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6 Cool Reasons I am an Amazon Affiliate !

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6  Cool Reasons I am an Amazon Affiliate

Hey  ladies and gentlemen and a special hello to my readers (big cashers) it’s the chief blogger back at you on a cool Monday night.

I went to Chicago for the weekend to visit my sister , brother,  nieces and nephews. And everybody was doing just fine. It’s about a 5 hour drive from Iowa, so I’m going to do this night time share and get myself to bed ! Let’ s Roll.

I have been getting alot of questions about the Amazon Affiliate program from my readers (big cashers). There are rumors out there so tonight’s post I want to clear things  up read this post I wrote in April to get in the loop ”  Become an Amazon Affiliate and Prosper

Rated # 1 on the top 20 Influencers on affiliate marketing (per Klout).  He owns over 150 domains also is founder of the  Affiliate Summit.

An  influencer I read  daily Shawn Collins has been an Amazon Affiliate for over 20 years.

The usual reasons I hear  people give for not being an Amazon Affiliate include

  • The commissions are too small. They start at 4% and for most products can go as high as 8% depending upon how many products are sold.
  • Because most people on Amazon buy low priced products like books,so 4% of a $10 product doesn’t add up to a worthwhile commission

All of these are very valid reasons:

One of my favorite bloggers influencer Darren Rowse of  problogger has been an Amazon Affiliate since 2003.

6 Cool Reasons I  am an Amazon Affiliate

The main reasons I still am an Amazon Affiliate (apart from the obvious fact that it converts for me) are:

  • Amazon is a highly  trusted brand

everyone knows Amazon. If someone was going to buy online, Amazon would have to be one of the safest options. I know I trust them. Love unlimited Kindle and Prime.

  • Commissions are higher  on higher value product

while 4% on a book isn’t a high commission if you promote a high value product like a professional camera the commission can be decent

  • People buy more than one item at a time

when you send someone to Amazon you earn a commission on whatever they buy and whatever they end up buying within a 24 hour period. Many people load up their cart with huge amounts of items so commissions can add up fast.

  • Easy Integration

Amazon provides some good tools and widgets to help you integrate the sales channel into your website.

  • Holidays are booming times

Amazon runs some good seasonal sales. The merchandise sells like hotcakes. Thanksgiving to Christmas can be  a very profitable time to promote and sell. Get on the bandwagon now y’all.

  • Amazon has a wide supply of different products.

Amazon is much more than books these days guys. There are so many promotional options that most niches would probably find something relevant to their audience.

Ladies and gentlemen I’ll never argue that Amazon’s Affiliate program is perfect for every blog but I do think it’s worth checking out don’t  snooze or you’ll ……………

Top Amazon Sellers   and the  Making Cash Online Bookstore are  Amazon technology driven stores and do very well for us here.

Read this helpful Review   Amazon Affiliate Program Review.

Here’s How to Make Money from Amazon’s Affiliate program.

1. Build Traffic to Your Blog

Traffic, traffic, traffic. As with most methods of making cash from blogging,the more eyeballs that see your offers the better chance you have of them converting. Yes it is a numbers game.

Does that mean it’s not worth experimenting with Amazon’s Affiliate program if you don’t get much traffic?

Personally I think it’s definitely worth using early on. You won’t earn a huge amount but you will learn a lot and earning a few dollars is better than none.

In my first 3 months of using Amazon I earned $22.95, it wasn’t much but what would have happened if I’d have let that small amount stop me from trying?

So guys experiment early but starting  out your main focus needs to be on creating great content and building traffic to your blog.

 

2. Build Loyalty and Trust with Your Readers

Loyalty and trust = sales. While I do get a fair amount of search engine traffic. I’ve found that in most cases search visitors don’t sign up to the affiliate programs on my  blogs. Loyal and repeat readers do.

The main reason for this is that readers who connect with you on a daily basis begin to trust you ( and your blog).

When you make a recommendation or do a review they’re more likely to take that advice than someone who has just arrived from a search engine.

Read one of my Best post  Top 4 Affiliate Marketing Programs.

 

3. Find Relevant Products to Promote.

This is another common sense tip that many of us screw up. The more relevant your products are to your audience the better chance you’ll have of converting sales.

Promoting IPods on a blog that talks about religion you’re unlikely to make a lot of sales.

Amazon doesn’t work with every topic,sometimes it’s hard to find a product that matches your topic. Try different products related to your topic and track which products convert best for your audience. I hope everybody enjoyed ” 6 Cool Reasons I am an Amazon Affiliate”.

