Ask A Blogger: How do you build an Audience?

Okay, so you have a blog.  You have a button and the code to post so others can promote you.  How do you get people to your site now that you have decorated it with great screen shots?  You head to your newly created Twitter page and think of something good to say.  Except, you only have two followers and your mom has no idea how to log into the twitter account you created for her and the other follower doesn't speak the same language. The key is to think of something others want to hear or ...

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Ask A Blogger: How do you get your contest noticed

I have ten tips to get your event the recognition it deserves. If you want to receive prizes from companies then you have to know how to promote them. I only take products to review and giveaway that I believe my fan base will find interesting. If you take on to many items it will backfire one you. You can't focus on your contest if you have to many unless you have a strategy or if that is the focus of your site. 1) Promote it prior to starting the contest. Get your fans excited. 2) Make sure ...

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Ask A Blogger: How do you make the code for a blog button

The Ask a Blogger series is a joint effort between myself and Dana from The Coupon Challenge. We have a lot of people who ask us how did you do that? If there is something you would like to know... Well, ask us in the comment section. Last week Amee showed you how to make a blog button. Now all you need to do is input your information into the code below and viola, you have your very own clickable button with grab box! 1. Copy your image direct link from photobucket as Amee showed you ...

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Ask a Blogger: How do you make a button

The button ... everyone has one.  I don't mean belly.  I mean blog buttons.  This is the easiest way to promote who you are.  I am going to show you how to make one in under 5 minutes. Where do you get them? You can make your own.  I will show you the easiest way I know.  I say if I can do it, anyone can do it. Step 1: Think of your theme Step 2: Search for or create an image to use for your button. Here are a couple of sites that have nice images. Make sure that they are not ...

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Ask A Blogger: Blogger to WordPress

I thought that you would  find this interesting Madame Deals is hosted on WordPress and we find that is very easy to use. It is however much harder then blogger but there weren't as many legalities when operating a website as a business. The rules are clearly stated for Blogger. We at Madame Deals weighed the costs and efforts mentioned below and determined that we needed to move our site over in order to grow and expand our business. This post was written by: Dana at the The Coupon ...

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Ask a Blogger: How did you create your twitter page

If you used to follow Madame Deals on Twitter you may not be. Here is our  Twitter link!  We miss you! NOTE: view this in full screen by clicking on the right hand corner. This is what I did. 1) Down Load Jing it is free! This is how you use Jing in case you missed last week. 2) Grab a screenshot of something on your blog that you would like to make your background on Twitter 3) Save the image 4) Open your twitter account 5) Click on  Profile 6) Click on Design 7) Change Background ...

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Ask A Blogger: How do you capture screenshots

I stumbled upon the awesome screenshot tool JING. The best part is it is free and easy to use. I love Jing so much because it downloaded easy on my Mac and my windows based computer. I made a little movie to demonstrate how easy Jing is. I made a video on how to use our printable grocery list. I only captured a small portion of our screen. ...

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Ask a Blogger: Why do you do this?

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Why do you do this? This is the question I get asked most. What is in it for you? I like to help people. It is that simple. The monetary reward is really not worth my time. I work virtually so I can earn much more then I do working for Madame Deals in fact I haven’t taken any money out of the company.  We get paid when you click on and print out the coupons from our links. We get paid when you buy something on our site. We get paid sometimes if we do a review. We get free products to test. We ...

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