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How to Make Money With Your Own Website – A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Website to Profit Online

Starting your own website is a lot like making a sound real estate investment except without the actual financial investment itself! Building your own website from scratch costs next to nothing but can literally earn you an income for the rest of your life. Today I’m going to share with you exactly how I go about doing just that and how you can do the same and start creating your own money making website by the end of this hour!

Making money with a website revolves around finding an area of need online and providing solutions to problems for those who come to your site. Now that might sound complicated but it’s extremely easy and you can have it set up in just a few simple steps. First of all, you need to enter into a profitable market. Whatever you decide to build your website around, make sure it’s something that will attract not just readers but buyers. The weight loss niche, for example, will always have people running to you who are looking for fast solutions that they’re willing to pay for.

Once you decide on a topic, you just need to get your site set up so you can start recommending hot products in your niche and earning commissions. I use blogging software to create all my websites because I don’t like fussing with the technical side of this process and because I don’t want to spend thousands on a web designer to do it for me. You can have a professional looking blog website ready to go in seconds if you get web hosting that gives you one-click blog installation.

After installing your blog, it’s up to you what products and services you want to promote on your new blog website. Think about what the visitors you’ll be attracting to your site could use to help them solve their problems. That’s your main goal as a blogger or webmaster – to help provide solutions to your visitors’ problems. If you do this, you will be rewarded for it.

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Blogging Made Easy – Anyone Can Profit With These Blogging Tips

There are so many blogs on the web these days it is hard to keep up. Go to almost any niche and there will be a blog and every business has a blog on their website. But with so many people blogging how can you stand out and how can you actually make any sales. Here are some techniques you can implement to make money from your writing.

The first tip is to concentrate solely on providing quality articles and content. This is not for everyone and not a path that will be successful for everyone, but those that can make it work will be very successful. The idea here is that you provide only great content and do not make attempts to sell people products. You build up a loyal following who know your site as the place for all the latest information. When you have that following and traffic you will be able to charge a good sum for advertising on your site and this will be your income source.

Another option is to get the ball rolling with your own articles and then concentrate on getting guest bloggers to submit content to you. There are many writers who will be happy to give you content and they can benefit with a link back to their own website. You can also gain some of the guest writers audience who will come over to see what you are writing about.

The final tip is to include an opt-in box for readers to sign up to your newsletter. Offer a free gift to entice people to do this and more will sign up. When you have a list of followers you can email them from time to time to let them know about a new article or video. This will keep your site fresh in their minds and give you repeat visitors instead of needing to constantly find new readers.

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Making Money at Blogging

In researching this mode of earning income, I’ve noticed significant similarities of methods to earn income by a number of successful bloggers. Some of the common things that they do to earn money fall into the following categories:

  • They start out by writing about things they believe in and encourage others to comment on their site and to read their words by various forms of promotion including:
  • Posting their thoughts and images on places like Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Flickr.
  • Guest posting on other blogging sites and encouraging people there – including site owners to reciprocate and check out their site as well.
  • When they build enough content, they work at building a subscriber base, often by creating Landing Pages offering a gift for every e-mail signup
  • They work at making their sites look appealing and interesting, adding posts and content regularly to keep content and people’s comments fresh and alive.
  • To make money from their sites, as they start to grow a follower base that is beginning to or does trust them, they start to do the following things:
  • They pursue affiliate marketing. They place ads on their sites, often for products within their niche that they believe people who come to their site will purchase.
  • They have usually by this time begun to build some course material that they begin to promote on the site or they have written an E-Book or two that they are selling that encapsulates their wisdom within that niche.
  • They look for brands that sell products within their niche who they are comfortable promoting and they:
  • Begin to market that brand’s products on their site
  • They market to the brand and begin to create some marketing campaigns on behalf of that brand
  • They begin to build an inventory of product reviews for products within their niche – and sometimes are getting paid in one form or another by brands who commission them to review products.

These are the common things that I see that Bloggers do to start to earn regular incomes from their blogs. And this is OK – a living can be made this way and it can be a relatively good one and all some people need. But what sets apart the superstars that make the big money at this form of entrepreneurship? What do they do differently and what do they do better? These answers are not that easily found but they are there nonetheless if you dig for them.

Through my research, here are some of the answers I have come up with relating to how to become a superstar revenue earner.

