"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."--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Darren Rowse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-07
An update of one of the bestselling blogging books, written by two of the world's most successful bloggers There's a reason why the first two editions of this book have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Written by two of the world's most successful bloggers, it's one of the clearest books out there on how to earn an income from your blog. This new edition gets you up to date on the very latest changes that affect the blogging-for-business landscape. Featuring new material on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; plus new ways and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog, this professional blogger's bible is better than ever. Helps novices choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue Gives aspiring bloggers proven techniques and the tools they need to succeed in building a business from their blogs Reveals 20 key ingredients for a successful blog post Offers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers actually make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, how to optimize your advertising, and much more Includes techniques for attracting and growing an audience and how to mine new business opportunities beyond your blog Written by two fulltime professional bloggers, this exciting, updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.
Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Business & Economics
With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn't easy. This authoritative handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up. Joy Cho, of the award-winning Oh Joy!, offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger's block, attracting readers, and more. With a foreword from Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge plus expert interviews, this book will fine-tune what the next generation of bloggers shares with the world. Learn how to: - Design your site - Choose the right platform - Attract a fan base - Finance your blog - Maintain work/life balance - Manage comments - Find content inspiration - Overcome blogger's block - Choose the right ads - Develop a voice - Protect your work - Create a media kit - Leverage your social network - Take better photographs - Set up an affiliate program - Partner with sponsors - Build community - Go full-time with your blog - And more!
Ruth Soukup knows all too well how stressful it can be to have a home packed to the gills, with an overbooked schedule to match. After years of overspending left her wallet empty and her home full, she realized it was time for a massive change . She began clearing her life, and her home, of clutter, one small step at a time. Over the course of thirty-one simple but powerful daily challenges she is sharing how you can do it too.
Author: Melissa Culbertson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-06-18
The average blogger does not typically have experience with design or coding, but that shouldn't deter them from having a professional-looking blog design. This friendly and easy-to-understand guide provides you with the tools you need to establish a creative, unique, and aesthetically memorable blog without having to learn how to code beyond some basic CSS. Whether you're looking to write for a major brand, become a brand ambassador, sell a product, acquire new clients, advocate for a cause, or simply tell a story, you'll find design tricks, helpful techniques, and invaluable advice for creating a great-looking and functional blog. Provides the tools you need to understand what makes a successful blog from a design standpoint Teaches you CSS coding that can be used to create an effective blog design that gets noticed Helps you make design decisions regarding colors, fonts, and imagery Places special emphasis on providing your readers with a site that is easy to use thanks to smart navigation Blog Design For Dummies empowers you to make smart and creative adjustments to your blog so that you can be the proud owner of an effective blog design that gets noticed!
Author: Susan J. Getgood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-07-08
Take your hobby to the next level and turn your blog into real income Anyone who blogs knows that it is a fun, creative way for sharing thoughts and opinions. Now imagine making money from that hobby! This practical, how-to guide shows you how you can get serious about using your blog and implement advertising, sponsorship, partnerships, and affiliate marketing options to turn your hobby into extra income, or even a full-time career. Helpful examples and featured articles with topic experts and bloggers who have built successful business demonstrate how to promote your business or build a blog-based business. Discusses finding your niche, adhering to legal considerations, establishing your disclosure and privacy policies, and dealing responsibly with review requests Introduces ideas for advertising and other monetization options and recommends promotional avenues to explore Suggests creative ways to keep your blog fresh, unique, and interesting Provides tips for monitoring and measuring your success Professional Blogging For Dummies opens the door to a world of money-making blogging possibilities!
Author: Zoe Griffin
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
Release Date: 2013-01-07
Genre: Social Science
The Sunday Mirror's former showbiz gossip columnist, Zoe Griffin, explains how she quit her job and started a blog in order to work less and earn more. In this book she explains how to Get Rich Blogging and how she has done just that with her Live Like A VIP blog - which generates a six figure income. There is no need to be a technical wizard. All you need is this book, a laptop and internet access and you too could be blogging your way to wealth and happiness. Contributors include The Clothes Whisperer, The Fashion Editor at Large, Mumsnet, Tech Week, Music News and Mr Porter - all financially successful and well respected bloggers. Learn how to start a blogging business from scratch, how to create appealing content, choose a web host, attract advertisers and spread the word.
