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The best thing about blogging is that there are no rules. You can write about anything you want. A self-publisher’s dream! There are some things you can do though to maximize your Google Adsense profits. Narrow your subject. Don’t just write about shopping. Write about shopping for antique dresser drawer pulls. Write every day. Have a blog at more than one site. If you develop a readership, you’re more likely to increase your profits.
Write about something you know or want to know or at the very least care about. If you try to write a great blog based on a “hot keyword” yet it’s something you could care less about, you’ll likely not stay with it long. Experiment and see what works for you. You can write based on your own opinion or something factual. You can review a product or service or a movie. Read other people’s blogs and notice how many reads they’re getting. Above all, have fun. After all, it’s free and if you’re persistent you’ll see your Google Adsense dollars adding up.
From Overture, a keyword suggestion tool, you will see the millions of searches done to a certain keyword. When these keywords are typed on search boxes of search engines, indexed websites containing articles with those keywords will be displayed. And this is what leads traffic to websites with keyword-rich articles. Yes, the magic word is articles.
Content is king. You can say that again. That is why writing articles is one of the most utilized Internet marketing media today. Internet surfers just can’t get enough of information on various fields. Providing information through these articles is a surefire way to drive hot traffic to your web site.
Why is this so? Here are the benefits that writing articles can give your Internet business.
1. It’s absolutely free.
Too good to be true? Not. Okay, you have to pay for your Internet Service Provider. That’s it. All you need is your thoughts, your computer, and your hands. If you have those, nothing will stop you from typing words that will make you complete that article for your website. On which aspect of that process did you really shell out any cent? Maybe later when your electric bills come.
2. Your website will be noticed in a short period of time.
Submit that article of yours to article directories that get the most web traffic and in no time your web site will be crawled. That is if you don’t forget including your resource box or byline.
3. Obtain back links automatically.
When you submit your articles to directories, surely, other websites will make use of your article too. With the copyright terms of your articles, the URL of your website will still be in tact and will subsequently direct more traffic to your website.
4. Improve your reputation.
As an Internet marketer, if you plainly display your products on your website, you will not gain much conversion rate. Conversion is when your traffic converts to sales. You have to show that you are knowledgeable on your field. And what better way to show that than by writing articles that will allow you some bragging rights, right?
Just make your creative juices flow and jot down or key in those ideas quickly to jumpstart your article writing momentum. With those benefits listed above, a writer’s block is the last problem you will ever be able to surmount.
If you have never written a resume, you may wonder if it is easier to embark on the task yourself or to hire someone else to do it for you. Resume writing services or professionals concentrate on developing and writing resumes for professionals in any industry, with any caliber of experience. These professionals are skilled in formatting your resume, knowing how to create winning statements that draw attention, and customizing your resume to the industry or field you are interested in. In addition to their writing skills, resume writing professionals are familiar with the scanning software that most companies use in order to review resumes for key words.
You should consider using a resume writing services:
– If you have never written a resume and you don’t know anyone who can assist in the process
– If you have not written a resume in years and are unsure of the appropriate format that translates well online
– If English is not your first language or if you know that you typically have problems with spelling or grammar.
A resume writer can assist by first collecting your information and understanding your career objective. If you have an existing resume, even if it is not the most up to date, you should make sure that you give that to the writer as a starting point. When you work with a professional resume writer you can expect that they can help you in composing your career objective statement, listing your responsibilities in a concise manner, and perfecting the final document. Additionally, a resume writer will be able to help you address any concerns potential employers may have about your resume, such as explaining a
change of career, or gaps in your professional history.
There are truly no cons to using resume services, but there are certainly some things you should consider in order to get the best service for your money.
