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In every issue of The Edge, you will get actionable advice on what's working now in the world of blogging and online marketing. Directly from the desk of David Risley, sent 3 times weekly.

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Past Issues

#324 | This one time… in Jamaica… - October 10, 2019

#323 | How a million-dollar sale blew up in my face - October 7, 2019

#322 | The Secret To Affiliate Marketing - October 3, 2019

#321 | The Secret Trick To Hack Everything Faster - September 30, 2019

#320 | Think there’s a recession coming? What to do… - September 26, 2019

#319 | A summer slump in sales? How to handle it… - September 23, 2019

#318 | A simple system for improving your business over time - September 19, 2019

#317 | The truth about Mailchimp - September 16, 2019

#316 | Too Many Courses! - September 12, 2019

#315 | Are You In Hiding? - September 9, 2019

#314 | Posting Food Recipes To Your Blog. Does It Work? - September 5, 2019

#313 | This is something I look at every single morning.. - September 2, 2019

#312 | I don’t know how you do it! (Writing speed) - August 30, 2019

#311 | Crappy Lead Magnets (and what to do instead) - August 26, 2019

#310 | You don’t FIND a Niche. :-) - August 22, 2019

#309 | How to sabotage your own website’s growth - August 19, 2019

#308 | An 8-Figure Newsletter (And The Take-Away) - August 15, 2019

#307 | The invisible blog (and why it might work) - August 8, 2019

#306 | A way to create a 6-figure business… with only a 4-page website - August 5, 2019

#305 | 5 Important Trends For Bloggers (And You Need To Adapt) - August 3, 2019

#304 | The Web As You Knew It Is Dying - July 29, 2019

#303 | Building Your Blog Traffic, Predictably And Reliably - July 23, 2019

#302 | Is lack of traffic the problem? - July 18, 2019

#301 | “I need more information” - July 15, 2019

#300 | The Fool-Proof Way To Come Up With Your First Offer - July 12, 2019

#299 | The Simple Secret To Getting More Done In Less Time - July 9, 2019

#298 | 20 (More) Lessons From 20 Years As An Online Entrepreneur - July 1, 2019

#297 | 84 Lessons From 20 Years As An Online Entrepreneur (Updated) - June 27, 2019

#296 | This simple blog strategy could make SEO freakin’ easy - June 24, 2019

#295 | One Trait I’ve Noticed In Rapid Growth Entrepreneurs - June 20, 2019

#294 | THIS has had a major positive impact so far in 2019 - June 18, 2019

#293 | The ONE Thing I Recommend You Do For Every Blog Post - June 13, 2019

#292 | If I could go back in time, I would do this… - June 10, 2019

#291 | 3 High ROI things you can be doing right now - June 6, 2019

#290 | Making blog logos (very simply) - June 3, 2019

#289 | Upgrade your blog posts (I shoulda done this sooner) - May 28, 2019

#288 | How I manage my finances - May 24, 2019

#287 | We Had A Big Idea… - May 20, 2019

#286 | Do You Have To Blog A Lot? - May 15, 2019

#285 | The Perfect Blog Blueprint - May 13, 2019

#284 | Quick SEO Improvement To Your Blog - May 10, 2019

#283 | Starting Up Your Business… For Free? - May 8, 2019

#282 | The Lead Magnet Mistake I See Far Too Often - May 6, 2019

#281 | How to engineer authority - May 3, 2019

#280 | Personal development blogging? - May 1, 2019

#279 | Marketing Lessons From The Caribbean? - April 30, 2019

#278 | 2 questions to ask people who DON’T buy from you - April 26, 2019

#277 | The problem with most conferences (and my idea) - April 24, 2019

#276 | Remember that RV blog I started? (An update) - April 22, 2019

#275 | How to stay motivated - April 19, 2019

#274 | An optimized list building strategy for your blog (details) - April 17, 2019

#273 | Is there really a duplicate content penalty? - April 15, 2019

#272 | How following internet marketers screws you up ;-) - April 12, 2019

#271 | Using Your Blog Posts To Sell Stuff - April 10, 2019

#270 | Important Subscriber Survey - April 8, 2019

#269 | SEO plug-in better than Yoast? - April 5, 2019

#268 | Prices ending in 7 - April 3, 2019

#267 | How Blog Marketing Is Changing - April 1, 2019

#266 | A realization I didn’t expect from an RV conference… - March 29, 2019

#264 | Maybe? - March 22, 2019

#264 | They’re Dying. Why Copy Them? - March 18, 2019

#263 | The Art Of Being Repetitive - March 15, 2019

#262 | Cutting the social media cord (sorta) - March 13, 2019

#261 | Addiction - March 11, 2019

#260 | What’s the POINT of making all that content? - March 8, 2019

#259 | How Trump got elected (and how you can apply it) - March 6, 2019

#258 | Will others be interested in what you have to say? - March 4, 2019

#257 | Something I realized about my business… - February 28, 2019

#256 | The Most Valuable Marketing Skill… - February 25, 2019

#255 | Some Problems Are Easier To Sell - February 22, 2019

#254 | The Edge #254 - February 20, 2019

#253 | An online business that doesn’t require marketing? - February 18, 2019

#252 | How long it took ME to make a living online (reader question) - February 15, 2019

#251 | The dark side of high ticket coaching - February 13, 2019

#250 | Going to the gym sucks, but… - February 11, 2019

#249 | Think there’s a recession coming? - February 8, 2019

#248 | The danger of the hidden standard - February 6, 2019

#247 | Snoozebowl? ;-) - February 4, 2019

#246 | Should we continue? - January 30, 2019

#245 | Need more social proof? - January 28, 2019

#244 | Chatbots as part of our blog marketing stack? - January 25, 2019

#243 | Tools to drive engagement - January 23, 2019

#242 | Our tech stack (part 7) - January 21, 2019

#241 | The evolving design of our tech stack… - January 18, 2019

#240 | Thrive Leads vs OptinMonster? - January 16, 2019

#239 | Managing online courses with WordPress - January 14, 2019

#238 | Our tech stack (part 3) - January 11, 2019

#237 | Stripe or Paypal? - January 9, 2019

#236 | Time to change my email list recommendation? - January 7, 2019

#235 | The Perfect Blog Marketing Tech Stack? - January 4, 2019

#234 | One of my own big realizations… - December 31, 2018

#233 | 6 Trends For Bloggers To Know for 2019 - December 21, 2018

#232 | A new approach to banner ad revenue - December 19, 2018

#231 | Google Chrome drops the hammer on abusive experiences - December 17, 2018

#230 | Starting a new business without spending money? - December 14, 2018

#229 | Should you have a blog sidebar? - December 12, 2018

#228 | Doing a content audit – part 4 - December 10, 2018

#227 | How to find how much your blog posts got shared - December 7, 2018

#226 | How to export all your blog post data - December 3, 2018

#225 | I’ve deleted 35% of my blog posts - November 30, 2018