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7 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Website

The digital age of 2017 features a world of men, women, and children of all ages walking the streets with what is essentially a 4-inch computer in their pockets.  Everyone has a cell phone, everyone has a computer, and everyone loves to consume. With information readily available in seconds though Internet searches and other web based applications, small businesses can …

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6 Things You Need to Do to Get Started as a Freelance Writer

Working online as a freelance writer definitely has its perks. However, the beginning of your freelance writing career can be the hardest part of the journey. If you’re looking to break into freelance writing, how do you know where to start? Here are six essential parts to starting your freelance career. They may not be foolproof, but they are things …

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Squarespace vs WordPress: Which is a blogger’s dream platform?

It’s now 2017, and technology has turned the world of communication on its head in a matter of two quick decades. If you’re reading this, you probably have a functioning mind and, thus, thoughts and ideas that someone would find helpful, interesting, funny, or entertaining. Enter stage left: the blog. Successful blogs come in all shapes and sizes, of course. …

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Wix or WordPress? Best platforms for Ecommerce

Ecommerce is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to earn money from home.  The online market is booming, and ecommerce sales are showing evidence of unprecedented growth. So you’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon. You’ve trudged through the many steps to starting an ecommerce business, and all of your ideas are in place. However, if you’re finally …

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14 Ways You Can Market Your eBook

The blood, the sweat, the tears: after countless hours laboring over syntax and finessing your message, you’ve finally done it. You’ve finished your first eBook. While once, a budding writer would have to send out pitch letters and sample chapters to many publishing houses in the desperate hopes that someone would want to publish the book, today, that’s no longer …

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17 Ways to Ruin Your New WordPress Blog

If you’ve ever started a WordPress site then you know what I’m talking about. You dive right in, find all the plugins that will make your site amazing!  You pick a theme that you heard was popular and you start writing articles… tons of articles.  And now you’re months in and you realize that there’s something not quite right with your …

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I Earned $147k on Amazon Associates: What to expect your first year

I was surprised when I tallied up how much my blogs earned on Amazon over the last 12 months.  $147,253.02 is pretty staggering considering that it is just one of the income sources on my blogs; however, it’s not so surprising when I look back at the hard work I’ve put in over the last several years to build my …

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How Bloggers Make Money: Income and stats from 13 full-time bloggers

Whenever someone asks what I do for work and I reply “I’m a blogger”, the next question is always the same: “How does that make money?”  Usually, they say that while thinking “blogger” is code for “looking for a real job but can’t get hired.”  I assure you it’s not.  In fact, blogging can be an extremely lucrative career. Most …

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Ultimate Guide to Podcast Intros: Finding intro music

I have spent a few years struggling on and off to find good music for the intros of the podcasts on my podcast network.  I’ve tried a bunch of different options an want to share my favorite sites for podsafe music here. Where to Find Music for a Podcast Intro I have tried over a dozen different royalty free music …

Average Downloads for New Podcasts: 13 real-world examples and what to expect

I launched my first podcast in 2008, way before podcasting was even remotely cool.  I’ve had some very successful podcasts and some podcasts that were failures.  In this post I want to share some numbers with you that may help you to know what to expect in terms of download numbers for a new podcast. 25 Real-World Examples of Podcasts …