  • Consistency of message and consistency of output. The superstars really grind it out. A week will not go by without then putting out new material. They work hard at this and it builds followers and momentum for them – momentum is key in this industry.
  • You find them everywhere on the Internet and in real life. A person may be a blogger but you will suddenly find/him or her also doing YouTube videos or podcasts as well. Next thing you notice is that they are a keynote speaker at a conference you happen upon. Bottom line is they are expert at visibility and at self-promotion. They are not afraid to push the envelope in any direction nor are they afraid to spend a few dollars to make something happen. Their stories start to become bigger than life. You notice them and want to be in their circles.
  • They do the hard research to find profitable niches to explore. They figure out how to do SEO analysis, keyword and keyword phrase research and they do this before they start their site or their new niche. Did I mention they usually are building multiple niches – not just focused on one? It is their research that drives the niche they select. They do not like most of us, think “this is what I want to do or talk about – I wonder what keywords will help people find me?” They do it the other way around. They look for a dozen or so niche opportunities, they do the SEO and Keyword research – and they know exactly what to do when they are doing this – and they select their next niche based on a number of factors such as:
  • Who is the competition in this niche?
  • How well do they advertise?
  • Can I replace them at the top of search Engines like Google with some work?
  • Can I create good content in this niche and is it something that is trending well with people today?
  • Are their good keyword opportunities for it? Etc.

Once they have found a niche to pursue – or should I say their next niche to pursue, their roll out formula for it is tried and true. They know what to do every step of the way and they roll a lot of infrastructure they have already built previously for other niches into it such as their existing e-mail lists, their e-mail and auto-responder systems, their YouTube and Podcast channels, etc. They have built a lot out there already that they can leverage and pull into the new venture – and this brings in cross selling opportunities for them.

So the bottom line at becoming really successful at earning revenue by Blogging, start with your first one and get it built along with all your support systems that automate things for you. Be consistent and work hard at it – and it takes time! When you get it humming along smoothly? Don’t think you are done. In fact, you are just starting and it is time to take it up a notch! Stretch yourself always and then, sooner than you think, you will be asked to be a keynote at conferences, you will gain recognition in many places and you will be making incomes way beyond what you started out thinking you could. Believe, do the hard work, stretch, and you will get there.

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5th Grade Science Fair Project Idea

It’s that time of the year again! Time to create, design and carry out a science project for the school science fair. Stumped? Don’t worry this article will help you plan a 5th grade project in science.

Here is a great 5th grade science fair project idea:

Every 5th grade project in science needs these important sections: title, materials, purpose (of the experiment), hypothesis (what you think is going to happen), procedure, results and conclusion. For this 5th grade science fair project idea:

Title: Come up with your own title!

Purpose: We all heard the saying water and oil do not mix. Why? Water and oil are both liquids and should mix like liquids. What will happen when we actually test this saying and mix oil and water? What will happen when we mix honey in? What will happen when when place objects in this mixture?

Hypothesis: This section is for your predictions. What do you think will happen when you pour the liquids in the jars? What do you think would happen to the objects? When you place objects into water, they usually sink. Do you think this will happen when you place objects in liquids that are not water? Don’t worry about being right! Hypothesis can be wrong, after all you need to do the experiment to find out.

Materials: For this science fair project idea, you will need

  1. honey
  2. small objects of different weights such as paper clips, coins, toys, marbles, etc.
  3. two different jars that are at least 8 inches tall
  4. water
  5. vegetable oil
  6. food coloring


  1. Pour honey into one jar so it is 2 inches high.
  2. Food color the water (pick whatever color you like best!) and then pour 2 inches of water into the same jar with the honey.
  3. Then add oil to the same jar, 2 inches high again.
  4. Pour the liquids in reverse order in the second jar. (oil, water, honey)
  5. Put the objects in one jar. See what happens to the objects after 10 minutes, one hour, two hours.
  6. Repeat step five for objects in the second jar.

Results: What happened? Describe everything. You don’t need to include explanations of why something occurred. Make sure to bring to jars to the science fair!

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Blog Ads Make Money

How do blog ads earn revenue? There are many types of ads like AdSense and text link ads and adbrite and other blogger adds and they make bloggers money because an audience will come to the blog and see an ad that attracts them to click on it to look at the offer.

The best paying ads are ads that are in fields where a lot of money is spent like insurance and health and weight loss. So if you care about any of those things you might want to start a blog about it. Once you have people coming to your blog to read what you have to say it might put ads that are relevant to your content on the blog and people might click on them and that you make money.

