How Great Graphics Can Transform Your Blog

 

When it comes to blogging or creating a website nice pictures. logos and graphics can make or break your blog.

For the first few years I struggled with my websites and Facebook etc because of a lack of tools and understanding when it came to website graphics .  After lots of trial and error I finally figured out what I was doing and discovered some cool tools to create logos, Facebook banners, website banners and other graphics.

Yes of course you can go to websites and buy photographs for your website but if you are just starting out on the Internet it can work out pretty expensive especially if you are producing a lot of content regularly.

Of course some people just go to Google images but the problem with that is a lot of the images that show up may be subject to copyright. In fact there are a lot of online photo companies that purposely put lots of copyright pictures on the internet and then threaten to sue you for using their images or send you a large bill.

There are a limited number of websites where you can go and get royalty free images. Or you can use specialised tools or logo creation software to make your own images. In today’s post I am going to be showing you some of the ones that I use most of them are free except for one of them.  All of the tools are tools that I use regularly on my own websites, blogs and banners etc.

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Canva

1. Canva.Com –  This is one I discovered recently in fact it is one of my recent favourites there are lots of free pictures to chose from and you can use it to make Custom sized banners, facebook pictures, Facebook Banners and most other things you can think of.  It comes highly recommended by me in fact most of the images on this blog are from Canva.Com

 

2. LOGO Creator – This is a great piece of software it is a paid software but the options and things you can do with it are amazing and you can make practically anything with this.  Compared to photoshop or other similar type software it is dirt cheap and once again comes highly recommended by me.  And like all the other items here I use it myself on a regular basis..  🙂 Click Here To See It In Action

3. Meme  https://imgflip.com/memegenerator

 

4. Ipiccy – This is another great photo editing software you can use it to create collages or frames around your pictures it also resizes images and you can use it to add text to your images and much much more.  You can get access by going to Ipiccy.Com

 

5. Ribbet is another great photo editor and once again you can use it for Free. So there is no need to worry about large one off monthly or even annual fees. you can get access to it by going to http://www.ribbet.com/

 

5. Freeimages.co.uk – This is a website that does what it says on the tin.  Visit to get access to completely free images that you can use on your blog or website.  Just make sure when downloading an image to check the rights and terms of use.  On some occassions on free image sites there are a few paid ads and if you click on them you might end up ordering paid images.  To get your images visit http://www.freeimages.co.uk

6.Stock Free Images – http://stockfreeimages.com/

7.Stock.XCHANG – http://www.sxc.hu/

8.WWW.MorgueFile.Com

 

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How To Come Up With Great Trending Content For Your Blog

 

You decided that you are going to do a blog for the next 30 days.  Sounds easy right but suddenly after a few days you start writing a blog post and your mind goes blank and you have absolutely no idea what you are going to blog about.

Well firstly if you had a WA blog that issue would not even come about as you have a ready made blogging training course.  All you do is is watch the trainings and before long you will have your first original blogpost ready. 🙂

As well as that you also have a headline button just type in your keyword and press give me a headline button and your blog post headline is ready.. If after these solutions you are still stuck then you can click on the give me an idea button on your Kalatu blog and a huge list of blogging ideas will appear in front of you.

You just do exactly what is says and your blog post is ready the only bad thing about having a  Blog is there are no excuses left as using the system I use  you have step by step tutorials, content ideas which are already made for you and a sales system that can start creating you a residual online income on autopilot. .

You just pick one of them and start going with it.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to have got your  Blog yet then you can go to Twitter and Facebook and find trending subjects to blog about.  You can also go to youtube.com/charts to find the most trending videos.  Some of these videos may be ideal to post on your blog or else create a blog post about., though it also depends on the subject of your blog too. Whether or not they are compatible.

Another great method for coming up with blog content is to find the GURU’s in your niche google them and check what they are posting on their blog.  This may also give you some great blog posting ideas of course you should not copy or rip off their content.  But if they have made a blogpost 10 ways to make more money.  Then there is nothing to stop you making a blog post 15 ways to increase your income online. Or something like that then just list 15 ways that people make money online and your blog post is practically done.

