Today, I share with you 3 top bloggers who run successful blogs using WordPress. These 3 women bloggers have grown their blogs to not only support them full time but also require small team to manage and run. It’s such an inspiration to me to see all of these woman find a career by pursuing what they love.

I will take you behind the tech scenes to show you how these blogs use WordPress –

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I have a dirty little secret – I have been blogging on Squarespace. Whaaaa?  Ok. Let me tell you why! 🙂  While I am a WordPress evangelist, the truth is that I want to make sure I’m giving good advice. If you are better off using Squarespace vs WordPress for your website then I’ll give it you straight.  Therefore, to feel good about myself and where I lead people, I had to do my due diligence and see what Squarespace was all about.  

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I have received a lot of great feedback and demand for more FREE styled stock photos so I’ve created 7 more! Enter your name and email in the form below and you will automatically be emailed a link to your free download.

These images are in web format so best to be used for social media or your website. Feel free to edit as you like and no need for attribution.

100% FREE!

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We’ve all seen and heard that it’s possible to make money blogging. We have all read through income reports and see these full time bloggers flaunt their stuff on social media but HOW are they doing it? Are they really making money just from blogging?  I’ll share with you 3 strategies that bloggers take to make money and how you can actually implement these strategies with WordPress.

Oh and by the way,

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Many of us are using WordPress to run our online business where a proper homepage can better introduce your business instead of hoping right into your blog. Actually, even if your site is primarly a blog, a homepage can better introduce who you are and what you blog about. By default, WordPress displays you latest posts as a homepage but you can easily change that behaviour in your Settings > Reading section (and pick a static page to display).

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If you are looking to build a Landing Page with WordPress, it can be frustrating with the limitations of the Visual Editor. Simple things like creating a button or adding a testimonial box can’t be done by default in WordPress so you’ll need the help of a plugin. Luckily, I have a few to suggest!

 

1 – Beaver Builder

This is probably my favourite WordPress plugin to build landing pages because I find it the easiest to create the layout I want with rows and columns.

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I wanted to share all my favourite social media plugins for WordPress! These plugins run the whole gamut of things that you can do with WordPress and social media. I will show you the social media plugins I recommend to help share content, display feeds and convert TO social media. There’s a lot of options out there so hopefully my curated list will save you some time and help enhance your WordPress site!

Social Share Buttons
RocketCloud –
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WordPress started off as a blogging platform and comments being as one of the essential features. Today comments still support interaction with your audience and there are some excellent plugins that help improve that comment engagement.

 

1. Disqus Comment System

Disqus

With over 200,000 active plugins this is probably the most used WordPress comment plugin. You need to create a Disqus account to use this plugin (for free).

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Growing your email list THE best way to reach your target audience. Simply asking visitors to sign up for a newsletter will get you some subscribers but sweeting the deal and offering optin incentives will make your email grow way faster.

I will go over 6 optin incentives that people can’t resist. Not only will an incentive convert more subscribers but you can also use incentives to help gage interest,

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