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Publishing Poetry : How to Make Money Online Publishing Poetry

Making money online by publishing poetry can be difficult, as there is not much money to be had by writing poetry. Consider starting a blog or printing poetry on products with advice from an English professor in this free video on writing.

Expert: David M. Harris
Bio: David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

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Posted by mark - February 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm

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This question is for writers and book readers: How does everyone feel about self publishing?

I am going to self publish my first novel in a few days. I have surprisingly already have done television interviews for it. I already have a plan to market it. And I am going to make my way into the mainstream literary world with this book.
Oh yeah my book is about a young boy who gets kidnapped to another world.

Self-publishing is definitely NOT for everyone just like how traditional publishers ARE NOT for everyone too. Whatever works for you is the key – as long as you get your book out there. There were self-published books that actually MADE it to bookstores. There were even authors who are popular – such as James Taylor and all who opted to self-publish because they don’t want to go to the mainstream publishing industry.

Traditional publishers just don’t know a good thing when they see one. Not all traditional publishers actually made the BEST decision when it comes to choosing books. Do you know that several best selling authors have been turned down by publishers? Stephen King, author of Gone with The Wind and Chicken Soup have been rejected by publishers and were not even given the second glance.

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Posted by mark - February 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

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Study English and Learn ESL Online : Beginnning ESL Grammar Lesson

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English ESL lessons online with Grow English. This English lesson video is an example of a beginning grammar and vocabulary lesson created by Grow English. Listen and practice, and then visit the Grow English web site.

Study free online English grammar lessons, study free online English vocabulary lessons, study online free English listening comprehension, study free online English pronunciation, and study freeonline English writing. All online!

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Posted by mark - February 25, 2016 at 7:52 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Mar 13
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 76°/60° 10 %
Mon
Mar 14
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 76°/60° 30 %
Tue
Mar 15
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 72°/52° 10 %
Wed
Mar 16
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 74°/56° 0 %
Thu
Mar 17
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 76°/57° 0 %
Fri
Mar 18
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 77°/58° 10 %
Sat
Mar 19
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 76°/58° 10 %
Sun
Mar 20
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 76°/59° 30 %
Mon
Mar 21
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Few Showers 76°/58° 30 %
Tue
Mar 22
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 75°/57° 10 %

Good Morning NOLA!  I hope you remembered to set your clocks back last night.  If not, now is a great time to do it.  It’s a little cloudy this morning but the sun will be making an appearance this afternoon.  The highs for the Crescent City is seventy-six today and no rain today.  The low tonight in the fifties once again. Tomorrow we may see a few isolated showers as we have a thirty percent chance of rain in the forecast.  Other that the rest of the weel looks clear right on up until next Sunday.  It will be a great week to take care of all the outdoor chores and errands that you have on your “to do” list.  Next Saurday I will be out at Palmer Park signing books and will have matted prints for the CDP fundraiser. In spite of the thirty percent chance of showers next Sunday, I will be signing books again at the 1850’s House Store on Jackson Square.  Come out and get your signed copy of  “If I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  I will also have copies of  “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky! ” on hand.  Mark your calendars and plan.

See y’all in NOLA.

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

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Posted by mark - February 23, 2016 at 12:26 am

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Twitter buys British app network TweetDeck

Twitter buys British app network TweetDeck
New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter has confirmed it has bought a London-based company, TweetDeck, which develops applications to help people organise information posted on Twitter and other social networking websites.
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Summit Merchant Solutions Begins Blog to Engage, Inform and Interact
DALLAS — Few can doubt the impact and effectiveness of blogging; it is changing the way businesses are relating to customers. Last month, Summit Merchant Solutions rolled out a blog with the goal of increasing communications with current merchant services clients, as well as influencing potential clients.
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Posted by mark - February 21, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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If I Dated A Burrito! – Video Blog 16

Off to our favorite place, Chipotle!
What if…finding a girlfriend, was like going to Chipotle? What do your ingredients tell about the girl you want?
I know, really deep stuff.

