• Content and Copywriting

    What is OverBlog?

    The other day, one of my writing friends recommended OverBlog.  This site takes all of your social media posts and gathers them on one site. All you need to do is allow the site to link to your social media posts from Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Youtube, Flickr and Facebook. You can also create blogs on the site.Then, the site pays you for page views, or at least that’s how I understand it. It looks like they are in a flux right now. You could add your Adsense code…now I can’t find it and others say changes are being made. It’s in Beta mode, so I’m not surprised. So, I gave it a try. Not.…

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    Blog Distributor Review: Make Money With Your Blog

    I signed up with Blog Distributor years ago and then forgot all about it. A week ago, I started getting emails from them with blogging offers. I scoffed at first, but then I decided to give them a try.  Here’s how the site works: You sign up your blog(s). The site checks you blog to make sure that it is high quality. I saw a review about Blog Distributor on another blog. The blogger was ranting that she got turned down because she didn’t have a firm grasp of the English language…so I guess there is proof they have standards. They send you offers to write content on certain subjects. In…

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    International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association Invite Food Wine and Travel Bloggers to Become Members

    I just got this press release and I thought I’d pass it along to my readers: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (February, 2012)   2012 is a going to be a great year for blogging. It’s still one of the best tools in the SEO toolbox, and a great way to brand oneself. Professional bloggers command attention and lead a remarkable life influencing trends, creating benchmark ideas, giving readers some of the best information out there. Due to the online media growth exploding over the last few years, blogging has grown in popularity and has certainly caught the attention of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). As a result,…

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    A Welcomed Surprise and Added Income for My Writing Business

     A few months ago I syndicated my blogs through Amazon Kindle Publishing for Blogs. I figured, what the heck? It only took a few minutes and who knows? And then I forgot about it. So imagine my surprise when I got an email alerting me that money was  deposited into my checking account. It turns out that people have been buying my blogs for months and I had made money and didn’t even know it! That was a welcomed surprise. So, today I accessed my account and added two more blogs to the mix. Maybe I’ll make twice as much! Go give it a try with your own blogs. You…

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    Researching and Building a New Blog

    Currently, I’m building a new blog as part of my new campaign to build income that only I control. Unlike all my other blogs, I actually did research before I started. Here’s my process: My first step was to research keywords related to my blog’s subject. I did this using Google’s Adwords Keyword Tool. I looked at the keyword’s competition, estimated CPC (cost per click) and how often the keyword is searched per month. This gives me an idea of what my readers will be looking for and how much I may make. I brainstormed for a name that is clever, memorable and uses a good keyword.  Then I did a web…