Blogging for a Living
I started blogging back in 2002, and now I blog, write and speak full time. I work for a software company as a database expert, and I’m here to say that you really can make a living online.
To get started, you need to have an online presence. Here’s how to set up your blog and build it up:
- How To Start a Blog – decide why you’re blogging, because that will affect the type of blog you start and how you build it.
- Installing and Configuring WordPress – setting up the plumbing that will power your blog.
- Getting the Best WordPress Plugins – plugins give your site cool tools that your users will like.
- Picking a WordPress Theme – don’t just go with something pretty – know what the risks are in picking a complex theme.
- Blog Etiquette – a few basic tips about manners in the blogosphere.
How to Blog Better & Get More Hits
Once you’ve got your blog up and running, here’s how to take it to the next level with professional polish that will bring readers in:
- The Basics of SEO – how to optimize your WordPress blog for search engines like Google.
- Strunk & White’s Elements of Style – this small book will make a big difference in your writing quality.
- Building Your Momentum – by scheduling blog posts ahead of time, you can increase your quality levels.
- Spice Things Up With Images – how to get free stock photos for your blog.
- How to Write a Product Review – reviews are a great way to get more visitors from search engines.
- How to Pick Blog & Presentation Topics – Stumped? Bored? In a rut? Here’s how to figure out what to write about.
- Blogging and Obscene Humor – think hard before you drop the F-bomb on your blog.
- Putting Ads on Your Old Blog Posts – you can automatically inject Google Adsense ads (or any ads) into your old WordPress blog posts. That way your current hard-core readers, the ones who read new posts as soon as they come out, won’t see ads.
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Sadly, sooner or later, somebody’s going to try to copy your work and pass it off as their own. It’s happened to me multiple times.
- How to Take Action when Your Blog is Plagiarized – how to send a cease & desist letter to the webmaster, how to file a DMCA notice with their web hosting company, and how to remove copied pages from search engines.
- More Thoughts on Blog Plagiarism – after I got plagiarized by InformationFlash, I gathered a set of frequently asked questions from bloggers & webmasters about the incident.
- Plagiarism, Contracts and You – before you sign a contract, know who will own the content and what you can do with it.
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