ASK A Blogger: How to make image click through to a specific URL?

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A fellow blogger asked me a question yesterday that I thought others might run across as well. The question arose from a requirement set forth in the terms for a sponsored post. How do you make an image click through to a specific URL?   1. Add the image into your Post Editor. 2. Look for the Link URL and change it to your desired URL. 3. Click to "Insert into Post." 4. Preview your post and test the link to verify the URL is directing correctly. It's that … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: How do I know if I have posts that are redirecting?

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    To search for all of our  Ask A Blogger articles click here. I love this site Pingdom.com. It will send you an alert when your site is down. I can't tell you how many times I have needed this feature. It also has a variety of other tools that are useful for site management. One that is especially helpful is figuring out what on your site is redirecting. Click on run a report If you see an arrow then your site is redirecting. I have installed the plug-in Broken … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger

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I was thinking about some of the comments my fellow bloggers receive on their blogs and Facebook pages. Honestly, some of the comments I've read on other sites shock me! What do you do if you get a negative comment on your blog or Facebook page? Do you delete it? Do you leave it? Personally, I believe that everyone has the right to express their opinions. I encourage readers to comment on posts and share their thoughts. I'm okay with someone disagreeing with me or telling me I made an … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Make your site work for you

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    To search for all of our  Ask A Blogger articles click here. How do you stay on top of all those affiliate companies. The answer is that in itself is a full-time job. The other answer is to not use more than four or five on a regular basis. I place my earnings in an excel spreadsheet each month. The company that I make the least with gets checked once or twice a week. The ones that I have been successful with I will check daily. How do you define successful. I believe … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger – LLC or S-Corps?

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Blogging is a business and needs to be treated as such when considering taxes and liability. We can post all day about Blogging Tips & How to Make Money Blogging but at the end of the day, you better be on top of your taxes. There is a lot of confusion surrounding LLC and S-Corps, so this week we brought in an expert to help. Mom on Dealz is married to an account. Lucky for us, he writes a weekly series titled Ask an Account to help answer a variety of tax questions including blog … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Pinterest

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Pinterest is all the rage right now. Showing off your pics can help get traffic to your site and in turn, potentially increase your revenue. Adding a Pinterest Tab to your Facebook Page can help get your Pinterest Page in front of your fans and hopefully, get them repining your photos. How to Set Up a Facebook Pinterest Tab: Sign up for a Pinterest account if you haven't already. Go to https://apps.facebook.com/iframehost-pin/to install a Static IFRAME Tab. Click "Install Page Tab" … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Where is your Blog Button?

  Where is your blog button? Why isn't it on your front page. The reason is simple you are on my site why do you need my button? The truth is my reader whom my site is created for does not have a need for my button. I mean what are they going to do with it? They do not need it so it isn't there. Your site is for your reader. If one of my readers wants my button they can ask for it. If they really want it I have to wonder why? I run my site by selling ads on my sidebar. I am not a … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Blogger or WordPress

I was thinking about my decision to move from Blogger to Wordpress and it occurred to me that Amee & I never mentioned why we chose Wordpress.org over Wordpress.com. Both Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org (including Blogger) offer a FREE blogging platform. The difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org is who hosts the blog. Wordpress.com is similar to Blogger in that you get FREE hosting. Wordpress.com is hosting the blog for you. Wordpress.org is "self-hosted" meaning that you … [Read more...]

Ask A Blogger: What do you put in your bag for a conference

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Packing List for a Blogger I thought I would share what I bring to a conference to help you pack. I know it is hard to get it all together so I figured I would show what I have in my bag. I think it is important to be prepared for almost anything. Once you have your bag packed you can get everything else you need to organized to be effective at the conference. Essentials Business cards Schedule for the conference Hotel reservations Airplane reservations important … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Blogging and Travel

  This week we will continue discussing Blogging and Travel. Last week's article provided tips for keeping your blog updated while you're on vacation. I believe it is always best to limit time online while on vacation, but keeping a business running doesn't always provide that luxury. What if you want to Blog during your vacation? How do you blog on the go? First, you will need to take a laptop computer and/or an iPad while traveling . Using a Smart phone is also an option, but I have … [Read more...]