Thursday, 22 May 2008

Join The Technorati Train And Increase Your Ranking

The technorati train was created to give bloggers higher technorati rankings.

How do you participate?

Simply copy the list below onto your blog, and favourite as many blogs as you wish from them.

After downloading, just utilize the source facility in your Browser and copy the contents between the [body] to [/body] sections and paste it in your blog. A little bit of technical know would be of great help.

This blog piece is courtesy of Make Money Blogging - Fave the Site
His other list of blogs include.... Pay Me To Blog For You - Fave the Site

Given below are the LIST OF BLOGS who are participating in this program..

Net Business Blog - Fave the Site
Career Ramblings - Fave the Site
Ramblings from the Marginalized - Fave the Site - Fave the Site
Everyday Weekender - Fave the Site
612 to apocalypse - Fave the Site
Bobs [ReformatThis] - Fave the Site
JCM´s blog - Fave the Site
Armen’s Blog - Fave the Site
Gary Lee - Fave the Site
Dosh Dosh - Fave the Site
Nate Whitehill - Fave the Site
Ms. Danielle - Fave the Site
Jeff Kee - Fave the Site
Scribble on the Wall - Fave the Site
Jimi Morrisons Head - Fave the Site
Jon Lee - Fave the Site
Samanathon - Fave the Site
Eat Drink & Be Merry - Fave the Site
The Man of Silver - Fave the Site
Hannes Johnson - Fave the Site
My Dandelion Patch - Fave the Site
Nathan Drach - Fave the Site
SiteLogic - Fave the Site
Julies Journal - Fave the Site
Stephen Fung - Fave the Site
Ed Lau - Fave the Site
QMusings - Fave the Site

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Paid Reviews And Sponsored Posts Links

As you must be aware by now that another way to "make money from blogging" by writing paid-reviews.

To put is simply, paid-reviews are there to help bloggers "make money from blogging" and help advertisers to increase site traffic, get feedback and promote their products via bloggers. The blog/ site basically acts as the middleman for advertisers and bloggers, and allows bloggers to bid for reviews, or be personally selected by an advertiser.

Writing reviews can also be considered as a common idea for producing content on websites. Simply review something in your niche by writing about what it is, where it's from, special features, and how it relates to your niche as a whole, and your opinion on it, plus anything else your visitors or a potential buyer would like to know.

This approach is easy to start but it does require regular reviews to be written to keep this section up-to-date and a valuable resource for your visitors so as to generate traffic.

How regular depends on how specialized your niche is. If review is all music, then you've got your work cut out. If you only review new dance music, then you have a slightly easier job, and if you only review one band, then you have a much easier job of writing reviews.

Mentioned below are a few popular paid-to-review sites. For those interested in paid-reviews and sponsored posts, the below links would be of great help....


Social Spark

Sponsored Reviews

Hope you "make money from blogging" !!

Thursday, 15 May 2008

How To Make Money From Blogs

If you have spent any time on the internet, you must have heard the word blog, but just what is this concept of blogging and "how to make money from blogs" is something you would eagerly like to know

Have you ever wondered how blogs actually got started ?

You will need to understand how to research your blog how to do everything from figuring out where you fit in to finding the best keywords through both paid and free tools.

I took up blogging not so long ago, and it didn’t go well.

I started out quite well, with such good intentions - posting every day, spending time thinking of unique and fresh topics to blog about that would be interesting to my readers. But I soon got weighed down with the amount of work it took, and the time I spent making posts.

The inevitable happened - my blogging slowed, and my blog faded. Visitors dropped to 1 or 2 a day. Something had to be done!

A couple of months ago, I decided I wanted to kick start my blogging career again. Only this time, I wouldn’t think of it as a career. I now blog about subjects that I’m deeply interested in, and it feels much more like a hobby.

Of course to "make money from blogging" is what, it is all about and soon you will learn how to "make money from blogsg". To make money you would first need to advertise your blog and finding the best place to put your ads and the best ways to target and bring the traffic straight to your blog.

So, if you are ready to learn how to set up your blog and make some money, then just continue researching and reading so as to learn the easy way to accomplish this.

A key to blogging successfully is the passion of the author.

Copying and pasting articles from directories will bring search engine traffic, but it won’t build a readership.

As in list marketing, the money comes because of your relationship with your readers – the same is true for blogs. If you’re scraping or automating the process and basically just copying content - you may as well set up an article site, because you won’t have a blog.

