A few days back I came across a poll at Problogger.com. It was a question, if the readers did paid posts on their blogs or, not.
For once I felt that it was the wrong question. But then I realized that it wasn’t. My memories went back to the days when I started blogging.
My blog was not an established one and like any other newbie blog, money was not to be seen in about a 100 miles from my blog. There were very few visitors and all my methods of traffic generation was getting only a trickle of visitors to come to my blog. And, I knew that with this trickle, I am not going to get any advertisements, nor am I going to get any worthy clicks on my Google Ads. But I had to earn some money. I had to pay for the expenses of my broadband connection, my hosting, my domain name etc.
This is when I took to writing paid-posts. Writing paid-posts helped my blog gain significance in the blogosphere. But after about 2 years of blogging, paid-posts are nowhere to be seen on any of my blogs. Is it the end of paid-posts?
What are paid-posts?
Paid-posts are sponsored posts, where advertisers pay you for writing a post on your blog in favor of their product, primarily to promote their products or, to build ...
Chris Garrett, Daniel Scocco, Darren Rowse, Jack Humphrey, Jason Katzenback, Matt Garrett and Yaro Starak.
What is it that they have in common, other than the fact that they are all successful Internet Marketers?
Tried of guessing? Or, probably you might have had a couple of hundred guesses. But, you are wrong. Let me give your the answer.
They all play a character in an interesting book.
You ought to be.
Have you ever seen all of these people together at one place? It is unlikely, because each of them is an internet celebrity today and their names itself is a money-spinner. Is there a way, we can meet them all together and share their views and ideas about blogging?
I was surprised when I got ...
Squidoo – A traffic monster was a post that I wrote some time back. It was about a traffic generation method using the ever-so-friendly and monstrous website called as Squidoo.
Squidoo was the residence of every affiliate marketer. I should rather say that it was the residence of every internet marketer. It is one of the easiest of methods to promote anything that you wanted – your blogs, you own products, your affiliate products, you adsense revenue generating websites etc.
Are you wondering, what has happened to Squidoo?
If you have been using Squidoo, I am sure you will have received an email from them by now. The subject of the email read – “Squidoo Newflash! A policy update“.
What is this Policy Update ...
It is important to remain updated with everything that is happening around, in order to catch up with the changing world. Whatever the field, be it Fashion, Information Technology, Entertainment etc. you need to know what is in vogue and what is happening. So, when we are talking about everything, then why should we set blogging aside.
Your success as an internet marketer depends upon how well you are able to provide products and services to the hungry crowd in your niche. The crowd in any niche is hungry for information and that information has to be current and up-to-date. Hence it is imperative for you to know what is “Current” in your niche.
Internet marketers get so much busy with everything ...
How easy is it to download and install so many plugins for your WordPress blogs?
I understand this is a question with an obvious answer, but still I thought I would ask it. Whenever I identify that I need a plugin for my blog and when I think of downloading it and installing it, I get a low BP. But WordPress made that all simple for us with its release of the 2.7 version and now the 2.8 version with quite a few changes in it.
Still, there is a lot of work that is required, if you are to maintain all the plugins that you have installed in your blog. There are constant upgrades that are required. You have to manually ...
There are quite a few blogs that I continuosly follow because they are informative. A few blogs out of these have quality posts every week and is an inspiration for any blogger who is new in the blogosphere.
I have been following these blogs since the time I came into Internet Marketing and these blogs have been the source of knowledge, inspiration, motivation and everything for me. These blogs not just help you in your blogging but also in everything that you do in Internet Marketing.
The reason that these blogs have been on top for the past 2 years is, the quality of content they have been producing. Their count of RSS subscribers keep on increasing and I can see a ...
Making money is easy. If you think making money is not easy, then you are at the wrong place. Because I believe that nothing is difficult. All that is required to look different and distinct is a bit of thought – thought at doing things differently.
I can see that frustration and anger on your face, because I know you might have seen quite a few of these teaching and preaching at a lot of other blogs. You might have also bought a few ebooks that promise that you will become a millionaire and yet you are fighting to find that first dollar drop into your PayPal account. So let me tell you about a very simple way of making some ...
Should Twitter be amongst your blog promotion strategies?
I am sure, Twitter would not be a jargon for anybody. It is a household interest these days. Everyone from Barack Obama to my gardener is a part of Twitter. Even if they don’t tweet everyday, they still are a part of the revolution called as “Twitter”.
Are you still unaware of what Twitter is? Haven’t heard of it yet!!
For people who do not know what “Twitter” is let me explain it again -
Twitter is a micro-blogging service, where you get to send text messages called as tweets as a response to the question, “What are you doing?” and create a social network by inviting your friends and colleagues to be a part of ...
Finally Microsoft, it seems is ready for the competition posed by Google, with its launch of “Bing” – the search engine.
What is ‘Bing’?
From what the email that I received today,
Put simply, Bing is a decision engine that offers consumers a way to make informed choices fast. From shopping and travel to healthcare, local and more, Bing delivers great results in a rich, well-organized experience to help consumers easily accomplish key tasks.
Why should I be bothered about ‘Bing’?
I have been suing PPC ads since the beginnning of my InternetÂ Marketing days. In the first few days I had lost so much to Google Adwords that the sight of it was a terror for me. I was badly bruised by the experience ...
Don’t order “31 days to build a better blog” by Darren Rowse. It is a waste of money!
Surprised! Are you?
Don’t worry, I am not an anti-problogger or, a Hate-Darren-Rowse activist. In fact I respect Darren Rowse and his ProBlogger blog very much. Darren has been a source of inspiration for me and my blogs. I learnt blogging from Darren’s blog and his tips. He is one of my mentors in addition to Yaro Starak.
If that is the case, then why is it that I said that you should not order “31 days to build a better blog”?
Just peep into your computer and count the number of PLR articles, ebooks and software that are resting somewhere in the corner of your ...