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Make Retirement Money From Your Blog: But Only After You Do This

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You can make money from your blog but only after you do this one thing…learn before you earn!

Why?  Because as the old saying goes…knowledge is wealth!  Unless you win the lottery or receive a significant inheritance you simply do not get rich overnight.

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No doubt you’ve seen the spammers, scammers, and gamers online who promise riches beyond believe while you sleep and while on auto-pilot.  But ask yourself this: is that even possible, let alone realistic?

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Watch Me Build A Free Website

Building a free website should not be, and is not, hard to do.  I invite you to click on the video and watch me create a website that includes: 

  • The domain name (url)
  • The name of the website
  • The initial theme (which can be changed if you like)
  • Getting your admin page with username and password
  • Taking your first look at your new site

I’ve included the points made in the video in this post as well for your reference.  You can use this as your checklist as you’re building your own website.   Let’s go build!

 

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How To Start a Blog With AARP: Is Their Training Enough?

AARP LogoDid you know that AARP has a section on their website where you can learn how to start a blog?  But is their training enough?  Have they provided you with the tools to completely learn how to set up a website and learn the best blogging practices, and, should you wish, learn how to monetize your site?

In my opinion, AARP has provided an excellent starting point to begin your own blog and even provide some recommended blog hosting sites that you should take a look at.

Let’s review what they offer and if it’s sufficient.  Click on the colored tab below to review their “How to Set Up a Blog by Using WordPress”.

 

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I’m a Baby Boomer and I Want to Learn How to Blog!

I Want to Learn How to BlogIs this you?  Are you a Baby Boomer with a desire to learn how to blog, show up on page one of the search engines and maybe even make money?  If you answered yes then I have two things to say to you:

  1. Know what you want to blog about
  2. Have the right resources to be successful

That’s it!  There isn’t anything more important than these two things…well, except for your excitement to get going.  So…let’s go.

 

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How To Find A Niche For A Baby Boomer Website

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Have you decided to create a website but aren’t sure what it will be yet?  That’s one of the toughest things to determine given the millions of websites already out there…many of them already targeted at and by Baby Boomers.

I want to walk you through a process I recommend and hopefully you will get some ideas.

What this post is not:

  • It’s not about making money
  • It’s not about revealing some mysterious internet secret
  • It’s not about giving you a list of website names that promise success

What this post is:

  • A simple guide to spark some ideas for you
  • A way to drill down to a very specific niche
  • Successful…if it assisted you in finding your niche…and congratulations!

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What is Website Traffic and Are You Merging?

How to get more Traffic Most of us know what website traffic is and that our sites, especially those that we want to monetize, depend on visitors pulling over and parking for a while.  Hopefully they’re taking the time to stroll through your pages and posts and will stay and visit for a while (I haven’t figured out how to offer coffee yet through my laptop).

But have you ever wondered how you can merge with this traffic so that you are traveling the same road together?  Do you realize that by joining your “niche convoy” you can enjoy the journey together and still deliver the goods?  This is about another way to think of “healthy competition” that works for everyone.

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How to Publish an Article in 3 Easy Steps

Everyone would like to be a published author and see their name on the front cover of a book.  But sometimes you have to start small and one of the best ways is learning how to publish an article, whether that’s online or in hard copy magazines.

I want to show you 3 easy steps that I use when I’m writing.  I currently have about 70 published articles online and have learned a few things that help me as I’m writing.

Here’s a screenshot of the outline for this article.  Please note that at the time of writing this was all I had…I will now “fill in the gaps”.

 Write an Article  in three easy steps

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