Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Best Online Grammar and Punctuation Checker Tools for Bloggers


I have always said that content is the king and the soul of your blog. It is really a challenge for bloggers to create content.

If English is not your native language then it is really difficult to write an error free content. Most of us make grammatical and punctuation mistakes while writing some content.

Writing a perfect and flawless content is very necessary for bloggers because if you have grammatical mistakes in your blog then no one will like to read your posts.

So, if you are looking for a perfect online grammar and punctuation checker tool, then this post is for you.



In this post I will highlight the best online grammar, spelling and punctuation checker tools which will enhance the quality of your blog.

These tools will save your time from proofreading after you have written your content. They will automatically detect spelling and grammatical mistakes in your content and correct them.

Most of the browsers have this tool inbuilt in them but they have certain limitation and won't work all the time. So, just go for these tools if you want an error free English writing.

1) GRAMMARLY : Grammarly is an online grammar, spelling and punctuation checking tool with millions of users worldwide. It is one of the most popular online proofreading tools.
Grammarly is available in both free and paid versions for its users. You can do the basic grammar and spelling checks using the free version. But for advanced checks for punctuation and grammar you can upgrade to premium account.


It is a very simple and easy to use tool which will make your task simpler. It also comes with an app extension which you can enable in your browser.

2) WHITESMOKE :  Whitesmoke is another powerful online spelling and grammar checker. It works on almost all the devices like your laptop or mobile.

Whitesmoke offers apps for iOS and android users as well. The only requirement is an internet connectivity.



It is compatible with almost all the browsers.
If you do not want to spend a lot on proofreading software then just go for this tool as it very affordable.

This tool will check your content for grammatical or spelling errors and correct them easily. The best thing about Whitesmoke is its easy integration to all the devices and platform.

3) GINGER : Ginger is a contextual spelling checker tool which identifies and provides suggestion to correct all types of spelling and grammatical mistakes.

Ginger software is one of the best and widely used tools for proofreading. It is available for free as well as in premium version with advanced features.


Ginger is available as a chrome plugin as well. This plugin helps to identify and correct errors while using gmail. The Ginger plugin can be installed on any other browser and also on android or iOS platform as well.

Ginger offers many additional features like language translator which translates your content into 60 languages.

4) AFTER THE DEADLINE : After the Deadline is a spelling and grammar checking tool which is available as a chrome extension.


This tool is easy to install on Google chrome browser and can be run while writing blog posts, emails etc.

Click on the icon at the lower-right corner of the editor to run this tool.

5) ONLINE CORRECTION : Online correction is a simple and easy tool to check grammar and spelling errors.

You just need to put the text in the editor box and click on submit button. Once you click on submit, you get the spelling suggestion marked in red color and grammar in green color.

This tool is easy to use and doesn't require any installations or skills.

I hope this article helps you in choosing the correct online grammar and spelling checker tool.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

How to Create a Website on Wix


Wix is a very powerful and popular platform for creating business and personal websites with an ease. It allows users to create HTML sites through the easy drag and drop website builder.

Wix offers plenty of attractive and stunning templates to its users through which you can create a beautiful website. You can create a mobile version of your website as well through Wix. It also allows you to link your website through a custom domain. If you have a custom domain name that you have purchased from somewhere else, you can link it to your site or you can purchase a domain name from within Wix site.

Wix offers both free and paid plans for website development. However the free plan has limited features and tools. If you want to create a business website you can go for the paid plan with additional benefits and tools.

In this post I will share with you how you can start a website in Wix with the free plan and later on upgrade to a premium version. Just follow the steps below:

1) Open the Wix homepage by typing www.wix.com in your browser address bar. Then click on Start now button.

Wix homepage


2) The Signup page will open where you need to type your email address and choose a password for your account. You can even signup with your Google or Facebook account from the right hand side.

Wix signup page

3) On the next page you will be asked to answer a few questions about the website that you want to build. You can answer the questions or skip.

wix website

If you choose to answer the questions Wix will automatically create a website for you as per the theme of your website. If you wish to do it yourself then click on the "Choose a template" button.

4) Choose a template as per the theme of your website from the templates page.

Choose Template from Wix

5) Once you take the mouse pointer on the template you will get two options. Click on " View" button to check the preview of the template or click on "Edit" to go to the Wix Website Editor.

