Sunday, March 30, 2014

Five Simple Tips for Writing an Engaging Blog Post that Receive Lots of Comments

he internet is plagued with lots of blog posts and articles, and that makes it very difficult to get people to read your posts. This is a very big challenge every blogger has to endure in order to stay in the blogging game. The good news is that you can really make your blog content stand out from the crowd by following the five simple tips and advice below.

Write a Compelling Headline

One way to stand out from the mass of articles on the internet is by writing attractive and compelling headlines that hook your target audience, and make them want to read the rest of your article. If you write the most useful and informative article in your industry without a magnetic headline, nobody will read it. Why? Because your title is not attractive to people. So spend a great deal of time on writing and polishing your headlines in order to make your articles exceptional among the rest.

Build Rapport

To get your audience engaged with your blog post, your content must resonate with them. In other words, try to address an issue that your prospects are desperate to solve.

Take a second look at the headline of this article that you’re reading now. Who do you think it is written for? Of course it targets those who really want to learn how to write unique posts for their blogs. Anyone who is interested in writing exceptional blog posts will definitely click on this headline just to read the rest of the content. Use the same concept when you’re writing your blog post next time and you’ll be amazed with the result.

Use Simple and Concise Language

The rarest commodity on the internet is people’s attention. People have very short attention spans when reading blog posts online and would not waste a lot of their time on articles that are full of technical terms and industrial jargon. When you’re writing your blog posts, use everyday language that’s very easy to understand. Don’t ramble in your sentence constructions; just go straight to the point and tell it as it is.

Break Your Content into Smaller Paragraphs

One of the first things that scare people away from reading a post is the layout. On the internet, people like to skim through articles. So when you’re writing a blog post, try to break your content into smaller paragraphs that are easy to digest. Also, make your content scannable by adding subheadings in order to encourage your readers to grab the main ideas in your content easily.

Summarize and Conclude

This is the easiest part of a blog post to write. Why? Because you don’t need to write anything new here. Just reiterate your main ideas in every paragraph in this section. But use different words when repeating the main ideas. In addition, this is where you need to repeat a concept that you deem worth emphasizing and conclude your post. Observe how the next paragraph illustrates these final points. 

In summary, to write a top-notch post that stands out from the crowd, you need to pay a lot of attention to your headlines. Make them as compelling and magnetic as possible. Resonate with your target group in your content. Use simple, clear and succinct everyday language that an average person will be able to understand without difficulty. Break your blog post content into smaller paragraphs for easy skimming. Finally, summarize and repeat your main ideas in the concluding part of your blog post. I used the above tips and advice for writing this particular blog post.

Written By Guest Blogger: Jorge Kelly

Friday, March 28, 2014

How To Write Blogs and Earn Money from Google and Amazon Ads

Create a Google Blog and earn money writing online 

If you want to learn how to get paid for writing blogs then you have come to the right place!.
It is an easy and quick thing to do and fun as well!
I always use Google Blogs because they are the best.

How to create your first Google Blog

This is a step by step guide that helps you create your first Blog.
I will also show you how to add Google Adsense ads so that you can earn money writing online from home.
Targeted Google adverts are designed to appear on your Blog in a way that they will only be connected to the subject you write about.
This way the Blog looks good and you have a better chance of readers clicking on the adverts.
When you add the Adsense Gadget to your Blog then Google does the rest.
It will automatically pick the most relevant ads for the subjects you are writing about.

You earn money when the reader clicks on the advert

It does not matter whether the reader actually buys or joins what the ads are advertising.
The reason you are paid for clicks is that through your Blog you brought a potential customer to the company that had the ad on your page.

How to Create a Google Blog

Step by step instructions of everything you need to do to create and write a blog
  • Do an internet Search for Google Blogger.
  • Fill in this simple form.
  • Just enter a username and password, and click Sign in.
  • Enter a display name and accept the Terms of Service.
  • Then click the Create a Blog link.


  • You will then be asked to pick a name for your Blog and an address (URL).
Do take a little time when choosing the name of your Blog and the URL You want to maximize your chances of getting traffic to your Blog so choose wisely for the particular subject that you will be writing about.

