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How to Take a Screenshot? (A Helpful Illustrated Guide) | 4 methods!

How to Take a Screenshot? (A Helpful Illustrated Guide) | 4 methods!

Tips and Tricks, Business Tools
How to take a screenshot, you ask? Quite easily done! (Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through these links there is no added cost to you, but I do get a small commission. I do use and believe in these products, and hope you find the information useful) You found something on your computer screen and you need a copy of it (or maybe just part of it). So how do you take a screenshot and save it? (Same method: how to take a screenshot on a laptop, how to take a screenshot on a desktop, how to screenshot on Windows 10, how to screenshot on Windows 7, etc) Method 1 - Use the age-old PrintScreen button on your keyboard This button harks back to, well a…
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5 Ways to Get a Great Website Review (2019)

5 Ways to Get a Great Website Review (2019)

Writing Good Copy, Beginner Bloggers, Content Promotion, Website Growth, Website Page Speed
How to get a great website review "You have one chance to keep a visitor on your site. Make a good 1st impression." Your website is a creation. Your creation needs to strike people in a positive way if you expect them to stick around. Your website is also the end product of all the mechanical work you put in as the site's admin. You used various plugins; Headers (H1, H2, H3); images with alt text; SEO design; and so much more. You poured your heart into your site. When you believed you had it right, you published it. But did you miss anything? You may have, and it could be costing you readers and followers. You should take the time to have your website reviewed. There are quite a…
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The Definitive Guide to 9 Eye-Opening Blogging Tips for Beginners

The Definitive Guide to 9 Eye-Opening Blogging Tips for Beginners

Backlinks, Beginner Bloggers, Blog Post Formatting, Content Promotion, Email Subject Lines, Favicons, Generating Content Ideas, SEO, Writing Good Copy
Starting Out When you first learn how to start a blog, one of the most common things to do is get a good web hosting company, set up WordPress, maybe start an email list (hey, you really ought to do this, no "maybe" about it), and start writing. Soon thereafter, you hit Publish and voila, your first web post! So that gets you started, but isn't there more to life than just writing and publishing? Oh yeah, there is! Since I love to help learn 'ya 👩‍🎓 👨‍🎓, here are 9 blogging tips for beginners that will really take you places! Full disclosure: I mention products and include links to those products on this site, and I’ll earn an affiliate commission for any purchases you make using the links I…
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Beginner Blogger Tips (8+3 Bonus Tips)

Beginner Blogger Tips (8+3 Bonus Tips)

Beginner Bloggers
Welcome new blogger!   These beginner blogger tips are for you. .. Don’t be scared - you can do this!     I remember wondering how to start a blog and jumping into WordPress for the first time.   I was, like, what’s THIS list of things???   My first blog was a hobby blog about a favorite topic of mine. A few years later, I started a business and am now running two blogs to help people on two entirely separate topics.  The hobby blog was my proving ground, where I figured out what worked and what didn’t.  Good times, low risk! You may be there, too, or starting out by diving headfirst into a huge blog or even a business. In either case I say "welcome, beginner!" Oh,…
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Best Business Books for Bloggers (2020)

Best Business Books for Bloggers (2020)

Best Business & Blogging Books
Whether you've just learned how to start a blog or are a seasoned pro, you need continuing education.  To keep you stoked up, here are the best business books for bloggers I've come across. I highly recommend each of these books. They've provided expert information, given me the boost I needed to start my business, and the inspiration to keep moving forward. I truly believe they'll help you do the same! Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I believe in these books, and feel they'll enable improvements and transformations that will benefit you. They're written by top experts in the blogging and entrepreneurial fields. These authors started where you are, climbed through the ranks, and gained incredible amounts of experience. These books bring their best tips, guidance,…
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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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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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