Sometimes you need to capture the screenshots of a certain page that you are talking about to your audience. The last blog post that I wrote I took screenshots because I wanted you to see the what the dashboards of the sites looked like. You may need an image or a screenshot. All a screenshot is is taking a picture of your screen. It can be easy to do if you know what tools to use. I will mention some of the tools that I use to easily get this done.
Windows Snipping Tool
This is the first tool that I ever used to take a screenshot. It gives you four options which are: free form snip, rectangular snip window snip and full page snip. However, I like to use a square shape for my screenshots. With the free form snip I could draw a circle around what I was trying to capture. I needed form. With using the rectangular snip. I would try to hold down the part I needed to capture but it was hard using the touch pad on a laptop. I couldn't get it to stay long enough for the part I needed to capture. I would have to start over and do it over and over again. It became quite difficult. Also, with the window snip and the full page snip. It would capture the browser buttons at the bottom. I didn't want those to be captured.
Don't get me wrong. I used the snipping tool for a lot of my screen shots. Mostly, when I was using my desktop as it is much easier holding the cursor with a mouse than a touch pad. Especially, when you are trying to drag the cursor to select the part that you want captured.
Google Awesome Screenshot browser extension
That's when I found out about the Google Awesome Screen shot tool. The problem that I was having with the Snipping tool (because I was using a laptop) the Google Awesome Screen shot tool fixed. When I selected the part to capture the page I wanted it stopped and formed a square and I could just continue to drag it around the part I wanted captured. I didn't have to keep starting all over again like I did with the Snipping tool. Also when I captured a whole page the browser buttons didn't show at the bottom. It only captured the page within the screen and not the whole screen, which is what I wanted in the first place. I could also annotate if I wanted to. This was exactly what I was looking for. It made things a lot more easier.
Google Full Page Screen Capture Browser Extension
This tool captures the whole page. I have used this on many occasions as well. This too, only captures the window and not the browser buttons at the bottom of the page. It's really quite simple. You are just capturing the page. Nothing fancy. If you want only to capture the whole page you will use this tool.
To get the Google Browser Extensions go to the Google Web store.
As you can see all of these tools have benefits and they make taking screenshots a lot easier. There is no reason why you can't have the perfect screenshots for your blog posts if you are using these tools.
Yes, they do and you are leaving traffic and money on the table if you are not using them. I know that you are probably advertising more than one affiliate program or business opportunity. Rightly so, because you should have multiple streams of income. Don't get me wrong. Search engine traffic is one of the best ways to get traffic. If someone finds your blog post through a search engine that is one way they have found you. I like to have many ways a person can find me or a business opportunity I am promoting. Also, I don't want my blog to become content for spam. I so despise that. Plus, sometimes I advertise things that don't pertain to this blog. So, if I advertised it here it would definitely be considered spam. I absolutely do not want that.
I like how using viral marketing websites you can make money. Many of the viral marketing sites offer an upgrade. The majority of them are a one-time fee but some are monthly just click on upgrade on the sites and they will tell you the details. Also, they don't break your bank account either. The prices are very affordable. You make money when someone upgrades or buys advertising on the site. These are ways you can make money. This is another way you can be making money advertising. You are getting traffic and making money at the same time.
Build A List
Viral marketing websites can help you build a list. Whoever you refer will be in your down line and you will be able to message them. This is great if you want to help them get started or share tips for marketing the sites and also how to get referrals. You may also want to recommend other business tools that you are using. You maybe thinking you already have a list. It's always good to have more than one if you can.
With viral marketing websites when you get people to signup with your referral link. Everytime they advertise your ads will be shown on their pages. So, when you get referrals and they get referrals the traffic increases. This is what you call the viral effect. It's a great way to get traffic. There is really no amount of referrals a person can get. This is something you can tell everyone you know about. It's nice to be able to help someone get more traffic to their affiliate programs or opportunities. This is an excellent way to do so.
Where to Advertise
You can share your referral links on your social media accounts. You can also write a blog post about the viral websites that you use or make a page where people can come and see your traffic resources as I have done so here:
You can advertise your referral links at these advertising sites too. There are so many you will have to figure out which ones that you prefer to use.
