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Blogging ABCs #22 – Blogger Profile – Epilepsy Moms

Blogging ABCs hosts Deborah Carney, Liz Fogg and Trica Meyer are joined by Arlene Martell of Epilepsy Moms.

Arlene started her site over 3 years ago in order to pay forward the information that she has gained over the years.  Her son was diagnosed at 4 years old with both Epilepsy and Autism and has been drug and seizure free for over 10 years.

Arlene’s Free Ebook
Information on the Ketogenic Diet
Information on Neurotherapy

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Bloggers Want to Know – What IS Affiliate Marketing? Blogging ABCs #21

Blogging ABCs hosts Deborah Carney, Vinny O’Hare, Liz Fogg and Trica Meyer discuss what affiliate marketing is.

Vinny attended Blog World and had many bloggers ask what affiliate marketing is. Simply put affiliate marketing is affiliates (bloggers) putting special tracking links (affiliate links from a network or merchant) on their websites (blogs). When a visitor to a blog clicks an affiliate link and makes a purchase, the blogger makes a commission on that sale. That is the simple explanation 🙂 Listen for lots more great information and how affiliate marketing can be one way to possibly monetize your blog.

Links to some affiliate networks.
ShareASale
Commission Junction
Linkshare
buy.at

We would like to challenge you to find one network or merchant that you would want to work with and see how it would fit into your blog.

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Blogging ABCs #20 – Why Bloggers Should Attend Affiliate Summit

Blogging ABCs hosts Deborah Carney, Liz Fogg and Trica Meyer discuss why bloggers should attend Affiliate Summit.

Attending Affiliate Summit is the dividing line between dabbling and going full time for many people.  Networking happens more in the follow up after the conference. Meet Market is most important day if you can only afford to be there one day, that is Sunday afternoon from Noon to 6pm.

If this is your first time attending, be sure to sign up for the Newcomers Program where you will be paired up with a mentor who can answer general questions and introduce you to people.  Be sure to visit the Affiliate Summit Forum to start meeting people before the conference.

The deadline for Affiliate Summit Scholarship Program submission is Friday, November 4, 2011 for passes for Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas in January.

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Blogging ABCs #18 – Why Bloggers Should Attend Conferences

Blogging ABCs hosts Tricia Meyer and Deborah Carney discuss why bloggers should attend conferences.

Some Conference Links:
Shareasale Network Think Tank
BlogWorld
Affiliate Summit
SheCon
CJU
AdTech
BlogHer

 

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Blogging ABC’s #13 – How to Structure Giveaways

Blogging ABCs hosts Deborah Carney, Liz Fogg and Trica Meyer discuss how to structure giveaways on your blog.

Some of the things to think about when doing a giveaway are what are you looking to get out of it and how much is your time & advertising/backlinks worth?  We suggest using Facebook likes, twitter followers, subscribe to blog rss for entries rather than newsletter subscriptions.  Always remember what your blog is about when considering giveaways and considering how many to do and be sure that your disclosure and privacy statements are thorough enough on your site.

Feel free to post links to your blog for us to take a look at in the comments below!   Also suggestions for future podcast topics or guests.

 

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Blogging ABCs #12 – Using Giveaways on your Blog

Blogging ABCs hosts Deborah Carney, Liz Fogg and Trica Meyer discuss how to use giveaways on your blog including where to get giveaways, what are you expecting to get out of it and what are companies expecting to get out of it.

It’s easiest to start with your own product to get going.  You can then contact the affiliate managers for programs that you are an affiliate of and also contact national brands that you currently use.  When possible, request a promo code for your users so that they can place an order after the contest is over.  Be sure to set realistic expectations for both sides so that you can possibly partner again later.

Feel free to post links to your blog for us to take a look at in the comments below!   Also suggestions for future podcast topics or guests.

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Blogging ABCs #11 – Structuring Your Blog

Blogging ABCs hosts Deborah Carney, Liz Fogg and Trica Meyer discuss how to structure your blog including how to pick the software and platform.

Recommended blog platforms: Unanimously recommend WordPress.org with the blog hosted on your own domain. Tricia and Deborah both use the Thesis WordPress theme, while Liz uses themes from the WordPress.org repository to find themes that fit the subject of her blogs.  It was suggested that you do not have any auto play music, video etc that can distract your visitors, or even detract visitors.

When using WordPress.com – You are not allowed to monetize your blog at all.
Blogger.com/Blogspot.com – You can monetize but it looks unprofessional and you don’t own your content.

Feel free to post links to your blog for us to take a look at in the comments below! Also suggestions for future podcast topics or guests are welcome.

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