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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Deon Christie ·
I'm a bit of a blogger junkie, truth be told. So many buttons and tools to play around with. My advice, choose the one thing you love doing most because that is also known as your "profitable niche". Why? Because when you love what you do then it will be impossible to give up. You have to decide on one niche or topic per blog. And you will eventually end up having more than one blog, trust me. When it gets you it grips you. SEO however is the time consuming, failure overcoming part of...
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BeckAtsila ·
I was a professional blogger for eight years for a mental health website. Some of what I learned: 1) Have a social media presence and use it--this is an easy way to build up readership. 2) Know how SEO works. I hated this because it meant an end to my creative headlines--I have a journalism degree and know you have about one sentence to get your readers' attention--but a creative headline can't be searched for as easily as one that tells the reader exactly what they're looking for. 3) Grab...
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Deon Christie ·
Thanks for the added value, and advice. I think I may have to look into your 4 second tip with blogging. I have to admit that you have quite a bit more experience therefore, may I ask your opinion on my blog?
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Ann Josiah ·
I would love to get into blogging but don't know how to start. Would be grateful for advice on subject.
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Moore Income ·
Blogging is definitely a huge subject and something I am personally researching and learning a lot more about. I have played around with blogging for some time now but just recently I started a blog that I plan to get serious about and actually build it into something. I have found lots of helpful videos on YouTube from successful bloggers sharing great tips about how to get started.
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

tdavis6773 ·
I have been thinking about starting a blog and had the thought to focus on mental health life. I am a mental health consumer with a few "labeled" conditions. The blog would be related to me and my life trials, tribulations, successes, experiences and how I handle the situations that I encounter. I'm curious to know what your are on this subject. How successful were you with the blog you had related to mental health??
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

BeckAtsila ·
I was working as an independent contractor for an already-established website, so I had a bit of an advantage. I was with the website for about eight years and by the end of the gig I was earning about $20 per post flat rate. I don't know how many readers I had, but the website itself had about 1 million visitors per day. My advice is to freelance for other websites and build up an audience, and in the author bio to direct readers to your website. WritersMarket.com usually has a good list of...
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

BeckAtsila ·
Deon: You've got potential, but your openings aren't very attention-grabbing. However, they're excellent for SEO, and given the choice between the two, I would recommend going for SEO because that's what drives traffic to your blog. I don't know where I heard the four-second bit, but I've found it to be true. You've got a good niche, and you cover your topic very well. My advice would be to have an SEO first sentence, and an attention-grabbing second sentence. Give the reader a reason to...
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Moore Income ·
@BeckAtsila I have focused a lot on SEO and I agree that it does help to drive traffic, however, it is not always so great at getting the readers attention. I find personally that when I focus too much on SEO, I tend to write a lot less personally and end up with a sub-par written piece. Lately, I have been trying to focus more on being more personal and writing my blog posts as if I am talking to someone. That way, I focus more on providing value and less on the SEO. Don't get me wrong, I...
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Deon Christie ·
Thanks for the kind words, I'll be working on those openings. Appreciate your honesty, and do agree with sticking to SEO. However, you're quite right with the opening as it turns a visitor into a reader. I may have neglected the opening of post content a little. But I shifted focus on the post featured image, which is also the first thing displayed as social posts for instance. Just a tactic I'm testing, to create curiosity through graphic design. Thus far I have to admit seeing an...
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Deon Christie ·
Hi Ann, There are many people stuck in exactly the same position, not sure exactly how to start. But the steps are fairly simple I can assure you. Blogging is not all that difficult but rather time consuming. Because it's a sequence of tiny objective steps in the right direction. Starting with discovering your profitable niche. Allow me to invite you to my blog ( Easy online blogger jobs ) for some in depth guidance to get you started. But I have to warn you, blogging is addictive once you...
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Deon Christie ·
YouTube is an excellent place to collect knowledge. In fact I'm contemplating starting a Vlog. I too am currently playing around with a single blog, until I'm happy with the results. And then it will definitely be game on for 2019 with blogging and video SEO. I have discovered a tool called Lumen5 for creating videos, and also convert blog posts to video. Hence contemplating the Vlog.
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Moore Income ·
Lumen5 sounds like an interesting tool, I will have to check it out. @Deon Christie What do you use for your graphics? I use the free version of Canva and find it works really well.
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

