WordPress Money Blog http://wpmoneyblog.com Blogging Tips to Make Money Online From Your WordPress Blog. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:10:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Is WordPress Suitable For Live-Blogging?http://wpmoneyblog.com/wordpress-for-live-blogging/ http://wpmoneyblog.com/wordpress-for-live-blogging/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:10:17 +0000 http://wpmoneyblog.com/?p=5076 For good and for bad, immediacy is an essential component of successful online publishing. To engage attention, publishers have to capture the wave of a trending topic before it peaks. Traditional blogs aren’t well suited to covering events as they happen. Blogging is an after-the-fact medium. Blogs are an exceptional platform for analysis, news reporting, and other writing, but they are not ideal for immediacy and the real-time reporting that drives traffic to social media networks like Twitter.

Why not just use Twitter or Google+ instead of trying to fit a round peg into a square hole? For the same reason publishers like The Verge prefer to live-blog events rather than tweet about them. You own your blogging platform. You control how it looks, the content that is published on it, and how traffic is monetized. If you use someone else’s platform, you’re driving traffic to their advertising...]]> For good and for bad, immediacy is an essential component of successful online publishing. To engage attention, publishers have to capture the wave of a trending topic before it peaks. Traditional blogs aren’t well suited to covering events as they happen. Blogging is an after-the-fact medium. Blogs are an exceptional platform for analysis, news reporting, and other writing, but they are not ideal for immediacy and the real-time reporting that drives traffic to social media networks like Twitter.

Why not just use Twitter or Google+ instead of trying to fit a round peg into a square hole? For the same reason publishers like The Verge prefer to live-blog events rather than tweet about them. You own your blogging platform. You control how it looks, the content that is published on it, and how traffic is monetized. If you use someone else’s platform, you’re driving traffic to their advertising and they have control over the content.

That’s not to say social media and other publishing platforms aren’t incredibly valuable for real-time news reporting. Twitter is an invaluable tool for journalists and writers. Reddit’s new live-blogging feature is likely to produce mixed results, but it may become a powerful way of applying crowdsourcing to news gathering and reporting.

None of which is very useful for blog publishers who want to bring traffic to their site and keep it there.

There aren’t as many options for live-blogging on WordPress as one would think. WordPress live-blogging seemed to hit a peak of popularity a couple of years ago, with several strong plugins being developed that turned WordPress into a great live-blogging platform.

Even Automattic got in on the action with Liveblog, but the plugin hasn’t been updated since the beginning of 2013 and is only compatible up to version 3.5.2 of WordPress. The Live Blogging plugin is a similar story, but that hasn’t been updated for even longer.

The strongest option at the time of writing is 24liveblog. 24liveblog is not a WordPress native service and requires an account on the 24liveblog site. The plugin takes care of embedding the necessary code on a WordPress site, but the writing itself takes place on 24liveblog’s cloud service.

For its price (free), 24liveblog is a remarkably powerful live-blogging tool. The dashboard is well-designed and it is remarkably straightforward to create live-blog streams that include text, tweets, embedded videos, and screen captures.

If you run a news site and want to capture the immediacy of social media on your own platform, you really can’t do much better than 24liveblog.

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Latest Social Media Optimization Trends of 2014http://wpmoneyblog.com/social-media-optimization-trends-2014/ http://wpmoneyblog.com/social-media-optimization-trends-2014/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:05:11 +0000 http://wpmoneyblog.com/?p=5025 Social media optimization is a holistic approach in the natural search optimization process. It is very useful for your business websites that make them easy to spread over the web. In short, it is a good way to generate a high traffic to a website. Through this medium, you can easily popularize your website on different social media platforms. Let’s start a discussion about some of the latest social media trends of this year.

Popularity of Social Paid Advertising

Today, many social media platforms...]]> Social media optimization is a holistic approach in the natural search optimization process. It is very useful for your business websites that make them easy to spread over the web. In short, it is a good way to generate a high traffic to a website. Through this medium, you can easily popularize your website on different social media platforms. Let’s start a discussion about some of the latest social media trends of this year.

