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What’s your take on advertising on blogs?

These days we’re dog paddling in a sea of advertising. There are no public places and places offline or online where we are free from being targeted by advertisers. Different demographic groups have differing responses to advertising saturation. For the youngest among us it’s the norm. For the eldest, it’s a rude and unwelcome intrusion.

Writing Is Not Blogging

By Guest Author, Cynthia of  Wine, Woman and Travel. More and more print writers are publishing their content online, but when they start touting themselves as bloggers… I cringe and cannot help feeling a bit resentful.  A brilliant writer does not necessarily a brilliant blogger make.

More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Squidoo

A content curator  identifies a theme, selects content,  chooses how to add value to it and how to display it on a web page for public viewing and interaction. Squidoo is a free and popular publishing platform and community of content curators that makes it easy for you to create curated “lenses” online.

A Freelance Writing Business

A freelance writer is a writer who works for an individual or company under contract.  You can become either a full-time freelance writer making a living from your writing or a part-time freelancer supplementing other income. There are a wide variety of freelance writing jobs available such as business writing, copywriting, magazine writing, newsletter and … Continue reading

41 Useful Things Facebook Social Summit | Payvment Blog

Last week, the folks at Social Media Examiner put together some of the best minds in social media to speak at Facebook Social Summit 2011. In no particular order, here are the 41 most useful things I heard from experts via 41 Useful Things I Learned From the Facebook Social Summit | Payvment Blog.

Federated Media Offers Ad Rights for WordPress Bloggers

At the Web 2.0 Summit today, Federated Media Publishing and Automattic, parent company of WordPress, announced an agreement to provide advertising rights for U.S. bloggers. Over 24 million sites are hosted on, and users will now be able to opt into a topically targeted advertising program. via Federated Media Offers Ad Rights for … Continue reading

Hand and Wrist Exercises for Bloggers

Next to the feet our hands are among the most hard used parts of the body, so it’s not surprising that many bloggers take mobile hands and wrists for granted — until they hurt.  Many of us rely heavily on computers to help us perform our work – for some, dedicated computer work is necessary, … Continue reading

Not on Blogger or you dont!

It won’t surprise any long time bloggers to see what’s not allowed on the platform is likewise not allowed on Blogger, but I thought new bloggers would benefit from gaining some insight into Terms of Service Violations.

Google Opens Wallet and PayPal Sues Google

Google Unveils Wallet And Offers: An Open Platform For Mobile Payments. Google Wallet will work with Mastercard Paypass. This means right now 300,000 merchants around the world and 120,000 in the U.S. are technically ready (though it’s not rolling out everywhere yet). It will initially work with “Gcard” a Google pre-paid card set up by … Continue reading

Paid Blog Promotion

The experts advise us to  have a custom promotional strategy for every blog and to be prepared to pay for promotion. If you have a business blog or professional blog  then you may not hesitate to invest some money to make more.  But if you are a hobby blogger you may not be so inclined. … Continue reading

How a Dream Blogging Job Found Me

By Guest Author, Cynthia of  Wine, Woman and Travel Like most of you reading this, I have been a huge fan of One Cool Site from the day I found it, it has been an essential resource for taking my blogging to a more professional level. But oddly, I didn’t find this article about dream … Continue reading

A Dozen Free Ebooks for Bloggers

For writers who are taking up blogging there’s a lot to learn. For those who don’t  possess strong writing skills there’s a larger learning curve. As I’m getting more and more questions from those who are new to blogging,  and especially from business bloggers who are just getting started,  in this post I’m sharing links … Continue reading

State of the Blogosphere Survey

Are you participating in the State of the Blogosphere Study?   I completed the survey in response to this notice: Since 2004, Technorati has been tracking the Blogosphere through our State of the Blogosphere study. The goal of the study is to create a complete snapshot of the activities and interactions that make up the Blogosphere … Continue reading

Affiliate Fraud: Have you been burned?

Affiliate Fraud: Have you been burned?

I’ve been tentatively  exploring various affiliate marketing options for my personal development blog.  My thinking was that I might be able to make enough income as an affiliate marketer to be able to attend conferences and workshops that would help me improve my blogging and social networking skills and my blog content. What is affiliate … Continue reading for Businesses on Facebook

The changing nature of Facebook  from a college friends connecting site to reflect Fastest Growing Demographic on Facebook: Women Over 55 is accompanied by other shifts as well.  Facebook is teaming with business men and women  focused on entering relationships with future partners, investors, clients, employees and customers.  More than 1.5 million local businesses have … Continue reading

What’s Your Paid Blogging Dream Job?

Every week I meet more bloggers online who are looking for paid blogging jobs. Sometimes we talk about the kind of blogging job we would love to have. Well, perhaps beginning here Where Can I Find Paid Blogging Jobs? and here Top 10 Places to Find Paid Blogging Jobs will provide what you are looking for.

Business and Blogging Trends

There are dozens of important consumer trends worth noting at any given time of the year.  The global recession hasn’t ended and will affect the trends in buying patterns for years to come. Tracking consumer trends  is  a way to gain inspiration for  profitable new goods and services to develop, and showcase in your business … Continue reading

The FTC, Bloggers and Disclosure

It’s been nearly 30 years since the Federal Trade Commission  updated its guidelines for marketers and advertisers, and  the agency is looking at revising the guidelines so that those who promote or review products follow the laws governing truth in advertising. The new rules are designed to bring greater truth and disclosure to blogs, TV … Continue reading

BlogCritics: Paid writing opportunities for bloggers has won numerous awards, including a Bloggie for best music site,’s Best Media Blogs, and was featured in the prestigious AlwaysOn/Technorati “Open Media 100″ list. The team includes founder/publisher and media veteran Eric Olsen, Technical Director Phillip Winn, Executive Editor Lisa McKay, and a team of more than 3000 writers and 25 … Continue reading

Technorati and Blogcritics times are a changing

Blogcritics,  one of the oldest online blog magazines and blog networks publishes contributions from bloggers on everything from music reviews to articles on politics and technology. It has been purchased by Technorati and has been part of its ad network since June.

Paid Article Writing Opportunities for Bloggers

If you are a blogger who is looking for paid writing opportunities then I suggest you subscribe to Technorati newsletters.  I just received my newsletter and wanted to pass the news of these opportunities on.  If you’re interested, please contact with your blog name, content overview, URL, Technorati authority, and contact information.

Making Money Online During a Recession

I don’t think there is a single best way to make money by blogging. I think the nature of the blog, the niche it’s in, and the quality of the contents are all factors that go into selecting the combination of advertising and affiliate plans that may be workable for any given blog. Continue reading

Twenty income streams for bloggers

In these days of economic distress it’s even more important to absorb that fact and the fact that easy credit is no more. We can expect that some businesses will cut back on their advertising budgets and campaigns, and we can expect that click on ads may decrease. Continue reading

Ask An Expert:

In blogging content is king and if you write unique high quality content and promote it then the result may be an increase in organic traffic, or not. Unless or until you acquire the knowledge and skill sets to create and maintain a blog worth monetizing, and you know how to make money online by … Continue reading

How to make money online

I’m fairly sure that many who hit on my last post How to make money by blogging assumed that I was going to give them some magical secret making quick bucks. The bottom line is that if you do not know: how to be a skillful blogger; how to create an archive full of quality … Continue reading

How to make money by blogging

We’ve all heard the hype about making millions with our blogs but the fact remains that very few bloggers have the degree of expertise required to produce content that brings in the massive number of hits on advertisements that are required to make a living from blogging. The make money blogging niche is the largest … Continue reading