Deon Christie ·
I think you will find Lumen5 extremely useful, especially with turning blog posts into videos. But do try and keep videos between 1 and 2 minutes, while focusing on key points. You may find that uploading a high resolution (1920 x 1080) thumbnail sometimes doesn't work with YouTube because the file will exceed the maximum allowed 1 Meg. For that I use Canva, and after designing the thumbnail you just download it as a JPEG file. This way the image does not exceed the allowed 1 Meg. I'm using...
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Re: Let’s Talk Blogging!

FreebiePharm ·
If anyone has a blog on financial tips, saving money, crushing debt...feel free to send me the link...I would love to check it out!
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Let’s Talk Blogging!

MiniPantherMom ·
How many of you Penny Hoarders have a blog? I’ve been interested in getting into blogging for quite some time now, but am stuck on choosing my niche. I’m a single young adult, and I think a blog on saving money /lifestyle blog geared towards other single young adults would be really cool. I love reading any and all money saving and money making blogs, but sifting through ways to save on diapers and budgeting for meals of families of 5 can get a little old 😛 If you are/were a single young...
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How to start a blog

Deon Christie ·
There are a few key factors to focus on if you want to know how to start a blog. However, starting a blog is one thing, turning it profitable is quite another. There is a huge difference between a click, a visitor and a buyer. The first and most important step of starting a blog as a professional blogger is discovering your profitable niche. When you start your first blog, it is also important to create order by using separate folders. And to start a successful blog you need to create these...
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Re: Let's talk WordPress plugins with a dash of Google

Moore Income ·
Plugins are the main reason I prefer building websites on the WordPress platform. They allow you to do add so many unique features to your website without having to write any of the code. Whenever someone asks me about starting a website, I always refer them to WordPress and tell them that plugins will help make your website do pretty much anything you could want your site to do.
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Re: Let's talk WordPress plugins with a dash of Google

Deon Christie ·
Couldn't agree more. I too use WordPress, primarily because of the simplicity and also love the little magic wands called plugins. May I ask which plugin you use for SEO?
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Re: Let's talk WordPress plugins with a dash of Google

Moore Income ·
I have used All In One SEO in the past. Currently, I decided to give Yoast a try. Not sure how much I like it yet. I might ultimately end up switching back to All In One SEO. Have you used any plugins for comments? I have always just used WordPress' native comments but decided to give DISQUS a try. I have heard that Thrive Comments are also good but I think you have to use it with a Thrive theme.
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Re: Let's talk WordPress plugins with a dash of Google

Deon Christie ·
I too started with All In One SEO, but strongly advise you to keep going with Yoast. Nothing wrong with All In One SEO getting started, but more and more pro bloggers (Neil Patel) are using Yoast. The Yoast SEO Premium is a little expensive, but an investment well worth the sacrifice (around $88 I think). I have learned much of what I know about blogging SEO from Yoast. Through the free courses they offer as a premium subscriber. SEO is about a whole lot more than the keywords, because there...
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Let's talk WordPress plugins with a dash of Google

Deon Christie ·
What are plugins and why are they important with professional blogging? Plugins are blogging tools and simplifies most of the more technical tasks with blogging. Like SEO (which is a nightmare to newbies), and https protocol issues which can make potential subscribers feel unsafe. But each plugin has a specific purpose, and the key is to use them in order to achieve a certain result. Or perform a specific task, like in post banner displays. How do plugins influence Google? Google is the...
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Re: Strategic keyword placement and SEO (search engine optimization) basics.

Moore Income ·
Thanks for the information post about SEO. SEO is an ever changing topic but it is something that website owners and especially bloggers need to stay on top of.
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Re: Strategic keyword placement and SEO (search engine optimization) basics.

