Monthly Archives: August 2013

Getting To Know You Through About Me Pages

Action Marketing professionalFirst stop on an About Me page is where it will be located. On a blog or on your website?

If you have a website that you host your blog on, then the problem of which can be easily solved. Post it on your web site then link it to the ABOUT menu on your blog.

 

Different Strokes For Different Folks

While there should be a different approach to the web style you
are building and what your About style is all about, I will try to
deal with the basic affiliate to small business owner ABOUT ME
style and one for bloggers.

Keep in mind, the About Me page is another tool that can help
you qualify followers for the product or services you promote.

You are a site owner whether you blog as the mainstay or as an
integral part of your web design.  Thus the ‘About me’ pages
have the ability to inform your site visitors partially about
your web site intentions and partially on the personal side of
all about you.

Page Design Speaks Volumes

Your ‘About me’ page serves to sell your readers on who you
are and what you can do for them. Thus layout, colors, designs
images – they will all speak the proverbial 1000 words so your
copy can be clear, concise and to the point.

Sponsors vs. Clients

As a sponsor, you provide the ways for your subscribers to find
out why they should choose to follow your lead.  Clients, on
the other hand, check out your ‘About Me‘ page to find out why
they should choose to do business with you.

Much of what you read out there has more About design
aligned with the freelance professional vs. that of a web
designer yet personal presentations involving blogging vs
a service related website are another area worthy of
investigation.

Think Lead Generation Ally About Me With It

Consider your target audience. Who are you trying to win
over to thinking they want to join you?

What skills do you possess that you can offer a specified
audience?  Perhaps newcomers to the net? What about hungry
excited small business owner builders? Or those expecting to
run an enterprise from the desk in their own home?

Showcase your talents to fit this audience. Layout your
‘About me’ page to best organize your content for this page.

Teach Yourself to SEE Potential Customer Reaction.

Can you imagine your prospect checking out your About page?
What are their questions? What will they want to know most?
Have you set up your page to help them find the answers?

Be warm. Be friendly. Tell the story from your experience end
if you can. Your love for what you do sells more people than a
long list of credentials that blows their mind and makes they
worry about the cost factor of doing business with you.

Your About page should supply answers to the following or
link to other areas on your blog/website where the information
can be found.

  • Who are you?
    What have you done?
    Where do you live
    Why will your skills help me?
    How can I connect with you?
    When will you find the time to consider me?

To really get personal, supply that human, warm head shot
that tells your prospect visually you are real.

RESOURCES:
http://sixrevisions.com/design-showcase-inspiration/30-inspi
ring-about-me-pages/

http://inspirationfeed.com/inspiration/websites-inspiration/4
0-groovy-examples-of-about-me-page-designs/

The above resources can give you some ideas for how your
Abut Me page could look. Depending on your skills and what
it is you want to say. Have fun with it. Remember to change
or update it as you learn more information that could be
very important to your future attraction to viewers.

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How To Successfully Fish For Leads

productive meetingsLead generation is and will always be, one of the hottest topics
online or off for that matter. From affiliate to Enterprise marketer, leads determine success. The need for driving more traffic to create more conversions and sales, says it shall be.

Where the 97 Per Cent Hang Out

Are you a member of FaceBook?  I am, we –ViralHost, are. I
spent an hour or so drifting through the different marketing
groups where I bet I met a good deal of those who will never
make a living worth  a lifestyle change online.

Their ads show me first, they are desperately driving for
sales
going the affiliate route. Nothing wrong with that.
Many a dollar is made from sharp marketing affiliates.
However, those sharp marketers were not what I was finding.

At first it was what they were advertising that made me
think they would never make it. A bit more checking and
the problem rose to the surface. They  throw ads out
there like a fisherman standing on shore with no idea
if he is casting to a dry hole. There is a time you
want to be that shoreline fisherman. Will tell you when
a bit later.

Finding a Responsive Fishing Hole

It’s exciting to continually haul in a load of healthy
sounding prospects. When your ad line brings in the
bites you know you are on to something great!