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Posted by mark - February 19, 2016 at 10:54 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Mar 23
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 83°/65° 10 %
Thu
Mar 24
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 80°/57° 10 %
Fri
Mar 25
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 79°/66° 10 %
Sat
Mar 26
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 83°/67° 20 %
Sun
Mar 27
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 83°/66° 30 %
Mon
Mar 28
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 82°/60° 40 %
Tue
Mar 29
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 74°/54° 40 %
Wed
Mar 30
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 73°/57° 0 %
Thu
Mar 31
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 75°/54° 30 %
Fri
Apr 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 75°/57° 20 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  It’s hump day and personally I am glad.  I hope things are better on this side of the hump.  The morning will be a little cloudy but don’t worry the sun will  be out in all it’s glory a little later.  By this afternoon we will reach a high of eighty-one.  It will be another breezy day today with winds at sixteen miles per hour.  No rain in the forecast today but our chances increase over the weekend.  By Monday of next week we will see a forty percent chance.  The forecast is showing a slight chance of showers on Saturday and only isolated thunder storms for Sunday. So don’t let that keep you from coming out to the French Quarter to see me at the 1850’s House Store.  I will be signing my latest book “If I Were A French Quarter Rat” and also  “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!”  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by mark - February 18, 2016 at 10:45 pm

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Making Money Online Put Into Perspective

The idea of making money online is attractive to many, primarily because of the benefits it offers. Two main incentives are motivational factors here: The lucrative potential of the internet as well as the personal freedom that comes with working without a fixed schedule or geographic location.

Are you willing to learn? Many people who start in the business have no intention of learning anything about html/css, publishing, search engines, css, pings, tags, or anything else. It’s not just possible to make money online, it’s a fact. As long as there’s still gray matter in between your ears, you can come up with anything good to entice shoppers looking for anything and everything on the web.

It’s all about hiring the right people or having enough knowledge and connections within a specific industry. You should do some in depth research before you decide to settle on a specific niche for your business. These can range from e-commerce websites, social communities and information portals to basic landing pages for affiliate programs.

The benefit of get paid to websites is that you don’t need to have your own website or any personal skills at all. The downside is that there are a lot of get-paid-to scams around and finding websites that are legitimate can be fairly difficult.

Many people join affiliate program to make money online. It’s easy and often free to join but it’s a very competitive market.

Different people vist different websites for different reasons. Some people will be just browsing, just surfing around with no specific target in mind whilst others will be looking for specific things.

There are large directory’s full of affiliate programs you can use on your website, such as Amazon, Clickbank and Commission Junction. Ebooks, Courses, Teaching – Building website’s to promote your Ebooks and Courses can be a great way increase sales dramatically! In fact any major competitor in any niche, has brought out there own ebook or course which you apparently can live with out.

Advertising Programs – By far the easiest way to make money from website’s is using advertising programs, simply paste a piece of code and you will have relevant adverts displayed on your website. Everyday there are new advertising program’s boasting the new way to make more money than you can imagine.

It seems that everyone out there knows how to build a website. Everyone knows a little HTML, a little CSS, a bit about promotion and bit (usually a very small bit) about design. But if you stick around a little longer, you will get to know the ropes of this business and find out the things that would work for you or not.

No Secret Formula – Sorry to burst your bubble right there but there is no secret formula at all, you can’t find billions of dollars by purchasing e-books being sold for $3 that claims to be revealing some Top Internet Secrets in Making Money or an auto-Pilot software of sort. Use your common sense do not be scammed.

It can be done on a freelance basis and doesn?t require much skill apart from knowing your way around the net and having the creativity to find ways in which to get a good inbound link to a website. Virtually assist other web workers.

Freelancers and small businesses desperately need help running their businesses, but they’re not about to hire a secretary to come sit in the family room and answer phone calls. Offer your professional expertise in an online marketplace.These days, you can do more than just sell your old books via Amazon and your old Coach handbags via eBay.

Now you can sell your professional capabilities in a marketplace. No longer are you limited to looking for a permanent or contract job on Web 1.0 style job sites like Monster or CareerBuilder.

What about the latest promotion avenues on the web like getting bloggers to create a buzz for your business, posting viral videos, giving away free ebooks, as well as using other types of online social media? Or perhaps, ideas like leaving postcards in books/public transport, holding seminars/talks, visiting schools, etc? If you’re in the U.S., what are you doing to celebrate/observe this occassion.

It’ll be interesting to know what small online business people are planning to do for this event. So, what do you do to promote your online business? Do you use more traditional methods like advertising in newspapers/magazines, giving business cards and giving brochures?