Well that’s our night-time share for all my readers I love you. I’m getting ready to have a big bowl of french vanilla ice cream and a big slice of german chocolate cake.

Leave me comments and let me know how has the Amazon Affiliates program worked for you? Sign up for my updates and big cashers don’t forget to share this post with your family,friends and social media outlets.  Take care . Be cool.

 

19 Proven Ways to Make Money Online While in College

19 Proven Ways  to Make Money Online While in College

Hello ladies and gentlemen it’s Darrell the chief blogger here at euro-317926_1280 the cash blog back at you today for a  epic share.

It’s a rainy cool 60 degrees here in Iowa.  I have been getting hundreds of questions and comments from my readers who are in college asking me “What are the best ways to make money online ? ”  “for them”.

My two kids are grown and long gone,guys I had my first kid at 18 so y’all get the picture. Now  I do have two nieces and a nephew who are in college and they are included in  the ones asking questions and the reason for this  post.

The majority of the information out there regarding  making money is mostly fluff. The fact of the matter is most make money online information is written by a writer who only writes for a living. Never by real entrepreneurs that actually make a living from online.

In internet marketing we would say “they don’t drink their own Koolaid.”

The last four years I’ve made a living working from online since Jan 2016 on a full-time basis. I’ve seen the good ,bad and ugly.

In this post guys  I have provided you with well researched  information you can use and have left out the bad and ugly. I have left out time-wasting programs that will earn you a candy bar  and a coupon at the end of the month.

In case you are thinking who the hell are you lol, learn more about me, read my article   About Us

Even though some freelance and survey companies are legit and serve their purpose, I didn’t include them either. Check my archives  I  did  a previous post on them. But now  Let’s Roll with this post  ” 19 Proven Ways to Make Money Online.”

Digital Products

Guys there has never been a better time in history to make money from online. The internet has made it easy to sell your skills and information to the masses.

The digital age is now and it has never been bigger than today. Whether it’s reading products digitally or watching videos more and more people are getting used to online purchasing and there is no sign it will stop soon.

Please read  Dave Ramsey’s  Complete Guide to Money…………………..Today ….for more ideas.

Video

There are several different platforms you can sell video products on and each will give you a different result. If you want to start a video classroom and teach consumers, the most popular video classroom site is  Udemy.com.

It’s really a super site that is free to sign up with. I have used this site for both buying and selling video material.

The content and quality of material I have purchased as a customer has been top- notch. The user-friendly platform makes it easy to upload videos even for a non-techie like myself.

The beauty of Udemy and selling digital products online is that the income is passive. Yes, once you are finished making your videos and posting them to the site you no longer have to work on them again.

Think about it while you are in class or even at the soldout football game your income  G-R-O-W-S !

Udemy has a flexible pricing structure. Classes can be free or you can charge in the hundreds based on the content.

It is important that the videos you make contain great content ,because customers will review your courses. As  reviews go up so will your sales. Hey readers, I recommend you add this  revenue stream to your life.

Skillfeed  is another video teaching platform that is starting to gain popularity. Although not  as popular as Udemy. You get paid based on how popular your content is,which is determined by the total monthly minutes played.

 

Stone River eLearning

If you are well-versed in computer technology,programming , software training or web design then StoneRiver eLearning might be the perfect place to upload your video classes.

The  site allows customers to receive IT certifications. If you are an expert in the technology space, it won’t hurt to post your videos and allow them to grow with Stone River eLearning.

 

Teaching Game and App Creation

Zenva.com  – This site is designed to teach students how to create games  and apps. The site is diverse allowing users to create and sell games on the website itself.  So far the site has received five-star ratings.

I have a few of my techie friends doing really well on this site,guys don’t sleep on Zenva.

Writing for Pay

Kindle

Kindle has become a great way for many self-publishing authors to get their books into the hands of readers directly. The beauty of Kindle is that it user the Amazon platform, which is the # 1 marketplace on the planet.

When it comes to eReaders, Kindle is king. It owns 75-90% of the eReader market. Want to write a fiction on a topic you’re interested or a non-fiction book helping customers?

Sure no problem, no topic is out of bounds for a platform like Kindle. The digital revolution is truly here so don’t get left behind. Kindle offers a great royalty program.

Giving writers 70% royalties on all books $2.99 or more allowing you to generate passive income month after month.  What is  passive income ?.

Kindle makes it simple to start your writing career today just go to  kpd.amazon sign up and start making an online income.

Self-Publishing

Although kindle has most of the market share in  self-publishing don’t sell yourself short. There are other sites that allow you to sell your ebooks as well such as  smashwords, nook ,and apple iBook.

