blog for money

Posted by henrischauffler on February 29, 2016

Even though the economy is running extremely rough right now, we are still lucky because the internet has opened up so many new income generating possibilities. The sad thing is that so many people are unfamiliar with the various ways of making money online and many people, who simply don’t know any better, will dismiss internet income opportunities as scams. While it’s true there are scams online, and off, it’s also true that you can make real money online and one of the best ways for a beginner to make money online is starting to blog for money.

A blog is simply an online journal, the name comes from the words web log, blog. You can start a blog for free and learning how to set up your blog is very easy to do even if you don’t know anything about computers or websites. Most people will learn all they need to know in a few hours. You can pick various themes and there are several things you can add to your blog that will help you monetize it.

The first thing you need to decide is what the theme of your blog be. It could simply be something that you are interested in and know a lot about such as a hobby, or if you really want to make a lot of money, you could learn the secrets to picking an extremely profitable niche market and start your blog around that niche. This will enable you to get more leverage out of your blog and make more money.

When it comes to earning money from your blog you have several choices, the two main options are with affiliate marketing and Google Adsense. Affiliate marketing is a business model where you sign up to become an affiliate, for free, for a certain product or service, advertise that product or service on your blog, and when someone buys that product or service from the unique URL of your site (which will have your unique affiliate id embedded in it) you will earn a commission.

Google Adsense is a process where you allow Google to place ads on your blog, ads that are related to the topic of your blog, when someone clicks on one of the ads you will earn a commission. With adsense the amount you make per click can vary dramatically based on the popularity (and thus the amount of money advertisers are willing to spend to place the ad) of a certain topic. The more popular the niche you’re in, the more advertisers will spend on the ads and the more you’ll make when someone clicks on those ads.

Don’t let the ignorance of others scare you off of learning how to blog for money. Sure, it’s true that there are a lot of scams online, just like there are anywhere else if you’re not careful, but the reality is that if you’re willing to invest some time to learn some simple skills you can turn your hobby into an income… maybe even a full time income.

Blog Ethics

Posted by henrischauffler on February 27, 2016

Creating a blog is a great way for anyone to share their life experiences and even advertise their business. To date there are no actual code of ethics developed for bloggers to follow but there are three common sense ethic codes that anyone should follow while they are running their blog posts. These are the code of ethics that will prove you as a trustworthy blog owner.

1. Fair and Honest:

You need to be fair and honest to your followers. You need to make sure all the information you provide is honest without adding any false information. When you are providing facts you need to make them distinct, true, and easy to follow. Do not attempt to distort your facts, visitors can read this right away and as a result, you will lose visitors. If you happen to provide any information, in your site that may appear to be false; you need to provide your reader with factual information to back up your statement. If you are adding pictures to your blog add captions underneath to explain to the reader about the picture. Fair and Honest are two of the most important components of the bloggers code of ethics.

2. Harm of others:

When you are creating a blog topic on a very controversial issue avoid using any ones names or places. This will protect you from any lawsuits and also from hurting visitors’ feelings. A good motto for this code of ethic would be, say to others what you would want them to say about you. You also need to be sure that you protect a person’s privacy. Invading a person’s privacy is rude as well as intrusive. If you do not want someone doing it to you then do not do it to others. A great way to avoid violating this blog code of ethic is to avoid using names or places if it all possible. If it is unavoidable try to use as much damage control as possible.

3. Be Accountable:

You need to accept the consequences that may come with your blog. If you have made a mistake in any of your postings admit it right away, do not try to avoid it. Everyone makes mistakes and if you own up to yours you will be more respected in the readers eyes.

If someone happens to question your information on your blog open up a discussion with the person. Try to see why they feel the way they do and if they prove to be right, apologize to the person and admit that yes you are right I did make a mistake. If you are not accountable for your blog you will be in violation of the blog code of ethics and as a result, you will lose followers.

All of these blog codes of ethics are common sense but also the most neglected parts of Blogging. Following a basic code of ethics will enable you to be trustworthy blogger to your visitors.

Blast Emails – 3 Tips On Blasting E-Mails

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One of the most important things you can do to improve the success of your online marketing efforts is to take the time to build an opt in email list. When customers come to your website you can encourage them to sign up to your email list by offering them an incentive. Once they’ve signed up to your list you can communicate with them as often as you want. You have two options when it comes to communicating with them, an email series and blast emails.

