Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. — Abraham Lincoln On the surface, web publishing seems like an easy task, especially with the new generation of content management systems that do all the legwork for you. However, anyone who’s worked with websites for a long enough time will tell you that it’s not foolproof, let’s say: You need to change the font size You need to add a call-to-action The site crashed and you need to restore it The new theme is great but the red border is horrible A plugin is breaking your site You need to migrate your site You need to add code snippets for added functionality Your traffic is great but ad revenue is dismal You want to A/B test your ads but don’t know how You would like to serve your own ads This can go on… All these issues are pretty common, you need to learn a little more than the basics to tackle them effectively. Keeping this in mind, … [Read more...] about Key Technical Skills for the Modern Web Publisher: Markup, Programming, Ops
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I’ve always loved blogging, but at times I feel frustrated and lonely. Blogging is mostly a one-person show, and managing a blog is quite the task. It’s a misconception that blogging is only about writing, because those who blog know that blogging requires doing various other activities like: Optimizing WordPress (or other blogging platform). SEO. Securing the website from hackers. Promoting the blog. Updating the design. Social media marketing. …and many more things… That’s why I always say: Blogging starts as a side project, but once it starts making money, you have to treat it like a real business. Being a professional blogger for the past 9 years, I have had my fair share of ups and downs Today, I’m sharing with you one decision that I took almost 2 years ago that has changed the course of my blogging quite dramatically. You can imagine the impact of this one decision by the fact that 2 years back I was earning $15k/month, and now I’m … [Read more...] about Kinsta Managed Hosting Review: Is It Worth The Money & Hype?
Many of us think that the Big G is out there after all the bloggers and content generators to make their life more and more difficult, but the truth is altogether different. Google is continuously rolling out products and product updates that are geared towards making a website owner successful in its venture and help them out in ways that they even think is simply great. So if you too are having a website and looking to make money online here are some Google products that will make your life much easier. We will look at simply great Google products and how you can harness their power, become expert on using them for your online success. This post is written keeping beginners in mind but it covers some really power tips that will help you feel like a super user after you have gone through this post thoroughly( even if you are an expert). 1. Google Account: A Google account is the key to all Google products and services. So if you are still living with a MSN, Yahoo, AOL or any other … [Read more...] about 5 Must Know Google Products For Your Blogging Success
Here at ShoutMeLoud, I am continually sharing ways in which you can earn money from your blog. One of the most effective ways is through affiliate marketing. In affiliate marketing, you choose a product related to your blog niche, create product awareness, and then when somebody buys a product using your affiliate link, you receive a referral commission from it. If you are a complete newcomer to affiliate marketing, here are some articles that will give you all the information you need to get started: Here are a few affiliate products that you can get started with: If you are already familiar with the information in the articles listed above, let’s get to work on some promotional tips for an affiliate program you may have joined. *Note: There are other promotional networks such as PPC marketing and email marketing, but in this article I am sharing tips that I use on my own blog which help me to improve my affiliate conversion. At the conclusion of this article I will also be … [Read more...] about How to Promote Affiliate Products On Your Blog