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5 Advantages Of Becoming A Guest Blogger

March 31, 2008

Guest Post by Matthew Tutt

You have just created one of the best blogs that the Internet has ever seen. But now what?

How do you expect to get anyone to notice this site?

It may well be the best site ever created, or it may contain the meaning of life somewhere on the page, but can you expect anyone to notice it in the first place?

This is one of the trickiest obstacles to overcome when you first set up your own website or blog. You can’t expect instant search engine traffic or get good SERPS for your site because it is still brand new. Unless your domain name is one which is randomly typed by Internet users, you can’t really expect to get any kind of traffic at all.

One of the best and easiest ways of getting your site (and yourself) noticed on the Internet is by becoming a guest blogger. This is simply when you have some kind of a deal in place with another already well-established blog and you agree to write interesting, related articles in return for a link back to your own blog or website. The blog owner is getting free (hopefully) unique content and you are receiving free publicity for your own blog. Everyone is happy.

Here Are Some Of The Many Advantages Of Becoming A Guest Blogger:

  1. You Can Get Your Website/Blog Noticed For Free Nearly Instantly
    It costs you nothing to write an article, but will obviously involve a little bit of your time. This should be time well spent though, and guest blogging probably gives more advantages to your site/blog then by paying for some kind of advertisements. Also once you have written the article and have submitted it to the blog it is ready to go live on the site (might take a few hours for the blog owner to check it through and then submit it). This means that you can get almost instant traffic to your own site/blog.
  2. You Can Tap Into Related Markets
    Say you had a blog which contained dog training advice. You wouldn’t then find a blog about financial advice and ask to become a guest blogger. Why would the readers of the financial advice blog want to read your articles about teaching your dog how to stop biting people? You should find a blog which is in the same niche as your own blog/site, and then ask to become a guest blogger. Then the articles that you create will be of interest to the blog readers, who in turn will be much more likely to visit your website as it is related to the same subject, which is obviously of interest to the reader.
  3. Show Off Your Skills And Mark Your Authority On A Subject
    Perhaps you feel you are highly talented at writing on your blog, or perhaps you are highly knowledgeable of a specific topic. This is all very well, but if no-one goes to your site then no-one will ever notice you. This is why guest blogging is an excellent way of showing off your skills or your authority on a subject. As a guest blogger you are instantly in touch with the readers of a blog, so you now have a direct chance of impressing the readers of that blog – who should appreciate your work, and may in turn feel inclined to visit your own blog/site.
  4. Free Backlinks For SEO Purposes
    If you are guest blogging on a site which as a good PageRank and which has good SERPS, you will be gaining some powerful backlinks to your own site. As a guest blogger you should be allowed to place a few links back to your site/blog from within the blog-post you have written, and the search engines will see these links and this will hopefully improve your search engine position. A higher position in the search engines will obviously result in more visitors to your pages.
  5. Improve Your Writing Skills
    Although many people may not really care about their own writing skills, it is still an important aspect of guest blogging. As a guest blogger you will get (hopefully) a few chances of impressing the visitors of that blog, so you have to make your blog posts interesting and exciting. If your writing is poorly constructed or boring to read then chances are no-one is going to bother taking a look at your blog/site. You should adapt and improve your writing when it comes to guest blogging as you will only have a limited space in which to show off your skills, and if you don’t impress then you won’t gain much from becoming a guest blogger.

Do Not Let Your Stresses Get The Best Of You In The Business World

March 31, 2008

Guest post by Stanley Popovich

Do not let your anxieties get the best of you in the business world. It is important to know how to handle your anxieties and stresses. As a result, here is a list of techniques and suggestions on what to do in managing your business related stresses and anxieties.

Take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming month, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. Focus on the present and stop trying to predict what may happen next week. Next week will take care of itself.

Learn how to manage your fearful thoughts that may be difficult to manage. When experiencing a negative thought, read some positive statements and affirmations that help lift your spirits and make you feel better. Remember that your fearful thoughts may be exaggerated so balance these thoughts with realistic thinking and common sense.

Sometimes, we get stressed when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.

When managing your fears and anxieties do not try to tackle everything at once. The best solution is to break your fears or problems into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.