I will be showing you the dashboard of some of my favorite viral marketing websites just so you can get a feel for them if you have never used them before. Here are some of my favorite viral marketing websites:
You can post unlimited banners. You can also post text ads as well. However, you can only post unlimited banners if you are an upgraded member. I encourage you to upgrade so you can get all of the benefits. Pro members earn 50% of their referrals pro upgrade and they earn 50% of the banners sold on their site.
To get unlimited text ads and three banner ads you have to be an upgraded member. So again I encourage you to upgrade. Ads are guaranteed 60 views. This is a great site to join. Another great site to help you get views and traffic.
As a free member, you get 10,000 square banners a month, upgraded members receive 20,000 to 50,000 a month depending on level or you can purchase button ads for as low as $0.15 per 1,000 impressions.
This is an awesome viral traffic website. When anyone signs up using your referral link they will end up under you in your network. You will earn credits when other marketers search and when they refer people in the system. This continues 5 levels deep so it is very powerful to invite people to the network under you. As you can see this is a very powerful marketing tool. It is free but they do offer an upgrade for $19.95 a month.
This is an awesome viral marketing site. You choose a title for your ad. Next you choose a category. Then you write out a textad. You can choose different colors for the font and background. Preview and save. Now you will generate a link. You will enter a target website. Enter a description this will not be seen though. Choose a category. Generate an Advertise For Free link. This is the link that you will advertise. It shows the link you want to advertise but also ads from other members sites. That is why you created your ad so it can be shown on other members sites as well. They offer an upgrade too.
All of these viral marketing websites are great ways to get traffic. Imagine getting traffic from all of these sites and your referrals and their referrals and their referrals. The traffic literally does not end. It keeps going and going and going. Plus, they are so fun to use and to promote. I just love all of these viral traffic sites.
Do you use viral marketing websites? If you haven't ever used them before I suggest you add them to your arsenal of traffic tools. You can never ever have enough traffic. It's something that you will always need for your business. It is what the success of your business depends upon.
Feeling positive on a regular basis can sometimes be extremely difficult. After all, we are bombarded with negative images daily. Not only that, we experience things in our lives that can cause us to feel not very good. Things may not be going the way we want them to be. It can feel like sometimes that things are never going to get better. If it isn't one thing it's another. Then we dwell on these negative feelings over and over again. They just keep popping up it seems like all the time. Things continue to go downhill and we don't know what to do about it.
I struggle with being positive all the time. So, I am truly writing this from experience. Today I am both, the teacher and student. :) If you're like me and you have a good memory. Having a good memory is very helpful. I love having a good memory. The only downside is that you not only remember the good but also the bad. It's easy to keep reminiscing about things that really made you feel bad. They just keep playing in your mind like a broken record player. As soon as you get that thought you think about it and all the bad feelings that came with it. This is what can keep you down.
I often ask myself,"Why is it so easy to feel negative?" The only answer I can come up with is sometimes we just want to hide behind those feelings. It can be hard to face our fears. Fear is scary or so it seems. Assumptions I believe is the number one problem. When we assume things that are not true it can be about ourselves or someone else. That's how the negativity sets in. In reality you don't know. You don't know a person until you get to know them. You don't know you can or can't do something unless you try. I think you need to stop assuming and start taking action.
Speaking more positive is what you want to start with. Before you even think about something negative immediately say something positive and say it out loud. For instance, if you feel like you are having a hard time writing an article immediately say you can and say it out loud. This works. I have done it. This is starting out small. You have to take baby steps. This is conditioning your mind to start feeling like you can. Many times you feel like you can't. This will help you get the word can't out of your vocabulary. This word has to go in order for you to progress in your feeling positive journey. You start to naturally feel good. Who doesn't feel good when they accomplish something no matter how big or small it is?
As internet marketers and bloggers sometimes it can be tough. Maybe you are making money but not making the amount that you would like. This is something that can cause you to feel like crap. I have found some wonderful resources that really have helped me. Not only do they have their own online businesses. They are bloggers too. Sometimes it's better to get help from people who are doing what you are doing or would like to do. Here are their blogs:
Kelly Cooper she is the author of Live Life Made To Order. Her blog has helped me tremendously. If you are having problems with attracting the things you want in life and your feelings keep hanging you up she helps you learn how to overcome those negative feelings. She really helps you understand what the law of attraction really is and how to do it correctly. I highly recommend you read her blog.
