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Can You Finally Make Money with Podcasting?

Last Updated on July 22, 2020 by Chris

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Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Chris

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During the lockdown, podcasts boomed, and they will apparently surpass 1 billion in ad revenue this year.

Some game-changing announcements were made by Spotify, Apple, and others recently which suggest that the podcast battle is on, and you could stand to benefit.

The real question is – can podcasting finally make the money with podcasting they thought they could?

Let's double click on that.

YouTube's $100 Million Bet on YouTube Shorts

Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Chris

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YouTube (and Google in general, really) seems to always be on the move. They're typically planning a few steps ahead, and all signs would to them having planned this for a while.

They're doing what Google does well, and they're going all-in.

The Most Popular Instagram Post is…an Egg?!

Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Chris

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We're typically quite focused on the present (with a penchant for some future predictions here and there as well), but some of our most popular newsletters have been editions where we've taken a moment to look backwards.

Today, before tackling the news and all that good stuff, we're going to take a look at the most liked online post in history.

Spoiler alert: It's a photo of an egg.

Yes, you read that correctly

WP Rocket Settings – A Guide to Improving Your WordPress Blog

Last Updated on July 5, 2021 by Chris

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At its core, WordPress is an open-sourced Content Management System (CMS) that is designed to be versatile and accept a wide array of hosts, themes, and plugins.

Much like how it is hard to shuffle a deck of cards and never deal the same hand twice due to the insanely high probability, it is also unlikely that any two blogs are designed identically (well, unless you copy all of our guides and WordPress plugin recommendations, in which case there could be a few).

This poses an inherent set of problems for bloggers as some programs simply aren't designed to play nicely together. Some themes may be designed to stand alone without a huge plugin array while others are simply backbones that allow you to customize to your heart's content via plugins. Optimizing performance around all of this adds one more layer of difficulty into the mix.

One plugin that we have found absolutely critical for the performance of our WordPress blogs is WP Rocket as this premium plugin is a beast- it combines and minifies CSS and JS files, lazy loads images, and so much more.

So in this one, we want to share more about what WP Rocket does, why you may want to use it on your blog, some pitfalls to keep in mind, and of course share our own personal settings as this one can become overwhelming in a hurry.

Clubhouse Comes to Android – But Is It Too Late?

Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Chris

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In the world of blogging and social media, there's never a dull moment. And we're grateful for that because, if there were, we would kind of be out of business.

For us, it's not if there's a pertinent story to share with you, it's which pertinent story to share.

And today, we can't ignore the big, big news – Clubhouse has finally come to Android.