A email series is simply a number of emails, you determine how many, that have already been written and loaded into an autoresponder and that will be sent out over a period of time, automatically. For example, if you have created a series of emails that consists of 10 emails and you schedule them to go out daily, every person who signs up to your email or newsletter will immediately get the first email and they will then receive one email a day for nine more days . The emails will continue to go out in the order you set them up in. That way everyone will receive your emails whether they’ve been signed up for a long time or whether they’ve just signed up.

When you do a blast you will send out the same email to everyone on your list at the same time. Everyone will receive the same message whether they’ve been signed up to your list for years or days. This type of email message is particularly effective if you have some new product or service you want to let your customers know about, or if you’re having a sale. This is a great way to offer your customers a coupon for an upcoming sale.

Remember though, no email will be effective if it isn’t read. For that reason make sure to follow these tips to get the most out of all of your email campaigns:

1. Carefully consider who your target audience is and what they want. If you’re not sure you can ask them. Send out an email and ask them to let you know what questions they have or what products they may be interested in.

2. Make sure you use a title that will pique their curiosity. No matter how well written an email is, it won’t do you any good if your customers don’t read it. Make the headline something compelling.

3. Make your message short and to the point. While you will want to ‘sell’ your customers a little bit if your message drags on and on you will most likely lose them. Just highlight the most important things: what’s in it for them. They will make up their own mind from that point on.

By keeping these tips in mind you can dramatically improve your results from all of your email marketing efforts whether you use a series of emails or blast emails or both. Just give your customers what they want and they’ll reward you for it by purchasing your products or services. Everyone wins!

Black Hat SEO

Posted by henrischauffler on February 26, 2016

A black hat SEO is an unethical way for a person to get their website to appear higher on search engines. These blackhat SEO’s will usually follow the following characteristics. First of all and most important it breaks the search engine rules and regulations. Second it will create a bad user experience. Finally it will unethically present content in both visual and non visual to the search engine web crawlers. Black hat SEO’s at one time were illegal but after too many people began to overuse it and therefore became frowned by Search engines. Now if you are caught using Black Hat SEO’s it may be a short term solution to a problem but it will also get you penalized from the search engine. The penalties for using a black hat SEO can be harsh and include but not limited to banning from all search engines. There are ways to avoid creating a black hat website and if you follow them correctly will save you a lot of problems in the future.

1. Be careful to not stuff your keywords
-Using a lot of keywords in your site and nothing else will get you in hot water with the search engines. You need to learn how to place your keywords properly to avoid this. If you fluff your articles with a lot of keywords yes, it will increase your chances of ranking higher on the search engine but only temporarily.
2. Avoid using invisible text
-Invisible text consists of putting keywords into your site in white with a white background. This invisible text is hidden from the customer but will attract the web crawler to rank your search engine higher. This is not a good practice as it results in a black hat SEO and will get you banned from the search engines.

3. Do not use doorway pages
-A doorway page is literally just a fake page that is used to attract the web crawlers. The customers themselves will never see this page. This doorway will trick the web crawler to rank your business higher but again, this will only be temporary.

As you can see black hat SEO’s do sound tempting but a person must know the consequences from using them which at times can be very harsh. They only help you temporarily but will cause you bigger problems for a long time to come. They will help you get higher rankings in the search engines but they are very unethical. If you wish to run a legitimate business you need to avoid black hat SEO’s because they will taint your company in the long run. Run your business right and do not fall into the unethical practice of running a black hat SEO.

Black Hat SEO Basics

Posted by henrischauffler on February 25, 2016

Search engine optimization (SEO) comes in several different forms. There is white hat SEO which is playing by the rules of any sites you are dealing with, it also tends to be more natural and organic. Black hat SEO is the opposite. It’s breaking any rules necessary, and covering your tracks to keep from getting caught. Anything a black hatter can do to increase their site rankings is fair game (to them). Grey hat is simply any combination of the two. In reality, most people are grey hat, even if they are intending to be black or white hat.

Black hat methods vary, and it’s possible to do some of them unintentionally. So, does that make you a black hat SEO person? Not necessarily. While the search engines may penalize you if you are caught, it’s really a matter of intention. Ultimately, while black hat SEO may give you an artificially high ranking, which is better than a low ranking. However, by trying to game the system, you are the most susceptible to any changes to a search engine’s algorithms. In other words, black hatters may be in the top few listings one day, and completely de-indexed the next.

The problem many people in internet marketing have is that they aren’t always sure if what they are doing is considered black hat SEO or not. While there are many different things you can do for search engine optimization, there are a few basic practices to help you stay on the white hat side of the fence.