For the best results it is great to sell your books on multiple platforms, some sites will forbid  posting the same book on others under certain conditions.

The key to self-publishing is  building a name brand. With a big enough brand name your fans will sell your books for you.

Physical Books

Did you know you can turn any of your ebooks into physical books for Free ? Yes FREE!

Sites like    createspace.com (owned by Amazon ) is a print on demand company that will print your books as they are ordered and send them off to customers.

Createspace is a great compliment to Kindle  it will lead to additional sales of your books.

Audio Books

More people are not only consuming digital content now more than ever,but are consuming their content by audio.

Sites like  acx.com (owned by Amazon) allow you to take your books and turn them into audio books. So now your one Kindle book, is now making money for you three separate ways.

 

Gumroad

I know its a long read guys  but if you’re looking for an all-purpose place to sell audio, video or written products?    Gumroad.com is your answer. The site has it all allowing you to share and sell any digital product you can imagine.

With Gumroad you are 100% in charge simply direct visitors to your Gumroad page and collect the money as your information sells.

 

Make Money Writing Articles

You can make money writing for various websites. Sites like   toptenz.net offer $ 50 per blog. The site   listverse.com will actually pay you $ 100 for each article you write for them. Keep in mind guys your article must get accepted to get paid.

Prominent magazines like  Thesun.com allow freelance contributors to write for them. The site pays up to $1000 for high quality articles and interviews.

 

Peer to Peer Lending

Did you know you can act as a bank and allow someone to borrow money with an interest rate? Peer to Peer lending allows you to do just that.

Sites like this give you all the tools you need to loan money to consumers,including their credit ranking. Turn your $ 1000 into $ 1250 in just a few months.

The two giants in this space are   Prosper  and    Lendingclub.com. I have used Prosper a couple of times.

Each time I chose someone I thought would be responsible. I got all my cash back plus some. You can loan up to $35,000. I would advise you to start much lower and get your feet wet first.

 

Teaching and Tutoring

Teach  a language to citizens of other countries on sites like  italki.com , verbalplanet.com  and recruit.tutorabc.com which allows you to teach students one on one.

You will get paid by the hour. Not only is this a good way to generate income you will be helping someone achieve their dream………….of learning a new language……….now that’s Cool !

 

Smart college kids . Are you smart in subjects like algebra or biology ? Become an online tutor on sites like   tutor.com  or tutorvista.com.

Another way to teach students is by tutoring for the SAT. You will need to score high on the prep test but if you pass you can earn up to $50 per hour on sites like  trueprep.com.

 

Sell Physical Products with No Money Down

One way many people are making money online with no money down is by selling t-shirts. Yep t-shirts. Sites like cafepress.com and zazzle allow sellers to customize their own t-shirts on the website,open a store and start selling them on the spot.

Of course cafepress is going to take a percentage of all your sales. But the site takes care of all the fulfillment for you. All you have to do is electronically make the design.

This can work without spending a dime I started a Twitter page and began to build a following selling my own personal brand just  goofing around and it turned into a few hundred dollars a month. Give it a shot y’all. What do you have to lose?

 

Affiliate Marketing

One of the most profitable and common ways to sell products for free online is through affiliate marketing. The idea and process of affiliate marketing will take three books  to  explain but I will simplify it so you start to make money today.

The easiest way to make money with affiliate marketing is to sell products that already exist online. By simply signing up for a site’s affiliate program you are given a special link to the website that you can post anywhere.

When someone clicks on the link and makes a purchase on the website you will receive a commission on the sales.

The  Top Amazon Sellers Store   and  my Making Cash Online Bookstore are examples of  Amazon  affiliate stores. One of the most popular and easiest affiliates to sell items from is Amazon.

The program allows you to sell Amazon products from anywhere and keep 4-9% of all sales you make.

Read this Top post  “Become an Amazon Affiliate and Prosper”.

Read this  in depth  “Amazon Affiliate Program Review

One super aspect about Amazon Associates is even if the customer doesn’t buy your particular item, if they buy anything from your link you will receive credit for it.

There are places such as  Clicbank.com  and  Maxbounty.com that allow you to be an affiliate for digital products.

Read this post that went viral   “How to Make Money with Clickbank”.

YouTube.com

Did you know the second largest internet search site in the world is YouTube.com ? This site receives more visits than most sites in the world combined and is a great platform to be seen and make money.

YouTube works on an advertising model. The more people that visit your site and view commercials the more money you make.

Not only is YouTube good to make money through advertisements but it is great for brand awareness and exposure. Unless you have a video that goes viral it takes time to build an online audience. Well guys those are all the best ways you can make money online with no money.

