how to make a website

How To Make A Website [Step-by-Step Guide]

How to Create a Website

If you have been wondering how to make a website on your own from scratch but just didn’t have a clue where to begin, then you have landed in the right place…

Step 1: Buy a web hosting and register domain name.

In order to set up your WordPress (or any other type of website), you’re going to need two things:

  • Domain Name (a web address like YourSiteName.com)
  • Web Hosting (a service that connects your site to the internet)

In order to store your images, content and website files, you are going to need web hosting. Without web hosting, your website will not be visible on the Internet.

Owning your own domain name looks far more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain (like yourbusiness.my-free-website.com), and it’s super affordable, too. Most hosting providers offer domains FREE for one year (usually ~$15/year).

In a nutshell – without web hosting and a domain name, your website will NOT exist.

Where Do I register a Domain Name and Get Web Hosting?

Here are some of the well-known hosting companies:

Full disclosure: We earn a commission if you end up purchasing Bluehost through our referral links in this guide. This helps us to keep WebsiteSetup up and running and up-to-date. Thanks for your support.

We’ve mostly used Bluehost as a web hosting and domain registrar.

Use this link to get a free domain (for the first year) with your hosting.

Their price tag starts at $ 2.75 / mo and they are currently throwing out a free name (first year) - which is why I should get them out.

They are also one of the most popular hosting providers on the market, so it is well-established and secure enough to be able to host your site.

Even though most of their servers are in the US, they can chase many people around the world. And it is probably cheaper than locally. As someone who lives in South Africa, we still love to use it.

Here are Bluehost’s key features:

  • FREE Domain Name for 1st Year
  • FREE SSL Certificate Included
  • 1-Click WordPress Install
  • 24/7 Support

So if you want to save money on your hosting, click on this link and purchase your hosting now.

You also want to choose a hosting that provides free SSL certificates. Without an SSL certificate, your website will have this ugly “Not Secure” label at the top:

 

 

Already have a domain name and hosting? Go ahead and skip ahead to step 2, where we’ll explain how you can set up your website.

Here’s how to sign up with a web hosting provider (and register a domain name if you don’t have it yet).

 

1. Go To www.Bluehost.com(or Any Other Web Host)

Remember: Since we’re using Bluehost ourselves, we’ve negotiated a small discount for websitesetup.org visitors. Use this link to activate it.

 

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2. Choose Your Website Hosting Plan

Once you click “get started now,” you’ll be taken to a page to select the hosting plan of your choice.

  • Basic
  • Plus
  • Choice Plus
  • Pro

If you are on a budget, you can use their “basic” plan. It’s great for smaller sites with low or no traffic.

However, if you want to scale or expect more traffic to your website, we recommend choosing their “choice plus” plan. It’s truly unlimited.

Whichever you choose, you can later upgrade or downgrade based on your needs.

 

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3. Choose a Domain Name

If you don’t have a domain name yet, here’s an easy starting point:

  • If you’re making a website for your business, your domain name should match your company name. For example YourCompanyName.com
  • If you’re planning to set up a website for yourself, then YourName.com can be a great option.

How to start blog

 

For this site (Website Setup), we chose websitesetup.org because WebsiteSetup.com was taken at that time.

Domain names usually end with .com, .org or .net, but in recent months, a huge amount of domain extensions (the end part of the web address, like .com) have come out, ranging from .agency to .pizza.

Our best advice? Avoid the weird extensions and go with .com, .net or .org unless they perfectly describe what you have to offer – and even then, see if you can find a more common name.

If you’ve already got a domain name, just enter it in and click “Next” on the “I have a domain name” form.

If you aren’t ready to choose a domain right off the bat, you can do it at a later point in your website setup.

4. Fill In Your Account Details

To create your account, just enter your personal information on the “create your account” page.

You’ll need to add in your first name, last name, country, street address, city, zip code, phone number, and email address. Your receipt will be sent to the email address you enter here.

It’s optional to also add in your business name within this form.

how to create a websiteEnter your payment information to continue.

5. Check Your “Package Information” and Finish Registration

The next step in registering for a Bluehost account is to select your plan and package.

These are the last steps you’ll go through before your account creation is complete, so you are almost there…

Simply choose the length of your web hosting registration and you’re good to go.

If you chose their “Choice Plus” plan you’ll already have the Domain privacy and Codeguard basic included. Otherwise, we recommend getting a domain privacy protection.

This keeps your registration information fully hidden from the public. No-one can find out that you are the owner of your domain.

6. Create Your Password and Log Into Bluehost

Once paid and registered, you’ll be able to create your password:

STEP 2 Set Up Your Website

Once you’ve bought your domain name and set up your hosting, you’re well on your way!

Now it’s time to get your website up and running. The first thing you’ll need to do is install WordPress to your domain.

Installing WordPress

There are two possible ways to install WordPress, one MUCH easier than the other.

1. To create a website with WordPress (or Joomla and Drupal), use the “one-click installation”:

Almost every reliable and well-established hosting company has integrated 1-click-installation for WordPress, which makes getting going a snap.

If you signed up with Bluehost or any other similar hosting company, you should find your “1-click-installation” in your account control panel.

Here are the steps you should follow (should be similar/same on all the major web hosting companies):

  1. Log in to your hosting (Bluehost) account.
  2. Go to your control panel.
  3. Look for the “WordPress” or “Website” icon.
  4. Choose the domain where you want to install your new website.
  5. Click the “Install Now” button and you will get access to your new WordPress website.

2. … OR MANUAL INSTALL (For those who don’t use Bluehost or any similar host)

If for some odd reason (some hosting companies don’t provide one-click-install for WordPress) you don’t have the option to install WordPress automatically, look this manual guide below:

Installing WordPress ManuallyPssst – if they don’t have 1-click-installation, maybe you’re dealing with a bad host!

 

STEP 3 Design Your Website

 

Once you have successfully installed WordPress to your domain, you’ll see a very basic yet clean site.

But you don’t want to look like everyone else, do you?

That’s why you need a theme – a design template that tells WordPress how your website should look. See an example of a free WordPress theme that you can install:

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Here’s where it gets fun:

There are 1500+ of awesome, professionally designed themes you can choose from and customize for your own site.

Most of the WordPress themes are free to use and highly customizable. 

Here’s How To Find a Theme You Like

1. Log into your WordPress dashboard

If you’re not sure how to type in: https://yoursite.com/wp-admin (replace “yoursite” with your domain).

This is what the WordPress dashboard looks like:

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Everything is easily labelled. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, don’t sweat it – we’re going to show you where to go next.

2. Access FREE themes

Once you’re on the dashboard, you’ve got access to over 1500 free themes! Just search the sidebar for “Appearance”, then click “Themes”.

We highly recommend Elementor this is a 100% free tool and easy to use.

If you want to buy professional or elegant than what you find here, you can head over to ThemeForest.net where there’s a big library of themes to pick from at varying costs.

But before you do that, we really suggest you at least try spending some time browsing the free themes. Many of them are actually really professional and well made; so don’t write them off.

 

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As you can see above, installing a new theme for your website is very easy.

You can search for specific keywords and/or use filters to find themes that suit your style. Finding the perfect theme can take a while, but it’s worth it.

You should also look for themes that are “responsive”, as this means they will look good on any mobile device.

Just punch it in as one of your keywords, and you’ll be all set!

3. Install your new theme

Once you have found a theme you like, installing it is as simple as clicking “Install” followed by “Activate”.

Installing WordPress theme

 

IMPORTANT: Changing themes won’t delete your previous posts, pages, and content. You can change themes as often as you want without having to worry about losing what you’ve created.

 

STEP 4 Add Content To Your Website

With your theme installed, you’re ready to start creating content. Let’s quickly run through some of the basics:

Adding and editing pages

Want a “Services” page, or an “About Me” page (like we have on our menu at the top of the site)?

1. Look along the sidebar in the WordPress Dashboard for “Pages” -> “Add New”.

2. You’ll find a screen that looks a lot like what you’ve maybe seen in Microsoft Word. Add text, images and more to build the page you want, then save it when you’re done.

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Adding pages to the menu

If you want your new page to be linked to your navigation bar,

1. Save any changes you’ve made to the page by clicking “Update”

2. Click “Appearance” -> “Menus” in the sidebar of the WordPress Dashboard

3. Find the page you created and add it to the list by clicking the checkbox next to it and then “Add to Menu”.

 

WordPress navigation

Adding and editing posts

If you have a blog on your website, “Posts” will be where you turn to next. You can use different categories to group similar posts.

WordPress categoriesIf you want to add a blog to your website, you can use different categories and posts. Let’s say you want to create a category named “Blog”. Simply add it to your menu and start making posts.

Here’s what you need to do:

a. Create a new category by going to “Posts -> Categories”

OR

b. Create a blog post by going to “Posts -> Add New”. Once you’ve finished writing your blog post, you need to add the right category for it.

Once you’ve created your category, simply add it to the menu, and you’re in business!

Customization & Endless Tweaks…

In this section, we’ll cover some of the basic things we’ve asked about all the time that will help you tweak your website.

Changing Your Title and Tagline

Page titles explain to searchers what your website is about. They’re also a big part of how search engines determine your rankings. You want to be sure they’ve got the keywords you want to have targetted (but in a natural way, written for real people).

You should use a unique title on every page of your site. For example, our site’s title is “How to Make a Website”.

(Can’t find it? Just hold your mouse over the tab at the top of your web browser).

Taglines are added at the end of titles across every page. Our site’s tagline is “Step by Step Guide”

In order to change the title and tagline on your website, go to “Settings -> General” and fill in the form below:

 

Site title, tagline and settings

Disabling Comments for Posts & Pages

Some websites (business/organization sites mostly) don’t want their visitors to be able to comment on their pages.

Here’s how to shut comments off on WordPress pages:

1. While you are writing a new page, click “Screen Options” in the top right corner.

2. Click the “Discussion” box. The “Allow Comments” box will appear at the bottom.

3. Untick “Allow Comments”.

Want to disable comments on every new page by default?

1. Go to “Settings -> Discussion” and untick “Allow people to post comments on news articles”

Website comments settings

Setting Up a Static Front Page

Some people contact me saying they’re frustrated that their home page looks like a blog post. You can fix that by making your home page “static”.

A static page is a page that doesn’t change. Unlike a blog, where the first new article will show up at the top every time, a “static” page will show the same content every time someone comes to the site – like a home page you’ve designed.

To set up a static front page:

1. Go to “Settings -> Reading”

2. Choose a static page that you have created. “Front Page” denotes your home page. “Posts page” is the front page of your blog (if your entire site isn’t a blog).

If you don’t choose a static page on your own, WordPress will take your latest posts and start showing them on your homepage.

Static homepage

Editing sidebar

Most WordPress themes have a sidebar on the right side (in some cases it’s on the left).

If you want to get rid of the sidebar or edit out items you do not need like “Categories”, “Meta” and “Archives”, which are usually pointless, here’s how:

1. Go to “Appearance -> Widgets” in the WordPress Dashboard.

2. From here, you can use drag and drop to add different “boxes” to your sidebar or remove the items you don’t want.

There’s also an “HTML box” – a text box where you can use HTML code. For beginners, don’t worry about this – just drag and drop the elements you’d like in your sidebar.

Installing Plugins to Get More out of WordPress

What is a plugin?

“Plugins” are extensions that are built to expand WordPress’ capabilities, adding features and functions to your site that don’t come as built-in.

They’re shortcuts to getting your site to do what you want to, without having to build the features from scratch.

You can use plugins to do everything from adding photo galleries and submission forms to optimizing your website and creating an online store.

How do I install a new Plugin?

To start installing plugins, go to “Plugins -> Add New” and simply start searching.

Keep in mind that there are over 25,000 different plugins, so you’ve got a LOT to choose from!

Installation is easy – once you find a plugin you like, just click “Install”.

BUT – before you go and install every single one, we suggest you read this article: Things you need to know about using WP plugins.

To save you some time, we’ve put together a list of the most popular plugins that webmasters find useful:

  • #1 Contact form 7: Our website has a contact form on my About Us page. It’s an awesome feature to have, as people (like you!) can fill in the form and send me an email without logging into their own email provider. If you want to do something similar, definitely get this plugin. P.S. Here’s a step-by-step guide for setting it up.
  • #2 Yoast SEO for WordPress: If you want to make your WordPress site even more SEO-friendly, this plugin is a must-have. It’s free, and it’s awesome. You’ll be able to edit your title tags, meta descriptions and more, all from within the page itself – no more fussing with WordPress settings.
  • #3 Google Analytics: Interested in tracking your visitors/traffic and their behaviour? Just install the plugin, connect it with your Google account and you’re ready to go.

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg! Here’s a list of recommended plugins.

Step 5. Secure your website.

It’s also crucial for a business website to be as secure as possible from possible hacking and identity theft schemes. The fact of the matter is some of you might be vulnerable to cyberattacks due to weak passwords, plugin vulnerabilities, and outdated software. These things leave a hole to your website, and you need to find a way to block these holes.

The best WordPress plugin I’ve found so far that does this is iThemes Security. The free version of this plugin already offers you strong security features, and you can activate it just one click.

To install iThemes Security, head over to Plugins Add New then search for iThemes Security.

 

install ithemes

 

Once it’s activated, you will see a new option in the sidebar called Security. Go to Security Settings and you should see a message about the different features that iThemes can do for you.

 

secure site ithemes

 

Enabling all of these features takes just one click of the blue Secure Site button. Once you click that button, you will see this message:

 

activate network brute force protection

 

The Network Brute Force Protection is a feature where users who tried breaking into other sites that are members of this network are automatically banned from breaking into yours. This is a pretty good feature that only iThemes has, so to activate this just provide your email address and click Activate Network Brute Force Protection.

In just a few clicks, your website is now secure. You can do so much more with this plugin, and if you want to learn more about it, you can watch my iThemes Security review and setup tutorial here.


Step 6. Backup your website.

You also have to back up your website to save yourself from the possible unfortunate event of losing any of your data. For this, we’re going to use UpdraftPlus Backup.

