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When to Hire a Webmaster for Your Blog 5

Are you the master of your domain? Here’s how to know when to hire a webmaster for your website or blog. I’ve been supporting myself with my Quips and Tips blogs for six years – and twice I hired a webmaster to poke around my domain. I’m a DIY girl, which means I read books like SEO 2014 & Beyond: […]

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6 Reasons Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money 13

The main reason bloggers don’t make money is because traffic isn’t high enough. Here are several ways not only to increase blog traffic, but to address the other reasons your bog isn’t making money. How to Start a Blog that People Will Read by Mike Omar describes how to create a website, write about a topic you love, develop a loyal […]

Reasons Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money

Will My Blog Be Popular and Can I Make Money With It? 37

A reader recently asked me if there is a market for her blog and if she can make money with it. I’m no fortune teller, but here are a few signs a blog will be popular and a few tips for making money with a blog idea. Before you start a new (or another) blog, you need to think about […]

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Can’t Decide on Your Blog’s Focus? Tips for Baffled Bloggers 8

Does your blog need a focus? How do you decide on a specific topic or niche? These tips for bloggers will help you narrow down your ideas; they’re inspired by a question from a reader… “I want to start a blog I’ll actually publish to frequently for quite some time,” says Jimmy on Ready to Start Blogging? 5 Steps to […]


9 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Attracting or Keeping Readers 12

Here’s what I learned when I asked my Quips and Tips writers how I could improve my blogs – I asked them to be brutally honest with me. Their feedback applies to all blogs — not just mine — and can help you attract and keep readers! Here’s one of the most interesting tips I received: “Right now, your Quips and […]


8 Ways I Make Crazy Money With My Blossom Blogs 119

Cha-ching! To me, crazy money means over $100,000 per year. As a writer??!! Since everyone asks me, “How do bloggers make money?”, here’s how my Blossom blogs pay the mortgage. I’ve been blogging since 2008, and started making money blogging right away. In How I Became a Blogger – Laurie’s Story I describe how I started freelance writing, then online writing for […]

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How to Start Writing a Blog 6

Knowing how to start a writing blog – or start writing a blog – is less important than just jumping into the fray! Nevertheless, these tips for new bloggers will help you blog better — whether you’ve been blogging for ten years or ten days (or you’re just thinking about blogging….). The tough part about blogging is growing your readership and traffic — and it […]

How to Start Writing a Blog