Read this  insightful post  “Make Money with YouTube”.

Start a Website

The ultimate way to make money online is to start your own website. Having your own website gives you the control that you need and gives you the best chance of financial freedom.

Your own website is 100% yours and gives you unlimited options whether you chose your own products or affiliate marketing. The good news is starting a website is cheap.

Get  your free   website Today.

Whatever you do the website must look clean and be user-friendly. People only buy from websites that look professional and that they feel they can trust.

Conclusion:

People love talking about their ideas and dreams, but if you actually start working on them that puts you ahead of like 90% of the people.

Then the other 90% will stop at first hurdles so if you keep going you’ve already got a good chance at success . There is no overnight. The Good news is that now it’s much  easier than ever.

That’s going to be it for today guys, Leave me some feedback about this post below. I hope you enjoyed this  post ” 19 Proven Ways to Make Money Online While in College.”

And make sure you share it with your friends and social media outlets. Also leave me your email address  so you can  get  my updates  first. Thanks for  visiting  and supporting me and  the cash blog.  Take care.

 

 

7 Clever Ways to Increase Your Twitter Followers !

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“7  Clever Ways to Increase Your Twitter Followers “

Hello  to all my readers (big cashers) it’s  Darrell back at you.  The chief blogger at the cash blog, today I’m doing a weekend social media share. Actually it’s evening 6 pm a beautiful 69 degrees here in  Iowa.

Here at the cash blog my  go-to social media outlets are Facebook and Twitter. I already did  my post about Facebook  ”  31 Tips to Get More Facebook likes.”

So I decided to do one  about Twitter  since my readers (big cashers) requested that.   Join my 19,000  Twitter followers and follow me too ! thanks in advance everybody.

Today’s post “7 Clever Ways to Increase Your Twitter Follower’s” took about 4 hours of research  so I am expecting my loyal reader’s to use that donate button today and show me  “some love”. Now back to the post.

Guys instead of focusing on getting as many followers as possible focus on engaged followers.

The difference is that engaged followers with whom you have established relationships  with are more likely to Retweet, and Like your content than someone who only followed you because you followed them first.

Twitter’s 320 million current active user’s represent an all-time high. Of course Facebook is king with 1.7 billion.

However Twitter is a great platform for businesses, brands and professionals with more than 135,000 daily signups.

75% of businesses are on Twitter to engage with their customers.

7 Clever Ways to Increase Your Twitter Followers

1. Use Attractive Clear Profile Images, Cover Photo and Background

Only three images can be added to Twitter therefore you need to make the most of these photos. The three areas where you can add a picture are the header,profile and background.

If the profile you have on Twitter is personal you should use a picture of yourself as the image.

The background and header can be used to represent your company. It is for attracting new followers.

Elevate your social media presence with my  Social Media Management service.

 

2. Asking Questions is an Effective Way To Attract Followers

Questions in your tweets are more likely to get more conversations started. So start tweeting questions to get answers.

Come up with relevant questions about your niche.

When you get responses,make sure to followup with those who answer you. Show them  you’re listening and care.

You may also want to highlight certain answers by retweeting them with a response to keep the conversation alive and inspire even more interaction and followers. I recommend tweeting questions at least three times a week

Read fun post ”  Make Money  with YouTube Videos.”

 

3. Attach Images for Better Interaction and  Followers

Images always attract more attention from people than text. Images in your text will definitely increase your followers So start adding images with your tweets.

You may not always have time to add images to your tweets, but you’re likely to be rewarded.    ” Tweets with images received

  • 18% more clickthroughs
  • 89% more favorites
  • 28% more followers
  • 150% more retweets

Source:  digitalinformationworld.

 

4. # Hashtag Your Topic

Your tweets are only seen by your followers. However when you use a hashtag followed by a word they can potentially be seen by any user.

By including the hashtag symbol (#) you categorize your tweets  which make them appear when a user searches the term.

Clicking a hash tagged word shows other Tweets that include the same hashtag.

Please read  Social Media Marketing for “Dummies” for  more ideas.

5. Include Emoji’s and Symbols

Those little icon’s we once called “smileys” have come a long way. Today a lot of emoji’s and symbols appear in tweets and people seem to love them.

Guys try including non-text characters to make your message stand out.

From your smartphone,it’s easy to grab emoji’s straight from the keyboard and catch the eyes of many followers.

6. Face Your Followers

To everybody I want to encourage you to feature yourself in your tweets every now and then.

It will definitely help get more of a personal connection and build trust with followers. Toss a candid selfie on Twitter.