Making money online is a dream for many, but the simple fact is that it’s often just as tough as making money offline. For every brilliant success story, there are countless thousands who fail.In fact, 92% of them fail. Doing business in the online world is complicated and very fluid. Today’s success stories can quickly plummet as new competition with new strategies steals their market shares. Ilan has taken his passion and turned it into several unique product lines. His “A Thousand Things Went Right Today” and “Advice from a Tree” have spawned suites of products such as notecards, journals, bookmarks, and more that now sell in huge volume online as well as through other venues.

Making money online is thought to be a hoax to some people. It seems this way because these people do not know how to go about making money online. When you don’t know what you are doing you will not be able to make any money. Being informed os the key to making money online. There are millions of people across the world that are making money online. Each one of them has their own successful method that they developed over months and maybe even years of trial and error.

Todd Ash
http://www.articlesbase.com/ecommerce-articles/making-money-online-put-into-perspective-396828.html

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Posted by mark - February 17, 2016 at 10:20 pm

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Best-Selling Book Secrets

Everyone says, “Some day I’m going to write a book,” but few
actually do. So congratulations on a noteworthy achievement! Now
that you’re holding your book in your hands, after years of
research, writing, editing and rewriting, the last words you’ll
want to hear are, “That was the easy part.” Well, unfortunately,
that was the easy part. Unless you don’t mind your only fans
being family and close friends, or unless you’re already a
celebrity with a big publishing house behind you, your new
challenge will be letting the world know about your book so
someone will actually read (a.k.a. buy) what you’ve so
laboriously created. And the hard reality is that, in the
madness of today’s publishing environment, the onus for
successful book promotion lies almost exclusively with the
author. Whether you fought your way through to a mainstream
channel or decided to self-publish-whether you’ve written a
self-help tool or a novel-odds are good that a publicist won’t
be calling you tomorrow morning with a jam-packed itinerary of
book signings and television interviews. Some of you may have a
little help if you’re mainstream, but all of you will carry the
lion’s share. So, where do you begin? First of all, your book is
no longer “your baby,” but a business-and as with any business,
you must have a Marketing Plan. Number One in your plan should
be creating a website that will help facilitate everything else
we’ll cover in this article. If you already have a website
(business or otherwise), add a banner headline announcing
publication on your Home page. If you don’t have a website
and/or don’t know how to create one, Google how to create a
website, and plenty of user-friendly links will come up. The
point is that your website should showcase your book as the
feature, and you should offer the book for sale right there.
Sign up for a Pay Pal account, if you don’t already have one
(www.paypal.com ). This is an easy,
affordable way for you to offer buyers a means to pay with a
credit card, and that feature alone will help drive more books
out the door. Next you’ll need to develop a Sell Sheet
consisting of: a) a summary of your book in 50 words or less; b)
an author biography in one paragraph; and c) your field of
expertise and how that relates to your book (not always relevant
with fiction). Then identify your Target Audience-the “who” you
had in mind while you were writing. If you’ve written a novel,
will interested readers be male or female, young, middle-aged or
seniors, action or romance devotees? If your book is
non-fiction, are you targeting a certain business or profession?
Do you already have a client or seminar base that will be a
built-in market? If you don’t have a built-in base, what media
outlets (radio, television, print) will help you build one, and
which will be relevant and feasible? How do you get to Book
Reviewers? (Reviews are golden, even if they’re not glowing-and
reviews are mandatory for success. Without them, you don’t get
interviews, and the good ones become marketing tools.) Each
category and media market, by the way, can be easily researched
via the Internet, and each will have to receive a Review Copy of
your book. Once your target audience is clear, identify your
book’s Position with a single sentence that explains why someone
would want to buy your book over others in the same category.
This is an extremely important element because, with every
Review Copy you send out, you’ll have between 5 and 15 seconds
to catch someone’s attention. Finally (and you’ve probably
figured this out already), you need to decide how much money
you’re able and willing to spend on your book promotion. Guess
who buys all those Review Copies, for example? You’ll also need
business cards (focused solely on your book), bookmarks, “Just
Published” posters, announcement post cards, travel expenses and
so forth. But before you send out for oxygen, this new challenge
isn’t as daunting as you may think, because the majority of
Best-Sellers begin their successes locally. Your first contact
won’t be to the New York Times, but rather your local newspaper.
Send a copy of your Press Release (similar to your Sell Sheet
but a more familiar format to the media). If you Google how to
write a press release, you’ll find a wealth of tutorials. Then
use a “local author” angle to approach the Manager or Event
Coordinator in nearby book stores (small independent book
sellers and big chains like Barnes & Noble), first about
scheduling a book signing, and second about stocking your book
on their shelves. (The former will be easier than the latter.)
Check each store’s Event Calendar and attend several book
signings to see how they’re done. When you have a signing
scheduled, send invitations! Include everyone you’ve ever known,
if you can afford the stamps. Although you’ll want to do a
broadcast email to announce your book’s publication, signing
events require old-fashioned invitations to bolster turnout. The
book store(s) will also do a little advertising (usually very
little, i.e., a flyer by the cash register), but your best hope
for a large crowd resides in the people you already know. Use
your successes with local papers and book stores to secure
interviews with other media outlets. Google to seek out venues
in your area such as noon television news broadcasts and radio
talk shows that are willing to feature new authors. Remember,
every contact you make-through media, book stores, book
reviewers, libraries, everyone-will need to receive a Review
Copy of your book. Be sure to write REVIEW COPY in big, black
magic marker letters on the inside front cover to minimize
bootleg sales of all the books you’re sending out. Distribute
widely and generously all of your other promotional materials,
as well (Sell Sheets, Press Release, Business Cards…), and never
travel without two copies of your book. Take a handful on your
vacation. You just never know when a future fan will be standing
in front of you. This local focus will not only build success
from the inside out, but will also help minimize cash outlays
for airfare and hotels in the beginning. At the same time,
however, expand your base by listing your book for sale on sites
like Amazon and eBay (both sites have links that walk you
through the process), and by entering your book in contests
(have four or five on-going at any given time). Google again for
those contests germane to your book, but research the sponsoring
organization(s) before entering. Some are less reputable than
others. Contests offer tremendous publicity potential, though,
and many judges return valuable comments whether you win
anything or not. Lastly, set up an automatically inserted tag
line promoting your book at the bottom of every email you
generate. That’s free advertising that could circle the globe.
Obviously, the how-to’s of book promotion could fill volumes-but
the short version begins and ends with you. If you believe with
a passion that your book can be a Best-Seller, then others will
believe, too. Just keep in mind that, as with any project or
craft, the devil is in the details. Orchestrating a book
promotion can be a little like managing a goat rodeo, if all the
basics aren’t in place. Make your plan, have your props, and
then start calling on your local segment of the world. Every
success will breed another, and the boundaries of “local” will
continue to expand as far as you wish to push them. Of course,
none of this happens overnight, and wisdom suggests putting your
plans in motion while the book is still in the production cycle.
Then allow yourself a few captivating moments when you first
hold the “real thing” in your hands. Celebrate and feel that
well-deserved pride. Okay. Time’s up. The window of marketing
opportunity is the first year after publication, which doesn’t
leave room for many wasted days. Even though writing your book
was the easy part, selling your book is the fruitful part-and
nothing compares to the sound of someone saying, “I bought your
book, loved it, and recommended it to my friends.” May those
words ring familiar time and again along your personal path to
your own Best-Seller!

