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Posts by Phil McGrath

How to avoid the spam folder

Getting people onto our email list is often harder than it seems. But having got them there, we need to make sure we’re delivering that message time and time again, so we can really make an impact with our blog and with our content.   However, just because we’re sending out our emails to our…

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3 Not So Common List Building Strategies

List Building Strategies

Having a list building strategy may not be quite as important as having a content strategy, but if you can get your list building strategy and content strategy running hand in hand then you’re on to a winner.   It’s funny for many bloggers when they hear the words “list building strategy” they automatically assume…

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15 Types of Email to Send to Your Email List

types of email to send your email list

For bloggers when it comes to setting up an email list one of the biggest objections we hear is that they’ve no idea what types of email to send to their email list.   Even if you know that starting an email list is the best thing in the world you can do right now…

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Why Bloggers Need an Email List

Cornershop may have sung “Everyone needs a bosom for a pillow” back in ’97, but nowadays I like to sing “Every Blogger needs a list for protection”   Remember that song? Yeah me neither!   While that song may be about Indian culture, poverty, ignorance and corruption this article most certainly isn’t.   It’s simply about…

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13 things I do before I publish a blog post

You’ve got 15 seconds and even then over 50% of people won’t read it. So unless you’ve already read this article or you know all 13 things I do before I publish a blog post I suggest you stick around.   I was recently asked about my daily blogging routine and while there’s no typical…

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9 Editing Tips For Bloggers


“When I’m writing, I make words my b*tch. But when I’m editing, the words make me their b*tch. It all equals out in the end.”   ― Richard B. Knight   Richard B. Knight knows that it’s all in the edit.   What you once put down on paper as a good idea will somehow…

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Top 5 Free Editing Tools For Bloggers

editing tools for bloggers

Right, so I know you don’t really want to do it, but you kinda have to.   However just because it has to be done doesn’t mean you have to do it manually or yourself.   I mean there’s nothing wrong with doing it to yourself but you’d probably prefer someone else to do it…

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How to Steal blog posts and get the owners to promote it

Steal blog posts? But that’s unethical!   But, what if the best blog post you could write is one you didn’t write at all?   If it’s good enough for Picasso it’s good enough for me;   “Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal” -Pablo Picasso   Wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing, a blog post that…

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Which Style is right for your next blog post?

Nevermind styles of blog post, what does having 6 Million subscribers teach you about creating content in general?   “Comfort breeds complacency, complacency breeds stagnation” -Casey Neistat   Casey Neistat knows that comfortable is not a state that breeds growth, it’s only when we step outside that comfort zone that we begin to really grow.…

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Blogging Tips: 12 things the experts wish they knew

  “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” -Isaac Newton-   It’s a quote that many of us have heard time and time again, but probably not one you would associate with blogging tips. Like many quotes, the more you hear them the more the meaning…

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