I am blessed to know many truly talented and generous bloggers who consistently give to others – as Donna Fontenot so aptly put it – “just because”: Because we can.
Because we don’t want other bloggers to have to learn everything the hard way. Because we know that sharing our experience and what we’ve learned over the years will benefit many.
Michele Welch, who shares Online Business Tips over at NewBizBlogger, announced just after Thanksgiving last year that she wanted to create a collaborative online business or blogging ebook. She proposed:
“Not just any ebook. This ebook will be a collection of authors’ best pieces; a piece of art work if you will. A massive collaboration beyond what others have done before!”
In her call for submissions she hoped for twenty bloggers to participate; the 1st Edition of The Synergy of Business and Blogging: Top Techniques from 31 Successful Bloggers features the hand-selected best content from 31 expert bloggers.
As Andrew Rondeau who provides blogging advice to many leading bloggers wrote,
“Imagine for a second, getting your hands on an e-book containing some of the best articles ever written from some of the most active site owners/bloggers in the virtual world. Articles discussing topics such as SEO, keyword optimization, article marketing, affiliate marketing, blogging for money, competitive research, web design, etc.”
I thought, “to be a contributor of such an e-book would be great”….so I did.”
This ebook includes posts from many of our favorite bloggers including ebusiness coach Donna Fontenot, Kimberly Castleberry who shares Social Media Marketing tips as @AskKim, Dennis Edell who writes about Making Money Online, Andrew Rondeau of Income Blogging Guide fame and everyone’s favorite Social Media blogger Kristi Hines aka @kikolani.
The book contains what I consider the most important post I ever wrote: Are You Playing Hide and Seek with Your Market on how to figure out who your target audience is and choose the keyword phrases they would use to find you. It includes tools for keyword research and how to track your progress in the search engines.
Michele specifically directed that this ebook is available with absolutely no strings attached: no opt-in, no newsletter sign-ups, not even your name or email address. Just click on the link for The Synergy of Business and Blogging and download. (This is a large ebook so it can take a while to download depending on your connection.)
When you get your ebook be sure to click through and visit the sites of those whose advice you found worthwhile. Every one of them would love to hear from you.
- New Free How to Make a Blog eBook (growmap.com)
- Collaborating is THE Word for 2011 (growmap.com)
- Small Business Internet Marketing: Where to Start (growmap.com)