Archive for June, 2013
Good morning, everyone! Thank you to those who participated in our recent giveaway. Keep your eyes peeled for even more, in the next couple of weeks!
In the meantime, here are the Job Board highlights for the last week of June. Have a good one!
Do you love DWELL, BHG.com, and Apartment Therapy? Or use Pinterest pictures as blueprints to renovate your living room? Get that obsession to work and earn something for your efforts. This telecommute position is waiting for you!
Blogging has gone way beyond merely being a creative outlet for the average person. That’s not to say that blogging cannot serve that purpose, but there are various ways to enjoy writing on your blog and making money out of it at the same time. The stark truth, however, is not every blogger will become rich out of the activity. You might not even earn enough from it to sustain your lifestyle!
The good news is that if you are good at it, you just might make enough and still have some time and resources for other money-making activities. There are many other income ideas which you can dwell on if you want to continue being your own person – blogging, writing, fishing, traveling, or whatever floats your boat – without having to take on a day job. Here are three relatively easy alternative income ideas for bloggers. Read More
There are so many absolutely free, awesome things on the web these days: search engines, video players, chat clients, social networks, website builders – name it, you’ve got it! Today, we are happy to announce a giveaway in partnership with Webydo, a free online site builder. The Webydo team wants to express their gratefulness to their current and prospective customers by offering one free lifetime subscription to their professional web suite.
Good morning, folks! How has your week been? Here are the job board highlights for the week.
Enjoy the weekend!
The Grossinger Auto Group in Lincolnwood, IL is looking for a content writer who can deal with their web and social media sites. It’s a part-time position with flexible hours.
Many businesses are rapidly expanding due to the use of social marketing. This is the fastest and the easiest way of improving your business growth and sales. All you have to do is research on your specific audience needs and their locations to come up with effective chat tools. The type of your enterprise and social audience determines the kind of tools that you need to use. Even with effective chat tools, you must share information that is useful and valuable. Here are some tools you can use to grow your target audience. Read More
Yesterday, I pulled up the site statistics for my main site and noticed that they were through the roof.
It was as if someone had just flipped a switch and ratcheted up my site’s traffic by about 4x. That traffic spike stayed with me through the entire night and through most of the day Monday.
Strangely though, it didn’t seem to be coming from anywhere. There was no referring site, no search engine query that I was scoring well on and no obvious cause for it. Even after a fairly lengthy investigation, I had no clue where the traffic was coming from.
It was so strange, that I even considered the possibility it could be a stat reporting error or a problem with my site. Neither checked out though as my content delivery network was reporting more traffic than usual and a live look at the traffic showed an organic patten for each visit/pageview.
To make matters more confusing, as soon as it began, it ended. About 5PM local time it was if the spigot was turned off and traffic immediately fell to normal levels.
What happened? I have no idea. But the incident got me thinking about traffic spikes to my site and the impact they’ve had.
This wasn’t the first or the largest traffic spike I’ve had, even over the past month. But over the years I’ve been running my site, I’ve noticed something, that while I’m always happy people are taking an interest in my work, with most spikes, there is little, if any, long-term effect.
So is it worth going after the big score when it comes to traffic? I’m a bit more dubious than I was almost eight years ago when I started, at least when it comes to me and my site. Read More
If the average (somewhat knowledgeable online) person is asked about the best platform to use for a blog or web site, the chances are that his reply will be WordPress. That’s because WordPress does have a lot going for it, and its popularity has not skyrocketed without reason. Indeed, there are many who would try to convince you to stick with WordPress.
The truth is that, however, popularity is not always the best reason to use a platform. While it can be a compelling reason – everyone loves it, it must be good! – there is always something that is just as good, or even better, out there. And when it comes to a platform for blogging, Joomla! is one excellent option. You might even hear some bloggers or web site managers tell you they prefer Joomla! over WordPress.
Want to know why you ought to consider Joomla!? Here are some good reasons you should use Joomla!. Read More
What’s the most challenging experience you’ve had when finding a gig? I hope that you’re not facing too many challenges in this regard this month.
Here are the job board highlights for this week. Luck!
The Blog Herald is still looking for the perfect fit for their WordPress blogger position. If you keep tabs on the pulse of the blogosphere, have contacts with other prolific bloggers, and know WordPress in and out, then have a go!
Successful marketing largely hinges on how well you understand your customer. Being able to anticipate their needs and wants and how well you can communicate your message across to them without alienating them are factors that contribute to effective marketing, and ultimately, a successful business.
The best way you can anticipate your customers’ needs is by reading their minds, but while there’s no technology yet that can grant you telepathic powers, there’s a tool that, when used properly, can offer you the same results – web analytics. Read More
Is your website or blog built on the popular open source content management platform called WordPress? There’s a good chance you are running WordPress in fact according to Wikipedia, 22% of all active websites on the Internet today are running WordPress as their core. This is because of the several tools and pure “awesomeness” WordPress delivers. But there are some downsides to WordPress being the #1 most widely used CMS.
The main downside is security. Because WordPress is so commonly used these days, it has become a target of hackers as of late. And will most likely continue to be for the foreseeable future. Hackers love to exploit over-exposed WordPress run sites and hacks are being reported at alarming and record-breaking rates. So if you run WordPress than this blog post is for you… to learn how to better protect your site from malicious hackers. Read More