When I started writing my first book, I had no idea it would be one of the greatest learning experiences of my life. Not only did it transform the way I write, it changed the way I look at writing completely. Here are a few things I learned while writing my first eBook, “Blogging For Profit: A Beginner’s Guide To Starting Your Very Own Web Business”. [Read more…]
Imagine if you could make a living off talking about your favorite video games online? This dream is a reality for many bloggers and webmasters around the world, who have already put forth the effort to enter the video game niche and succeed with it. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy it sounds – the market is very competitive and you’ll have to take a unique approach if you want to stand out for your competitors.
This approach will require patience, and a slightly different method of making money. Based on my own experience, this is what works best if you want to make money blogging about video games. [Read more…]
One of the features that makes WordPress one of the world’s best content management systems is the fact that it is so changeable, so easily. With only a few clicks, webmasters are able to install plugins that can completely change the website’s functionality: adding new features, tweaking your design, or even improving your sites search engine optimization. While it’s not a good idea to clutter your blog with unnecessary plugins (as these can slow down your pages load time or cause bugs and security issues), there are a few plugins that every blogger can benefit from. In this article, I will share 5 plugins with you that are essential for any blog to reach its maximum potential.
Imagine if you could turn a little bit of money into a lot more, simply by making a few small investments into your blog. Whether you think about it or not, your blog is a business. I’d hope you would want to make this business as profitable as possible. By making a few small investments for your blog, you can rake in even more money for the long term.
Here are five things you can invest in to make your blog even better than it already is now. [Read more…]
From time to time, I hear people say that dealing with spam is one of the worst things about being a blogger. While that may be true for some people, spam can actually be a very good thing as well. Would you believe me if I told you that I actually love seeing thousands of spam comments each day for all of my websites? It’s true. Spam can actually be a good thing, and here’s why.
First, we have to understand how spam works, and how it’s getting into your comment moderation queue. Most spam is done automatically – that is, there isn’t actually a human visitor on your website that is writing it out by hand. Rather, these spammers tend to use automated software which sends out the same comments to thousands of blogs almost instantly.
This software works by querying Google with certain keywords, then compiling a list of all the websites that come up for that keyword where comments can be left. So what does this mean?
It means your website is ranking on Google. And that is a GREAT thing. If your website is ranking well enough to be found on Google for keywords so competitive that spammers are targeting them with their software, you’re doing something right, and that’s something to be proud of. The more spam comments you’re getting on your blog, chances are, the more competitive keywords your ranking for.
…And it REALLY says something about the quality of your website if manual human spammers are coming to your website to spam. That takes time and effort!
So next time you look at your WordPress dashboard and see 2000 spam comments, rejoice! After all, think back to the days when you were getting no comments at all, spam or not. I bet the spam doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?
It’s a scary thought – you could be losing thousands of potential visitors this very moment. You could be making one mistake that is costing you tons of money in potential revenue. The worst thing? You may not even know you’re making it, because you’re not always in control of it.
What is that mistake, you may ask? [Read more…]
Every decision in our life is based on incentives. If you take the time to do something, you want to get something out of it. It’s human nature – after all, nothing in life is free. Everything in some way, takes up a resource we have – whether it be time, or money, or effort. If we’re going to give up something, we want something in return. The same is true with blogging. [Read more…]
Some of the worlds best bloggers today were completely clueless when they first started blogging. In fact, most bloggers started blogging as a hobby rather than a profession, completely clueless about what lied ahead of them. Beginning blogging could be a wonderful experience, which may eventually play a big part of your life. However, there are a few important things to know before you start. [Read more…]
When starting a new blog, one of the most questionable things is how often you should update it. How often you should publish a new blog post. Some say that if you want to rank above your competitors, you need to publish a new article everyday. But is this true? Should you blog everyday? [Read more…]
Back in the early days of the internet, we as readers were forced to deal with whatever we can get. There weren’t near as many websites out for us to read – we couldn’t pick and choose what websites we wanted to visit. If we wanted something, sometimes we only had one option.
Those times are gone.
By making one of these five mistakes, you can pretty much ensure your readers will bounce off your website, before reading a single word. This results in a loss in potential revenue. You wouldn’t want that, would you? No, you wouldn’t, so let’s get started with number one. [Read more…]