10 Must-Read Articles To Take Your Blog To The Next Level: 2019 Edition

Must Read Blog Posts From 2019

In 2019, we published more content than any previous year.

And as a result, close to 2.3 million people visited Blogging Wizard over the course of the year.

So, to make sure you don’t miss out, I’ve put together a curated list featuring some of our favourite articles from the past year.

Let’s dive right in:

Our must-read articles from 2019

44 Copywriting Formulas To Level Up Your Content Marketing

Copywriting is one of the most important skills you can learn as a blogger.

But there’s a lot to learn and you need practice to hone your copywriting chops.

Here’s the good news:

You can use these copywriting formulas to get a headstart and dip your toes in if you’re new to copywriting.

Simply copy the formula, tweak to fit your needs and you’re ready to go!

You can use these copywriting formulas for headlines, emails, entire blog posts and more.

Just don’t forget: while these formulas can save you time, it’s important to take some time to learn copywriting on a deeper level.

15 Lessons I Learned From Selling A Blog For $500,000

Over the years, Marc Andre has made a lot of money from building and selling blogs.

He’s sold at least two for over $500K and I’m sure he’ll have a few more big sales under his belt in the coming years.

In this post, Marc shares the biggest lessons he’s learned from selling blogs. There’s a lot to consider here and it’s a must-read article if you’re thinking of selling your blog.

But, there’s an extra lesson to consider here: 

Even if you think your blog isn’t worth anything – there are probably a bunch of people who would buy it from you.

Small blogs could go for a few thousand and the sky’s the limit for large blogs.

The Content Creator’s Guide To Email Marketing Automation

Let me ask you a question:

Do you want to earn money while you sleep? 

I guess it’s a silly question. Who wouldn’t?!

If you’ve got your own products or affiliate products to promote – you can use email automation to earn money while you sleep.

In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know – why automation matters, how to use it, the tools you’ll need, and more.

80 Freelance Job Websites To Grow Your Client Base Faster

Freelancing is one of the best ways to earn money as a blogger.

After all – you pick up a lot of useful skills running a blog:

  • Content writing
  • Content planning
  • Copywriting
  • Content promotion
  • Email marketing
  • CRO
  • Social media management
  • WordPress management

I know bloggers who have jumped right into freelance writing and built up a full-time income in around 2 months by sending pitches to a bunch of blogs in a very specific niche. In this case, it was WordPress.

And, there are more SaaS companies with decent budgets looking for talented freelancers too.

But you don’t have to go down the route of sending pitches at all – this list of freelance job websites will provide you with plenty of opportunities.

How To Weave Buyer Personas Into Your Landing Pages

Technically, a landing page is the first page someone visits your website.

But, in this case we’re talking about conversion-focused landing pages.

The sort of pages you’ll create especially to promote a webinar, lead magnet or a product.

Here’s an example:

Conversion Focused Landing Pages

Why use a landing page? You can link to it from anywhere on the web easily. You can add it to your social profiles, promote it with Pinterest, paid ads, and more.

And – they perform better than a CTA or opt-in form on your blog would.

For example, most sidebar opt-in forms converted at below 1%. Whereas landing pages can easily convert above 30%.

Now, most people create landing pages that serve a general audience but they perform far better when they’re focused on a specific audience.

So, have a read of this post and learn how to create landing pages that put your audience front and center!

How To Know If It’s Time To Leave Your Full-Time Job & Launch Your Business

One of the most common questions I get is this: how will I know when to leave my job and go all-in on my business?

In this post, Yaz Purnell shares the 5 signs that show you’re ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

How To Leverage Social Proof On Your Blog: A Beginner’s Guide

You’ve got wisdom to share but how do you get people to pay attention to what you have to say, over every other blogger out there?

You need to establish credibility within your niche.

But how exactly? Social proof is the answer. And, in this post, you’ll learn exactly what social proof is, and how to use it on your blog.

The Definitive Guide To Pinterest Hashtags

Pinterest has gone through it’s fair share of changes in recent years, but, it can still be a traffic powerhouse for bloggers. Particularly, travel, food, and fashion bloggers.

There’s a bunch of things to consider in your Pinterest strategy, such as group boards, manual pinning, using a business account, eye-catching images, vertical images, etc.

But one of the most overlooked components of a successful Pinterest strategy is hashtags. 

In this definitive guide, Kim Lochery shares everything you need to level up your Pinterest hashtag game.

How To Format Your Blog Posts To Keep Your Readers Engaged

Your content is the heart of what you do as a blogger. And, how your content is formatted can make or break the entire experience for your readers.

In this article, Dana Fiddler shares exactly how to format your blog posts for maximum engagement.

The Entrepreneur Monthly: Say Hello To BERT And WordPress 5.3

In October, we launched a new monthly segment – The Entrepreneur Monthly.

The idea is simple. Instead of you having to sift through 50 different websites to find important news that can impact your blog – we do it for you.

So, each month we’re breaking down the biggest news that can affect your blog.

It’s still early days yet but the feedback for this segment has been overwhelmingly positive.

If you’d like to get caught up on later issues, check out our news category.

Are you ready for a great 2020?

In 2019 we published plenty of in-depth and actionable guides to help you grow your blog, and your business.

Outside of this list, we had plenty more great posts too so feel free to check out our blog archives for more. This was not an easy list to make!

Now, what’s important is making sure you take as much away from these articles as you can – let’s make it a great 2020!

Start off by picking one post. Dive in and find a few ideas that you can implement and see how things go.

Thank you for all of your support over the past year – it’s greatly appreciated.

Stay tuned. We’ve got plenty of exciting things planned for 2020. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter using the form below so you don’t miss out on any new content.

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