You can create as many Google Blogs free as you like so try to stick to one subject for each Blog. This will maximise your potential earnings from the Google Adsense ads on each Blog.

The Template

  • You will be given a range of templates to choose from.
  • Click on one of the many choices of design and colour
Do not worry about how this may look once you have added content because you can change the template anytime you want once you have published it.

You have just created your first free Google Blog

  • Now you can personalise it
  • Fill in details on your profile page
  • Give your Blog a good keyword title
  • Write a few blog posts.
  • Add your Google Adsense ID under the Monetize button.
  • Now you can add some Google adverts by clicking on the 'Add Gadgets' in the easy to use Google Tools.

Changing the Template and basic design 

Customizing the layout

You have the choice of adding 19 Gadgets to your Blog

  • Click the Layout link on your Blog.
  • From the Page Elements sub-tab click Add a Gadget
  • There are 19 gadgets in the box to choose from. Click the plus sign next to your desired gadget.
  • This will open the Gadget window and you can then add the information.
  • Click Save. Your layout changes will appear instantly.

How to write a post on your blog

  • Sign in to your Blog, Click the New Post button.
  • This will bring you to the Create New Post page
  • Give the post a title and write your post.
  • When you're done, click the Preview link to see if it is written the way you want it.
  • Edit if necessary.
  • If all is well then click the Publish button.
  • You have published a new post.

You can add photographs to your Blog with a few easy steps

  • Click the image icon in the post editor toolbar. A box appears prompting you to browse for an image file on your computer, or enter the URL of an image on the Web.
  • Select the photograph and click on the options button to choose which layout you prefer.
  • Click the Upload images button to add your photograph. A box will appear telling you, 'Your image has been added.' then click Done. Your photograph is added to your Blog

How to add Add videos to your blog

  • Click the film strip icon in the post editor toolbar. A box appears telling you to 'Add a video to your Blog post.'
  • Click Browse to select the video file from your computer that you'd like to upload.
  • Google Blogs will only upload videos of less than 100MB in size. There are a number of video files that Google accepts, they are AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, Real and Windows Media files.
  • Add a title in the 'Video Title' box and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Click Upload Video

A simple and free way to get paid for blogging

So why not create your own Google Blog and start writing posts, adding photographs, videos and links.

Once you are happy with your creation you can then apply to join Google Adsense and earn money online by writing a Blog .

How to add the Adsense Gadget on to your Blog

When you are accepted by Google add the targeted ads to your Blog. It is extremely easy to set up and use. It is also free to join.

Once you have a Google Adsense account you can add the ads to any other Blogs you create without having to go through the application process again.

Or if you already write articles on a writing site and have an account then you only have to use the Adsense Gadget on your Blog.

There is no need to apply again to display your ads.

Google will already have your account number on file and will link to your account automatically.

How to create a free Google Blog and earn money blogging

No that I have shown you how easy it is to create your own Google Blogs for free why not have a go.

If you have a special interest that you enjoy and can write short blogs about it then you will be on you way to earning money from writing blog posts online.

And believe me once you connect with other readers who also enjoy your interest then you will have created an interesting and profitable blog.
Writers Online Community Blog

This first blog is about earning money by writing online. I use it to add unique links to my articles.

I always write a short blog post about the article but in different words that the article itself.
This is easily done by imagining you are telling your readers about your article, what is in it and how it will help them make money writing online by using the particular tips and advice.
You can look at the layout of my blog here and become a follower if you wish too.

Blogging Tips and Tricks

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How to Work as an Online Freelancer

Freelancing from Home

For many people, working from home is the dream--roll out of bed, no commute, and spend the day doing something you love. But if your place of employment doesn't have a work from home program, can you start your own business and make that happen? Is it feasible, and how much work does it take?

One of the hardest parts of starting your own business where you work from home is generating business (and thus profits!). However, working as an online freelancer is not impossible, and many people succeed at it. You will need dedication, determination, talent, and a plan!


