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Pro-Blogging Secrets: Strategies, Tips, and Answers You Need to Grow Your Blog and Earn More Money (How to Make Money Blogging) (Volume 2) 3

Posted on September 14, 2014 by Blog Design Journal

Pro-Blogging Secrets is the follow-up to Bob’s Best-Selling book How to Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced my Day-Job with My Blog.

Learn how Bob and his team:

– Gained 20,000+ legit Facebook fans in less than 7 months
– Increased earnings by $1,000/m with a 5-minute exercise
– Hire extremely qualified workers who share the vision
– Used an Adsense provided tool to increase ad revenue by 80%
– Took the necessary steps to formalize the blog into a legitimate business
– Continue to come up with new blog post ideas – even after writing over 2,000

Are you looking to grow your blog’s audience? Use social media effectively? Increase your earnings?

This book provides these answers as well as:

– Step-by-step tutorials of strategies that have proved successful (with over 30 screenshots)
– Secrets used to increase earnings that haven’t been shared before
– Traffic generating techniques that yielded over 22,000,000 visitors to his blog over the last 7 years

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Blogging All-in-One For Dummies 3

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Blog Design Journal

A complete guide to creating and establishing your place in the blogosphere!

New blogs are being launched at the rate of 175,000 a day. To stand out from the masses, bloggers need the detailed information and advice packed into this all-in-one guide.

Here’s what new bloggers need to get started and what experienced bloggers need to upgrade and even earn money from their blogs. Eight self-contained minibooks cover joining the blogosphere, blogging software, tools that extend your blog, marketing your blog, microblogging, making money from your blog, corporate blogging, and niche blogging.

  • Blogging is replacing traditional media and gaining credibility; to succeed, bloggers need a greater understanding of blogging basics, tools, and techniques
  • Eight minibooks cover getting started, software, other tools, blog marketing, microblogging (including Twitter), monetizing your blog, and corporate and niche blogging
  • Helps new bloggers become active and productive members of the blogging community
  • Provides vital information for both hobby bloggers and those who want to build a career around blogging

Presented in the fun and friendly For Dummies style, Blogging All-in-One For Dummies is a complete reference guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog.

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Blogging The Boys 0

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Blog Design Journal

Product Features

  • Expert fan-centric sports commentary
  • Thriving community features
  • Unique fan-voice video content

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How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul 0

Posted on September 02, 2014 by Blog Design Journal

Do you want to earn a living doing what you love?

Whether you have been blogging for years or just a few weeks, How to Blog For Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) offers solid advice and practical action plans for creating an authentic, successful, and profitable blog.

With wit, wisdom, and the insight of someone who’s been there, Ruth Soukup shares how she grew her own blog, Living Well Spending Less, to over one million monthly visitors, earns a full time income, and still is able to write about the things she truly cares about.

In this expanded 2nd Edition of How to Blog for Profit you will:

• Stop comparing your blog to those around you and instead learn to leverage your own unique assets.
• Discover the secrets to creating amazing, compelling blog content that brings readers back again and again.
• Learn how to increase your blog traffic and build solid platform through field-tested strategies. • Develop a solid social media strategy for capturing viral growth through Pinterest and Facebook.
• Dramatically boost your revenue through diversified income streams.
• Improve your productivity, learning to work smarter not harder, and take concrete steps to transform your blog into a business.

Praise for How to Blog for Profit:

“How to Blog for Profit is hands down the best blogging book I’ve ever read. I cannot recommend it highly enough and will be telling every new and seasoned blogger I know to get a copy! This book is comprehensive, but not overwhelming, and packed with amazing information. And I don’t say that lightly. You see, by implementing the Pinterest strategies that Ruth suggests in her book, I have increased my site traffic by over 500,000 unique visitors per month. For real. Ruth is brilliant! What more can I say?!” -Crystal Paine @ Money Saving Mom

“After a year and a half of blogging as a hobby, I decided to launch a second blog with the goal of making a profit. Ruth did an excellent job addressing all of the questions I had, including the ones that came up as I navigated through my new blogging journey. By implementing the strategies and action plans in Ruth’s eBook, I was able to surpass my one-year blog traffic goal within 3 months from launching my blog. Not only that, I was also able to earn an income within 2 months! Today, my blog traffic and income continue to steadily grow. If you are serious about monetizing your blog, Ruth provides you with the necessary tools to yield tangible results.” Jesenia Montanez @ The Latina Homemaker

“No blogging for profit book has made the difference to me and my blog like this one. If you only read ONE of these subject books – LET IT BE THIS BOOK!!! After finishing the book, my blog is totally getting revamped, I have the excitement for it again, and now my whole direction has changed to not only help me become more profitable, but also for me to get back to ENJOYING what I do, which is really the best part!” -Danielle @ Busy Moms Helper