Wix website editor page

6) On the left side of the page, click on the first icon " Menus and Pages". You can add a new page to your website by clicking on the "Add Page" button at the bottom. You can also navigate to the other pages of your site through this menu.

Wix menu

7) Click on the + icon on the left side to add various widgets, tools, forms, button, store, member's area, videos, images etc to your site.

Wix tools

8) Add content to your website and click on "Save" at the top right corner of the page. Click on "Preview" to see how your website will look in the browser.

9) Once you have created the pages of your site and added content you can publish your site and make it live for others to see. You can either choose to go for a free domain or connect your own customized domain. If you choose a free domain option, your website URL will be something like this: www. yourwebsitename.wixsite.com

10) Click on "Save and Continue". Your website is ready now.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

How to link Adsense to your Youtube Channel

YouTube is the one of the world's largest video sharing platform. If you want to earn money from your YouTube channel then you need to link your Adsense account to it.

If you have an existing Adsense account then you can link it directly to your channel or else you can apply for an Adsense account. It is easy to apply and get approved for an Adsense account from YouTube.

So if you are innovative then just go ahead and create interesting videos and upload on your YouTube channel.

Once your Adsense account is linked successfully to your channel, Google will display ads on your videos. If a user views or clicks on the ads, you will get paid.

YouTube is a great platform to earn money online without any investment. So utilize this platform and upload interesting and useful videos and earn money.

Link Adsense to Youtube

So now I will share with you how to link Adsense to YouTube.

1) Open the link https://www.youtube.com on your computer.

2) Click on "Sign in" at the top right corner of the page.

3) Enter your Google user id and password to sign in.

4) Click on your profile picture on the top right corner of the page. Click on gear button on the menu to open YouTube settings.

5) Under overview menu click "View additional features" link. Scroll through features and look for "Monetization". Click on "Enable monetization" link.

6) Then click on "Enable my account" button.

7) Now you need to read and accept the YouTube partner program terms. Click on "I accept". Your application will be submitted. You need to wait for 24 hrs to get your application approved.

Once your application is approved, learn how to enable Google ads.

1) Go to Account monetization page and check your account status here.

2) Under "Guidelines and Information" section. Click on FAQ "How will i get paid?". Click on "Associate an Adsense account" link and then click on "Next".

3) Enter your Google account details to Sign in.

4) On the next page validate your YouTube channel link and content language. Click on "Continue" button.

5) On the next page you need to provide your details like Payee name, address, phone number, email etc. After filling the details click on "Submit my application". 

Your application will be reviewed and approved in a few hours. Google ads will be displayed on your videos soon after approval.

Also check my post on How to promote a YouTube channel.

Hope this helps. Kindly share your feedback and comments below.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Add Adsense to Blogger


Google Adsense is an advertising network managed by Google through which publishers earn money by displaying targeted ads on their website pages.

Check my post on complete Google Adsense guidelines. Also check my post on how to get Adsense approval quickly.

In this post I will share how you can add Google Adsense to blogger.

Just follow the below steps to integrate Adsense to your Blogger blog.

1) Go to Blogger homepage : www.blogger.com

2) Click on Sign in at the top-right corner of the page.

3) Enter your Google id and password and click on Sign in.

4) Click on the arrow at the upper-left corner and select the blog in which you want to integrate Adsense ads.

5) Click on Earnings on the left side of the window.

Add Adsense to blogger

6) Here if you don't see Sign up for Adsense button then that means your blog does not currently qualify for Adsense. You can try later, once your blog meets Adsense conditions.

Add Adsense to blogger


 If you see Sign up for Adsense button then go to step 7.

7) Click on Sign in to login with your Google account. Follow the instruction to link your Adsense account to your blog.

If you don't have an approved Adsense account then apply from here. Once your account is approved it will get linked automatically. After this step you will be back to your Blogger dashboard.

8) Click on Earnings on the left side of the window.

9) Click on Yes button besides "Show ads on blog".

Add Adsense to blogger

10) Below "Ad set up for blog" choose  the position where you want to display Google ads on your blog. Select any one option for placing the ads on your blog page.

Add Adsense to blogger


11) Click on Save settings to save your ad settings and start showing Google ads on your blog.
You have successfully integrated Adsense ads on your blog.

If you want to check your Adsense earnings

1) Open www.blogger.com and Sign in.

2) On the top-left select the blog whose earnings report you want to check.

3) Click on Earnings.