Choosing a Field for Online Freelance Work

Once you've decided you would like to be an online freelancer, you will need to choose a field--more specifically, a service-based field. If you have a talent for writing, graphic design, transcription, or editing, you can probably find online work and start building a client base.

So, sit and think about your talents and how you can best apply them to a service-based field. Think outside of the box and get creative--you never know when you'll hit that perfect niche market.

From personal experience: I needed a way to make extra money while putting myself through law school, so I decided to use my English degree and internships in publishing to start an online editing, proofreading, and writing business. I reached out to publishing houses and set up a website, and within a year I had a steady income (not enough to live off of, but enough to get by).

Creating a Website and Building a Client Base

Word of mouth on the street CAN get you business, but networking in-person isn't enough anymore--you will also need an online presence if you're going to work as an online freelancer. If you're short on start-up cash, make your own website through a provider like GoDaddy.

On your website, make sure your grammar and spelling are perfect--you want to present a professional image. Also be sure to list your qualifications and your passion for the work you're doing--remember, your website is to sell your services and yourself as a professional!

Unfortunately, just having a website doesn't guarantee business--there's just too much competition in the search engines. You will have to promote your website on social media--Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc.
Sites like,, and are also a great way to build a client base. On those sites, you bid for a project, and the person posting the project picks the best fit (or in some unfortunate cases, the cheapest fit). You probably will not get paid what you are worth on these sites--but if you do a great job, clients will come back and likely be amenable to increasing your rate of pay.

From personal experience: I started editing and proofreading on in 2009, and I have several lasting relationships with clients from the site. Though I can't speak to the other sites, I can attest that starting off with the sites is a good way to gain exposure and generate clientele.

Final Considerations

Some final words of advice:
  • Don't quit your existing job cold-turkey to work as an online freelancer--it takes time to build a reputation and clientele. Start out part-time in the evenings and see how your workload increases; when you do decide to go full-time, be sure to have a nest egg saved up.
  • Don't join sites that pay you a pittance to do menial tasks--you could make more extra money working at the mall, and clicking buttons to make $3 will not lead to more clients down the road.
  • Don't do a full project without at least some sort of payment--and develop a contract (or find one online) to bind clients to payment.
  • Always ask for a testimonial--nothing will sell your services like the honest, positive opinions of another client.
  • It's tempting to work almost around the clock once you get a steady flow of clients, but don't--you will burn out!
Online freelancing can be a great world to enter--it offers freedom, flexibility, and extra income. With a little hard work, you too can join the ranks of online workers!

Guest Post by: Nigar Sultana

Top 6 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat Fast

Countless annoying gimmicks which claim to be the best solution to belly fat are scattered in almost every corner of the internet today. Determining which of them is actually effective won’t be easy especially for those who have never tried losing weight before. To help you go around with this dilemma, here are the Top 6 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat fast. It’s a fact that losing abdominal fat can’t be done in a matter of days. In most cases, it will take years while other lucky and determined ones managed to reach their goals even just after a few months. Feel free to leave a comment if you think I missed an effective tip that can help anyone lose belly fat that is better than any included in this list. Have a good read everyone and I hope this hub encourages you to aim for a healthier lifestyle!

Don't Waist Your Time on Site Ups

Regardless how many sit-ups you make before going to bed; it won’t get you any closer to a toned stomach. This claim has been proven by numerous studies and confirmed by millions of exercise enthusiasts across the globe. Crunches are not only ineffective but risky as well since it’s a known cause of lower back pain. There are far better abs routines to choose from which include the Swiss-ball pike andSwiss-ball rollout. These abs exercises don’t simply decrease your waistline but strengthen and tone the muscles. Through regular execution, you’ll eventually notice excess fat accumulated in your stomach fading away like magic day after day. Simply increasing your cardio workout’s intensity and duration might do the trick but it’s important to consider weight training as well.
Experts around the globe agree that resistance training offer better results when it comes to eliminating excess fat in challenging areas like the belly. It’s all about dedication and perseverance so pick the best abs exercise and make sure to allocate some for it in a daily basis.

