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July 25th, 2014

Weekly Blog on blogging

I haven’t been doing much with blogging for the past few weeks.

It was the eternal battle of needing money yesterday versus building an income for the future.

And, unfortunately, the future was losing the war.

Getting to kids of to college in August was already a struggle.

But then my cell phone died.

I feel a little lost without my cell phone.

I didn’t know how addicted I was to the thing until it was gone.

One thing that I struggled, and

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June 24th, 2014

Amazon Add To Cart Button

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I recently started blogging more regularly on my book blog, which pretty much exclusively uses Amazon Associate for income.

While researching, I am across a comment that says that utilizing the Add To Cart feature should significantly increase my click through rate and, in turn, my earnings.

I also learned that if the customer uses the Add To Cart option then the 24 hour cookie clock is not in effect.

That’s right, I would get the affiliate sale whenever the customer actually pay.

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May 16th, 2014

Posts to Read

PinchOfYum.com March Traffic and Income Report – $17,118.92

First, the bloggers shared their very impressive blog earnings. I would be happy with just the Adsense income myself. Of course they also showed the expenses in running their blog. Net profit of $17k. Very, very nice.

A good tip was the 1% rule. That is that the goal is to simply improve 1%. A very doable goal. I should easily be able to improve my blogs 1% each month as should you.

Then, of course, came the traffic reports. Yeah, my numbers are nowhere

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May 15th, 2014

April 2014 Blog Income Report

Recently, my friend’s renewed interest in blogging, and especially how to make money blogging, has resparked my interest in blogging, especially how to make money from my blog.

Thus, I have decided to jump in on the trend of reporting my income from blogging on a monthly basis (my income from working from home in general will be found on mscrookedhalo.com).

I have also decided to only report the income that has hit my bank account.

If I can’t spend it, it doesn’t count, right?

For those of

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May 9th, 2014

Blog Posts to Read

Here are some blogs posts that I read this week. I have summarized them here but to get the full effect, I highly recommend clicking on the link and reading them in their entirety.

quicksprout.com

Why No One Comments on Your Blog and What to Do about It

make it easy for readers to leave a comment with a good comment system have good site design that has good support design and a simple call to action put your personality into your blog be original or put your own spin on an oldie but goodie spice

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May 6th, 2014

Paid Blogging Opp to go gluten free for 30 days

I just found an awesome paid blogging opportunity for those who are willing to go gluten free for about a month.

Living Now is looking for fifteen (15) bloggers to become #LivingNowFoods Ambassadors trying out organic gluten free (and many also certified organic) alternatives for 30 days in their home. Each blogger is expected to replace a minimum of 3 meals per week with Living Now Foods and cover their creations on all their social media platforms. Bloggers will also then be expected to share their experiences during a twitter party on July 2nd at the

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May 2nd, 2014

Read this week

EnstineMuki

Product Review Sites ~ How to create very profitable review sites!

Apparently there are two types of review sites: brand review (ex. phillips razors) and industry review (ex. all things shaving). He recommends quite a few places to get products or one could simply stick with Amazon, which sells just about everything. Of course, it is always best to be the first to review the brand new product (ie, when a new cell phone drops, I read reviews up until the day I get one in my hands. lol.) Apparently, you don’t even have to have

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April 30th, 2014

SEO in 2014 – What Google Won’t Say by Lisa Irby

What I like about Lisa Irby’s videos is that they’re real talk for real people.

Sometimes “gurus” tend to talk way over my head but Ms. Irby keeps it at a level even us amateurs bloggers can understand.

In this video, she explains how Google thinks and why 2005 methods of building your website will definitely no longer work.

April 28th, 2014

Growing a FB Page from the Beginning by Holly Homer

This is an awesome video for Facebook newbies or for those of us who were already outright confused on how to grow our Facebook Fans even before all of Facebook’s changes.

Warning, it is a bit long. 46 minutes long…but well worth the watch (or in my multitasking case, the listen)…

March 28th, 2014

This weeks reads

…http://kikolani.com

5 Reasons I Still Use CommentLuv

Excellent report on why to continue to use CommentLuv but I am already seeing positive results from switching to Comments Evolved. I just wish that CommentLuv was one of the options…