Posts Tagged ‘tools’
When you first start writing content, there are so many things to consider that you just might forget all about utilizing tags and categories. I believe that these tools are mostly either underutilized or completely ignored. This is a big mistake usually committed by a newbie or casual content writers.
Publishing platform communities like Hubpages, Squidoo, and blogging platforms like Blogger, Blogspot, and WordPress all have the option of utilizing tags and categories. Several others do as well. If this were unimportant, why would they all offer these tools?
I know, your first thoughts are probably, “What does a comedy with Jim Carrey have to do with brainstorming?” Especially when in this film his character has dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalities). I guess I was just having one of those moments when I sat down at my laptop and wanted to post about how our mind is a powerful tool and I didn’t want it to be another one of “those” boring mind posts. It just struck me as funny in the movie that Jim Carrey’s character, Charlie, was never alone when dealing with life’s dilemmas. He always had “Hank,” his alter-ego (whether he wanted his input or not). Life is very complex, never simple and straightforward. There are potholes, moments when we’re “under construction,” and there are times when even though it’s best for us, we do not want to “yield!” Fortunately for most of us, we do not have Charlie’s problems to add to the chaos.
I took a break from the “Making Money Online” Series. But, I was reminded last week by readers that it’s time to get back to it! The purpose of this post is to give new would-be online marketers an overview of some of the most important things they should consider prior to coming online; and to introduce the best straightforward newbie guide available today. So, before we move forward, let’s do a brief review of what’s been covered so far.
In my last blog post, I introduced you to some great analyzation tools to help you check your site performance and traffic. You can also see if there are any defects on your site. What do I mean by this statement? Part of my answer is that you can tell by how many times your web site visitors are requesting a certain file or page but they can’t find it on your server; what they’re looking for does not exist. This is an opportunity for customer service. What is your potential customer’s experience like on your site? In this post, I shall reveal some simple strategies to rectify this situation.
After you have set up your blog (I will be giving you specifics in another post should you need guidance on this subject), it will be important that you understand how to measure the results of your new online presence, popularity, and effective marketing techniques. You have laid the foundation, now what? The next step will be to set up your marketing and let the world know what you have to offer. There are many types and ways to market your products and services. If you are a network marketer or direct sales business, typically you will receive ideas and strategies from your upline or sponsors. After you have duplicated their methods, you then need to track how effective your marketing really is.
Hopefully you have carefully considered whether or not starting or operating an online business is right for you. Since you are reading this post, I am going to assume in the affirmative. The next step will be to decide what it is you want to do. As you saw in my last video, there are many industries to choose from. If you have written down what your interests are, next you should do research.
A short time ago, I did a post about “Leave Corporate America… for Good!”. I know that change can be scary, but it can also be a refreshing, new experience. I still find even though it makes sense to some people to transition to an online business, they need a little coaxing to get up off their butt and take action! Sometimes the reason they haven’t done it yet is because they just don’t know what to do to make that happen. That’s what I’m here for! Just like I had people steer me in the right direction, I’ll do the same for you!
In the first part of this topic, Valuable Content is The #1 Key to Online Success, I presented you with information about creating value for your blog readers and monetizing your blog. This lead to further details about affiliate marketing. I gave some pretty well-defined guidelines on how to choose your programs or networks wisely. If you haven’t read that post but are interested in this topic, I suggest you take a look at it to get up to speed — then come back here. In this post, I wanted to cover the appropriate way to market your chosen programs online. Proper netiquette, if you will.
I have been asked how to monetize (make money!) with your blog several times in the past few days so I thought it was a great idea for a blog post. Today, many bloggers realize that while they may enjoy their blog writing, they still have to keep the lights on. There are many articles out there that discuss increasing your blog traffic but unless you can convert the traffic to sales, it just means people enjoy your writing; which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you love to write just for the sheer joy of it! Here are some ways to make your blog pay you.
I don’t know about you but a lot of my favorite books have bright yellow highlighter marks to make the content I appreciate the most stand out and be easy to find. Have you ever read a blog post that was fascinating, moving, or serving up rich content but you only wanted to share the main points with your friends instead of the entire post? Guess what, now you can!
I discovered this neat little WordPress plugin. You’ve got to try this! It sits neatly in the corner of the page ready to highlight whenever you are.