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New Sponsor: Minted!

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We are so excited to announce our new partnership with Minted, the go to place for custom stationary, cards, invitations, art prints, and more!

Minted is the world’s premier marketplace for independent design. Our mission is to find exceptional artists and designers all over the world and bring their work to consumers who appreciate great design.

At Minted, we love the idea that our products will find their way into your most personal celebrations, and we don’t take that honor lightly. That’s why we only use fine paper stock, rich inks, and crisp printing methods. We guess you could say that quality is an obsession for us. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

They offer an amazing array of products that can enhance your blogging and online career, and make your home life easier as well.

Bonus! We are partnering with Minted to bring you a special Blogger Outreach Program for attendees! After registration, be sure to keep a look out for an invitation email to join!

Check out their site at http://www.Minted.com and be sure to follow them on their social media networks!

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New Sponsor: Blogelina!

Business woman with arms foldedEveryone who is everyone in the blogging community knows of Blogelina, or needs to!

Blogelina is an amazing blogger community, with a website that offers a wide range of services for you to get your blog to where you need it to be. This site has helped thousands of bloggers take their websites to the next level, create new income streams, and improve their writing and over all reach.

Along with her famous 4 Week Blogging Classes that has been highlighted on every notable blog on the Internet, Blogelina also offers:

Blog Set-Ups
Blogger To WordPress Transfers
Blogging Buddy Groups
– Fun Events To Promote YOUR Blog (we have another one in the works for October!)
– Even more soon-to-be released features!

We are so excited to announce this partnership with Blogelina and the Social Online Conference! We’ll have an amazing giveaway for all attendees so stay tuned to find out more!

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New Sponsor: Rafflecopter!

The Social Online Conference always strives to partner with the best of the best when it comes to bloggers and social media relationships. Making sure we partner with businesses who know and want what’s best for people who work online, is our top priority.

rafflecopterlogo2We’d love to introduce our newest sponsor, Rafflecopter. Rafflecopter is a bloggers and marketers go to choice when it comes to giveaways and working with brands and bloggers. They’ve created a simple and efficient way to conduct and hold giveaways for any bloggers. Rafflecopter has completely transformed how bloggers hold giveaways whether their own, or for a business or brand.

Benefits of using Rafflecopter

  • Embed it anywhere. You are able to embed Rafflecopter in a blog post, web page, social networks, and more. Run your giveaway anywhere you want!
  • Simple. You can easily add different entry possibilities and create your own.
  • Instantly pick a winner and notify them by email.
  • Free to start and premium plans available!

Not only has Rafflecopter partnered with the Social Online Conference to give attendees special discounts and giveaways, but Greg Goodson, the co-founder of Rafflecopter will be speaking during the event!

You won’t want to miss it!

Follow Rafflecopter to learn more about how you can grow your blog and your readership!

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How to Create Killer Blog Post Ideas Every Time

By Tina N. Phan

It’s a problem that even the most experienced bloggers can stumble into every now and again, so if you’re having trouble coming up with interesting blog post ideas, you most certainly are not alone.

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It’s likely that you’ve been searching around the web for tips about content creation and have come to the conclusion that all of your articles must contain an original idea with the likes that have never been heard of before. Sadly I can’t help but feel that you have been (unintentionally) led astray by these types of advice.

Now you may be wondering why I’m rebuking the argument that your content must be “original and unique” since you don’t really hear anyone else out there saying otherwise.

Well I’m here to tell you that there is no such thing as an “original idea” when it comes to writing. Every idea that you can think of has been done before, sometimes to the point of overkill.

I think when starting out with blogging and article marketing, everybody get’s self conscious about their own writing and the type of content that they will be creating. Often the self defeating thoughts are somewhere along the lines of “what if people hate my content”, or “what if they think I’m boring?”

To put your mind at ease, let me put it this way.

If you’re not offending somebody, you’re not doing it right.

If you’re not offending somebody, you’re not making a big enough impact with your content.

It’s impossible to please everybody. Aside from the sissies who will take offense or don’t like your content, there will surely be individuals out there who will love it.

Now before I get into the real deal about how you can become a content generation machine, there is also something else that I wish to share with you to clear up any confusion you may have whenever the phrase “create unique and original content” comes up.

When people talk about unique and original content, they are referring to the fact that you wrote a particular article yourself and that it contains your own personal thoughts, ideas and experiences when it comes to that particular topic.

It’s not the topic itself that is unique since there are thousands of articles already in existence about any topic out there. It’s the author’s personal input and character that is expressed through the writing that makes it “unique”.

