WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world. More than 27% of all the websites in the world is powered by WordPress. The reliability, fluidity, and the ease of using this platform have endeared it to millions of users the world over. Interestingly, a lot of users are not familiar with some of the most common WordPress terms and what they stand for. Because not everyone who uses WordPress is a tech savvy user or developer; they are just people like you & me who are looking for a blogging platform to express themselves or having a website to market their products. If you are using WordPress and you are not familiar with some of the terminologies used on the platform, you are like a car owner who's unfamiliar with the various parts of the car's engine. Such a car owner is liable to be exploited by mechanics who know very well that they are dealing with a novice. This is why I have compiled these popular WordPress terminology that you must know. Even if you have not … [Read more...] about 7 Common WordPress Terms You Need To Know Before Starting A WordPress Blog
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According to Wikipedia, in 2011 it was estimated that there are more than 158 million identified blogs, with more than 1 million new posts being produced by the blogosphere each day. According to WordPress, over 409 million people view more than 19.1 billion pages each month. That’s huge, right? Blogging is growing like ever before. People are realizing the fact that blogging is a fantastic way to not only express about yourself but also to make money in your spare time. If you’re looking for professional blog set up tips, this post is for you. Note: This is not a one stop guide for setting up your WordPress blog, this is an expert guide on blog setup tips for beginners who want to start a blog successfully from day 1. Here’s a free WordPress blog setup service if you want to set up your blog on WordPress for free! Blog Setup Tips for Dummies: Start A WordPress Blog Like A Pro When it comes to blog setup, one thing that confuses most people and that is web hosting. … [Read more...] about Blog Setup: Tips for Beginners Who Want to Start A New Blog
Home » Blogging » A Powerful Blog Setup Checklist for Starting A Successful Blog from Scratch I live on checklists. It’s easier to manage your day with checklists, right? The same thing goes with blogging too. If you’ve a blog set up checklist, you can easily find out ways to improve your rankings and sales. Over the years I have created a lot of blogs. Most of them are profitable and some of them didn’t bring me even a penny. During the last 5 years, I have seen so many changes in the blog design, creating content and Google updates. If I analyze the profitable blogs that I built over the years, I noticed that I carefully followed a checklist. If you are setting up a new blog, here’s the most comprehensive checklist you can use to start a successful blog from scratch. Do you really need a checklist for starting a new blog? Well, yes if you want to go in the right direction of creating a successful blog that actually makes money. Before we begin, … [Read more...] about Only Checklist You Need for Starting A Successful Blog from Scratch
We all know that AdSense is (to date) the best contextual, high-paying ad network. But AdSense also has very strictly enforced program policies. If they find that a website is in violation of their TOS, they will permanently disable the offending account. It is very important to follow AdSense’s quality and program guidelines in order to avoid having your AdSense account banned. Here’s one of the most common questions new bloggers ask: “What is the maximum number of AdSense units I can put on a page?” Google AdSense offers different types of ads and most are categorized in the following formats: AdSense Content Unit AdSense Link Unit AdSense For Search (AdSense used to offer AdSense video units as well, but they ultimately retired this option.) Here are the maximum AdSense ad units allowed for a web page: AdSense Content Unit Earlier, AdSense had a maximum limit of 3 ad units (while “premium partners” enjoyed serving up to 6 ad units). In August … [Read more...] about Maximum Allowed Adsense Ad Units On A Web Page
Like many, he started with a domain name, web hosting, and every essential thing to build a new WordPress blog. But he was unable to get going or make money. It appears like he didn’t focus much on blog marketing and eventually had to shut down his blog. I’m not disclosing the email here as it was not formatted properly. Anyway, basically it’s yet another “I have started a blog but I’m not making money” kind of email that I see more often. Whenever I get such emails, I get reminded of two things: First, a good percentage of such beginners started a blog only to make money or at least hoping that they WILL make money (hopefully from the first month/year itself). Secondly, there are a gazillion “How To Start A Blog In 5–15 Minutes” kind of tutorials on the blogosphere with many of them being written by the so-called “award-winning” bloggers. It’s supposed to be a good thing, right? Well, yes it is — but only … [Read more...] about You Can’t START A Blog In 10 Minutes. Period.