1. Stop stuffing. Your keywords that is. A common mistake is to assume that if using your keyword a few times will boost your rankings, then using them even more will boost your rankings more. This may be true, but only to a certain point. The first problem is that any of your visitors will find your message difficult to understand because too much repetition sounds unnatural. Secondly, any improvement in rank will likely be temporary.

2. Do not use invisible text. This is a variation of keyword stuffing. What the black hatter does is use the same color for both the text and the background for any words they want to hide. While this may make for a better experience for visitors, the search engines see it as cheating and will penalize you for it if you get caught.

3. Avoid doorway pages. In this sense we are talking about fake pages that only exist for the purposes of attracting search engine crawlers. There is no intention of a living, breathing human being seeing these pages. Again, you may see a temporary increase in your rankings, but could be dropped from the listings completely when the search engines find out.

4. Read and follow terms of service (TOS). Just about any site you use to help boost your rankings will have a TOS. It is up to you to read and follow them to the best of your ability. Once you start looking for loopholes or justifications, you are moving into black hat SEO territory. So, if that happens, take that as a sign to do the right thing.

Doing the above things will go a long way towards avoiding black hat SEO methods. This is important because it will help you to naturally rank higher. You also won’t have to worry about dropping in the rankings if you’re caught doing something wrong.

Be Your Own Boss, Start A Home Business

Posted by henrischauffler on February 24, 2016

At some point or another, many people have considered starting their own home business. Who among us wouldn’t love to be their own boss, set their own hours, and work out of the comfort of their own home? There are many points to consider, however, when starting your own business. Here’s some useful advice.

Dress for success. Working at home sometimes makes you feel as if you can sit around in your pajamas. You want to still dress like you are going into the office. This allows you to be productive and focused on your work.

No matter what type of home business you start, you must have a marketing plan ready to put into action. Most every business today requires a relationship with the internet, and there are many marketing packages available on the internet as well as through local and national media. A successful business is never without a successful marketing strategy.

Take advantage of the signature line in your email program and make sure it includes the link to your website. This simple act can generate numerous sales. All email correspondence with customers, should include this link so that they can easily find their way back to your website to purchase more product.

If you are just getting started with your home business, make contact with your friends and family to let them know what you are doing. Word of mouth business can be very powerful, so simply letting them know of your plans is helpful. Consider offering them a discount on your product to get them motivated to purchase something.

A good way to gather information on running a home business is join an online forum on the topic. This way, you can connect with other home business owners and converse about your situations. Many people who work from home will have the same issues and problems as you, so you can share solutions.

Promote your home business by offering a coupon for a free sample or a discount for your services. People are attracted to free offers, so this is a good way to bring in new customers. People are more willing to try a new business if they do not have to risk their own money to try it.

First you should explore the type of business which would appeal to you most. Assess your goals, interests, and capabilities. The most important aspect is that you must enjoy what you are doing day in and day out. Successful entrepreneurs are the ones who feel passionate about the business they own. An entrepreneur cannot feel passionate and driven to success if they do not enjoy what they do!

Utilize social networking to the best of your abilities and then some. If you aren’t using social networking within your home business, you are losing out on a great communication method that is used by countless businesses today. Social networking improves your communication, visibility, and even your reputation within the target group you have chosen.

Write your way to a home based business. If you enjoy writing, and have plenty to say consider a business in article marketing. You can make money by writing content for the internet. You can write at your own pace and market your skills anywhere you want. There is huge potential in article marketing.

The idea of starting a home business is appealing to many people, and rightfully so. Starting a home business need not be as daunting as it might seem. The more you have thought out the steps needed, the better prepared you will be to make a success of it.

Be A Better Business With Better Internet Marketing

Posted by henrischauffler on February 23, 2016

Internet marketing is an industry that has grown substantially in recent years. If you know the right way to market on the internet, then selling your products is much easier than many people make it out to be. This article contains a number of tips that you can use to market products on the internet more effectively.

People like to belong to groups with others who have similar interests. If you make an online community for your visitors to communicate with each other, they will regularly return. Make a discussion board or a chat room for them to make contacts and communicate with others who have similar interests.

Develop a strategy that focuses on, not only attracting new customers, but keeping the clients that you already have. Offer incentives and reasons why your current clients should stay with you, so that you can maximize your overall profits and keep everyone happy. This is an effective way to improve your visibility as an organization.