To install this plugin, go to Plugins Add New and search for UpdraftPlus Backup. Install and activate it.

install updraftplus

 

Once it’s activated, it will create a new option under Settings called UpdraftPlus Backups. Click on it to start configuring your backup settings.

 

updraftplus backups in settings

 

Once you’re inside, click Settings. Here, we will set it up so that offsite automatic backups are being made regularly. For the Files backup schedule, I recommend setting it to weekly and retaining one backup. Files don’t change often so that’s good enough.

As for the Database backup schedule, since this changes often, set it to daily and retain 7 backups.

Once you’ve set the schedules, scroll down and hit Save Changes. Then scroll back up again to choose where you want to store your backups. I usually recommend Dropbox because it’s very easy to use, but you can use anything and as many as you like.

 

setting up updraftplus backups

 

Click your preferred remote storage and click Save Changes again. You will then see this message:

 

remote storage authentication

 

You have to click this link to authorize UpdraftPlus Backups to store backups to your selected storage. In this example, since I chose Dropbox, clicking this link will lead me to the Dropbox sign-in page. Once I sign in, I will see this message:

 

complete setup updraftsplus backups

 

I just have to click Complete setup, and I will be taken back to UpdraftsPlus backend in WordPress with this confirmation message at the top:

 

authentication complete updraftplus

 

If I wanted to make a backup, all I have to do is click the blue Backup Now button. UpdraftPlus will also create backups according to the schedule I made earlier and push those into DropBox.

If you want to restore a backup, just click on Existing backups and click the Restore.

Congratulations – You’re Ready to Launch!

 

 


How to Start a Blog

How to Start a Blog - The Ultimate Step by Step Guide

How to Start a Blog: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide

Want to learn how to start a blog?

If you’re looking for a free, easy and step-by-step guide to follow on how to start a blog, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to help guide you through this.

Don't fear, starting a blog will be easy even if you have no technical experience - and I'm here to guide you through every step of the way. In about ten minutes from now, you have a brand new blog to call your own.

So, how do you start a blog?

What is a Blog?

How to Start a Blog

A blog is a type of website where the content is presented in reverse chronological order (newer content appear first). Blog content is often referred to as entries or “blog posts”.

Blogs are typically run by an individual or a small group of people to present information in a conversational style. However, now there are tons of corporate blogs that produce a lot of informational and thought-leadership style content.

 

What can you write about in a blog?

Ask yourself “What do you love doing?”.

I like finding new ways of marketing online. I have been studying great ways to market products and services online for small businesses for over 3 years now, so I wanted to help others.

That’s when my blog got kicked off. You should always blog about what you love. So, try to brainstorm what you are good at.

  • Are you good at making desserts or cooking?
  • Do you just love talking about your lifestyle and your mum life?
  • Are you good at selling?
  • Do you love travelling?
  • Are you a fashion junkie?
  • Are you an expert in Photography?

 

Do you need to spend a LOT of money to start a blog?

Absolutely NOT. You can start a blog for a price as low as $2.95 per month (only through my link for a limited time!) That’s almost equal to nothing when compared to the possible income you can get from your blog.

You can start a profitable blog for that price which can earn more than that.

Bluehost is the hosting provider which I recommend, and you can start your blog quickly for this low price and get a FREE domain as well. Bluehost also has a money back guarantee, so you are stress-free.

Let’s get into the details of how to start a blog and make money,

 

1. Brainstorm a Good Domain Name

It is the first step you take when you start a blog. A domain name is pretty much like your address on the web. For example, my domain name is audiovisuallab.co.za.

Choose a domain name which relates to your niche, and this might take some brainstorming because not all domain names you want might be available.

You can register your domain name with any registrar such as A2 Hosting, iPage Hosting or you can register the domain name directly with Bluehost.

I would suggest you go with Bluehost so that it’s not too complicated for you and you have both your domain name and hosting with one company.

You get a domain name FREE if you sign up with Bluehost for a 36 month plan.

There are free web hosting options like WordPress.com and Blogger.com, but if you are serious about making money from your blog, then you need to go with a self-hosted option.

With a self-hosted blog, you monetize it fairly quickly, and you own all your content. If you want to start your blogging journey on the right foot, then go with self-hosted.

I have hosted my blog with Bluehost, and I never had any issues with it. It offers the lowest price for hosting, and I am very pleased with their support.

 

2. Get started

After you go to the homepage of Bluehost you will see this screen, click on ‘Get Started now.’

How to start blog

 

Then you will come to the web page below, where you have three options for hosting namely Basic, Plus and Prime. I am with the Basic plan and that is more than enough for me. You can always update the plan later if you need.

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Another reason why I recommend the 36 month plan is, you save a lot of money when compared to paying month by month.

It covers many things along with a FREE domain when you sign up for a 36 month plan, and this is just for $2.95/month!

 

3. Register or Connect your Domain name

How to start blogNow is the time to register the domain name that you chose earlier. If you have your domain name with other hosting providers, you can always transfer it here.

4. Choose your Package

After you have given your details, you come to this screen where you have to choose your package. I started off with a 36-month plan at $2.95 per month. If you don’t want to go for a long-term plan, then you can go with a 12-month plan. It saves a lot of money.

How to start blogAs a beginner blogger, you don’t need to worry about the extras. If you need them, you can always update them later.

 

5. Install WordPress

And now for the best part, Bluehost automatically installs your WordPress after you sign up for hosting so that you don’t need to any techie stuff!

How to start blog

You just have to login with your WordPress credentials.

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Your blog is ready!!

You need themes to make your blog look good. You have to log into WordPress and then go to ‘Themes’. There will be some free ones that are available to you.

 

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You can always use free themes to design your blog, but if you want to go with paid themes, then I suggest Uncode. My blog is with Uncode theme and I highly recommend it if you want to go for a paid one.

 

Time to Start Writing for Your New Blog

The important thing I did and would advise you is, have rough drafts of at least ten posts before you launch your website.

That way you have your content ready, and you can work on the promotion when the launch happens.

Try to understand what your readers want, read their comments and know what they need. Writing and promoting go hand in hand.

Writing a post can be relatively easy when you know a lot about your niche but trying to solve a reader’s problem is something which is going to get returning traffic.

One thing I do is, go to forums and places like RedditQuora. There are discussions here, and they can be a gold mine for your blog post ideas. You can also sign up for Google Trends, you will get top trending news about your niche, which can be good post topics.

 

How to write a blog post & publish it

Now that your blog is up and running it’s time to actually do some blogging!

Go to the left menu and click on “Posts”.

You will see there is already a post there. This is a default post on every new WordPress blog, and we don’t need it. To delete it click “Trash” just under the post.

To begin writing a new post, click the “Add New” link.

You are now on the post editor screen. Enter the title of your post in the top box and then begin writing your post in the lower box.

If you would like to add a picture to your post, click on the “Add Image” icon and click “Upload” to upload a picture from your computer. You can make adjustments to the picture size on the next screen. When you are ready click “Insert into post” to add the picture.

Once you have finished your post just click the “Publish” button on the top right side of the screen to publish it.

Publishing Your Blog

Even after you have written a post your blog may still be showing a “Coming Soon” page.

When you are ready to make your blog public just click the “BlueHost” menu at the top left of the menu in your administrator area then click the blue “Launch” button to remove the “Coming Soon” page.

Congratulations! You now know how to start your own blog and publish content!

Step 6: Promote your blog

Creating a well-designed blog and writing great content is just the start. In order to get readers for your blog, you will need to spend some time promoting it, especially when you first start.

One of my favourite ways to get readers to my blog is to post links on my social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter. This is great, because not only do your friends see the link, but if your friends share the link with their friends it automatically multiplies your readers. If you have created high-quality content on your blog then social media is a great way for your blog to go viral.

In addition to getting new readers to your blog, you will also want to make sure your current readers are coming back. This is where email marketing plays a big role. By collecting the email addresses of your visitors (with their permission of course), you can then notify them when you post something new on your blog. This keeps people coming back to your blog, which not only gives you more readers over time, it also allows you to build a closer relationship with your readers.

Email marketing is too big a topic to cover well here, so I created a separate guide to email marketing for those who are interested (hint: every blogger who wants more readers needs to read this guide).

For more tips on promoting your blog make sure to check out my in-depth guide to blog promotion.

Step 7: Make money blogging

Once you have put in the effort of creating great blog content and promoting your blog, making money from your blog is actually the easy part.

There are several ways you can make money blogging, from selling your own products or services, to getting paid to write reviews of products on your blog. But the easiest way to make money from your blog is to sell advertising space.

Once you have a popular blog, advertisers will be hounding you for the opportunity to advertise. The best way to take advantage of this situation is to use Google Adsense. They find the advertisers for you and all you have to do is place the Google Adsense code on your blog to start running ads. Google Adsense takes all of the hard work out of the process and just cuts you a check.

For more information see my full guide to making money blogging here.

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List of 25 great inbound marketing blogs

List of 25 great inbound marketing blogs in 2019

These business-changing gems have made our list of 25 great inbound marketing blogs. In our opinion, these blogs are well, for lack of a better word, addictive.

Whether you're a CEO, blogger, office manager or content writer, here is our list of inbound marketing blogs you just can't miss!

25 Great Inbound Marketing Blogs:

 

List of 25 great inbound marketing blogs in 2019

1.HubSpot

HubSpot's website is without a doubt the mother ship for all inbound marketing. The company’s blog is packed with content that most marketers we know, including the team here at IMPACT, religiously read.

Just one of the best inbound marketing blogs out there!

HubSpot

 

2. Ann Handley

Ann Handley is a writer, digital marketing pioneer and the best-selling author of the Wall Street Journal, writing and talking about how companies can escape market agility through their content. We love Ann's blog for both her in-depth marketing advice and insight, as well as the knowledge and humour Ann brings to her articles.

 

Ann Handley

3. DigitalMarketer

DigitalMarketer is a leading online community for digital marketing professionals. The company’s mission is to double the size of 10,000 businesses in the next five years, and it does this by showing marketers, entrepreneurs and business owners how to run effective digital marketing campaigns that drive more traffic, sales and profits. The company's blog contains practical training articles on all aspects of digital marketing, with many of the techniques already tested by the company's own team of marketing experts.

DigitalMarketer

4. PR 20/20 blog

The PR 20/20 blog spins fresh content daily from various authors. The topics covered include strategy, content, SEO, social, PR, email and marketing technologies. The leadership team behind PR 20/20 is the same group that created the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute, so it's no surprise that the company's blog is one of the best purchases in the inbound marketing industry for news, updates and insights on AI.

This is a great blog to subscribe to if you are aiming to stay ahead of marketing technology but would also like to delve deeper into more traditional topics such as PR and social media.

The PR 20/20 Blog

5. Kuno Creative

Kuno Creative is a top inbound marketing agency that regularly publishes articles on inbound marketing, demand generation, brand experience and inbound sales and activation. With well-written and researched articles and content that is generally aimed at medium-sized businesses, this is a great blog to add to your list.

Kuno Creative

6. Lynton

Lynton is an agency specializing in HubSpot and WordPress, and the company's blog includes articles on marketing, web design and custom software integrations.

If you use HubSpot or WordPress for your business, Lynton's blog is a great resource to help you make the most of your investment in these platforms.

 

Lynton

7. MOZ

The description of the Moz blog explains it all. "The industry's top wizards, doctors and other experts offer their best advice, research, guidance and insight - all to help you level your SEO and online marketing skills."

The content that Moz publishes has long been considered the gold standard for marketers who want to delve into topics related to search engine optimization, and it includes popular features such as founder Rand Fishkin's Whiteboard Friday videos.

Moz

 

8. Weidert Group

This Appleton, Wisconsin-based agency specializes in inbound marketing for complex industries and businesses that sell "considered purchases." The company's blog reflects its expertise with the content on topics ranging from inbound marketing to sales strategy and business growth.

 

Weidert Group

 

9. Danny Brown

HubSpot listed Brown as the No. 1 marketing blog, so we had to take a look. And yes, he is there for a reason. We love how it looks like he's talking directly to you. He provides advice and information through the art of storytelling. Very effective!

Danny Brown

10. Trust Insights

Led by Christopher S. Penn and Katie Robbert, the Trust Insights blog is the go-to resource for articles on data science, analytics, machine learning and AI for marketing. Come here to geek out on their in-depth articles, news updates and podcasts. We promise you to leave feeling much smarter!

 

Trust Insights

11. Chris Brogan

Chris has been blogging ever since it was called "journaling" and his experience shows. Today, he offers business and marketing consulting for medium to large businesses and publishes articles aimed at helping businesses navigate the evolving cultural effects of the digital landscape. The fact that he casts videos and humour makes this informative blog even more fun!

 

Chris Brogan

 

12. Problogger

Problogger describes himself as "home to those who want to start a blog, create great content and expand their blogs, and then go professionally to make money blogging." This site is the brainchild of a professional blogger (name) Darren Rowse and is about helping readers monetize their blogging efforts. If you need blogging tips and tricks, come here.

ProBlogger

 

13. Top Rank Marketing Blog

Created by Susan Misukanis and Lee Odden, TopRank Marketing helps major brands such as McKesson, Dell and LinkedIn address the most difficult issues of digital marketing and PR. The corporate blog includes content marketing, marketing of influential workers, SEO and social media.

 

Top Rank Marketing blog

 

14. Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas named Forbes as “Best CMO Influencer” and one of the “50 Online Marketing Entrepreneurs” to be tracked. SEO, business and personal growth.

 

JEFF BULLAS

 

15. Seth Godin

Don't let the old school blog design fool you- Seth Godin is considered the godfather of marketing bloggers. His incredibly short but surprisingly thought provoking daily (yes, daily!) Posts are on top of the list of marketing subscribers of most marketers.

 

Seth Godin Blog

16. Daily Blog Tips

This no-brainer site is packed with useful content for bloggers and website owners, and AdvertisingAge has been ranked among the 100 best marketing blogs in the world.

 

Daily Blog Tips

17. ClickZ

ClickZ was founded in 1997 and has become one of the largest digital marketing communities in the world. The site helps leading marketers and business leaders navigate digital marketing technologies transforming their industries by providing the latest news, statistics and intelligence.

