How to Make Money Blogging

make moneyThe content for today’s post is brought to you in video format – it’s a bit more enlightening than simply reading my wordy prose. The topic as you probably guessed from the title above is how to make money blogging. Catchy isn’t it?

I provide a recommendation that you may find surprising and then five categorized tips for bringing it all together in an easy to follow sketch video format.

The tips I share with you come from lessons I have learned along the way by making mistakes and by being smart enough to listen to many bloggers who get it. [Read more…]

5 More Secrets You Should Know Before Starting a Blog

blog secretsWe return once again to continue our list of the secrets you should know before starting a blog. Blogging can play a vital role in driving traffic to your offline business and it can become a major component of your online business. It’s all about implementing tasks and features that work.

If you’ve been planning to start a blog and just haven’t taken action or you have a seasoned blog that needs resuscitating, these five tips will reveal the secrets for creating successful blogs. Are you ready? [Read more…]

5 Secrets You Should Know Before Starting a Blog

blog secretsSome say that creating a blog in 2014 is a waste of time, that the days of building a loyal blog following are done and gone. I say they have it all wrong. If they’ve given up on blogging maybe it’s because they don’t know the secrets to creating great blogs or maybe they just don’t understand the power of blogging.

Blogging is surely not dead and can be a very rewarding way to make money online or to boost exposure for your business. Starting a blog and yes, maintaining an existing blog can be an effective and rather inexpensive marketing tool.

Blogging is not for those waiting for the next get rich quick scheme to fall in their laps. Blogging is serious business. Whether you’re new to blogging or you’ve been at it for some time these five tips will unleash the secrets for creating successful blogs. So let’s get going! [Read more…]

3 Ways to Get People to Read Your Blog Posts

engaging-contentToday I want to share with you three straight forward ways to get your blog read. Now I don’t mean merely skimmed, I mean truly read – yep all the way to that last word where of course you thank your reader for sticking with you all the way to the end. After all that’s really why you’re writing blog posts isn’t it?

Now I understand that I’m taking a pretty big chance here. I mean if you choose not to read to the end of this post, well then I guess I failed at implementing my own advice. But if that’s your inclination then I have just one request please. Click here first to tell me why you felt the need to click away.

You’re still here. Oh good, it gets rather lonely, not to mention a waste of time to simply be writing for my own enjoyment. Thanks for having faith in me, you won’t be disappointed. Let’s get into the meaty part of this post and why you’re still here. [Read more…]

It’s Fab Friday Blog Share Time

Well here in the Pacific Northwest this Friday is a very rainy one, typical for this time of year. But I certainly don’t mind because I would much rather have this than the dreadful winter weather so much of the country has seen and is still experiencing.

It simply means we (Boomer and us) put on our rain jackets when we go for our daily walks. He loves his walks and doesn’t mind the rain or the jacket too much, so it’s off we go. Rain or shine without further ado, here are the blog shares – [Read more…]

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Happy Friday!

To my friends in the U.S., I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day yesterday. It’s a wonderful time to take a moment to share the enjoyment of spending time with friends and family.

I decided to submit a couple articles to Squidoo this week, to take advantage of the Christmas season. One seems to have vanished into the Squidoo airwaves which I’ve never experienced before. The support team is looking into the mystery though. The other is about Christmas Dinnerware – you can check it out here if you wish. http://www.squidoo.com/christmas-dinnerware-favorites [Read more…]

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Hello there!

The subject of this week’s Fab Friday Blog Share came from my dog. Yep, you read that right. I was talking to him this evening, something I do quite often, and I asked him “Boomer, what should be the topic of this week’s Fab Friday Blog Share”.

Well he stood there looking up at me with his big brown eyes and then came over for a big drink of water, looked up at me again, and meandered away. So I said, “water, no that can’t be it – thirst?” Got it! A thirst for knowledge, thanks Boomer. [Read more…]

Fab Friday Blog Share 20

Hello again!

Well, here it is Friday once again and you may have noticed that I have not uploaded a post all week. The reason for that is that I have been having troubles with backup /cloning software program and did not want to lose anything I submitted while working through the issues.

I haven’t been silent though. Instead I have been feverishly working on my other blog Positively You Can and have two books in the making. So it has been a busy week.

But no matter what is going on, I simply must post the weekly Fab Friday Blog Share.

Here are this week’s selections, please enjoy!

Some great points on blogs people like to read – http://blogandretire.com/blog/2013/11/6-types-of-blogs-people-love-to-read.html

I probably don’t pay as much attention to SEO factors as I should, I tend instead to post content that I feel my reader is looking for – http://www.searchmetrics.com/en/services/ranking-factors-2013/

I love this line “Show up, join in, get involved.” – http://bit.ly/17XN5WD

Once again we are reminded that success only comes to those who persevere – http://bit.ly/1auHtAT

Great website design tips from Mashable – http://mashable.com/2011/09/12/website-usability-tips/

 And of course, the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

A fun video from some time ago – Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract

Kindly,
Marilyn T

Fab Friday Blog Share 19

Hello there!

Well, here it is Friday once again and time for the Fab Friday Blog Share, where I share fabulous and helpful posts that I’ve found useful and I trust you will as well.

This has been a frustrating week for me as I hit a few hurdles along the way. I spent much of one day working on backup /cloning software for my blog only to discover that it wasn’t compatible with my web hosting company. Argh!

Then I spent much of another day with our wonderful Boomer boy at the vet and then the doggie hospital – x-rays, blood work, and an ultrasound, what a day for him. Fortunately I was able to bring him home the same day.

On to this week’s blog share – Please enjoy and leave me a comment if you found them useful.

Great words of wisdom regarding the principles of success – I particularly like #8 “maintain your determination” – http://bit.ly/ZlxZnz

A look at keywords and writing articles for your audience not Google – http://bit.ly/1c5Qqj7

Infographics are hot right now; here are tips for making your own – http://www.socialable.co.uk/16-tools-to-make-awesome-infographics/

Setting up success habits – http://bit.ly/HjLnD7

Tips for choosing the perfect name for your business or website – http://bit.ly/11NnlHP

And of course, the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

Joan Osbourne performing the Motown classic – What Becomes of the Broken Hearted –

 

Kindly,
Marilyn T

Fab Friday Blog Share 18

Hello there!

Happy Friday, here it is already the first day of November, where does the time go. I hope you’re not suffering from the effects of too much Halloween candy last night.

The Bonnie Gean Article Writing Challenge is over and I am so glad that I took part. It has been a great experience and I found many terrific friends and bloggers to follow.

I’ve written a free e-book that may interest you titled, “Blogging for Money – what you need to know”. It covers topics like:

  • How to get more people commenting
  • How to build you list
  • How to get your blog to make money

You can get your free copy by filling out the info in box over there to the right.

This week’s blog share articles cover a range of topics on blogging and securing your WordPress site, please enjoy!

An interesting look at the words that get your emails opened – http://networkedblogs.com/QDEoI

Great tips for securing your WordPress site – http://huff.to/1aMuJGz

A better way to boost your site: OAO, online audience optimization – http://bit.ly/Hi7IjP

Four content curation tools that I need to look into & maybe you will want to as well – http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/05/23/4-time-saving-content-curation-tools/

In depth link building strategies article – http://pointblankseo.com/link-building-strategies

And now for the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

We travel to Ohio for an absolutely awesome halftime show. As a high school band member many years ago, I am more than impressed.

comment now –

Kindly,
Marilyn T