If you are using video content as part of your internet marketing campaign, then put that content on YouTube instead of on your own site. YouTube has a couple of advantages in that people can subscribe to your content if they like it and people may also stumble upon it if they search for related content. This is far less likely if you host the video on your own site.

When sending email responses, invitations, newsletters, or other materials, always personalize them. Never just send a bulk message to your future or existing clients, chances are they will be deleted. Existing clients can be offended by impersonal information being sent to them. They take time for you, you need to do the same for them.

Keep your content high-quality. A website can send out billions of links to other sites and search engines. If the website is not of high quality, it is very unlikely that any of the sites and search engines will be willing to use them. If you make sure your content is good, links will follow, naturally.

Internet marketing can be a very relaxing hobby when done correctly. Instead of focusing on the money you are making, try to see it as a way to relax and develop some of your marketable skills. This will help you to avoid the inevitable frustration that comes with lack of success.

To promote yourself or your business online, you need a presence on social media sites. Make a Facebook page or create a Twitter account. It is best if you can do both in conjunction with each other. These venues will allow you to communicate with your target audience on a daily basis to offer incentives and to get feedback.

To make an online coupon even more attractive to your customers, think about offering the discount on a graduated scale. In other words, the bigger the purchase, the higher the discount. When customers see the bigger discount offered, they are usually tempted to buy one or two more products to reach the higher discount threshold. That means more sales for you.

To promote what you are selling, write a review of the product. Make sure to use the name of the product and the word ‘review’ in your title. People looking for the keyword ‘review’ will find your web page and chances are, they are thinking about buying the product, if they were looking for a review.

As the beginning of this article discussed, internet marketing is an industry that can be very lucrative and has grown in popularity in recent year years. If you know how to market on the internet correctly, the process becomes much more fruitful. Follow this article’s advice and be on your way to marketing on the internet.

Best Internet Marketing Tips To Improve Your Business

Posted by henrischauffler on February 22, 2016

Internet marketing is not a field that will be going away, any time soon. The benefits available to any company that courts business online have been well-proven. Yet a successful internet marketing strategy is not hard to put together; a business owner can gather plenty of helpful advice on the subject without spending any money. Here are just a few internet marketing tips that just might make a difference in your life.

One way to leverage internet marketing is to use blogging techniques on your site. If your company has a blog, this provides a great way to share news or information with your visitors in a friendly and approachable way. If you have a personal blog, consider cross-linking it with your site and referencing your site in your blog posts if appropriate. Visitors to your blog may then visit your company site as well.

Online security is important to almost everyone on the internet. Assure your customers that your website is secure, and the transactions that are done on it are safe. Try to reassure your customers that you care about their safety and that you will protect their information. Make sure they know what you do to protect them and keep them safe.

Make sure to pay attention to your website’s statistics and analytics. Use established site analytics tools, such as IndexTool or Google Analytics. You should pay a lot of attention to the number of total users and visits, since they are a good estimate of how much traffic your site is attracting. Try to go deeper and analyze the navigation patterns, entry/exit rates and pages, and the new /returning visitors ratio etc.

Make use of using the word “fast” for your products on your site and in your ads. People love to know that they can get something fast without hassle. This can include items such as fast check-out, fast shipping, or even that you have a fast product that is for sale.

If you plan on changing something drastic in your website, warn your current subscribers. There is never anything as frustrating for a consumer as visiting a favorite page just to have to relearn how to navigate it. Plan ahead for changes, and allow your readers to do so as well.

Create your URLs, directory paths and file names with keywords to improve you SEO. Search engines place more weight on URLs with keywords in them. Likewise, if a keyword-rich URL is not possible, use keywords to name your directory paths and file names. If your keyword is long, use hyphens between the words, not underscores. Your rankings in searches for those keywords will improve.

Find ways to improve your marketing strategies by using software that analyzes the statistics of your website. Choose an analytics program that tracks details such as how customers navigate your website, how many new and return customers are visiting your pages, and which product categories are most often viewed. Programs such as Yahoo! Web Analytics can even provide you with real-time data so you can quickly gauge the effectiveness of sales, promotions and new products.

Avoid being pushy about your products or services. Being pushy is definitely a way to make customers avoid your business all together. You should explain your products or services on your website in a way that draws your potential customers in without pushing them away. Avoid saying things like “buy this now!”

The most important aspect of your site is your content. You need excellent content or readers won’t come to your site. Spend the most amount of effort on providing great, relevant, and helpful content and worry about the affiliate ads afterwards. Don’t compromise your readers with articles that promote ads. Traffic naturally follows such a site and word will spread, generating more money in the future.

