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

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

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

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