The internet is full of opportunities to make money, and blogging is one of the smartest and most ethical ways available. One misconception about blogging is that you need to work day and night to make money. There’s some truth to that if what you’re trying to do is create a name for yourself and/or build a brand. But if your goal is simply to earn money within a short period of time (but with long-term gains), then there are many shortcuts available. Let’s take a look at one such shortcut: The micro-niche blog. In this guide, I will give you a detailed example of a micro-niche blog that I created which is currently making $174/month from AdSense, and an average of $100/month from affiliate marketing. All of this only took a few hours of work to set up. This is a blueprint for creating a micro-niche blog, and you can use it for any topic or niche that you like. In my case, I didn’t … [Read more...] about How To Create A Niche Blog & Earn Money From AdSense
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If you are serious about making money from your blog or website you’ll need some kind of form on your web presence. For those who have experience in web technologies and are more adept in handling HTML, CSS and Scripts the term ‘Form’ might sound pretty familiar, but it will be pertinent here to introduce it to those who are finding the term strange. What are Web Forms? Forms are collections of web elements that can have many purposes like requesting user feedback, adding users to subscriber or mailing lists, keeping touch with users via contact forms or complex forms which allow for ordering of products, asking for user’s payment, shipping and registration information etc. The most common usage of forms that you might encounter across the web is the opt-in form which is used to build e-mailing lists by bloggers who are into making money online. Depending on the complexity the forms used on a site can be one step or complex enough to be multistep with each step … [Read more...] about Beginners Guide To Web Forms And WordPress Form Plugins
Well, you are not alone as this is happening with all the bloggers around the globe & in this article you will learn why this is happening & how to fix it. Ad blocking technology (Which blocks ad display) is making the life of upcoming & existing bloggers (Including you) challenging by affecting the overall blog revenue. It’s true that Adblockers make web surfing faster & more enjoyable experience, but at the cost of revenue for bloggers & web-publishers. Many bloggers like us understand that by not blocking ads, we are supporting bloggers & encouraging them to churn out more compelling content. But, still a majority of internet users use Ad-blocker to have a smooth web experience. I don’t even blame them, as it’s annoying when you open a website & it shows multiple pop-up ads & is full of ads. But, how do innocent bloggers like you & me whose blog revenue is going down due to increased use of Adblocker? Recently, you … [Read more...] about How To Stop AdBlockers From Hurting Your Blog Income?
Bluehost is one of the top web hosts for running WordPress-based blogs & websites. They are also one of ShoutMeLoud's recommended WordPress hosting companies. In the past, I have shared many tutorials to help you use and get the most out of Bluehost hosting. Here are some of the popular ones: How To Buy Hosting & Domain From Bluehost Hosting How To Install WordPress Blog On Your Bluehost Hosting In today's exclusive tutorial, you will be learning how to use a free SSL certificate with your Bluehost hosting. Using this guide, you will be migrating your WordPress blog from HTTP to HTTPS. According to Google, using SSL is one of the positive ranking factors. Moreover, SSL adds a higher trust level to your blog. When it comes to SSL certificates, you have the option of using free ones as well as paid ones. Before we move ahead, let's get to know a little more about SSL certificates so that you will know what you are doing. First of all, there are various types of SSL … [Read more...] about How To Use A Free SSL Certificate With Bluehost Hosting
Apart from being the most popular and widely supported content management system on the planet, one of the biggest draws of WordPress is its almost limitless customizability. In this post, we run through 30 WordPress plugins that we have either used or continue to use and can personally vouch for. These plugins will help you with speeding up your website, making it more secure, adding functionality, and just making it more beautiful. 1. Akismet Fight spam like a boss. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen. It’s completely automated and facilitates easier moderation. URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links and moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user. A discard outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site. Oh, and it’s free for … [Read more...] about 30 WordPress Plugins to Make Your Site Better, Faster, Stronger