Making Responsive A Problem

Tons of programs out there will teach you how to bring
in new leads hopefully interested in your offers. However,
they stop there at the point of pure acquisition only.
All that work to lose the majority of possible strong
prospects because you only did the first half of Traffic
and Leads Generation.

Why? Because you did not think strategically, about
nurturing those new people with the intent of creating
lifelong customers.

You Need A Customer Relationship Management System

Getting ONE sign up is not exactly successful lead
generation nor is losing 99 out of every one hundred
for failing to implement a simple strategy that should
allow you to keep at least 56 of them.

Here is where some of the market is getting smarter.
They are encouraging you to take out some new
fangled auto-responder and play the pro game of
instant follow up. Is it enough?  You decide.

Tactics, strategies and software are a good part of
the game but just knowing about them is not enough.
Before you can engage in and use any of the above,
you need to assess how you and your enterprise
(business or business association)currently acquire
and manage those leads.

You need to become a ..

  • brand advocate for your referral program
  • consistently produce content about it
  • STOP sending same email to everyone
  • LEARN something about potential prospects
  • Qualify them in your advertising copy
  • Investigate where they hang out.
  • Use a data management system if only spreadsheet

This list will soon have you keeping the cream of your
lead generation growing and continually buying from you.
It is called following up with your new lead.
It is called giving them the same break you found you
needed to create effective lead generation.
It is called completing the lead generation cycle.

While the rest of the uneducated are out there slamming
the waters, you can now safely stand on the shore and
quietly haul in the catch they drove away.

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Do You Plan With Your Future In Mind

Plan Your businesss‘Summer time, and the livin’ is easy …’ George Gershwin penned it well. Sung by such greats as Sam Cooke and Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and you were hooked into its call.

Summer is about over folks; hope it was a great refresher and you are ready for a profitable fall. You and I are not kids, nor do we need assurances of no bogey man in the night to disturb our sleep.  Or do we? Will our night sleep be restful and will tomorrow be just fine?

Creating Profits with your future in mind

ViralHost is ready as your powerful back end. With a target market such as  bloggers, thousands of people dreaming of becoming successful small business owners, the only thing holding you back from from meeting their needs, is your action to make it so.

Nothing beats having more money for spending on that dream item, saving to build up retirement funds, or helping the kids out with college or their new home.  Takes a solid based company offering a much needed product to help you realize that income and ViralHost is the one that offers it all.

The Summer Extravaganza contest is in its last week. It was designed to see what your interest was in creating targeted traffic. If you won yourself an upgrade then you did well. Congratulations.

Traffic generation and leads is a never ending job once set up, leads your prospects into following your lead.  Automation becomes the name of the game to save time, save you money by  creating it, work less and earn more.

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Build deep, build strong build with your future in mind.

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Cogs & Logs Weekly Round Up

The journey that spells success is targeted to winMonday last we talked about emails being the equalizer between publishers/advertisers and affiliates/downline subscribers.

You work extra hard to find that new person so following up immediately to give them a workable structure is paramount to creating the right connection. Tuesday gave you lots of insights on how to do exactly that.

Wednesday we moved right into insights on blogging then
followed that with a four parts series that brought you up to
middle of this week and checklist time.  Oh man can I tell you
horror stories of lost income, tech messes and upset members
who depend on you to be on the ball with what you offer them.

The only checklist that can let you down is the one you do not
use. We aren’t getting any younger folks so using a strategy
here and there that can save you hours, time and
embarrassment is a plus.

It all ties in with time flies when you are having fun. Are you?
because if fun, joy, a little happiness and all that good stuff is
eluding you then time to make some huge changes in daily
habits.

Do add reading the cogs & Logs news to your daily habits and
give us some feedback? The more we hear from you the better
chance we will choose subjects you want to read about.

Last week of summer extravaganza contest coming up!

Have you won a FREE ONE year upgrade yet? This is the last
week to do so. There is one for each Traffic Exchange so
remember to surf minimum 300 sites, bring in two new
subscribers and you could be the next winner. There is also
spillover allotted to all members who surf and bring in at least
ONE subscriber in 10khits4unow and in Clickaholics.

