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Making Money With A Blog

Before we get too much further, I do want to spend some time discussing making money with a blog for those of you who may be considering this.

Others Make Money…Or So I Hear…Can I?

Of course you can!  But I’m sure you would agree that it would be better to create a quality site that reflects your views and your passions.

Watch this video: “How To Find a Profitable Niche”

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Keywords for Baby Boomers

Keywords for Baby BoomersPeople finding your website is not a game of “hide and seek”!

If you are serious about ranking your website in the search engines then you need to be determining good keywords for Baby Boomers, meaning, knowing what they are looking for, whether it’s information or products.

Let me tell you right now that there is a way to determine what good keywords are for your particular niche.  In a few minutes we will review a great keyword search tool that you can try for free. [Read more…]

What Do I Blog About?

“Location!  Location!  Location!”

How often have we heard that when we are buying a house.  In the world of blogging it can be described as, “Niche!, Niche!  Niche!”Blogging should make you happey

What do I blog about when there are over three billion blog references on Google?  I suspect many of us have asked that question when we were just getting started.  Whether you are writing

  • a blog diary,
  • about your travels,
  • for your family,
  • or even to make extra retirement money,

…you need to decide where you will fit within any of those.

You must decide on what your specific niche will be.  As an example, if you were to blog about your travels you need to know that if you type “travel blogs” into Google you are going to get over one billion hits.  If your goal is to have a public website and be read, then you need to narrow down your niche.

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What Is A Blog?

What is this magical, mystical thing called a blog?

I’m sure we’ve all heard of it, read of it, talked of it…but what is a blog?

Definition of a blog

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a blog as: “a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections and comments”.  I would like to add that it also could contain pictures or videos.  But a blog can be so many different things.

Simply put, a blog is you writing something regularly about your chosen subject!  Except the writing is actually typing and the something is posted on the internet for everyone to read, if you so choose.  That’s it, a blog is sharing.  Ever typed a letter on a computer or filled out a form electronically?  Blogging is taking that a step further and posting quality articles about your passion ;and within your niche. [Read more…]

Best Free Blog Sites

How often do you check into something, knowing that there will be a price tag, usually at the bottom…

…after the “sell job” is over?  Even when it says FREE, you’re waiting for the catch, and this includes those companies stating that they have the best free blog sites.

Fair enough, but here’s the reality:How do you find the best free blog sites?

  • You want to start a blog
  • You know you will need a website
  • You’re convinced that “nothing in life is free”

If you are considering starting a blog you will need your own website and you will need to decide if you are going to pay for hosting services or if “free” is actually an option.  Let me tell you…it is! [Read more…]

Can You Start a Blog Site?

Welcome back to my blogging journey.  In this entry, I want to talk about starting a blog site and why you would do this.  Sometimes a little frightening but also a lot of fun!

There are so many ways that we as Baby Boomers have to express ourselves…why not a website!Can you start a blog?

Whether through

  • conversation,
  • letters,
  • editorials,
  • or even public speaking.

So why choose to start a blog site?  This is going on the internet and will be available for everyone one to read and comment.  It has gone beyond just thinking about something or having a “coffee-shop” discussion.  It is now in the public domain worldwide. [Read more…]