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Four Ways To Monetise Your Blog

Posted on May 20, 2013

blog tipsSometimes all that it takes to make some money is to be creative. If you have a blog, you have a gold mine that can bring enough gold to enable you lead a comfortable life. Rather than use the blog just to talk about stuff, what if you got a bit creative and decided to monetise it?

This article will discuss 4 ways to monetise your blog.

Take Advantage of Amazon Reviews
Amazon.com is one of the largest and most trusted online shops in the world and you can take advantage of commissions given to people who refer others to the site. Let’s assume you take some time and write a really good review on a product, post the review on your blog and then add a product link that leads the reader to Amazon. The moment they buy that product or any other after having clicked on your link to end up in Amazon, you get paid. This is one way to monetise your blog.

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5 Ways to Improve WordPress Load Times

Posted on April 29, 2013

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wordpress speedAttracting and maintaining high quality traffic is the ultimate goal for any site owner – and speed is a huge factor.

We’ve all heard the statistics about user patience … if the site doesn’t load virtually instantly, the visitor will simply move on to the next website.

A website with fast load times will always capture more traffic from search engines. In this age of browsers with support for multiple tabs, users are fond of concurrently loading several items from search engine results in several tabs. This means that the user will start by visiting the site that loads first and may never go to the other results if he gets what he was looking for. Even Google places importance on search results with sites that load fastest.

Good news, is that if you have a WordPress site, there are a few things you can do to increase the speed of your site.

Here are 5 ways to improve your WordPress load times.

1. Plugins
Plugins require extra time to be loaded when a user visits your site. This means that you should get rid of those that you no longer need.

2. Choose a Speedy Theme
Different themes have different load times. You should therefore test them and choose the one that takes the shortest time to load.

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9 Reasons to Use WordPress to Run Your Website

Posted on April 12, 2013

WordPress Web HostingWithout further a do, let’s jump right into it.

1: WordPress is unbelievably easy to use, and very simple in design.
- Meaning that anyone can make a site, and figure out how to make a site without any technology knowledge.

2: Even though it is so simple to use, you can make really beautiful sites using templates.
- WordPress has hundreds if not thousands of templates available. They are fully customisable too.

3: It’s quick to get started. Your site is up and running almost immediately.
- Due to its simplicity, WordPress is quick to setup. Especially if you have the right WordPress web hosting provider.

4: Google loves WordPress.
- When someone performs a search on Google, Google loves WordPress site and blogs which use categories, tags, posts and pages for information.

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How to Update Your WordPress Blog from Your Smartphone

Posted on April 4, 2013

Wordpress HostingWhat’s the point of blogging with WordPress if you never seem to be where the action is? You need to be right there, but your computer is just sitting at home. But you do have your smartphone — it’s sitting in your pocket right now.

Share your photos, videos and thoughts as they happen. It doesn’t matter what smartphone you use, there’s an app for everything. This allows you access to the WordPress content management system even when you are miles away from home.

A Download Away
Simply visit your app market and search for WordPress. The WordPress app is remarkably similar across all platforms and features. Once the app pops up on your screen, all you have to do is log-in with an existing username and password.

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Google Reader is dead. Here are the 5 best RSS Alternatives

Posted on March 28, 2013

Many people love Google Reader but as every good thing comes to an end, so has Google Reader.

Google announced the end of Google Reader, and it has left a lot of users in dread, and needing to find an alternative.

Luckily, there are many other RSS services available as an alternative to Google Reader – here are the best five in our view.

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Feedly: This is a free service that is available as an extension for safari and chrome browser, this service is also available for iPhone and Android via App. Its work great on tablets and mobile, and looks great on the web also.

 

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Top 5 WordPress Blogging Tips

Posted on March 15, 2013

wordpress blog tipsWordPress has become the number one blogging platform online, and for good reason. WordPress is flexible, fast and extremely user friendly. The platform has an enormous user base and setting up a personal blog is quick and free. For the novice, here are Top 5 WordPress Blogging Tips.

1. Pick A Nice Theme
The theme on your WordPress page dictates how your blog will look. This is very important as the mood can be set immediately for your visitors just by looking at the page. Luckily, the range of themes available to WordPress users is huge, and growing daily. There are a great many beautiful paid themes out there, but a wealth of great free themes also. Whatever niche or blog you have, there is surely a theme to suit.

2. K.I.S.S.
Keep it simple, stupid. Great advice for many things in life and blogging is no different. With so many options available to WordPress users it is easy to get carried away and fill the blog with needless add ons. Keeping the blog and its pages clean looking and clutter free will entice visitors to stay and read your blog, your main objective!

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Tips for Starting a WordPress Blog using WordPress Web Hosting

Posted on February 13, 2013

Wordpress Web HostingUtilising WordPress Web Hosting is the best way to start a WordPress Blog because creating a WordPress blog can prove to be a major accomplishment for your business, since it is the simplest and most affordable way of getting a site online. It offers you two major benefits: a record of your blog posts on search engines, such as Google and Bing, and access to an in-house social network of bloggers. A blog needs much more than a few occasional posts to be successful. You need to keep a few vital principals in mind in order to run an unbeaten, business-oriented WordPress Blog, and you need to have it hosted by a professional web hosting company.

1. Your Blog Should Have a Clear Focus
Generally, there are two types of blogs: professional and personal. A personal blog is often treated as an online journal by the bloggers, since it is a perfect place for them to record interesting events that happen every day. For that reason, it doesn’t have a particular direction. A professional blog, on the other hand, must have a very clear focus. For example, it is essential for a business-oriented blog to make the offered products/services the centre point. It is not advisable to merely pitch what you are selling. In fact, you should post around those products/services by writing about issues that hint at them. For instance, if you have an antique bookstore, you can attract customers by writing interesting posts related to old book-making procedures. Writing brief reviews on novels or books sitting in your present stock can not only help increasing sales, but also diversify your reader base.

2. Invest in a Suitable Domain Name and WordPress Web Hosting
While it might seem like a necessary step, setting up your own domain name for a WordPress blog is normally overlooked by new bloggers. Having a free domain is not recommended if you want your blog to be successful. Not only does it appear unprofessional to visitors, but also indicates that you are not serious about your blog and are not willing to invest in it. Domain names are available at a very reasonable price now. It is worth lifting your blog’s image and investing in a suitable domain name.

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