 

ClickZ

18. Orbit Media Studios

Orbit Media Studios is known as a top agency for web design and the corporate blog is a great source of information about web design, SEO, digital content and analytics.

Orbit Media

 

19. John Chow

John Chow broke into the blogging scene when he showed his blog from zero to over $ 40,000 a month in just two years showed revenue. And it worked only 2 hours a day. In number 16 on AdAge Power 150 and number 1 in Canada's Top 50 Internet Marketing Blogs, John Chow's blog is full of useful marketing articles.

John Chow

20. Web Ink Now

Dave Meerman Scott is a prolific writer, public speaker and marketing thought leader who promoted concepts such as news and fanocracy. Read this blog to keep up with its latest thinking and the top of the marketing world.

DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT

21. CopyBlogger

Named the “Bible of Content Marketing” by VentureBeat, Copyblogger has been publishing educational articles to teach people how to create great content since 2006. If you want to know what's working with content marketing, from details to the big picture strategy Things, this blog is full of information you will find valuable.

list of 25 great inbound marketing blogs

 

22. Duct Tape Marketing

John Janstch is a well known small business and brains expert behind Duct Tape Marketing. His coaching system is for people who have a specific need or problem to know, such as trust, to trade with you, and to refer you to others who have the same need or problem. The Duct Tape Marketing blog, aimed primarily at small business audiences, is full of advice, knowledge and articles that any business or marketer can use to achieve better results.

list of 25 great inbound marketing blogs

23. Search Engine Journal

Search engine journal covers the marketing world with detailed guides, news reports, argumentation and observational articles from expert guests. The focus of the blog is digital marketing, SEO, content marketing and paid search. If you're a tough businessman hungry for the best tools, tips and strategies, it's a blog for you.

 

list of 25 great inbound marketing blogs

24. Social Media Examiner

The Social Media Examiner is widely regarded as the largest online source of information about social media marketing in the world. These are comprehensive articles, expert interviews, original research and news, a blog for marketers looking for their social media game.

 

list of 25 great inbound marketing blogs

25. Outside the Jar (Hotjar)

The Hotjar blog, Outside the Jar, keeps you updated on the latest content on user statistics, digital marketing strategy and UX design.

list of 25 great inbound marketing blogs

Conclusion

So there it is; our list of some of the best inbound marketing blogs that can be found on the web. Make sure you review them all if you haven't already. And as always, if you’re interested in learning how to get better results from your inbound marketing, feel free to contact us.

Everything content marketing! That's all we really need to say. If you need blogging tips and tricks, come here.


How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners

How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners [Free Guide for 2019]

There are lots of guides about how to make money blogging,

Are you looking for the best ways to make money online from that is not FRAUD? WordPress is the largest publishing platform on the planet and powers over 30% of all websites.

You can use WordPress and blogs by doing what you love to make money online. You can work from home, right now, and there is no limit to how much money you can make.

In this article, we will share good ways on how to make money blogging with WordPress.

How to Make Money Blogging (Free Guide for 2019)

 

 

how to make money online blogging

First and foremost, warning: there are no "Be Rich" schemes. If you are looking for ways to make money online, you are in the wrong place.

Don't be fooled by expensive cars, palaces or the beach. Each of these is a scam, and you waste your time and money on the courses or training you buy from these guys.

Unlike other "online money" articles, this is a comprehensive guide to legitimately making money at home, using blogs and WordPress.

Many of these methods require you to invest time and/or money to get started. If you are keen to make efforts, you will receive the prize.

 

Before you start using any of these methods, you must have your own WordPress blog. We need to get started on how to start a WordPress blog for beginners.

The process is really easy whether you are 20 or 60 years old. However, if you need help, our expert team can help you set up your blog for free. → Click here to set up a Free WordPress Blog! ←

Once you have set up your blog, you are ready to follow this guide.

As a long article, we created a table of contents below for easy navigation

 

Monetize Your Blog Content

Monetize Your Blog ContentWhen you think about money on the blog, advertising is the first thing that comes to mind.

Yes, you can make money with WordPress ads, but there are other ways to make money for your blog content. Here are some of the methods that work:

1. Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

affiliate marketing



Affiliate marketing is done when you recommend a specific product or service to track your audience and then click on that link to get a commission every time someone buys it.

A real life example of support marketing would be when you help a friend open a bank account. Usually, they give you a gift card or a voucher of some kind.

The online products and services you make can be similar to the affiliate programs you can join. There are affiliate programs available in all industries (niches).

If you want to get started with affiliate marketing, you can start thinking about products that readers might also be interested in. Then you can see if they have a membership program that you can sign up for.

You can find a huge list of products to promote from:

Once you have selected the products to promote, then you can use a WordPress plugin like PrettyLinks to manage your affiliate links.

It allows you to quickly insert links into posts, create branded links, auto-replace keywords in links, and see how each link is performing on your site.

Affiliate marketing is the easiest way to make money because you can promote different types of products. Every popular store like Walmart, Bestbuy, Amazon and others has an affiliate program.

To learn more, see  beginner’s guide to affiliate marketing and also check out these affiliate marketing tools and plugins which will help you increase your earnings.

 

2. Display Google AdSense on WordPress

Google Adsense is an easy way to make money from your blog. All you need to do is add Google Scripts to your website and start showing ads.

Every time a user clicks on an ad, you get paid. These are called CPC advertisements.

What is CPC? The cost-per-click represents a "cost-per-click". By using Google Adsense to display cost-per-click ads, you'll be charged a fee each time a visitor clicks on your ad.

CPC is set by the advertiser. (This is the opposite of CPM ads. In CPM ads, you pay for ad views instead of clicks. CPM means "CPM," where M is a Roman numeral of 1,000.)

When you first started your business, Google Adsense was a great way to start making money online.

You can find a guide on how to monetize your WordPress blog with Google AdSense and this tutorial on how to optimize your AdSense earnings for more tips.

Looking for a replacement for Google AdSense? Try Media.net. They also have a large number of advertisers, and their spending is good.

 

3. Sell ads directly using the WordPress ad plugin

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Google AdSense is easy to set up, but the money you can earn is limited. The revenue per click on your ad will vary.

It may be more profitable to sell banner space directly on your website. You don't have to rely on intermediaries to make money, you can negotiate prices and terms yourself.

Above we mentioned the difference between CPC and CPM ads, which charge you by click or per thousand views. Although you can use one of these modes to sell banner ads, most blogs charge a flat fee instead. It’s easier to charge a flat fee than to track views or clicks.

Still, direct sales ads require more work to manage than using Google AdSense. Not only do you need to add some code to the site, but you also need to negotiate prices, make agreements and terms, and do administrative work such as billing.

However, using the WordPress ad management plugin can make this process easier. We recommend using AdSanity, which allows you to manage Google AdSense and your own ads.

For more information, see the guide on how to sell ads on WordPress blogs.

4. Sell sponsored blog posts

 

sponsored blog posts

 

Some bloggers are not interested in showing ads to their audience and want to know how to monetize their blogs without ads.

With the ad network, you won’t be able to control what’s displayed on your site. Some readers are annoyed or offended by ads, and more and more people are using ad blockers, which can affect your revenue potential.

Another way to monetize your blog is through sponsorship.

Sponsorship is like in sports, TV shows or other industries. Basically, a company will pay you a product that represents them, talk about it, and promote it to your readers.

First, it's a good idea to put together a one-page media kit that details your traffic statistics, social media attention, demographics, and any other data that makes your site more attractive to advertisers. You can then negotiate a sponsorship agreement with the company.

When posting sponsored posts, it is important to understand the laws regarding disclosure in your area.

For example, in the United States, bloggers who post sponsored posts must follow the FTC's Endorsement Guide. This includes making the post public when the post is sponsored. You can do this by adding a sponsor post prefix to your WordPress title.

5. Get paid to write reviews

get paid for writing reviews

Similar to sponsored posts, you can also make money by writing paid reviews on the site.

As mentioned above, this is a slightly different way of monetizing a review site with a member link.

Instead, you can try out products related to your niche for free, or even get paid by writing a review.

The process of doing this may be similar to getting a sponsorship position. You need to look at products related to your niche market and your audience may be interested in them.

You can contact the company to ask if you want to make a paid comment. There are also sites like PayPerPost that can help you connect with companies you might be interested in.

 

6. Make money online by flipping the website

Flippa

 

If you know how to build a WordPress site, you will be ahead of most people. Sometimes entrepreneurs like to buy an established website for their own business.

If you can build a WordPress blog and start attracting traffic, you can sell it and make money for your efforts.

This requires understanding the types of sites you need and how to price and sell them. A website like Flippa can be used as an auction site or as a broker for a sales website.

 

7. Get Public Speaking Gigs as an Influencer

an Influencer

 

If you promote your brand with a blog, you will get a good return over time as you become an influential person in your field.

You can use this recognition to get some public speaking positions. Many bloggers made a lot of money by speaking at the conference.

Giving a speech at the event, whether you are paid or not, can help you promote your blog and personal brand. If you're good at networking and public speaking, you'll be able to find many new opportunities in the process.

Here are some general tips you need to keep in mind if you want to make money as a paid public speaker.

  • Be an expert in your field. If you don’t have enough knowledge/skills at the moment, then start learning right away.
  • Be consistent – You need to continuously promote your expertise on the topic through your blogging and social media activities.
  • Let people know that you are available. You can announce on social media or privately reach out to event organizers.

You may not find paid public speaking gigs right away. Many successful speakers start their public speaking career from smaller, more casual, and free community events and meetups

8. Create restricted member content

Your most loyal readers are big fans and may be willing to pay if you want to read more of your work. You can only create areas for them where only in-depth blog posts, downloads, videos, audio content, and more can participate.

Membership sites can be a big time investment because you have to constantly create premium content for your paying members. However, they can be very profitable as they generate recurring revenue (orders).

You can easily create a membership site using the WordPress membership plugin. We recommend using MemberPress, the most friendly and robust membership plugin for WordPress.

We have a complete guide to creating a WordPress Membership Website with step-by-step instructions to help you get started.

9. Create a private forum

seriousbloggersonly

 

Another way to create a paid membership site is to create private forums that users have to pay to access. Forums are a great way for your audience to get one-on-one advice from you. Other community members can also interact and help each other.

While forum moderation can be a lot of trouble, a paid forum is a great way to earn repeat revenue from your WordPress site.

You need to set up a forum on your site to get started. Here are our top 9 forum-based plugins for WordPress.

10. Create a Q&A community

Quora

 

The Q&A communities like Stack Exchange and Quora are huge. They help you create a web environment that is motivated, motivated and highly engaged.

Like forums, you need to spend some time building a large community. After that, you can monetize user-generated content on your website with ads, affiliate advertising, and other methods.

Popular Q&A websites receive direct advertising and sponsorship deals from advertisers in their industry. This will help them negotiate a much higher tariff and additional benefits.

See our guide to launching a Q&A website using WordPress.

Create a directory website with WordPress

 

Another way to make money with WordPress online is to create a directory or listing website. You can then charge visitors to promote their ads on their site.

Here are some different directory ideas to get you started.

 

11. Create a paid business directory

business directory

 

 

Business directories can make you think about the beginnings of the web before robots started to automatically index everything, but they are not completely outdated.

General business directories are no longer needed, but local or niche directories can be extremely useful.

Directories can gather reviews of local businesses, share the best podcasts on the topic, or list the best products in a particular niche.

You can easily create a web directory in WordPress following our tutorial. There are also many directory extensions for WordPress to choose from, many of which allow you to accept payment acceptances.

 

12. Create a WordPress desktop with paid submissions

 

Another option is to create a paid desktop. Companies that want to promote an open position for your audience can pay you to submit a listing.

Creating a successful desktop is easier than narrowing down a specific niche. That way, you can become a site looking for work in the industry with minimal competition.

This is great for a well-established niche for established blogs. For example, ProBlogger is now famous for its professional bloggers desktop.

 

With WordPress, creating a paid job board is easy. See our tutorial on how to create a job board in WordPress with WP Job Manager for a step-by-step walkthrough. You can use the WooCommerce Paid Listings addon to charge for job post submissions.

 

13. Create a WordPress Event Calendar With Paid Submissions

 

Instead of a job board, you could create an event calendar where you charge people to advertise their events. This also works well if you already have an established audience, because businesses will be willing to pay to reach your audience.

A paid event calendar is a good monetization method for local or industry-specific websites. You might choose to advertise events in your local city, conferences in a certain industry, or even webinars or live streaming events.

To set this up on your site, see our guide on the best WordPress event calendar plugins.

Sell Digital Products With WordPress

sell online

 

If you’re looking for a more low-maintenance way to make money online blogging with WordPress, then selling your own digital products may be a good choice. While you do have to invest the time to create the product upfront after it’s created your work is very minimal.

Here are a few digital products you can create and sell on your website.

 

14. Sell Ebooks on WordPress

Ebooks are an obvious choice for creating digital products. They are relatively simple to write and produce. If you’ve been blogging for a while, then you can collect some of your old blog posts and turn them into chapters of a book.

Once your book is written, you can design a cover using a tool like Canva and create a PDF of your ebook.

Selling digital products on WordPress is easy with a plugin. To get started, you can see a guide on the best WordPress eCommerce plugins compared.

For digital downloads, we recommend Easy Digital Downloads. It’s relatively easy to use and includes all the features you need to create your online store.

 

15. Sell Online Courses

Sell Online Courses

 

Selling an online course is another great way to make money online.

Courses usually sell for a much higher price point than ebooks. You can charge a premium for your expertise.

You’ll need to create the lessons for your course, plus any supporting materials that you want to include such as downloads, slides, checklists, templates, etc.

You will also need to decide whether you want to offer personalized support for your course. Some sites offer two tiers of each course: a basic version without support, and a premium version with email support.

Once your course is ready, you can use a learning management system (LMS) plugin to deliver the course to your audience.

We recommend using LearnDash with MemberPress.

 

16. Host a Paid Webinar

Webinars are a great way to build your audience, share your experience, and grow your business. But did you know they’re also a smart way to make money online?

Webinars are similar to online courses, but a webinar is live and often includes a question and answer section.

WordPress makes it easy to host a paid webinar. Whether you’re using your site to actually host the webinar, or just to advertise your webinar and register participants, it’s crucial for your webinar success.