Popularity of Social Paid Advertising

Today, many social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are offering paid advertising services and they are continuously working to make the website popular accurately. Have a look on some of the statistics; it appears that the brands are using these social paid advertising services to a huge extent.

LinkedIn is one of the major popular social media platforms and its sponsored updates forty-five percent higher engagement as compared to the other social networking websites like Twitter or Facebook.

Facebook offers retargeted ads in the user’s news feed section that is used by numerous brands. It reports more than 49 times clicks as compared to other sidebar ads.

Twitter allows you to avail three types of social paid advertising including tweets, accounts and trends.

Major Aspect in Social Media: Google+

In terms of social media optimization, Google+ has attained a high reputation in 2014. It reports that more than three hundred people are using Google+ every month. Due to this, it has become a major part of the search algorithm. It is easy to use and rewards the websites with a high page rank and SEO IQ. Google+ becomes a necessity of search engine optimization because people are adopting it in a very effective way.

Growing Popularity

Just because of the same reason you can easily target your business and marketing with the help of these social media specialized sites. Some popular social media platforms help you to target the potential customers with your latest updates. If you want to target some more particular audience, it is good to try searching the niche social media platforms.

More Mobility

In the present scenario, mobile applications are highly used all across the world with the advent of the android phones and tablets. We can hardly imagine ourselves without them. According to the recent survey, only thirty-three percent mobiles’ sites are good, which implies there are many rooms for improvement. And this provides a huge opportunity to the business enterprises to make use of these mobile devices and networks and to make their business more popular generating a huge traffic.

Unique Quality Content

Definitely, you can easily target potential consumers in today’s market using these several latest social media optimization trends. So, making quality and relevant content is very important. It is a fact that having quality content on your business site implies that you will win a social media successfully. The use of the right and the best social media platform will benefit you in all aspects that include potential customers, business site’s online presence, etc.

Obviously, these are some of the social media optimization trends of this year. They are dynamic and fluid that will be widely implemented in all types of businesses over the next few months to a huge extent.

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Social Media Websites: Features and Great Achievementshttp://wpmoneyblog.com/social-media-websites-features-achievements/ http://wpmoneyblog.com/social-media-websites-features-achievements/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:39:39 +0000 http://wpmoneyblog.com/?p=5021 social-media-websites-2014

Social media platform is highly dedicated to companies and technology professionals to collaborate, connect and create a balanced ecosystem. No doubt, social media websites are gaining huge popularity all over the world. Social media is basically a widely used and broad term. It covers a large number of websites. However, the common link among these websites is that they allow you to interact with other visitors. Here, get a short roundup of the trendiest social networks people are using on the web as well as in mobile right now.

  • Facebook: Undoubtedly, Facebook is one of the topmost social networks in the present social networking scenario. It is a user-friendly platform that allows customization of user...]]> social-media-websites-2014

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    Social media platform is highly dedicated to companies and technology professionals to collaborate, connect and create a balanced ecosystem. No doubt, social media websites are gaining huge popularity all over the world. Social media is basically a widely used and broad term. It covers a large number of websites. However, the common link among these websites is that they allow you to interact with other visitors. Here, get a short roundup of the trendiest social networks people are using on the web as well as in mobile right now.

    • Facebook: Undoubtedly, Facebook is one of the topmost social networks in the present social networking scenario. It is a user-friendly platform that allows customization of user interface which includes installing applications for personalizing the experience further.
    • Twitter: Twitter is another popular social media website widely used by celebrities, businessmen and general public. It allows you to share tweets and follow others.
    • LinkedIn: It is also a widely used website in the social networking platform. It has attained a high reputation among the business owners and job seekers. It assists people and companies to build and maintain their business and careers.
    • MySpace: A diverse and large audience uses this website. Hence, it is very difficult to tell who they actually are. It is available in almost fifteen different languages. It allows profile customization and integration of features like groups, widgets, blogs, bulletin, etc.

