11 Best Books For Bloggers You Should Be Reading

Blogging is a longterm commitment whether you do it for pleasure or for making a living. That is why it is also an ongoing process of learning as well as adapting because learning never stops in the blogging world.

It is best to keep yourself educated and updated on blogging to keep with the ongoing trend. One of the best ways to do learn is through reading. There are plenty of best books for bloggers available in paperbacks, hardcovers and e-book formats in the market.

And if you are already looking for some great books to help bloggers some inspiration then you have come to the right place.

Check my earlier post if you`re a blogger or freelancer

The list given below lists 11 great blogging books that cover all important aspects of blogging and also include tips from successful entrepreneurs.

How To Start A Successful Blog In One Hour By Steve Scott

This is a very simple guide containing a step-by-step and no-nonsense guide created mainly to help those who are starting a blog to create a blog in a short time. This eBook is authored by Steve Scott who is a professional blogger himself. It is very easy to understand and the screenshots provided to make the steps easier to understand and follow.

The guidebook for bloggers cover all the things that a beginner in the blogging world needs to help kick-start a blog. Be it the registration of a domain name, choosing and buying web hosting, installation of WordPress, themes, plugins, and much more, this eBook helps guides you in all.

Profit First By Mike Micbalowiczone of the best books for bloggers

Whether you are a business owner or a blogger, this book explains and teaches you how to manage your finances in a very easy to read format and tone. Profit First is a book that will help ensure that a business remains permanently profitable.

This book teaches the cash management strategy running parallel to using an accounting software. The book mainly as its name suggests explains how a business owner or an entrepreneur should be paid first instead of being the last one paid and how the focus of the business should be profit, not the revenue.

It explains to you how and why any money earned should be divided into 4 parts: profit, tax, salary, and operating expenses.999 Amazon readers have given this book Five stars out of five, the highest in Amazon. Check reader review here.

The book is available in Hardcover, Audiobook, Kindle, and Audio CD just click the link above to view.

How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life By Lilly Singh

This is not a business book but a motivational one with life lessons you wouldn’t want to miss.

Boosting your self-confidence and finding that will are needed before starting any venture. Be it a business or a blog. In such case, How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh is a must read if you wish to overcome the roadblocks.

Lilly Singh is a popular YouTube celebrity along with being a writer, director, producer, and entertainer. In her book, she talks about how to become a bawse. A Bawse is a supremely self-confident person. In her positivity, you can find get inspired and find motivations to make big changes in your life.

This book comes with so many incredible lessons. A must-have for a hustler! This book is all about how to love your life, cultivate self-confidence, and be a hustler!

Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind By T. Harv Eker

This book deals with correcting the money mindset problems so as to be able to run a successful blog or a business. It gives many new perspectives on how to view money.

Through his rare combination of street smarts, humor, and his heart, he will show you how the childhood influences shape the financial destiny and how to rewrite it. He also goes on to explain the Wealth File that includes the steps for you to implement in the real world so as to increase your income and accumulate wealth.

This book also gives you insight into the minds of rich and successful people. The book has over one thousand 4 star views in Amazon, check what other readers say.

The 4 Hour Work Week By Tim FerrissThe 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

This one is a “classic” specifically for the digital nomad wannabe. This book is the one that triggers the possibility that maybe your life could be different than how it is now.

Tim Ferriss gives some great ways to eliminate clutter and busy work, including things that you don’t even think of as busy work. He explains and points out a new perspective on the reality of life. If you are looking for that “turning point” in your life then this book could be the one for you.

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur By Cara Alwill Leyba

Cara Alwill Leyba is a former digital advertising director for retail brands now turned entrepreneur. She has authored numerous best selling self-help and motivational books offering tips on lifestyle, mindset advice, and entrepreneurial strategies specifically for women in the business world.

This book is a must-read for the female entrepreneurs! But not so much for the beginners.

Likable Social Media By Dave Kerpen

Out of all the books presently available online on the subject of social media, only a few stand out which are worth reading. This book is one such book. It teaches you how to keep the blog readers, customers, and subscribers interested and create a brand.

The book also teaches how to be amazingly present yourself on all the other social networking sites. It guides on how to engage your audience on a personal level and keep them interested so that they keep coming back.

Dave Kerpen explains social media marketing wonderfully which is a necessity for any blogging or online business venture. This book is a must have for any blogger or small business owners!Social Media: Master Strategies For Social Media Marketing – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & Linkedin by [Hope, Noah, Publishing, ASH]

Facebook Marketing By Noah Hope

This is another worth reading book that focuses on social media marketing concentrating mainly on Facebook which still remains as the lead in the social media marketing and most probably always will be.

Facebook is a great way to attract more readers, subscribers, and customers to their blogs and websites. Marketing is not that simple. It needs an effective strategy. And if you are new to using Facebook for marketing then this book is definitely for you.  

How To Write Great Blog Posts That Engage Readers By Steve Scott

This is more of a booklet and another good read by Steve Scott. This one focuses on the content of the blog which is a very important part of blogging.

There are numerous useful tips and suggestions in the booklet that can be very helpful for the beginners. contained are priceless.

A good quality content will get you more readers have them engaging with you. Grab this book if you want to know how to create good quality posts for your blog.

ProBlogger’s Guide To Blogging For Your Business By Mark Hayward

ProBlogger is the mecca of the blogging world. As a new business owner, you don’t always have the time and money to go through the trials and errors to finally achieve success. You look for someone who has already done it and follows their example.

ProBlogger’s Guide To Blogging For Your Business is one such place to go for finding a guide.

Mark Hayward who is a business owner, blogging coach and an activist has authored this eBook to guide you in how to create a successful online presence for the business. You get a step-by-step guide which is easy to follow in achieving your business goals.