But I am not here to preach about the ethics of blogging and how to go about producing a decent blog that people will return to and that you can use for selling. The main issue here is to make the process of blogging easier for you, and how to make it quicker.

Although I do partially support the automating of this process, ie., scraping, copy ‘n’ pasting, it must be mentioned that the main idea of copy and pasting is that it saves time. And make sure that the articles are in line with your intentions and that it is not copyright stuff. If so please do give a courtesy to the author so that there are no legal hassles

However it must be mentioned that if you’re going to simply replicating content, they will eventually find the original source and they’ll become regulars there instead.

Basically, blogging is about the voice of the author, and it is that what draws readers into their blogging world.

But my hardest problem was finding topics and blogging about them and time itself.

If you want to monetize the blog - go ahead. But make sure you have rock solid, real, unique, hand generated content to keep people coming back.

It's a catch-22 situation - not only you need to have fresh info, but it ought to be original as well....

That's about it - just think of blogging as keeping a diary, one of the best solutions on "how to make money from blogs".

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Google PR 10 Websites

Do PR 10 websites really exist?

They do and here’s a short sample of them........ (at the top, of course)

Google although has awarded at this distinguished PR 10 status to many sites, it hasn't given one to Yahoo!. It’s interesting how Google gives its top competitor only a 9 of 10, when clearly Yahoo is far more prominent than any of the other 10 PR sites.

According to Alexa, Yahoo! is still the most popular website in the world, not for searches, but because of its multi-content ststus.

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Thursday, 8 May 2008

Internet Home Business and Blogging

Internet-Home-Business and Blogging go hand in hand. Most people into Blogging would also be into some form of Internet-Home-Business and vice versa. So its better, you know something about it.

Internet-Home-Business is not something new nowadays... most work-at-home moms practice it, students in college utilize it for extra income, it keeps retirees busy and some working people use it as a part-time income source.

Few people have also made it a full time occupation and have succeeded as well...

I am also in this jig, and reckon one of the things you ought to know before starting a home-business is how to avoid the setbacks

One of the important things after you have identified your home-based-business, is that you have to sit down and analyze certain factors, i.e., your skills, the areas you are good at etc.,

Few of the important factors required prior to starting on a home-based-business venture are mentioned below.

This is something most of us overlook - I used to, and still am a mess when it comes to organizing and time management. This is mainly because of the lack of discipline that slowly filters into home-businesses. No wonder they call it working in your pajamas!

So it would help if you initially do a bit of time management and eliminate some of the things that aren't important to you. In short, readjust your priorities. What's eating up your time that you could eliminate or if possible, delegate to someone else?

Work on your resilience, an important factor... which is widely recognized as EQ or Emotional Quotient competency. This pertains to being able to bounce back from failures, loss, rejections and adversity. It will keep you from slowing down and wasting precious energy when you hit an obstacle or challenge.

The EQ competency will help you maintain a sense of balance. Try not to be a perfectionist; as if you constantly dwell on the things that don't go exactly as planned, you'll get into a negative mindset. Working to stay positive and congratulating yourself occasionally is extremely necessary.

Focus on what goes right and not what goes wrong -We normally overlook the many things that went well during a given day, and give importance to that one thing that went wrong. So just switch this around and pass it on and you will feel more relaxed.

Every time somebody tells you something that didn't go well, counter with something that went well. This will help you build your self-esteem and resilience, and will positively affect those around you.

Find a way to combine self-nurturing and support with a great home-business that would enable you to achieve that financial flexibility.

Surround yourself with as many positive situations as you can. If someone's really negative, that it's best to stay away from him or her. Even while shopping, try finding a store where the clerks are smiling and helpful. There are many. Find the office supply store where they're really glad to have your business, and pay attention to you when you're shopping.

Most of the successful Internet businesses ventures have faced tremendous setbacks and they have comeback only stronger. So don't give up... the initial stages are a bit hard...

Internet-Home-Business has since then come a long way. Thanks to the home computer and Internet, you now have access to unlimited information and opportunities, and unlimited ways to make money...

It is even clearer from the fact that most of the successful companies today on the Internet had one thing in common. That most of them, started from nowhere, and all they had was access to a computer, a connection to the Internet, some free time and a determination to succeed so as to obtain their financial freedom!

Most of them didn't start well. They faced many problems, didn't understand the concept and had to learn from their mistakes. They had to take one step at a time and evaluate the results.

