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Digging through all the posts on a blog about making money from blogging can be hard work. So I’ve made it easy for you here, by listing the posts you should read if you’re new to blogging, or you want to make a new start. So here goes:
Oh dear! I had a dilemma this week, as there seems to have been a shortage of really good posts coming through my RSS. The question was whether to lower the standard for a post to become a Mike’s Life Post of the Week in order to offer the usual 12, or whether to simply choose the ones that I feel should be POW’s.
I went for the latter, and therefore you will find only seven posts in this edition. I’ve still got a little capacity to take on some more reads, so if you would like me to read your posts, please contact me and let me know your RSS feed.
Without further ado, here are this weeks Posts of the Week:
I’m looking at new cars, so I called into the showroom where they have a model I’m interested in. The showroom was immaculate, there were three versions of the car I want on display, and the saleslady was extremely knowledgeable, remembering to list the benefits of each of the many features she pointed out to me. She gave me a total presentation of the car, even getting me to fold the rear seats to see how easy it was. Then she sat me down, narrowed down my choices and presented me with a beautiful folder containing a sheet with the spec and price of “my” car, before getting my details for future follow up.
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Once again, I find myself in danger of contradicting a post I wrote not that long ago. As a regular reader, you may remember me extolling the virtues of Constant Contact as a great service to use as an email marketing tool. I still think they have a lot to offer, and I use them for my offline business, but having looked carefully at Aweber, I can see that it is so well attuned to internet marketing, I decided to move over to them. Before we move on though, if you only have one list or one blog, and you’re looking for really well presented newsletter type emails, then Constant Contact is still the way to go, and one thing I love about them is that they offer a totally free 60 day trial, that doesn’t even require a credit card. read more »
In the beginning
In the beginning blogging is easy. You’re fueled with the energy of having started something new, you’re full of ideas for new posts, you spend lots of time learning the technology of blogging, planning your work sessions, tinkering with your site’s design. You savor every spare moment you can give to your new passion. You’re certain you’re going to succeed.
In the End
You will be an A list blogger, with huge traffic to your site and a massive Twitter following. You merely have to whisper the name of an affiliate product and sales will follow. You’ll have a queue of guest posts lined up for your site, and you will be turning down offers of joint ventures on a daily basis. read more »
Welcome to Mike’s Life posts of the week. As always these are from my RSS feeder and my decision to choose them has been totally subjective and mine alone. The posts are in no order.
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By T on poverty101.net
A great example of using something that happened to the writer in everyday life, and turning it into a message. But it avoids the pitfall of laboring the point. Produces great imagery for me.
I’ve been a writer for many years and I have written in many disciplines. Like most writers, I’m also a voracious reader, so discovering blogging has fulfilled both passions to an extent I would never have thought possible.
I came into blogging with the certainty that my superior writing skills, honed over many years, would soon allow me to become a bit of a star in the field. After all, most bloggers can’t write, and are more interested in earning a dollar than delivering interesting content, right?
How wrong was I? Day in, day out, I get some stunning stuff delivered for free into my RSS Feeder. I have been staggered at the quality of some of the writing out there. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve got angry and I’ve had my thinking turned upside down.
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