Virtual Freedom By Chris Ducker

Authored by Chris Ducker, an entrepreneur and blogger, Virtual Freedom is a must-read book for anyone who runs small businesses, blogs and is entrepreneurs.

It is pretty common for people to want to handle all the aspects of business on their own. This causes them to be overwhelmed with so much to do and plan for. It is no surprise when it becomes difficult for them to manage and carry out the tasks.  This book helps counter this very problem.

It explains outsourcing and the concept of building a virtual staff for your venture. All in your budget. It helps free up your time and hence gives you the chance to look up the problems that were being ignored before.

Conclusion on Best Books For Bloggers

As stated before, there are plenty of great books for bloggers. I couldn’t be able to mention all of them here. The books mentioned here are the ones I personally found helpful and consider to be best books for bloggers who want to improve their blogging. Enjoy exploring and reading them!

If you`re looking for other books, you can check here for more books what I like most is that all these books cost almost less than a cup of coffee. If you found this post helpful please share so others can benefit too.

 I hope they help you out as well.

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Reduce Common Grammar Mistakes Using Grammarly

If you`re a blogger and English is not your first language, then I`m sure you sometimes struggle with your grammar or writing in general, but there are ways you can reduce common grammar mistakes using Grammarly which is free ( I love free)

As almost everyone knows, Grammarly is one of the best Online Grammar checking tools available on the internet. More than 10 million users use Grammarly on the Google Chrome alone.

Grammarly, free online grammar checker is helpful in a way to teach you what you may have never learned in the schools. It also ensures that your write-up is error-free and has used proper grammar so that you can safely send your work or assignment without a worry for evaluation.

Grammarly is also equipped with its own browser add-ons which is a perfect tool in order to write online as it highlights the errors as soon as it is typed in.

The most amazing thing about this tool is that the free version doesn’t just correct the grammatical errors such as the spellings or punctuation errors but also highlights the voice errors. It also serves as the best sentence formation checker tool as well.

Grammarly premium version, on the other hand, has more interesting options for checking than the free one:

  • The checks are deeper;
  • Actively looks for the different passive voice errors;
  • And many other features.

Most of the basic tools of Grammarly are free to use. Even the premium services of Grammarly are worth all the money spent.

Some of the features of Grammarly are:

  • Grammarly Extension

You can download and install the extension for the browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox for free to use. This extension once installed will continuously keep scanning the words you type into the editor, highlight the errors and show you the total number of errors detected at the bottom-right corner.

You will also be able to see two options as the critical issues and the advanced issues that need correction. Advanced issues can only be sorted with premium services of Grammarly which is a paid service. While the critical issues can be sorted for free.

Just click on the highlighted correct words showed on its right side and the correct words will replace the errors immediately.

  • Grammarly Web Version

For example, if you are A content or an article writer submit the articles to their clients either in Word file, Rich text or some other format. They need to be proofread before submitting. But the extension version isn’t much use in such case. Then a web interface version of Grammarly comes into the picture to help proofread the articles

What you need to do is to create an account with Grammarly first. You can opt for the free version or the premium version. After registering, log into your account on the dashboard you will be asked to either upload the document you want to proofread or copy paste the text.

Once the document is either uploaded or copy-pasted into the editor, the Grammarly checker tool will highlight the errors in the document and show the correction on the right side.

Once again, you just need to click on the corrections and the corrections will replace the errors immediately.

  • Add-In For Microsoft Products

Grammarly has Microsoft Add-In for Word and Outlook which can be downloaded for free except for the Microsoft Add-In works which only works with the premium version of Grammarly which can be found here.

After downloading the add-in, enable this Grammarly feature into the Word or the Outlook document. It will start highlighting the grammatical errors including the redundant words.

  • Grammarly Vocabulary Enhancement

Vocabulary enhancement feature scans the article and then finds the words that are being repeated in the article. It will then help suggest new and different words which have the same meaning for you to replace the repetitive words. This feature can be enabled from the sidebar in the left side.

  • Grammarly Plagiarism Checker

The plagiarism detection feature can be enabled from the sidebar on the left side. This tool scans the article and compares it with the database of about 8 billion web pages in order to check whether the article is original or not.

Like any product out there, Grammarly has it`s good and bad sides, let`s look at some of the pros and cons and see if it`s right for you.

Pros:

  • Basic critical grammar check and the spelling check are free to use as long as you like.
  • Premium tools which also include the Plagiarism detector can be used on trial for free for the duration of a week. You can extend it to a year.
  • Browser add-ons are easy to use and they support almost all most used browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer.
  • It offers native apps for the Windows as well as OS X.
  • It also integrates well with Microsoft Office (only Windows version)
  • Grammarly Premium Plans are also affordable.
  • Even mobile phones can use the Grammarly keyboard.
  • Grammarly Premium comes with 7-day full money back guarantee. Try Grammarly here.

Cons:

  • Grammarly does not support some popular web platforms such as Quora.
  • MS Office Add-in is not at all compatible with Mac
  • It has an ambiguous Privacy Policy.

Conclusion:

Grammarly is the best grammar checker out there on the internet. It is free to use and even the primary services are affordable. You can check it out for yourself by using the trial version for free. Try it once and rate it by yourself. If you`re a blogger or a freelancer, this is a must-have tool.

Is your blog not ranking? See the tool I use to check for keywords and rank my blog, it`s free for the first thirty searches so give it a try.

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Can You Make Money Posting Links Online?

Can you make money posting links online and how does it really work? Getting paid to post links is one of the most sought-after methods to make money online. The claim is that there is no need to own a website, no need of products, and no real work or experience is needed but can you really make money posting links online or what kind of money are we talking about here?

