What The Heck Is A Blog

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What is a blog and what is a blog used for? That is the question.

You know what? For this question I’m going to do it a little different. I’m going to share some love to my fellow bloggers who I have found can answer this question with a little spice. I just love some of the nice men faces behind them there blog walls.

Here are some great resources for you to get the answer to what is a blog and what is a blog used for. Have fun learning!

Seth’s Blog: What’s it like? (The sad story of the hot pepper)

Can you imagine how difficult it was to sell the jalapeno when it came over from the new world? “What’s it like?” you’d be asked. Well, it’s like a pepper (of course, it wasn’t. Black pepper is dried and tastes…

Money Critics » Blog Archive » Money Critics

You will have different needs and ideas for your blog than the next blogger. While you may find MoveableType the most appropriate choice, your best friend may find another program more rewarding and therefore, the best. …

Women, Social Media and Influence « A. Fine Blog

There are lists of influential women bloggers, like this one: 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media in 2008. This ranking is based on Alexa rankings of traffic to these sites unlike the Technorati authority that ranks blogs

Female Bloggers Noticeably Absent From Technorati Survey | Women’s …

Some of the findings are interesting such as the idea that “Despite being perceived by some as enemies o… read more of this post, Female Bloggers Noticeably Absent From Technorati Survey, at Change.org.

5 Female Bloggers Who Will Get You Thinking | Ignite Social Media

Ignite Social Media is a social media agency –- a new breed of company that specializes in helping corporations use social media tools, sites and applications to increase their connection with customers and prospects.

Ken McAuthur on FTC Guidelines – Oh Boy!

Ladies,

My Friend and mentor Ken McArthur has an interesting post on how the government (FTC) is now regulating testimonials that affiliate marketers use.

If you are into affiliate marketing, blogging, or doing any sort of internet online business, you had better keep yourself knowledgeable and up to date on these new FTC guidelines. Stay head of the game and read the post @ Ken McArthur’s Learning Blog.

Here’s John Carlton’s take on the above matter John Carlton The Marketing Rebel Rant

How To Build A Blog Site

How to build a blog site and get on the web with my idea? That’s a question I keep getting from the ladies who are just getting online and learning how to become professional women in business. So I thought to myself, “if I can create a simple step-by-step plan that anyone could follow that would help to get up and running in the shortest time possible,  I’d be helping all my sister friends out.”

With that said, here’s a simple guide on how to build a blog site with WordPress (my favorite blogging platform). You can use this guide and be up and running in no time. Don’t skip around though. Follow the steps in order to achieve maximum success.

  • Find your niche. Your passion. You know; choose the topic your blog will be about.
  • Head over to namecheap.com and grab yourself a good-looking domain name for your blog. Price range is about ten bucks and you can get hosting there too for less than $3 a month.
  • Once you get that set up you have to install WordPress from your cpanel. Don’t get scared. It’s just a matter of clicking a few buttons, trust me on that one.
  • Now fire up your favorite search engine and find yourself a blog theme. Don’t get too fancy. Look for something that says it’s search engine optimized. Something clean and fresh.
  • Install your theme.
  • Do your keyword research. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a list of  The top 22 Free Keyword Tools.
  • Make your first post on your blog.

That’s it. Simple enough? I certainly hope so.If you get stuck, post a comment and I will certainly try to help.

Internet marketing women can be successful and they can make money. If you are here for the first time, then there’s an awful lot to go through. However, before you begin making any money online, there’s a few things you need to know how to do and one of them is knowing how to build a blog site.

Make Your Site Sell Review

Make Your Site Sell Review – An program by Ken Evoy.

I know. I know! If this site is about becoming a profitable internet marketing women, why am I doing a review of some ego-driven guru man’s site? Listen and learn my sitas. I inform you of why you should not to invest in Make Your Site Sell.

In the world of e-commerce, women have to learn to what to digest and what not to. With that said, while there are many programs around that claim to take women on the web from rags to riches overnight, Ken Evoy is different. I have to give him his due props. (Again, I am not posting my earning on this site. They are not big enough yet. However, with the help of MYSS, my earnings have increased substantially over the last year:)

Pros: Make Your Site Sell is more than just an program or an e-book. It’s a system by which, if used properly, can really make you some serious dough. It is not intended for you to grow rich over night ight. Ken Evoy is insistent on teaching you how to take your sweet time and grow your online business.