ViralHost Conferences are back in flash room!

Thursday and Sundays are finding our members coming out
in force to attend the 9pm EST conferences. There is so
much going on and so much for you to polish up or learn
about. Be there – participate.

http://viralhost.com/conf2.html

Have a super relaxing weekend.

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Sharon Ticknor – Telephone: 1-905-685-3013 (EST)

Contact Via Yahoo Instant Messenger:
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Fran – franniec41
George – gofermatch
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Mike – mjeter45

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Your Business Blogs you need to read
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Places to learn, earn and share

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Are you doing what you love doing best?

productive meetingsWhile the argument is about ONLY doing what you love, is that practical in all senses of the concept? Doing what you love may not provide the paycheck.

Are you excited to meet the challenges of each new day? 

When I was a new worker, I often complained to Mom and Dad that I had the worse boss, the job was for morons and I needed to look elsewhere or go crazy.

Maybe you were lucky enough to have a Dad like mine. He sat
me down and suggested I get over myself. That every job I
would ever have would always be a pain in some form or the other.

If someone else was going to supply my paycheck then I better
get a grip. My job was to get the job done I was hired for. My
personal opinion could get me fired so find something about
that job that made it exciting, or at least something I could
learn from that would do me good in the job life I was yet to
experience.

How are your working hours spent?

Day jobs often hold the water cooler culture. Where
face-to-face you can talk to a real person. Is it a whine and
cheese party or a productive sharing of ideas to get the work
done? Sometimes more is accomplished in ad-hoc meetings
creating the kind of interaction that calls for less and less
group meetings.

The idea there is what did you learn and how did you learn it?
Can you apply that sort of sharing and excitement in online
business meetings?

Technologies Weapons of Mass Destruction

The door to your office. The telephone, cell phone or any other
mode of interruption that can take your attention away from
the reason for the meeting. The needs of young children or
animals that love to sit on your lap or the keyboard.

Participation becomes a nightmare. Make sure when it is
meeting time, you have these ‘weapons’ under control. Get the
help of your significant other or older sibling to watch the
young ones and advise only if they cannot handle a situation.

Put the phone on messages only. Leave your cell phone
OUTSIDE the office. No one is dying to speak to you right
now!

Provide a bottle of water, a coffee or tea, and a plate of your
favorite biscuits. Sometimes the child within responds better
to a little treat when all the normal noises and distractions are
removed. We are creatures of habit so nurture your inner self
during these times.

Avoid technology blunders.

If you are leading a meeting then make double sure all tools are
in working order. The room access; overheads, whiteboards,
etc. Do sound checks every once in a while. Have a file with
necessary notes and links ready for a copy and paste.

Nothing turns your person off faster than not being prepared
and wasting 20 minutes of value time doing what should have
been done before the meeting.

Decision Time

Do you go to a meeting where everyone is so social you know
you will have a blast laughing and enjoying repartee? Or do
you go to a meeting where you can inject some of that social
fun yet share what needs to be done, get your opinion on board
and come away feeling satisfied you have learned something?

Time does fly when you are having fun. However, the level of
that fun often needs tempering or separating depending on the
reason for calling on your time. Sometimes a little fun is called
for so injecting that moment of relief can be good for all.

It’s a new day! Are you ready to go take on new challenges?

Your editor …

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Contact Via Yahoo Instant Messenger:
Feel free to add your Admin Staff:
Fran – franniec41
George – gofermatch
Sharon – sharon.ticknor
Mike – mjeter45

ViralHost.com
Work with people who care! #1 in Training & support.
The hosting company with all the right business tools.
Including building your website as a hosted member.
Safe, secure, budget conscious. We’ve got your back!

Your Business Blogs you need to read
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Places to learn, earn and share

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My CheckList Let Me Down

Geared to Marketing ResultsIf you worked the long hot summer the right way, then that will be a plus. If not, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

The first thing I noticed when I started up, was my desk top was utter chaos in files and folders that needed to be moved into MyDocs.

