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How to Make Money

The No. 1 rule of personal finance is to spend less than you earn. So if you want to get ahead financially, it’s important to

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How to Start a Blog: A Tutorial

If you’re passionate about writing and comfortable with technology, starting a blog is one way to share your personal experiences and insights with the world.


Best Web Hosting Providers for 2017

Whether you’re an established small business or have started a blog or other website that’s gaining popularity, the best web hosting company will help you


Building a Better Blog: Celebrate With Your Readers

As you continue to blog, your regular readers will eventually grow accustomed to your voice as a writer, even if you write in a mostly


Building a Better Blog: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

When I’m actively blogging, I often assume a great deal about my readers and their pre-existing knowledge of my topic. I often go so far


Building a Better Blog: Don’t Clutter It Up

When a visitor comes to your site, the first thing they’re looking for is content. They want to see what you’ve written and they don’t


Building a Better Blog: Talking To Other Bloggers

Many bloggers operate in a bubble. This bubble includes themselves and perhaps a small number of bloggers that focus on topics similar to their own.


Building a Better Blog: Engage The Casual Visitor

One issue that has always interested me is how one can maximize the retention of visitors from social bookmarking sites like Digg. These visitors are


Building a Better Blog: Post Consistently

After discussing the dangers of leaving your audience hanging, it became clear that a concise description of why a posting schedule is useful and how


Building a Better Blog: Write In Series

I’m often baffled by bloggers who confess to having a complete lack of ideas to blog about when the possibilities for dozens upon dozens of


Building a Better Blog: Use The Senses

The web is inherently a visual medium, and like any other visual medium, a big portion of success in the medium is sensory appeal. Many,


Building a Better Blog: Don’t Know It All

In high school, I was friends with an individual who repeatedly acted as if he knew everything anyone was going to say. If you got


Building a Better Blog: Social Bookmarking

Most bloggers are familiar with the “Digg effect,” a flood of traffic that comes from reaching the front page of Digg, a popular social bookmarking


Building a Better Blog: Don’t Chase Away Your Readers

Recently, I visited a very interesting blog that focused on personal finance and political issues targeting twentysomethings. The author had a very distinctive voice and


Blogging and Money: Six Trends For 2007

This entry was written as a part of the Reviews and Predictions group writing project at ProBlogger.net. As always, The Simple Dollar is looking to


Building a Better Blog: The Mini Audience

Once you’ve figured out who your audience is, it becomes much easier to determine whether or not content is appropriate for your site. The simple


Building a Better Blog: Search Engine Optimization Doesn’t Matter

Some of you are probably sitting there stunned right now. Without search engine placement, it’s very hard for a site to get a lot of


Building a Better Blog: Leverage the Past

Once you’ve reached a point where you have a healthy number of posts, you’ll find that even your best, most original ideas overlap with ideas

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