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The 7 Sources I Use To Get 100+ Blog Post Ideas (Every Single Month)

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blog post ideasDo you ever wonder how some blogs publish content so frequently? Where are they coming up with their blogging ideas?

In this post, I’m going to show you how you can always have something to blog about using just seven simple sources.

The nice thing is you can continue to go back to these sources over and over again. They will never deplete.

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How To Effectively Plan Your Blog Growth Using Micro & Macro Goals

By Chris Lee 22 comments

Why is it important to set blogging goals?

Running this blog for nearly 3 years now has given me the chance to talk with a lot of people in this industry, a lot of whom who are struggling and looking for help.

Speaking with them, the biggest problem that I’ve noticed is that they don’t set any kind of blogging goals. Actually let me rephrase that. They don’t set specific, measurable goals.

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The Email + Product Blogging Model: What I Learned Growing A New Blog To $50,000 In Revenue In 16 Months

By Chris Lee 40 comments

Most people don’t realize just how big of an impact the email + product based model can have on their revenue numbers, especially in the early stages, until they try it for themselves.

I had no idea either, until a few years ago when I built and launched my first product on RankXL.

Since then, and especially in the past year, it’s now the most profitable way that I monetize my blogs.

And in this post, I’m going to share some important things I learned about building blogs this way, including a recent venture of growing a brand new blog (not RankXL) to $50K in sales in just 16 months.

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From $300/Month To $1500/Month: How Building A Sales Funnel Quintupled Revenue In One Of The Most Unprofitable Niches On The Internet

By Chris Lee 46 comments

As some of you know, I build a lot of blogs outside of RankXL. It’s how I got started online – building and growing sites in various niches.

Until I started RankXL, I’ve been monetizing everything I built strictly with Adsense only. I didn’t collect emails, I did no email marketing, and I never even considered the idea of building and selling my own products.

But in the last few years, I’ve been moving more and more into list building and creating products, especially for niches where Adsense wasn’t the most profitable option. And it’s been working very well.

In this article, I’m going to share with you on how I increased monthly revenue to one of my blogs (not RankXL) by 5x by experimenting with different email marketing and product creation strategies.

This in itself isn’t anything special, though. The past few months I’ve seen blogs really take off in earnings by implementing list building and launching products. The real noteworthy part is that this particular site is in the most unprofitable niche I’ve ever entered.

If you’ve contemplated getting into list building and creating your own products, it’s (hopefully) going to open your eyes to how big of an impact it can make to your business.

Let’s dive in…

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How To Use Introduction Emails To Amplify Your Influencer Networking

By Chris Lee 35 comments

A few weeks ago, I published a lengthy blog post about how to use influencer outreach to build traffic to a new blog.

In it, I briefly mentioned introduction emails.

What are introduction emails? Let’s say that you want to reach out to a certain influencer. The problem is that they don’t know who you are, and whatever email you send them will just get mixed in with hundreds or thousands of other emails just like yours. So instead of contacting them directly, you first look through your own network first to see if anybody knows them. If they do, you simple ask them to email the influencer for you with an introduction.

It may not seem like this would make a big difference, but it really does make a big difference.

And in this post, I want to dive in a little further to dissect what really goes into using them.

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