Deon Christie ·
Only a pleasure @Moore Income , and right you are. SEO have no final destination, and requires precision above all. Simple strategic target keyword placement can make the world of difference.
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Strategic keyword placement and SEO (search engine optimization) basics.

Deon Christie ·
Now this is from a blogging point of view, because you want your blog to actually rank min all major search engines. And SEO is not quite as complicated as is often assumed. But rather pretty logic if you know the basics. I'm going to guide you through the basics of keywords and strategic placement. We will cover graphic design and ranking secrets at a later point in time. Why a blog is important to make money online Because it is your chance to proof to your readers that you are as...
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Ann Josiah ·
Great information. Thank you.
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Moore Income ·
Providing value is definitely key to being influential online. I really appreciate all the tips about setting up a solid social profile. It is so true that many people approach making money with a "get rich quick" mentality and that is why so many people do not take a professional approach to making money online.
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Kenny Mathe ·
New, I have read good ideas about how to get rich on social media not all posts on social media are 100% some are scam to the audience good people or audience they have been ripped off money's trying to look for extra cash which is not easy to look for the suitable one to follow.
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Bonnie Squires ·
These are great tips that I've been doing for years but I really never tried to make allot of money online. Before I got sick and became disabled I would do ebay which help out but now I'm looking for some thing I can do online that I don't have to send out myself. My be use a drop shipper or do some digital items and send as a down load.
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Deon Christie ·
Only a pleasure Ann, always nice to write for such a responsive audience. Have a lovely Monday.
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Deon Christie ·
Couldn't agree more. Building recognition is far more important than trying to generate an income. With sufficient recognition the sales will follow eventually. And the "get rich quick" mentality have destroyed many dreams, that only ended in desperation. It takes time to build a Castle.
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Deon Christie ·
You're quite right Kenny, there are a lot of scams on the internet. But there is an easy way to check if someone is as professional as they claim to be. Allow me to invite you to one of my LinkedIn posts. Which will guide you on checking the legitimacy of all these "professionals". The fake SEO expert alert will guide you on how to use Google for authenticity. Especially with SEO and blogging there are way too many so called professionals, only interested in selling you any random junk. Or...
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Deon Christie ·
There are various ways to generate an income online Bonnie. So much so it's overwhelming. My personal favorite being affiliate marketing with blogging. If you want to sell digital items? You may want to check out BookRix, a page rank 5 publisher that will cost you nothing to publish your work in all major online bookstores. These include Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and also Kobo to mention but a few. You may also want to check out the option to launch a digital product on...
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Bonnie Squires ·
Deon Christie I do have a clickbank account but made it years ago. I don't think I ever really got the hang of affiliate marketing or my be i just don't no how to promote them rite. i've a free website which has allot of different things on it from family to helping people with links and different things. https:// bonnie67.wordpress.com to the person who was helping me with his was just using me. my have to copy paste the website My other site i had for a year and only think i have 1 page...
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Deon Christie ·
Hi Bonnie, A free blog is always a great option on a tight budget. But if you want to actually rank any blog or website a dedicated owned domain is crucial. Like with your second website, the layout of which I admire. Really great design Bonnie, well done! However, I do see one necessity you may want to look into. Your site "bonniestuff" does not have the https protocol enabled. Which can easily be done by contacting your hosting provider. And ask them to register an SSL certificate for the...
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Bonnie Squires ·
Thank you very much . I'll will look at your blog post and if I have any questions i'll ask. Thank you so much. bonnie
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Re: How to build your credibility through recognition

Deon Christie ·
Only a pleasure Bonnie, wishing you all of abundance and prosperity.
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How to build your credibility through recognition

Deon Christie ·
Knowledge and presentation are the only "secrets" to actually making money online, instead of dreaming about it. And knowledge can only be obtained through research, which will lead to recognition. The only difference between the super successful online earners and the ones not quite as successful yet, is time. Recognition starts with social media, from Facebook and Google+ to Twitter with no exception to LinkedIn. But with a faceless profile you will have a hard time convincing audiences...
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