Think about what sets you apart from the other marketers in your area. This is considered your unique selling proposition. If there are other marketers doing the same thing that you are doing, think about how you could improve that thing that you do and make it better than the other marketers have.

It can seem like every business needs an internet marketing strategy. This is good for increased exposure and a wider potential customer base. Ideas like the ones that have been shared in this article, can help any business, leverage its internet marketing efforts and share in the vast potential profits available online.

Looking for the Best Webhost?

Posted by henrischauffler on February 21, 2016

If you’re going to create your own website, you need a hosting company. Simply put, a web hosting company is where you need to park your web pages so that they go live on the internet. Without a hosting company, your pages will just remain like any other file in your computer. There are thousands of web hosting companies to choose from and they generally cost between 8 and 10 dollars each month. Most web hosts also have tutorials to help you along the way. There is more than just one best webhost – three of them are described below.

Hostgator is one of the most widely known web hosting providers.It offers a choice of three plans, all offering unlimited storage allowance and unlimited bandwidth. The top-rated Cpanel is the an extremely user-friendly control panel. Hostgator is also noted for its live technical support which is available around the clock. A support center on their website also provides thorough online tutorials, a comprehensive knowledgebase and discussion forums.

Bluehost is one of the biggest web hosting companies with over 915,000 domain names currently in use. Because of its size, Bluehost is able to offer what the other best webhost names offer at a lower price. This company has been in business since 1996 and has the expertise to provide exceptional service. Blue Host offers hosting plans for everyone, whether it’s for a personal website, a small business or a large corporation. A lifetime domain name, setup and privacy registration are all included in the price you pay. The storage and transfer limits are more than enough, and the technical 24-hour supportline is toll-free. Bluehost is a good choice if you operate several websites as it allows an unlimited number of domains to be held on each individual account. A free site builder is also included in the hosting plan. This is great for anyone who has little or no web design experience.

HostClear is one of the newer web hosting providers, founded in 2006, making an impression on businesses and individuals all over the world. Each of the three Host Clear plans include unlimited disk space, bandwidth and MySQL. The plans differ in the amount of free domains you get with each. With the Home plan, 1 free domain name is included on sign up. The Business plan includes 2 free domains and the Business Pro plan offers 3 free domain names. All domain names are free for life and dditional domain names can be bought for $14.95 per year. You can also host an unlimited number of domain names inside one account. Hostclear also offers an anytime money back guarantee which is very unique in the industry.

When looking for the best webhost company, choose one that fits your budget, skill-level, web domain requirements, space requiements and need for support.

Best Online Traffic

Posted by henrischauffler on February 20, 2016

There is a lot more to having an online business than just having a website. Yes, you need a website, but there is one thing that’s even more important, and that’s getting visitors to your website. Without visitors your site may as well not exist at all. Your goal as a business owner is to get the best online traffic you possibly can. After all, you could have an awesome site that has a super-convincing sales letter, but if nobody sees it, then your site and sales letter are useless.

If you have spent any time looking into getting traffic to your website, then you know that there are many different ways to do it. There are so many ways that it’s enough to confuse anybody, especially if they are relatively new to the world of online business. Some methods are better than others, but just about any method can work to some degree.

So many methods, so little time, right? What you need is the best online traffic so you can start seeing a positive impact on your bottom line. Regardless of what some traffic providers will tell you, there is no single best source of traffic, no one size fits all solution.

For one thing, some traffic is better suited to different business models, so keep that in mind as look at various methods for getting visitors to your website. Would your ideal customer be more likely to watch a video or read an article? What solutions are they looking for and where are they most likely to search for those solutions? Who are your customers? Aha! Now there’s the real question that gets to the heart of getting the best online traffic.

By knowing who your ideal customers are you can get the kind of traffic you are after. Don’t make the mistake of only watching your stats for the number of hits your site is getting. Of course having more visitors is generally better than fewer visitors, but what you really need to watch is what they are doing once they are there. Look at what keywords they are using to find your site, how long they are staying and what links they are clicking.

All of these stats will go hand-in-hand with how well your website converts. What that means is how many people are buying or performing your desired action. If people are coming to your site through odd keywords that aren’t really relevant to your site, then they are probably not going to stick around for very long. The only to find all of this out, though, is to have good stats to look at, and then to look at them on a regular basis.

There are many ways to get visitors to your website, each with its own pros and cons. No matter which method you are using, the best online traffic is targeted visitors that are interested in your offer.