that they have the friends they want? Are you helping those around you to become better people? Are they? Continue reading

How I (Almost) Ruined My Life

Alternate titles for this post:

How I Grew Complacent And Lazy And That (Almost) Ruined My Life

How Being Selfish Can Ruin One’s Life

And, truth be told, I could almost write a post titled “How Blogging Saved My Life,” because for a while it did.

Most of you know the initial parts of my story. All the way to me choosing to start this blog, write books, and self-publish them. You also probably know about my health issues and the struggles generated by them. I feel I should write that I did my best, but that would be a lie. One that is supposed to somehow make me feel better.

The truth is that I failed. I feel that I have failed. Continue reading

The “From 0 to 5K” Program

Short note: The initial five spots of this program sold out in less than 48 hours, which is a first for any product that I have sold on my blog so far.

I am excited to be working with fellow bloggers from different niches, and I consider this to be both a challenge and an opportunity for me and all those involved.

That being said, I have created an additional five spots at the higher price point, and that’s it. I will focus my time and energy on helping ten bloggers grow their audience from (almost) zero to at least 5,000 readers in six months.

The next spots will be offered for sale when these programs will end, which will be some time around October 2018.

Is this YOU?

Writing has always been one of your passions. You decided to start a blog, to share your thoughts and ideas with the world. You poured your heart and soul into every post, did the very best you could… only to be COMPLETELY IGNORED.

No comments, no shares, no feedback whatsoever. The bottom of the ocean has seen more life.

Maybe no one was around, you think. You write post after post, decide that perseverance and patience will bring you the readers you deserve.

But no. Months go by, you gain a couple followers, maybe receive a comment or two.

What to do? How to go about it?

No one’s reading your blog…
EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE DOING YOUR BEST.

Meanwhile, other bloggers seem to be having the time of their lives, putting out awesome content, connecting with amazing people from all over the world, building communities around their ideas.

It’s really not fair, because you’ve actually put in WORK into this blogging thing. You’ve seen others  be successful, so you know it’s possible… but for some reason, you can’t even get a couple COMMENTS.

At this point, even a “hater” would be something you’d appreciate, because at least then they’d be acknowledging your online existence. Right now, and for all intents and purposes, you’re invisible.

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU I CAN TAKE YOU FROM ZERO TO FIVE THOUSAND FOLLOWERS IN SIX MONTHS …

This is the best program I have ever designed.
This is the program to put an END to the constant lack of feedback.

Imagine having five thousand people read your blog.

Can you imagine what your life would be like if you could get five thousand people read your blog? Regardless of how “beginner” or ” advanced” you are? How fulfilled you would be? How relaxed you would be? How happy would you be?

I have been blogging for six years now, making this blog into one of the most popular blogs on WordPress. I managed to take irevuo from a few hundred subscribers to over 5,000 in less than six months.

I have created this program packed with traffic building tips and tricks:

  • The best ways to create engaging content that makes it impossible for readers not to comment on.
  • The best ways to network with fellow bloggers and create connections that will prove to be helpful along the way.
  • The very, very best ways to use social media to your advantage, to boost the reach of your posts.

This program is literally the closest thing to “magically boost your traffic” that you are going to find, EVER!

THE 0 to 5K PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…

  • You’re struggling to gain readers
  • You seldom receive any comments on your posts…
  • You want to create a community around your blog…
  • You want to learn how to tell a compelling story
  • You want to blog like a boss
  • You want a big smile on your face every time you check your WordPress Stats

Well, this is the program for you then.

Six months of receiving feedback and pointers from me, on anything from the visual layout to the content. I’ll be offering you tips and tricks on:

  1. headlines
  2. introductions
  3. how to end your posts with a bang
  4. how to be a master storyteller
  5. how to use social media to your advantage
  6. how to network with fellow bloggers

And more importantly than all, HOW TO FEEL LIKE A PROPER BLOGSTAR.

If you want to take your blog into the blogging stratosphere, this is the right program for you.

FROM 0 to 5K

$499 $199

Why such a big discount, you ask?

Because this is the first time I am offering this product, and I’d like you to offer me the kind of rave review that will make me proud to share it with my readers.

At this price, and at what I am offering, this is a bargain.

My blogging friends said I was crazy to offer this for such a low price. But, yes, I am going to help you grow your blog to 5K WordPress Followers in 6 months.

But, Cristian, what happens if you don’t?

A Money-Back Guarantee, that’s what happens. You get your money back at any point during this six month program, or within 30 days of it ending.

So, what are you waiting?

These are the last five spots available.

Better hurry. They won’t be available for long.

Additional spots will be made available in October, 2018.

The 0 to 5K Program is available on my e-store here.