Social media marketing is getting hotter with every passing day, and every online business is changing their strategy to be more active on social-media platform. Apart from branding benefits, you get targeted users who convert into sales better. Think of your Facebook page or other Social-media platform as first point of contact where you build the trust factor and later on sale happens on your website or via your referral link. I run ShoutMeLoud Facebook page, which has more than 58,000 fans and here I’m sharing many of my strategies which helped me to reach that level, and most important it’s not the number but the level of engagement. If you are using Facebook as your marketing tool, this article will help you to supercharge your effort and make your page more popular and engaging. One thing which you should know about Facebook for business is, now the number of fans on your page doesn’t matter until unless your fans are engaging with your updates. Facebook fan … [Read more...] about How to Make a Facebook Page Popular
Everyone knows that hosting your blog can become a costly affair, and the question of cost arises in every new blogger’s mind. How much is it going to cost to create a self-hosted WordPress blog? There is no upper limit when it comes to blog investment, and in this guide, I will share the minimum amount you need to spend to create a professional blog which you can proudly share with the world. With WordPress, you can start a blog with very little money. The WordPress software is free. You can download it from the WordPress.org page. Still, there are some other necessary elements that you will have to pay for (such as a domain name and a hosting space). These extra costs will depend on your specific requirements. You may also choose to invest in customization, SEO, or other factors along the way. These things may also cost money. If your intent is simply to start a blog on WordPress, you can start with a minimal … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Start a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog?
When you start out with professional blogging, you follow a cycle. You create your first successful blog, and then you move to starting another blog, and then another. All professional bloggers dream of having a successful blog network so that they can build a reputation in all kinds of niches. And for many bloggers, this dream does come true. Every blog in a blog network must be popular in order to make the entire blog network popular. You will face many hurdles while building and maintaining a blog network. Many bloggers eventually quit because of these hurdles. To avoid such situations, you need to stay positive and remember a few factors which are very important to building a blog network. Building a Blog Network? Things you should know Proper Planning: If you want to make your blog or blog network successful you need to have proper planning. You need to be clear about your goals and what you want to achieve. Make a plan and a detailed checklist of all your necessary intentions. … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Know When Starting a Blog Network
Blogging is becoming a trend now days. No matter for whatever reason, you are blogging or want to start a new Blog, but everyone around have a blog. Someone is on BlogSpot, someone is using WordPress.com or self-hosted blog, many are also using Tumblr to create a blog, but by the end, everyone have their online presence via Blog. If you are still wondering, how you can start a new blog for yourself, this guide is a great way to start. There are many reasons you can start a blog, you can talk about how you are feeling today, you can share your thoughts, you can write about something you like, you can start a new blog to promote your business or none the less, you can create a blog just to make money from it. Now, everyday many people create a blog and they forget about it, but here at ShoutMeLoud, we take Blogging seriously, and you can use it to earn handsome passive income. You can use advertisement or different blog monetization techniques, to earn enough to pay your mobile bills or … [Read more...] about The Only Guide You Need to Start A New Blog?
So you have decided to take the leap and start your own business. What is your plan to execute your business idea? Few days back, I had shared some of the basics for starting your own basics. I continue taking you to the basics, because the new ways have also evolved from these. I mentioned documentation is like your oxygen mask. Whenever you feel out of breath, meaning defocussed, refer to your business plan. Here we will discuss how to write a business plan for a new business. Like always, feel free to suggest or add anything relevant. A business plan essentially means a plan of action to implement certain processes to reach a certain goal, financial or volumetric. You define everything about the business in the business plan. Products, services, sale, revenue, cost of sale, marketing, financial etc. Yes, each and everything should be documented. Office setup, operational setup, marketing plan, things you will need to run and grow your business. How do I write a simple business plan? … [Read more...] about How to Write a Business Plan for a New Business?