For more details on how you can host a paid webinar, see our list of the 9 best webinar software for WordPress users.

 

Sell of online services through WordPress

If you are looking for easy ways to make money online, selling services is the fastest way to get started. There is no early investment to create a product or invest in inventory.

Instead, you can only create a "contract me" page on your website and start searching for the first client.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

 

17. Offer freelance services

Freelance Online

 

As a blogger, you are an expert in your niche. You can start earning income by offering your skills and knowledge as a freelancer.

The freelancer is a popular way to earn money online because it does not necessarily require any initial investment of time or money. You can simply start offering your services to your current audience.

Once you start the freelancer, you must have a way to bill and collect the payments of your clients. We recommend using FreshBooks, but there are also other billing add-ons for WordPress.

If you are interested in the self-employed to earn serious money online, check out our list of the main tools for self-employed, designers and WordPress developers to help you get started.

 

18. Start your own consulting business

 

 

Checking is another way to make money online from your blog and share your experience.

Instead of offering your services, a consultant offers advice and strategy so that your clients can be more effective.

As in the self-employed, there is no initial investment. You can start offering consulting services in your existing blog. All you need is to create a page with a form so that users can request more information.

To easily create a professional and mobile form, we recommend WPForms. You can see this tutorial on how to create a budget request form in WordPress to get started.

 

19. Become a coach

If the "consultant" does not look like the right title for you, you can consider it as a technician.

A vital coach offers advice, guidance and responsibility to set goals and improve your life. There are also other types of coaches, such as blog coaches, writing coaches and much more.

Regardless of your area of ​​expertise, you can provide individual help to your session with training sessions.

To save time and make things comfortable for your customers, you can set up a reservation form so that readers can schedule coaching sessions directly from your WordPress blog.

Check out the list of the 5 best add-ons and WordPress reservation options to get started.

Sell ​​physical products online through WordPress

While selling digital products or services can be an easy way to start making money online, there is nothing like the sale of real physical products. Here are some ways to start selling products with WordPress.

 

20. Start an e-commerce business with WooCommerce

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Do you have an idea for your own product? Why not start your own online store?

WordPress facilitates the creation of a store or even the possibility of adding a store to the existing block through the free add-on for WooCommerce.

Starting an online store can be a lot of work since you need to create or buy the products and send them by yourself.

But selling physical products can be a rewarding experience, and sometimes a physical product is exactly what your audience wants.

To get started, check our tutorial on how to start an online store with WooCommerce.

You can also use Shopify or BigCommerce as a WooCommerce alternative.

 

21. Create an online store of T-shirts with WordPress

Creating your own t-shirt store is easy with WordPress. Almost everyone wears t-shirts, so opening a t-shirt store is an excellent way to generate money with any type of blog. T-shirt design allows you to be creative and offer something unique to your audience.

It's easy because there are services that allow you to load your own designs and print them out and send it to you. Get a benefit fee.

You can create your own T-shirt store on your WordPress site using WP-Spreadplugin by Spreadshirt.

 

 

eCommerce

If you want a faster solution, you can use a Shopify store that connects with dozens of T-shirt printing companies.

 

Multi-vendor add-ons

For step-by-step instructions, see the guide on how to create an eBay like auction website using WordPress.

22. Create a WooCommerce Dropshipping Store

Dropshpping

 

Dropshipping is another way you can create an eCommerce store on your WordPress website without having to handle inventory or ship items yourself.

With dropshipping, you create the store, manage the website, and customer service. But a dropshipping service will take your orders and ship them out to your customers. They’re an invisible third party that your customers don’t even know about.

You can use the WooCommerce plugin to create a dropshipping store. There’s also a WooCommerce Dropshipping addon plugin that allows you to automate the process.

 

23. Create an Amazon Affiliate WordPress Shop

One downside of dropshipping is that you have to find a good supplier, which can be a challenge, and sometimes you have to place a large order upfront. This can make it difficult to get started without investing a lot of money.

If you want an easier way to set up an ecommerce site without having to ship products yourself, then you may want to try an Amazon Affiliate shop.

As with many of the items on this list, this works best if you specialize in a niche. If you offer everything, it’s impossible to compete with a big shop like Amazon. But in a small niche, you can differentiate yourself and really stand out.

For complete instructions, see our tutorial on how to create an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress.

Offering Platform as a Service

WordPress comes with some incredibly powerful plugins that are actually full-fledged platforms in their own right.

You can add such a platform to your blog or e-commerce store and offer it as a paid service. You get a cut from each sale, which allows you to earn passive income from user activity on your website.

 

24.Create an Online Marketplace Website

An online marketplace is like an eCommerce store where users cannot just buy but also sell their own products. Normally, WooCommerce assumes that you run a single vendor website.

You will need a plugin like WC Vendors to turn WooCommerce into a multi-vendor capable platform. After that, vendors will be able to register on your site and start selling.

You can make money by charging a commission on each sale, or you can allow vendors to buy membership packages for their listings.

For more details, see our guide on how to make an online marketplace using WordPress.

25. Make an Auctions Website

auction website

 

 

An auctions website allows users to bid on products to purchase them. This allows the sellers to maximize their profits and customers to find unique deals.

eBay is probably the best example of an online auctions marketplace.

You can run auctions on your WordPress website and even allow third-party vendors to list their products as well. You can make money by charging for the listing or by getting a cut on each sell.

To build an auctions marketplace with WordPress, you will need the following add-ons.

  • WooCommerce (for shopping cart and payment features).

  • An auctions add-on

  • A multi-vendor add-on

For step by step instructions, see our guide on how to build an eBay like auctions website using WordPress.

 

26. Create a Job Marketplace Website

Unlike a regular job listing website, a job market allows you to make money on each job listing. Fiverr and Upwork are probably the best examples of online job marketplace websites.

You can promote your job market as a micro-job platform for people who work in the same niche as your blog. You can select a very specific niche to make your platform more competitive.

This will help you easily find customers and professionals who are unable to use the larger platform due to very irrelevant competition.

You can get a small fee for a job listing or when a job is finished. More successful completion of the job will bring you more customers and freelancers in the future.

Become a WordPress Designer or developer

Mobile development

 

If you are more tech-savvy, you can become a WordPress developer or designer to make money online. It will take more technical skills, but it is not too difficult to get started.

 

27. Develop WordPress Plugins

Plugins are what makes WordPress so flexible and powerful. Plugins act like applications and allow you to extend and modify any feature of your WordPress site.

Plugins come in all variations, from very simple code editing to complex software applications. If you have a basic overview of how WordPress works and some simple PHP knowledge, you can create your own WordPress plugin.

As a plug-in developer, you can distribute your plug-ins in many ways. Anyone can submit a free plugin to the WordPress.org plugin directory as long as they follow the WordPress plugin instructions. It's a great way to gain experience and build a reputation for WordPress plugin developers.

When you're ready to start selling premium plugins, you can choose to sell them on a website like MOJO Marketplace or on your own WordPress site.

If you use your existing WordPress blog to sell plug-ins, you should make sure that the plug-in you create directly matches the needs of your audience. You can investigate them to see what problems they need to solve on your WordPress site, and then create a plugin to solve the problem.

You can then sell the plugin on your site using Easy Digital Downloads.

 

28. Sell WordPress Themes

 

sell website themes

 

If you like web design and development, you can start creating your own WordPress themes for sale.

This requires both design and technical skills. You need to know how to create a good looking design, as well as how to encode it for WordPress.

Using a WordPress thematic framework, such as Genesis, can give you a head start. Then you have to design and encode a beautiful child's theme.

29. Sell graphics on your WordPress site

 

Mobile development

 

If you love to design more than coding, another option is to design and sell graphics on your WordPress site.

You can create graphics, such as images or logos, and sell them on your site using the eCommerce plugin. You can also connect to online marketplaces and sell your graphics.

 

30. Accept Donations

How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners

 

Last but not least, one way you can make money from your WordPress blog is simply to ask for it.

You can begin accepting donations in a few different ways. You could add a Paypal donate button or a Stripe donate button to your website. Or for a more professional look and advanced features like email marketing integration, you could use WPForms to create a donation form on your WordPress site.

Donations are last on the list because of their limited effectiveness, since you have to rely on the generosity of your readers. It’s usually more lucrative to offer them something in return.

 

FAQs about making money blogging with WordPress?

At Audio Visual Lab, we have helped hundreds of beginner bloggers get started. We've heard almost every question you can think of. Here are the top questions for beginners about how to make money from us through the blog.

1. Which of these proven avenues for me is appropriate?

Your hobby and your method would work best for your blog topics.

For example, if you run a blog about photography, affiliate marketing, advertising, and paid memberships may work well for your blog.

Use useful attention to provide quality content that will make money for your users and make money. Or as the saying goes, do what you love and the money will continue.

2. How much money can I make from the blog?

It really depends on the effort you make and the time you are ready to invest. Truth be told, many beginner bloggers lose interest and give in quickly.

You will earn money on how much traffic you get, the monetization methods you use, and the work you do. Many successful bloggers earn six and even seven figures.

3. How long before you start making some serious money?

Making money online is not a "rich-quick" scam. Anyone else telling you is trying to cheat. If you want to make money starting a blog, you will have to work hard and spend a lot of time on it.

There is no easy way to tell if you were going to start making money soon. Some bloggers start making small amounts soon after starting their blogs. Others are trying to get rid of blogs.

However, those who are constantly working and adhering to a planned strategy are very good at driving early results.

4. How to get started

Getting started with your WordPress blog is easy. However, make sure you are using the right platform.

Basically, there are two types of WordPress available. WordPress.com is a hosted solution, and WordPress.org, also known as WordPress headquarters.

We recommend using WordPress.org because it will allow you to start making money without any restrictions. For more details, see our comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.

You will need a domain name and a web hosting account to start blogging with WordPress.org. Typically, a domain costs $ 14.99 per year, and hosting $ 7.99 per month, usually pays for an entire year.

 

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Ways to Increase Traffic To Your Website 2019

The best ways to increase traffic to your website from organic traffic is to increase the number of pages on your website that can rank for your important keyword terms. Look at where you can add new category pages, new blog posts, or new pieces of attractive content (visuals, quizzes, etc) to target specific keywords.

48 Ways to Increase Traffic To Your Site in 2019

1. Optimize Old Content

 

ways to increase traffic to your website

 

Because you are tracking your keyword rankings (you are, right? If you’re not, use SEMrush), you can find the keywords that you rank near the bottom of the first page and go add useful content to those pages to help them rank better. Google also prefers updated and new content over old stale content.

2. Launch New Products

A great way to attract new users to your company or website is to launch products that meet their needs. The great part is that you can often charge for these as well and make money will getting new users into your full conversion funnel.

3. Create Online Courses

 

Online cource

 

The great thing about the Internet is that you can publish any type of content you want. By creating longer-form content like courses that are targeted around both user needs and specific keyword phrases (don’t forget keyword research!), you can drive more traffic to your site and convert them into email addresses that you can then take down your funnel.

Plus, online course websites exist in plenty so you can put them on places like Lynda.com to further your reach.

4. Write Guest Posts

By using a site like SimilarWeb, you can find sites related to yours. If they have your audience, you can usually get content onto their site that helps them build traffic while at the same time getting access to their new audience.

5. Accept guest posts

Similarly, many sites want links for SEO purposes and access to your customers. If they’re not a direct competitor, let them guest post on your site! Then they are invested in your company and will promote the content that they’ve produced, which also gets you in front of their own audience. Double win!

6. Launch Infographics

 

Infographics

If you have a designer in your company or can find one online, create useful graphics that tell a story and help people see your content in a new way. Do outreach for links, promote on Pinterest, etc.

7. Give Podcast Interviews

Podcasting is HUGE these days, and one of the best ways to grow a podcast audience is to invite influential people onto your podcast. Think about it like audio version guest posts. So, get one or two podcasts under your belt (or launch your own) then start targeting podcast producers to get onto their shows.

8. Social advertising

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6ATUw0BIU&t=920s

 

 

Social advertising on Facebook, Twitter, and other networks is still relatively cheap today as compared to Adwords. Many of them also allow you to segment down by demographics or target by keywords so that you hit your ideal audience.

9. PPC

PPC is usually best used for conversion-oriented keywords, which is great because it gets you a new audience that is also ready to convert.

 

PPC

10. Create and Sell Courses

What better way to show your expertise and get people reading all of your content than to teach what you already know? If you have a craft, create a course to teach it then sell it on places like Udemy while simultaneously selling it on your site from a page targeted towards a high volume keyword for SEO.

11. Create Pinterest boards

Pinterest is a super-strong domain and your Pinterest boards can rank very well. Do your typical keyword research for your website, then take some of those keywords and target them on Pinterest. A pro tip is to use your other online resources (website, Instagram, etc) to get them indexed faster and ranking better.

 

Pintrest boards

12. Promote pins on Pinterest

In this day and age, it’s not just enough to create content and expect it to rank and drive traffic. Rankings are influenced by engagement stronger than ever before, so use some budget to promote pins on Pinterest to your target audience.

13. Partnerships

Especially in B2B spaces, partnerships can be gold for customer acquisition. Build out referral programs with complementary companies to yours and try to funnel some of their traffic back to your site, either through website mentions or even their email marketing.

14. Link acquisition

This feels like an old school tactic, but it’s still true that the more links you have to your site, the better your site will rank. So acquire links to your site from content, from relevant resource pages on other sites, and from outreach that you do.

 

Ways to Drive Traffic To Your Site

15. Promote content via Outbrain/Taboola

Content promotion is so cheap these days that you’d be silly not to do it. I know people with content sites making literally thousands of dollars a day all from promoted content.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR-TtPSU1ho

 

16. Create satellite websites

If your main website is around one niche yet you operate in many niches, you can build out websites specifically targeted at those other niches and use them to funnel traffic to your other sites. You need to disclose that you own those other sites, but this is a great way to spread the organic reach.

17. Speed up your website

A fast site not only converts better but on a big site, you will also get more organic traffic because the search engines are able to crawl your site faster and find more content. Start with switching hosts then optimizing your code, all while making sure you are using aggressive caching and a content delivery network (CDN).