My CheckList Let Me Down

More than likely, I let IT down. Life online vs. life off line can
sort of get in the road of one another. A long hot summer, rain
and crazy weather excluded, create its own confusion of family
demands, holidays and hopefully NOT being a victim of floods.

A lot of people are in a lot of pain. Having lost lives, homes
and property, leaving them in a very sad state. That means the
economy for others is not so hot. BUT what if we took ONE
program and dedicated its results to contributing to those in
need?

Something to think about? It will head my newly updated
checklist. If I do not have such a program, I will find one.
I pray you will do the same. The more of us who give so
little on our part, the more people we can help
those who desperately need it.
Are you game?

Daily Checklist Duties

Time is of the essence for everyone. So chunking time in a
way that allows task completion is a good way to get started.
Along with time is fellow bed mate organization. Thus it is
imperative to set up a schedule that fits who you are time wise,
then stick to it for desired results.

Daily Conferences:

They demand time we often do not have to sit in on chatty
times with no real benefit other than social. While the
online push is all about ‘social’, my feelings are there
is a time and a place for everything. And see you everyday
lose reason to chat. But see you once a week and we got stuff
to talk about.
ViralHost Thursday and Sunday Conferences ARE chatty to a
degree because we have become friends. However, the core of
the sessions is marketing or learning a new skill. Maybe for
some it is updating a skill. There is always something new to
learn because the net does not stagnate – we do.

Mail CAll! Monday Week Day Start!

Keeping up with mail has to be one of the more unrewarding
hours of time spent by most new marketers. Having a good
mailing address for good programs helps. Then using gmail
and yahoo for those mails that look interesting. Easier
that way to determine spam, junk and mass delete.

Mail is a pretty wide topic I will cover in a series for
you at a later date. Today, just know it needs to take up
about a good 20 minutes of your time daily. ONLY to look
for specific mail that affects the programs you are working.

Tuesday Subscriber Mail Day

Everybody is too busy on Monday to bug them with important
mailings so Tuesday is a good time to grab their attention.
It does not mean they will read or take action, but your
timing is better served trying on this day. Company mails
can be dealt with in that 20 minute time frame EVERY day.

If that idea makes you gasp them it may be you belong to
too many programs and if you cannot stay abreast of their
demands then it may be time to cut some loose.

Mid-Week Social Visits are good for Wednesdays

Since your mail is now under control, and you have sent
email to your downline people, then Wednesdays are a great
time to touch base with ardent followers. Besides, you
deserve a break today. Go social! Build for tomorrow.

Thursday is Maintenance and Advertising Day

If you have a running love affair with rotators and the
programs that move your links through rotation leaving you
to be a clickaholic to keep them live, then your time is of the essence
and if you do not do at least a weekly check on those
links, you could be working for nothing.

So your face is visible for being a power recruiter and
slow but sure the money trickles in from your work. I also
see the hundreds of dollars you missed out on and the
upgrades and the instant satisfaction because you failed
in the most satisfying and important part of recruiting –
follow up.

Imagine, all that hard work for peanuts. Not my cup of tea.

Thursdays are also for getting those advertisements out
there. Most programs provide several ways for you to turn
ONE action into many increasing conversion and sales ratios
beyond measure. Don’t trap your time and actions into one
that defeats you.

Friday is another day to watch the links and surfing needs
of your top 10 Traffic Exchanges. Let the rotators handle
the excess, you need to be on top of your top 10 ALL the time.

This is how list building takes on an important role in your
weekly actions. Those working links and different forms of
advertising bring in hungry subscribers who want what you
have to offer. They ARE your first list and maybe your most
important list in the long run. It really is easier to convert
a signed up prospect to a new program than to continually
search for more.

Well, there you go. A simple checklist system to get your online
actions under some control. No need to give blood daily to get
things done or create income. It is all about strategy and
chunking time for profits.

If you end up a weekend warrior trying to make up for actions
you forgot during the week, then use this checklist to get back
control. Then you can do what I do every weekend, enjoy the
time with friends and family. Now that is when social time
rest and relaxation becomes a real plus.