Remember that no one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you feared does happen there are circumstances and factors that you can’t predict which can be used to your advantage. For instance, let’s say at your place of work that you miss the deadline for a project you have been working on for the last few months. Everything you feared is coming true. Suddenly, your boss comes to your office and tells you that the deadline is extended and that he forgot to tell you the day before. This unknown factor changes everything. Remember: we may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.

Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future. Managing your fears and anxieties takes practice. The more you practice, the better you will become.

Take a vacation day to relax. Many people work two jobs nowadays. Sooner or later, the long work hours will catch up with you and take a toll on your health. Take the day off and do something you enjoy. The better you can manage your stresses and anxieties the better off you will be in the long run.

About The Author:

Stanley Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” which is located at http://www.managingfear.com/

Bells and Whistles

March 27, 2008

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I’m as big a fan of bells and whistles in the things I buy or find as anyone else. I like shiny web sites with gradient images, video games with great sound and graphics, and flashy casings on tech toys that appeal to a geek like me. They contribute to the ‘wow’ factor, and truthfully, a few well-considered bells and whistles can make a product better.

The problem is, they don’t make the product, and I’ve seen quite a few examples of shiny, glitzy products that have plenty of ‘wow’ factor, but no real use. A few examples:

  • High budget blockbuster movies that neglect the ‘movie’ part of the movie. They have excellent sound, special effects, and ‘A-list’ actors or actresses, but they’re still miserable as entertainment.

  • Web sites with plenty of cool features, but nothing of any real substance or fun.

  • Ebooks and software that are visually beautiful, but don’t serve any real function or give you any information. One of my old anti-virus programs was this way, and all it did was take up too many resources and look shiny while the viruses made it through undetected.

All of this leads me to my point. When you’re promoting a product or service online, you’re selling something substantive. Adding the bells and whistles is great for causing word-of-mouth sales or a reduction in returns, but if what you’re selling doesn’t do what you said it would do, you’ll still have a bad product or service. A flashy, fancy failure of a product or service is a failure nonetheless.

Add bells and whistles, of course, but make sure your product or service works as advertised. Trying to hide the fact it’s miserable behind fancy features is a good way for someone to notice and mention it, probably to friends and family, and possibly on a blog or forum. Make sure it does what you say it does first, and then give it the ‘wow’ factor to take it over the top. Preferably with gradients, because I like them.

Seriously, how do you make a beautiful, sellable ebook? Find your answers today with The Ebook Walkthrough!

My name is Ryan Ambrose, and I’m one of the co-authors of Can I Make Big Money Online.


My Product Launch Formula Bonus

March 26, 2008

Just about everyone promoting the new Product Launch Formula is giving away a bonus, so I decided to give away a bonus as well.

What do you need to do?

1. At 2:00pm Eastern Time on Thurday March 27th, buy the new Product Launch Formula through my affiliate link by clicking here.

2. Email your receipt to george @ websitepromotionbook.com

3. Once I have confirmed your order, I will reply to you with the confirmation for your bonus.


What do you get from me?

Your bonus is a one hour consulting call with me. You can ask me any questions you like during the call. Remember that my expertise is in affiliate marketing and SEO. However, I have a lot of experience in other areas and I am a certified business success coach, which means I can help you get past roadblocks that may be holding you back from business success.

That’s all there is to it. Remember to click this link to order so that you can get my free bonus.

Viral Marketing With Video

March 26, 2008

My friend, Ryan Shamus, just wrote a great post about using video to get viral traffic to your website or blog. Ryan goes into a lot of detail about the various ways you can use video to make more money. Ryan covers things like:

  • How to use YouTube to bring traffic to your website

  • How to create and edit your own viral videos

  • Ways to make a video viral

  • Video software tools to use

  • and much more.

You can check out his post by clicking here.

Coping With Your Stresses And Anxieties In The Business World

March 25, 2008

Guest post by Stanley Popovich

Everybody deals with anxieties and stresses in the business world, however sometimes our anxieties can get the best of us. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their daily stresses and anxieties at their job and/or in the business world.

Sometimes, we get stressed when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.

When facing a current or upcoming task at your job or business that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, divide the task into a series of smaller steps and then complete each of the smaller tasks one at a time. Completing these smaller tasks will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.

Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make your fearful or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense. For example, you are afraid that if you do not get that job promotion then you will be stuck at your job forever. This depresses you, however your thinking in this situation is unrealistic. The fact of the matter is that there all are kinds of jobs available and just because you don’t get this job promotion doesn’t mean that you will never get one. In addition, people change jobs all the time, and you always have that option of going elsewhere if you are unhappy at your present location.

Remember that no one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you feared does happen there are circumstances and factors that you can’t predict which can be used to your advantage. For instance, let’s say at your place of work that you miss the deadline for a project you have been working on for the last few months. Everything you feared is coming true. Suddenly, your boss comes to your office and tells you that the deadline is extended and that he forgot to tell you the day before. This unknown factor changes everything. Remember: we may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.

In dealing with your anxieties at your job, learn to take it one day at a time. While the consequences of a particular fear may seem real, there are usually other factors that cannot be anticipated and can affect the results of any situation. Get all of the facts of the situation and use them to your advantage.

Our anxieties and stresses can be difficult to manage at our place of work and in the business world. The more control you have over your stresses and anxieties, the better off you will be in the long run at your job and other business endeavors.

About The Author:

Stanley Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” which is located at http://www.managingfear.com/

Get Top Search Engine Rankings and Make Money Online

March 25, 2008

If you want to make money online then one of your best chances for doing that is to build a website or blog and get it ranked at the top of the search engines. This will bring in a lot of traffic and it will be very targeted because they will be actively searching for what you have to offer. Plus, when you are ranked highly your site will continue to get traffic day after day with no extra effort on your part. That is a huge advantage over other forms of marketing and advertising.

There are a lot of factors that go into gaining top search engine rankings but one of the biggest factors is inbound links. Getting links from other sites pointing to your site will increase your rankings better than any other search engine optimization technique. So, in this post, I am going to discuss some of the best ways to get inbound links.

Article Submissions – One of the most popular and most effective ways to get inbound links to your website, writing and submitting articles has been proven to work for years. There are plenty of sites that accept article submissions and they are just waiting for you to submit your articles.

All you have to do is write articles on topics related to your website with a link to your site in the resource box at the bottom, and submit them to article directories and other sites that accept articles. You will get inbound links from those sites and from any others that find your articles and republish them on their sites and blogs.

Guest Blogging – This has become very popular recently and continues to gain even more popularity among bloggers and website owners. You write up a post for someone else’s blog in the same niche as yours and add a link to your site at the bottom. In fact, you are reading a guest post right now. I am a guest author on this blog and you will see at the end there is a link to my website.

Blog Comments – Another good method for getting inbound links that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. It’s very simple, all you have to do is go to blogs and comment on posts. There is usually a spot for you to put a link when you comment. Most blogs these days do not follow links in comments so you won’t gain anything from commenting on them. However, there are still a lot that do follow comment links and those are the ones you want to comment on.

The D-List is a great place to find blogs that do follow. Remember to actually read the posts and provide useful comments. If you don’t your comments will get deleted and you will become known as a comment spammer. That will definitely not help you!

Link Exchanges – Although not nearly as effective as they used to be, link exchanges can still be a great way to get inbound links and a boost in the search engines. There have been countless articles written about link exchanges so I am not going to get too in-depth here, but basically you find quality sites related to yours and ask them if they will link to your site and you will give them a link from your site in exchange.

Memes – These come in all kinds of different forms depending on who started it and what the purpose of the meme is. But a typical meme is a list of questions that you answer and post on your blog/website. Then someone else reads it and continues it on by posting in on their blog/site. Memes are viral in nature and are meant to spread easily. Again, it depends on the meme but most of the time you link back to the site you found it on. So all you have to do is start your own meme and you could get quite a few backlinks from it.

Link Bait – Just as the title suggests, this is something you do for the sole purpose of getting a lot of links very quickly. Running a contest where the participants get entries for linking to your site is a great example of link bait. Another good example is writing a highly controversial post on a hot topic that you know will get a lot of exposure and people will naturally link to it.

These are all very good methods for getting inbound links for your website or blog and gaining top search engine rankings. They are certainly not the only ways to get links but they are some of the most popular and best ways. Continually doing the things above will definitely get you a lot of inbound links and increase your search engine rankings.