Bob Lotich founded ChristianPF.com back in 2007 and after getting laid off in 2008 he took the leap into full-time blogging. Less than a year later he was earning more from his blog than his previous day-job. While his results are not typical, this book covers all the steps he took to make money from his blog over that two-year period. Who this book is written for: * Those who want to get started blogging * Those who are already blogging but aren't making as much money as they'd like to. Who this book is NOT written for: * People looking for a get-rich-quick system that requires little effort. * Experienced bloggers making over $1000/m (though the book will still probably be helpful, it isn't written to this audience) Some of the topics covered in the book: * 4 Steps to Start Blogging in 10 minutes * Blogging Basics * How to setup a Self-Hosted Blog * The importance of a Customizable Wordpress theme * 3 primary ways to earn from your blog * How long does it take to make money from your blog? * How to get traffic to your blog * SEO Tips for bloggers * How I increased Adsense earnings $1500/m in less than 3 months * 7 helpful tools that made it all possible
STUFF. It's everywhere. Lurking in corners and closets, spilling onto counters and coffee tables, creating havoc everywhere we look. And it's not just the physical clutter that weighs us down. Oh no, it is the stress of overbooked schedules, and the weight of life that sometimes feels oppressive and totally out of whack. New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup feels your pain--she has been there too. Through personal stories, Biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire and empower each of us to finally declutter not just our home, but our mind and soul as well. Unstuffed is real, honest, and gets right down to the question we are all facing--how can we take back our lives from the stuff that is weighing us down? In this book, together we will: • Create a comprehensive vision for our homes, and make instant changes to improve its overall function. • Discover that more closet space is not the solution, and instead learn how to set strict limits for the stuff we bring in • Overcome the frustration of dealing with our kids' influx of stuff and implement practical solutions for keeping the chaos at bay. • Recognize the pitfalls of an overstuffed schedule BEFORE it gets out of hand, and instead learn to combat the culture of busy that keeps us running from one thing to the next. • Finally conquer that mountain of paperwork that threatens to tumble down around us at any moment. • Let go of the guilt that gets attached to gifts and instead learn to separate our loved ones from their stuff. • Begin to cultivate our real friendships while eliminating the toxic relationships that weigh us down.
Author: Joseph Hogue
Release Date: 2017-01-19
Go beyond lame blogging books with this step-by-step into nine proven systems to make money blogging I spent years wanting to start a blog. I hated my job and knew I didn't want to spend a third of my day miserable...but looking through blogging books, all I found were generic strategies and false promises.They all promised huge income but none really told me how much bloggers make or how to make money online. I said screw it and started my blogs anyway in 2014. I quit my job and spent 60+ hours a week building my sites and learning how to make money blogging. You know what, it paid off. I doubled my monthly income last year and now make more than 85% of bloggers. That's in just two years of blogging and I make money from seven different income sources every month. Flip-flops and a T-shirt are my uniform and I'm loving it! You Don't Have 60+ Hours a Week to Learn How to Make Money Online?I didn't start making money blogging overnight. I treated it like a business, I put everything into it and sacrificed life for months to learn how to start a blog and be successful. My pain is your gain. You don't have to sacrifice a year of your time to start making money and work from home. I put everything I learned on my own into this book from the easiest ways to make money to the methods that make thousands a month. Making Money Blogging...and only Making Money This isn't just another generic blogging book, covering everything from starting a blog to building traffic and then offering a side-note on a few ways to make money.You can find that anywhere. Type 'Start a Blog' in Google and you'll find thousands of articles on how to setup your site but none of them tell you exactly how to make money. Believe me, I tried and had to learn the hard way. This book is 100% dedicated to giving you the tools that make money on websites. In this book you'll learn: The proven one-year strategy for developing different income sources on your blog, from the immediate payoffs to the methods that make thousands a month (pg. 171) The complete sales funnel one blogger uses to sell his $1,000 courses and make between $30,000 to $70,000 every single month (pg. 93) How I turned my blogs into a self-publishing engine and make nearly $2,000 a month just on the books (pg. 67) How I doubled the monthly income from my blogs last year to make more than 85% of bloggers (pg. 6) How I turned a blog making less than $100 a month into a $1,000 cash machine in less than three weeks (pg. 112) If you are serious about working from home and making money online, scroll back up and click buy now.
