Posts by Hugh Culver

How to hire an awesome writer for your blog

hire a writer

You’ve got a blog – so far, so good. And you’ve written six posts, but now the inevitable time crunch is happening. A week goes by, and then another. No blog post. Two more weeks and despite your best intentions…still no blog post. We see it all the time: orphaned blogs. They still command a…

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Thinking of quitting blogging? Read this first.

I don’t know how many times I’ve thought about quitting blogging. How about you? On a scale from “not important” to “this puts money in my bank”, blogging seems to often falls left of centre. But, I keep writing and posting blogs. And in this post, I’m going to explain why you should as well.…

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9 expert bloggers reveal their best strategies for 2018

pro blogger

There is no end of advice online about becoming a successful blogger – some of it brilliant, some not so much. Some tips for blogging success even conflict with other advice. You should write short posts. You should write long posts. Try using more pictures. Add infographics. Short, punchy writing is the peach. Long-form writing…

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In Praise of Hard Work

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This post was originally published on It wasn’t long ago that factory work, coal mines, lumber and fishing employed more than half our workers. That was Hard Work. Nobody was sneaking a peek at Instagram updates, checking their Inbox, or trying to increase their Luminosity score. They came to work to do work. It…

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Why I started SOS and the future of the world

The GetSOS team

In this blog, we’ve written lots about blogging (ironic). Everything from topics to headlines to analytics – even hiring writers. And we have a long list of future topics we want to share with you. But, there’s one topic that’s been missing…until now. We haven’t shared the story behind SOS (or whatever it grows up…

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21 Traffic Building Tips from Professional Bloggers

21 Traffic building Tips

If you have a blog you know how important traffic is. More traffic means more people buying your products, joining your list and more sales for your business. The challenge is to know what works. Search online and you’ll find lots of advice – some works, some doesn’t. It’s confusing and can waste a lot…

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It’s time to put your blog to work

Is your blog working? For 4 years I’ve been coaching bloggers and I have terrible news… most blogs don’t work. No traffic, no leads, no measurable results and certainly no sales. How’s yours doing? Don’t you want your blog to build your list, attract business and, build loyal fans? Maybe it’s time to make that…

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17 proven strategies to building a better blog

blog traffic

In this post we are sharing one of our most popular slide decks published on SlideShare. It’s advice from the gurus that is not only really smart, it’s actionable. PRO TIP: Once you scan through these, go back and choose just one to work on this month. For example, you might want to put more…

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