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How Financial Blogs Can Help Better Manage Personal Finances

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If writing is your passion, blogging is the best avenue to provide useful resources and guides for audiences in need. If this statement is confusing, let us explain it in brief. If you are passionate about writing, you can write a lot of useful information about various topics that majority of the people are not aware of — no matter what your passion or expertise currently is.

This can be better understood with the help of an example. For instance, let’s say someone is applying for a credit card for the first time, but they aren’t sure which card to apply for or what a credit report is. These are both key components to getting approved for a credit card, yet it’s something audiences are searching for on a daily basis. At the same time, there are millions of finance blogs on the internet today that provide answers, resources and guides in reference to these very topics.

However, an important aspect that you must keep in mind is that you just cannot rely on each blog or topic that you come across or ones that just appear to be informative. Whatever, be the case, it is of utmost importance that you get it cross-checked by an expert. And of course, if it is a well-known financial blog, you can always bank upon and rely on the information provided, so be sure to cite all references and data points as well.

With all of this in mind, there are many reasons why finance blogs and reference sites are one of the most popular niche markets in the world today. Every day someone is turning the age when they are old enough to apply for a credit card, open a bank account, buy a new home or anything in between. For all of these individuals, there needs to be a wealth of information online to set them off in the right direction.

Here are a few reasons why finance blogs are doing so well right now, and why you might want to focus some effort into creating one of your own.

Language is no barrier

Regardless of the language, you are seeking information in, there is always a resource online to provide you with whatever it is you are looking for. Best of all, through the use of Google Chrome extensions and tools, it’s easy to translate content and services into different languages as well. A perfect example of this could be seen on Préstamos Rápidos, which was built specifically for a Spanish speaking audience. However, when you visit the site, the option is also there to translate it into different languages as well.

With personal finance and business being something that is of interest to everyone, don’t forget to create content that applies to all audiences around the world, no matter what language they might be speaking or where they are from.

Informing Audiences on How to Get Fast Cash

When it comes to providing value to an audience, getting access to fast cash, home loans or even cash advances — these are all topics that are being searched for on a daily basis. At the same time, these are all high ticket keywords and niche markets that can trigger some niche earnings if you were to run Google Adsense on your site.

With all of that in mind, the following talking points could be written about on a finance blog, while also providing value to an audience and having call to actions in place that make sense in the process.

1 – Home Equity Line of Credit

This is undoubtedly a good option provided you have adequate equity in your home. Under such circumstances, you could opt for a low interest and tax-deductible line of credit and use the proceeds of the loans in any way you wish to. But there is a downside to this type of loan and that is you are putting your property at stake. As such, just make sure that you can retain the property.

2 – Peer to Peer Lending

You must have heard about so-called peer to peer lending and in this you don’t borrow money from any financial institution, instead you borrow money from a peer. You can access cash even though your credit history isn’t good. How does this arrangement work? Usually listings are drawn up in which borrowers make their requirements known by posting in the online platform and in turn the lenders look for such postings and the one that they think is a good deal go ahead or respond to the posting. Why do investors prefer to work with you despite bad credit history? This is because there is an empathetic factor that plays a role in this type of lending which may not be present if you are applying for a loan from any financial institution.

3 – Seek Financial Aid from Family

Last but not the least, there is another way by which you can access quick cash and that is by asking for financial help from close family members. In this case, there is one advantage and that is you may not have to shell out any money as interest, which by itself is a huge blessing in disguise.

Is it time for you to start a finance blog of your own?

Some niche markets come and go, while others only have hot points during different times of the year. The one thing we can be rest assured of, is that there is always going to be a hot market and demand for finances. This isn’t just from the consumer side, but also the business side as well.

If you can put in the time and effort to create a quality resource blog that focuses on a niche market of finance in general, there is a great chance for you to find your own financial success in the world of blogging.

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I am Fawad Malik, writer and blogger who loves to write articles related to Blogging and also the new trends that are ruling the world nowadays.

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Why the Secret of Successful Blogging May Surprise You

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I filmed a video earlier today.

I showed off some of my newfound flexibility due to doing deep yin yoga daily for over a year.

But the video explains a deeper blogging lesson.

This is the secret of blogging success guys. Said secret may surprise you. Or it may not, depending on where you are on your journey.

You can watch the video here.

You may look for shortcuts to blogging success. I did.

For years I figured if I worked harder and cut corners I would discover the secret, or magic bullet, yielding quick blogging success.