4) Click Visit Adsense for details of my earnings.

Add Adsense to blogger

I believe this helps you out. If you still face difficulty in adding Adsense to your blog, then go through the Adsense integration guide.

Beginners Guide to Google Analytics (For Bloggers)


In this post I will share with you some benefits of using Google analytics on your blog.

Everyone is eager to know how many people are visiting their blog everyday. It is good to check and be updated about your blog stats. This helps in building up new strategies and ideas for promoting their blog.


If you know the answer to the following questions then you can create an effective plan to grow your blog.

1) How many users I am getting everyday?

2) How many new users are visiting my blog everyday?

3) How many of the users have checked my blog earlier as well?

4) How many page views I am getting everyday?

5) Which is most visited page on my blog?

6) From which countries I am getting maximum users?

You get the complete control of your blog if you have the answer to the above questions.

There are many tools, web trackers and plugins available on internet for tracking a blog and providing you the answer to the above questions.

But honestly speaking, Google Analytics is the best. It is reliable, easy to understand and free. So why to go for some other option when you have such a awesome tool for free.

You might face some difficulties to understand the stats of your site at beginning but later on it will be simple.

Now let me share with you how Google Analytics works and why do we need to add it on our blog.

Google Analytics is a free tool offered by Google which provides statistics and helps you to track the traffic to your blog.
This service was launched by Google in the year 2005.

You can check the following data using the Google Analytics tool.

1) Visitors Online

2) Total number of visits in a day, month or over a particular time period.

3) New Users

4) Total Page views

5) Avg Session Duration

6) Countries

7) Traffic Source

8) Demographics

and many more data.

How to signup with Google Analytics?




2) Sign in with your Google account or signup if you don't have one.

3) Click on Admin.


4) In the Property column, select Create new property from the drop-down menu.

5) Now you need to specify the Account name, Website name, Website URL, Industry category etc details.


6) Click Get Tracking Id.

The Google Analytics Id for your blog will be displayed on the top.

How to add Google Analytics to Blogger?

1) Go to www.blogger.com and sign in with your Google id.

2) On the top left choose the blog in which you want to add Google Analytics.

3) In the left menu click Settings -> Other.

4) Under Google Analytics type the Analytics tracking id.


5) Click Save Settings on the top right corner.

Just wait for few hours to track in Analytics.

How to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog?

You can add Google Analytics through the MonsterInsights plugin on your WordPress blog or site. It is the most popular and the easiest way to add Analytics to WordPress
.
MonsterInsights offers both free and paid version. The paid version has more features but you can start with a free version as well.

Now lets see how to add Analytics through MonsterInsights plugin.


1) Install and activate the MonsterInsights plugin.

2) Click Insights -> Settings

3) Click "Authenticate with your Google account".

4) Sign in to your Google account and click on "Allow" .

5) On the next screen select your site and click on "Complete Authentication" button.

You have successfully added Analytics to your WordPress site.

Once you have installed Analytics it might take a few hours for the reports to be viewed. You can login to your Google Analytics account and keep a track of your blog statistics.

Google Analytics app is also available in Google Play store to make your work easy. Download it on your mobile and track your blog or site without logging in every time to your Google Analytics account.

Hope this post helps you out. Kind share this post and give your valuable feedback in the comments section.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Can I Use Infolinks With Adsense


Infolinks is one of the best alternative for Google Adsense. To know more about Infolinks check my blog on Adsense alternatives.

It is easier to get Infolinks approval in comparison to Adsense as Google is very strict in its policies. Infolinks shows in-text, in fold, in-tag, in-frame and in-article ads on the pages.

Infolinks does not require any space on your site to show ads. It converts some of the keywords on your site to links. When a user hovers over the link, an ad is popped up.

The question that comes in the mind of most of the publishers is : Can i use Infolinks and Adsense together on the same site?



Will Google suspend my Adsense account if I use Infolinks and Adsense together?

So don't worry, I will answer this question in this post.

Adsense is very strict in its policies and publishers who are using Adsense on their site need to abide with them. You can check the Adsense policies on its website.

Now coming to the above question. The answer is "Yes We Can Use Infolinks and Adsense Together".

Google Adsense is contextual whereas Infolinks is contextual text based ads. So it is absolutely safe to use these two ad networks on the same page.

The good thing is that you can use any other ad network with Adsense on your site till the time it doesn't creates any confusion among the user. It shouldn't look like the Adsense ads and confuse visitors.