Sarupa Shah is the author of The Soul Agent. Her blog is about helping you get your money problems right. She helps you work with affirmations and gives you tips on how to use them to help you achieve your financial goals. You can join her community to get excellent tips.
Another thing that can help you on your path to positivity is to keep reading books that will help motivate and keep you in that direction. I try to keep a list of books that I want to read on a regular basis. This is a book that is on my list now. I know sometimes getting structure can help you attain your goals and this book looks like it can help you do that. So, I am getting this book. I thought I would share it with you if you are looking for something that can help direct you in the right direction by keeping you motivated and giving you work to do. This way you can stay focused on your goals and achieving them and not on things that aren't going good at the moment.
It's so important that we get control of our feelings. If we don't they will continue to give us pleasure or pain. I'm the first one to admit it's not easy being positive sometimes. It can be downright hard. However we must surround ourselves with positive people and also treat people the way that we want to be treated. You must do the work. You simply just can't say you want to be positive and well, not work on being positive. It can be done. People do it all the time. Changing from negative to positive is awesome! Change your mind and change your life!
Do you have problems with being postitive? What are you doing to overcome it? What has been your biggest hurdle with being positive? Share what you are doing to stay positive. Let me know in the comments below.
With Google cracking down on every little thing these days. It's best to try to write good content. Every blog post that you write will not be long and that is okay. It just depends on the topic that you are writing about. However, you want to at least have more than a couple of long blog posts. People like to read blogs where they actually are reading something. Have you ever read a blog post but just felt like there should of been more? It's like the blogger took a short cut when they should of taken the original route. I know some of you think that people really don't have time to read long blog posts. They will just scroll quickly through to the end.
Maybe they don't have time at that moment but they can always bookmark it or put it in their pocket to read later. So, it's not like writing a long blog post is really an inconvenience to it's reader. People take time to do the things that they really want to do. So, don't think that you writing a long blog post is burdening someone. Now let's get down to the nitty gritty of writing a long blog post.
First, you want to start with the introduction. What I wrote above would be considered the introduction of this blog post. I am leading up to the main parts of this blog post. I am talking about some of the reasons why writing a long blog post is beneficial to it's reader. You can break it down further by asking yourself,"What are the reasons someone would want to read a long blog post or Why is it better?" Then you write about those reasons. To make it easier for you, you can write a list.
Now, we come to the first part of this blog post. Writing long blog posts is associated with writing good content. Why, is that so? Because writing quick and short blog posts all the time is equated with spam. Not all the time is this true but many times it is. Usually, then they ask you to purchase something. You've seen them. Usually, long blog posts are telling you something. The blogger has something to say to it's reader. They are teaching or explaining or sharing with you something. While, a short blog post is usually because the blogger doesn't have much to say. Not all the time but I will have to say the majority of the time it is. Here I have listed reasons why short blog posts all the time are not good. You could ask yourself,"Why long blog posts is associated with good content?" This question helped in finding what some of those things are.
We are on the second part of this blog post. People like to read long blog posts more than short blog posts. If you are an avid reader like myself. You like to read. I would have to say the majority of blog posts readers like to read. So, if you like to read when you read a blog you actually want to be reading something. It's like cutting a good story short or reading a novel and you are left wanting more. Usually, when you are helping someone out you are explaining something to them. That does require a little bit of time. Three or four sentences just doesn't cut it. A question to ask was, "Why do people like to read long blog posts?" This helped in finding out what were some of those things.
Now, we come to the third part of this blog post. Not everyone likes to read long blog posts. Yes, that is true. Sometimes we need things quickly. They may not have the time. They don't have a lot of patience. They really don't enjoy reading. You might lose these readers. You might. The fact is you can't make everyone happy even though we try our best to do so. You have to go with what the majority likes. If you really want to know you can take a poll. As I said before. Not all blog post will be long. That's okay. Sometimes, there isn't much to say or needs explaining. I asked the question,"Why someone might not like to read long blog posts?"