Simply, copy and paste the text given to you with a link to the public forums, various blogs, and also make money posting links on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus, and other such social media channels.

In this article, we will discuss why companies that will pay you to post links only exist to scam money off people.

What Is Link Posting?You will not make money posting links online but there are better ways to make money online

There is plenty of information online explaining posting or sharing of links to make money on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube in a different way on various websites and blogs. Some are honest while some market it with false promises.

Often, it is described as an easy and fastest way to make a lot of money with little to no effort needed. The idea does have its merit because who doesn’t want to earn money on supporting the family while spending most of the time with their loved ones. An easy life with a lot of money is very tempting. But is it possible that easily?

The description may be slightly different depending on the website you are exploring. The description given is very vague. Most of the time it explains how amazing this job is, how much money one can make and hardly any detail on what exactly the job is.

The job description usually contains the task of spamming the social media channels, the Craigslist, the public forums, emails and other such online platforms with links and text provided by the website.

These links are affiliate links which when clicked and made a purchase gives you a small commission. But the job usually scams people.

In this article, we will discuss why getting paid for posting links on websites only exist to scam money off people and are a complete waste of time.

Why You`ll Not Make Money Posting Links

  • With the advanced technology nowadays, the spam links can be detected and removed easily and quickly. This means your efforts were in vain.
  • Detecting the spammer and finding his/ her social media channels and other online places like email used in spamming will be blocked/banned because it is spam. Not worth getting banned for in my opinion.
  • Getting banned due to spamming can damage your chance of building an online business and clientele.
  • You can hardly make any money through such jobs as quickly as the links get removed.
  • Any job wanting you to pay a signup fee is a scam. You never pay for any job.
  • This spamming activity will give a bad reputation to your online channels.
  • It is a waste of time, money and effort as it is not a long-term money-making strategy. This is because the backlinks don’t really work anymore. Smart business owners don’t pay any heed to them anymore which means that link posting is a dying industry.
  • You can’t make money fast with this job. You get paid for each link that stays active. Since many of the links you posted are deleted as soon as they are detected, your chances of having active link get reduced.
  • There is 30 to 60 days wait period for being paid the due commissions.
  • Many of these link posting websites have a minimum payment threshold which you need to meet if you want to be paid.Earn money online without posting links

Some of the programs that explain link posting idea and that should be avoided are Online Home Careers University, 37 Clicks, Home Job Source, Extreme Home Profits, Cash from Home, Online Home Careers University, Internet Cash Income, and Home Internet Cash.

Most of the above-mentioned programs explain the process of link posting the wrong way. Such Make Money Posting Links Onlineprograms only mislead people by using similar methods which are:

  • Posting fake testimonials
  • Using the same website layout
  • Claiming to make similar earnings
  • Claiming it takes 3–4 minutes per link
  • Same money/ commission per link
  • Asking to dedicate the same amount of time to the job per day
  • Make false promises
  • Misleading and attractive offers to get more people to sign-up
  • Asking sign-up fee

Not A Long-Term Money Making Strategy

Unfortunately, these ‘votes’ (actually called backlinks) don’t really work that well anymore. Some people who are behind the times or missed the memo still talk about the advantages of backlinks, but really, the smart business owners don’t pay attention to backlinks anymore.

Google spends billions on research each year in order to prevent people from benefiting from unnatural linking practices. They have pretty much figured out that paid links do not actually mean a site is good an should rank well.

They are changing their search engine to reflect this. Now, using paid links can actually hurt your business! Now, smart companies are not buying links because they know it might hurt them in the long run. Some individuals still do it, but they are typically not very savvy business owners, and trying to ‘trick’ Google into liking their website.

Now your sports website linked to a cosmetics website for a backlink looks spammy and out of place for Google and it can only hurt your site.

Are there any legit platforms to Find Link Posting Jobs?

Honestly speaking, there were jobs in the past when the internet was new and not as much regulation in place But now, even smaller platforms have strict rules and anti-spam policy in place.

But the good news is; you can still earn money online selling affiliate products. This is a more stable earning online, long-term and you earn affiliate commission check here how to start affiliate marketing for beginners if you missed it.

Online Work From Home Programs You Should Avoid:

These scam sites come and go so fast it`s hard to keep check, but by all means, avoid

  1. Home Internet Cash
  2. Online Software Solutions
  3. Web Fortune Master
  4. Replace Your Job
  5. Home Job Source
  6. Internet Cash Income
  7. Internet Cash Income

As said, the list is long as these scam sites never stick around long enough.

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The link posting idea is not a suitable method to make money online. It is not going to work the way many of the companies or websites describe this job.

If you are going to post links in places such as Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or other online places, then most of those posted links are going to get deleted shortly after you post them. They get reported and removed quickly.

Moreover, if you continue posting the link in spite of that, your online social media accounts will get blocked one by one. Getting blocked isn’t going to do any favors to your online reputation which can be damaging to any future online business endeavor of yours.

Building websites and selling products/services from the blog is the best way to make money online. . You can pick any niche you want share posts on that niche. Then you sell stuff from big companies like Amazon, or Shareasale. It’s how a lot of people make real make money online, enough to leave your daily job and work online full time.

If you are willing to put in some time to train properly, you could create a real website in less than 30 minutes and a legitimate, profitable online business in just a few months.

To conclude this post, I hope you`ll understand that there is nothing like posting a few links a day and hope to make it your full-time income, it`s not going to happen any time soon. But if you`re interested in making a full-time income online, then check this program that I highly recommend, spam free, helpful members all looking out for you to help you succeed online.

Stop wasting time on scams and start building a real online business today!

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MagicLinks A Must Join For Every Blogger With Less Traffic

ShareASale Rakuten Affiliate NetworkEach blogger has their preferred links websites and programs which they use as affiliate links to make money.  There are a few companies that are not linked to much or any networks. These ask you to sign up on their website.