    There are many other websites that help you to fulfill the similar purpose as that by the above-mentioned sites. Fortunately, many tools are available in these social media sites that can assist you to group some of the updating tasks into a single post.

    Social Media Websites’ Features Adopted By the Developers

    With the success of Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Digg etc, many web developers have started adopting the social media features into their own websites. User profile and authentication are the most important features of these sites that attract developers to implement them in their sites. Different methods can be used to set up user management system. It depends on certain factors which include how many levels of access do you want? In which language do you want to make your website? Do you want to create a new solution or want to use the pre-existing one?

    Protect Your Brand with Social Media Websites

    It is a fact that social media is a very strong tool for making online reputation of the company or the brand. Day to day, millions of people are using social media sites to promote their company and gain leverage in the market. Just like a puzzle, a company or a brand’s name consists of different pieces. These tiny pieces come together to build a whole brand image in the market. A social media campaign is an addition to your business. Update the social media accounts regularly to accomplish the desired results.

    Having a profile on social media sites has become a vogue, but some people are still not sure about how beneficial it is for their business. These sites are 90% concerned about giving huge profits to all types of businesses. All the above-mentioned information aids to get a brief idea about the features and benefits of the social media sites in a business point of view.

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    http://wpmoneyblog.com/social-media-websites-features-achievements/feed/ 1 Let’s Get Started with Affiliate Marketing in 2014http://wpmoneyblog.com/affiliate-marketing-2014/ http://wpmoneyblog.com/affiliate-marketing-2014/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:01:16 +0000 http://wpmoneyblog.com/?p=5018 best-affiliate-program-2014

    In the present era, affiliate marketing is one of the most popular methods of online money making. It is a very vast field which helps in easy promotion of business products and services based on payout, category, popularity, etc. Here is a quick and easy rundown on affiliate marketing for beginners. If you really want to learn about it, then you just need to put a few efforts and reap out the maximum benefits. Here, we provide you a short outline of what you require to begin your affiliate marketing program.

    • Start on the right foot: You should be clear about your intentions like how much efforts you can put in your affiliate marketing program, would it be full-time or part-time. Do stick to your plans and implement actions in the right manner without any worries. Be confident with your...]]> best-affiliate-program-2014

      In the present era, affiliate marketing is one of the most popular methods of online money making. It is a very vast field which helps in easy promotion of business products and services based on payout, category, popularity, etc. Here is a quick and easy rundown on affiliate marketing for beginners. If you really want to learn about it, then you just need to put a few efforts and reap out the maximum benefits. Here, we provide you a short outline of what you require to begin your affiliate marketing program.

      • Start on the right foot: You should be clear about your intentions like how much efforts you can put in your affiliate marketing program, would it be full-time or part-time. Do stick to your plans and implement actions in the right manner without any worries. Be confident with your efforts.
      • Find out the best market niche: Always begin by brainstorming on what kind of unique quality content you will be able to create for your viewers. You have to decide the niche initially and then concentrate on that particular niche so that it can provide you the best deal. Surely, by doing this you will get a greater value and a wonderful target audiences.
      • Promote your products: Now it’s time to promote your products associated with your niche and aligned with your own interests and hobbies. Be passionate and particular about what you are selling in the market. Do not select the product first; instead select your target audience first and then decide the product accordingly.

      Find Products to Promote

      There are thousands of products and affiliate programs available in the market today. Therefore, there are several affiliate marketing networks out there. And, remember, not all of them are reliable. Here we shall discuss some of the top affiliate marketing networks for beginners to earn money online.

      Amazon Associates

      Beginners can easily start their journey with Amazon. Really, it has a vast range of products all over the world. It sells everything from clothing to furniture. With the Amazon Associates, you can promote a wide range of items. Commission rate with them is around 4-6%.

