Income Report August 2016 – Holding Steady

August was a steady month for progress and we’ll take a look at the exact details below. One thing to note was that I had taken a few months off work and was busy writing articles for my blogs. It seems to take a few months for the work you put into a blog to take effect and I’m only now noticing the effects. In fact income for the first half of September is already double what I earned in August. Read the rest of this entry

5-content-marketing-mistakesAfter all of these years content marketing is still alive and well. There’s simply no replacement for giving your readers exactly what they’re looking for. Ask yourself one simple question “What am I looking for when I go to a website or watch a video?

Time and again I hear about new-fangled software that automatically creates content and posts it online. The problem with this is that it doesn’t necessarily create any value for your readers. Have a look at the 5 tips below to get your content marketing up to par. Read the rest of this entry

Google Freshness FactorCreating new content and updating older blog posts and pages can have a significant effect on your Google Rankings. Built into the Google algorithm for search results is a freshness factor. For certain searches, newer or more regularly updated content will receive a ranking boost.

Google want to provide the best search results they can to their viewers. One of the factors of good content is that it’s updated regularly. While adding content is fundamental to most blogs it shouldn’t cause you to neglect the other ranking factors such as quality and user engagement. Read the rest of this entry

Income Report May, June, July 2016

It’s been a few months since I’ve given an update and I wanted to let you know that things are still ticking over smoothly. All of my income is derived from one website although I have another two blogs in the works and expect to have them making money by the end of the year.

Ezoic is an ad tester and advertising platform that lets you test the location and design of a number of ads from various networks. It will optimize your website layout, giving you the best EPMV for your ad space. I’ve added one of my websites to the Ezoic network and you’ll see income from this source starting at the end of June. Read the rest of this entry

9 Simple Steps to Writing Compelling Headlines

Writing Good HeadlinesHeadlines are arguably one of the most important components of your content. There’s no use writing a 2,000 world article with killer content if no-one will even click on your headline.

That’s why today we’re going to look at how to write compelling headlines that will encourage your viewers to click on them. Read the rest of this entry

1,000 Action Words to Spice Up Your Headlines!

Headlines form¬†a major part of your content marketing and it’s the deciding factor as to whether your viewers will read your article or not. If you’re not sure how to write good headlines have a look at these do’s and don’ts before continuing. Read the rest of this entry

The Secret to Internet Marketing Success

Online Marketing SuccessA common question about online marketing is “How do I become successful?” By “successful” they almost always mean “How do I make money?” This is a relevant question because you don’t want to waste time and money investing in things that don’t work.

In reality there is no “secret” as such, but there is a formula. Many online marketers have made their fortunes in many different ways. Some of them use Facebook advertising, others create their own products, do coaching, run a blog, have successful YouTube channels or do any of a variety of things to become successful. Read the rest of this entry

How To Find Great Themes With WP Theme Detector

WP Theme DetectorWP Theme Detector is an online tool that detects the themes and plugins used by various websites. If you find a blog that you like, use WP Theme Detector to analyse how that site was designed.

The design and layout of your blog has a direct correlation with user engagement and views. The better your blog design the faster it will run and the longer people will stay on your website. Read the rest of this entry

Guest Blogging – Is It Worth It?

Guest BloggingGuest blogging has long been thought of as one of the ways to drive traffic to your website but is it really worthwhile? The thought of getting your post and links on a high profile website sounds appealing and at the very least will give you another link back to your website. Over time, with many blog posts, this could be a good source of traffic as well.

The key word here is ‘over time’. What I find is that many online marketers will begin a new venture only to get distracted or walk away from it a few months later. Guest blogging can be a good idea in the context of being one of a number of ways to promote your website. Having understood the place of guest blogging in your marketing efforts, let’s have a look at a few ways to fine-tune the guest blogging process. Read the rest of this entry

Getting Started with Linux

LinuxLinux is a popular choice these days due to the increasing frustration around the current Windows platforms. Being fed up with the latest Windows 10 release I decided to install Linux on my second computer and it was fairly easy process to get started.

We’ll go through the steps needed to get Linux installed on your computer, the types of Linux distributions and how to install your favorite programs.

Choose a Linux Distribution

Linux comes in a variety of different distributions and many have pre-installed software to get you started. Some of the most popular are Linux Mint, Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora. You can see more about them in this post, Top Linux Distributions. Read the rest of this entry

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