This process of going over to each new website to sign up and login over and over for use can get annoying. Remembering all these login details is also quite tedious. Or some affiliate programs that will only accept you if you have a large number of visits to your website each month.

But new bloggers with less traffic too want to start making money, you do not have to wait till you have thousands of views per month to start making money with your blog. This is where MagicLinks comes into the picture.

MagicLinks is a free and a simple to a use affiliate network which enables bloggers to create affiliate links for products and help promote them on the internet using various online social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook, or Pinterest.

What is MagicLinks

In simple words, MagicLinks is a website made for creating affiliate links at your convenience. These links serve as the tools for electronic commerce.

It works similar to ShopStyle Collective, however, the pay depends on the merchant affiliate model. It can cost Per Action, Cost Per Sale, Cost Per Lead or Cost Per Click. MagicLinks provide free tools to help create affiliate links that can be shared on social media platforms.

MagicLinks Tools

I think these are self-explanatory but do ask a question if any is not clear.

MAGICLINKS RETAIL PARTNERS

MagicLinks can also be seen as a one-stop shopping retailer for the affiliate programs. It paves way for you to connect effortlessly with your visitors and be able to sell whichever product you choose online.

MagicLinks works with big names like eBay, Nordstrom, Sephora. Think of any merchant you`d like to join, you just check and they may already be partners with Magic links.

The number and variety of products for which affiliate links can be built are huge. You can choose products in accordance with your blog or website and promote them through your blog or social media.

You can blog about products, review them and provide an affiliate link for the said product to be used by the visitor so they are able to click and see the product for themselves and buy it if they choose to. This is the easiest and one of the most effective way to promote a product.

When the visitors click on the affiliate links provided by you and makes a purchase then you earn a percentage from the selling price of the product. The percentage is predetermined which varies from store to store. It can be anywhere between 2 and 50% with the average being 8-9%.

Out of this rate, 70% is yours while MagicLinks keeps the remaining 30% as a payment for providing a convenient platform. The payment is made to you through MagicLinks as soon as a sale or a click happens where both (CPA) Cost Per Action and (PPC) Pay Per Click are calculated.

How MagicLinks Work

Working with magicLinks is the same as with any other affiliate networks after you`ve been accepted(which is quick and painless) you search retailers, create links and share them where you want to and watch the money roll in when you make a sale.

Who is MagicLinks for?

For any blogger and if you still do not have enough traffic, this is the best program for you as they do not mind if you don`t have thousands of visitors, Any social media, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook Live. It sure makes it easier finding products in one location.

MagicLinks Price

The program is free to join even if your blog is new and you do not have much traffic.

MagicLinks Training

Magiclink has tutorial videos, detailing and informing you on how to use their site and platform. They are all easy to understand and follow, making you an expert in no time. You can tell someone here is passionate about what they do and want the best for their affiliates.

MagicLinks Support magicLinks banner

The standard supports is all covered from the FAQ page, chat, Help page, Tutorials page and Email.

Pros And Cons Of MagicLinks

Pros Of MagicLinks

  • No sign-up cost
  • Makes the process of finding a suitable affiliate program easy and convenient. A real time saver!
  • Useful in a great market with plenty of room for growth.
  • Anyone can make YouTube channel on MagicLinks and put it to use to earn money.
  • Allows bloggers and content creators to promote the products which they like. They are provided with plenty of products to choose from.
  • Makes it easy for your readers to find the products that you are promoting
  • MagicLinks encourages and is open to receive feedback in order to improve their business services.
  • MagicLinks is constantly improving their website in accordance with the latest working model and business requirements.
  • You can easily learn how to use and setup MagicLinks properly through lots of walkthrough videos.
  • Through MagicLinks you can connect with any retailer and get any product affiliate link. More than 1,500 retailers can be found on MagicLinks to choose from and more than 100 million products offered by those retailers.
  • You can create multiple affiliate links just by typing or by pasting the name of the product in the Link Wizard.
  • Chat option is available on each page of their website through which you can get help at any point in time.
  • MagicLink claims to give higher commissions than other affiliate programs.
  • Payment is made through PayPal.
  • MagicLink also has an active referral program where you can make 40% for a year for each referral.

Cons Of MagicLinks

  • As mentioned earlier, MagicLinks takes a commission from your sales. How much? 30%. The remaining 70% is what you get paid but it still beats joining every single affiliate program one at a time.

MagicLinks Alternatives

Of course there are other affiliate programs out there, but the programs above will accept you even if you have no website traffic.

Conclusion On MagicLinks
If your blog is new, you can still join MagicLinks, it makes it easier to find products all in one location. Hence, MagicLinks, without a doubt, is a time saver and to be honest an all-around amazing website.
MagicLinksl provides a quality-based, convenient, and easy to use platform so that you can devote more time in creating content as the content is the king. It is also the only platform to have a Pay Per Click (PPC) program in addition to their Pay-Per-Sale program.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a new blogger or a veteran, do check it out and see for yourself. It’s worth looking at.

MagicLinks at a Glance

Name: MagicLinks

Website: www.magiclinks.org

Owners: Brian Nickerson CEO and Co-Founder

Price: Free to join

Overall Rank: 8 out of 10

Are You New To Affiliate Marketing?

Before you can become a successful affiliate marketer you need to understand how Affiliate marketing works. Read this short post to understand how to be successful at affiliate marketing.

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If you are struggling to build a successful website or not getting enough support to help you succeed, or are you tired of buying products after products that do not work anyway I`d suggest you check my # 1 recommendation where I learned to build a successful online business.