      Commission Junction

      It is the biggest and the most popular affiliate marketing network in the affiliate market. You can easily find it over the web. It is easy to track traffic generation, conversion rates and many more. For beginners, it provides flexible payment incentives.

      eBay Affiliate Program

      It is a global company and a very easy way to get started with affiliate marketing. Thousands of products are available in different categories which you can promote. People know about eBay and trust the name. It has a team of highly professional account managers to assist you with any issue.

      You can opt for any affiliate marketing program that suits you the best. Affiliate marketing for beginners is the one of the best methods to earn money without investing a huge amount of funds initially. At fresher’s level, you can easily get an idea about affiliate marketing and how to get started with it.

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      http://wpmoneyblog.com/affiliate-marketing-2014/feed/ 1 The Best WordPress Themes in 2014 To Make Your WordPress Site Stand Outhttp://wpmoneyblog.com/best-wordpress-themes-2014/ http://wpmoneyblog.com/best-wordpress-themes-2014/#respond Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:15:04 +0000 http://wpmoneyblog.com/?p=5012 wordpress-best-premium-themes

      WordPress has an impressive collection of themes that bloggers and site owners can use for their website. All themes have their own unique characteristics that make them good pick, however, among these themes, there are really some that stand out from the rest. From professional, business-oriented themes to fun and inspiring versions, there’s always a theme that would be a perfect fit for your site. One should find these fantastic themes in order for their site to get a lot of attention and conversions as well. But how? Well, the best themes should be responsive to cater to the growing demand of mobile browsing. Years ago this was not a requirement but due to many sizes of devices, responsive themes are surely a must, so  that it can look beautiful in any device that people will use. The best themes should also get easily customized having widgets and custom functions in the appearance itself, keeping coding down to a minimum and allowing newbies to create their own site.

      Using these criteria, we’ve searched the internet for the best themes out there. Today we are going to give you the top 10 WordPress themes this 2014. Read on.

      Social WordPress Theme Looking for a great design to showcase your designs, artworks and photos? Then this trendy theme will be perfect to showcase your...]]> wordpress-best-premium-themes

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      WordPress has an impressive collection of themes that bloggers and site owners can use for their website. All themes have their own unique characteristics that make them good pick, however, among these themes, there are really some that stand out from the rest. From professional, business-oriented themes to fun and inspiring versions, there’s always a theme that would be a perfect fit for your site. One should find these fantastic themes in order for their site to get a lot of attention and conversions as well. But how? Well, the best themes should be responsive to cater to the growing demand of mobile browsing. Years ago this was not a requirement but due to many sizes of devices, responsive themes are surely a must, so  that it can look beautiful in any device that people will use. The best themes should also get easily customized having widgets and custom functions in the appearance itself, keeping coding down to a minimum and allowing newbies to create their own site.

      Using these criteria, we’ve searched the internet for the best themes out there. Today we are going to give you the top 10 WordPress themes this 2014. Read on.

      Social WordPress Theme
      Looking for a great design to showcase your designs, artworks and photos? Then this trendy theme will be perfect to showcase your portfolio and make sure you’ll get notice. It’s fully responsive and can easily be connected to various social media accounts.

      Indigo Theme
      This theme had always been one of the top WordPress themes around because of its simplicity and cleanliness. It is perfect for beginners who want to start a blog and don’t know much about coding and programming. This theme is full responsive and will allow you to put a slideshow and some widgets easily.

      ProProview Theme
      Planning to start a review site? Use ProProview theme for a clean look and easy customization functions. Whether you are making the review site for pleasure, to inform people or for profit, this theme would be perfect for you. It is responsive and has features such as Ratings by feature, ribbons for top rated products, ratings widgets, review slider, pros and cons, user ratings and more. All this is so easy to understand, even a novice will not have a hard time.

      InReview Theme
      Made by Elegant themes, we are already sure that this theme is clean and good looking before we even checked it out. By the time we tried to use it, we are surprised with what it can do. InReview is a powerful review theme that has author ratings, user ratings, feature ratings, slider and customizable widgets. It also comes with short codes and an easy to setup review post that people will surely love. We’ve used InReview for some of our electronic cigarette review sites and experienced success using it.