After falling flat on my face for years I finally uncovered the secret to successful blogging. Shocked me a bit. I waited to be featured on Oprah to get my big break. I swung for the fences. Turns out, blogging success finds those bloggers who do simple, seemingly tiny things daily.

I know this idea may shock you because you probably believe retweeting this blog post and publishing a comment on this post means little. But tagging me on Facebook and sharing this blog post – even though it seems like a tiny, insignificant action – leads to all types of exciting possibilities. Even if we do not make friends after the first time you share a guest post of mine, we may bond after you share a guestie of mine. Maybe I retweet your latest post to my 50,000 plus Twitter followers, in response to your kind share.

Guys; I retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging because I:

  • retweeted blogger’s posts
  • commented patiently on blogs
  • published guest posts
  • published posts on Blogging From Paradise
  • broadcast live videos
  • published videos

for years.

Does this sound sexy? Not really. I love blogging. But engaging in simple actions over years gets boring sometimes.

Shocking, right? Didn’t you think I’d say being featured on Virgin led to stunning success? Fat chance. I got some pub and a nice branding boost but business was pretty much as usual after the appearance on Virgin.

My big blog traffic flows to Blogging From Paradise through little blogging actions I take daily. Big blogging success is a tabulation of tiny, seemingly insignificant actions that lead to huge success if you engage in these tiny actions over years of your life.

Floors most bloggers, who are too cool to comment on blogs or to promote other bloggers. You are dead in the blogging water if ego calls the shots because ego looks beyond the simple and humble blogging actions that build empires toward some big time, major league feature on major media outlets. You whiff 99.99% of the time and even if you score, business may increase but not to insane levels, in most cases.

Why?

Successful blogging is just year’s worth of tiny, simple actions, summed up, to create something eye-popping.

Publish a blog comment. Publish a blog post. Tap a retweet button. Feature a reader or blogger on your blog. Answer a question on Quora. These actions lead to something special if you generously engage in these activities for 5-7 days weekly over years of your life.

Successful blogging is hitting single after single, not swinging for the fences, trying to hit a home run every time. You will strike out most of the time. Even if you clear the fences and knock it out of the park, your success surge will be short lived.

Keep drilling those singles guys. Broadcast live on your Facebook Page. Help folks by answering a few questions on the Warrior Forum.

You probably didn’t think a guy could retire to a life of island hopping through these tiny actions but wow did they ever add up over time, leading to something awesome.

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How to Drive Huge Traffic to Your Blog

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Spend the next 5-7 years of your life helping people.

But first; learn blogging inside-out. Follow advice from a blogging mentor. Invest in a good blogging eBook. Invest in a blogging course.

BIG traffic numbers flow to:

  • persistent bloggers
  • generous bloggers
  • patient bloggers

Huge traffic numbers flow to bloggers after said bloggers rendered generous service for years. Short cuts do not exist in the blogging game.

24,000 Podcast Listens in 2 Days

My friend Alonzo Pichardo and I recorded a podcast on his channel.

We chatted about how to find the right online business for you.

This podcast has registered 24,000 listens in 2 days.

Listen to the podcast here.

How do you get 24,000 listens on your podcast over 2 days?

Spend 10 years of your life learning, serving and connecting.

Most bloggers never bother learning. Insane, right? Some learn but serve little, greedily wanting big money after publishing 2 blog posts. Other bloggers learn and serve but never network, building no friendships, struggling to drive traffic because no successful person does it solo.

There are a few bloggers like Alonzo and I who devote our lives to our blogs and businesses over a decade. No; not for a week. Nope; not for a month, or for 1 year, or 5 years. A decade. 10 years.

Alonzo built a huge following over that time by helping people. I built a decent-sized following over a decade too.

Alonzo and I built up the:

  • knowledge
  • confidence
  • skills

to be able to chat on blogging and internet marketing topics with ease over 30-60 minutes. 24,000 people or thousands of people registering 24,000 listens would not show up, listen and share this podcast if we did not have some serious skills and knowledge in discussing this topic.

These skills were developed over 10 years. We built our tribes over 10 years.

If you want huge blog traffic numbers you simply:

  • learn how to blog from pros
  • practice writing
  • create helpful content
  • build meaningful connections

for 6-7 days weekly, over the next 5-7 to 10 years of your life. Big numbers reflect generous, intelligent, persistent, focused efforts. Small numbers reflect stingy, unintelligent, impatient, unclear efforts.

Show Up Even When You Do Not Feel Like It

I recorded a video on Facebook today.

I discussed a core concept that leads to huge traffic numbers over the long haul.

You can watch the video here.