If your blog is about a subject you know very little about then just interview an expert on the subject.  You can find experts to interview for free at www.rtir.com You can interview them on Skype or on a phone call or Google hangout or Facebook call. You just ask them some questions about their subject they answer them. Afterwards you can do it or else you can pay someone on Fiverr.com to transcribe your videos into articles.  Which then can also be fresh new content for your blog post.

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Planning Your Daily Business Tasks

 

Do you plan out the tasks you have to do in your business?  One of the great ways to actually get important stuff done in your business is by actually planning out your day.

A lot of business owners get lost in their daily routine. And they often forget to do important tasks that they should be doing in their business.

A large percentage of the time when you make a list you will eventually get all of those things ticked off and done.   Big things and small things, of course some of the big things may take a bit longer to get done.

The main thing of course is actually getting the most important money producing tasks done,  as being busy in a business does not necessarily mean you are making a profit.

The fact is that failure to plan in your business, is a plan for it to fail.

If you really like or love your business, and actually want it to succeed, and give you and your family a better lifestyle

Then it really is time that you sit down and start planning for it right now.

 

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Assumption Is The Mother Of All Fuc*ups

I decided to sell one of my cars as I have too many after a few time wasters I had someone very keen to buy the car. In fact she lived over two hours drive away.

I think she was having problems coming up with all the money to buy the car and she made me an offer which was less than I was planning to take for the car.

After I said no she practically pleaded with me to drop to her price. It was at this stage I figured she genuinely didn’t have the money I had priced the car at.

As she was so keen, and also had to drive over two hours to get to it, I decided to accept her offer.

Last week she could not get a lift, so she said she would come down on Friday. She arrived as arranged at 11.30am to collect the car, walked up to me handed me the money.  She said my friend is going to drive it back for me, I put the money in my 9 seater van, brought over my receipt book. To give her a receipt.

As the guy got in the car to drive off he said it’s not automatic.   She said I thought it was automatic, my driving license only allows me to drive an automatic car.

I said in the advert that I had a problem using the clutch as I had a sore foot, and was selling the car as I needed to change to an automatic vehicle.

The moral of the story is don’t assume anything, make sure you ask first. If this lady had of read the ad properly she would have realised it was not automatic.  Or at least asked for clarification before saving for a week and doing a 4 and a half hour drive for no reason today.

I am pretty sure I could have found a much better plan for my day today,than the hour I wasted waiting and preparing for her arrival. She was very genuine and I was sorry and am pretty sure she was that things didn’t work out, as they were not planned lol..

It’s okay I am pretty sure the amount of regular Fuc*ups done on a daily basis are huge. So I don’t need to feel to bad that today I was involved in one of them.  At least I didn’t end up with a car on my roof.

 

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How To Be A Better Blogger

Do you remember going back and scrolling through some of your old websites or blog posts and reading your post and asking yourself what on earth is this..

Well if you have always been a perfectionist that may not have happened to you but for the majority of bloggers I am pretty sure it has.

The thing is that the Internet moves very quickly from one year till the next. In fact the Internet can actually change even in a few months.

How To Be A Better Blogger

If you want to be a better blogger you need to frequently look at other websites and leaders in your industry and see what new changes software and plug-ins are being used when it comes to blogging.

Both blogging and Internet marketing are something that you learn from day to day in fact something that was done along time ago maybe completely obsolete on the Internet today. That is why it is imperative for you to keep studying your niche on a regular basis, failure to do this Will make your blogging look inferior after a while.

 

There are in fact hundreds of thousands of WordPress themes, hundreds of thousands of WordPress plug-ins and new tools and software being released daily that can completely transform your blog in any one day. First thing you Wanna do is check out  the top guys,ladies or companies in your niche find out what plug-in they are using, what they are selling on their blog, and how they are making money from it.  Learning these few things can make your life an awful lot easier when it comes to finding the right customers, traffic generation, getting subscribers and turning them into sales.

A mistake a lot of bloggers make is they try and learn everything on their own from scratch, the problem with this is  that it can end up taking them years to end up with a successful blog.  Or in the worst cases they just give up after a while.  When what they do doesn’t give them the Business  or success that they were hoping for  when they started.

