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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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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Apr 082013
 
6 Reasons Your Blog Doesn't Make Money

The main reason bloggers don’t make money is because traffic isn’t high enough. Here are several ways not only to increase blog traffic, but to address the other reasons your bog isn’t making money. How to Start a Blog that People Will Read by Mike Omar describes how to create a website, write about a topic you love, develop a loyal readership, and make six figures doing it. There’s no way

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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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Sep 272011
 
How to Manage an Unpredictable Cash Flow - Tips for Freelancers

The worst part of freelancing (or any self-employed home-based business) is managing an unpredictable cash flow. These tips for freelancers are from a financial expert (not me) and an experienced freelance writer (me!). First, here’s a cool quip from a writer: “Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money,” said Irish American author J. P. Donleavy. The more you can turn the most miserable moments of your life into writing

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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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