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Blogging Basics: Dont Get Sucked Into Social Media!

I am fully aware of using social media for blogging and for businesses!  With over 29,000 Twitter followers at @KelliBMiller on Twitter and regularly scheduled twitter parties, I understand the value.  However,  I do tend to occasionally over-spend my time there, Facebook, Pinterest, and on G+.  LOL!    If there’s one thing that has stood out in …

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How to Find Giveaway Sponsors, Products to Review, and Advertisers for your Blog #learntoblog

This week, we (I and Crystal and Company) discussed how to find giveaway sponsors!  In the video below, we were going to tell you the FOUR simple steps to successful partnerships with brands for sponsorship, giveaways, and paid product placements!  However, we gave so much content for the first two steps that we ran out …

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Blogging Basics: Four Unexpected Benefits of Social Networking

We started out this blog series talking about how it’s a truly social web out there. No one can argue that. People are flocking to Facebook (a billion active monthly users) and are spending a large portion of their Internet time on social networks. Because of this, the experts tell us, as business owners, we …

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Blogging Basics: How to Use Facebook to Build Your Community #learntoblog

Facebook has more than 901 million active users!  This week, we are going to discuss how we can tap into those users to build our blogging community and increase our traffic! This week during our weekly G+ Live Hangout, we had two guests to help us teach you how to use Facebook… Susie at Susie …

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How to Make Advertisers Notice Your Blog Site

After you’ve been blogging for awhile, you likely want to take your business up a notch. Instead of having only a small group of people who are following it, you now would like advertisers to start noticing you. If they like what you see, then you might be able to make some money off this …

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Blogging Basics: 11 Blogging for Profit Posts! Make money NOW!

Jessica brought us 11 weeks of Blogging For Profit posts and I must say it has certainly helped me!  The month prior to her posts starting in September, I made slightly over $100.00 per month on Google Adsense.  By following her tips, I have seen that grow to over 400 bucks!  Plus, with the holidays …

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Blogging Basics: The Profitable Blogging Formula

The Profitable Blogging Formula = Great Content + Smart Marketing + Monetization Plan I’ve really enjoyed my time here, but it’s coming to the end. I hope with this series of posts, I’ve provided you with some new ideas and perspectives for profitable blogging. When you think about all we’ve talked about it over the …

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Blogging Basics: Writing When You Have Writers Block!

OK, so I have started writing several different blogging basics posts for this week and once I put the title and a short intro, I just sit there like, “Duh!”  I have so much going on that I am beyond stressed… I am actually writing this post on Tuesday with only about 2 hours before …

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Blogging Basics: Promoting a Post with Guest Posts (part 2)

So, I am curious…. how many posts have you guest posted that led to the one you are wanting to promote?  Did you get any “yes” answers?  Have you even done this part? Hopefully you pitched some bloggers with your great ideas and have already posted a few out there.  Either way, these tips should …

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Blogging Basics: Promoting a Post with Guest Posts! (part 1)

Miss me last week?  I went on vacation at the very last minute and didn’t work. Oops!  Anyway, you had a nice break.  How is that post coming along?  How’s the traffic on it? Two weeks ago I told you to start thinking of some post titles.  Well, this week you have to actually start …

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