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 your blog isn’t making money is probably because your traffic isn’t high enough – you don’t have enough readers clicking away on advertisements. But, traffic isn’t everything! 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

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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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Jun 292011
 
Should You Get Paid Per Post or Per Click? Tips for Web Writers

Is it better for online writers to get paid per blog post, or earn money per click? Here are the pros and cons, plus the reasons I stopped writing for Suite101 – an online e-zine that’s been nosediving for over a year… First, a question from a reader: “Could you elaborate on why you are no longer so enchanted with Suite101?” asks S.B. on Thinking of Writing for Suite101? “I’m

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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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