You can check infolinks page for more clarity. So you can use Infolinks and Adsense together on the same site and maximize your earnings. If you see the above official page of Infolinks then you will find the Green signal to use both these ad networks on same page.

Some of the important guidelines for using Infolinks with Adsense are :

1) Make sure that the pop-ups created by hovering on Infolinks ads does not cover or hide Adsense ads.

2) Use <!– INFOLINKS_ON–>  and <!– INFOLINKS_OFF–> at the start and end of content area of  your blog. 

Conclusion: Its completely safe to show Adsense and Infolinks advertisement on the same page. Google won't ban your account for this.

Even I have used Adsense and Infolinks on the same page of my blog for quite long time.

So you can go ahead and increase the earnings from your site by using Infolinks and Adsense together. The good thing is that it doesn't slow down the loading speed of your site.


You can also check my post on Google adsense.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

How to promote a YouTube Channel


YouTube is one of the world's largest video sharing platform. It has millions of active users worldwide.


YouTube is used effectively for promotion of brands and services. Promoting a channel is tougher than creating a video.

Even if you have a good video but if you don't promote it well, no one will see it. There are thousands of videos on YouTube which are not noticed by anyone due to incorrect promotion techniques.

I have shared some effective techniques which will work and promote your YouTube videos for free. It will increase your YouTube video hits and make your video viral.

So lets go ahead and learn.

How to promote a YouTube video and drive traffic?

1) Choose a good title : Title of a video is a deciding factor of whether to watch a video or not.

If the title is not appealing and unique then people will not see your video. They might skip your video and watch another video.
So choose a good title because a great title gets the maximum number of views.

I will share some important points that you must keep in mind while choosing a title for your video.

a) Keep the title short

b) Use proper keywords in the title

c) Use power words like "Great", "Awesome", "Best" etc to attract visitors.

You can use the keyword research tool to drive attention of users and get huge traffic.

2) Use attractive custom thumbnail : Custom thumbnail is an important key factor for promoting a YouTube video. Custom thumbnail is the first impression of your YouTube video.

So choose an attractive and attention grabbing thumbnail for your YouTube video. Even if you have a great video but the thumbnail is not good, users will not take the pain to check your video.

There are many apps by which you can create a custom thumbnail for YouTube video very easily. You don't need any sort of technical expertise or skills.

Simply choose a template and add text or pictures and your thumbnail is ready. Have a resolution of 1280 X 720 for the picture and create in any of the formats like .GIF, .JPG, .PNG etc.

Upload the image and set it as the custom thumbnail for your YouTube video.

3) Tag your videos : Tagging a YouTube video is very necessary as it drives organic traffic.

Use proper keyword search to add relevant tags to your videos. Search and use tags which are used by popular videos on YouTube.

4) Social media promotion : Social media is a great platform to promote your channel and get millions of views to your video.

You can share your videos on powerful platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ etc and drive huge traffic. But remember to be disciplined or else your video will be removed and your channel will be banned.

Dont upload too many video in one go. Upload videos after some time interval.
If you have a blog then you can embed your videos on the blog pages to maximize visits.

5) Create playlists : YouTube playlists is an important way to promote your videos.
Playlists help your users to easily find and share your videos.

While creating a playlist remember to choose a grear title and add similar videos in one playlist.

Playlists increase search rankings and encourage users to watch your video.

6) Calls to action : Including calls to action helps a lot in promoting your channel and increasing views to your videos.

You can ask your viewers to subscribe to your YouTube channel or like your videos in between, beginning or at the end of your video. You can request your users to share your videos to more and more people.

You can even engage your users by asking questions or asking them to vote for something.

This technique is very effective and will definitely drive huge traffic to your YouTube video. Start using it and promote your YouTube channel for free.

These techniques will help you in getting more and more subscribers for your YouTube channel. So go ahead and use these techniques without wasting any more time.

Keep visiting this post regularly as I will keep you updated with more techniques for promoting your YouTube channel.

Kindly share your comments and feedback below in the comment box.

Monday, October 1, 2018

How to Earn Money Through YouTube Channel


If we are asked to choose between a 9 to 6 job and work from home job, then most of us would choose to work from home. The reason is possibly convenience and flexibility.

Earning money while working from home is a preferred choice for most of us. But the question is "How"?