Your editor …

Fran Klasinski-warrior lady recommends Viralhost.comFran Klasinski-warriorlady
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Admin/Owners:
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Mike Jeter – Telephone: 1-216-258-1474 (EST)
Fran Klasinski – Telephone: 1-613-394-0868 (EST)
George Culp – Telephone: 1-806-385-9108 (CST)
Sharon Ticknor – Telephone: 1-905-685-3013 (EST)

Contact Via Yahoo Instant Messenger:
Feel free to add your Admin Staff:
Fran – franniec41
George – gofermatch
Sharon – sharon.ticknor
Mike – mjeter45

ViralHost.com
Work with people who care! #1 in Training & support.
The hosting company with all the right business tools.
Including building your website as a hosted member.
Safe, secure, budget conscious. We’ve got your back!

Your Business Blogs you need to read
SEE The Blogroll on the side.clipart pointing hand

Places to learn, earn and share

ViralHost Conference Scheduler
Get your checklist in order
http://www.viralhost.com/conf2.html

ViralHost Facebook Fan Page
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Cogs & Logs Blogging Part IV Wrap Up

004_42Blog or Website?

Are they really so different? A blog provides you with a way to get your message out there to a larger audience. Opinion is the core of where your blog will take you. Education on your topic niche, where you learn as well as share what you know with your followers is ongoing.

A successful blog is the growth that will help you see having a
hosted site opens doors, providing ways to add to the power of
your blog, or in making your blog the power house for both.

Maybe leads generation and income creation that has its own
home on the hosted site part.

Becoming an authority

A blog is a powerful way to brand you as someone your
followers get to know, like and trust. It can position you
on the net with every idea or product and service you wish
to sell.

The blog portion speaks for you, your style, your beliefs,
the perks and benefits you can provide your followers for
joining you. Here is where the written word helps engage
the reader, making them loyal followers.

The web portion holds your ABOUT page, your PRIVACY, TOS,
EARNINGS DISCLAIMER, SUPPORT and CONTACT. It also is the
home for your landing pages, Lead Capture Pages and
Splash pages. Each of these different spots tell a story
about you making your followers comfortable.

Any choice of ViralHost web hosting package can also be
home to one or more blogs. Is that so distant a thought?
For once you begin ONE blog you will soon realize you
have other interests that would also make it worthwhile
to begin another blog.

What are you really knowledgeable about?

Suppose your first blog is about dating? It can cover
men or women, how to meet, greet and date them. Then
you find your interests include wedding gifts and
accessories. Now that would not quite go with Dating.
So another blog may be in the offing. Or maybe you
are into health issues. Strong in that field of
knowledge and know it will create ongoing income.

Again another reason to have a web site that can be
home to every one of these ideas. A separate blog
for each interest. I am sure you are getting the idea.

All of the above ideas, add information How To’s to
that list, and you are right into the income creation.

However, do not try to do them all at the same time.
Build one, build it solid, then move into the next
one based on feed back from your followers.

The money saving easy step to set up

ViralHost can help you set up each of those blogs
all on the same web site. Now that can be a tremendous
savings instead of having a separate hosted site for
each blog.

Even more ways to create income

Some bloggers become so proficient at writing that
they set up and sell their blog creations. There are
a lot of people who want a blog but run out of steam
quickly. If you are one of those people you can make
a healthy living writing for this market.

Decision time is just around the corner

Hopefully, you have gained a lot of insights in
deciding you really want to blog. The How to’s
explained and compared, the do you or don’t you,
free or professional. The Idea of a web site that
can hold several blogs as your interests grow.
All of these pointers may be a big help to you in
realizing everyone can have and should have a blog.

Every marketer with stars in their eyes and dreams
of ongoing income can get a full grasp on what is
involved in these four blogging parts.

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Cogs & Logs Blogging Part III

004_42One of the more difficult decisions for new bloggers to make is do they go free or professional?

So let’s get down and dirty and do some logical thinking. The only real thing you need on line to succeed is a domain name and hosted property.

Seriously, if you plan on being around for any length of time and the idea of income is floating past your eyeballs then this IS the only step you need to take to determine your blogging future and how it will fit in creating you and the desired income you have always wanted.