7. Quote Someone

Twitter users really connect with quotes,funny quotes. Toss the occasional quote into your tweet mix, especially when you come across something thoughtful or inspiring.

Don’t let the 140- character limit for tweets stop you from posting a longer quote. Quotes as well as images will attract more eyeballs and get more followers.

Hey I hope everybody liked my post “7 Clever Ways  to Increase Your Twitter Followers”.   Leave me some comments below.

Share this post with your family and friends and social media outlets,    and have a  super weekend everybody.  Thanks for your support, Take Care

27 Easy First Year Blogging Goals ! (my favorite # 16)

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Good morning ladies and gentlemen  and my loyal readers (big cashers) it’s Darrell coming at you on a rainy Wednesday here in Iowa. Today I have a serious share with you.

Have you heard ? AboutMe.

I have received  a lot of comments from 1st year bloggers who have quit blogging . So this post is to help and give some encouragement  titled  “27 Easy First Year Blogging Goals”.

Personally what helps me is  I truly enjoy  writing and blogging  I constantly measure my progress  and   see that I have made tremendous  progress .

That gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.  Thanks to all of you.I  am getting over 500 visits a day.   Whoa ! On to the post. Let’s Roll.

Blogging is about having a good idea and working hard to make it a reality. Success  in blogging doesn’t happen overnite. It takes a lot of sweat effort and commitment over a long period of time.  It is a marathon not a sprint.

And the best way to run a marathon guys is to break up the race into smaller segments and set small milestones in order to make the distance more manageable. Same works for a blog.

When I was in the army, at PLDC (primary leadership development course) my favorite instructor Sgt. Lopez used to say to me Harris if you keep winning battles eventually you will win the war.

Same with a blog, accumulating many smaller milestones and wins regularly over a period of time will lead to big results and achievements of large blogging goals.

Think of  Very Simple Yardstick Measurements for Your Progress

Guys no matter where you are at currently the path to where you want to be starts with the step you are taking right now.

Blogging goals are achievable by simplifying it all and taking one small step at a time. Take one day at a time. One blog visitor at a time.

One Facebook like at a time….. think of very simple yardstick measurements for your progress. One mention from Brian Clark  of  Copyblogger  could  increase your traffic immensely.  Big cashers one step at a time.

How can you know for sure that what you’re doing is moving you forward? It’s important to  measure your progress and ask questions. Look for examples. Explore what could go wrong.

Guys there is no magic trick and there is no secret. The shortcut and quick fix promises from certain gurus and their sales pages that you might read online.

Or the secrets and tricks of SEO industry are just empty and will not do the magic trick for you. Instead you must focus on the basics of plain old hard work. If you don’t believe me ask my friend Michael Arrington at  at tech crunch.

Get Strategic and Set Your own Blogging Goals

So where do I start and what do I  do first? And what do I do right now? First of all you have to figure out your goals, set your objectives and plans you want to reach with your site.

What does it mean to be thinking strategically? It means to identify the purpose of your site and start working smart with a plan and goal in  mind.

1. Determine where you want to go. Think about what you want to accomplish in the next year. Things that are important to you and goals you want to achieve.

You need to know what the definition of success. If you don’t have goals you will be like sand in the wind aimless in your blogging and won’t be accomplishing much.

2. Develop where you want to go. Create a roadmap for upcoming weeks and months.

Think about the steps you need to take where you want to go. Break the goals down into smaller and actionable practical steps that you need to take.

3. Take the first small step right away. When you know your goals and what you need to do to achieve them, you become more focused,efficient and strategic in your activities.

That will then lead you to the right decisions and will help you make right choices.

In terms of goal setting and planning I learned the smart system in the Army and it still works for me.

  • S – Make your goals specific
  • M- Make your goals measurable.
  • A-  Make your goal attainable.
  • R –Make your goals relevant
  • T- Make your goals time-bound.

Please read  The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris  for more ideas.

 

Time flies by guys days might feel long but a year is short and sooner than you think it is time to do a yearly review.

If you don’t have a plan and don’t know your priorities the year might go by without you feeling any growth and without achieving any big goals.

You have to sit down and make these decisions for yourself this will put you in control of your time and life.

Figure out meaningful metrics and key performance indicators (kpi) that are aligned with  your goals.

Repeat visitors and time spent on site are so much valuable than than page impressions  for many sites. They show that content works and gets people engaged. It shows quality of your content.

Read one of my 1st Post  the Beginner’s Guide.

The following are 27 goals and ideas I have set for small milestones and tiny wins. I am going after and if you’re in your first year you do too. Some are easier than others.