It provides the best affiliate marketing training online along with the most helpful and friendly community, with all the support to get you building a successful online business from scratch. Best of all? it`s free to get started. I recommend you read my #1 Recommended Program and sign up to get started today.

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A Guide To Keyword Research For High Ranking Blog Post

Keywords are phrases in your website content that make it possible for people to find your site in a search engine. A high ranking website does its research to find relevant keywords for its niche and also ‘speaks the same language’ as its target audience.

Put simply, a keyword is any word that your visitors type in google to find your site. As a blogger, your primary reason for keyword research is to find what your readers are looking for and create content around that keyword.

I’m going to talk you through the process of research and explain why Keywords are so important.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is basically a variety of techniques used to increase the number of visitors to a website by achieving high ranks in search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. SEO works miracles for any type of business done online because it has a direct impact on readership, sales, and raking.

If done properly and in right measures you can take your website from non-existent to top page rankings! Making your website more accessible and easy to find means the greater the chances of having an increase in business.

These few simple steps done properly can work wonders for any website:

Strong and Informative Content

Strong content goes into depth about its particular topic, the more informative and useful the more people will trust your content. It should be clear and simple yet fulfilling enough for the visitor to end the search on your website, meaning they won’t look elsewhere for information.

Keywords

The majority of your posts should have a few keywords in it which you might base your article around. However, keywords should not be used in excess as your content is naturally being indexed and it needs to flow. Keywords are important but don’t lose sight of your niche and your visitor’s needs.

Unique Content

Your content should not be a rewording of similar articles already ranked in Google. Do your research, read books articles and learn the ins and outs of your niche so you have a clear understanding yourself because you want to provide your visitors with new information or a new take on your niche.

Fresh Content

You need to be up to date with your chosen niche. Sign up for Google alerts or online magazines as part of your research before you start writing.


Keyword Researchspecific words on the internet

Most people use keywords in excess, so every page or post will be loaded with keywords, making the content awkward to read and engage with meaning you eventually lose the interest of your visitor and the search engines.

A good website is informative and helpful and is conscious of its visitors at all times. This means quality content. So before I go into more detail about some techniques you can use to research keywords, let me emphasize that keywords should not be your main focus!

Most of the content you write is naturally being indexed anyway, so you need to keep the interested of your readership with flowing and useful content because that’s what Google looks for and that’s how you achieve high rankings!

3 Ways to Search for Keywords

1. Google Instant

Using Google instant is a free and easy way to get an idea of what people are searching for in your niche. It’s great if you’re stuck for ideas on what your next article should be about. For example, If I had a website about ‘losing weight’, I would type that into Google to see what other people are searching for and Google will give me different phases people are searching the most.

 

2. Wealthy Affiliate Keyword Tool

Google instant gives you a list of highly sought after keywords or popular search, but for people who have just created a new website a guide to keyword research will explain all the steps you need to follow. Your best bet for rankings is to go after ‘low hanging fruit’ keywords, these are low competition keywords which still bring in the visitors but you have a higher chance of attaining page one or two rankings in Google. To get to these keywords a more advanced tool such as the Wealthy Affiliate (WA) Keyword Tool can help you with this! Keyword tool image

This a lot more detailed than Google instant as it determines the number of searches, traffic, and competition each keyword holds. If I wanted to find keywords for “for example” affiliate marketing, the keyword tool will show me that the word is high competition and hard to rank for. But the tool will still show me other keywords I can use to achieve better rankings. This way, I know that instead of writing my keyword simply as affiliate marketing, I will choose a keyword “Affiliate marketing secrets”

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  • Red- Poor
  • Yellow -Ok (need more work to rank)
  • Green-Easy to rank for as the keyword has low competition
  • Keyword-word/phase people type in search engines
  • AVG-People searching for that keyword in a month
  • Traffic-Average monthly traffic
  • QSR-Competition(blogs ranking with the same keyword)
  • KQI-Keyword quality indicator so you know your chance of ranking on page 1 of Google
  • SEO-Seo score
  • Domains-Tells you which domains are available for the exact search term

A Guide To Keyword Research from Jaaxy keyword tool

There are about 14253 results for this particular keyword which is decent but a low competition keyword should have under 100 results. As you build more and more content around these low competition keywords, the numbers start adding up meaning more visitors and higher rankings.  You might never use high competition keywords again! However, the WA Keyword Tool is not available for starter members but there is a free alternative that is just as awesome!

3. JAAXY

 

JAAXY doesn’t have a sort option like the WA Keyword Tool, however, it does have an SEO column which gives you a score out of 100 on how likely a keyword will rank on the first page of Google, the higher you score, the better! JAAXY also has a related section to the right which is similar to the ‘Dig’ function on the WA Keyword Tool.  The QSR column is similar to the ‘view results’ option, it tells you how many competing websites there are for a particular keyword, remember under 100 is ideal!

There is also an awesome Domain function in JAAXY that tells you whether a domain is available for a certain keyword and there is a lot more other useful functions which make keyword research fast efficient and even fun!

So JAAXY is a fantastic tool for you to make use off and whats better is that there is a free trial you can use which offers 30 free searches! That’s a lot of content ideas for free!

I like to use JAXXY in conjunction with the Wealthy Affiliate Platform because there’s so much training available on the proper use of keywords, where to place them, how to search for them etc and much more! Although the WA free starter membership doesn’t offer the Keyword Tool, there’s still training available which you can use with your free JAAXY trial.

How many searches are Good?

There is really no fixed rule for the number of keywords, but if you are trying to rank a new website then the general rule is to find keywords with less than 100 competing sites and minimum 100 searches a month. But then, if you are producing good content, you can go for lower than 100 a month searches because every post you write ranks for more than 1 keyword.