Matt Bacak
http://www.articlesbase.com/ebooks-articles/bestselling-book-secrets-1010.html

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Posted by mark - February 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 

Welcome to RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast!  This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings.    While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do.  Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
Today
Jan 18
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Showers 64°/46° 60 %
Wed
Jan 19
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Sunny 61°/51° 10 %
Thu
Jan 20
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Isolated T-Storms 64°/40° 30 %
Fri
Jan 21
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 49°/34° 10 %
Sat
Jan 22
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Sunny 52°/36° 0 %
Sun
Jan 23
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Sunny 56°/44° 0 %
Mon
Jan 24
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Partly Cloudy 61°/48° 20 %
Tue
Jan 25
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Showers 60°/46° 40 %
Wed
Jan 26
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Showers 61°/42° 30 %
Thu
Jan 27
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 58°/42° 20 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  That same old sixty percent chance of rain is hanging over our heads.  You know the drill.  Keep the umbrella handy and I would suggest rain appropriate foot gear for today.   A light jacket or sweater will work for those of you that are a little cold natured or that really feel the dampness. The high is sixy four, so another damp day in store. The good news is the forecast for tomorrow shows a beautiful sunny day with only a chance of isolated showers for Thursday.  The weekend looks good and will be here quick with this short work week for some of you.  Enjoy your day and I’ll see you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 

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