Introducing the StudioPress Marketplace: Great WordPress Themes from Exceptional Designers

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When you’re buying a premium theme for your hosted WordPress site, you have to ask yourself (or someone who knows what they’re doing) real questions about security, stability, SEO, ease of use, ease of updates, and much more.

That’s why we created the Genesis framework to be the rock-solid foundation of a smart WordPress site. Then it’s just a matter of dressing it up with a cool paint job.

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5 Reasons Why All Freelance Writers Should Learn To Write a Sales Letter

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When was the last time you wrote something with the intent to specifically motivate your readers to take action?

Admit it or not, we’re all in the same game.

Whether you want someone to buy your product, join your email list, retweet or +1 your post, you’re doing one thing — leading your audience down a path at the end of which lies the action they’ll take.

You want them to do something.

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12 Ways to Turn Your Old, Dusty Blog Archive into Cold, Hard Cash

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Have you ever looked back through your old blog posts and thought, “Why did I give away all of this brilliant writing for free?”

Well, here’s some good news: Unless your blog topic is last night’s baseball scores or this week’s hurricane, there’s income potential in those old posts yet.

Loads of it.

If your posts have evergreen, highly useful information, they can be turned into paid products.

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10 Lessons from My First Million-Dollar Launch

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I was amazed.

Jaw-on-the-floor astounded.

I’d been imagining what it would feel like for a long time, and truly believed if I put my mind to the task and nose to the grindstone, it was sure to happen.

But the reality was like seeing a six-pack after 100,000 crunches (not that I’d know anything about that).

I never thought I would know what it felt like to hit a million dollars with a first launch.

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Check Out the Lifestyle Theme for WordPress

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Whether you’re a one-person shop at a kitchen table, or the next Rupert Murdoch (or both), you need to start thinking like a media business.

Say you want to run an online magazine. Or maybe you’re a personal publisher executing on myriad ideas that need more options than a simple blog post can provide.

You’re covering multiple topics, in multiple formats.

You’ve got video, you’ve got text, you’ve got photos … You’ve got the idea.

How do you organize and layout all that content in a meaningful and attractive way for your readers?

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7 Strategies for Escaping
“Me Too” Product Launches

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Are you noticing an awful lot of launches nowadays?

Well, it’s not just you.

As many bloggers jump off the Adsense bandwagon, they’re getting into the launch game, with a neverending stream of premium eBooks, white papers, audio interview series, video courses, membership sites, networking events, webinars, conferences, consultation packages, private coaching groups, print books, physical items, and anything else that could be wrangled together into a marketable asset.

And because bloggers are good at creating content, they don’t just release these products without any buildup. They’re conducting multi-stage launches with tons of strong content.

So if you’ve got something to bring to market, is there any point? Is there any way to cut through all this noise?

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