With the program comes a video guide that takes 14 days to complete. It took me a long year. Yeah. I was stuck on day four for about 8 months. I’ve heard that some people have even taken longer than that.

Not only is this course intended to teach you ALL the darn ins and outs of creating a profitable online business, it also helps you to discover exactly what kind of business YOU should be doing. Let me repeat that. Make Your Site Sell helps you to determine what business is right for you. It’s not a one-size-fit all kind of program.

There are specific categories for each facet of owning a profitable online business. Make Your Site Sell teaches you everything from conversion rates to web building to building trust to list building to sales ratio to; you get the picture.

The support forum is wicked interactive with the team and customers alike. What you get for your money is well below the cost of what you would spend if you had to do all that’s required to get your online business up and running without the program. Here’s a few of the different angles one can take when approaching MYSS:

  • If you are a sista just starting out in the world of e-commerce and looking to find your passions, Click Here
  • If you are a sista looking to work from home and you have kids, Click here.
  • If you are a sista who is already in the e-commerce game and looking for web hosting, Click here.
  • If you want to learn how to build a website, Click here.
  • If your a women who is interested in becoming a master affiliate marketer, Click here.

While the above mentioned are pros, they are also cons in that there’s just too many darn options.

Cons: Too many options, can cause confusion. Make Your Site Sell has an intensive video guide that walks you through each and every step of choosing your passion, researching the topic and making the decision on whether it is a profitable market to target. Therein lies the problem. You have to work hard. Like I said, it can be a bit overwhelming, if you have no idea of which market you are going into. For some people this task comes quite easy. For others, like myself, it can be bloody daunting. But I stuck with it and I’m reaping the rewards. YEAH!

The biggest problem with Make Your Site Sell, by Ken Evoy is that folks are so used to hearing and believing the get-rich-quick schemes, they don’t want to listen to what is being taught about e-commerce by Ken. That is the plain hard truth. I think we are programmed to believe that we can work from home and be right overnight, if we just buy this latest, greatest e-book or program for $47-$97.

Yes ladies, some kick butt internet marketing is necessary sometimes. If you want to become a profitable internet marketing women and you can’t pull yourself away from all the hype, my suggestion would be not to invest in Make Your Site Sell because it requires dedication and patience. Make Your Site Sell is not for those get rich quick, make money online fast dreamers, it’s for those who take action. It’s built for the women on the web that are willing to spend a few hours a day building wealth slowly.

Take a look at the six-year-old darling in the video below to see just how much she loves Ken Evoy and how he has helped her mom working from home to give up the commute…. A trusted make your site sell review.

Top 22 Free Keyword Tools

free keyword search toolLook now further than here to find 22 free keyword tools you can use to help you research keywords to use on your website or in your marketing campaign.

While there are some great paid keyword services available, it is a recession. Therefore, I’ve searched the net to find not one, not two, but 22 free keyword suggestion tools you can use when doing keyword research and building your keyword list.

If you’re short on cash, and trying to succeed in this Internet marketing game, you’ll need to find that low hanging fruit. Here’s what I mean – You’ll need to:

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  • find the words that you can bid on to get traffic to your website
  • figure out what folks are searching for in regard to your market
  • know are there any other ways people are searching for your market
  • find the most searched keywords in your particular niche
  • what words can you use to build pages on your website.

That’s just a few examples of the ways you can use these resources. Here’s your list of the keyword research tools that I’ve found so far…

  1. Keywordspy
  2. Google Search-based Tool
  3. Google Sets
  4. Google Traffic Estimator
  5. Google Trends
  6. Keyword Density Tool
  7. Rank Quest
  8. Word Pot
  9. Keyword Finder
  10. Word Stream
  11. Traffic Zap
  12. Digital Point
  13. PPC Keyword Generator
  14. Google Keyword Research
  15. Rusty Brick Keyword Generator
  16. Meta Tag Generator
  17. Submit Express
  18. KeywordDiscovery.com Keyword Research Tool
  19. Self SEO
  20. Webmaster Toolkit

As I continue my own research, I will continue to grow this list. If you have any other suggestion for a free keyword search tools, please comment to add the link.

Click Here To Download A Free PDF Copy of the Top 22 Free Keyword Tools.