 

Here are some Quick tips to help you be a better blogger

  1. Add images to your blog posts and SEO your images with the keywords.
  2. Think about what the reader wants to know instead of focusing I’m selling all the time, once you have given them what they want you can then casually offer them a link to A product or service . That will benefit them.
  3. Make sure you add a subscription box offering them something good in exchange for their email address,  building a list of subscribers should be one of your top priorities when blogging.
  4.  Make use  of all the tools and plug-ins available for improving your blog making  everything more effective including social sharing tools and Visual effects as well as being good reading it should also be visually appealing to eye.
  5.  Choose your domain name carefully as your domain name can say a lot about your brand or your blog try to use a.com domain name unless your market is local then depending on your area you can choose a domain. If you are in the UK it might be yourdomain.co.uk or if it is in Spain you may chose yourdomain.es I hope you get the idea. 🙂
  6.  Don’t take shortcuts when it comes to buying tools and software most of the time you get what you paid for. But if you’re in doubt when buying tools software then check the reviews as most people will say exactly what they’re thinking about the product they have bought.
  7. Depending on your personality type 1. You may choose to say exactly what you think on your blog (this could sometimes annoy certain individuals and alienate some people), 2. on the other hand you may be very thoughtful when it comes to your audience and be very careful the way you frame things.   ( I would fit into the No.1 category)
  8. Take time out to produce great content for your readers using different kind of content you could interview people in your niche via podcasts, videos or even in writing on your blog. Most people love to see the points of view, tips and ideas of credible authority’s in their niche.
  9. Be consistent if you say you are posting on a subject daily or weekly or every Tuesday do it, otherwise people could forget your blog ever existed and disappear and never  come back again.
  10. Be regular don’t do a blog post once a year pick a schedule daily weekly or monthly and if you are going to be busy or a away for a long time use the wordpress blog scheduling facilities.  For example if you post weekly on your blog on a Monday and you decide to go hiking in the jungle for a month create 4 blog posts before you go and schedule them to post every Monday while you are away.   Chances are you will also come back from the jungle with lots of new blog content and videos as well.  🙂

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11 Micro Sites To Outsource Your Digital Marketing

 

In todays blog post I will be talking about places where you can outsource your digital marketing. Also before I continue I would also like to remind you than you can also use these websites as a seller to make yourself some extra income streams as well. They can also be a great place to discover new clients for your business and services as well. 

11 Micro Sites To Outsource Your Digital Marketing

Of course you may have to sieve through the jobs/gigs to find the people who are the best at doing the job/gigs that you actually want done.

SEO Clerks

 

Fiverr

 

For5Quid

 

Gigabucks

 

Fourerr

 

Fiverrup

 

Tenbux

 

Mycheapjobs

 

Tenrr

 

Mercadillo5

 

FiverrScript

 

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How A Website Or Blog Critique Could Massively Increase Your Income

 

Tonight I was talking with a friend of mine in Spain and he asked me to take a look at his website as he wanted to know what to do to make money online selling a really great product he has created.  The information on the website was absolutely great it had been well researched and was absolutely full of content and information.

There was however a few problems which I noticed that would drastically affect his income from the website, and that was there was not a lot that people would or could actually do after reading the information.   Yes you could with a lot of effort possibly find a link going to a sales post about the product but there were so many links and places to get lost along the way,

How A Website Or Blog Critique Could Massively Increase Your Income

The thing is when you give too many options often people get confused and do nothing, the last thing you want to do when you have a potential customer on your website is to get them to do nothing, as this will completely destroy your conversion rate.  Most people assume that they need to spend lots of money to drive loads of visitors to their website. If they want to make a lot of sales, but often this is not true.

The thing is you could have a website with 100,000 visitors a day visiting it, but if there is no call to action. Or nothing for them to do, apart from looking at your website stats. How would you even know you had 100,000 visitors?

Well they might post some comments but without calls to action, anything to do or buy, the only thing they can do is disappear along with your potential money or sale.

My advice to you would be if you have a website or blog and have no idea what you are doing then get someone to do a critique for you depending who does it, It could cost you a few hundred dollars, but really in the long term it will probably make you that money back many times over.

And what you will learn from it could be worth hundreds, even tens of thousands or possibly millions depending on what you are selling.

