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10 Tips to Help You Start Your First Online Magazine

Are you a writer who wants to go beyond blogging and freelance writing for magazines? Here are several things you need to know about starting online magazines. In Writing Online: Write Your Dreams To Reality, Sean Platt describes how to teaches you how to write content that attracts readers. He also describes selling, marketing, blogging, […]

The Query Shark’s Best Advice on How to Get a Literary Agent

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10 Ways Blogging Pays Writers

Does blogging pay? You better believe it! These benefits for blog writers start with money, and include recent research findings about how blogging pays financially, emotionally, and socially. If you want blogging to pay your bills, you have to approach it like you would any small business. That means you need to be disciplined, professional, […]


How to Find Blog Posts Not Indexed by Google

Getting indexed by Google is easy. Harder is figuring out which blog posts are NOT indexed by Google, so you can tweak and tweet them. Here are five steps to finding posts Google hasn’t indexed, and helping Google do her job. Search Engine Optimization (SEO): An Hour a Day by Jennifer Grappone andGradiva Couzin is an […]

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How to Think Like an Editor – 8 Tips for Writers

You need to think like an editor if you want to sell your articles, blog posts, and books. These tips for writers will help you get published – or at least see the idea-generating process in a different way. Finding article ideas that editors will actually pay to publish is the hardest part of freelance […]


What Types of Blogs Earn the Most Money?

A fellow blogger and friend asked how my Quips and Tips blogs are doing financially. This led me to start thinking about what types of blogs earn the most money – and why. Choosing the right type of blog is one thing – and getting traffic is another! Read Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy […]

What Types of Blogs Make the Most Money

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How to Improve Your Blog – A Quick Website Review

Often, you need someone else to review your website or blog before you can improve it. This quick site review is from Chris of Really Simple Web, and it can help you improve your own blog or website. He gives away a free cut down version of his full site review to a few of his […]


5 Alternatives to Google Adsense Ads for Bloggers

Maybe you don’t want Google Adsense ads on your blog, maybe Google banned you, or maybe you just want to find better products. Here are five alternative types of affiliate ads for bloggers. If you want to take your blogging business beyond blogging, read The Six-Figure Second Income: How To Start and Grow A Successful […]

Alternatives to Google Adsense Ads for Blogs

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Want to Blog, But Don’t Know Where to Start? 5 Tips for Newbies

Many writers and “normal” folk want to blog, but don’t know where to start. These tips for new bloggers range from choosing a web host to troubleshooting blog blips and crashes. “Great blog content comes from craft, care, and attention. Not talent.” ~  Sonia Simone. If you’re worried that you’re not a talented blogger, you can rest […]


The Best Ways to Advertise on Your Blog – 5 Ad Placement Tips

Learning the best ways to place advertisements on your blog is part trial and error, and part learning from other bloggers. These ad placement tips are part of the research I did when writing my ebook about making money blogging. No blog post about ad placement would be complete without a word from Google: “Creating […]


Tips for Turning Your Blog Into a Business – Not Just a Hobby

Want to blog full-time? Use these tips to turn your hobby blog into a blogging business that actually pays for your time, efforts and energy in US dollars (not just satisfaction and happiness!). First, you must start thinking like a businessperson or entrepreneur: “Part of being an entrepreneur, above and beyond having the next greatest product […]


6 Most Important Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Earning Money

The main reason your blog isn’t making money is low traffic. But, blog traffic isn’t everything, my friends. You can make big bucks even if you only have a few hundred readers a day, depending on where your ads are and what they look like. And, how bold you are as a blogger! “If you […]


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8 Ways I Make Crazy Money With My Blossom Blogs

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 […]