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Would you like to make money

on your WordPress.com blog ?  

Have you signed up for the  WordAds feature?

If you have a WordPress site and would like to have paid ads on it, take advantage of their feature ‘WordAds’.    WordAds is a feature that will run ads next to or below your content and let you share in the income.

WordAds was develop to enable site owners to make money with published advertising on their sites and have WordPress do all the work of managing paid advertising.  WordAds has their own team to manage your site ads and keep track of the accounting for you.

WordAds try to fit the best campaign with each site but tends to have broad national ad campaigns running because they pay better than smaller local ad campaigns. Although you cannot personally choose your advertiser, you do have discretion over ads that you feel are offensive or are not good for your Blog’s image and can have them removed by sending a screenshot along with the Ad’s URL to WordPress and they will discontinue its use on your site.

In order to start using WordAds, you must have a domain name which you can register through WordPress.com. In your Dashboard, go to Store, Domains and click on Register a New Domain button.  Enter the domain name you wish to register and click Go.  If the name is available, it will let you ‘Register Now’.  Complete the payment process and you are on your way with your new Domain Name.

The second thing you will need to have is a PayPal account.  Once you have set up a PayPal account you can now go to WordAds and request an invitation to join.  You will need your domain name and PayPal account information to submit.

Third, if you live in the United States you will need to provide a tax ID number or social security number so WordAds can send you a tax form at the end of the year. I know, I know.

Once WordAds has approved your account they will launch WordAds on your site and send you a notification that this process has been completed and the account is live.

Once your account is launched, you can now go to your Dashboard under Settings and see WordAds has been added to the menu.

How do you get paid by WordAds ?

Good question, WordAds pays out once a month at the end of a month.  They will send you an email indicating what your earnings are. In order to get paid you need to have made a minimum of $100.00.  Don’t worry if you didn’t do that.  WordAds will save your earnings to pay out on the following month which hopefully has put you above the $100 mark.

WordAds do run on mobile sites which is an important feature to have with so many of us using mobile for our internet business.

WordAds is intended to help you be able to stay focused on your work and let WordAds worry about all the hassles that paid advertising can bring.  This feature is especially useful to the small business or site owner who may not have the budget or staff to deal with site advertising.

Try out WordAds and eventually your pocketbook will grow and your business will as well.  Let your site content flourish and make some money  and  when the time is right – Now  you can hired that staff!

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MorningMist

MorningMist


Successful Social Media Tip of the Day . . How to Post a Pin from Pinterest in your WordPress Blog

 

Have you wanted to take a Pin from your Pinterest boards and post it to your blog?  It is quick and easy to do if you know how.  

Here is a How  To in 10 Easy Steps - 

1. Go to your Pinterest board and find the Pin you want to post on your blog

2. Click on the Pin then click on the box near top right of Pin with the pencil in it

3. You will see the URL down at the bottom of the Pin

4. Copy the URL by using Control C or through the Copy option from your Edit menu

5. Go to your blog and start a new post

6.  Type your Post Title and post. When you are ready to insert Pin link, click on the Add Media box on left side of Post page

7. Before you insert your link make sure to leave your cursor where you want the link to appear in your post

8. Click on the Insert from URL

9. Paste your URL into the box using Control V or the Paste option from your Edit menu

10. Click Insert Into Post on bottom right side of screen

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And Bravo ! You have added your Pin to your WordPress blog post !

Try it out !  Please retweet and share this if you found it to be useful !!


Successful Social Media Tip of the Day . . Setting Up a Portfolio on your WordPress Blog

Setting up a Portfolio on your WordPress blog is a simple and effective way to sort out content that you are posting.  You can organize your art, writing and any other project you blog about.  On your WordPress.com site you can display your Portfolio projects in several different ways.  First lets set up the Portfolio in a few easy steps.

Go to your Dashboard and under the Settings, click on Writing.  This will display a page with the writing default settings and formatting.  Go down to the bottom of the page and you will see under -Your Custom Content Types- Portfolio Projects.  Check  the Enable box.  Change the number of Portfolio projects you want to display.  Click the Save Changes.

After you have done this first step, you will now see the Portfolio option in your Dashboard. Click on Portfolio and a menu will pop up with 4 options. The first option is All Projects.  This is where you will see your Project, the project tags and type.  You can edit, view or trash the project.

Next under the Portfolio tab is Add New.  Ad your projects here just like you would any other post. Project Types and Project Tags are the last two options in the Portfolio menu.

Project Types are similar to categories.  At the top of this screen in Project Types you will see  the drop down screen options where you can choose which toggles you want to use.  The three choices are Description, Slug and Project.  It is important to know what the term Slug is on WordPress.  A slug is the valid URL that is created from your title.  For example if the title of your post is My Dog Ate My Homework, your slug would be my-dog-ate-my-homework.  You would add this to the website URL.

Project Tags screen looks similar to the Project Types but has your Tags listed.  Here you can add new project tags and edit your project.

 

FairyGarden

FairyGarden

For more information on Portfolio goto http://en.support.wordpress.com/portfolios

Do you use the portfolio option on your site ?  Please leave your comments and helpful hints. Let us know if this post was helpful. 


Successful Social Media Tip of the Day . . Tuesday, Get Your Share Buttons on Blog

Sharing is good right ?  Make sure you have all the share buttons you want on your blog in the format you like.  The share buttons will allow your viewers to share your valuable content with their social media network.  To add share buttons to your WordPress blog, go to the blog Dashboard.  Under settings, select sharing.  The Sharing Settings page will appear.  The first section is for you to connect your blog to your social media sites such as Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more.  After you make sure your blog is connected to your social media sites, go further down the share page to Sharing Buttons.  Click and drag the share buttons you wish to enable.  Below this section, you can change the format of the share buttons to words only or words and icons or just the share icon.  Customize the share buttons to suit your blog’s style.  Happy Sharing !

Please let us know if you tried this and what you thought about this post !Image


Social Media Tip of the Day . . . Tuesday

imageOptimizing Images when you Blog – remember the size and format of an image you are using significantly effects download time.  HD images can have a big impact on that download time so make sure you optimize your image and that will improve the performance of your site.  So don’t forget, optimize your image before downloading it to your WordPress site.Image


Social Media Tip of the Day Thursday . . .

WordPress – Your Blog Title – is the single most important factor for SEO ranking.  Make sure your Keywords are near the start of the page title so search engines rank it well !  Remember to always use TAGS on your post for searchers looking for Keywords !  Happy Blogging !

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