If you are doing paid advertising the difference the critique could make might be the difference between you losing money on your advertising, or making a healthy profit.

Remember with paid advertising you can leverage it, If you spend $100 and make back $80 in the long term you have a problem.

On the other hand if you spend $100 on paid advertising and make $300 your advertising budget has now increased by an extra $200 for your next ad, then when you spend $300 and make $900 a $600 profit. You know have $900 to spend,

 

If you do the same again you have now turned your $900 into $2700,  in the meanwhile the guy who is losing $20 for every $100 he spends due to a bad website is either bankrupt or has quit..

Which one would you like to be?  I would normally charge $200 but for a limited period of time I will critique your website for $67 as a reader of my blog, That is a saving of $133  I am not sure how long I will leave this up here for at this price as I do have a very busy schedule.

 

If you copy and paste  this discount code at the checkout BBBdiscount it will reduce the price for you by $133 to $67

 

 

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Things You Feel Strongly About

Sometimes in life the obvious stuff hovers right in front of your eyes and you never think about it.  Then one day someone says something or does something and something clicks inside your head, and a new decision is made in a split second.

Things You Feel Strongly About

I had one of those days today.  One really big peeve I have is about the way big pharma and corporations poison people in many ways.  I often walk into a petrol station or a supermarket and see crisps, when I was younger I would have been a crisp addict. Not so much now but occasionally, if I was going to have a sandwich I like a packet of crisps with it.

The thing is when you go and look at all the crisps on display out of literally over a hundred types nearly 99% are filled with known toxic substances, such as Aspartame,MSG short for Monosodium Glutamate also often disguised by being called yeast extract. One of my friends today on Facebook said he had created a Facebook page about the dangers of Aspartame.

Immediately a lightbulb went off in my head and I decided to do a page about the toxic stuff being added to potato crisps.

As a work from home blogger and online marketing coach I make all my income from the Internet and have done so for over 12 years.  But as well as having my money websites that actually bring me in an income I also create websites because I feel strongly about things.

Things Like Alternative Health

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The Twin Towers Conspiracy

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Control Of The Masses

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Waken Up World

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The Titanic Conspiracy 

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Debt In The UK

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And a few others like that floating about  as well, and although I do like to be upbeat and positive. I am also smart enough to realise that being upbeat and positive will not prevent you or your family members being poisoned by out of control pharmaceutical companies,chemtrails,vaccines,GMO’s,Aspartame,Fluoride,Dental Visits were they fill our mouths with Mercury and toxic root canals and lots more..

I do believe if you want you and your family to survive a while in this World, you need to educate yourself about the truth about how this world and our corrupted system really works.

People will argue with you, people will think you are crazy. Fortunately I THINK BEING ALIVE ALIVE IS MORE IMPORTANT!!! Than what some brainwashed sheep think.

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Are You Still Not Doing Money Making Activities?

This is a very powerful question in fact it is a question that many business owners overlook every day, which could lead to stagnation and a lack of income from any business.

If you ask the large majority of business owners they will tell you they are busy.  I don’t necessarily mean busy with handling new customers and incoming money. They are basically busy messing around in their business.

Are You Still Not Doing Money Making Activities?

If you are not doing things that either retain customers,improve your business relationship with your customers,bringing in new business or increasing your overall sales volume to your customers. Then you may be just wasting your time, if you heard of the 80 20 rule you will probably already know that 80% of your income comes from 20% of your customers.  You may also realise that 80% of your income comes from 20% of your activity.

So if you are running around in your business all day making yourself look busy. Chances are you are missing out on some, or all of the money making activities, that you should be doing.  Of course these money making activities will vary for different businesses, and people’s personalities.

The fact is many times a business owner starts out great, does all the marketing needed to get the business up and running, but then after a while tends to get comfortable. And forgets about some of the things that created their income in the first place.

Having parents who both were in the restaurant business, I saw this first hand for myself many times.

My dad used to be great at starting new restaurants,making great decor, charming customers making great food and getting writeups in all the local newspapers. but after a year or two he would get bored and lazy.  Instead of telling people what specials where on the menu, we would be telling people a list of things that were not on the menu..That was because my dad and his staff had been sitting all day smoking their brains out instead of cooking the foods needed for that night.   Pretty embarrassing I used to think and definitely not good for customer satisfaction or customer retention.