  1. Registering your own domain name.
  2. Setting up a new wordpress site.
  3. Getting a personalized site design.
  4. Setting up your about page with information and contact form.
  5. Installing Google Analytics and starting to collect visitor data.
  6. Publishing your first post.
  7. Attracting your first visitor.
  8. Publishing another post.
  9. Getting the first comment to your post.
  10. Getting  your first visitor from Google’s search traffic.
  11. Getting your first visitor from social media
  12. Posting your first comment on another site.
  13. Launching your own Twitter profile.
  14. Submitting your first guest post proposal.
  15. Getting your first newsletter subscriber.
  16. Achieving the first day of 100+ visitors.
  17. Making your first affiliate sale.
  18. Getting an enquiry from a company interested in working with you.
  19. Getting your first guest post published
  20. Creating your first product.
  21. Making the first sale of your own product.
  22. Publishing your first how-to instructional guide.
  23. Getting a cool email from a loyal visitor
  24. Starting own newsletter
  25. Recording your first video.
  26. Publishing your first infographic.
  27. Recording first podcast.

Guys everybody that I know who is successful has goals and when they attain them they , wash rinse and repeat it is always good to  have a yardstick measurement for your progress. I hope y’all enjoyed the read “27 Easy first Year Blogging Goals.”

Before you go  Read top post   4 Unusual Ways People are Making Money Online.

and Top  Post    Top 50 Money Making Blogs.

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Take care.

13 Beneficial Writing Tips to Make Your Content Pop!

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13 Beneficial Writing Tips to Make Your Content Pop

Good morning ladies and gentlemen . And hello to all my readers (big cashers), and my 17,000 Twitter followers.

I have to show y’all some love, it’s Darrell back at you 10 am on Sunday morning a cool 74 degrees in Iowa.

Today guys it’s going to be a serious share. Basically for the newbies but it can help  anybody  who needs that “pop” in their content.

I have been getting a lot of questions and comments about my writing(content) most of you guys love my style and flow.

I would say  8 out of 10 so that’s cool with me. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

But today I’m going to share my personal writing tips  Yes ! the one’s I USE when  I write  that engaging content  you guys love.

Most of them I got from  Mrs. Small’s , my  highly respected  9th grade teacher and     some  I  learned from   copyblogger.

So today’s post guys is titled. “13 Beneficial  Writing Tips to Make Your Content Pop.”

In 2016 on the blogosphere ,things have changed competition is tough. It has become survival of the fittest. Your content has to be fierce. It has to attract readers and draw them in like a magnet.

Good content begins with knowing what to say and taking charge to say it in your own words.

Read my Top and  helpful post  How to Write Headlines like a Professional.

Too many people don’t do this. They write the facts. It is how you present the facts that really count.  Let’s Roll with the Tips.

1. Aim for an average sentence length of around 16 words.

2.Vary between short and long sentences to give you writing rythym.

3.Use positive inspiring language on what the reader can achieve and will be able to do. Avoid negative terms that might dampen spirit.

4.Leave long paragraphs to novelist and and limit yours to a single thought. Two or three sentences is adequate.

5.Use power words to charge up your writing’s impact such as “revealed” “proven”  “scientific” “breakthrough”.

6..Ensure every word and sentence means something to the reader and adds to your argument.

7.Don’t use words just because they seem impressive.

8.Use facts or personal history to build rapport,empathy and to show the reader that you feel their pain.

9.Write in your reader’s language and the style they’re comfortable with.

10.Break up your page with subheads and bullets to aid skim reading.

11.Split long sentences into two if they’ll survive on their own. Use connecting words such as  “so” and “because”.

12.Get a  axe to flabby language and unnecessary  words.

13. Writing is often compared to a conversation with a friend in a bar. So it should be conversational and sound similar how you speak.  Read aloud to hear whether it flows smoothly.

Guys remember the more beneficial the information you include the more curiosity you’ll generate.

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Here are 12 proven words that you can use in headings and titles to gain more interest from your readers.

  • Absolutely
  • Beneficial
  • Dependable
  • Easy
  • Free
  • More
  • Powerful
  • Proven
  • Quality
  • Revealed
  • Secret

Sprinkle some of these words and phrases throughout your content to keep each sentence flowing. And for other super tips   quicksprout  is unbeatable.

  • And we don’t stop there
  • But wait there’s more
  • By the way
  • On the other hand
  • Even better
  • Think about it

Guys  that’s going to be it for today.

Just a serious but short share let me know how you like those tips and if they  are helpful  to you.  Please help me  share and retweet THIS  post. That helps  me out a  lot  guys , thanks in advance.