Author: Roger D. Andersen
Publisher: Charisma Media
Release Date: 2008-06
Genre: Business & Economics
There are a vast number of Christians in professional and management positions in corporate America who wish to lead as Christ intended. The Executive Calling describes how they can to reconcile their faith with corporate cultures in ways that can enable them to lead effectively and righteously. This book not only challenges current Christian leaders in corporations to discover God’s calling for them in their jobs, but calls younger professional and college students to consider leadership careers in the corporate world. Roger Andersen, once vice president of PepsiCo, breaks new ground for anyone who is struggling with reconciling career success and obedient service to Jesus. In these ten expansive chapters—rich in sound, biblical wisdom, and mixed with Andersen's insights from thirty-years of experience—readers will discover why Christians can and are, indeed, called to excel in the corporate world. It examines Scriptural advice on the most important leadership qualities and successful management practices. Available at the end of the book is a comprehensive Christian Executive's Study Guide that is perfectly suited for further individual, small group, or devotional study.
The definitive guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider's information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various artistic disciplines. She has also added a new section on digital printmaking and marketing in this emerging field.
Author: Bo Burlingham
Release Date: 2007-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics
How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill — and focused on greatness instead. It’s an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small number of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals. Goals like being great at what they do, creating a great place to work, providing great customer service, making great contributions to their communities, and finding great ways to lead their lives. In Small Giants, veteran journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside fourteen remarkable companies that have chosen to march to their own drummer. They include Anchor Brewing, the original microbrewer; CitiStorage Inc., the premier independent records-storage business; Clif Bar & Co., maker of organic energy bars and other nutrition foods; Righteous Babe Records, the record company founded by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco; Union Square Hospitality Group, the company of restaurateur Danny Meyer; and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, including the world-famous Zingerman’s Deli of Ann Arbor. Burlingham shows how the leaders of these small giants recognized the full range of choices they had about the type of company they could create. And he shows how we can all benefit by questioning the usual definitions of business success. In his new afterward, Burlingham reflects on the similarities and learning lessons from the small giants he covers in the book. From the Hardcover edition.
In Search of the Good Life Have you ever felt that your life--and budget--is spiraling out of control? Do you sometimes wish you could pull yourself together but wonder exactly how to manage all the scattered pieces of a chaotic life? Is it possible to find balance??? In a word, yes.?? Ruth Soukup knows firsthand how stressful an unorganized life and budget can be. Through personal stories, biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire you to make real and lasting changes to your personal goals, home, and finances. With honesty and the wisdom of someone who has been there, Ruth will help you: * Discover your "sweet spot"--that place where your talents and abilities intersect. * Take back your time and schedule by making simple shifts in your daily habits. * Reduce stress in your home and family by clearing out the clutter. * Stop busting your budget and learn to cut your grocery bill in half. Who Needs This Book? Living Well, Spending Less was written to bring hope and encouragement to every woman who currently feels overwhelmed or stressed with a life--and budget--that feels out of control. It speaks to the mom trying to juggle all the demands of a busy life with the pressure to keep up with those around her. It is a practical guide for those of us who often long to pull ourselves together but don't always know how. It is real, honest, packed with practical tips, and speaks to the heart of the matter--how can we live the life we've always wanted? Want to know if this book is for you? * Do you ever find yourself comparing your life to those around you? * Have you ever wished for the courage to follow your dreams? * Do you ever struggle to stay organized or get things done? * Have you ever felt loaded down with stuff you don't really need....or even really want? * Do you ever struggle to keep your finances on track? * Do you sometimes long for deeper, more authentic relationships in your life? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, this book provides real and practical solutions from someone who has been there. Ruth doesn't just offer advice, she walks it with you, and shares with brutal honesty her own mistakes, failures, and shortcomings. It is encouraging, motivating, and life-changing. What Others Are Saying: "An incredible book that will teach you how to spend smart without compromising a great life. Ruth's stories and practical advice will make you want to be a better mother, wife, sister, and friend." --RACHEL CRUZE, coauthor with Dave Ramsey of Smart Money Smart Kids "Ruth knows firsthand how mamas like us live crazy busy lives, and she steps in as a friend to help us manage and love every minute of it. She offers her best tips for gaining control over the chaos with wisdom-based insights on all things thrifty and family. I'll be reading it again and again!" --RENEE SWOPE, bestselling author of A Confident Heart