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Make Money Online by Writing

Writing is an important element in earning recognition on line. Learn the art and science of writing to promote your business opportunity.

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Posted by mark - August 31, 2016 at 2:23 am

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Is Writing Articles The Only Way To Succeed Online?

Certainly not!

Many different ways exist to succeed with an online business. All of them will require a learning curve to use properly and effectively.

1 – Online Advertising

Traditional advertising still exists. There are many owners of websites who would be more than willing to sell you space on their site for your own site’s promotion.

You will need to learn how to determine the value of this kind of advertising. How much traffic is generated? What kind of traffic is generated? Does the traffic convert to sales? Is it worth the money being spent?

2 – Online and Offline Word of Mouth

This is basically a free form of advertising. The concept is simple, if you know enough people and tell them, they in turn tell others and so forth. Before long many people are checking out your website.

Another similar technique which is an electronic method of spreading the word is thru the use of forums. You must be careful with this technique however, as it may be considered spam by many forum moderators and / or viewed negatively by forum members.

Many website forums offer sections specifically for advertising. They may charge a price, but it is usually not very high.

3 – Pay per Click

Many online businesses are extremely successful using pay per click campaigns with the search engines. Traffic can be nearly instantaneous and depending on the campaign large amounts of traffic can be generated.

This again is another technique you need to learn and understand before attempting. If not done properly it could possibly be one of the quickest ways to max out a credit card with no return on investment.

4 – Email Opt-In Lists

Many online entrepreneurs would say this is the only way to succeed online. They will give away products or information simply by having the visitor add their email address to their “electronic list” using a website form and then confirmed by the visitor via their email address, otherwise known as opt-in.

The idea is that once their email is on the “list”, newsletters can be sent out many times with links to products they are selling. With this technique the visitor could possibly be sold many different products earning the online business owner far more income than only one initial product sale might produce.

Indeed, there are many success stories with this online business model. For it to succeed you need to have a large list of subscribers, good sales copywriting and products for resale.

5 – A Good Linking Strategy

It has been said that the links between different websites form the back bone of the internet. Search engines value links highly, especially one way links, and rank sites higher in their results which have a large number of links.

Website owner, naturally, figured this out and took advantage of it to gain increased exposure to their website. They participated in a form of linking called “reciprocal linking”. They would ask a different website owner to add a link for them and in return they would link back.

This linking strategy worked for a while, but soon the search engines caught on and filtered this “fabricated” linking out, resulting in many site owners losing traffic.

Linking with relevant sites can still produce much traffic. It does again require a learning curve on how to do it properly and how to be rewarded from the search engines in terms of search results ranking. It also requires time for this method to work to its full potential.

People have succeeded in many other ways including blogging, free publicity and even by printing their website in various locations offline.

Articles are typically associated with online success from the phrase “Content Is King!” For many websites and users it is hard to beat the value of articles with the content they provide.

Many people are looking for information. They are not ready to spend money. However, capturing their attention by giving them the information they are looking for helps to draw them in and prepare them to spend their money.

Why not have them spend their money on your site? Feed them with information from your articles and reel them in!

Craig Ritsema

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Posted by mark - August 30, 2016 at 2:19 am

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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! 

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Mar 31
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 70°/56° 20 %
Apr 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 82°/62° 0 %
Apr 02
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 82°/65° 20 %
Apr 03
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 83°/71° 0 %
Apr 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 85°/71° 30 %
Apr 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 78°/56° 40 %
Apr 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 75°/60° 0 %
Apr 07
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 78°/65° 10 %
Apr 08
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 82°/66° 60 %
Apr 09
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 82°/66° 10 %


Good Morning NOLA!   Okay what happened to our spring weather? It was a little chilly if you were out last night .  That was  really a little suprise for some of the area.  The clouds should move out by this afternoon leaving us with a little cooler temps. Grab a jacket or a sweater before you head out. Now our rain chances have decreased for the next few days.   The forecast is showing more rain for later in the week too. It is only suppose to be isolated thunder storms but be prepared.  I will have the umbrella at the ready but there is plenty of cover in the Quarter.  What’s a little rain after all? The sun should make its appearance again just in time for the weekend. There will be lots going on as usual.  I am taking a break so I will not be at the 1850’s House Store this weekend but will be back on the Square the following weekend. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by mark - August 29, 2016 at 1:31 am

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Writing an Online Dating Profile: Common Pitfalls to Avoid

When writing an online dating profile, there pitfalls that you should avoid as they may well cost you love of your life. Some common pitfalls include:

1. Laundry List:

Yes, complex beings we are, with wide and varied interests. But you don’t need to put each and every one of them in your profile. Four to five activities that mean most to you and are integral to your life suffice.

2. Shopping List:

This is related to 1 above, only that you make a long list of demands that your prospect must have or meet. Some online dating profile lists of demands simply cannot be met by someone from planet earth. Be realistic.

3. Lies:

The biggest complaint about online dating is about all the liars out there. People lie about their marital status, age, profession, income and so on. These lies eventually catch up with them, inflicting deep wounds and even lifetime scars on either or both parties. Be honest.