Most times, they had to retrace their steps. But they didn't give up. In fact they returned stronger and more determined to discover and understand. Then slowly, things started getting better and better every month.

New ideas were born, they started exploring and getting to know how Internet works and how they can capitalize from it. Slowly, income streams started appearing and their commissions grew monthly. This is a classic example of most success stories on the Internet.

I have mentioned this so as to emphasize that there are no instant riches on the Internet (no matter what some of the internet marketers say). Your primary objective would be to lay a solid foundation and the rest should follow automatically.

Now the one common factor was that they were not willing to call it quits whenever they faced a stumbling block.

So, no matter what....don't ever close up shop and call it quits.

Wishing you the best in your internet-home-business.

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Monday, 5 May 2008

Be Creative

There are ways to add zest to your blog while staying focused.

For instance, many have found that adding interviews and group projects to their blogs worked really well.

You could even invite a lot of people to blog together at the same time.

There are a variety of different things that you can try on your blog. You just need to stay open minded enough to give new things a try once in a while. If one thing does not work well, move on to something else.

Use Popular Ideas

You can find out about hot topics to include in your blog with some simple and easy research.

One hot topic is weight-loss. This is a very popular topic today. People want to read about how they can lose a few pounds or get in better shape.

Weight-loss topics and techniques are incredibly popular

Weight-loss for new moms
Weight-loss for the middle aged man
Weight-loss after surgery
Weight-loss for menopausal women

You can also do some background research to see what is popular during that time. Big ticket topics are always things such as:

How to make money
How to improve your life (your marriage, your job, etc,)

Anyway, all you need is a good topic and to stay focussed on it - the readers will slowly increase.

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Thursday, 1 May 2008

The Bloggers Checklist

  1. Make a commitment to blog everyday. Few minutes a day can help increase your traffic as new content attracts search engine spiders.
  2. Set up a subscriptions form on your blog and invite everyone in your network to subscribe: family, friends, colleagues, clients, and associates.
  3. Set up a feed on so your site gets regularly spidered by the Yahoo search engine
  4. Be part of the blogging community. Go to other blog sites you admire. Contribute to their blogs and add real value. Read and comment on other blogs that are in your target niche. Don’t write things like “nice blog” or “great post.” Write intelligent, useful comments with a link to your blog. Give away what you know.
  5. Blog at least 10 posts a week for the first 15 days and 5 post per week the next 15 days
  6. Write anything you want as long as it is unique content. And also add in some news clips [with courtesy to the origninal clip-link] and some articles by leading article writers [again do mention it is not your article and that it was borrowed from a source – and with a link to that source]
  7. From the second month, make it a point to have at least 15 post per month and the third at least 10 post per month. As your post volume reduces, so does your links to other articles and news clips. Of course, you can always have the odd links now and then.
  8. Once your reputation grows, people will seek out your blog. This is not an overnight process, but by building an audience you are positioning yourself well
  9. Swap links - Make a list of relevant sites you would love to link to your blog. Write them a short friendly note and offer to let them use a few of your posts as content on their site in exchange for a link back to your site. Also, link to their sites from within one of your posts. Be sure to offer to exchange links in the links section of your blog.
  10. If you are willing to pay for a link to your site, check out Text-Link-Ads -
  11. Use Ping-0-matic to ping blog directories. Do this every time you publish.
  12. Submit your blog to traditional search engines:
  13. Submit your blog to blog directories. The most comprehensive list of directories is on this site:
  14. Create a form to track your submissions; this can take several hours when you first start so schedule an hour a day for submitting
  15. Add a link to your blog in your email signature file
  16. Put a link to your blog on every page of your website
  17. If you publish a newsletter, make sure you have a link to your blog in every issue.
  18. Include a link to your blog as a standard part of all outgoing correspondence such as auto responder sequences, sales letters, reports, white papers, etc.
  19. Print your blog URL on your business cards, brochures and flyers
  20. Make sure you have an RSS feed URL that people can subscribe to.
  21. To learn how news aggregators/RSS readers work, visit -
  22. Post often to keep attracting your subscribers to come back and refer you to others in their networks; include links to other blogs, articles and websites in your posts
  23. Use Track back links when you quote or refer to other blog posts. What is TrackBack ? Essentially what this does is send a message from one server to another server letting it know you have posted a reference to their post. The beauty is that an link to your blog is now included on their site.
  24. Write articles to post around the web in article directories. Include a link to your blog in the author info box.

Finally, put blogging on your schedule as a daily task.

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