You are always going to have the terms FREE and professionall tossed in your face. There is a lot of good on both sides if you are careful BUT … there are horror stories. Read on.

Here is the skinny on why FREE just won’t cut it.

Lots of hosting companies provide you with FREE hosting to carry Blogger or WordPress blogs. The conditions are clear though.

TERMS of SERVICE lump all parts of your blog name and tools together and state quite clearly  “The Website is owned and operated by Company name terms supplying the hosting.”

The horror stories are not funny for the people caught up in choosing free hosting. For as many times as you will read it recommended that if you are just starting out, then choosing Blogger and Google hosting can see like a great deal.

So what is the problem?

It’s their prerogative to tag your site as spam and shut you down without any chance of recovering your data.

Once you build a following, and your posts are regular, they will suggest it is time for you to upgrade. IF you monetize and begin to make any sum of money that request will come sooner with the warning you either upgrade with them or they will have no choice but to shut your blog down.

What if you do not like their upgrade hosting terms?  You can feel free to walk away but not take your blog with you, One thing left out of most of these FREE blog hosting offers is the use of a cPanel. No cPanel and you cannot back up your blog.

IF you choose to go free then do read the fine print BEFORE you take the leap of faith. The TOS or Terms of Agreement are your contract with the company providing FREE hosting.

You have all the responsibility for content, visitors, comments etc. And the ‘Company’ has the right to change that content if it is not in agreement with it, alter or remove entirely, keywords of your choice for theirs. AND they hold the ultimate right to shut down your blog for real or imagined infractions that break their Terms of Agreement.

WE Choose WordPress Professional

ALL our Blogs are WordPress Professionally hosted on ViralHost.  It is what I would strongly recommend any NEW blogger do from the get go. Be professional. Whatever your intent is for the moment, it can change. The idea of facing future transitions and possible loss of your data is unthinkable.

Start in the right position, from the very beginning and never look back!

Hosting your WordPress Blog with ViralHost means your content is your own. Moving in or moving on, our support people will make your actions super easy.

Our CHEAPEST ViralHost hosting package begins at $5.95 a month. Before you hmm your way into other companies charging less, you need to compare the perks. Including the kind of support that does not ask you to use your credit card for answers.

All our blogs come with their own cPanel. That is each one is carefully set up to be singularly intelligent – meaning the name, values and content can each be relevant to their own specific theme.

We also do daily backups of your site. Never lost time or data. The bandwidth is clearly stated. NO UNLIMITED as we could do like others. Here you understand what UNLIMITED really means.

WordPress Choices

WordPress offers two formats for your choice. We recommend you choose to host a professional version on ViralHost.com and in doing so, we will guide you through the proper installation and help you get set up and running with full control of your blog.

It is not always the time it takes to set up a blog but spending the right amount of time to make sure the installation is ready to accept the plugins and layout you wish to work with.

Security

The major concern in setting up any blog is security. That alone suggests your safest route is on a hosted site where you have the necessary control.  Your site with ViralHost is hosted on our servers spread across several data centers making it super fast, secure and always available.

The security ‘holes’ referred to often come from the free versions posted who knows where. With ViralHost, we’ve got your back!

There will always be problems, from niggly to serious that will pay off handsomely to  have your blog on a hosted site.  It really pays to have the right kind of support behind your efforts.

ReSources: Part I and Part II of this series.
http://newsletters.viralhost.com/?p=456
http://newsletters.viralhost.com/?p=461

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Cogs & Logs Blogging Part II

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I may have got a wee step ahead of myself in the order of these blog articles. You will see why as you read on.

The Kings of the Blogging World Blogger vs. WordPress

Which platform best suits your needs? Are you only looking for
a way to express your enthusiasm for a hobby? Or are you
looking for way to create followers as part of lead generation?
From playtime to full out business, there are decisions to be
made.

FREE Hosting ~ the good the bad and the ugly

Is Blogger free if you have to buy a domain name
[yourdomain.com]? Hosting it forever on Google
‘completely free of cost with no downtimes’
seems to be the draw.