Short But Intense Cardio Workouts

Fat breakdown works more like an automobiles engines. The faster you go in a short period of the time, the more gasoline it will consume. A 2009 study also revealed that a 30 minute cardio exercise which involved intense routines end up with better weight loss results in the tummy area than a 50 minute workout following a steady pace. This is true even if the same amount of calories were burned in the process.
Killing yourself in a stationary bike just to achieve an intense workout is not advisable as well. You can still have a fun conversation with your gym buddies while working out without compromising the activity’s results. Enjoy every minute of it above all so you won’t have a hard time in strictly following your workout schedule. Majority of those who succeeded in trimming of their belly fat ended up with new friends as they consider their gym sessions not as an obligation but an opportunity to relieve stress and have a great time.
 Sleep: The Best Way to Lose Belly Fat

The direct relationship between sleep and weight gain has been proven by several studies. Individuals who only allocate up to 6 hours of their day for sleep end up gaining a few pounds more than those maintaining at least 8 hours of sleep in a regular basis. Snoozers are also less prone to obesity compared to those who usually wake up during the middle of the night.
Leptin and Gherlin are two hunger hormones which tend to carry out abnormal productivity if you lack sleep. If you sleep less than the required time, you’ll sooner or later feel hungry and satisfying it with a small amount of food is near impossible. There are several ways to improve your sleeping habit and guarantee that it won’t be interrupted. One of them is by maintaining the right temperature for sleep. It’s also a good practice to drink a glass of hot milk before sleeping since it can introduce relaxation.

Dairy Foods in Your Meals 

Majority of us consider dairy foods as culprits of a strict diet. However, we failed to consider that consuming yogurt, cheese and milk can set forth positive effects to anyone’s weight loss endeavors. It’s a good practice to eat at most 3 cups of yogurt a day.Maintain this approach for at least 12 weeks and you’ll surely end losing more weight particularly in the abdominal area. This technique is proven more effective than those who take calcium pills in the same period of time.
More fat cells mean more belly fat. And probably one of the best way to avoid the accumulation of fat in this area is by consuming calcium-rich foods. Calcium interrupts the process of storing excess fat in the belly. Aside from Calcium, dairy products are also rich with linoleric acid, a compound that can also help prevent and get rid of stored fat in the abdominal area.
Choose The Right Kind of Carbs

Losing belly fat in the least possible time is not about not eating foods high calorie content. In contrary, consuming the right kind of carbohydrates can help you solve this problem. Studies have been made to compare individuals whoconsume substantial amount whole grains such as brown rice, popcorn, dark brad, couscous, bulgur wheat, and cereal fiber to those who eat less of these types of carbohydrate source. The results affirmed that the mentioned carbohydrates sources can help you slash out inches of your waist line in a matter of months or even just a week!
By adding fiber-rich foods in your meals, you’ll feel fuller without overeating. Fiber is also a known antioxidant which can cleanse your body from all sorts of negative compounds. However, always be reminded that anything in exaggeration will end up with bad results. The secret is to eat the right kind of food and keep their amounts enough to satisfy your hunger.

Avoid Late Night Snacks 

Late night snacks should be avoided as much as possible if you are really serious about losing belly fat. It’s not always about what you eat during late night snacks but the fact that no physical activities are expected afterwards to help burn off calories. In most cases, people who eat late night sleep right after. This will result to high sugar levels in the blood stream which will eventually turn into stored fat faster than the usual.

The best way to resist late night hunger is by following a
 low glycemic diet. Appetite often increases together with blood sugar levels. Be strict in keeping your diet and always remember that late night snacks are usually not for nourishing but to simply a bodily reaction to cope with emotional distress. Read a book or do worthwhile pre-sleep activities to keep your thoughts away from eating.

One success will most likely lead to another one. This is why you should track your progress. It will keep you motivated and working hard to lose belly fat. I hope you find this hub helpful but don’t just sit there and continue with your usual daily routine! Regardless how effective these Top 6 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat fast are, they are all pointless without action. There’s no better time to start it but now!

Guest Post By: Nuha Sultana