2. TMI (Too Much Information):

Don’t spill every little detail about yourself in your ad.

First, if you lay everything out on the table right away, you’ll have a hard time finding things to talk about later.

Second, a little mystery in a relationship helps strengthen the interest in both parties. Take your time in finding out more about each other.

3. Bragging:

Nobody likes a show-off. But how, you might ask, do you write positively about yourself without sounding arrogant? Well, be objective as opposed to being subjective. Avoid self-aggrandizing commentaries like, “I look great”, “I am successful”, “I have a great sense of humor”, and so on.

4. Cliches and Other Overused Phrases:

Guess what? Almost everyone enjoys “fine dining” and “long walks on a moonlit beach”. You’re not inviting a response when you list things like this. Using these phrases will make you seem unimaginative, if not outright boring. Put some thought into what you really enjoy doing and list things that make you stand out from the crowd.

5. Loser Words and Phrases:

Avoid using any of the following words or phrases in your personal profile:

a) “I’m tired of being alone” – This paints you as desperate and can set you up for responses by manipulative people.

b) “If you want more info, ask” – The whole response/reply process assumes this. Adding this line indicates laziness on your part to think about the content of your ad.

c) “I’m honest” – Even the most compulsive of liars won’t admit to being one, so there’s really no point in saying this.

d) “I’m no good at these things” – Few people consider themselves particularly gifted in writing personal ads. Like a) above, this reads like unmotivated filler text.

e) “I can’t believe I’m doing this.” Well, guess what, you are! Get real.

6. Shouting:

Typing in all capital letters is not only hard on the eyes, but also annoying to most readers. Also, on the Internet this is considered shouting. DON’T SHOUT! (See what I’m saying?).

7. Sexual Innuendo:

Save the sex talk for later communication, when you and your date become more comfortable with each other. What you intend as a cute remark may inadvertently be taken the wrong way.

8. Berating Former Relationships or Partners:

Almost everybody has gone through a relationship that just didn’t work out (I doubt there’s anybody who hasn’t). Don’t whine about what you didn’t get out of your last relationship. This is not the time or place to vent.

9. Unfamiliar Words:

Don’t try to show off vocabulary you do not have. The easier to read your personal profile is the better. Conversation-style writing that brings out your personality works best.

10. Negativity:

You want to come across positively. Talk about your positive aspects and traits. Leave the negative behind.

There you have ten common pitfalls to avoid when writing an online dating profile. And while you are at it, don’t forget to check your spelling and grammar.

David Kamau

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Posted by mark - August 28, 2016 at 12:42 am

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What’s the best software for online publishing that doesn’t cost a fortune? Any free programs to download?

What would be a good website to check for ONLINE PUBLISHING free software? The current file is in Acrobat. Can I edit and then re-publish using that program?

There are several different types of online publishing…. eBooks, blogs, websites, etc and each has its own specific software requirements. It also depends on what operating system you have. Without knowing these details it’s difficult to offer specific advice. However, you might find something here that meets your needs. They’re all open source (free) software: is one of the larger hosting sites for open source projects

You could also check some of these hosting sites as well:

As a bonus, since your current file is in Acrobat, you’re probably using Acrobat Reader. You might want to check out this free alternate utility from Foxit. It’s fully compatible with PDF files and doesn’t use up near as much computer resources.


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Posted by mark - August 27, 2016 at 12:24 am

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Good Major Book Publishing Companies for 15 Year Olds?

I wanted to know if there were any major book publishing companies, you know, like Wizards of the Coast and all that, that a 15 year old could join?
I want someone who will be able to publish what I have written, someone good/popularish.

I suggest self-publishing. It doesn’t discriminate any age group or whatever.

There are several schools of thoughts about it but I see it as a writer’s strategy to get his or her book published fast. The author also has full authority over the manuscript.

Xlibris is a self-publishing company that has a really good reputation on its excellent and wide ranging publishing services.

Get a free book publishing guide from them and they will walk you through the whole process:

I hope you find this information helpful.


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Posted by mark - August 25, 2016 at 11:58 pm

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Online Promotions Gives Traditional Advertising a Run for Its Money

Think TV and Radio advertising and you’re thinking high priced promotions – Sure these are two of the most persuasive media systems in use for endorsement, but they’re commonly way outside the bounds of people’s publicity funds. Top-end publishing advertisements are also expensive options. Securing ad space in best-selling papers in the form of a smallish line or boxed ad, comes at a substantial cost. The abovementioned media is unarguably valuable, but the publicity a company can expect to be given is oftentimes temporary. The advert may be put on the air on the TV or the radio, but statistically it has been confirmed that the most prolific reaction to such endorsements only comes subsequent to repeated airings. And that has a heavy price attached to it.

            The net brings a more reasonably priced base from which to create corporate advertising. Capable of giving companies all the rewards of television, radio and print advertisements, it does so economically. With the use of video recordings, audio files and text, when the promotional material is exhibited on the net, it is present for as long as the advertiser states it need be. This demarcates the difference between the two options –  in a very significant way from the requirement to maintain publicity in a ‘real’ environment.