One final thing to remember about getting inbound links is to put the keywords you want to rank for as the anchor text on your links anytime you have the choice. This will greatly increase the keyword authority for your website and will help it outrank other sites for those keywords.

Now, get out there and start building up your inbound links so you can get top search engine rankings and make money online!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Owner of the top home based business website and the free money making tips blog.



Product Launch Blueprint

March 24, 2008

I know I just mentioned the Product Launch Formula the other day, but I had to let you know about the Product Launch Blueprint videos. Recently, Jeff Walker released an AWESOME two part series on Product Launches called “the product launch blueprint”.

The reason I am mentioning this is because I just finished watching the videos and Jeff is giving away some great secrets about having a successful product launch in them. Go see for yourself by clicking here!

When you are done watching them, come back here and let me know what you think.

Where To Start And How Long To Get There

March 24, 2008

Guest Post by Chris Johnson

In keeping with George’s idea of helping newcomers to the make money online club, I thought I might give what little advice I can on the subject.

1. Choose what you’ll do.
This seems harder than you’d think. The trick is to pick a vehicle that you know you’ll enjoy, so that promoting and working on it will be a labor of love. Whether it’s blogging about a subject you know, setting up lenses and hubs on Squidoo or Hubpages, writing articles on Helium or selling items through eBay or another webstore like Zlio, make sure it’s something you enjoy.

2. Choose what you’ll promote.
If you have your own product, that should be primary. If not, then choose products from sites like Paydotcom.com, Clickbank, and Commission Junction. Make sure to position them so that you have them in strategic spots, but that they don’t have the effect of disrupting your content. Speaking of content, in-text advertising like Kontera (who has a decent payout) will help you to monetize your everyday content.

3. Choose how you will promote your site.
Social networks are key for this, but developing relationships with site owners who support your content is also key. Reciprocal links are almost a must, and cross promotion on your site shows you care about their success, too. Don’t forget to include a link to your site in your emails, on any articles you write, and every profile page you have.

4. Control costs.
Choose your hosting service carefully to insure the quality of service they provide is worth the cost you pay. Make sure your merchant processing software’s fees are competative and that they have monthly fees that are reasonable. Go with cheeper variations of your site’s name when you register a domain name, but try to stay in the .com standard.

5. If you know something about a niche area, like horse training, make your own site about it and charge a reasonable fee for your expertise.
One option to definately explore for the non-HTML’ers out there is the Seamonkey Project at www.seamonkey-project.org. This is a great program for building professional looking web pages. It is a little limited in what you can do, and some HTML will be needed, but hey, it’s free so you can’t go too far wrong.

6. It WILL take time to get off the ground, so keep your head up.
I’ve been doing this for a couple of months and I am just starting to see what could be construed as “income”. Every post on every blog by every make money online guru I’ve ever read has said it takes time. But once you get off the ground and get some readership, the possibilities are endless.

SiteSell Spring 100 Dollar Sale

March 23, 2008

One of my favorite programs for beginners, Site Build It (SBI), is on sale for only 100 dollars a year. If you have been thinking about creating a SiteSell site then it’s the perfect time to buy one.

SiteSell is one of the best programs around for beginners who want to make money with a content site. Click here for more details.

Easter Egg Hunt

March 21, 2008

Before the weekend comes I wanted to let you know about this creative contest that Caroline Middlebrook is running on her blog.

This weekend Caroline is running a contest to find hidden easter eggs on her site. The more eggs you find the more entries you get into her contest. Ten winners will be receiving a free copy of her upcoming ebook on driving Stumbleupon traffic to your site.

Click here to learn all the details of her contest.

Ebay Drops Commission Junction

March 20, 2008

Early this week I read on SEOBook that eBay has dropped commission junction as their affiliate program. Ebay is launching a new affiliate program in May. This kind of sucks for those who have Ebay links scattered across multiple sites. I have a bit of work to do on some of my sites, but it is definitely worthwhile for me to join the new affiliate program.

Ebay has a pretty good affiliate program (it’s one of my favorites). You should join the Ebay affiliate program if you have websites related to anything sold on eBay. If you want to see an example of the primary way I use Ebay’s affiliate program then check out my dinosaur toy pages.

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