6 Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas

Choose the Right Niche

Although this may seem like common knowledge or a basic principle when it comes to blogging, it’s amazing how many people skip this step.

Chances are, if you’re struggling when it comes to thinking of something interesting to post about, you’re spreading yourself thin by trying to cover everything that there is within your field.

I’ll use myself as an example. I’m a network/internet marketer.

Now there are a range of topics that I can cover within this profession like blogging, PPC, solo ads, or prospecting.

In the beginning, I fooled myself into thinking that if I covered everything then I would have an unlimited amount of blog post ideas at my disposal and that my blog would get heaps of traffic due to the wide range of topics.

Wrong.

By doing that, I increased the amount of information that I would need to learn, I had to force myself to write about topics that I didn’t really enjoy, and by having too much choice about what I had to write about, it took me longer to make up my own damn mind about what to blog about.

So I did what I had to. I chose one aspect about internet/network marketing that I enjoyed learning and writing about and stuck with that (blogging and SEO).

You may think that there is so much you can write about in a narrowed niche, but you may surprised to learn that it’s the opposite.

To prove my point, keep reading and you will see how it’s quite easy to come up with fresh content for any niche.

Sharing Is Caring

If you’re at all serious about building a successful home business, then you should be constantly trying to learn new things, keep up to date about any new strategies or technology relevant to your niche, and attending trainings or webinars regularly.

Every time you learn something new in those trainings, take one idea in that training and turn it into a blog post. Once I attended a webinar about how to reel in leads with Facebook marketing and in that 90 minutes, there was enough information in there for me to have written at least 10 blog post on.

If you’ve learned about a new piece of technology that can improve or leverage your business, review it. Same thing for new services and products in your niche.

However for that last point, I recommend only reviewing something that you have bought and used yourself. Your personal brand and reputation is on the line, and the last thing you want to do is tarnish that by misleading your prospects.

Your Opinion Can Help Others Too

If you’ve encountered something within your niche that you feel strongly about, or disagree with, don’t be afraid to write about it.

Too often people refrain themselves from writing about something due to fear of stepping on other people’s toes, negative comments, or making themselves look bad.

As I mentioned before, if you’re not offending somebody you’re not doing it right.

A harsh fact that you need to accept is that when building your brand, you must develop a thick skin against all the negative feedback. It’s a sign that you are making a big splash within your niche.

If you can’t accept this, then you won’t be getting very far.

For example, a post was written about how it’s unwise to buy products and services from the warrior forum. Not only did Glenn’s (the author) post go viral because it was such a controversial topic, but he got a lot of thank you emails for helping a lot of people avoid getting scammed.

Use Question and Answer Dedicated Websites

Often when the mind draws blanks for interesting blog post ideas, it’s usually a good sign to head on over to websites that are designed to answer other people’s questions.

Nothing better than writing a post that provides the solution to a problem that your target audience is actively searching for.

You can try websites like yahoo answers or Quora, websites which are designed to answer your prospects problems, and use the answers and questions as inspiration for your next post.

Forums within Your Industry

Another good way to gather information about what you particular niche is talking about is visiting the forums.

Not only is this a good way for you to ask your own questions, build connections and find out all the latest happenings, it’s a nest of ideas for you to blog about.
This is another great way for you to get an insight into what people are asking about, what their concerns are.

You can use the various answers given within a thread as a list post.

Good forums you can use for ideas include the Warriorforum (be very cautious about what you buy here) and betternetworker (the ideal community for network marketers).

“Borrow” Other People’s Content

If you choose to blog about a narrow topic that you are passionate about, then chances are you are actively searching around the internet for blogs and articles to help you learn more about it.

Inevitably, the more you read, the more ideas think of and swipe from these other bloggers.

Is that stealing? I wouldn’t say so.

Like I said before, no blog topic is original since they’ve all been done to death.
You make it original by adding your own voice to it and using the content’s ideas to fuel your own imagination on how to write your post.

Oftentimes, when reading somebody else’s content, inspiration strikes me and I find myself thinking “Hey I haven’t written about this yet, I should add this topic to my blog”.

I don’t “borrow” word for word, or paragraph by paragraph, what the other bloggers write about. I use the overall idea of the blog post and use that to form my own ideas and you should too.

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The Conference From Home

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December 6-8, 2013

The Social Online Conference is the virtual event you can attend from the comfort of … anywhere! From social media lovers who are pressed for time, are on a budget, or are looking for personal learning, this is the place for you!

Check out our schedule, get more information about our conference, and register today!

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