If you search Google for Earn money from home, you will find hundreds of sites which claims genuine ways to earn money online. Most of them would ask you to pay a joining fees or subscription charge. But most of them are just making a fool of innocent people and cheating them.

My main aim besides publishing this post is to suggest you a very simple and genuine way by which you can earn money sitting back at your home. You need to do some hard work to earn money using this technique.

Friends I believe YouTube is a site which doesn't require any introduction. I have seen a 3 year old kid demanding to see his favorite cartoon videos on YouTube. This proves the popularity of YouTube.

YouTube has millions of active users worldwide. The reason behind the popularity is because people love to learn something through audio visuals rather than just reading it. So you can understand the potentiality of YouTube. Big brands and companies are now-a-days choosing YouTube to promote their brands and ideas.

So, the question which comes to the mind is that "How to earn money from Youtube ?"

There are many ways to earn money online like affiliate marketing, online store, Google Adsense, Blogging, freelancing etc. Most of these require you to have a blog or website. But the only way of earning money without having a website is through YouTube.

Let me first share with you a few benefits of choosing YouTube for earning money from home.

1) No hosting or domain name costs

2) Easy and simple to understand

3) Larger audience

So, now I come to the question " How to earn money  from YouTube"?

Earn money from YouTube

You can earn money by following these steps:

1) Create a YouTube channel

2) Upload videos to your channel

3) Join YouTube partner program and add advertisement to your videos through Adsense.

4) Earn money when a user clicks on the ads.



You can check my blog post on how to create a Youtube channel for more clarity on this topic.

Firstly you need to keep in mind a few things while creating a YouTube channel.

1) Keep the title short and catchy

2) Use proper tagging

3) Use attractive thumbnails for videos

Friends if you have a strong determination of earning money from home, then YouTube is one of the best option. If you are creative then you can earn thousands of dollars every month from YouTube. 

You can post any videos which will help the people or will create interest. It can be anything but shouldn't violate YouTube terms and conditions or else your channel will be suspended.

You can create videos through your smartphone or create video tutorials through aps which are freely available in play store. Its very easy and fast and doesn't require any technical skills.

Once your video is ready and uploaded to YouTube, you can monetize by joining the YouTube partner program. If you have an Adsense account then well and good, simply link the account to monetize from your channel. If you don't have one then simply apply for an Adsense account from there. Its easy to get approval for an Adsense account from YouTube rather than applying for a blog or website.

Once your application is approved, you can start showing ads just before or in between your videos. You will get paid if a user clicks on those ads.

Remember that enabling monetization for your YouTube channel requires some criteria to be fulfilled like subscribers count and average views count per video. So if your channel doesn't fulfill all the criteria, you wont be able to monetize.

The second most popular way of earning money from your YouTube channel is by showing ads of sponsors before or after your YouTube video. They pay good amount for showing their ads in your videos.

The third way of earning money from YouTube is by affiliate marketing. The earnings are great and you get paid on a per sale basis.

So friends there is a good opportunity of earning money from YouTube. You just need to create, upload and promote videos to earn money. You need to promote videos on social medias and drive traffic to earn. Try to convert visitors to subscribers and monetize your channel. 

Kindly share your feedback below.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Best Google Adsense Alternatives


Google Adsense is one of the best cost per click advertising network which offers huge opportunity for website publishers to earn money. Its a dream for publishers to get Adsense approval for their website or blog. Check my post on Google Adsense basics and approval criteria.

But its a truth that it still remains a dream for most of us to get Google Adsense approval. Many of the website publishers fail to get their application approved even after a number of trials. Many of them fail to understand and resolve the actual reason for rejection.

The rejection demotivates and leads to abandoning the blog or website. Many of the bloggers and publishers even quit and stop writing. Its really very disheartening and demotivating.

Creating a blog or website and getting Adsense approval is not so easy because Google is very strict in its policies. Many people are lucky enough because they get approval in the first trial.

But don't feel depressed if your application has been rejected. You can check my post on how to get Google Adsense approval quickly.

But still if your application is getting rejected all the times then check these Adsense alternatives. Its not so tough to get approval from these advertising network programs. The payout is not so high in comparison to Google Adsense but still you can make money here.

ADSENSE ALTERNATIVES

The best Google Adsense alternatives are:-

1) Media.net : Media.net is a leading contextual ad network which is run by Yahoo and Bing together. It is one of the top 5 ad tech companies worldwide. Media.net shows high quality and high paying ads only. It is one of the best Adsense alternatives and is the next choice after Google Adsense.

