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Alexa Rank and the Worldwide Learning Curve – 2019 Style

Alexa Rank and the Worldwide Learning Curve – 2019 Style

Blogging Statistics, Website Growth
Quick time-out: Some of the links below are affiliate links. That means if you decide to buy anything from those links, I get a small commission. There is NO additional cost you for using them. You are awesome!  OK, time-in. [su_dropcap style="flat" size="2"]S[/su_dropcap]everal years ago I figured out how to start a blog. It was a “hobby blog” that I was using to share my historical knowledge of a certain place I spent a lot of time at as a kid. It appealed to a certain audience and was mildly popular in small circles. I still blog on it today, and according to the Alexa Rank checker ( a Chrome extension), it’s the 4,464,447th most popular website in the world. Wow, for a teeny blog I guess that’s not bad (?).…
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Earn Money Online with a Side Hustle that Converts (2019)

Earn Money Online with a Side Hustle that Converts (2019)

Side Hustle, Affiliate Marketing, Business Ideas, LLC Formation
How to earn money online with a side hustle? Let's talk about that for a bit. First off, what is a side hustle? A side hustle is something you do in addition to your main method of earning a living - a way to earn supplemental income. Face it, there are many side hustle business ideas you're probably familiar with: Cutting lawns, placing and managing ATM Machines, working in retail, driving people around town, building online businesses, delivering packages, working at restaurants, renting out rooms in your house. .. the list goes on. Did you see the one in the middle there? "building online businesses"? This is one side hustle that is extremely popular, can be done remotely from practically anywhere, and allows you to set your own schedule. Beware,…
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Revealing List of Food Bloggers Favorite Kitchen Tools (2019)

Revealing List of Food Bloggers Favorite Kitchen Tools (2019)

Food Bloggers
Food bloggers favorite kitchen tools. You know they have 'em. Why? Because they work! A food blogger cooks, a food blogger eats, a food blogger's workshop is their kitchen. None of them are going to skimp on the equipment they use. "The right tool for the right job" my father always said. Just like all bloggers have favorite tools such as "power words", food bloggers have favorite tools to create the end products they blog about! What kitchen tools do food bloggers prefer? Grab a cup of tea and read on, because I scoured the first page of Google for "food bloggers favorite kitchen tool" and built a list of the results. It's a long list. My hypothesis was that each blogger would have a list borne of experience and…
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Why Have a Website Favicon? 2 Reasons

Why Have a Website Favicon? 2 Reasons

Website Page Speed, Favicons
Why Have a Website Favicon?  Let's dig into that. A favicon, as you probably know, is the little image on the left side of your browser tab.  It looks like this:   How could this teeny little icon, which is extremely small in file size, help your website?  In order to think through that, let me ask you two questions: Which is easier to identify with? Sites with Favicons: Sites without Favicons? If it were me, I would use a favicon as a form of Brand Recognition if for no other reason. It's a competitive world out there. What happens when someone tries to access a web page that doesn't exist? The site returns a "404 Error". This essentially means "hey I looked around but, really, there's nothing there".  Now,…
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Where Should I Form My LLC in 2019?

Where Should I Form My LLC in 2019?

LLC Formation
Where Should I Form My LLC?  Here's how I decided. (The following is for informational purposes and is not legal, tax, or financial advice) (Disclosure: this page contains affiliate links, which means if you buy from those links there is no extra cost to you, but I do get a small commission) In keeping with my vision to help you with continuing blogger education, today I want to provide you with some actionable information about starting an LLC for your online business. You learned how to start a blog, and now it's time to become a business! When you set up an LLC (Limited Liability Company) for your business, you have many decisions to make. One of those is choosing the state you form your LLC in. For most, your…
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Blogging Statistics

Blogging Statistics

Blogging Statistics
There's an old saying that figures lie and liars figure. Data is hard to trust sometimes, but when you get a well constructed and documented article about blogging statistics, you gotta dive in and see what it says. That's what I'm sharing with you today. The Big Blogging Survey from BlogTyrant is just such an article (reference below). Ramsay Taplin, who's been "dabbling with money making blogs" for a long time, surveyed 350 bloggers about goals and challenges. What he came up with is very enlightening and led me to several observations and questions. Here are my impressions. See what you think as I walk through the ones that piqued my interest. I'd love it if you'd share your thoughts with everyone in the Comments below! The Survey Results Blogger age distribution…
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Surefire Reasons to Use Pinterest for Affiliate Links (2019)

Surefire Reasons to Use Pinterest for Affiliate Links (2019)

Pinterest, Affiliate Marketing
(Disclosure: this page contains affiliate links, which means if you buy from those links there is no extra cost to you, but I do get a small commission)  I want you to use Pinterest for affiliate links.  Let me show you how. Since you learned how to start a blog, you know one of the more traditional ways to use your affiliate links is on a resources page. However, Pinterest affiliate marketing 2019 style gives you a distinct advantage. Quickly, here's why:  Audience demographics. Check out these facts (source sproutsocial.com) 50% of Pinners make a household income of $50k+, and 40% have $100k+ in 2018 it’s fourth in popularity, behind YouTube, Facebook and Instagram - BUT 29% of US adults use Pinterest Half of millennials use Pinterest every month Their…
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Creative Small Business Ideas

Creative Small Business Ideas

Business Ideas
Need some creative small business ideas?  If you're not sure what your business idea should be, let me ask you a question... Do you ever sing in the shower?  Be honest.  Yeah, ya do.  Do you realize that the shower can actually be an inspirational place to come up with business ideas? There are a number of ways to poke your brain into figuring it out.  When you start a business from home, there so many decisions to be made, and one of them is what your business will actually be about.  It comes easy to some people, but most of us have to work on this for a while. If you're venturing into entrepreneurship, don't be a "wantrepreneur".  You need a solid business idea, and not just something that…
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How to Create Backlinks

How to Create Backlinks

Backlinks
How to create backlinks is something every blogger and digital marketer needs to learn and apply. Backlinks point back to your site, which means someone saw your content as interesting and worth sharing. How does this work - the primer If someone teaches you something good, wouldn't you be likely to share it? Well, that's pretty much what we want when we provide valuable content online - to have it read and to have it shared. That's why there are share bars on practically every website and article on the web. That's why we have Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and every other social media platform out there... to pass along what we find interesting, fascinating, jaw-dropping. We share what we learn, we share what we see or read. Backlinks are the…
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