The $1,000 Job I Declined


The $1,000 Job I Declined I think my husband had a heart attack when I declined a $1,000 job. You know a $1,000 is a lot of money. It is what some people make in a month. It is a lot to me as well. The question is why did I decline that much money? How do I determine when to say "Yes" to a job and when to say "No"? What happened as a result of me declining the job? How did I decline the job to make sure my relationship with the brand was still in good standing? ...

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Food Photography list

food photography

I have become a food photographer. I never thought that would happen. I am learning more each and every day. I really enjoy photographing food. I believe that it is just like anything else you need knowledge, practice, patience, equipment, and did I mention a lot of practice! I am so into cooking and food photography I have  a site called cooking in bliss so check that site out. I found the key to great food photography is great looking food. Then you need the right light, setting, and the right ...

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Ask a blogger: increase page views

increase page views

Increase page views The top ten ways to increase page views are: 1) Write quality content 2) Write content that people are looking for 3) Use keywords so that people can find your quality content 4) Use great images to add to your quality content 5) Promote your content daily 6) Keep track of your promotions I made a checklist that you can use for free... Blogging tips ten things you should consider 7) Use these services to promote your content on" a) Google + b) Pinterest c) ...

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Advanced Blogging tips

Advanced Blogging Tips Advanced Blogging tips are those that really deal with how to make money at this whole blogging thing. Here are some of my favorite posts on doing that. How to pitch  Monetizing your site  We have tons of Ask a Blogger articles. You now have the  Beginners Blogging Tips. If you do need them then read my Beginners Blogging Tips Post. I would suggest using the Genesis Platform for your wordpress site. Genesis Framework <=== buy it here. You can check out ...

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Blogging Tip: 10 Things Bloggers Should Consider

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Real Advice Gal Small Business owner tips Blogging Tip - 10 Things Bloggers Should Consider 1) You need a great laptop or desktop. You will be on your computer all the time. I use a Mac for everyday and my Chrome book when I travel. 2) You need a fast internet speed 3) You obviously need a domain name. My blogging tip is for you to buy it through Go Daddy. 4) You will need hosting iPage <--------- CLICK THERE TO GET YOURS iPage is cheap and the service is awesome. You ...

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Ask a Blogger: Places to submit your content


Ask a Blogger: Places to submit your content   As a blogger, we all want to be heard, and our content to be seen by as many people as possible right!? Well sometimes we need to reach out to places beyond our little corner of the internet to get exposure to brand new people that might not have seen our awesome work otherwise. I began searching for great places to submit your content , to send my recipe, craft, and tutorial posts and found that there are tons of resources out there! ...

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How to make money blogging

make money blogging

How to make money blogging The five biggest mistakes a blogger make are easy to spot if you actually make money blogging. I was surprised to find out that most bloggers do not get paid. I know shocking considering how hard it actually is.I decided to help people make money blogging by writing about how to make money blogging. I know people think you just write something and boom your email box fills with offers and money. The truth is it doesn’t you have to fill your email box through ...

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Adding Users to Google Analytics

Adding a User in Google Analytics I have a team I admit that it takes more than myself to run my business. I am a business owner and as such it is important to know if what you are doing is effective. The best way to measure effectiveness on a blog is to look at your stats in google analytics. The things I track are: Traffic sources Clicks on content What posts were effective the same time last year and more I think of Google Analytics   as a road map to guide me to my final ...

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Go Daddy

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People ask how do you get traffic to your website. One of the ways to drive traffic to your website is by buying domains. I never thought about this but it makes sense if you find what people are searching for and buy that url. Then you direct it to your site you then have that traffic. Go Daddy Featured Offer! $2.49. COM domains! Now through 5/14/2013! I am currently sitting here buying a couple for myself. I suggest picking up a few and picking up traffic. Just a little tip....   ...

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ASK A Blogger: Your Button

    I think a blog button is very important. I think knowing where your blog button is equally important. What I do not understand is people rushing to sites to buy stock images. If this is your brand and your image for your site then it should be unique to you. I have seen the same buttons over and over again on other people's sites. I am not sure what their sites name is only that I have seen that image somewhere before. It is in fact very distracting. The button on this post ...

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