“As a new blogger, I have been wanting a conversation–-a seasoned blogger to talk to me about the most popular ways to monetize my blog, the pros and cons of each of them, and give me realistic tips and goals to reach my future goal. Ruth did all of this. She has such a fantastic writing style that you feel like you are sitting down with her over a cup of coffee. The material is easy to navigate, covering the importance of good content before anything else, Pinterest, media kits, reviews, ads, and a whole lot more. Ruth is incredibly level-headed in her approach to monetizing her blog and truly believes and promotes that a blog full of good ideas, content and writing must come first. My favorite part is that every chapter ends with a “plan of action” which is great if you are truly looking to improve your blog. I can’t wait to put her tips and ideas into action and watch my blog grow!“ -Maggie @ The Love Nerds

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Blogging For Profit: In Just One Hour A Day! 0

Posted on August 30, 2014 by Blog Design Journal

Blogging For Profit is a complete step by step plan to take your passions and turn them into money.

Everyone has interests, a hobby, some expertise in something that can benefit other people – and if you help other people – you get benefits too! Turning your knowledge into unique content that others want to read isn’t nearly as mysterious and difficult as it seems.

With the advent of WordPress (completely free!), and the easy and low cost hosting that is widely available, you could start a blog today … and be making money this month! People always want other’s opinions before purchasing – why can’t that opinion be yours?

The wonderful thing about making money by blogging is that you don’t need to have anything at all to sell! You don’t need a product! All you need is your opinion. Do you have an opinion about anything? If ‘Yes’, then you can make money expressing that opinion online for all to read.

Now, this isn’t a way to ‘get rich quick’ – it does take time – it does take commitment, but many people have enjoyed success with blogging, and so can you with no more than an extra hour a day. Are you ready?

In ‘Blogging For Proft’ – you’re going to learn the website essentials – what you absolutely must have to get started, a domain name, hosting, WordPress, theme, and plugins – and exactly how to go about getting these items. You’ll learn what topics to blog about, and which topics you should avoid.

You’ll learn how to write a post when you literally can’t think of anything to write about, and you’ll learn how to make your blog earn money.

Are you ready?

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Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Magazine Book Series) 0

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Blog Design Journal

Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. The second edition of Smashing WordPress has been updated for WordPress 3.1+, which includes internal, custom post types, the admin bar, and lots of other useful new features. You will learn the core concepts used to post types, the admin bar, and lots of other useful new features. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility.

Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond d the blog and shows you how WordPress can serve as a CMS, a photo gallery, and e-commerce site, and more. This edition includes new and upgraded examples of cool WordPress usage.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Build Beautiful WordPress Themes, including Child Themes
  • Create Custom Login Forms and Admin Themes
  • Use the Loop to Control Content
  • Build Plugins, including Widget Functionality
  • Use Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies
  • Use Post Formats
  • Integrate WordPress with the Social Web
  • Use Conditional Control Elements
  • Integrate Theme Options
  • Build Your WordPress Projects for SEO

Thord Daniel Hedengren is a professional web designer and developer who has created numerous WordPress themes, developed plugins, and put WordPress to good use powering both blogs and big editorial sites. He is the former editor of the Blog Herald, a popular website for bloggers and WordPress users.

Vistit www.wiley.com/go/smashingwordpress2e to download the code examples.

Smashing Magazine (smashingmgazine.com) is one of the world’s most popular Web-design online magazine. True to the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Blogging – How You can Start a Blog on WordPress and Make Money from It 0

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Blog Design Journal

“This book is your one stop shop if you want to learn all about WordPress.” – Jasmine Richards

“The Ultimate Guide to Blogging – How You Can Start a Blog on WordPress and Make Money From It” is the complete guide for all those who want to learn WordPress inside and out. Everything you need to know is explained in detail, and you’ll be taken step-by-step from creating your first own blog up to the advanced concepts of WordPress.

Statistically speaking, WordPress powers more than 19% of websites, which makes it the most popular content management system (CMS) ever. WordPress can be used not only to build blogs, but it can also be used to build many different types of websites like online portfolios, magazines and even e-commerce sites. Yes, it’s that powerful. So why not harness the power of WordPress by using this book, and create your own unique identity in the online World.

This book, among many other things, will teach you:

• What a blog is and which blogging platform to choose

• The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

• Creating a free blog in less than 10 minutes

• Installing WordPress on a web host

• Installing WordPress on Amazon EC2

• A complete explanation of the WordPress Dashboard

• What plugins and themes are, and how you can install them

• Which web hosting to choose and why

• How to monetize your blog

• Essential tips for bloggers

• And much more

This book is a gem for all those who want a plain, simple guide in easy English on the topic of WordPress. The best part is that it contains screenshots wherever necessary so that even newbies will be comfortable with this book.

If you really want to learn about WordPress, but are searching for a detailed guide on the topic, then this book is for you.

“I picked up this book after some hesitation but now I can really say that I don’t regret buying it. It’s the best book you can buy on WordPress.” – Samuel Grey

“There might be many books on WordPress but this book really stands out. It surely is the most detailed guide on WordPress, and also contains screenshots for newbies like me.” – Joseph DiMario

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