Successful bloggers who drive serious traffic show up daily. Even if their traffic numbers seem non-existent in the beginning, this crowd believes in themselves, generously helps people and keeps serving every day over years of their lives.

Struggling bloggers show up only a few times weekly or monthly because they publish posts and network only when they feel 100%. I am a happy dude. But I rarely feel 100%. No human does. My neck feels stiff. I feel tired. But I already created 6 pieces of content today at 3:07 PM. After I publish this blog post I will have created piece of content #7.

I direct all readers back to Blogging From Paradise through those 7 pieces of content. Can you see why I drive some pretty heady traffic numbers to my blog? I create and connect freely on a daily basis. Even when I do not feel like it.

If you want to help a bunch of folks and dream of big traffic numbers, begin helping people now. Do not worry about stats. Do not sweat outcomes. Help people by publishing posts to your blog. Promote other bloggers. Comment genuinely on blogs in your niche.

Help people daily for years. Do not stop helping when numbers do not seem to be rising. Do not panic. Believe in you.

See these mini lulls through. You too will drive big traffic to your blog.

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4 Successful Blogging Lessons Cats Teach You

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Cats seem to follow me all around the globe.

From Istanbul to Thailand, to Fiji to Bali, to Costa Rica to New York City, I find myself living with cats.

Kitties teach you 4 successful blogging lessons too.

Note; the featured image for this post is real. My wife Kelli and I stepped into a cage with three 400 pound tigers in Thailand. Legal in the Land of Smiles.

Bonus lesson; stepping into a cage with apex predators forces you to face deep fears, a good quality to develop if you want to habitually dive into deep blogging fears. Maybe we can devote an entire post to tiger versus tabby interactions on Blogging Tips down the road. Hold me to that guys.

Let’s dive into the lessons.

1: Go Slowly

Cats go slowly.

Never one to waste energy, kitties slowly and patiently stroll through the day. Predators need to conserve energy to be ready to pounce with one explosive leap.

Like cats, go slowly, my fellow bloggers. Take your time writing your next post. Relax. Slow down. Calm down. Keep going but understand this: blogging is a marathon, not a sprint.

2: Honor Creative Bursts

Cats seemingly explode into exercise bursts a few times daily. Usually at 4 AM as these nocturnal creatures honor their hunting instincts.

Successful bloggers mirror this trait. I create 7-10 pieces of new content daily between blog posts, guest posts, videos and sometimes podcasts too. Make hay while the sun shines. Or honor creative bursts when such periods arise.

Following tip 1 helps you follow this tip. I find most bloggers to be completely burned out because most sprint and run out of energy versus taking the marathon approach. When you do go slow and steady these short, hyper creative bursts find you more frequently. Neat how it works.

3: Get Your Sleep

I watch Barnaby sleep like a baby now. He is good for hours of napping and sleeping daily.

I saw cats in Fiji sleep 18 hours or more daily. Jet lag forced me awake for a 28 hour period and I swear these cats slept a good 18-20 hours during this stretch.

Successful, energetic bloggers get ample sleep daily. Recharges the battery. Keeps you on point, too.

Folks wonder how I find the energy to create and connect as much as I do. Easy; I rest sufficiently every single day, never bothering to leave my bed until 8 hours have passed. This morning I woke at 7 AM but stayed in bed until 8 AM because 8 hours had not elapsed from beddy-bye time. Being well-rested helps me remain completely energized during my blogging work day.

4: Patiently Wait for Opportunities to Arise

Have you ever observed a house cat – or wild cat – stalk its prey?

Cats patiently wait in stealth mode before pouncing.

My cats at home wait for 10 or 20 minutes beside windows, tails flaring, muscles flexing, focused on chipmunks or squirrels in the yard. Even though my kitties cannot blast through the window and make the kill these kitties display the same immense patience exhibited by big cats like lions and tigers.

As you proceed slowly and steadily, resting amply but honoring your creative bursts, patiently waiting for opportunities like:

  • ideal clients
  • ideal customers
  • interviews on high profile blogs
  • profitable partnerships

positions you to be a super successful blogger.

Most bloggers impatiently chase opportunities and successful bloggers, repelling good things and awesome people with their desperation.

Successful bloggers work peacefully and allow opportunities to flow their way.

Years passed before I landed features on Fox News, Virgin, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Such is the case for every seasoned, veteran blogger. Patience is the name of the blogging game.

Wrap Up

Learn sweet blogging lessons from your feline friends.

Avoid a blogging cat-astrophe down the road.

 

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