We will now recap on what I just talked about:
I wrote the questions in this blog post just to give you examples. Kind of like learning as you go. I know sometimes it helps if you can see an example of how to do something. I didn't write a fourth paragraph but if you have more that you want to talk about you can add a fourth paragraph. Elaborating does help when it comes to writing longer blog posts. You can also use more than one picture to help stretch a blog post. I, myself usually just use one but on some occasions I have used two pictures. To help keep count of how many words you for your blog post use this free online word counter tool.
I hope this was helpful to you. If it was please share by using the share buttons below! Go ahead and write those long blog posts! Your readers can't wait to read them!
You probably have noticed the ad at the top of my homepage just under the header image of my website. This is a ADSPTP ad. As you can see it is very professional looking. I know that you are looking for ways to make more money with your blog or website. I also know that some of you have had problems with Google Adsense. This could be a great alternative for you if you are one of those people. So, all hope is not lost if Google Adsense did not work out for you. You can still have professional looking ads on your blog or website that can help you make money.
What I also like about is you don't have to have a website or a blog to participate in their ad program. What you can do if you don't is just promote your personal page. You can do this by sharing it with your social media followers or utilizing any other promotional efforts you may be using. Not having a website or a blog does not keep you out of the game. You can still make money.
What Exactly Is ADSPTP?
It is a shared advertising network. The money you make is according to the income earned by ADSPTP from these members.
The Dashboard Is Easy To Navigate
I don't know about you but I have seen some advertising networks dashboard and it was all just so confusing. Not with ADSPTP. Everything is right at your fingertips. You can see what you have earned and how many people you have sponsored. Also, the amount of points that you have earned. Nothing complicated. That's exactly how I like it to be.
How Do You Know When You Have Earned Points?
You know that you have earned points by looking at your dashboard and under points it will say how many points you have earned. You earn points when an ad is seen by a visitor.
You Earn More Money With Sponsorship
When you sponsor someone you earn 50% of their earnings. ADSPTP makes it easy for you to do this. They have various sizes of sponsorship banners that you can use to help you get referrals.Plus, you can use your promotional page to help you get even more referrals. It comes in handy especially for the social media sites and any other sites where you wouldn't be able to use banners.
When Can You Request Payment?
You can request payment when you have earned $10.00. Your points will be converted according to advertising gains earned by ADSPTP and the total number of points earned by their members. You will be paid by paypal or payza.
You Can Advertise On ADSPTP
Once you create a campaign. You will come to a form where you will state the title of your campaign your website url and what ad format you will like to use. $0.01 for 1000 banner impressions or by siteunder from $0.10 for 1000 impressions.
This is a great advertising network as you can see. It has a lot of awesome benefits.I know you have a lot of options when it comes to advertising networks. It doesn't hurt to try different kinds to see what you like the best. Maybe, you already are using an advertising network that you like or maybe you are looking for a better one. If you are become a member and share it with every blogger and webmaster that you know. Join ADSPTP advertising network and start making some money for your blog or website.
Blogging is a lot of hard work and that is not counting the many other things that we have to do on a daily basis. Promoting your own blog, commenting on blogs, social media, finding other blogs, writing good content and guest posting are just a few things that we as bloggers do regularly. It's nice to be able to use a tool that can make these things a lot easier. I would like to introduce to you Ninja Outreach. This tool should be in your blogging tool box. We already spend countless minutes and even hours on our blogs. Time is both: Money and precious. If we can do things in a timely fashion that is what we should aim to do. Ninja Outreach is the tool that will help you do that.
Isn't that what blogging communities are for?
Yes, you can find bloggers in blogging communities but you cannot contact them all at one time. You do not have the ease of what Ninja Outreach offers you. Everything is not right at your finger tips like it is at Ninja Outreach. You find them but it's not as easy to connect with them. You can't do a search and find out who offers guest posts or who does reviews. You have to visit each blog individually to find out that information. I don't have to tell you how much time that takes. Time that you could be spending doing something else with. Wouldn't you agree?
You can do your own search and see what bloggers you can find. Below is an image of a list of bloggers that was found using Ninja Outreach. You can see how easy it is.
What is easily accessible at Ninja Outreach
You can find out there: klout score, comments per post, alexa ranking, comments per post, social shares per post, visitors per month, and seo metrics.
