A Newbies Guide To Setting up Your First Blog

A Newbies Guide To Setting up Your First Blog

So you’ve finally gotten the itch to start a new blog. Maybe it’s because you want to make money online. Or you want to become the next Neil Patel or Pat Flynn. If you don’t have any experience blogging, then it can be tough to know where to start. Don’t worry, we’ll help you out. The first thing you want to decide is which blogging platform to use. While you have many choices including Joomla, Drupal or Ghost, probably the most obvious CMS to use is WordPress. It’s easy to use, very customizable and pretty much all the big name bloggers use it. Now that we’ve decided on this point, what’s next? There are 2 important things you need to decide on next. Deciding and purchasing a domain name and choosing a web host to host your blog on. Let’s go over both. Picking your domain name Choosing the right domain name is extremely important. Because this is the name that you are going to be known as online. A big part of your brand will be your domain name so it is important you choose the right one for you. So how do you pick the right domain name? Here are some tips. Brainstorm – Pick 5 key terms that describe what you want to blog about. Then trying mixing and matching and seeing if you can come up with any good combinations. Make sure .com is available – Once you have a set of good domain names, look them up at your favorite domain registrar and see if the .com version of the domain name is available....
How to Make Money Online Selling Affiliate Products

How to Make Money Online Selling Affiliate Products

Do you have your own blog? And is it earning any money? You might think that blogging is just a fun hobby for you to do in your spare time. But if you change the way you think, you can actually earn some decent money writing on your blog. Even if you don’t have a product to sell. What I’m talking about, is making money through affiliate marketing. What you do is share your experiences with a particular product that you’ve been using and helping you out in some way. Your reader connects with your writing, and decides to purchase this same product through your affiliate link. When this happens, Cha-Ching! You earn a small commission for making a sale. The concept is very simple, and it can be a very lucrative business model that anybody can take advantage of. However, before you jump right in, you need to plan things out a bit to find the most success. Here are a couple of tips to do that: What Does Your Audience Want To Do? The first big thing is to determine what kind of readers are coming to your blog. And what are the problems they are facing? Once you know the answer to this question, then you can figure out the best products and services that will help them solve their problems. How do you do this? You ask of course. Hopefully you have been building an email list on your blog. So what you do in one of your initial follow up emails is ask your readers what they do. It’s as simple as that. Not...
How to Find a Good Graphic Designer For Cheap

How to Find a Good Graphic Designer For Cheap

Thinking about setting up a website for your website? Or maybe you want to have a logo? Or perhaps you just simply want some graphics to be designed. But as we all know, hiring a good graphic designer can be very expensive. So what’s the solution? Crowdsourcing might be a way out. 99designs is one of the best crowdsourcing out there for graphic designs. It can give you a potential unbeatable deal. Here’s how it works. You go on their website, register an account, and then you write up a description on what you want – be it logo design or website design. Then based on your budget, you could choose one of their pre-set package price or you can set your own price. Of course, the higher you set your price, the more designers you’d attract. Once you have your price set, then your project will be set as a contest. All the interested designers can submit their designs. You can provide your feedback along the way so that the work can get tweaked to the way you want it to be. At the end of the contest, you can choose the favorite design. And the artwork and its full copyright goes to you after you pay the winner. It is an indeed cool concept. If you are looking for a designer, it’s like so many designers working for you for a price of one. And another cool thing about 99designs is you can get your full money back if you are not satisfied with the all the work submitted by those designers. I’ve used 99designs myself. I...