Media.net

If you apply for Media.net there are high possibilities of approval. Moreover it takes lesser time for approving your application. Media.net has become very popular recently and has been given good ratings worldwide.

So if your application has been dis-approved by Google then don't worry and apply for Media.net ad network. You can earn good money through this program.

2) Infolinks : Infolinks is also a great advertising network and an alternative for Google Adsense. It is a CPC based ad network and offers in-text ads.

Infolinks

Infolinks doesn't require space on your website or blog for showing ads. It converts the keywords into links. When a visitor hovers over the link the ad is displayed and you earn money.

The approval is also easy and simple. Unlike Adsense Infolinks is not strict in its policies and approves your application quickly.

The payment is made through PayPal after you reach a threshold of $50.

3) Bidvertiser : Bidvertiser is a pay per click advertiser network and is a bit different from Adsense or other ad networks.

Bidvertiser

Bidvertiser offers a bidding system and allows the highest bidder to place ads on your website. So if you have a quality website with good traffic, then you can make good money with Bidvertiser.

The payment system is through PayPal once you reach $10. Moreover, the approval is quick and you can start showing ads in a few minutes after approval.

4) Chitika : Chitika is a contextual ad network which shows ads based on the content of your website. Due to this reason there are higher chances of getting clicks from your users. So Chitika can be a good source of earning money from your blog or website.

Chitika

Chitika offers in-text ads, highlight ads and hover ads. You can get approved easily and quickly from Chitika. The minimum payout is $10 and can be withdrawn through PayPal.

5) Amazon Associates : Amazon associates program is a great way to earn money from your blog or website. You need to place links on your site and redirect visitors to amazon website. If the visitor makes a purchase, you earn a handsome commission.

Amazon Associates

Its easy and free to join. You can place ads in the form of links, banner etc as per your choice. So if you convert your site visitors to amazon customer you can make good money.

6) Propeller Ads : Propeller ads is a UK based advertising company which provides easy and effective advertising platform.

Propeller Ads

Propeller ad is one of the best solution to monetize from your blog or website. It is a powerful solution to maximize the earnings from your blog.

It provides various ad types like pop-under ads, native direct ads, push notification ads etc. The interface of propeller ads is easy and simple. So you can signup for Propeller ads as it is also one of the best Adsense alternatives.


These were the best 6 Google Adsense alternatives. So if your Google Adsense application has been rejected or your Adsense account has been banned then try out these alternatives. I will keep you updated, so keep visiting this post for more options.

Feel free to share your feedback and comments below.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Wordpress.com Vs Wordpress.org



Are you aware that Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org are different platforms?

Wordpress.com vs Wordpress.org

I believe many of us are confused in answering this question. But the reality is that both are different. Probably most of the web developers know the difference between these two platforms. But many of the beginners are not aware and end up choosing the wrong platform.

My main aim besides sharing this post is to highlight the basic differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org, for your better understanding.

I want you to choose the right platform as per your requirements. Because choosing a right platform is very necessary for success. So don't get confused and just spend a few minutes of your time to understand the basic differences.

Let's me first introduce Wordpress.org, which is an open-source content management platform. It is free and very powerful platform for building a blog or a site. With Wordpress.org you can create a blog or website which is totally yours and is not dependent on anyone. You are free to edit, change or update anything on your site.

What is Wordpress.com

You just need to purchase a domain name and web hosting, where you can host your website files. In simple words, if you use this platform then you are the owner of your property. You are not dependent on any website builder or server. You have the full control and no one can turn off your site for any reasons.

Moreover, the biggest advantage that a Wordpress.org user gets is the ease to use the large number of plugins and templates. It has thousands of attractive and professional looking templates to enhance user experience. Also the plugins help to optimize your site and add additional functionalities.

So, if you are really serious to earn money from your blog or website and build your career then go for Wordpress.org platform. Its unique, free, reliable, powerful and secure platform.

Now lets discuss about Wordpress.com platform

Wordpress.com is similar to the other online website building platforms like Wix, Weebly, Google Sites, Webnode, Yola etc where you don't need to purchase a hosting platform. You can choose from the paid plans or continue with a free plan as well. In the free plan you get a sub domain (www.mywebsitename.wordpress.com).

What is Wordpress.com ?