Leave me comments  below  tell me what’s on your mind topics  you would like me to write about  and  ask  me  questions.

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6 Things I wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

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Hello to all my readers (big cashers) and my fans it feels great to be back I had a long

beautiful weekend. It’s 90 degrees here in Iowa and I’m on my front porch typing on the Mac watching the kids walk to school. I am well rested and ready to go. Let’s Roll.

Guys I believe that things happen for a reason,purpose or even a lesson . I’m not a person who lives with regret. Unlike a lot of bloggers I did do research before I started blogging full-time.

I actually took a 9 month business marketing course  in preparation which was half -off for veterans here at the community college.

Have you heard ? About me ?

I also talked to bloggers here in Iowa and they gave me their opinions and advice.
I’m financially set so the whole nut in the shell was could I adapt to being home so much and would I get bored.
Before I started blogging full-time I attained four clients for my social media management service. And since that time I have doubled my clients.

The goal is 20 by Jan 1st. Hey guys nothing prepares you until you put your feet in the fire. Talking about things sounds good. You have to DO IT.

I have learned a boatload since I started blogging full-time and that’s what the important share is about today.

I’m going to call my post “6 Things I wish I Knew Before I started Blogging”. And I hope it helps those of you who are just starting on your blogging experience to be more aware as you set out.

Read my first post that went viral  Blueprint to Success.

1. Be Yourself From Day 1.

You will hear this advice over and over if you hang around the blogosphere for any length of time. Be You. What ever your blog is about,inject it with a massive dose of you!

This is done through the way you write,the phrases you use, your humor, your personal story your blogs design,  the topics you write about and so many other ways.

Don’t do what I did and get caught writing what you think you should be writing or writing similar to your favorite guru’s ” style.”  It isn’t sustainable.

Hey guys be true to yourself and write what you believe in and what you are opinionated about and blogging becomes pure fun.

And blogging should be fun, it should be inspiring for the blogger and to your reader.

Take a time out and think about what makes you unique and let loose with your pen and be  You!.

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2. Experiment

Try different things out and see what works for you. It is okay to not have everything set in stone. Just start writing.  Hey guys embrace the trial and error process  it will help you find your way faster.

Try a few topics and see what lights your fire.

I’m non-technical so when I started my blog, I was very careful messing around with plugins,emails and  anything with the dashboard .area because bloggers had spooked  me , kept telling me be careful your site might “crash”.

But guys take it from me watch a few  YouTube tutorials and the more you play with that tech stuff the easier it will get to you. It’s basically common sense.

3. Don’t Compromise Quality for Quantity

This was a huge mistake I made early on.

There is so much advice out there telling bloggers to pump out the post,saying you should be publishing every day or even more ! Don’t listen guys!

Don’t publish a post just because you feel you are supposed to have something on your blog everyday.

Be generous to your readers by taking the time to write to write blog post that add value to their lives.

Whether it’s a post with that amazing infographic or it’s a post with that value-packed how-to guide. There are many ways to offer quality to your readers, and they will love you for it.

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4. You Don’t Have to be An Expert to have Something to Offer

Each of us has something to offer. Yet so many of us get caught up in feeling like we aren’t qualified enough,don’t have enough experience.

Or haven’t been blogging long enough to have anything of real value to offer. This simply isn’t true. We all have a different life journey with different experiences and blog differently to that of anyone else.

You don’t need to be an expert to have something to offer and to me that is the beauty of blogging. Just work hard. At  backlinko they analyzed 1 million Google searches. Now that’s working hard.

 

5. Connect.   Connect.

Blogging is about connections, so it might seem strange for this point to be included. Bloggers. Take the time even when you are very busy starting out with your blog to visit other blogs.

Comment on post when you feel you have something  meaningful to say. Jump on social media and connect.

Go out to a blogging meet-up, workshop or event. It might seem intimidating for those who find social situations a challenge,but the connections and friendships you make thru these events and by reaching out online will benefit not only your blog but your life.  Maybe a mention from  an influencer  like  Neil Patel.

Connecting with others is also a great way to grow your own readership and who knows guys opportunities might arise through people you meet when you reach out.

6 Avoid  Comparison

Guys I still struggle with this. I’m very competitive. I am a “compare and contrast.” kind of person. I blame my 6 years in the Army for this.

Comparing is an easy trap to fall into especially when you are a new blogger. Every blog will grow and establish in different ways and a different pace.

Don’t feel discouraged because that blogger over there is  crushing it has the readers and opportunities you crave.

Chances are they have been working harder and  longer on their blog much longer than you.  Run your own race, step up and you will be rewarded for your hard work in due time. Until then don’t hate. Congratulate.

