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So you’ve decided to start a blog. Congratulations!

But did you know that blogging is an extremely diverse business, and the business model can vary entirely depending on which category of blogger you fall into?

In fact, just about everything is different. The strategy you take is different, the type of content you’ll release is different, how you market your business is different, and how you profit is different as well.

Fortunately, all bloggers fall into one of five categories. Knowing which one you are (or rather, which you’re hoping to become) will shape everything you do going forward.

Read over each one of these carefully – one of them will surely stand out to you!

Without any further ado, let’s look at the different types of bloggers, so you can determine which style appeals to you the most.

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They say that the most profitable niches fall into one of three markets – health, wealth, and relationships.

Of course, profitability and competition go hand-in-hand. Fitness is an incredibly valuable and lucrative industry, and with that comes a lot of competitors looking to take a piece of it for their own.

Therefore, in order to succeed within the health and fitness market, it is vital that you niche down further, targeting your website, channel or podcast around a specific sub-niche, rather than trying to take on the fitness market in its entirety.

In this post, I will cover good fitness sub niches to consider building a business around.

Let’s get to it!

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If you’ve registered for Amazon’s affiliate program, you probably realized pretty quickly that Amazon doesn’t exactly make it easy to promote their products.

Manually going over to their website and grabbing their link is a tedious process.

Then – if you actually play by the rules, you aren’t even allowed to download the pictures from the listing. You have to fetch them from the API, which can take even more time.

It’s a huge hassle.

Fortunately, developers have recognized the need to simplify this process, and have developed a number of WordPress plugins for Amazon affiliates to use.

Truth be told, they can save a lot of time and make it even easier to promote products within your content – among a number of other useful features!

In this article, I will be covering the top Amazon affiliate plugins for WordPress, including both free and paid options.

Note that only plugins specifically designed for Amazon’s affiliate program will be mentioned. Link cloaking plugins for example – which are good for other affiliate marketing channels, aren’t allowed by Amazon, so they won’t be mentioned.

Let’s get to it!

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What price would you sell your soul for?

What price would you pay for ‘success’? Would you trade your entire life away for a chance to make it, even if it left you miserable, and you were working in a company that wasn’t right for you?

Just like a job, it doesn’t make sense to work on a company that doesn’t bring you satisfaction, even if it makes you a lot of money.

This year, I had to make a very tough decision, and confront some harsh realities.

After nearly 5 years, I have stepped away from my eCommerce companies to return back to my roots – building and marketing online businesses, that don’t require my constant presence in order to grow and thrive. I’ll be providing strategic guidance to the new people running it, but it will no longer be my day-to-day focus.

I believe that it’s possible to build a business that helps to support your entire life, rather than consuming it.

When you realize that your business model is simply not going to fit into the life that you want and there’s no way you can make it work, it’s important to recognize that.

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Regardless of where you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey, it’s likely that you could be getting a lot more out of what you already have.

Two people, with the same exact resources – time, money, knowledge, etc can take the same exact business, yet experience drastically different results.

Sadly, the majority of us make progress a lot slower than we could be – even if our time or budgets are limited.

Why is that?

Most frequently, it comes down to mindset.

The average person experiences thousands of thoughts every hour. What we allow ourselves to think and believe has a lot more of an effective than we realize. Positivity, optimism and self-belief will not magically make you successful, but there are real self-limiting beliefs that affect business owners, and have direct, measurable negative consequences.

In this article, I’m going to address some of these limiting beliefs with you – and show you how reframing some of your thoughts can yield tangible improvements for your company.

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