How You Can Actually Make Money Online: The Complete Guide for Blog Monetization

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Unless you are a pretty gold digger, this post is for you. This post isn’t about creating prank videos, playing video games and making jokes, live-action comedy sketches, funny makeup tutorials or other such videos. I don’t expect you to lug a microphone around the town asking girls, “What’s your… Continue reading

A Practical Guide for Choosing the Best Domain Name, Hosting Provider & Blogging Software

There are three things which a serious blogger needs to think about. A domain name, blogging software and a hosting provider for the blog. Demystifying Domain Names, Blogging Software and Hosting Providers You choose a domain name, say ExcitingTravels.com. Then you select a blogging software to use. The most popular… Continue reading

Blog 2.0: Take your Blog to the Next Level in 7 Steps

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How can you turn your starter blog into a major-league influencer community? Community vs Website Note the word, community. To take your blog to the next level we need to focus on transforming your blog into a community. This community could be your YouTube subscribers, Facebook page fans or your… Continue reading

Demystifying SEO for Self-Published Authors

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When Jessica published her book her sales languished and she averaged about one book every few months. However, with some simple SEO tweaks she was able to exponentially increase her book sales. Jessica’s story about this miracle medicine – SEO- will resonate with many self-published authors and bloggers who have… Continue reading

The Top 5 Free Blogging Platforms for Beginner Bloggers

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If you are a beginner blogger, the most important thing is to get started with writing now. While having your own domain name and running self-hosted websites are important; these things require careful planning and will unnecessarily delay your start. Top 5 Free Blogging Platforms for Beginners Here are the… Continue reading

How to Create a Winning Image for Yourself on Social Media

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How to Create a Winning Persona for Yourself on Social Media? Your social media image, i.e. your online persona, is more than just what you write on your profile. Your image is the sum of the themes you choose for your blog and videos, the causes you support and your… Continue reading

A Step by Step DIY Site Audit Guide for Bloggers

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Now that you have your blog or YouTube channel up and running, it is time to do a review of what you have going. The following free DIY Site Audit tools will help you check how your site compares with the basic principles of online presence. What is Online Presence?… Continue reading

How to Write Attention Grabbing Video Titles, Blog Headlines & Book Names

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Did you know that when you publish a book with a major publishing house – it is not the authors who choose headline and book titles. The publishing houses have experts called ‘copywriters’ whose job is to write attention grabbing headlines. I created this blogpost as a reference for myself… Continue reading

Tell Your Story!

Tell Your Story! Authors, Book Bloggers, Artists, Illustrators and all Creative Entrepreneurs Quick Guide: How to get Started? The Zavesti Tell Your Story Project is a free marketing tool for independent creators. Here are the steps: Please register or login to zavesti.com. Registration is free Use “The Amazing Story Template”,… Continue reading

Self-Publishing: How Much Money Can You Make as a Writer?

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The amount of money an author – self published or otherwise – makes is entirely dependent on how he or she markets books. Recently I read about one of the biggest success stories in self publishing. What I remember from that story is the extensive advertising, marketing and selling that… Continue reading

How to Create a Killer Landing Page: 13 Book Landing Page Examples Which Can Double Your Sales

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A book landing page is that page on your website which has information about your book. This page contains your author bio, information about your book, select reviews, and most importantly the “buy button” so visitors can buy your book. You can also embed a YouTube video containing your book… Continue reading

The Advanced Guide to Book Marketing for Self Published Authors

In the first two posts in this series, “Book Marketing Strategies : Quick Start Guide for Self Published Authors” and “Beyond the Basics for Indie Authors: How to Take Your Book Sales to the Next Level” give you a complete set of actions which can sky rocket your book sales.… Continue reading

Book Marketing Beyond the Basics for Indie Authors

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Can you make money from ebooks? Do self published books sell? The answer is a resounding yes, to both. Your books will sell, as much you sell them. Simply putting your book on Amazon will not start revenue flowing. Active selling is the key to making your book sales climb… Continue reading

Book Marketing Strategies : Quick Start Guide for Self Published Authors

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How do you promote yourself as a self published author without the resources of a large publishing house behind you? The good news is that it is certainly possible. Self published authors are doing very well today and making good money. Imagine writing a book and selling it for $10… Continue reading

PR for Authors & Artists: Attention Grabbing Profile Template

Remember, in school we were given essays to write, “About Yourself”? Now that we are grownup, it’s time to dig out those essays! As a creative person, you need to be creative in writing your bio. The starting point for PR for authors is their profile. A great profile is… Continue reading

Art Therapy 101: What is Art Therapy, How to Get Started in Art Therapy as a Career & Art Therapy Resources

Introduction to Art Therapy Art can heal your mind and body and take you to faraway relaxing places. Let’s see what art therapy is and how you can get started in this domain. Art certainly proves to be therapeutic for people in distress and helps them to grow in self… Continue reading

The New Art Market: Contemporary Realism

“The human soul needs beauty more than bread.” – D.H. Lawrence Realism encourages creating works of art inspired by our own experiences in nature and life. While learning how to paint, a beginner realist artist produces art which may be called representational. However, as one gains brush mileage and experience,… Continue reading