Developing a great blog community for your visitors take a lot of time and effort. You are going to need great content to get any traction. But that’s not all. Providing your visitors with useful tools and features to help them get more value out of their visits to your site is a must as well. If you are running your website on WordPress, there are plenty of plugins you can download to enhance your blog. Here are 5 plugins to get started with:

Q&A for WordPress: adds a fully featured questions and answers section to your website. It is great for business sites and those bloggers that are looking to increase the level of engagement on their sites. [click to continue…]

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Many of us give all our content to our visitors for free. There is nothing wrong with that if you can monetize your work using ads. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. You could always charge for your premium content or leverage your fan base to take your business to the next level. These 5 WordPress plugins let you do just that:

Membership: it is a flexible plugin that lets you start a membership site using WordPress. You can still offer free content to promote your paid content. [click to continue…]

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Many of us spend a lot of time on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. No matter how great you are in time management, there are only 24 hours in each day. Learning shortcuts for top social networks could help you manage your streams on them in a more productive fashion. These 4 cheat sheets get you familiar with shortcuts for Twitter, Facebook, and other top social sites:

Facebook Cheat sheet: this cool cheat sheet covers plenty of Facebook shortcuts. It also includes emoticons too. [click to continue…]

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Plenty of folks are still looking for jobs these days. Many of them refer to online resources to look for positions that fit their background. Popular blogs could always solidify their community by offering niche-specific or general job-boards. If you are running your website on WordPress, you can use these 5 solutions to put your job site together:

JobRoller: turns your blog into a job listing website. It works for job seekers and employers. It can handle your resume database effectively. [click to continue…]

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Those of you who have been part of brainstorming sessions in your business are familiar with mind maps. They help you break down your projects and get a better idea how to approach upcoming challenges. You could always use a whiteboard or paper to draw your mind maps. These 5 iPhone apps could also help:

iThoughts: a highly versatile application that helps you visually organize your thoughts. It offers importing from some of the most popular mind-map software suites. [click to continue…]

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WordPress is a great platform to manage your blog with. Many bloggers rely on it to manage their content. You could also use the platform to set up killer landing pages and optimize them for conversion. Here are 5 landing page plugins that could help you with your landing pages:

Premise: you can use this plugin to create membership sites and landing pages using WordPress. The Premise plugin works with any theme and design framework. It lets you create sales, social, email, video, content, pricing and tabbed landing pages fast.

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In order to get started with your journey in social media, you should take time to build your profiles on site like Facebook and Twitter like a pro. You not only should include information about your business but also make sure to upload professional images. Unfortunately, not all social networks have the same image dimensions requirements. These 5 cheat sheets save you time optimizing your images for sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more:

Facebook Timeline Dimensions: this infographic covers image sizes for your Facebook profile, banners, and everything in between (via). [click to continue…]

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Many bloggers and webmasters use WordPress to run their website. It is a great platform that makes managing content super easy. But not all WordPress themes are mobile and tablet friendly. Considering that more people are now using their tablets and smartphones to browse the web, having a site that works well on large and small displays is a good business idea. These 5 themes and plugins make your site more responsive:

Responsive themes: the best way to do this is by adopting a theme that is responsive. We are talking about themes that are coded to work well on small and large screens. [click to continue…]

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Podcasting is not dead unlike some experts have claimed it to be. In fact, a good podcast program could be a game changer for small businesses. Businesses should not forget about video marketing either. You are going to need great content to keep the attention of your listeners and viewers. Having the right equipment could help too.

Microphones are one of the most importance pieces of equipment you need for your audio production. A quality microphone will cost a bit of money but it could make a big difference for your work. Here are 5 premium microphones that improve the quality of your recordings:

Electro Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone: one of the best dynamic microphones around for broadcasters. Many top radio hosts, YouTubers, and podcasters use this microphone. This is a XLR device so you are going to need a mixer or audio interface for it.

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Google+ Hangouts is one of the most exciting features available in this community. It has something for everyone, whether we are talking about small businesses or individuals. As long as you are willing to show your face online and connect with your friends and customers, Hangouts could offer you a lot of value. These 4 tools help you get even more out of your Hangouts experience:

Hangout Canopy: an awesome Chrome extension that helps you keep up with the latest Hangouts on Google+. This aggregates all public hangouts to save you time.

Hype My Hangout: gives you an easy way to hype your Hangouts. Just provide all the relevant information, including date, and capture your video. [click to continue…]

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