Week/Step 6 – Monetizing your blog

Ads are now an integral part of most commercial websites because they’re an effective way for sites with large amounts of traffic to earn money with hardly any additional effort. Google’s Adsense is just one of the advertising programs that supplies adverts to sites, it’s free to use and so is a favourite with new…

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You’re always asked ‘What’s your Why’

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been advised to write down the reasons WHY I want to build an online business. And I have done in the past – but only on a simple level – because, to be honest, I didn’t really think that doing so in great detail would make…

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Week 5 – Blog Networking

Soon I’ll be applying to Google for an Adsense account so I can start monetising this blog. Adsense gives website owners the chance to earn money by displaying relevant ads on your site. As part of the application verification, your blog site is checked primarily for volume and quality of content, but another factor is…

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Week 4 – Social Media Links

As well as reading your blog, you want people to be able to connect with you via any of the other social media platforms that you use. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Google+ etc. You can easily find icons for all these on the web but John’s already found set that are all…

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Week 3 – Start List Building

In my early online days I didn’t recognise the importance of building a mailing list and how autoresponders are vital to that process. Back then, all my business emailing and list building was done ‘manually’. In my Outlook Contacts list I’ve got the email addresses of all the people I’ve ever been involved with in…

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Week 2 – Improving the Blog’s Appearance

At this early stage my blog looks pretty bare and the pages look nothing like other people’s blogs that I read. Other people’s have great heading banners, social media links, graphics, search bars, post lists, categories, comments etc, so how do you get all that set up? You can design a decent statics website and/or…

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Week 1 – Foundations

Sometimes I’ve had two or three online businesses on the go at any one time. Sometimes one company’s products and/or services complimented another but usually they were pretty distinct. The problem with that though is as you’re talking to people to see if they might be interested in taking a look at what you’re doing,…

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Course structure

Obviously I can’t publish specific details about the course material, but what I’m aiming to do is provide an ongoing commentary as I work my way through it, week by week. Hope you join me on the journey… The main part of course is delivered via a WordPress-based membership site. In there, you’re first invited…

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The ‘Partnership to Success’ program

This is my first post charting my new online journey with John Thornhill’s ‘Partnership to Success’ program. Taking a step by step approach and using a mixture of online, group and one-to-one personal coaching, I’m following in the path taken by hundreds of previous P2S members. I’m going to be learning from scratch how to…

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