While some people recommend writers who are accredited or certified as professional resume writers, this is not the key to finding someone who will do a great job on your behalf. Make sure that you speak with the writer, and have him/her address any concerns or questions you have about composing your resume. They should be able to provide you with a sample of a before and an after resumes they have recently completed for a client, as well as professional references. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their writing process; ask about their background (what other writing services do they provide?), their writing and editing process, turnaround time and a detailed explanation of their fees. If you receive a draft of your resume, and you are not satisfied with the format or there are discrepancies, ask for the writer to address your concerns before accepting the final document. The costs will vary, depending on the professional’s experience. Make sure that you understand what is involved in the cost. It is also in your best interest to talk to a couple of different professionals, so that you can better idea of the cost range.
Most importantly, make sure that you feel comfortable with the writer and the terms of the agreement you have with them, before you decide to hire them to work on your resume. Trust and understanding will result in the best working relationship, therefore producing the best resume for your career objective.
Today, there are hundreds of enterprising men and women who
write simple research papers (known in the mail order trade as
FOLIOS) and sell them by mail. In the pages that follow, I’ll
show you how you can do the same. I’ll show you how to select a
subject, how to research it, how to write it, how to get it
printed, and how to sell it.
I’ll show you the four ways to sell it. If you are new to folio
selling, I’ll show you which of the four ways would be the best
for you. I hope you will read what follows very carefully and
very thoughtfully. THERE ARE NO CATCHES. I have nothing more
to sell you (unless you want to read some of the other folios
which I have written). I hope the information which follows can
be of real benefit to you. That is why I have written it!
EXACTLY WHAT IS A FOLIO?
A folio can be called a booklet, a pamphlet, a report, a
newsletter, a guide, an instruction manual, a plan, a
manuscript, etc. etc. A folio is simply an easy-to-understand
manual which shows the reader “How To” do something that he does
not already know how to do. Most folios show the reader…
* How to start or expand a hobby
* How to develop new abilities or qualities
* How to start a new business or expand an old one
* How to prepare for a new career
* How to make or save money
* How to spend leisure time.
A well written folio is authoritative, factual, and helpful. It
should be written in simple, easily understood language. It can
be anything from a brief two-page mimeographed report to a
professionally printed book bound in hardback cover. People who
purchase folios by mail are interested in the information they
contain. Seldom do they care what brand of paper the
information is printed on.
WHAT KIND OF FOLIOS ARE NOW BEING SOLD BY MAIL?
Pick up almost any magazine at a newsstand that carries
classified advertising and you will find ads written by people
who are selling their folios by mail. Here are sample ads from
magazines lying here on my desk.
“Be secure, confident, successful! Learn the secret of personal
“Why grow old and die? Li Chung Yun lived 256
years. You could too! learn how – $2.00”
“Secrets of the Spirit World! Only 60 cents postpaid!”
“Guide to Witches Covens – $2.00”
“Traffic Tickets? Beat them, step by step method. $1.95
“Learning Bridge? Send $2.95 for small 20 page guide.”
“Fluorescent Tubes rejuvenated at no cost. Instructions $1.00.”
“Learn the secret of making every pair of slacks you sew fit
perfectly, Only $1.00”
HOW TO WRITE A FOLIO
“10 Wonder Working Prayers. Enrich, strengthen your life!
“Enjoy camping inside your Volkswagon. Do it yourself Plans –
“Homemade Cheese! Hard soft, and cottage! Make it yourself!
Easy. Delicious. Complete instructions, recipes $1.00”
“Toronto Area Job Opportunities – $1.00”
“Ship in Bottle. Instructions, Drawing. $1.00”
If you can produce a “How to Do It” Manual that is NOVEL,
INTERESTING and genuinely HELPFUL, you can do what the
advertisers above have done. You can print it yourself and sell
it by mail!
WHAT SHOULD YOU WRITE ABOUT?
You should write
* ONLY on subjects that REALLY interest you, and
* on subjects that you already know something about.
For example, if you just love to cook, write a folio on cooking.
If people like the first folio they buy from you, they will buy
other folios in the future, as long as they are on the same
basic subject. If you write on a subject that really does not
interest you very much, you will be bored to death by the time
you get to your third folio!
