4 Ways To Make Your Blog Pay Real Money Writing a popular blog, getting famous, and then living off the Internet from a desert island beach are faily common dreams for many aspiring bloggers. With the advent of content management systems such as WordPress which make it incredibly easy to get a professional looking websites up and running in no time - full of sophisticated features – the only thing really holding you back is your talent. “It’s too difficult to set up a website” really isn’t an excuse anymore. For your consideration then, here are 4 of the most popular ways to make your blogging pay. This is a preview of my upcoming free MakeUseOf guide, a full manual of everything you need to know about making money blogging, due for release in a few months time (just as soon as I get around to actually finishing it!). Banner Advertising Affiliate Marketing Affiliate marketing refers to the practice of linking to products or services in exchange for a small kickback when users purchase or sign up, through you. Donations & Flattr
I want to start a blog but I just need a topic. What should I blog about? I was talking to a friend who is excited about the idea of starting a website. He said: “I have not blogged before so I just need a topic! This is the hard part!”. Many beginners might get stuck at this same stage so let’s take a look at things you should consider when finding a perfect topic to cover on your site. Reputations are built by those that share knowledge, experiences and insights. We live in the information age, where people rely on information and use Internet to research. Your passion – topic that you really love and care aboutYour assets – topic that you are really good atMarket reality – topic there is interest and demand for 1. To find your topic look inside and see where the raw energy comes from. Have a look at your calendar, your emails, sites you subscribe to or people you follow on Twitter. Who are you? 2. Your passion will get you over hurdles and will fuel and drive your work day to day, but passion about a topic is not everything that you need. 3.
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Welcome to Aviary _eug - User Profile Well, what can I say? I am an enigma wrapped in a riddle covered in chocolate... Er, something like that. I’ve been a “casual” photographer for several years, but in July of 2004 I pick up an Olympus C740 digital point and shoot. I simply take pictures when the whim strikes. I bought my Nikon D50 in January 06 and have been very happy with it. Lighting Resources: StrobistLight SchemesLighting Setup TutorialPhotoflex Lighting School | Lighting PrinciplesCindi's lighting thread Forum topics for reference: How do you find models (NOT family / friends)? New Studio Part 1: Starting OutNew Studio Part 2: OrganizationNew Studio Part 3: Plotting a CourseNew Studio Part 4: FinancingNew Studio Part 5: Setting Up the Shop, Part 1New Studio Part 5: Setting Up the Shop, Part 2New Studio Part 6: VendorsNew Studio Part 7: AdvertisingNew Studio Part 8: Customer Service What makes a great modeling portfolio? DPC Members I’ve met: Fellow Philadelphians: iamkmaniam, quiet_observation, singerboy, Tranquil, KaDi,
Inspirational blogging – what to write about? You must publish thrilling content consistently in order to grow your site. To do so requires a constant stream of great, intelligent and novel ideas. How does one come up with so many post ideas that people enjoy and want to share? One of the main challenges bloggers have is finding those genius content ideas that power great posts. Write every day This doesn’t mean that you have to publish something new every day. Get ahead of yourself, keep an ideas doc Don’t start working on a post the day you need to publish it. The simplest way I have found to continuously beat the writer’s block is to be well organized and keep an ideas document. The ideas document be a simple text doc that contains a list of ideas for your future posts. Find content ideas in demand with your following Look into your analytics What search keywords and phrases do people find your site with? Use your search feature to learn what people search for What do your visitors use the search box to find on your site? Read a lot
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Bloguear a Pevide - Photoshop Tutorials As it is nearly Halloween again, I think it’s time for a horror Photoshop tutorial. The thing is, there are tons of Zombies, Vampires and other assorted ghoulie tutorials out there, but as yet very few werewolf ones. So here goes, get ready to grow some hair and bark at the moon. Step 1 I’ve chosen this good looking, young, blue eyed guy for this tutorial. Read the rest of this entry » The Local Business Center dashboard opens its doors If you're a local business owner, it's likely that Google plays a role in helping customers find you. And we're not just talking about your website — thanks to Google Maps and Google Search, you may also be getting a lot of online traffic to your business listing. You've probably seen one of these listings before: You also probably know how they tend to work: A potential customer does a search on Google.com or in Google Maps, comes across your listing, clicks on it to see your reviews and details, and then gets directions to your location. Now, imagine if there were a way for you to get a better understanding of how those customers are finding you. Later today, you'll be able to do just that, thanks to a new dashboard feature we're launching in the Local Business Center (www.google.com/lbc). When you sign in to the LBC today, you'll find that we've already populated the dashboards for claimed listings with data from the last 30 days.
100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write People often ask me how I come up with things to blog about, and I find the question strange, because my problem is the opposite. I have too much to blog about. Why? Because there’s a whole fast revolution rolling through, and right now – today – is our time to make it all work for us. If we’re going to show people how to use social media to drive meaningful conversations instead of being yet another marketing tool, we have to run out and educate at a break-neck pace, so we can bring more and more thought leaders into alignment with these big and not-so-big organizations who could use our help. So, on my plane ride home from San Francisco, I decided to write you up 100 blog post titles that I want YOU to write. One favor? Here’s 100 Blog/Podcast Topics I Hope YOU Write: 1 How I Use Facebook 2 Ways I Embrace My Audience 3 Should My Town Use Social Media? If you like what you saw, I’ve got plans to send new blog topics out every week to you for a very low price.