So 2012 is coming to an end, and what a great year it has been! Over the last 12 months OnlineIncomeTeacher has definitely stepped up a gear. We are now publishing more content than ever before, our traffic has continued to increase steadily and our revenue has gone up. The best bit is that we still have plenty more planned for you in the future! As it’s the end of the year, I thought it would be good to take a look back at some of our best and most popular blog posts of 2012.
This in itself is no easy task as we have published 147 articles (this is #148) this year, so picking 20 of the best is pretty hard. It’s really interesting to see what you have all been reading and sharing on our site, which will help us plan for more great content next year.
I’d just like to say a massive THANK YOU to all our guest post writers who have contributed to the site this year and of course to our fantastic readers, who make all the hard work that goes into maintaining the site worth it! It’s always great to hear from you all in comments or emails that you send in to us.
So here is our best posts of the year! Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 2013 is going to be even better!!!!
Best Blog Posts Of 2012
I wrote this post in reply to some people that had been asking that I switch to using CommentLuv when redesigning the site. Having researched the advantages and disadvantages of each system, I gave my view on why I decided to stick with Disqus.
This great guest post (written by Matthew De Feo) looks to give people ideas and inspiration when suffering from writers block… we have all been there! Here, there are lots of different types of article titles that you can use on your own site. From the reaction we got, we know that this post helped a lot of people out!
This fantastic guest post (written by Tom Southern) looked at some of the common mistakes people make when blogging. This included some excellent tips on SEO that many people were overlooking. The great thing about this article is that from the 17 mistakes listed, just about everyone (me included) could pick one or two that they were failing to do. A great read and one that you should keep coming back to check that you are doing things right.
This popular post (written by Andi Leeman) goes into detail in how commenting on other people’s sites can benefit you and your blog. Not only can commenting help you with backlinks, but it can help increase your exposure and ultimately drive more traffic to your site!
Another great guest post (written by John Banks) that looks at mistakes that many bloggers make. It doesn’t matter if you are only starting out or have been blogging for years; you are going to make mistakes along the way. This article focuses on 5 of the fundamental things that you should focus on to improve your site.
This post (written by Alia Haley) is aimed at all young entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own business. There is SO much to learn when you first start out, but this article looks at some tips that people can use in the competitive online marketplace.
This article (written by Gary Andrew) is an inspirational post that looks at starting your own business, particularly an SEO business. Perhaps you are someone that has always thought about taking the plunge and going it alone, well this post might just help you!
Security is SO important online! This post (written by Konga Felix) looks at some simple, yet very effective methods that you can use to make your WordPress website more secure. Prevention is better than the cure, so make sure you make use of these BEFORE you need them.
I know what you are thinking – “What’s McDonald’s got to do with blogging?” Well, in this post I use McDonald’s as an example of how you can get more traffic to your site. It makes sense when you read it. J
Interviews can be a great type of content to publish on your site. This post (written by Okto Hakim) looks at things like; how do you get an interview with someone, the benefits of publishing interviews, planning out your questions and much more!
There is a lot of information out there that about blogging. Most of this is very useful to people, but some of it can be contradictory and just bad advice! I take a look at some of the most common blogging myths that you should avoid.
I wrote this post after I had finished redesigning the site. I wanted to share what changes I had made and why I made them, not only to readers but to show that they too could do this on their own site.
This post (written by Divya Rawat) takes a look at website design, specifically focusing on the fonts you use. You may not think it but fonts play a very important part on your site, which often gets overlooked. After all, if your readers can’t read what you are writing, then you have a major problem.
Everyone that writes for a living knows how important it is to write quickly. This great post (written by Stephen Aedy) looks at some tips to help you speed up and write faster. I know that these tips helped many of you out!
Everybody that runs or manages a WordPress site knows that a good WordPress plugin can benefit your site in so many ways. That’s why I put this post together of some of the great plugins that I had found over the year. I intend to put another one of these lists together soon, so stay tuned for that.
2012 was the year that Pinterest came to everybody’s attention. Not only were people using it for personal use, but many blogger’s were using it to drive traffic to their site. In this post I looked at how you can use Pinterest for your own site and more importantly why you should!
There are many ways to make money online with a website, but one of the best is to create your own product. In this post (written by Andi Leeman) we look at some of the different ways you can create something to sell and how easily it can be done.
There are only really 3 important factors to creating a successful blog – writing, traffic and your business plan. This post (written by Chris Madej) looks at these 3 factors and how you can create your own successful site.
I wrote this post around Halloween (that’s where the horror comes in) about guest posts. I get tons of guest posts sent to me every day looking to be published on this site, but the vast majority of them I have to turn down. This is because most of them aren’t up to scratch. In this post I talk you through some of the things I (and many other bloggers) look out for when assessing guest post.
Here’s another post about guest blogging, but this time it’s about attracting writers to your site. There are many benefits to publishing guest posts on your site (of which we discuss), but how do you get people to write for you? Well check out the post to read how!