Ask yourself… what do I do with my spare time? Write a folio
HOW DO YOU RESEARCH THE FOLIO?
Make yourself an expert on the subject! Talk to friends and
neighbors. Ask questions. Read books, newspapers, and magazines
on the subject. Ask your librarian for suggestions. As you
read, KEEP NOTES ON EVERYTHING. When you have read everything
you could lay your hands on, sit down and study your notes.
Read them over slowing and carefully. Then lay the notes aside
and think about the whole subject for a day or two. You will be
amazed at what your mind will do with the subject if you have
research it thoroughly!
HOW DO YOU WRITE IT?
Here’s a tip from a professional writer. Sit down and pretend
that you are a person who knows absolutely nothing about the
subject. Write down FIFTEEN QUESTIONS that such a person might
ask you. Then write out, in your own words, the answers to the
fifteen questions. Do not try to be literary! When you are
finished, lay it aside for a day or two.
Then re-read it with a red pencil, crossing out all unnecessary
words and sentences, inserting a new point here and there.
REWRITE the whole thing, and you will be amazed to discover that
your folio is ready to be published!
HOW DO YOU GET IT PRINTED?
Type it as neatly as possible on 8 1/2 x 11 WHITE typing paper.
Single space it, leaving two lines between each paragraph. Take
it to a local PHOTO-OFFSET printer who will make a few hundred
copies for you, very reasonably, usually within 24 hours. If
you have more than four pages, have it printed on both sides of
the paper. It will lower your printing costs slightly, and it
will save you extra postage in the future. To give your folio a
professional touch, have it printed on canary yellow, pink, or
light green paper.
HOW DO YOU SELL IT?
There are four ways:
1. DIRECT FROM ADS IN MAGAZINES AND TABLOID PAPERS. If
economically possible, sell it for $1.00 or $2.00 per copy.
(Occasionally $3.00.) Write a brief, eyecatching classified ad
asking those interested to send their orders directly to you.
If your ad is novel, believable, and of genuine interest, you
will be surprised at how many people will do this. If your
folio is about stamp collecting, advertise it in the stamp
collecting papers. If it is about Astrology, advertise it in
the Astrology magazines – to do otherwise is fatal. Be sure to
run your ad in at least three issues. If you have never sold
folios by mail, I sincerely suggest you use this method.
2. ADVERTISE FOR INQUIRIES. If your folio is quite elaborate
and must be sold for $3.00 or more, use this method. Write a
brief, tempting ad describing your folio, and offer free
details. Then mail literature describing the folio to those who
answer the ads. Don’t expect more than one inquiry in ten to
buy it from you.
Here are ads placed by folio writers in a recent issue of the
National Enquirer, who use this method:
“Never Won anything? Anyone can win sweepstakes contests! Free
details.” “Overweight? I lost 53 pounds. Easily.
(Permanently!) New Method. Information Free.
“Troubles? God can help! Free information.” “Make money
clipping newspapers at home spare time. Details Free.”
3. DIRECT MAIL. If you have written a folio showing how to get
inventions patented, you could purchase a list of amateur
inventors, and mail your sales literature to each individual on
the list. If you are lucky, you’ll sell your folio to about one
person in every twenty-five. Direct mail can be very effective
for experienced mail order operators, but it is usually far too
costly for the beginner. It can easily cost you several hundred
dollars for each one thousand letters you mail.
4. SELLING THROUGH AGENTS. If you are willing to sell your
folio in small wholesale quantities, or if you are willing to
drop-ship folios for mail dealers, then you might find this the
most effective way to market your folios. Below are some ads
placed by folio writers in a recent issue of Specialty Salesman.
“Sell Health Books Mailorder! Write”
“Sell Books by Mail! 400% Profit!”
“Sell Books by Mail. Complete dealer set-up. 25 cents”
“Free Newsletter! Sell Books by mail! We wholesale, dropship.”
Some of the above ads have been running ten and twenty years,
indicating that this could be a very successful way to market