ASK A Blogger: Plugins

After spending a few weeks talking about how to make money blogging, we're stepping back into posts about blogging itself. Amee and I both use Wordpress and couldn't be happier about making the switch. One of the fantastic features about Wordpress is all the plug-ins available to help make your site run smoother and to help you make the most efficient use of your time. Below are some of our favorite Wordpress Plugin's: - WPtouch- A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for ...

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ASK A Blogger: Take this Job and Love it!

    Okay so we have talked about everything from getting started and writing a post, and making money blogging. We’ve discussed contests, building relationships with other bloggers, and actively promoting your site with good content, readers & strategy. We talked about affiliate programs. last week. We figured this week it is only fair to share our address book. Yeah! I am going to put in here that you all might not be accepted into certain programs. I am still not accepted into ...

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ASK A Blogger: How do you make money?

  How do I turn my hobby into some much needed cash? Amee and I have shared with you many ways to make money blogging. We've discussed contests, building relationships with other bloggers, and actively promoting your site with good content, readers & strategy. This week I'll be talking about affiliate programs. If you want to make money; you must sign up for affiliate programs. You can find affiliate programs all over the web to promote companies and products to help boost your ...

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ASK A Blogger: How do I add images and hyper links to my site

If you missed any of our other  Ask a Blogger Articles. We talk about how to post in Word Press. How to make Blog Buttons, Creating the best Site design, moving your site from Blogger to Wordpress and How to Build an Audience. Why do you want to add images to your site? The answer is simple to get attention. They are also used to describe something. The best answer is people look at pictures and the longer people stay on your site. Why do you want people to stay on your site. Well, they are ...

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ASK A Blogger: How do you post in Word press?

Amee and I have posted a lot about wordpress since we started this series. We've discussed the cost of moving from a blogger blog to a wordpress blog, our experiences with the move and our experiences with blog design. This week I wanted to step back and show those of you who have been toying with the idea of moving wordpress how to start writing a post using the somewhat foreign looking dashboard. 1. Click "Add New" under the "Posts" heading on the left side of your dashboard 2. Type your ...

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ASK A Blogger

Dana: The Coupon Challenge I started my blog with a free design from The Cutest Blog on the Block. The set up was easy and FREE. There are numerous other sites offering free or cheap templates to give personality to your site. These can be downloaded with little to no expense or design experience. After several months, I had my blogger blog designed by Custom Blog Designs. The rates were reasonable and I loved her designs. Plus, she handled all the design installation with very little ...

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ASK A Blogger: Moving your site … is it a good idea?

You've been blogging awhile. You want to change hosts. You decide to take the plunge. Fear sets in. You know you lack the knowledge or experience to transition yourself but the price of paying someone seems out of reach. What do you do? As two bloggers that have recently moved from Blogger to WordPress, or changed hosts, we'll let you in on a little secret. We had no idea what we were doing either. Dana's Experience: After about a year of blogging, I decided to move from Blogger to ...

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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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