Other Keyword Tools To Find keywords

There are other programs out there that you can use to find targeted keywords, one I will recommend if you are not using Jaaxy is this program here, it`s a great tool and I wrote a review about it which you can read here but I can not justify paying so much for a keyword research tool.

Final Word On  A Guide To Keyword Research

I hope this post will help you understand more about how to search for low hanging keywords that are easy to rank. Remember it takes abit longer for newer websites to rank and the more content you produce using any keyword tool on your choice and going for the best keywords, the higher your site will rank. Find phrases that other bloggers in your niche use the least, write a post that gets ranked high.

Let me know how you get on with your free trials, or if you have any more questions, leave me a message below I’d love to hear some feedback.

 

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Affiliate marketing and success-Why You Must Put In The Work

Affiliate marketing and success is possible, it may not happen today or tomorrow, you must be ready to put in the work to benefit long term. Affiliate marketing is a great way to create an online income. More and more people these days are drawn to the idea of creating an Internet business.

With technology constantly evolving, there are now more opportunities than ever before, but also more competition in the online world. Affiliate marketing and success go hand in hand only if you are willing to work hard at creating positive relationships with your readers.

Creating a successful affiliate marketing business is possible, BUT it won’t happen overnight. Building relationships, trust, it all takes time and practice. So, don’t expect to make thousands anytime soon if you are a total beginner.

There are so many scams online, that make you believe otherwise. And if you chase the dream of making quick money you are more likely to fall victim of these scams. So, don’t try to rush things, however long it takes, it will be the right time for you.

Learn to be helpful, informative and offer value to your readers first before anything else. Look at it this way, when you`re reading a blog post, you don`t read it just because, you`re looking for info on one thing or the other. So when writing content, think of your readers, what`s in it for them, what are you offering, what problem are you solving?

Why does it take so long to succeed?

Honest, it`s really not that long but most people getting started with affiliate marketing are impatient for the money to start rolling in which in reality, things do not work that way, you have to put in the work first before you can reap the benefits of your hard work.

Treat your affiliate marketing business as a real business. When you invest a lot of money in a brick and mortar business, you work extra hard to make sure your investment isn’t wasted. The success also doesn’t come right away, but you persevere, grow your business steadily until you reach your goal of success the same principals apply in online business. You push forward to make it work because you know how much it will hurt your finances if you fail.

What do you Need for Affiliate marketing and success to follow?

With affiliate marketing, you need very little initial investment. If you are a total beginner, you will need some quality training to begin with like training you will receive from this program, in order to learn the basics. So that may cost a little, but it’s nothing compared to a brick and mortar business investment.

The little investment you may need seems like an advantage over the real business, but it can also be counter-productive. People may not be as motivated, treat it with the same urgency and have the real sense of owning a business.

You’ve got a lot to learn, and I mean A LOT. From choosing your own niche, building your website, keyword research, how SEO works, analyzing your competition, understanding your audience and the list goes on and on and on.

When I first started I knew absolutely nothing about online marketing. I don’t say that I am an expert now, but I have learned a great deal about affiliate marketing in a short space of time. I am still learning, from the experts, from others in the industry, I read articles about affiliate marketing daily.

The industry is constantly changing and evolving. There are always new things to learn, so don’t think that once you know the basics, off you go to become the next big player in the field.Courses like making sense of Affiliate marketing can help you along the way, Michelle the owner of the course makes well over 50,000 selling affiliate products. View Michelle’s Course here.

Affiliate marketing success is possible

Ask any experienced Internet marketer, how long it took them to start making real money and they will all give you different answers. But they all had to learn the basics first, making small steps every day.

This isn’t a business with instant rewards. First, you need to build a solid foundation, your online presence, authority and make Google and Internet users like you. Only then, you can start thinking of making money online.

Why Do Bloggers Fail To Make Money?

When people first start in affiliate marketing, they have very little idea of the time and effort required to make it work. They give up too soon, without giving themselves a real chance of succeeding. This is one of the main differences between those who make it work and those who fail.

You may start a new website, only to find out after a few months that you aren’t really passionate about the niche and find it really hard to constantly write a new content. Should you give up? Absolutely not. Start from the beginning, every successful entrepreneur and leader have failed before they succeeded.

How To Succeed In Affiliate Marketing

There is really no secret that even if you`ve never created a website you can start from scratch and still make your affiliate marketing business a success. The most important thing to remember is that you are creating your website for people.

  1. Always read other blog articles in your niche so you`re always in the know.
  2. Remember is that you are creating your website for people.many people get carried away with the prospect of earning money, that they often forget there is a real human on the other side.
  3. Be ready to learn new things and to always improve your blog.
  4. Socialize with people in your niche
  5. Promote the right products to your audience. This program helped me understand the importance of promoting the right products and adding affiliate links correctly
  6. Stay focused on your visitors, not on the money, the money will follow once your readers trust you.
  7. Always look for low competition keywords so as to rank high in the search engines, no one will find your post if you`re ranked on page 5 of Google. This FREE to try keyword tool helps me find the right keywords that rank high.
  8. Learn SEO, this will make your posts rank and stay highly ranked.
  9. Have a community of like-minded people to help and support you. I trust this community since I got started online, spam free, scam free, no sales and tons of successful affiliate marketers.
  10. Do not give up, just like offline, you can not start online without experience and expect to make money overnight, you must put

And Lastly Always Remember Content King!

Keep writing and adding quality content to your website regularly, if you are not a great writer, how about hiring someone to write your content at a very affordable rate from this site. Don’t give up if you don’t earn anything in the first few months. Even if it takes much longer than first anticipated. Look at your website from your users’ viewpoint, ask for feedback, think about how you can make it better.

There isn’t a definitive answer as to how long will it take to make your first dollar. It all depends on you. How much time and effort are you willing to dedicate? Some people learn faster than others, so don’t get discouraged if you see others making their business a success faster than you.