      Focus Premium News Theme
      Focus is one of the best themes there if you want to make an online newspaper or magazine type website. The design was inspired by tech magazine website “The Verge” and your websites will surely standout because of it. It is well responsive, professional looking, has extremely easy to use option panel and has built in social media module which lets you add social buttons without adding other plugins.

      Codilight Theme
      Codilight is another online magazine type of theme, so powerful, so attractive and extremely customized. It is on the middle of professionalism and fun so it is really cool and can capture the eyes of audiences of both types. It has a great search box, drop down menus, links to social features, shortcodes, SEO friendly customization and advertisement blocks that are perfect if you are looking for Advertisers for your online mag.

      Blanco Theme
      It is a WordPress theme that is perfect if you are planning to start an online store or E-commerce site. Blanco is responsive and easy to use, it is clean so your customers would find it easy to buy and navigate your site and it has a powerful admin module that allows you to customize products that you would want to display on the homepage.

      Bretheon WordPress Business Theme
      Is a favorite amongst businesses because it is very professional looking but is so easy to navigate. It will give people the feeling that your business website is created by a professional graphic designer even if it’s not. It is also responsive, has unlimited color choices and over 500 fonts to choose from.

      Kallyas Theme
      Kallyas theme is perfect for both E-Commerce website and business profile website. It is highly responsive and is currently the top-selling e-commerce theme at ThemeForest. It includes slider, easy transaction payments, page builder, unlimited color options and more.

      Precise Theme
      Precise is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that can be used in any type of WordPress site you are planning to build. It can fit almost everyone’s need. It’s convenient, responsive, simple and its expressive animation will make your site unique.

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      Affiliate Marketing: Simple Model for Making Money Onlinehttp://wpmoneyblog.com/affiliate-marketing-making-money-online/ http://wpmoneyblog.com/affiliate-marketing-making-money-online/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:03:31 +0000 http://wpmoneyblog.com/?p=5006 Making money with affiliate marketing can be a very profitable venture. It not only requires very little initial investment, but also needs on what you want to focus on. It is not a new activity; in fact, affiliate marketing has been around since before the advent of the World Wide Web just in a vaguely different semblance. In short, it is just an internet based marketing practice of promoting another company’s services or products for some amount of commission.No doubt, any affiliate marketing program takes time, considerable efforts and knowledge to get success, but there is no reason you could not earn money with a new online affiliate program....]]> Making money with affiliate marketing can be a very profitable venture. It not only requires very little initial investment, but also needs on what you want to focus on. It is not a new activity; in fact, affiliate marketing has been around since before the advent of the World Wide Web just in a vaguely different semblance. In short, it is just an internet based marketing practice of promoting another company’s services or products for some amount of commission.

      No doubt, any affiliate marketing program takes time, considerable efforts and knowledge to get success, but there is no reason you could not earn money with a new online affiliate program. Do not trust the despicable claims; this business is like any other business you might want to start. For this, you just require proper planning, time and some amount of funds as well as high determination and hard work. Generally, possibilities for making money with an affiliate program are most likely no better & no worse than any other web-based program.

      Affiliate Networks/Programs

      Many networks like ShareaSale, Amazon, LinkShare, Commission Junction and many more are available in this respective field. Keep in mind that it is just not about the network, but more about relevant the products and the services that you promote for your site. For an instance, if you are making your site for clothing, you would search for different affiliate networks and look for products that relate to your site theme.

      Affiliate Marketing is not About the Program

      Most of us are confused about which affiliate program is the best to join in order to earn money online. We do not know about the program because it could make a killing with any affiliate marketing program. What matters is if the chosen program is appropriate to our site or not. So, it is about finding the right program that matches with our site theme.

      Get Success in Affiliate Marketing Programs

      Really, making money with an affiliate program is just like a piece of cake, if performed in the right manner. There are certain things that you need to do to improve your chances of success in affiliate marketing.