Then again it doesn’t matter whether you apply these strategies to a physical business like a restaurant, or a virtual business like a website or blog, the principle is still the same either way.

I remember very clearly the last time I worked in my dad’s restaurant.  I told him he should do a delivery service, as generally other restaurants I had worked in made twice as much from deliveries as they did from the restaurant especially on quieter days during the week.

He argued with me. I think I got a comment like I was managing restaurants while you were in nappies, and you are going to tell me how to run my business. At that point I told him to stick his business and walked out as it was obvious that our mindsets where completely different when it came to business.

We just didn’t see eye to eye on that at all.

The thing is I see people regularly who approach me about setting up an online business like a blog or a website, unfortunately after creating the blog or website 80% of them do nothing, nothing at all.  They do not write content do not do SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) or pay anyone to do it.   Which seems crazy after paying the costs to start up the online business in the first place.  The thing is a website with no visitors is like having a billboard in the desert..   Pretty useless really.

On the other hand there are people who get it, people who listen to what I tell them get excited and go out and market their blog or website like a madman or woman..  These are the people who get the real results online or in business.

The thing is you need to be able to differentiate between money making activities, and activities that keep you busy. The truth is you can be busy doing nothing useful all day.  That does not mean that you should be, it’s kinda like employees when the boss walks in they all start scarpering around trying to pretend they are busy doing something. So that the boss doesn’t fire them.

If you are running an online business here are a few moneymaking activities that you could do I took these from my post http://asksotiris.com/15-tips-create-internet-success/

Focus daily on at least three moneymaking activities per day.

Blogging is not a moneymaking activity but these things are remember if you do not promote or share your blog posts, your chances of making money with it are minimal..

A. Advertising the blog on social media sites

B. Creating a video daily with a link to your business products

C. Sending an email to your list of subscribers.

D. Placing a Classified Ad

E. Placing a Facebook Ad

F. Creating a Bing Ad

G. Creating a Google Paid Ad

H.Creating a Twitter Paid Ad

I. Creating a You Tube Video Ad

J. Tweeting about your Business

K. Posting on Pinterest links to your Business

L. Posting Your Business On Facebook Groups And Pages

M. Telling prospective customers about your business.

N. Posting your content on skype.

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How To Increase The Income From Your Blog With The Same Amount Of Traffic

 

Today I would like to talk about how to increase the income from your blog with a few tweaks on your website or blog,  There is some people who continually drive traffic and generate an income online through SEO, before we get started on this post, I would like to say that the title of this post is for someone  who has already started a blog and gets some traffic to it from SEO or social media sharing strategies or via Paid marketing methods.

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If you are completely brand new and have no content or traffic on your blog or website you should join my 100 Day Blogging Challenge and maybe checkout my traffic generation post or post on email marketing automation first.

Okay lets assume you are either new and have watched the two mentioned blog posts, or you have been blogging for a while or already have a well established blog or website.

 

I am sure you already know that building a list and emailing them regularly is the key to increasing your online income tremendously.  If you haven’t already got an autoresponder it is important to have one, you can get a months free trial here.

The thing is it doesn’t matter if you have an autoresponder if you are not getting people to subscribe to your email list.  Of course there are many ways to do this but did you know by just tweaking the amount of subscribers you get could double or treble your income?

Although it still works for some, things the days of putting an ugly optin form  subscribe bar in your top right sidebar and everyone entering their name and email are gone.

The fact is you need to earn your readers trust by giving them access to something useful that will either help them, or at the very least make them curious in order to get their information.

Now of course there are many things you can do with optin forms and popups etc.  But some of them can be quite intrusive and often very untargeted to your audience.

If your audience came from a network marketing group on Facebook chances are they will not be interested in your scrapbooking tips.

Now on the other hand if someone arrives from a network marketing group on Facebook onto your blog and sees a call to action popup asking them if they would like to find out twenty new ways to get more prospects from Facebook. There is a good chance that they will subscribe to your list or at least click on your call to action.

 

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