Building a community is very important for you as a blogger. You can't build a community if you don't have anyone coming to your blog. You have to find people and people have to find you. Ninja Outreach is the tool that will help you do that. Connecting with the right bloggers can really help you out as a blogger. I like how with Ninja Outreach you can tell if a blogger is active or not. This saves you a bunch of time. How many times have you visited a blog to only find that it hasn't been active in a long, long time? Your time is too precious to be wasted.
More Features Of Ninja Outreach
You can create campaigns, filter and sort your lists, add and remove bloggers to your lists, submit via contact form, and import websites. As you can see there are a lot of features that you can use. Sometimes with software there are a lot of features but no one needs or uses them. With Ninja Outreach you need these features and you will use them.
What's Left For You To Do Now
You can take Ninja Outreach for a spin and see how you like it. They have a 14-day free trial . What better way to experience the power of Ninja Outreach software? I know that you will want to have this tool in your online toolbox.
All over the internet you see people looking for a home-based business. Why? Because they want a business where they can work from home. There are usually four categories for a home-based business:
1. You join a network marketing company.
2. You have your own business something that you, yourself are doing on your own.
3. You join an affiliate marketing business (yes there are affiliate marketing/home-based businesses).
4. Internet marketing businesses (these usually include selling a system or digital products).
You have to figure out what kind of business that you would like to do. If you don't have any ideas of your own, then you will more than likely join a network marketing company or an affiliate marketing company. If you are not quite sure which one is the best fit for you. You will want to read,"Which Is Better? Network Marketing Or Affiliate Marketing?" After, you have figured out which one is best for you. Then, you want to start looking for companies that you would like to join. There are a whole lot of companies and I mean a whole lot. So, you want to take your time when you start looking. It's best to go with something that you like to do. If you like scented candles then you would go with a company that sells scented candles. The opportunities are endless. It probably won't be too hard for you to find something that you like.
Where can you find these home-based businesses?
These are places that people are either discussing home-based businesses or trying to get help with one. Also, people are advertising their home-based businesses. In the forums and groups you can ask questions and tell people what you are looking for. This way, you won't have to sort through a whole bunch of business opportunities that you have no interest in.
What questions should you ask regarding a home-based business
These are just some basic questions that you can ask. It's important to find out everything up front if possible. This way, you won't have any misunderstandings. Asking the right questions will help you be able to make better informed decisions. Many people make this mistake. I don't want you to be one of them.
Don't be pressured into joining
Don't feel as if you are obligated to join if the business is not right for you. Sometimes when you ask people they want people to join them in the business so they may come off very head-strong. You too, have to stand your ground as well. If you ask all the right questions and the business is not right for you. Just tell them that. That's all you have to say. You don't have to go into details why you don't want to join. Sometimes things are just not a right fit at the moment or maybe you just flat out aren't interested.
How do you know if you have found the right business?
You will know if you have no reason not to join. If you like the product or service. It's something that you can use and know other people who would like to use it. Money is not a problem for you if you join. If you have found the right business I encourage you to go ahead and join. Don't keep making excuses. Sometimes, if we wait the excuses will set in. We don't want this to happen. Go ahead and jump in with both feet. You can do this! There are places as I mentioned before such as forums and communities where you can get support.
Can you recommend some home-based businesses? I sure can. These are home-based business/affiliate marketing businesses. There is no cost to join but you can order business cards and they do offer things such as banners and links to help you promote the products. If you are still undecided about what kind of home-based business to join or just want a little bit more information regarding what it takes to start a home -based business. Subscribe to Home Business Magazine. It will be helping you decide if a home-based business is really right for you and if it is it can get you going in the right direction. Sometimes it's best to read about something first before you get started. This way you won't be jumping head first into icy cold water. The only thing left for you to do is find a home-based business. Are you looking for a home-based business? Have you found one already? Tell us about it and how you are doing with it in the comments below.
Can you recommend some home-based businesses?
I sure can. These are home-based business/affiliate marketing businesses. There is no cost to join but you can order business cards and they do offer things such as banners and links to help you promote the products.
If you are still undecided about what kind of home-based business to join or just want a little bit more information regarding what it takes to start a home -based business. Subscribe to Home Business Magazine. It will be helping you decide if a home-based business is really right for you and if it is it can get you going in the right direction. Sometimes it's best to read about something first before you get started. This way you won't be jumping head first into icy cold water.