      • Make huge efforts to get more and more web traffic for your site that you use for an affiliate program.
      • Choose the best program that pays high commission rates in accurate time along with keeping the customers happy by providing a real value.
      • Make sure to associate with a good program that offers services or products or information that your site visitors will really want to buy.
      • Build a content rich website with accurate and real information related to your affiliate marketing program or theme. It is always good to consider inserting no-follow links into your program links so that you do not need to drain off the website ranking power.
      • If you want to use ads on your site like Google AdSense to earn money online, it is recommended to have both AdSense links and your affiliate program links as well on the same page.
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      Top Three Must Have Features For a Shopping Carthttp://wpmoneyblog.com/three-features-shopping-cart/ http://wpmoneyblog.com/three-features-shopping-cart/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:54:48 +0000 http://wpmoneyblog.com/?p=4969 E-commerce is growing like anything these days. With more and more people getting familiar with the ease and comfort of online shopping, more and more businesses are getting there e-stores built up using some shopping cart software.

      If you have ever owned an e-commerce website, you would know the importance of a shopping cart in the success of your online store. If you are an experienced player in the market of e-commerce, you would be familiar with pros and the cons of a lot of shopping cart systems already. Even if you are going to or about to open your store online, you would need a shopping cart perfectly matching and feeding to your needs. Still there always remain some features which get easily overlooked by even the experienced players and large organization. This costs them sales they blithely overlooked. But for organizations and businesses where margins are small, there is a drastic need to step up the number of sales.

      Here are some of the must have features which are present in some of the best in quality shopping cart software like 1ShoppingCart. Make sure that you keep them in mind when choosing the shopping cart for your own e-commerce store.

      1. The very first feature that must be present is that your shopping cart should be able to store the ...]]> E-commerce is growing like anything these days. With more and more people getting familiar with the ease and comfort of online shopping, more and more businesses are getting there e-stores built up using some shopping cart software.

        If you have ever owned an e-commerce website, you would know the importance of a shopping cart in the success of your online store. If you are an experienced player in the market of e-commerce, you would be familiar with pros and the cons of a lot of shopping cart systems already. Even if you are going to or about to open your store online, you would need a shopping cart perfectly matching and feeding to your needs. Still there always remain some features which get easily overlooked by even the experienced players and large organization. This costs them sales they blithely overlooked. But for organizations and businesses where margins are small, there is a drastic need to step up the number of sales.

        Here are some of the must have features which are present in some of the best in quality shopping cart software like 1ShoppingCart. Make sure that you keep them in mind when choosing the shopping cart for your own e-commerce store.

        1. The very first feature that must be present is that your shopping cart should be able to store the previous orders and the purchase information for your customers and users. If your service or product is something that can be ordered regularly, you need to allow and give your users the freedom to come back to purchase these things without any hesitation. It gets easier for everyone who is involved and you will definitely see an increase in the return business. You can make your ongoing and returning purchases as easy as falling off a log.
        2. Next thing which comes wrapped in the best shopping cart packages is the purchase history. Your shopping cart should enable users to look up what they have ordered in the past, besides tracking just regular orders. Your customers would be needing to know what they ordered last time so that they can find a matching product to buy. If you have a tendency to change stock, make sure that your customers don’t have to wrestle through your catalog to see their past purchases. You should be recording the purchase history anyway and if you give its access to your customers too, it will do only good for your e-commerce business.
        3. Finally comes up the memory. Make sure that your shopping cart remembers what your customers put in it and be lenient in the session-lengths and conditions. Your shopping cart must not abandon an order when a customer logs in. It frustrates a user to find the carefully-considered purchases lost after logging in. This will result in loss of sales for your business as your customers will feel alienated by your shopping cart’s interface.

        These are the three features you must not overlook. There is very little excuse for not having the best and ideal cart solution for your business. So don’t cut the corners and go for the best.

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