ASK A Blogger: Pinterest

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Pinterest What is Pinterest and should I be using it. The answer is it is a virtual pin board. The answer to should you be using it is yes. The problem is how do you use it quickly on your site. The resolution is this link to Pinterest. The combination of the plug in and this video will allow you to easily share your photos with others. It is true that some of us are visual learners. We all require inspiration and Pinterest has the ability to gather your visual inspirations for you. I have just … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Small Business Payment Options


Small Business Payment Options As a blogger you are a service provider. We are often paid for our services. We often use Paypal to collect compensation but we needed other Small Business Payment Options. I am going to tell you that you are not protected when you use Paypal. I had a horrible experience. I thought the event was corrected but the "buyer" is up to his dirty tricks again. This prompted me to seek alternatives options. I figured I would share them with you because it is important … [Read more...]

Pinterest Post: taking a great picture

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Are you on Pinterest? I love it! If you would like to follow madame deals here is my page. <----- Here is a great idea Use a scrapbooking paper as a backdrop. You can easily hang it behind a table with double stick tape. Like I did to make these cool center pieces with some of my necklaces and a bracelet and a shell. I love pinterest if you aren't on it this is a great Ask a Blogger post on why you should use Pinterest. Here is the image when you … [Read more...]

Mad about Mimi

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HOT off the presses feed burner is ending soon... if your subscribers are gone here is how you can find them. Use this awesome guide by Mom Then the next step is to put them in a paid service so you will actually own all your emails. I use mad mimi and I LOVE it. I can tell who opens my emails. I can alter them quickly. Do you want to see what I am talking about you can try Mad Mimi for FREE. This is where you sign up for Mad Mimi I promise it will turn your blog into a business. The … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Blogger Button exchanges is it worth it

Blogger Button The  Blogger button exchange. Is the exchange rate fair? The answer is usually not. I have stopped exchanging buttons because I can't be sure what people post on their site. If my button is on their site and they post things that I wouldn't agree with by having my button there I am associated with their opinions. I also stopped exchanging buttons because the exchange rate wasn't fair. I need to keep my sidebars full of ads that is how I get paid each month. If i clutter them up … [Read more...]

Blogger Rates

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   Blogger Rates To search for all of our  Ask A Blogger articles . Here is the truth I get paid to blog. I have to get paid because having a site is expensive. I have blogger rates. It takes a ton of time. I estimate this site takes about 150 + man hours a week. Yes, I have a staff. I have to pay them. How do I do it? I charge money. I can't pay them and my bills with face cream, coupons for a free frozen meals, toys for my children, mouthwash, and more. Blogger rates How do you … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Finding Keywords

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 Finding Keywords Where do I begin without leaving a crowd of you laughing on finding keywords. I blog but I just blog like one throws 300 darts and hopes to hit the mark. I decided instead of throwing three hundred darts I would learn to throw one and throw it well. That required a lot more reading and work then I wanted to do but I did it any way. I have heard I need to use the Google ad word tool.  I didn't because it required me to open another tab and honestly I always forget. Then I kept … [Read more...]

My Inspiration to Succeed in Blogging

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    “A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”  Colin Powell.  I know that having my own business is often more work than if I worked for someone else. I believe what influences me to do more and be more is my children. I believe showing your children that if you put in the work, research, and energy that you can make your dreams come true. I want my children to know that you define yourself by your actions and that focusing on what you desire it … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Adsense takes common sense

  The truth is this blog runs on money. I know funny ha. The hosting company wants money and so does the email service. I even have a staff that gets paid. The one source of income that pays all of my operating expenses is my side bars. It is crucial for me to have them set up so they are attract. I change them up often so they fit offers that you are interested as my customer. This is a deal site so you can assume I make a very small amount off of the deals I offer. I make the majority … [Read more...]

Liquid Web hosting

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  I have a lot of people that ask me about hosting. The reason is my site has knocked down 7 hosting companies. I am serious when I say this site is naughty. I have no idea why and we can't figure it out. I finally switched to Liquid Web Hosting. It was really nice to not have to worry about my site going down. I am at 100% up time. I can tell you that at my old hosting company I paid $20.00 more a month and I spent 10-15 hours a month on their support line. I value my time and my customer … [Read more...]