It also takes time for Google to take notice of your website. They won’t rank you on the first page when you create your first few posts and articles. It is possible, but your content has to be really unique and excellent, but there are tips you can use to rank faster.

If you want any real chance of success in affiliate marketing, you really need to understand that there is no magic formula. Everything is about hard work and perseverance, like with anything else in real life. Just because someone says, it’s easy to make money online, doesn’t mean it’s true.

I hope this post will help you get started online and create a successful blog if you have any questions, please leave me a message below and I will get back to you.

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Do You Need e Rewards Account To Make Money Online?

e-Rewards
Overall Ranking: 5 out of 10
Price: Free/Invitation Only
Website:e-rewards.com


What Is E-Rewards And How Does It Work?

We all want to make money online, but you don`t need e rewards account to make money online as there are better ways to make real money online.

e-Rewards is an invitation-only, online survey company. Perfect for working at home. e-Rewards has been collecting data from surveys since 1999. Over the years they have become well respected in their field. e-Rewards creates your own special e-Rewards survey by compiling the information from your profile.

The surveys can be on almost anything. You can do a survey lasting anywhere from a few minutes to 1 hour, ranging from business to everyday products in every home. You have to be ready to do boring surveys or surveys that you wish could go on for much longer. Simply said, you do not always have a choice which survey comes your way.

There was a survey I did about drinking water, so after completing the survey online, I was sent a bottle of water to try out.”did I tell you I do not even like drinking water“? e- rewards rewards you for completed surveys with e-currency which you can then use to redeem on their site.

Creating e-Rewards Account

If you`ve joined any survey site before then it`s the same straightforward process to create e rewards account, you register, give your email address, location, age, interest etc, this helps them understand what surveys to send you. If you`ve never joined a survey site before, just be yourself when joining, give honest answers.

But before you rush to create an account and join e rewards, be sure your country is accepted as e rewards does not accept members from all countries.


Pros/Cons Of E-RewardsTaking surveys and answering questions

Like any online program out there, e-rewards has its positives and negatives, but remember just because I do not like something in a program does not mean you`ll not like it either. Just because everyone says a program is great does not mean you`ll like it too. Still, let`s look at some of the reasons you should join or not.

Pros

 Participation Level – You can select the number of surveys you would like to do each week. It depends on what you have selected in your profile and the types of surveys they have available.
• Website – Updated and easy to navigate.
• Reward Partners – They partner with some big name company’s. Check here to see a list of companies.
• Free/Invitation Only – You are invited if you have left an email address with any of the company’s they partner with. If you haven’t been invited you can look for an e-rewards invitation on the partnering company’s website.

Cons

• No Cash – Only rewards redeemable at their rewards center. I sometimes want cold cash and not some rewards to redeem.
• Value of e-currency – The dollar value of e-currency is quite low. You have to spend a lot of e-currency to equal the $ value of what you are getting.
• Time – Surveys are generally 10-30 minutes but, sometimes they can be up to 90 minutes.
 Disqualified for a Survey – You can sometimes not qualify for a survey. Most of the time you will find out within the first couple of minutes. There has been an occasion where you are not disqualified until you`ve spent 30 minutes or more answering a survey. That can be a little frustrating.


Now Would I Recommend e-rewards?

This is hard to answer, do you really need e rewards account to make money online? my answer is no,  if a friend asked me to recommend a program, survey sites are not what I`d recommend, they are just not worth the effort for the pennies they pay, so although e rewards is a trusted site, I`d not recommend it as there are better ways to make money online. Like with this program that you can join and start making money even without a website.

Read The Earn Money Online Survey mystery


 Rewards Account Redemption

e-Rewards works together with over 37 companies(for now) so you`ll sure have the right company to redeem your rewards. It depends on where you’re invitation came from. All rewards are usually done electronically through email. I have never had a problem receiving or redeeming any rewards.

Want to save money on your travel, redeem your e-rewards points with different travel companies. Feel like new beauty products, no problems, companies like Sally beauty have points redeem at e-rewards, so there`s no fear of being stuck with your reward points.


Final Opinion on e-rewards

e-rewards is a legitimate, trustworthy site and you will redeem your points without a problem. It just takes a while to build up enough e-currency to get a nice reward. You have to really be committed to taking a 30-minute or longer survey. If you have the time that’s great!

But, if you’re looking for real cash then e-rewards account is not what you need to make money, e rewards is not the place for you, it can take a while till you have enough points to redeem as most surveys do not pay enough.

But if you`re looking for pennies, beer money once in a while, then feel free to create e rewards account by getting an invitation from one partner member, because as said earlier, e rewards is invitation only site.

If you’re here because you’re looking for a way to make money online, there are better ways to make money online than spending hours answering surveys, surveys are a way to earn some extra cash/points for pizza or makeup but if you want to make serious money, check out my #1 recommendation for building wealth online.

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How To Get Approved By Google Adsense Fast

You have created your first blog and want to start earning internet money ASAP but you don’t know how to get approved by Google Adsense fast so the money can start coming in as you figure out making sales then this post is for you.

There are many proven, real ways to earn money online. You can promote affiliate products, join an ad network to place ads on your blog, being a VA, doing freelance work and much more.  I monetize my blog mostly by promoting affiliate products such as Wealthy Affiliate, and also promoting a top keyword tool that helps me find low competition keywords.

I’ve previously shared on how to monetize via affiliate marketing or how to earn doing freelance writing, and now I will share on how to monetize your site by leveraging on Google AdSense and how to get that approval.

Google AdSense is one of the most trustworthy, professional and definitely a real platform to earn money online totally hands-free. This is the most common method used by bloggers to monetize online.

