The internet is getting more visual every day. We spend hours every day staring at the screen, for work, for emails, for leisure and gaming, for entertainment, for TV and more. Our eyes can get tired from too much close up work, too much reading text and are inevitably drawn to images. Big, bright, bold […]
Do you remember the post on BzzAgent that Heather wrote for Moms Make Money a while back? Originally this post had been scheduled for earlier, but it began a Google Run Around that took a while to sort out. Heather’s post was entered into my site and scheduled to post early one morning at 6am. […]
Hi everyone – I’m Jann Newton from Newton Custom Interiors, where I recently started blogging about home decor, sewing and DIY projects, and a few other things. I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Deby about taking better pictures for your blog. During the time I was doing research for my new blog, I started […]
New FTC Disclosure Guidelines for Bloggers Did you know that in March 2013 the FTC issued new and updated Disclosure Regulations that apply to bloggers and website owners who display advertising and use affiliate links or product reviews on their sites? And the new rules appear much clearer, and more stringent, than we might have believed before. Until now most bloggers have been adding […]
Following on from the post about Google thinking your blog comment is spam, Google may also be thinking that your linky party button is part of a subversive and devious link scheme designed to manipulate the Google search engine results. Really! If you run a linky party on your site, the chances are that you […]
It’s that time when we take a look at our Alexa Ranking to see if we have made any improvement over last month. On June 12th, I wrote about the Alexa Ranking system and why it was important to bloggers. I recommended installing the Alexa Toolbar and see if this would improve Alexa Ranking. It’s […]
Did you know that Google had updated some of their Guidelines and particularly about Blog Commenting? This is REALLY important if you have a site or blog that accepts comments and if you comment on other blogs (which you should). Read about the new guidelines to protect your site from being moved down the rankings […]
Learn how to create your own custom opt-in boxes for your posts, pages and sidebar, just like the ‘big blogs’. Convert more of your readers to subscribers. You can also integrate social sharing buttons for the perfect share and subscribe solution. Or create forms and sales boxes. Let me show you how.
Have you been following the Set up a Newsletter series? We now have our Mail Chimp account set up, our mailing list in place, subscribe boxes on our website, and on our Facebook page. Look back at the earlier posts if you missed these parts of the series. Now that we have the basics, let’s […]
“The Money is All in the List” – you may have heard this before, and it’s as true for your blog or website as any other. You MUST collect email addresses from your visitors so you can contact them later, remind them to visit your site, showcase your latest content or promote your latest offers. […]
Every blogger concerned about their traffic and looking for attract interest and investment from sponsors should know and track their Alexa Ranking. It’s simple to use, and I’ll explain why you should get it now. Read on for the Guide to the Alexa Toolbar for Bloggers. Who are Alexa? Alexa.com are owned by Amazon. They’ve […]
Enjoy this guest post today from Becky – guess where we first met – through a Linky Party of course. She has some great tips for how valuable and useful Linky Parties can be. Hey everyone- I’m Becky from Patchwork Posse and Plushie Patterns. I have been blogging for over 4 years now, and […]
Imagine yourself in any of these scenarios: * You wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee while you log in to check your own site for comments – only to find you cannot log into your own site. You’ve been hacked and someone else has control of your blog. * Similar to above, but […]
[UPDATE – this course still runs monthly, but is no longer free. However it is still a bargain at just $5] Have you ever seen the Blogelina website? If you like Moms Make Money, you will Love Blogelina. Full of tips for blogging and earning money, as well as technical tips, a blog switching service […]
We’ve discussed before about creating a good first impression, and how you need to brand your website and all of its accompanying promotional and social media with a similar color palette or look. So you would ideally create a similar banner for your website, Facebook cover, Etsy shop, Twitter avatar etc. using different sizes to […]
The Top places to earn money for your blog. Includes recommendations for advertising, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts and more. Lots of tips to earn money blogging at Moms Make Money.
The emphasis at Moms Make Money, is very much that. Making money from your blogging. But before we try to do this, we need to make sure our blog has everything it needs to draw in readers, and keep them there browsing the site. So today let’s think about blog design and the essential elements that must be present.