If you are talking ‘self-hosted word Press’ then finding
a FREE hosting place is not much different.

What it all boils down to when talking ‘free’ is what is
offered?

Templates are wider and prettier for WordPress and there are
untold hundreds to choose from that come with WP plus more
are offered by hosting companies.

Blogger allows you to customize everything. But does that help
a new person understand that bandwidth comes from pretty
pictures and gadgets that supposedly create a pretty blog? The
more you bloat, the longer it takes for pages to load and the
costlier it becomes to carry a FREE blogger?

You could conceivably make the same mistakes with WP BUT
having it on a hosted site NOT FREE can make the difference
there as to what you learn and what is available.

Usability:

In terms of usability, Blogger is really easy to use, though
the interface is seen as chunky. WP is also easy to blog on
and the Dashboard (interface) is prettier and equally as easy
to use.

In fairness, I have researched feed back on both. The general
opinion seems to reflect the following;

Blogger is a free service given away by Google. Technically,
it is good but visually unappealing and its usability is
horrendous.

WP – WordPress, ( the site) offers a basic free version
that is good enough visually. WP makes its money off users
willing to pay more for control over appearance. Perhaps
generating such revenue through selling the service/product,
they have paid more attention to visual polish and usability.

Experience is probably the better teacher. However, having
said that, if you are new to blogging or your experiences
so far have been frustrating, then your choice may be made
clearer in that WordPress HOSTED professional version will
be worth that extra small monthly hosting fee to have all
the support and help you need in becoming a happy blogger.

There is a lot more to learn yet. Keep researching the
people who have made their mark in blogging. Be aware of
so many business choices, limitations, costs and learning
skills if you are to monetize successfully.

See you Monday with Part III …
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Cogs & Logs News Blogging Part I

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My hope was that I could give you an overview in two separate entries but do not be surprised if it takes a bit more. Blogging is too important a subject to rush. It is verily responsible for a great deal of the results successful marketers enjoy.

For those that are established bloggers, this update may be of
immediate importance to you.

FTC Publishes Final Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials.
This change was NOT just for advertisements
and celebrity endorsements, but affects bloggers too.
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/endortest.shtm

Your research in this respect will decide for you how you will
use testimonials in your blogs.

Blogging Part I Getting Started

Most beginner bloggers get the idea monetizing is the way they
wish to go. That’s fine, once you have a clue what you will blog
about with both consistency and knowledge. This is also where
a bit of passion can be a great help in keeping you going.

The worse thing you can do is start a blog on a topic where you
think there is money. You may be right but what good will that
do you creating a hungry following if you know very little about
the topic and end up hating it.

Think of it this way. What subject would you happily write
about every day even if you would not get paid? Keep that
thought in mind as you research the bloggers that seem to be
rolling in the bucks you want.

Test your interest in your chosen subject. Keep it niche oriented
so that your following will build faster and maintain an equally
keen interest in what you write about.

Write at least TEN blog posts in the next FIVE days. Is that
necessary? Yes on several fronts. ONE, the subject pulls you.
The more you write about it the more you want to write.

Good bloggers write every day not when the mood strikes them.
Thus the blogger must be worthy of the subject.

Two, how dedicated are you to the blog topic that you can
approach the subject from different angles so that many
perspectives open doors to even more blog entries.

Three, the subject opens up the style of blog re layout,
images and design best suited for your blog topic.

Four, to begin with, your blog topic builds the blog. Thus
the design may suit the topic. After a while, when your
following begins to grow, the blog becomes the writer’s
haven thus the design will undergo changes again.

One more bit of resource that will take you through to next
week. Google John Chow. Get into this blogger and begin a
series of notes on what is attracting your attention, then
do post some feed back on what you find.

Part I synopsis: This is where you are a marketer who needs
a blog that promotes your interests. So what you have to
decide right away, is a subject you are passionate about,
but also one where there is money to be made.

Tomorrow we will discuss the ONE factor that will make you
or break you. Too many bloggers get sucked in and lose interest
on this factor. See you then.

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