 

Content promotion is so cheap these days that you’d be silly not to do it. I know people with content sites making literally thousands of dollars a day all from promoted content.

 

18. Do new keyword research

If you’re really struggling to increase traffic to your site, go do new keyword research to get new content ideas, then go back to point 1 above and create new content!

19. Target the longtail of keywords for SEO

If you don’t have a very strong website, you can target longer tail keywords (<50 searches a month) which are often much easier to rank for. From this, you can start building up a base of content that you can then use to earn links and propel rankings for more competitive terms.

20. Target HackerNews/Reddit/relevant forums with content

If you can get content or a product to go hot on a site like Hacker News, Reddit, or ProductHunt you can literally get tens of thousands of visitors and often signups and sales. I (John) personally make over $70k from my site sitting on the first page of ProductHunt for a day, and I’ve seen Reddit drive tens of thousands of visits to sites.

 

Ways to Drive Traffic To Your Site

 

21. Run competitions/giveaways

One of the best ways to build an email list and therefore a new audience is through giving away high-value items and incentivizing your entrants to share as well in order to get more entries. I use the Kingsumo Giveaways plugin for this.

22. Speak at conferences

If you enjoy speaking, conferences can be a great way to get in front of a targeted audience. If you encourage them to tweet about it (put your Twitter handle on the bottom of every slide), you also get in front of their social media audience.

 

Ways to Drive Traffic To Your Site

 

 

23. Advertise at conferences

While speaking is the best way to get in front of your audience at conferences, advertising is second best. You can leverage advertising for brand recognition, offer discounts to those at the conference, get links from people doing roundups, and more. It’s a big win especially if you can tie revenue directly back to your company.

24. Free swag at conferences

I have constantly been amazed at how well quality swag works for advertising your brand, and what better place to give away swag than at conferences to your customers? You’ll build brand recognition and goodwill.

25. Create content for Slideshare specifically

Slideshare is its own content social network. By creating content for Slideshare specifically and promoting it, you can also land on the popular content sections of their homepage which drive great traffic. Make sure you link back to your site from Slideshare too.

26. Create videos for YouTube

If you can create videos in a cost-effective manner, YouTube is a great distribution platform. It takes time to build the channel but has a huge audience if done well.

27. Run YouTube Ads

Can’t create videos, but there are videos on YouTube that your target audience watches? You can run YouTube videos.

 

Youtube ads

 

28. Run webinars

Webinars can drive a new audience for you when you invite guests or do advertising, that has an audience that they will promote your webinar too. Try to bring on guests who already have a large audience.

29. Use HARO to acquire contributors

Help A Reporter Out is a great way to find great sources for stories you are writing. While this won’t directly get you a new audience, by including their quotes and tagging them on social media you can access their audience.

30. Teach a class

Teach people how to do what you do, put your content on Slideshare, rinse, repeat.

31. Mentor a startup

Mentoring startups is a great way to build goodwill within your industry. Often you can also then get guest posts or leverage their name to get content elsewhere or to be quoted as an expert/source.

32. Sponsor Meetups

Meetup.com is one of the most popular websites online for organizing groups of people to get together. Many of them accept sponsors, who do things like give free meeting space or pay the bar tab. This can be a great way to get your company or product in front of your ideal target audience.

 

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33. Do outreach to get included in email newsletters

Some companies do daily, weekly, or monthly newsletters that curate content from around their industry, and many of these have a lot of subscribers. If you have content that fits their audience, reach out to them and see if they’ll include your article in their next edition.

email newsletters

 

34. Add “Share Triggers” To Your Content

In my experience, content largely succeeds or fails based on one factor:

Whether or not the content has Share Triggers.

What are Share Triggers?

They’re things you include in your content that push people to share it.

A lot of these principles were first discovered by behavioral scientists like Dr. Jonah Berger, Dr. Katherine Milkman and Jure Leskovec.

viral-marketing-research-study

 

And they’ve proven in the lab what I discovered through trial-and-error:

When you include Share Triggers in your content, people are significantly more likely share and link to it.

For example:

One of the most powerful Share Triggers is Social Currency.

Social Currency is the idea that we share things that make us look good. And this Share Trigger is a large part of the reason that The Shrinking Dollar infographic I mentioned earlier did so well.

 

35. Dominate Organic Search

Fighting to claim our share of organic search rankings is the first step in every piece of content we produce.
Creating evergreen content that is updated regularly is one of the easiest ways to keep new users coming back to your site. We have some posts that are over two years old that still hold number one rankings on Google.

Tip 1: Use a keyword research tool like Moz or Ahrefs to find out what competitors are ranking for, then create similar content that is more robust. Keyword tools tell you exactly what a URL ranks for and how people are finding it, so there’s no reason to publish content hoping it will work. Using a research tool is by far the easiest way to decide what type of content to produce.

 

36. Reduce Your Bounce Rate

A high bounce rate damages your site’s pageviews, conversions… and it can even hurt your SEO.

(In fact, thanks to Google’s RankBrain algorithm, bounce rate is now a super important ranking signal).

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that improving your bounce rate is insanely easy.

I walk you through the entire process in this short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shbhQfbfFgA

37. Promote Blog Posts and Videos on Quuu

Quuu is a dead-simple way to get people to promote your content on social media.

All you need to do is submit your best content…

…and they’ll ask influencers to share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

I recently promoted one of my posts on Quuu. And got a handful of shares from influential people in the digital marketing space:

 

38. Landing Pages

Looking at the entire behaviour flow of the user is how best to sell your business.

A lot depends on where the user lands after finding your website.

Sending people to a page that makes sense based on how they found the website in the first place has a tremendous impact on if they convert to the action you want them to take.

Sending people to product pages that sell or pages that have a high likelihood of filling out a form can garner strong results based on the actions you want the user to make.

Any landing page should be relevant with a clear call to action and with a focused goal. It’s often best to go with a simple and straightforward design

mobile landing page

 

39. Facebook Groups

 

Facebook Groups

Facebook groups are filled with people looking to create and exchange information about specific topics and providing them with this information
is a very powerful way to drive traffic to a blog.

Join a few groups related to your niche, then establish a reputation as a thought leader in the space. Once you’ve done that, post a few links in the group.

Tip 1: Engage in insightful conversations with group members before posting links to your content. Spammers are easy to spot, and you’ll likely be
called out for it if you don’t provide real value to the groups.

Tip 2: Actively engage with members who respond to your post. When Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm sees a high level of engagement, it considers
the post highly relevant and will show the post to more members of the group.

 

40. Use a “Question Analyzer” To Create Insanely Useful Content

This strategy is an AWESOME way to make your content better.

(As you know, the better content = more traffic)

All you need to do is:

  1. Find questions that your target audience asks online.
  2. Answer those questions in your content.

Here’s how to do it…

First, use a tool like Buzzsumo’s Question Analyzer or Answer the Public to find questions that people ask:

 

Then, either create entire posts to answer these questions…

…or incorporate the answers into your content.

Simple.

 

41. Email Marketing

Email Marketing to increase traffic
Traffic is worthless to me unless it converts.

I would much rather have 10,000 visitors per month with 1,000 that convert than to have 100,000 visitors per month with only 500 converting.

With that said, my advice is rather unorthodox in the internet marketing space, but here it is… the absolute BEST source of qualified traffic for me has been direct mail.

Yes, it’s expensive, but if you have a good list then it will pay for itself many times over.

Here’s what I do: I take a sales letter pitching my products and services and send it to my leads.

Then in the same mailing I include another sales letter promoting a free download that they can get by visiting a specific URL.

Nearly every single person who receives that letter ends up going to the URL.

They see a high-priced offer and then the ability to get something for free that’s highly relevant to them and they take it.

From there, I have an autoresponder that continually brings them back to my site, getting more qualified traffic.

It’s insanely effective.

 

42. Domain Authority

 

Increase your site’s domain authority so that it ranks higher in Google search.

This makes it more likely to be seen by people when they search for keywords related to your content.

The top 3 positions in a Google search is where most of the search traffic goes.

You can increase your site’s domain authority by building backlinks to your site from other sites with high domain authorities through a variety of strategies, such as guest posting, earning spots on lists, or creating content that people like to link back to (such as a valuable resource for niche industries).

 

43. Video Marketing

According to research videos are more popular than plain text content.

People love videos; videos helps an audience to understand the concept immediately.

Create informative videos, product promotion videos, and you can publish it on your website along with all of your social media platforms too.

Nowadays many brands are creating their own YouTube channel to create and promote their videos.

You may ask your client for better feedback through video, and you can share it.

 

44. Remarketing

Once you’ve accomplished having someone visit your site, it can be really effective to use remarketing to target them.

This can be done by using cookies with your website visitors, which will allow you to follow them online with ads and remind them of your business.

It’s all about the follow-up and staying relevant.

These six inbound marketing strategies can help customers find your business online and build an excited and loyal fan base.

 

45. Improve Your Organic Click-Through-Rate

I have some good news:

If you want more traffic from Google, you DON’T need higher rankings.

(Seriously)

Instead, you can focus on improving your click-through-rate (CTR).

For example, let’s say you rank #3 for your target keyword. And your CTR is 4%.

SERP CTR 4

And let’s say that you double that CTR to 8%.

SERP CTR 8

Well, you just doubled your organic traffic… without improving your rankings.

But wait, there’s more…

CTR is now an important ranking signal in Google’s algorithm.

So when you get a higher CTR, you’ll ALSO improve your search engine rankings.

SERP CTR rankings

So… how do you actually improve your CTR?

Here are a few tips that work great:

  • Add a number to your title (like “21” or “98%”)
  • Write a compelling meta description
  • Test different titles and see which one gets the best CTR
  • Use titles that are highly emotional
  • Include your keyword in your URL

 

46. Steal Your Competitors’ Traffic Sources

Imagine that you could see the EXACT places that send your competitors traffic.

That would be a goldmine, right?

Well, your competitors aren’t about to send you their Google Analytics password.

Fortunately, you don’t need it.

Why?

You can see all of their top traffic sources for free with SimilarWeb.

SimilarWeb not only shows you a sweet overview of a site’s traffic…

traffic overview

…but exactly where they get that traffic from.

referring sites

Goldmine.

 

47: Find More Keywords With “Keywords Everywhere”

Keyword research is THE most important part of SEO.

Question is:

How do you find untapped keywords that everyone and their mom doesn’t already know about?

Keywords Everywhere.

keywords everywhere homepage

Keywords Everywhere is a Chrome extension that gives you keyword ideas, well…everywhere.

Once you install the extension, the next time you do a Google search, you’ll see search volume and CPC data on that keyword:

keyword data

Or the next time you’re shopping for a toothbrush on Amazon — BOOM — you see keyword data on the terms that Amazon suggests:

amazon search

48. Content Transformation

 Get More Traffic From Your Blog Posts With “Content Transformation”

Content Transformation is simple:

You simply convert one of your blog posts into another format (like an ebook, video, infographic or podcast).

User Retention

Once you’ve attracted your customers to your site, whether to a piece of content via social or a conversion page via SEO, they’ll often leave your site and come back a few times before they actually convert. Sometimes they’re doing research, sometimes they get distracted by other sites, and sometimes they’re just not ready to buy or give you the information you so badly need from them to drive your business forward.


Video Maker

What Is The Best Free Online Video Maker?

What Is The Best Free Online Video Maker?

When you are looking for a free online video maker, it is important to understand that there are many options to choose from. To make things easier for you, we have managed to scour online and come up with one of the best online tools or programs for use when you need gif maker from videos, YouTube video maker, music video maker, etc. with movie Maker online, the best free online video editing program, you are guaranteed to deliver videos that not only appear but also sound great.
This online video editor is able to perform different basic actions like video splicing and cutting. You are able to upload videos, music, and images and by a simple drag and drop function combine them together.

Which Is The Best Video Making App?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P6OcMQ65tA

 

There are also numerous video-making apps for you to choose from. However, for you to edit your video like a pro you only need to use the best video making an app in the form of FilmoraGo. This video editor app for Android devices has primary functions such as adding themes, music, cutting, trimming, etc. This is a music video maker that you can also use as a YouTube video maker. There is a large collection of effects and templates and professional editing tools for its user.

How Do I Make Animated Videos For Free?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48pwrr4gPOA

 

There are many tools you can use to make animated videos. One such top online tool you can use to make animated videos for free is Moovly. With Moovly, the process of creating animated videos has been made to be less strenuous and timesaving. There are numerous ready-made templates which with a simple drag and drop enables you to create animated videos.

How Do You Make A Video With Pictures And Music Software?

Video editing programs have the ability to make videos using just pictures and music. You will find that different programs have different ways of accomplishing this task even if generally the tasks performed are the same. For example, when you are using Movavi video editor, once you have downloaded and installed the app, to add pictures to the video, you are required to open the app and then go to create a project in full-feature mode, click the button labeled Add Media Files, and select the photos you want to use. Once you have added the photos, you can rearrange them in any preferred order. You can jazz up the video by adding music and this can be done through clicking the tab named Titles and dragging the music to the area titled Titles Track.

What Is The Best Movie Maker?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkJIaeWklIk

 

VirtualDub is a video maker program that is very simple to use and is suitable for performing many small tasks such as video retouching and editing. The program can be used to make and process audio and video data of up to 4GB. The program allows the addition of third-party filters such as contrast adjustments, brightness, blur, etc. via the plugin interface.
Every video editing enthusiast should get this tool.

What's The Best Free Video Editing Software?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgqMwiLw8ms

 

Blender is rated as the best free video editing software for a reason. The software is available for Linux, Mac, and Windows. It is entirely free to use this program, and you can perform basic tasks like video splicing and cuts and complex tasks such as video masking.
This program is suitable for both the beginner and advanced video editing software users.

What Editing Software Do Most YouTubers Use?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMgqheT1N14

 

A powerful video editing program is needed for having footage that is of high quality and able to enhance audience engagement. Adobe Premiere Pro CC is the most proffered video editing software used by YouTubers. It is easy to use the program with its user-friendly interface and tutorial overview. There is also the incorporation of touchscreen support.
The time-saving features and unparalleled customization options are the reasons for its preference by YouTubers.