            Many businessmen and women now accept the concept of the World Wide Web as the vehicle most suited to their promotional needs and with a promised audience-ship of around 1.4 billion citizens, it’s clear why they do.

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            For a tiny proportion of the price of time-honored media promoting the Internet affords advertisers the chance to aim toward an immense customer base. Many commercial enterprises are enthusiastic about getting online and however it is not sufficient just to be online. If a given Internet site does not feature as a highly ranked one on search result listings then the site may be overlooked – measures need to be taken to rectify the problem.

            Making the most of their cyber-presence and publicity opportunities is something many business neglect to attend to. Giving up expensive ‘real world’ advertising will realize considerable savings for businesses and in today’s inconstant pecuniary climate it is especially judicious to plan the way our money is spent. Knowing where to make cuts is important, it’s not appropriate to trim back certain expenses. The clever businessperson knows that the very best place their money can be invested is on good assistance in reaching an uppermost position for their commercial endeavors. Potential customers need to build familiarity with companies and the services or commodities they offer – this is exactly what is expected from any publicity or advertising strategy.

            But…  who can help with heightening your online presence? This sort of decision must be regarded as industriously as the other kinds of choices made about all other matters of business.

            The most distinguished companies who lay claim to over a decade’s experience in assertive e-marketing is Canada-based Internet Solutions Company WSI. They’ve formulated all kinds of Internet resolutions for small and medium sized business the world over, with stunning success. This is why they’ve been granted abundant honors. Referred to as the No 1 business in the field, in addition WSI proffers franchise possibilities – So, if you feel that being involved in the resolution side of Net commerce would be right for you there’s good news –  their franchise openings are on sale globally and for the very sensible all inclusive fee of only $49,700.

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            With a massive move toward of E-commerce as a replacement for real world concerns WSI renders answers to a wide-spreading assortment of people: new and old businesses who want to gain steady ground online or have a total package created for them, and a superb professional career prospect for anyone who is looking at being in charge of their working life and beating the recession.


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Posted by mark - August 23, 2016 at 10:44 pm

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Could you describe the pros and cons of e-publishing/self publishing and regular publishing?

My cousin and I are thinking of publishing our book, no need to go into detail except it is a book for small children. We were thinking about getting an agent and actually publishing it until we realize how hard that would be. Could you explain each way of publishing from above and why we might want to do either. Also, would it be easier to publish it online (self-publishing) then get it published for real?

Thanks in advance!

Regular publishers specialize in publishing. They know the markets, how to lay out a book, how to print it economically and distribute it. It can be time consuming and frustrating to send chapters off to publishers for acceptance, and there is a good chance you will never get your work published. However, if it’s not accepted, it may be a sign that it’s either not as good as you think it is or there is little market for it.

Self-publishing allows you complete control over content, layout and can be faster. The negative is that as a writer/photographer, you probaby are not an expert in design, editing, layout or distribution. You will have a much more difficult time selling your book to bookstores and many of the big distributors will probalby not even consider it. Athough self-publish has traditionally been viewed as less legitimate, I think the nich for this market is gaining acceptance as opporutnities and technoligies are growing. I think self-publishing makes sense for niche markets where the number of potential buyers is so low, it isn’t economical for the most pulishing companies, but you as the author/publisher are willing to accept this lower number for the work you will put in and because it’s a niche, you have the means to market it to this audience. (trade magazines, online communities, conferences, etc.)

Many self-publishing companies will sell packages where they will help you with some of the layout, design, editing, etc. For a regional photography/history book I chose to self publish with lulu. LuLu does not charge anything upfront but works mostly on comissions with some affordable packages for getting your own ISBN, marketing, etc. This makes it affordable for books with low demand, but the author must be capable of all editing, design, layout, including meeting certain specificatoins, etc. They offer little or no support in these areas. Since most of the marketing for my book is local, that wasn’t as much of a concern.

One draw-back I’ve experienced with self-publishing is that at least with color books, the printing costs are high enough that if you wish to sell to it to bookstores, the final mark up will be high enough so as to not be competetive with other similar books. The only way to sell competitively is with direct markeing where there is no retail mark up. This, however, greatly limits your potential market in most cases. Many feel self-publishing makes sense because the author can make a much larger comission. While this may be true, in most all cases, sales will be so much lower that an author won’t even begin to make what they would have with a publishing company. (I’ve read in several places that most self-publishers sell less than 100 copies of their books.)

From what you’ve said, to self-publsih your book doesn’t make much financial sense, but if your goal is simply to have a product available that you created, there are many options out there.

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Posted by mark - August 21, 2016 at 9:57 pm

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Do you know any online writing contest?

I’m just an amateur writer. I love writing short stories and poem. Do you know any writing online contest where I can send my entries and received REAL money? usually has some contests going on.

answer mine?

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Posted by mark - August 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

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I have a business that I want to get a server for which server is best for a publishing online marketing,sales

your Q doesn’t make any sense. Ask grammatically right

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Posted by mark - August 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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