Hey  everybody I hope these “6 Things I wish I knew When I Started Blogging” helps you guys who are just strarting out to avoid some mistakes and misinformation I experienced.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I would really appreciate it if you take 3 seconds to share it. Not only will it help my blog to grow it will put a big smile on my face the rest of the day

Leave me some of your opinions and comments below.   Take care of   Business.

 

Quote of the day      “Your network is your net worth”.  Jitendra Vaswani

4 Clever Audio Apps to Connect With Your Audience

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4  Clever Audio Apps to  Connect  With Your Readers

Hello to all my fans and all my readers (big cashers) It’s  the chief  cash blogger Darrell coming at you, the last holiday weekend of the summer. Happy Labor Day. As a veteran it’s a special holiday.

I’ve got my family and friends here “Isley Brothers  playing on the cd and bar-be-que and hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill. It’s a beautiful 78 degrees in Iowa today.

Rand  Fishkin of  moz.com said, “we need to think about a broader spectrum of content than what our target audience wants.” That’s why guys once a month  we will do a post pertaining to apps.

The last couple weeks I have been getting questions and comments asking me about podcasting. Now podcasting is a great way to build and connect with an audience, but it takes a lot of commitment. From the writing to promotion and then managing.

I know many podcasting “rock stars” have made it big. I’m a huge fan of  Pat Flynn’s podcast show  but guys if that’s not your thing you can still leverage audio to connect with your readers (audience)  and get the same benefits.

Guys todays share is titled ” 4 Clever Audio Apps to Connect with Your Audience.” There are hundreds of audio apps you can use with your smartphone but I’m going to share four apps that I use and am experimenting with for an upcoming audio journal.

Read this interesting post   “5 of the Most Expensive Apps”.

Audio Apps

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Each app mentioned is available for iOS and android. Each one has a FREE option.

(1.)SOUNDCLOUD

Is an audio hosting platform.  They make it easy to follow broadcasters you love,upload and record from the web.

Share and comment on the shows and playlist you follow. You can apply to create a podcast from a playlist of your sounds.

For those who prefer to listen to content versus watch a video or read a post this is the perfect option.

 

(2.) AUDIO BOOM

Promotes itself as  “the leading mobile,web and connected device platform for the very best spoken- word content in news, business and sports.

Once you download the app and setup your account, you’ll be able to follow download and create playlist. On the top navigation bar,you’ll find the record button.

Tap it and you can immediately begin  your recording up to 10 minutes. You also have an option to apply as a podcaster and to create an iTunes feed for your broadcast.

 

(3.) ANCHOR

Is a newcomer to the audio scene. Anchor serves a different purpose. It’s designed to spark conversation. As a broadcaster you record short audio clips,include a short description and relevant hashtags.

Your listeners can respond easily thru audio which gets a conversation going between you and among your followers.

Recording is as easy as talking on the phone. Literally to  record tap the record button then hold your phone up to your ear,like talking on the phone and well talk. Recordings are limited to two minutes.

And you are able to review before you publish. As I mentioned above, I’m experimenting with the idea of creating an audio journal during my vacation to the Virgin Islands.

(4.) REV VOICE RECORDER

Rev is not a social media app. It’s a straight-forward recording app. The cool thing guys is that the people behind Rev also offer a transcription service for $1 per minute.

Why I like it Record. Review. Share via email. Transcribe.

Well it’s not exactly an audience engagement app,but if you’re a blogger I just know you get great ideas when you’re not in front of your Mac.

Grab your phone and record on Rev,then send it immediately to get it transcribed.

A two or three-minute recording is usually turned around in less than 24 hours. Copy into a new blog post and save as a draft. Now you have the outline for your blog post in writing.

KEEP YOUR GOALS IN MIND  ?

  • What message do you want to send?
  • Who is the message for?
  • Do you want to tell a specific story?
  • What’s your call to action?

These questions apply to using the first 3 apps.

Anchor is ideal for engagement,getting feedback, quick promotions or blog post.

Audio Boom- with its longer recording time can work for a micro-podcast,daily tips, tutorials and how-to’s.

Soundcloud- is similar to AudioBoom. Personally it’s great for repurposing videos and recording blog posts.

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Guys I recommend experimenting with new tools and apps to find the one’s the work best for you and the type of content you create. You have to figure out which ones work best for you.

Well that’s all for today guys. Let me know if you  like “4 Clever Audio Apps to Connect With Your Audience.” Leave comments below and help me out and share this post to your friends and social media outlets.   Enjoy the holiday and take care.