As a beginning blogger you might want to choose AdSense on your blog because AdSense is a pretty easy way to make money if you have enough visitors. Blog ads are a great way to earn some cash online if you do enough work and doing some research on your projects. You get paid when you clear the first threshold set by your ad company. Blog ads work well when your site has content that makes people want to sign up for a service or change something in their life.

It’s worth it when you do the research and you are motivated to create a blog with one of your passions and get interaction with people who appreciate your content.

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Make Money From Blogging

Blogging oh blogging! What the blog has done to change the landscape of the internet is just indescribable. It has changed the lives of millions of people from all over the world. People communicate with one another through their blogs in a personal and informal way. In the process, relationships are built like never before. Blogging opens doors to many opportunities for business and friendship.

The online marketer is given the golden opportunity to benefit from the intrinsic characteristics of blogging. The blog requires your personal voice. You will be able to command a larger following of like-minded readers if you are providing them with great and relevant content. One good thing will lead to another. You will be able to make money from blogging.

Let us find out how and use these strategies to achieve our goal:

(1) The blog is your digital diary

What is important here is that the blog is similar to a diary that you put online. It contains the important and relevant information that people from all over the world are searching for. What does this imply? Very clearly, you are able to make money blogging as you will be building up your social credibility in this process. Therefore, good content is the keyword in blogging. It acts as the magnet to traffic on the internet.

(2) The blog helps to make your presence known

Blogging helps to create your web presence promptly. As you write original posts of your own, the blog brings out your personal voice to readers. With good content, the results will be tremendous. There will be an increase in visibility of your blog. More traffic will flow in, and through time, you will be experiencing a good volume of visitors returning to your blog for more information that they are searching for.

(3) Blogging is oh so easy

What can you say? Blogging is so easy in every way. It is really so easy for anybody to install and manage. With good content and personalized communication on your part with others, the blog enables you to blog and do your online business happily. You will be able to get a lot of support from the communities of bloggers out there, should you encounter any difficulties. If you are able to write well, you are in for the opportunity to make money from blogging.

(4) The blog is so well-loved

Blogging is the hottest activity on the web right this instant. If you set up a great blog with good content, major search engines will love it. When your blog is well optimized too, you will find your blog ranking highly on the first page of Google. It is possible to hit Google No 1 spot! You will then experience a tremendous increase in traffic to your blog. Your bottom line will grow positively.

(5) The blog gets you prompt attention

Blogging provides the best opportunity to get fast attention on the web. The routine process of blog and ping enables you to achieve this goal. Your blog will be noticed by search engines which will constantly look out for fresh and good quality content. You will be able to get repeat visitors if you are able to provide such content. In this way, you will be able to capitalize on the intrinsic monetizing capabilities of blogging.

(6) The blog raises your credibility

What is credibility? This factor is vital to your name and your blog. It is simply about having integrity, a high level of honesty, and keeping promises made to customers. You must have it. You have just got to walk your talk, so to speak! With credibility, you will be able to gain the trust of your customers. It will be so much easier for your business!

(7) Blogging connects

The blog shrinks the world. With your voice, the other person listens and responds. In the process, a relationship is being fostered. Blogging brings to you a large range of audience. Ultimately, you will experience a huge growth in your relationships with your visitors and customers. You will be able to stay connected with your customers, creating trust that will lead to repeat customers. This means that your business will be experiencing increase in traffic, sales, and you will actually make money from blogging.

In conclusion, blogging offers so many opportunities to make money that it would be sad not to do it. Don’t you agree that it is time to start blogging now? Yes or Yes? Happy Blogging!

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Ideas for a Groovy Kind of Birthday Party

Your daughter’s next birthday party can be a great opportunity to throw a Hippy Theme Party. A hippie theme party offers a good mix of good music, good crafts, good food and good fun that all the party guests are sure to enjoy.

Decorating for the party will allow you to use your imagination. Consider hanging bead curtains over the doorways and be sure to create some big posters that promote the concerns of the hippie subculture. Things like Peace, Be Happy, Smile, Don’t Tread On Me, Love not War, are all themes that meant a lot to the hippie movement. Peace, Love, and freedom of choice were concerns that continue today to affect our political movement.

Invite the guests to come dressed in vintage 60s, or go to the local Goodwill and find some clothes that will allow the guests to create their own costumes upon arriving. Some particular thing to look for would be turtleneck sweaters, long pants with flared bell bottoms, wide belts, hair/head bands, beads–lots of beads, furry or crocheted vests, and mini skirts. These are all fashions you may have seen on the Sonny and Cher show or even groups like the Beatles wearing. Buttons with political or catchy phrases marking the reason for the hippie theme party can be made up to be part of the decor, costuming, and also part of the favors.

