Sep 162014
10 Ways Blogging Pays Writers

Does blogging pay? You better believe it! These benefits for blog writers start with money, and include recent research findings about how blogging pays financially, emotionally, and socially. If you want blogging to pay your bills, you have to approach it like you would any small business. That means you need to be disciplined, professional, business-like, and adopt a long-term mindset to blogging. Read books like How to Start a

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Sep 112014
How to Find Blog Posts Not Indexed by Google

Getting indexed by Google is easy. Harder is figuring out which blog posts are NOT indexed by Google, so you can tweak and tweet them. Here are five steps to finding posts Google hasn’t indexed, and helping Google do her job. Search Engine Optimization (SEO): An Hour a Day by Jennifer Grappone andGradiva Couzin is an excellent resource for bloggers and webmasters. I love how it’s laid out into daily and

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May 182014
How to Think Like an Editor - 8 Tips for Writers

You need to think like an editor if you want to sell your articles, blog posts, and books. These tips for writers will help you get published – or at least see the idea-generating process in a different way. Finding article ideas that editors will actually pay to publish is the hardest part of freelance writing! I already knew this as a writer – but I’m seeing the problem in a

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Jun 252013
What Types of Blogs Earn the Most Money?

A fellow blogger and friend asked how my Quips and Tips blogs are doing financially. This led me to start thinking about what types of blogs earn the most money – and why. And for some reason, this led to me sharing my 2012 earnings from Quips and Tips in this article, as well as a few blogging tips! Here’s part of what my friend said: “I’ve been playing with

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Aug 052011
How to Improve Your Blog – A Quick Website Review

Often, you need someone else to review your website or blog before you can improve it. This quick site review is from Chris of Really Simple Web, and it can help you improve your own blog or website. He gives away a free cut down version of his full site review to a few of his social media buddies each week – and I jumped at the chance! His tips range

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Aug 022011
Don’t Want Google Adsense on Your Blog? 5 Tips for Affiliate Ads

Maybe you don’t want Google Adsense ads on your blog, maybe Google banned you, or maybe you just want to find better products. If you want your blog to pay more than your hosting fees, these tips are for you! “Place your ads in such a way that they don’t turn readers off,” says Susan Johnston, a blogger and freelance writer. “It can be tricky to balance the need for

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Jun 292011
Want to Blog, But Don't Know Where to Start? 5 Tips for Newbies

Many writers and “normal” folk want to blog, but don’t know where to start. These tips for newbie bloggers range from choosing a web host to troubleshooting blog blips and crashes. Here’s a quip to kick us off: “Great blog content comes from craft, care, and attention. Not talent.” ~  Sonia Simone. If you’re worried that you’re not a talented blogger, you can rest easy. But you still have to take care

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Jun 162011

Learning the best ways to place advertisements on your blog is part trial and error, and part learning from other bloggers. These ad placement tips are part of the research I did when writing my ebook about making money blogging. No blog post about ad placement would be complete without a word from Google: “Creating a successful website is hard work. Successful sites earn their money by writing compelling content,

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Jun 112011
Tips for Turning Your Blog Into a Business – Not Just a Hobby

Want to blog full-time? Use these tips to turn your hobby blog into a blogging business that actually pays for your time, efforts and energy in US dollars (not just satisfaction and happiness!). First, you must start thinking like a businessperson or entrepreneur: “Part of being an entrepreneur, above and beyond having the next greatest product or idea, comes down to being dedicated and persistent. It is those core qualities that

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Jun 072011
6 Most Important Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Earning Money

The main reason your blog isn’t making money is low traffic. But, blog traffic isn’t everything, my friends. You can make big bucks even if you only have a few hundred readers a day, depending on where your ads are and what they look like. And, how bold you are as a blogger! “If you decide to generate income from your blog, then don’t be shy about it,” says Steve

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