Why Blogging is Like Paddling a Dragon Boat

Do you ever feel as though your blog is wearing you out? If you network with other bloggers it will become easier. When you try to change the world on your own it gets tougher every day. This article will show you how you can work with other bloggers to achieve your objectives without feeling … Continue reading Why Blogging is Like Paddling a Dragon Boat

Email List Building for Introverts – Your List Can Be Your Tribe

Having trouble turning your blog readers into a tribe? A list of email subscribers can turn blog readers into fanatical tribe-members. You are a quiet kind of person who would never talk loudly on the street but you know you need to find a better means of communicating your ideas to your fans. This article … Continue reading Email List Building for Introverts – Your List Can Be Your Tribe

4 Ever-So-Simple Ways to Go from Newbie to Expert

Life is tough as a newbie. Nobody recognizes your expertise. Nobody listens to you. Nobody links to your website. People only want to listen to recognized experts. You need others to acknowledge your expertise before you start to earn money from it. 1 – Become Someone Who DOES Things Walk the Walk. Avoid the clichés. … Continue reading 4 Ever-So-Simple Ways to Go from Newbie to Expert

Can You Make Serious Money Selling Affiliate Products?

Affiliate marketing, promoting someone else’s products in order to earn a commission is a common way for bloggers to earn money. Few people earn a living selling affiliate products: It is possible to make a large amount of money this way but a few pre-requisites need to be in place.      You need a large number … Continue reading Can You Make Serious Money Selling Affiliate Products?

How to Find Gems in the Murky SEO Industry

If your website depends on organic traffic from search engines then you need your site to rank as high as possible in search results. This is the logic behind search engine optimization, but the waters are muddied by SEO agencies that use black hat tactics which are designed to fool Google and Bing. Every SEO … Continue reading How to Find Gems in the Murky SEO Industry

21 Ways to Make Money from Poetry and Avoid Destitution

It’s a sad fact that artists never make money until they are dead. At least that was the case in pre-Internet days. The problem was to get the word out there about your work; it used to take decades for your reputation to spread. Has the Internet changed the financial fortunes of artists? In our … Continue reading 21 Ways to Make Money from Poetry and Avoid Destitution

How the Internet Keeps the Roof over My Head

Spring 2010 was a dark time for me. I was 57 years old and lost my job. This was Ireland after the crash of 2008 and I had enough nous to realize that an over-educated Englishman had zero chance of finding a paid job. My unemployment benefit was never going to pay my mortgage even, … Continue reading How the Internet Keeps the Roof over My Head