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Get a FREE Blog: New Blog, Improve Existing Blog, Move From Blogger

Get a FREE Blog: New Blog, Improve Existing Blog, Move From Blogger

I’ve come up with a program to give you a free blog. I will set up and configure a new WordPress blog for you exactly the way I would do it for myself. It is LOADED with all the stuff I use on my own blogs as well as a dozens of blog post ideas, suggested pages and professional themes.

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Best of LinkyBlog 2013 – and a Preview of What’s in Store for 2014

Best of LinkyBlog 2013 – and a Preview of What’s in Store for 2014

  In 2013, I released three books to help you create a successful blog and generate passive income online:  Over 50 Ways You Can Make Money Online:  A reference list of 50+ ways you can make money online; followed with a detailed look at ten of the more popular options.  LinkyBlog Guide to Writing, Designing, Publishing, Marketing, and Automating, a World-Class eBook And the monumental EPIC Book (over 400 pages packed with information, experience, knowledge, tips, advice, lessons learned, and practical instruction) Here are links to some of the most popular LinkyBlog posts for 2013: Build A Blog, Write a Post and Start Making Money Online Before You Finish a Cup of Coffee Read This If You Feel Like Quitting Your Blog Annoy Your Audience The Snowball Effect of Gaining Momentum You Aren’t As Important As You Think You Are 15 Suggestions to Immediately Improvement your Blog Writing Cheap Hosting Will Cost You LinkyInfographics.com launched in 2013 with the release of my first Infographic about email marketing tips As the Owner/Creator of Linky Tools , I have spent the year introducing people to LinkyTools and helping my existing users make the most of this traffic building tool.  Linky Tools is a suite of content and linking tools for your blog.  A “Linky List” is a list you insert in your blog post (a simple snippet of code) that allows your readers to enter a link on your list right on your blog. A Linky List might be a text link or an image link (thumbnail).  Users have total control over their Linky List (when they appear, when people can enter, editing/deleting entries, etc. – there are many options you can control).  If you don’t have an account, get your free trial account here. I also created Linky Followers which allows people to follow your blog and you can follow theirs.  Options for this tool include the ability to view all your followers, visit their profile and their blog, view the blogs you follow, read follower posts, and mark your favorites for quick access and viewing.  For 2014, I’ve already got some projects in the works to help you reach your financial goals through creating passive income through a blog or online business.   I am putting the finishing touches on several eLearning Modules (online training workshops) filled with tips and advice on topics such as: blog design, website hosting, email lists and communication, writing ideas and tips, dealing with comments, advertising and affiliate links, perseverance, and personal growth.  I’ve got a bunch of workshops at various production stages and look forward to sharing them with you in the next couple of months.  So that’s a flashback...

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How to Attract Advertisers to Your Blog

How to Attract Advertisers to Your Blog

Done correctly, advertising on a new blog can add credibility and an image of being established. Too many ads are annoying and junk up your website. Some people believe all advertising is a nuisance and turns people off. Wrong. Appropriate advertising on a new blog gives the appearance of credibility and establishment. Quality advertising sends the implied message that those advertisers approve of your blog. Quality advertising implies: “I know what I’m doing, I’m experienced.” Get some expert advice about advertising on your blog.

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Eight Lessons on Persuasion (from my Eight Kids)

Eight Lessons on Persuasion (from my Eight Kids)

Do you have one of those blogs where people hang on your every word, follow every “Call to Action” you present to them, and buy any and every product or service that you make them aware of? Me neither. But I’m working on it. We all need to improve upon our persuasion skills and I’ve been honing mine for over twenty years. The list of things my eight kids have talked me into (by argument or charm) is more than I care to admit. Their art of persuasion is natural and appeals to emotions, needs, and impulses that we all possess. What can we learn from them?

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Quick Tips for Better Blog Design

Quick Tips for Better Blog Design

There are a lot of ugly, sad, pitiful, and homely blogs out there. Not exactly breaking news, right? Today, there is no excuse for a blog with a poor design, cheesy clip-art, or bad images. Your blog design should illuminate and enhance the message you are trying to convey to your readers. Here’s a few quick tips that will help you evaluate the visual appeal and design of your blog.

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Yes, YOU are an Expert!

Yes, YOU are an Expert!

  Anyone with an ounce of humility is a little hesitant to flaunt the title “Expert.”  But why not? When you are an expert, more people will buy your stuff, subscribe to your blog, care what you have to say, share your content with others, and contact you for speaking engagements.  It’s unfortunate that many bloggers fail to call themselves experts when they indeed actually are.  What is the definition of an “expert”? YOU are the expert if you know MORE than the person you are communicating to, educating, or training. Ever thought about that? If you know how to set up a WordPress blog but your audience doesn’t, you are an “expert” at setting up WordPress blogs as far as they are concerned. If you have actually made money with an online business and your audience has not, then YOU are an EXPERT at online business for their purposes.  You do not have to know more than other experts… only more than your target audience. There will always be someone who knows more than you no matter how much you know. I’ve been blogging and doing online business for almost 15 years but I could easily write a list of hundred people who are more of an expert than I am, especially if you get specific about skills or experience.  To be an expert, you don’t have to be THE EXPERT, top dog, numero uno in a given niche, market, topic, or business. So don’t shy away from being an “expert” because you know you are not in the top 10% of the entire group. You only need to know more than your audience and communicate that knowledge to them. Solicit their questions about the topic, research it, and become even more of an expert as you present answers.  Whatever your reasons for not branding yourself as an “expert,” you need to get over them. People with a casual interest in a subject are blog readers; people with valuable information and insight into a subject are blog writers. People who know more than their audience and can impart their knowledge/experience to them, are “experts.”  If you honestly are NOT an “expert” in your niche, topic, or market, you should strongly consider picking something else to write about or investing a lot of time in educating yourself to a higher level.  Generally speaking (there are exceptions), it is going to be hard to have a successful blog or thriving business that relies on your reputation as an “expert” that people can trust and recommend if you can’t even muster up the nerve to consider yourself an expert (of course, some people think they are...

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