However, it is not easy to get your blog approved by Google AdSense due to the strict regulation policy set by them whereby they only approve blogs with high-quality unique content. This is to maintain integrity towards Google advertisers.

I see complaints in social media of people not approved by Google Adsense and they do not know why, so I thought I will let you know how to get approved by Google Adsense fast. There are some tips to follow in order to give you better chance to succeed with your application.

How To Get Approved By Google AdSense Fast.

There is no Science to getting Google Adsense approval, sometimes checking at pages that get disapproved by Google, I wonder how they had applied in the first place.

But if you follow through these tips before trying to apply for Google AdSense your chance of being approved are much higher. Some of these tips like the minimum number of posts and slow loading speed of your blog may seem too small an issue to you but these might just be the reason your application can be rejected. So, don`t compromise on any of the tips which I am going to share with you now. Here are some of the ways how Google AdSense approves a site.

Important Pages

Many bloggers do not place importance on the pages mentioned below but Google does. These pages very important to get Google AdSense approved fast. Not only that, even your readers sure appreciate these pages.

  • Privacy Policy
  • Disclaimer Policy
  • Terms of Usage
  • Contact Us
  • About Us
  • Sitemap

Google (and your readers too) wants to know your identity before approving your application. It needs to know who you are and why are you creating your blog. The more precise your information under the section about us, the higher the chances of getting Google Adsense approval. Here’s the section about me on my blog.

Significant Amount of Traffic To Your Blog

Even though there is no evidence showing that Google AdSense doesn’t require any minimum amount of page views before approving your account, I still feel that if you have a significant amount of daily traffic, getting approved will be faster as I`ve known some websites with all the above requirements but almost no traffic so do not get approved.

Not only that to earn from Google Analytics, you need traffic to your site, so being approved but you still have no traffic will not bring you that money.

Ways to increase website traffic

Google Analytics Code and Google Webmasters Verification

Statistics show that many new blogs will not last long as people tend to give up when not seeing any result after 6 months. Check other blogging statistics here. Therefore you need to show Google your seriousness with blogging. Adding Google analytics to your blog is a sign for Google you`re there for the long haul.

By adding  Google Analytics and frequently log in, you are showing Google that you are actively tracking visitors, this is not only for Google but for you to track and understand how visitors to your site behave. If you have yet to create one, click here to register where you can learn how to create new account and place tracking code on each page.

Another way is to track your website critical error and fix them daily with Google Console. This will add credibility to your domain that you are serious about getting your website visible.

Achieve Minimum Content

If you are using a platform like WordPress, make sure you have at least 40 high-quality content which is unique on its own before applying for Google AdSense.

Your content should preferably include a variety of media such as text, images, videos, infographic or SlideShare.

This will give you a better chance to get Google AdSense approved fast. At least 4 of your articles should have more than 1,000 words to make it richer.If you feel you can not manage 1,000 words, get a freelancer to write for you, they are quite affordable.

For those of you who are not using any CMS platform, it is advisable to have 40 or more pages on your blog in the form of article or landing pages. Without meeting these requirements, Google might just reject your application with the reason of “Insufficient Content ” which I’ve encountered before.

(Yes I too got denied the first time I applied to join Google Adsense)Remember, the more content you have on your blog, the better chances to get Google AdSense approved.

Prohibited Blog Niches

Blog niches such as internet marketing, health, technology, entrepreneurship, personal development, social media are some which Google AdSense prefer. To find out whether your blog niche is acceptable by Google AdSense, you can check it out here.

For micro niche or event blogging, Google AdSense might disapprove your application. Therefore, in order to monetize from Google AdSense in this event and microblogs, you need to first obtained account approval through other sites.

User Experience

It is always the top priority of Google to ensure good user experience. This should be your priority too.

I would recommend you to buy a professional template that will not affect loading speed and install on your blog. Do make sure that your template is mobile responsive too as many users do their browsing using smart devices.

If you are not sure what is a good design, try to check out websites of an influencer in your niche and choose a similar template that they use. I use  https://whatwpthemeisthat.com/ to detect which template or plugins a WordPress website uses. You might want to try it out too.

Custom Domain and Email

Many bloggers start blogging through Blogspot or free WordPress platforms to apply for Google AdSense. Google places more importance on blogs with own custom domain than a free domain. Therefore spending $10 for a domain is definitely worth the money if you are serious about getting Google AdSense approved.

After getting a custom domain, you need to create an email ID with your name (name@yourwebsite.com) to apply for Google AdSense. Google prefers to see myemail@morewages.com than myemail@gmail.com.

Remove Third Party Ads or Programs

Now I`m not very sure about this but many bloggers claim Google hates seeing third-party sites such as Chitika, Yahoo Ads, Infolinks or even affiliate links such as from ClickBank, JVZoo, Amazon or ShareASale.

So if you ask me how to approved by Google AdSense approved fast, get rid of the other ads you have on your site, at least until your Google Adsense application has been approved. then you can put them back on.

Once your blog fulfills all of these criteria and you have read through Google AdSense TOC, then you should start to apply for Google AdSense here. Please take note that the tips in this post are just some knowledge I am sharing and it does not guarantee any approval from Google AdSense.

When All Else Fail

As we all know even after you`ve done everything right, Google may still deny your application, no need to panic, there are very good Google Adsense alternatives out there.

  1. Chikita Very easy to apply and get accepted even if your site does not have enough traffic.
  2. Media.net Again easy to be accepted even if your site is new.
  3. Viglink.com Another Google Adsense alternative that is easy to join and make money
  4. Skimlinks.com Here you find a site that will accept your application almost immediately

If you have any experience with Google AdSense or any tips on how to get Google AdSense approved fast, do share in the comment below. I would love to hear your story.

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