The only thing left for you to do is find a home-based business. Are you looking for a home-based business? Have you found one already? Tell us about it and how you are doing with it in the comments below.
When you are starting anything it is important to have the right mindset and it is no different with blogging. You probably have heard a lot of things about it before you have even began to do it. This can really affect how good you will or won't be at it. Once you have made up your mind to start blogging you must have the right mindset and I will tell you how you to do that now. I know this will be very helpful to you before you start blogging or even if you are already blogging. Sometimes it can take a minute or two before we really understand what we should be doing or how we should be going about it.
I know you have probably heard these things before: Blogging is fun, it can help your business, blogging is easy, and you can make a lot of money blogging. I will say that they are true for the most part but if they become true for you is a different story. Those statements can be encouraging but they can also be discouraging. They can be encouraging if you really are prepared to be a true blogger but if you are not then you will see them as being discouraging. They are not far-fetched at all because it could be your reality, because there are many people's that it is theirs.
Do Not Search For Blogging Doom And Gloom Stories
Once you start blogging don't worry about doing it just do it. Nothing happens overnight. You can't tell if you are really good at it or not. Maybe, you might not even really enjoy it in the beginning. Give it sometime. Don't worry about it. Just put yourself on a schedule and do it. Don't go searching all over the internet to find stories about how people said that blogging turned out to be their worst nightmare. Don't do that. It won't help you any and on top of that you will feel awful. Not good at all. Please, I'm begging you don't do this.
Prepare Yourself To Be A Blogger
What does it entail to be a successful blogger? This is what you want to be concentrating on. Find all the good sources of what it takes to be a good blogger. Join some blogging communities and forums and listen to the questions that people are asking or even ask your own. Maybe, you have a favorite blogger that you like hint: (me) that can point you in the right direction and offer blogging tips. Subscribe to their blog and participate in their community. If you have more than one that's even better.
Take Easy Out Of The Equation
I'm not saying that you should think that it is hard. Somethings come easier for some than others. Maybe it might be this way for you. For instance, maybe you are learning to write or trying to improve on it. If this is you it might take a little bit of effort on your part to get things going. This is okay. If you run into some bumps along the way if you think it is too easy and it's not it might give you ammunition to quit and we absolutely do not want that to even be a thought. Yes, there will be challenges and you must keep going no matter what.
A Business Blog Is Not A Diary
Back in the day the majority of blogs were diaries. Not anymore. If you intend on your blog to be a business then you don't want it to be filled with things that would normally go in a diary. I'm not saying that people don't want to hear about your life but just don't get carried away with it. Hold up on the selfies that you took with your friends over lunch. It can get tiring for your readers if that is what your blog becomes, because that is not why they are reading your blog. You don't want to lose readers. This is another thing that you want to avoid at all costs. We want to increase readers not decrease them. Keep it professional but with a little bit of personal. If you know what I mean.
Prepare Yourself To Write
You will be writing and you will be writing a lot. Blogging is about writing and if someone tells you otherwise they are not telling you the truth. Repeat after me, "Blogging is writing". You will have days that you don't feel like writing and you won't know what to write about. You will have days that you will get tired of writing (even if you love it). Even when you are not writing you will be thinking about writing. Don't panic this is absolutely normal. This is what it means to be a blogger. When you reach this point then you know that you have become a full-fledged blogger. I present you with your own blogger badge. Wear it humbly. :)
Always Look To Improve
Blogging has been around a while now but no matter how much we have learned there is always something we can learn how to do or do it better. Make sure that you stay in the know about blogging. Work on your writing skills. It's true. The more you do it the better you get. You don't have to do everything at once. Whatever you want to learn or need help with it. Start working on it. Make a list if you have to. Use tools that will help you do things better. Keep reading whether it is books, blogs, newspapers, whatever. This will help you with your writing.
In my opinion there is nothing better than blogging. It just doesn't get any better. Having the right mindset about it and not having preconceived notions will help you out in the long run. You will be much better prepared for what you have to do to have blogging longevity. I will leave you with this question. Do you have the right blogging mindset?