Is Powtoon Really Free?

Powtoon

 

This solution for creating awesome presentations and videos is not entirely free. There is a free version having limited features, as expected. If you want to realize the full potential of this tool, you have various subscription packages to choose from.

How Much Does An Animator Make?

How much an animator makes depends on various things like skill, location, and seniority. The salary range is a wide one, from around $35,000to $80,000.

Facebook Video Maker: Create Animated Videos For Free!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wXALGfakkQ

 

You can use different platforms such a Motionden to create personalized animated videos for Facebook for your personal or business Facebook page. Video content is commanding about 82% of all internet traffic and thus the importance of creating Facebook animated videos cannot be overstated here.

Conclusion

You should always personally research more about any video editing software to ensure that the one you choose is able to deliver what you are looking for. You should compare the various features offered with the pricing. If you need more help please contact us


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23 Questions to Ask When Choosing A Video Production Partner

23 questions to ask before choosing the best video production partner

If you have a blog or a website of your own, then you need to make sure that you are posting some amazing video content. It is not always possible to make or create beautiful videos on your own. You will need the help of a video production partner.

What is video production?

Video production is the process of producing video content. It is the equivalent of filmmaking, but with images recorded digitally instead of on film stock. There are three stages of video production: pre-production, production, and post-production. Pre-production involves all of the planning aspects of the video production process before filming begins. This includes scriptwriting, scheduling, logistics, and other administrative duties. Production is the phase of video production which captures the video content (moving images / videography) and involves filming the subject(s) of the video. Post-production is the action of selectively combining those video clips through video editing into a finished product that tells a story or communicates a message in either a live event setting (live production) or after an event has occurred (post-production).

 

Hence, if you do not have the skills or expertise, you can definitely hire a video production partner for your need. In order to choose the best video production partner, you need to consider several important factors. To ensure that you are choosing the best partner who can craft a perfect video based on your niche knowing your needs and requirements, you have ask some questions before you finally choose the one.

 

video production partner

So, here are some of the questions that you have to ask your video production partner while choosing the best one:

 

1. How long have they been in business?

 

This is one of the most important questions as you will get the idea about their experience. Experience is important in order to excel and gain more skills. Even experience increases professionalism and creativity towards the work.

 

2. How many videos have you produced to date?

 

This question firmly asks about their experience in producing the explainer video. Definitely, their work experience matters a lot and if they are new to this concept, then they are not the right people to work with.

 

3. What is the team structure and who all will do this?

 

More or less, every video production house works as a team. The entire team is divided into many segments and each of them is responsible for pre-production, production and post-production. So, you need to know who else is involved in the team and how they work.

 

What is the company culture?

 

video production partner

Well, the company culture is an important topic to discuss. Every company has its own culture and if do not match with you, there can be a conflict of ideas. So, make sure you definitely ask this question.

 

5. How do you decide whether or not a video is a success?

 

When you are hiring a video production partner for your firm or company, you need to confirm whether or not that partner is capable to help you. Video is one of the key marketing tools and a lot of things depend on it.

 

6. Which video produced by them is their favourite and why?

 

This question is quite important as the answer will give you an elaborate idea about what type of videos or contents they like. Generally, the video production company will show you their best video and you will know whether or not it is the right choice for you.

video production partner

7. What is the most important aspect of client relationship while the production process is going on?

This can give you a better idea about how they work and what are their priorities towards the clients. This can also help you to know if they take clients seriously or not.

 

8. What is your biggest mistake during a project and how do you deal with it?

 

The question is important because mistakes or blowups can happen at any time. The main part is whether or not they have the skills or patience to rectify it and produce with a perfect and seamless video to you.

 

9. When can you start working on the project?

 

video production partner

Now, you need to ask about when they can start working on your project. Many production houses take up works and are on tight schedules. If you think that your work is more urgent and you need to start it as soon as possible, then you need to choose one who is ready to start whenever you want.

 

10. What is the time that they propose?

 

Let the video production house propose with the timeline first for your project. You will be able to get an idea of how long they will take to complete the project.

 

11. What are the potential hold-ups?

 

You need to ask in order to get a clear idea about what can possibly happen in this scenario. Of course, you need to have a clear idea about everything before you start.

 

12. How will you handle edit request and communication?

 

This is an important one and the answer can be an ideal way for you to understand how organized they are or the potential creativity they have in them. So, listen carefully when they answer this.

 

13. How well can you write?

 

video production partner

When it comes to a video, one of the important aspects is the script. So, you need to know whether or not the video production company has a good and potential team to write a great script for your video. Also, try to ask for a sample or the talents of the writers they have.

 

14. Do they understand your business?

 

When it comes to writing, just a general ability to write is not enough. The write must have the ability to know and understand your business and the product or services that you offer. This will help you to explain what you want to convey to your potential customers.

 

15. Can I see some sample of a script?

 

Of course, you need to ask this question in order to know more about their script writing abilities. Most of the video production companies will willingly show you their scripts. This will help you to know their structure or creativity. Take a look at different scripts from different niche.

 

16. Can I take a look at the assets that you might have built for previous clients?

 

Our Clients

Well, this is important as designs are quite an integral part of the video production. The assets include design treatments and characters. You need to take a look at the different styles that they use for videos. Not all animators can be perfect with all types of style. Look for the one that you think is perfect for your business.

 

17. Will you use custom designs or stock characters for the project?

 

Well, this depends entirely on the timeline or budget. On the projects that have lower budgets and shorter timelines, animators will use stock characters or the ones that they already have. But if you want to have customized designs for your video contents, then you must let the animators know about it. This will help them to create it for you and set the budget according to that.

 

18. How many options are there for voiceover?

 

video production partner

Voiceover is one of the main elements of the video contents. Hence, you need to ask about the options that you have. You need to confirm whether or not you need some specific mention to a target group of customers or locations in the video.

 

19. Do you have access to different or specific needs?

 

Well, specific needs can be of different types such as gender, accents and age. If you want your video to have some of these specific needs then you need to make sure that you mention this to your video production company.

 

20. Will the voiceover and music score be licensed?

 

You must have seen or heard about many incidents where a video is banned just because it is violating any copyright. Even the license issue is one of the major concerns. So, you need to make sure that you are investing in a company that can protect you against any kind of license issues. You must need the licensing to be for web or broadcast and even perpetual.

 

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21. What is your schedule for payment?

 

This is another necessary question as you need to know whether or not you have to pay the whole amount before the video production is done. If so, you need to avoid such services. Generally, they will take 50% of the total payment before and the rest after the video is delivered to you.

 

22. Who will own the final video?

 

You should expect, in general, to hold the complete ownership of the produced video when the full payment is done. But there are some services that retain rights of the usage of video. You need to be clear about your needs and requirements. If you want full ownership, then you need to find someone who will give that to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfuwNU0jsk0

23. What if I need to make some changes after the video is made?

 

Nobody gets everything right in the very first time. Some things happen that are completely out of our control. Hence, there must be an option to make some essential changes after the video is made. This question will help you to know or understand whether or not the video production company will entertain any changes or updates after the video is made.

 

Conclusion

 

So, these are some of the very important questions that you have to ask the video production company. Also, you will get a vivid idea about the produced videos before and how they are. Will it be helpful for you? All these questions will give you plenty of ideas about choosing the right video production company for your needs.


health and safety videos

Why you need health and safety videos in the workplace

Why you need health and safety videos in the workplace

In this article, we will talk about why you need health and safety videos in the workplace and why you need to choose experienced health & safety video production company. We are all aware of the fact that a risk-free working environment is imperative for ensuring the well-being and health of the workers. Apart from aiding in enhancing their efficiency and productivity, it will also play an important role in improving the overall productivity of the organization since it will be possible for your employees to work without any risk of getting injured or becoming sick.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sjAuUdldyo

Fortunately, it will be possible to create a safe workplace for your employees by means of delivering top-quality health and safety induction video training. It will help to make them aware of industrial safety and also provide them with the skills and knowledge so as to abide by the safety procedures in the best possible way.

How is it feasible to deliver good health and safety videos in the workplace? What is required for educating your employees on the safety aspects irrespective of their location and educational levels in an enjoyable manner? For this, it is imperative to opt for video-based learning. Below, we’ll take a look at the benefits of health and safety videos.

1. Significance of health and safety induction videos can be underestimated

On many occasions, it might appear to the workers that safety training videos are being provided to them only for fulfilling some statutory specifications. They might think that types of health and safety videos are actually a part of an organizational need rather than an essential part of the training. It is of prime importance to provide some specific examples of health and safety induction on how the employees will be benefitted so as to eliminate this sort of belief.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2FNbuPR01Y

Video clips will be the best way to do this. For instance, a medication production company might show genuine video footage in which the lab workers are at the risk of getting infected by live viruses in case they do not stick to certain specifications. In this way, the learners are able to comprehend the fact in their sub-conscious mind that they could be more secure by taking part in the health and safety induction video program.

2. It is possible to impart health and safety induction video even in far-off places

On many occasions, employees working in far-off locations like any industrial facility or sea-based oil rig ought to get the training on safety regulations. In the majority of the cases, it will not be a sensible idea to gather all these workers in a classroom for showing them the safety procedures. However, online lessons which are based on videos will be the ideal solution to this problem since it is possible to access them at any place, on any device, and also according to one’s convenient time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE72kAanlfY

 

Video clips are utilized even in the mining sectors for imparting training to employees on safety procedures. For this, it will be a smart idea for the company to develop a curriculum which is actually video-based for workers working in the mines in far-off locations so that they can access all these videos on their mobile gadgets. In this way, it is possible to a great extent to deliver top-quality safety training videos to the employees. Apart from this, it also helps in solving another significant issue - given that the majority of the employees were not literate these video-based curricula were effectual in training them in the best possible way.

3. It is possible to impart training to workers of all education levels

It is a fact that lots of employees working in the manufacturing industries out there are not properly educated, and consequently, they might find it rather difficult to understand what a “regular“ e-learning course wants to deliver them. However, it is possible to overcome this issue by making use of induction videos for new employees. These video lessons are visual in nature which will make those the appropriate tool for demonstrating the safety lessons. There is no need to be a college graduate in order to understand the contents of a safety training video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGkyYkx2NFY

 

4. The language will not prove to be an obstacle

It is a fact that we are living in an age which is globalized and many organizations are being shifted to foreign countries throughout the globe. This generates the requirement for providing training to the workers in a common language so that all are able to understand the lessons (given that many of them are speaking in different languages in different countries on the planet); otherwise, the query, “What is health and safety induction videos?” will creep up in their minds. However, this problem can be solved easily by providing them with video lessons without any audio which will overcome the hurdle of linguistic problems and deliver the safety procedures in an effectual manner.

For instance, while making use of any video-based lesson for demonstrating how to deal with a blow torch meticulously, one can make use of a “mute” video clip. This will help to demonstrate all the necessary steps to the workers irrespective of the language spoken by them.

5. Health and safety videos in the workplace are inexpensive

It is the fact that videos are quite inexpensive to produce, and quite simple as well. There are lots of companies out there which impart health and safety induction video without shelling out much money at all. It will be a smart idea to produce a sequence of short video clips for the workers with each of them showcasing a particular safety procedure that workers should follow while executing their jobs, for example, while repairing electric cables. The company can also create any playlist of these videos on the YouTube channel which will make sure that these are easily accessible by the employees out there. You simply need to capture these videos using your mobile device, and that’s all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWBQwgQbotk

Conclusion:

Being a responsible employer, it is your duty to ensure the safety of your workers in the best possible way. This is possible by making sure that your workplace is risk-free where employers can perform the task without any risk of getting injured or sick. Try to take advantage of these video clips to the fullest so as to deliver safety measures to your workers effectively.


TOP PAYING ADSENSE KEYWORDS LIST 2019

Top Paying Adsense Keywords List 2019

List of Top Paying Adsense Keywords  2019

If you are aware of the fact of blogging, you might definitely hear about Google AdSense and Google Ad Words. Google AdSense is specially designed for webmasters and bloggers. They can make money by using it. Google Ad Words has so many tools that organize and handle the bidding competition between advertisers. It works as a solid platform for the advertisers who can give their ads by selecting their particular targeted audience. You will have to a successful AdSense publisher. And for this, you will need a lot of traffic and you will have to engage them with useful and bright ads. Google AdSense is the most trusted and reliable source of making money through your website.

Making money with AdSense:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN2YaBpcxr0

 

Google AdSense is an advertising programme that gives you the opportunity to make money by strategically and smartly placing ads on websites. There are various brands and online stores that give their ads on the website in order to gather valuable traffic. The advertisements should be relevant and appropriate as per the requirements of the websites. The advertisements are generally placed at varied locations on a blog post so that the people will easily find them out. There are many top paying AdSense keywords.

The list of top paying keywords:

There is a huge list of top paying keywords. You can use these keywords in order to get more traffic and earn good revenue.

