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

blogger rates

   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...]

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...]

ASK A Blogger: Picking a sponsor is like getting Married


    It is conference season and I am sure we are all looking for sponsors. I am looking for a Sponsor for Madame Deals. I think I am looking for a sponsor. You see I haven't decided. I feel like taking a sponsor is like getting married. The internet has the ability to connect you to a company for a lifetime. I feel like I am not just a "blog" but a brand. I need to be careful who I connect my brand with. When someone contacts me to sponsor me which has happened several times. … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Taking Screenshots


I am constantly taking Screenshots for publishing pictures on my site. Screenshots are fast and convenient for getting just the right image to share a coupon, free offer or store deal. I probably take at least 3 or more per day! What is a screenshot? Capturing something shown on your computer screen to a static image file. You are taking a snapshot (or picture) of your computer screen. I worked on a PC for years. I was proficient at taking Screenshots on a PC but had to use a free software … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Adsense Making Dollar Out of Cents


I recently attending a meeting to learn how to optimize my site to increase my revenue using Google adsense. I would like to share 5 tips that I believe will help you make pay out each month. It is important to understand that even if you do not have adsense that these tips are valuable and can be applied to any ad network. 1) Content is key. If you do not have content then you will not have traffic. The key to making money off of ads is that the ad is relevant to what you write. If you … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Where did my content go?


Where did my content go? I've asked myself this question more times than I can count. I have posts. Many, many posts. But they are not true content. I've been writing quick deal posts, an occasional giveaway or time consuming store matchups. Where is the substance? Where is the advice, recipes and stories that I enjoy writing? My blog content is in my head. It is written in a notebook with a few ideas scribbled haphazardly here and there. It is not on my website where it … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Where do you begin

  I got a lot of emails asking me how did you go from a teacher to a blogger? The answer is simple I "googled" it. I actually learn a lot from google and from you tube. I also learn a lot from being in networking groups on facebook. The easiest way to learn is to ask questions and read. I spend a lot of time looking at successful blogs and taking some of their ideas and making them my own. I like to call it a Madame Deals Improvement. I know my audience and I know who I am so I know what … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: No Follow or Follow


    To search for all of our  Ask A Blogger articles click here. The question of the hour is when do you mark a post as a "no follow post" The answer is simple if google thinks you are making money on the post then it is a No follow post.  This would include reviews, giveaways, and affiliates links.  If you created a post that you are going to duplicate then mark it as a no follow post. Google does not like posts that have duplicate content so you need to alert their bots that … [Read more...]