One of the easy of branding is by launching your free WordPress theme. If you are using a custom theme, you can also release a public version of your theme or you can hire a freelancer to create a theme for your readers and you can use it for your blog promotion. You can offer theme for free in exchange of Email subscription or social media likes. Now, the hard part is to promote the theme, so that more people will get to know about it. There are many sites which let you submit WordPress theme and if your theme deserve a shout, they will give it a mention on their site. Apart from submitting WordPress theme to Theme directories, Here I’m sharing few ways which you can use to promote any WordPress theme created by you. Though to promote a Free theme few ways are : Ask your blogger friends to write about it. Submit Theme in Free WordPress Directory Submit Theme in WordPress Theme Directory. I have collected few links where you can submit your free WordPress theme … [Read more...] about 17 Websites to Promote & Submit Free WordPress Theme
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Update July 2014: Technorati have revamped and now it’s no more a directory of blogs. Technorati is not accepting any new blog submission. Technorati is one of the biggest blog directory and has a great index of Blogs from around the globe. Technorati not only is an index of Blogs but also rank them. And if your site is ranked at top 10 under any category, you can expect some nice traffic. Today, we will see how we can submit blog to Technorati as it helps in ranking and also helps in faster indexing of new site. The whole process is divided into 3 simple steps. Register > Submit site > Claim token. In this tutorial, I will explain all the steps one by one. Do remember, try to put all related category and add a complete description to let people know you are running a professional blog. After all, your site in Technorati is like a portfolio of your blog. Claim your Blog: To get started with this, register for a free account at Technorati. Once you are … [Read more...] about How to Submit Blog to Technorati?
June update: Get Google Apps Discount Voucher here You can still set up a professional email address using Google Apps by paying a nominal fee of $5 per user per month, and continue to enjoy all their services. You can read the updated tutorial over here. We have already explored the benefits of a custom domain, and one major benefit of using a custom name for your website is the fact that you can easily get a professional email address using your domain. Many bloggers who own a domain name are not aware of the fact that they can create an email address using their own domain name. For example, I have ShoutMeLoud.com as my domain name, and I use [email protected] as my official work email address. Creating a domain-specific email address adds more credibility and looks more professional. For any blogger, it is important to use a personalized email domain address for a professional appearance. How many of you have a custom domain name (something like www.domain.com), but you’re … [Read more...] about How To Create Free Email with own Domain using Google Apps
When we create a website, one of the most common issues we must address is how to list the site in search engines like Google. Whenever I talk to newbies who are not aware of how the search engine works, they think that they need to pay Google or other search engines to list their website. This is is not true, of course. You can show your website in a Google search for free. The only thing you need to work on is helping Google to find your blog. I have already shared my case-study on how to index your new website in 24 hours, and in this guide I will talk extensively about submitting your site map to Google’s Search console. Google search console (Formerly Google Webmaster Tool ) is a free tool that lets you control your website from the search engine’s perspective. I will not go into detail about GWT as I have already covered it in previous posts. In case you missed it, here is the first article to get you started: First we need to understand what a site map is, and why … [Read more...] about How to Submit Your Blog Sitemap to Google Search Console
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: 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 use a content agency, so I picked up a niche that I enjoy reading and writing about. However, if you … [Read more...] about How I Built A Niche Site Earning $174/Month from AdSense