Dec 212012
 
Will My Blog Be Popular and Can I Make Money With It?

A reader recently asked me if there is a market for her blog and if she can make money with it. I’m no fortune teller, but here are a few signs a blog will be popular and a few tips for making money with a blog idea. Before you start a new (or another) blog, you need to think about your purpose for blogging. Do you want a popular blog?

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Dec 062011
 
How to Find Guest Bloggers to Write Good Articles for Your Blog

I’m hiring editors to run Quips and Tips, and want to help them find guest writers. So, I gathered the best ways to attract good-quality guest writers and articles – ranging from MyBlogGuest to digging up your past sources. “The whole idea of guest blogging or guest posting is to get high-value backlinks pointing to your website,” writes James Martell in Cheat Sheet For Guest Writers. “Google sees backlinks as

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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 042011
 
Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Help and Inspire Readers

Want to start an inspirational or self-help blog? These tips are for bloggers who want to inspire and help readers, but aren’t quite sure where to start. They’re based on a question from a reader… “I just saw your biography in the August issue of Alive magazine and decided to check out your blog. I’m very impressed with your work. I just graduated with my Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology,”

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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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Jul 222011
 
Can’t Decide on Your Blog's Focus? Tips for Baffled Bloggers

Does your blog need a focus? How do you decide on a specific topic or niche? These tips for bloggers will help you narrow down your ideas; they’re inspired by a question from a reader… “I want to start a blog I’ll actually publish to frequently for quite some time,” says Jimmy on Ready to Start Blogging? 5 Steps to Setting Up a Blog for Writers. “I think I have

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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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