The activities of the day should include one or more of the crafts that came out of the hippie movement. You can teach guests to macrame friendship bracelets out of hemp or jute. Or, you may want to have an activity tie-dying white t-shirts that can not only take time as an activity during the party, but act as a terrific party favor and souvenir for months (years) to come. Then, there can be the personal pet rock decoration and adoption party. Then, there can be some dance lessons of the hippy generation – as you play some of the old greats – Jimmi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Ziggy Stardust, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, just to mention a few. Stick to healthier food choices, after all, the hippie movement could possibly be considered to be the grandfather of the health food movement we are undergoing today. Some yogurt parfaits with homemade granola, or some homemade ice cream with granola and berries on top should make a sweet, yet authentic treat to end a fun filled hippie theme party one.

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How to Gain Weight With a Fast Metabolism – 3 Tips to Gain Weight Fast

It can be very frustrating to feel like no matter what you eat and how much of it you eat, you still can’t seem to gain weight with a fast metabolism. While most people say they would love to be in your shoes, the reality is that it is equally annoying to feel like you would look better with a few extra pounds of toned muscle, as it is for an overweight person to say they would like to lose a few pounds.

The secret of how to gain weight with a fast metabolism is actually very simple:

Eat more calories than you burn.

Easier said than done, right? I mean, how many more calories should you be consuming? Also, can you really eat any more than you already are?

Here I’ll show you what you can do to put on weight quickly.

Eat More Calories

Eating more calories is the single biggest thing you can do to put on weight with a high metabolism. An average caloric intake is around 2,000 a day for women and 2,500 for men. However, to gain weight with a fast metabolism you’re probably going to need to be consuming around 3,000 to 3,500 calories per day.

Note that these are quality calories through a balanced healthy diet and not 3,500 calories of Doritos and Double Whoppers with Cheese – that will just make you ill and won’t help you to build muscle.

Focus on high protein intake for muscle growth and carbohydrates for your energy levels.

Eat More Often

Now, fitting the extra 1,000 calories into your daily diet may seem difficult if you’re sticking with the usual 3 meals a day. So you’re going to need to eat 6 smaller meals per day in order to gain weight with a high metabolic rate.

3 meals per day is a major reason why many hardgainers fail to gain weight – in other words they simply don’t keep up with their metabolism. 6 meals per day ensures that your body is constantly burning calories from food that has been consumed and not finding it in your body fat and muscle tissue.

Think about it, with 3 meals a day, if you skip one, suddenly you’re only consuming 2 meals with a huge gap in between, and forcing yourself to binge. This is no good to gain weight with a fast metabolism. 6 meals per day helps you to avoid this problem.

Note: when I say “meals”, it could be a snack such as a sandwich, banana, other fruits, or a protein shake etc. It doesn’t have to be a full blown dinner.

Weight Train To Gain Muscle Mass

Weight training is a great method of how to gain weight with a fast metabolism and will ensure that the extra calories that you are consuming are used to build strong muscle and not just stored as fat.

Sticking to a hardgainer routine of the “big basic” exercises for 45 minutes-1 hour 3 times per week is the best way to gain weight and muscle mass.

A sample routine for a hardgainer to gain weight with a fast metabolism is the following:

Squats 1-3 sets of 8-12 reps

Bench Press 1-3 sets of 8-12 reps

Bent Over Rows 1-3 sets of 8-12 reps

Bicep Curls 1-3 sets of 8-12 reps

Lying Tricep Extensions 1-3 sets of 8-12 reps

Calf Raise 1-3 sets of 8-12 reps

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How To Make Money Online Sharing Pictures With A Photo Blog

So you thought it didn’t make sense to make money with a Photo Blog or just thought it wasn’t possible?

The truth is, this is nothing new. Blogging has been a form of making money online for years. In fact, a lot of people are now doing it with things like food blogs, travel blogs and even fashion blogs.

So knowing that an income can potentially be made this way – do you not think perhaps that a photo blog could follow suit?

The difference in content though, a photo blog would obviously feature more images and very little text or none at all. But then again, travel blogs could be the same way too.

However the content isn’t the only thing you need to worry about if you want to actually make money from a blog.

Of course posting images and blogging all day and night is not going to get you paid no matter what you do with just a blog alone.

You want a blog that makes money.