  • Mesothelioma Law Firm ($179)

  • Donate Car for Tax Credit ($126.6)

  • Donate Cars in MA ($125)

  • How to Donate A Car in California ($111.21)

  • Sell Annuity Payment ($107.46)

  • Car Insurance Quotes Colorado ($100.9)

  • Annuity Settlements ($100.72)

  • Hard Drive Data Recovery Services ($98.59)

  • Donate a Car in Maryland ($98.51)

  • Motor Replacements ($98.43)

  • Best Criminal Lawyers in Arizona ($97.93)

  • Holland Michigan College ($95.74)

  • Online Colleges ($95.65)

  • Online Classes ($95.06)

  • World Trade Centre Footage ($95.02)

  • Donate Old Cars to Charity ($94.55)

  • Low Credit Line Credit Cards ($94.49)

  • Met Auto ($93.70)

  • Forensics Online Course ($93.51)

  • Donating Used Cars to Charity ($93.17)

  • PHD on Counselling Education ($92.99)

  • Car Insurance Quotes PA ($92.88)

  • Royalty Free Images Stock ($92.76)

  • Email Bulk Service ($92.55)

  • Webex Costs ($92.38)

  • Cheap Car Insurance for Ladies ($92.23)

  • Better Conference Calls ($91.44)

  • Car Donate ($88.26)

  • Online College Course ($78)

  • Car Accident Lawyers ($75.17)

  • Criminal lawyer Miami ($70)

  • Personal Injury Lawyers ($66.53)

  • Injury Lawyers ($60.79)

  • Personal Injury law Firm ($60.56)

  • Insurance Companies ($52)

  • Auto Mobile Insurance Quote ($50)

  • Health Record, Personal Health Record ($40)

  • Online Stock Trading ($35)

  • Forex Trading Platform ($20)

These are the highest paying AdSense keywords in 2019. You can also use Semrush and LongTailPro in order to choose the low competitive keywords and topic in order to enjoy the high AdSense CPC. Low competitive keywords are there to improve organic traffic. There are thousands of keywords you will get by using these two tools.

high AdSense CPC

Keep it simple:

You can make a lot of money through this. You will get after each and every click and that is called CPC. The counts of visitors and popularity play an important role here. You can increase the Google AdSense CPC and increase the overall revenue without any hassle. You can use the most relevant and required keywords from the above. Your content should be attractive and logical. Pure content can attract and gather visitors. You can also group keywords according to your particular topic. You will have to smartly use those keywords in your content wherever needed. There are many bloggers who continuously add keywords in the content without thinking much about the consequences. But irrelevant and illogical activity cannot give you profit. You will have to act smart and do your work accordingly.

Which Adsense ads pay the most?

In addition to picking the best niche for Adsense, you also have options as to which ad type to show. The options are: 1) text & display 2) matched content 3) in-feed and 4) in-article.

In my own experiments, I’ve found higher click through rates with native in-article ads. Those ads perform the best on any of my sites.

The in-article ads will naturally blend with your content and display midway through your blog post. I like these types of ads because they are contextual and usually receive a good amount of clicks.

Sidebar ads are not as good since we are already trained to tune them out.

You can also try Matched Content if you have another content you’d like to promote.

Pro tip: Use Auto Ads by Google

Adsense Auto Ads take advantage of machine learning and place themselves automatically on your site where Google thinks they will perform well.

Google has been testing the Auto Ads feature as a beta since September of 2017 and recently (early March) released this feature to everyone.

Since Google has millions (if not billions) of sites to test, they will most likely be better than you or me when figuring out the right type and placement of the ads.

The only downside of this is that you won’t have much control of how many ads are shown or where they are placed, which if you are picky, might annoy you.

To set up Auto ads on your site, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click My ads.
  3. Click Auto ads.
  4. On the “Choose your global settings” page, use the controls to select the ad formats that you’d like to show.
  5. Leave Automatically get new formats selected if you want AdSense to automatically add new ad formats to your global settings as they become available.
  6. Click Save.
  7. On the “Place code on your page” page, click Copy code.
  8. Paste the ad code between the <head> and </head> tags of each page where you want to show Auto ads. If you’re not sure how to do this, see Google’s Code implementation guide.

Bonus Keyword Industries/Niches

Here are other high paying keywords that you can target in your blog posts

  1. Treatment $37 CPC
  2. Software $35 CPC
  3. Classes $35 CPC
  4. Recovery $34 CPC
  5. Trading $33 CPC
  6. Rehab $33 CPC
  7. Hosting $31 CPC
  8. Transfer $29 CPC
  9. Cord Blood $27 CPC
  10. Claim $25 CPC

↓ Don’t forget about the bonuses at the end where I show you how to find the best kws ↓

Which exact keywords pay the most CPC on Adsense?

SEMrush did a nice study on some of the best keywords by country here.

If you are looking for exact top paying keywords such as mesothelioma which pays $1000+ per click, you can check out the list compiled of 1M+ AdSense keywords by GrepWords. For instance, they reported the ultimate top paying keyword “mesothelioma survival rates” at $1006.56 per click.

Here are a few of my favourite top paid keywords per industry found through SEMRush (data for 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2020):

Mesothelioma Keywords sorted by CPC

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that lines the lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs, and unfortunately can’t be cured. Nevertheless, treatment can help reduce pain. People that contracted mesothelioma did so at their jobs so that is why you see searches like “mesothelioma attorneys”, “mesothelioma law firms” and “mesothelioma compensation”.

This is a very competitive keyword set so unless you can outrank WebMD and MayoClinic, I suggest you look for other industries.

KeywordVolumeKDCPC (USD)CompetitionResults
compensation mesothelioma1064.96568.670.91594,000
mesothelioma attorney houston3055.72545.840.74109,000
mesothelioma attorney california1055.3390.080.86223,000
mesothelioma compensation11064326.850.84596,000
pleural mesothelioma stages9071.76318.440.93148,000
mesothelioma lawyer directory2063.42290.340.86212,000
mesothelioma lawsuit settlements11061.8276.440.85139,000
statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims9053.98274.070.8264,000
lawyers for mesothelioma4058.43265.920.86537,000
mesothelioma settlement fund4059.3257.120.82262,000

*Competition of 1 means highly competitive.

Top Paying Keywords for the Lawyer Niche

Being a lawyer must be nice. You get to dress in a suit (which I love) and you also get to afford to spend exorbitant amounts of money for website traffic. Not too shabby.

KeywordVolumeKDCPC (USD)CompetitionResults
car accident lawyer moreno valley9052.02584.441112,000
ft lauderdale car accident lawyer1048.18566.171267,000
auto accident lawyers in chicago9059.03542.9512,280,000
car accident lawyer ny3053.89508.6211,320,000
car accident lawyer in phoenix2055.27504.5301,070,000
california motorcycle accident lawyer3047.51475.7815,410,000
car accident lawyer augusta9044.3463.711416,000
car accident lawyer in fort lauderdale5047.13462.9711,110,000
personal injury lawyer ft lauderdale1043.06429.361860,000
dallas truck accident lawyer9049.674261721,000

 

Doctors keywords CPC Adsense

In this list you will find a mix of people looking for Physicians and people looking for a PhD program.

KeywordVolumeKDCPC (USD)Com.Results
can you sue a doctor for wrong diagnosis4070.83250.960697,000
doctorate in security7074.61189.19125,000,000
doctor after car accident4060.59136.95129,200,000
doctors car insurance1066.17128.4613,100,000
car accident doctor atlanta7043.8122.421762,000
rehab doctors21059.77118.49022,900,000
business doctoral programs online3073.19118.1911,810,000
best doctoral programs in education3077.26114.31111,000,000
top online doctoral programs in business1071.32112.461995,000
educational leadership doctoral programs online2081.12108.971734,000

 

Best Attorney Adsense Keywords

I thought attorneys and lawyers were the same. Guess I was wrong.

Here are some other keywords pertaining to attorneys:

KeywordVolumeKDCPC (USD)CompetitionResults
personal injury attorney cape coral fl7044.08573.710.79302,000
accident attorney rancho cucamonga9046.05548.48171,000
mesothelioma attorney houston3055.72545.840.74109,000
truck accident attorney san antonio5047.2432.950.85703,000
motorcycle accident attorney orange county3052.34404.050.832,180,000
auto accident attorney colorado springs7051.94396.780.66280,000
accident attorney riverside ca3043.12390.880.51331,000
mesothelioma attorney california1055.3390.080.86223,000
phoenix accident attorneys2054.24358.080.711,500,000
louisville accident attorney2046.44345.620.63674,000

 

Bitcoin CPC Adsense KWs

I threw this one in because the crypto space is just so hot right now. These keywords are not the highest paying on my article roundup but I expect their cost per click to rise in the coming years.

Aside: I personally just love blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Actually, I love it so much that with my company Flux Ventures we launched an entire division just to buy and sell bitcoin and alt-coins.

KeywordVolumeKDCPC (USD)CompetitionResults
bitcoin merchant account2056.0264.320.87217,000
bitcoin merchant services3062.3533.240.87336,000
bitcoin mining cloud computing1066.0532.650.73604,000
buy bitcoin australia3052.3621.470.32783,000
buy stocks with bitcoin5083.421.080.466,010,000
software mining bitcoin1065.7518.190.62936,000
bitcoin mining gpu7071.5918.190.36696,000
buy stock with bitcoin3081.9417.590.4864,000,000
bitcoin stock chart21073.8616.240.09
how to invest in bitcoin stock5077.6416.160.711,060,000

 

Top Paying Insurance Related Adsense Keywords

The insurance companies surely make a killing from those outrageous premiums they charge us. Otherwise, how could they afford all those TV commercials and these crazy spends on Adwords? If you are in the insurance blogging space, kudos to you. You’ve picked a winner.

KeywordVolumeKDCPC (USD)CompetitionResults
compare car insurance7078.04469.1215,720,000
auto insurance troy mi1066.48420.290.841,080,000
car insurance comparison quote1077.7342.540.882,400,000
cars with cheapest insurance rates4085316.470.893,200,000
best learner driver insurance1067.65300.260.77830,000
insurance quotes young drivers1076.73299.630.946,490,000
automobile club inter-insurance2084.42299.490.81783,000
car insurance personal injury1082298.540.952,210,000
auto insurance conroe tx4069298.080.82443,000
auto insurance philadelphia pa17063.03293.140.481,330,000

 

I actually took some of those keywords ^ and launched my site TheInsuranceNerd to attract those high paying clicks ?. So far, so good.

And lastly, how could I forget this…

Best Digital Marketing/SEO Adsense Keywords

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you are most likely interested in all things online marketing / SEO so this list is for you:

KeywordVolumeKDCPC (USD)Competition
seo explanation1073.3108.420.42
digital marketing degree florida3077.4100.480.96
online courses on digital marketing1073.8892.381
digital marketing certificate programs online2080.7487.560.91
digital marketing course review2067.7285.60.9
internet marketing classes online7074.3683.931
courses on online marketing1072.883.630.73
online marketing education3075.6580.560.91
email marketing wikipedia1079.376.140.71
digital marketing degree course2075.5672.711
digital marketing classes online3073.7870.720.94
seo marketing company9057.5258.440.65
search engine optimization articles2078.1358.320.54
seo companys2059.8954.770.87
types of seo services5044.3453.130.86
seo technology11072.0949.290.75
search optimization companies1061.6148.650.83
seo specialists21074.345.350.61
search engine optimization marketing services1060.444.830.59
seo company3059.6343.010.74

Keywords to target if you are in the ‘software for fitness’ niche

KeywordVolumeKDCPC (USD)Com.Results
fitness showrooms stamford ct1076.54138.60.322,000
ea fitness26068.984.160.03116,000,000
fitness barre cranberry3076.4172.410.89371,000
fitness center software1054.4967.10.814,240,000
fitness gym software4050.5463.030.5624,100,000
apogee fitness3069.760.030.16420,000
fit online classes1064.8259.650.39381,000,000
rpac group fitness classes4084.7957.80.1
fitness management software1052.852.730.5617,100,000

Aw man, you still forgot my industry…

No worries, you can find all these keywords (and more!) by going into SEMRush and clicking on Keyword Analytics > Phrase Match (or Related Keywords), typing the keyword(s) that you want and then sorting by cost-per-click.

Here are other ideas to do keyword hunting.

Now, onto my favorite part. The bonuses.

Bonus #1: Target these countries if you want to earn 10x more

Aiming for the right countries can really skyrocket your adsense earnings. Here are the top 10 countries to target:

No.CountryAvg. CPC ($)Max. CPC ($)Avg. CTR %Average RPM ($)
1United States (US)0.40 – 2.3>502-32.04
2Canada0.50 – 2>3021.83
3United Kingdom (UK)0.10 – 1.6>191-21.37
4Germany0.40 – 1>111-32.62
5Thailand0.30 – 1621.6
6United Arab Emirates (UAE)0.15 – 3.11142.07
7Japan0.20 – 0.85432.44
8Switzerland0.20 – 1632.35
9Italy0.10 – 0.5031-30.73
10China0.10-0.3041-20.9

If you take a look at this chart, you will notice that most of the countries on this list are first-world countries.

How do you target a particular country in your blog?

The easiest way is to blog in their native language. To get visitors from Canada, the US, UK or Australia, your blog must be in English. Similarly, write in German if you are looking for people from Deutschland.

You may also change your targeting settings under Search Console.

Bonus #2: Unlock even more revenue by blocking low CPC ads

As a publisher, you have a good amount of control as to which Ad Categories you want to show on your site.

If you are trying to raise the CPC, RPM or CPM of your Adsense ads, then I suggest you take a look at your ad performance and start blocking categories that are not paying well.

Here’s how you can do that.

  1. Go to Adsense and on the left-hand column click on “Blocking Controls > Content> All Sites”
  2. Click on “General Categories”
  3. Sort by % Earnings (Ascending).
  4. In there you can take a look at which ads are taking a good amount of impressions but generating relatively low earnings.
    • For instance, let’s say the “Hobbies Games & Leisure” category is taking 4% of impressions yet just making 0.7% of your revenue, you can try and block it, and see if your performance improves.

You may also experiment by blocking certain ad networks. I haven’t personally tried this, but some people claim it works.

A word of caution: Don’t block too many categories (or ad networks) or else you will significantly reduce the bid competition and will start driving your revenue down.

Pro tip: Run Optimization Experiments

You can always run an Experiment (found under Optimization > Experiments) and see if blocking your ads yields more revenue or not.

You can also test if showing 50% of your total ads vs. 100% of ads yields more revenue.

Google Adsense experiments typically last for 10-30 days, up to 100 days (depending on your experiment and traffic).

For instance, I am running the experiment of blocking certain categories, and as you can see below I already started to see some good results (unfortunately Adsense policies prevent me from sharing the exact numbers).

Bonus #3: Steal your competitor’s lunch (aka. find which keywords are driving the most revenue to them)

What if you could view which keywords gets your competition the most clicks and revenue?

I’ll show you how I do it.

The process is very simple and uses SEMRush. (7 day free trial)

All you have to do is:

  1. Find any authority site in your niche. (For the sake of example in online marketing, I will use my own site)
  2. Type that site on the search bar in SEMRush
  3. Scroll to “Top Organic Keywords” and click on “See Full Report”
  4. On that report, sort by CPC.
  5. Voilá, you have a list of potential keywords that you can now use.
  6. Rinse and repeat with other sites that you admire.

Once you do this process with 3-5 sites, you will have a good set of keywords that you can target. (By the way, you can hire someone on Fiverr or Freeeup [my favorite] to write quality articles for you so you don’t have to actually spend time doing it.)

Bonus #4: Find more high paying keywords using Search Console

Did you know that Google already provides you with the keywords that you rank for?

What if you could optimize your existing blog posts to target even better keywords?

Instead of spending tons of hours writing a thorough post, you could use update an old one and pick juicier keywords.

Here’s how.

  1. Install the Keywords Everywhere Chrome Extension
  2. Head to the Search Analytics under the Google Webmasters Tools
  3. Choose your website
  4. Be sure to check the Clicks, Impressions, CTR and Position boxes at the top
    google webmaster adsense keywords
  5. Filter by any specific page that you want keywords to show for: i.e. https://alejandrorioja.com/blog/high-cpc-adsense-keywords/
  6. Since you installed the Keywords Everywhere tool you will see an additional 3 columns on your list, namely: Monthly Volume, CPC and Competition
    how to find high cpc keywords
  7. Unfortunately, you can’t sort by CPC so you will have to copy all the data into a spreadsheet and sort it there. I suggest you hit the Show 500 rows at the bottom of Webmaster tools.
  8. I made a Google sheet for you that you can copy (File > Make a Copy..) to sort all your keywords.
  9. Copy and paste all your keywords, and then hit the arrow on the column of CPC and sort from Z->A

    top paying keywords adsense
  10. Voila, you will see all the keywords that your blog post ranks for, all ranked from highest CPC to lowest CPC.
    sorted cpc keywords top paying

As you can see this last trick will yield keywords that might not be applicable to your blog post. In my case, “mesothelioma lawyer directory” does not apply to this specific post so I will just ignore it.

However, it will also find keywords that I am already getting impressions like “top paying keywords” but for which I am still ranked on page #2. The secret here is now to extend my existing blog post to include that new keyword so that my page gets bumped to page #1.

Pro tip: You can also sort by Volume or competition to find other hidden gems.

(Remember that now with the new RankBrain algorithm you shouldn’t target each specific long tail keyword but rather target medium-tail keywords that cover a broader topic.)

Related: Remember you can also show ads on Youtube (here’s a fun guide to Youtube SEO). 

so, how can you make $100 a day with Adsense?

I don’t know about you, but 100 bucks a day on ads sounds like a good passive income to me ($3k/mo).

Let’s run some calculations to see what it would take to make $100/day on Adsense.

First, some assumptions.

  • You are targeting US readers (as we saw earlier, US ads pay the most on average)
  • Your CTR (click-through rate) is 1% (i.e. 1% of visitors click on ads)
  • Your CPC is $0.50 (your niche is strong but your site is just getting started)
  • Your RPM (revenue per 1000 impressions) is $2

With these numbers, we can now calculate how many visitors we need to earn our target amount.

The formula is = Visitors * CTR * CPC + Visitors/1000 * RPM 

So with 15,000 visitors per day we obtain around $100/day on Adsense.

(15,000 * 1% * $0.5 + 15,000/1000*$2 = $105/day)

But how do you obtain 15,000 page views per day? Is that reasonable?

Yes, it is reasonable. To do that, you can either

  • produce 15 articles that get 1000 page views (hard)
  • produce 150 articles that get 100 page views (much easier)

Learn how to start a blog?.

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Conclusion:

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Corporate  Video Production Company

Why You Need to Hire a Corporate  Video Production Company

Why You Need to Hire a Professional Corporate Video Production Company

 

Corporate Video Production Company

It is clear that the benefits of corporate video production cannot be denied in modern businesses. If your company does not take advantage of this means of communication, you miss an excellent opportunity to reposition your brand. The industry is in transition by adopting the corporate strategy. Easy access to hardware and software means more and more companies are discovering the power of this tool. With globalization, it is possible to outsource services around the world.

What is corporate video production?

Corporate video production is an effective way to present your products and services to potential customers as well as current customers. It's also the best tool for promoting your organization, your views, your goals, and your accomplishments to the target audience. That involves a lot of creative work and the use of the latest technologies.

Corporate videos can vary according to need and from one company to another. It can be used to produce training, introductions, welcome speeches, introductory videos, promotional videos and many other types of videos. Enterprise video production is not just about creating high-quality videos, and it's about creating memorable and useful videos.

 

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What is corporate video used for?

Every profitable company looks for improved productivity, effective from the start and in times of change. With the marketing bank services available on the Internet and the company's messaging methods, lots of companies are searching for answers in corporate video production. The entire production of corporate videos has emerged when companies in the new era have become aware of the effectiveness of a well-designed and conceptualized corporate video production.

Many have applied it in company initiation training, and updating the junior knowledge base or high-level employees or simply motivational messages. Online businesses sector have also realized that successful corporate video production is also part of effective and well-researched marketing. Therefore, it is vital to choose the right video production companies in South Africa to the company's ethos and profitability.

How much does corporate video cost?

The cost may vary depending on corporate video production packages, the complexity of the graphics used, ranging from a moderate amount of R 8,800 to R 12,000 per day to a higher amount if you want to use 3D animations or new high-tech equipment to achieve effects spectacular movies. Most corporate video graphics will be created with your direct involvement in design and impact.

Corporate video production Durban expert understand that you are investing in a promotional video and will inform you if your product or service requires these elements. Your corporate video production packages, ideas, vision, and budget will determine whether animated graphics, animations, and additional post-production are needed for your project. The use of graphics and textual iconography is a widely accepted and effective way of attracting your audience.

How to write a corporate video script

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In a way, writing a script for a corporate video can be more difficult than writing a script for a feature film. In general, there is a lot of information that has to be transmitted in a corporate video and a lot less time to do it. Since your script must include and convey the personality of a company, there is also much less room for a license or creative interpretation. However, if you consider these three tips for writing a business video script, you will be ahead of the game.

1) Be brief

When writing a company video script, remember that less is more. Avoid clutter or irrelevant information. That may be more difficult to achieve because there may be people in a strong position who would insist on explaining everything to society. You must, of course, be open to their suggestions. After all, it's your corporate video. Try this method: For every part of the information, you insist on, including your good judgment, contend that another part of the stuffed section is excluded.

2) Stay structured

The structure not only gives its writing order but also helps to advance the story. Clearly define the beginning, middle, and end and make sure to provide intermediate transition points. If you started the script with a story, use the dialogue to advance the story. Then, to close the subject, you may be able to use testimonials for the transition. Depending on the length of your script, it may be necessary to have three or more transition points. It also helps keep your video script entertained. Direct communication of facts and figures can distract your audience.

3) Add style

When talking about your audience, it's helpful to know who they are before adding too many resources to your enterprise video script. Nobody wants to attend a dry powder presentation. On the other hand, your audience may not appreciate a great parody of your organization. That becomes even more crucial if you are writing a video script for an international company. Learn about specific words, concepts or images that may not translate well into cultural boundaries. If you know who your audience is, it's easier to introduce your writing style and stick to it as well.

Types of corporate videos

A business can benefit a lot from a professional video production made by experienced and efficient video production company like the Audio Visual Lab. There are lots of types of corporate videos including training videos, product or company videos, service videos, or informational videos for a smaller, more specific audience.

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Benefits of using a corporate video

Why make a corporate video? The corporate video is used to teach continuing education or safety training to staff members of a company. It's a much more affordable choice than business owners who spend time and money travelling the country for an information meeting or to give company employees a quick training session. These corporate visualization tools save thousands of dollars in business results and help them reach more staff than ever before.

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The production of corporate videos by a company specializing in production is also advantageous for companies because they can also be used to promote their online activities. When a person searches for products and services which are in the same domain, they can use corporate videos to create interest and get the word out to people.

Still, on the importance of corporate video, the videos are an essential part of all business operations: employee training and safety information, product and sales information for staff, and promotional and marketing videos for customers potential. These corporate videos can be created by a high-quality video production company Audio Visual Lab with the knowledge and talent to produce videos with the appropriate goals and to help advance the company's initiatives. If you hire Professional video production companies in South Africa like Audio Visual Lab, you’ll guide you on how to get corporate video clients.

How to shoot a corporate video

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Corporate video shooting is a process that requires professional video production companies. The companies use different ways and means to make sure your corporate video is excellent. Here are some steps that the corporate video production agencies use to make sure they create a great video that can help your business tremendously.

a) Organizing thoughts

The first step is to organize your thoughts. They will help you decide and clearly explain the reason for the corporate video. You will be able to find answers to questions such as "What do I want to show through this video?", "What should I talk about and how long should I be?" It is imperative to find answers to these questions to have a clear goal.

b) Write a script

You cannot read it by ear while recording a corporate video. You must have the script ready before you turn it. Although some people retain the services of an external person to write the video script, it is recommended to choose a person within the organization who has excellent language skills to perform this work. A person within your organization can surely highlight all the positive aspects and create a solid script. In case you've no voice but to call for outside help, be sure to inform the person of any points you wish to address in the script and give them reference material to consult if necessary.

c) Choose the cameraman

Again, you have the option of choosing video production companies in South Africa. In this case, unlike the previous step, it is recommended to hire a professional corporate video production in Durban to do the work for you. Most companies, eager to reduce their costs, think it is advisable to recruit employees who can do the job. Remember that you are recording a corporate video and that your level of clarity and professionalism must be high. Renting Audio Visual Lab corporate video production packages to complete this task will be the right thing to do.

d) Choose the star cast

Then you have to decide who is included in the corporate video and who is not. You may want to involve the heads of all departments in the video, but do not forget to add employees because they are the backbone of your business. That gives your customers a concrete idea of your work environment and how your employees feel.

e) Review and edit

Finally, before approving the video, review it with other colleagues and you will see that any part needs to be changed. Once this is done, your video is ready to be used.

What makes an excellent corporate video?

Many companies today add a corporate video to their website. But what makes a video good and another less good? Many elements contribute to the creation of an effective and professional-looking video. As she represents your business and may be the first impression someone has, it is essential that you do it well.

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A good corporate video should interest its audience, be attractive, educational and fun at the same time. It needs to concentrate on the most compelling points and not promote everything. The video also needs to be clean and aim for real videos that have an optimistic side. Moreover, an excellent corporate video requires to storyboard everything by having a well-written script, both dialogue, and images.

One of the essential elements for creating a good video of a business is to keep it professional. For the most professional video, consider working with a professional video company, such as Dream Engine, where we manage everything from concept to script to production. Working with a reputable corporate video production company, he gains the experience, hardware, and technology to create the best possible video.

What are the tips for corporate video production?

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The nature of corporate video production has changed considerably since the arrival of this type of video in the early days, and it is the Internet that has by far the most significant impact on this process and the results of this process/activity. So, here are some tips to help you along with your journey.

1) Speak first, write last

You will be surprised at the results of the discussions with your employees. You must first determine the content of the video, then write a lot of questions that you can ask your employees. People like to talk, and you will be surprised at what you discover with this approach. Once you have spoken with your employees, you can start writing a script. Keep it simple; make sure your interviews are transcribed on paper and choose your favourite answers.

2) Capture more videos than needed

During the videos on the camera, instead of asking a small selection of questions, ask a lot and keep the camera moving. It can also be useful to attack tangents because you can capture something that could be used for viral video campaigns, a marketing slogan, or an audio podcast.

3) Be brief

Human has short periods of attention. That is a fact, especially concerning the visual elements. Our brains have a perfectly harmonized filtering system that activates after one minute. Based on the fact that corporate video production usually lasts between 2 and 3 minutes. However, all the projects are different. Therefore, if the duration is much longer, you should consider splitting the video into smaller, more manageable parts.

4) Talk to your audience/viewer

Your corporate video production is not about you, but about your views. Each question and photo in the video must reflect this and be relative to its target audience.

5) Show passion

Videos are a fantastic way to convey emotions. We can see it, listen to it, share it and feel it sometimes. Without passion, you will lose your viewer, and your video will be lost among the millions of other non-memorable videos.

What to include in a corporate video

If you're making the promotional or exhibition video, you should think a lot more about the video. It should contain the vision and history of your business instead of just data and numbers that everyone can get from a fact sheet or PowerPoint presentation. That could include customer testimonials and employee experiences that tell your own story about your business. Finally, the colours of your company could enter the theme of the video. These colours would help reinforce the message of your company.

A corporate video must be well programmed and narrated, with a good score and sound editing. It should not contain long speeches or lengthy statistics, as they could be used anywhere and would be redundant in a promotional video. Tell the story of your business in an entertaining way, and your video will be a success.

What is corporate governance video?

Corporate governance video is a visual way of explaining company governance structures and principles which help explain the distribution of rights and responsibilities among the various company participants such as a board of directors, auditors, shareholders, creditors, regulators, directors and other interested parties. It also includes the rules and procedures to follow business decisions. It also explains the processes by which corporate objectives are established and pursued in the context of the social, regulatory and market environment.

Choosing the Right Camera for Your Corporate Video

You as a company do not need to buy a camera for corporate video shooting if you’re planning on hiring corporate video production, Durban. Corporate video production packages are quite expensive, but they are worth it since they are provided by video production companies in South Africa professionals and they use their professional camera for shooting the video.

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However, if you plan on getting your camera, you might want to check your budget, camera resolution and the ease of use. Pick a camera that has a better resolution but which falls under your budget. You will be surprised to see some cameras cost more than $10000. Also, go for a camera that will be easier to use and operate. A video camera with too many controls might not be ideal for armature recording.

How Long Should A Corporate Video Be?

The human brain is by default set to concentrate on one thing for around 2-3 minutes. That means an excellent corporate video shouldn’t go beyond three minutes or else the audience will skip some sections as they tend to take their attention elsewhere.

Conclusion

A video produced for professional purposes must be compelling and well completed. Your business and your income depend on your image in the market. A poor quality video can degrade the image of your company in the minds of your customers. It is always better to use video production companies in South Africa like Audio Visual Lab to do the work of professionals. They have the knowledge and experience to produce corporate videos and can help you achieve your goals. They understand how to make a high-quality corporate video which stays true to the public's memory and which holds the audience until the whole message is delivered.