Having said that, you need to have some sort of method in place that can actually monetize the traffic the goes to your photo blog.

Wait a minute, did I just mention traffic? Yes, you will need to get some traffic to your blog as well.

Without traffic and a way to monetize it, you can just post photos all day and night for an entire year and probably not make a single cent from your photo blog.

You may want to consider offering some sort of affiliate program on the side or even some advertising on your blog that can earn you some revenue.

There are many other ways to monetize your photo blog apart from affiliate programs and advertising. If you’re a photographer yourself you could offer your services to your audience too. You can even sell your own products on your blog.

It’s just that affiliate marketing seems to be a simple way because you don’t have to create or manage the product or service yourself – you just get paid for promoting it.

Of course like I mentioned before, you will need to get traffic to your blog in order to even get any sort of income from it. That’s really the key.

Don’t fall for the fluff out there that a lot of people say that just blogging will get you paid.

You will not only need a method to get paid from your photo blog but also a way to get traffic.

One of the fastest ways to do this is through social media. People love sharing photos and images of random things, especially on Facebook and now Pinterest as well.

What a great opportunity to showcase your photo blog content!

Now you can make money from just taking snap shots on your different projects!

But remember, strategy is key. You can build a following on social media but it would also help to build some search engine traffic on the long term, especially if you don’t want to spend on advertising.

So the myth of making money with a photo blog is actually true – from a certain point of view!

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Blogging, Can It Make Money For You?

Blogging is a good way to meet people. Blogging isn’t dead but it has sure narrowed down to those who update their blogs regularly. Blogging is bringing new voices to the online world. Most bloggers focus on personal experiences, not politics 7/19/2006 | Release. It is more about speaking out and meeting other people that agree with your narrow point of view. Blogging is easy, almost instant, publishing of content to a website, where every entry is preserved in a database and is therefore categorizeable and searchable.


Blogging combined the personal web page with tools to make linking to other pages easier – specifically permalinks, blogrolls and trackbacks. Blogging was used to draw attention to obscure news sources. It can sometimes have unforeseen consequences in politically sensitive areas. Blogging by established politicians and political candidates, to express opinions on war and other issues, cemented blogs’ role as a news source.


Bloggers began to provide nearly-instant commentary on televised events, creating a secondary meaning of the word “blogging”: to simultaneously transcribe and editorialize speeches and events shown on television. Bloggers think that good argument and strong opinion cause people to seek information, an equally logical sequence. They post about their day or their opinions on different matters. Bloggers consume and extend the shelf life of our reporting, and they scrutinize it at a new level of intensity. They can critique, fact-check or applaud journalists on their own platform, as well as offer their own analysis of world events.


Journalism is defined in the Penguin English Dictionary as “a profession managing editing or writing for newspapers or perodicals’. Journalism is always up for grabs, because it only exists in a free society, which is free to redefine itself and always does. Journalism, for many who blog, is one thing they are blogging against. Established schools of journalism began researching blogging and noting the differences between journalism and blogging. It’s about how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the business of persuasion.


Google should realize that controversy and selling ad space does not go hand in hand and make sure it doesn’t happen again, otherwise people will stop seeing Google in terms of ‘not being evil’ and see it just as another service provider which would massively decimate not only the good will but also the value of the brand name. Google already crossed a line by setting up a blog specifically to cater to the health care industry. Google can’t tell the difference, and customers googling may not care that an opinion they find distasteful is “only being done in off hours. But Google is shamelessly using structural information and photos culled from blogs in its own products (like restaurant search in Google maps).


Personal bloggers take pride in their blog posts, even if their blog is never read by anyone but them. Personal blogs may not be important to readers, but for the people who write them, they are works of art. Personally don’t feel what I’m putting would be that interesting to most people. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Blogging combined the personal web page with tools to make linking to other pages easier – specifically permalinks, blogrolls and TrackBacks.


There’s a good chance that if you are reading this you make money online or want to. I think that making money while blogging is like watching grass grow. The reality for most chasing a quick buck from blogging is that few except those at the top of the blogosphere succeed in raking in a lot of money. The vast number of people looking to make a second income from blogging already own and write their own blogs and don’t make much money; simply a low paid network blogging job is often more than what they are making from their own blogs. Blogs don’t generate that much money so there’s no reason to have minimum wages and benefits for bloggers.

Blogging is changing, and for the better. It is a good way to meet people. Blogging isn’t dead but it has sure narrowed down to those who update their blogs regularly.

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