There are several limitations in Wordpress.com like unavailability of plugins, WordPress ads, cannot add Google analytics, templates etc. You get these features after upgrading your plan. However these features are available for free in Wordpress.org platform.

So in my opinion simply go for Wordpress.org as it is reliable in the long run. You can choose Bluehost for hosting as it fully compatible with WordPress and the installation is also very simple and fast.

There are hosting plans which are very reasonable and you also get a free domain name along with hosting.

The overall summary of this post is that Wordpress.org is more powerful, robust and reliable platform to choose. Because self hosted platforms are more reliable and you don't have the fear of loosing your data. Your data is completely safe and secure. Because loosing data is really a very bad experience.
Just think you have created a blog with good number of posts and one day the blog is shut down without your knowledge. How dis-heartening would you feel then. So its always better to choose the best option.

So these were the basic differences between Wordpress.org and Wordpress.com platforms. I will share with you how to build a blog on self-hosted WordPress in my next post.


Also check my post on Wordpress Vs Blogger.


Kindly share your feedback and comments below.

Monday, September 17, 2018

7 Qualities of a Great Blogger


Do you want to become a successful blogger? Do you want people all around the world to know you and your blog? Want to take your blog from bottom to high level?

Well if I ask the above question to a blogger, he wont say "NO".

Every blogger has an ambition to take his blog to success. But the question which comes to his mind is "HOW".

7 Qualities of a great blogger

So, in this post we will discuss about the most essential skills or qualities required for becoming a successful blogger.

There are several skills required to become successful in this competitive world. There is a huge competition going on in each and every sector. Everyone is busy in marketing and promoting his brand or services through digital media. Everyone wants to become the number one.

So, If you are also coming up with a new business idea then you need to be different from the crowd. Otherwise no one will identify you.

When it comes to blogging, there is a big competition here as well. There are millions and millions of blogs published. But do all of them get good number of visitors. The answer would be NO.

Most of them struggle to drive visitors to their blog and at last quit blogging. If you search on Google you will find that most of the blogs haven't been updated since years. This shows that the blogger has stopped adding new posts and updating his blog.

Like other jobs, blogging also requires some skills and qualities. So in this post I will share those skills which are necessary. You need to work on these if you want to succeed and make your career in blogging. No one can just learn by reading on internet. You need to experiment and apply those in your day-to-day practice to build your skills.

Now, lets discuss about the 7 skills which are required for becoming a successful blogger.

1) Content Writing Skills: Content plays a vital role in the success of a blog. It is the most important ingredient, which adds value to a blog.

So its very important to write engaging and quality content which compels a user to stay on your blog and re-visit again. Content improves page ranking and drives traffic to your blog. We have been talking about the importance of content in many of our posts.

The reason why I am asking to focus on content is because its the pillar of your blog. So you need to work on this sincerely
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Your writing skill should be simply and easy to understand. There shouldn't be any spelling or grammatical mistakes in your content because it will create a bad impression in your users mind. There are many online and offline tools which rectify the grammatical mistakes automatically. So use these tools if required.

Build your writing skills and knowledge about a topic by reading more and more articles online.
Try to write if you are speaking to someone personally. Write in an interactive manners so that users love reading your blog.

2) Patience and Strong Will-Power: Patience is very necessary for a blogger. Many bloggers stop blogging due to the reason of less visitors.

But you need to understand that huge visitors won't come to your blog in just a fortnight. You need to be patient and keep on working on your blog.

So don't quit and keep patience. If you have worked with sincerity and written quality and rich posts, then someday your work will be noticed.

Strong will-power is also very necessary for a blogger. If you are determined that you will make a career in blogging, then you will definitely get success.

3) Image Editing Skills: Embedding images or graphics in a blog is necessary and helps in improving page rankings.

If you have nice pictures in your blog, then users will enjoy reading. The reason is because pictures speak more than words.

So its very essential to learn how to edit, format or re-size a picture. You don't need to be an expert of Photoshop or any other image editing software. There are lot of online tools which ease the job of editing images. You just need to learn how to use it.

4) Social Media Understanding & Marketing Skills: As we all know that social networking is a great platform for marketing our blog or brand. Since there are millions of users in social networking sites, so its very important to understand the way of promoting on this platform.

So it is very essential to have knowledge of these sites and how to promote. You should have complete idea of the dos and don'ts.

Moreover it is very necessary to have good selling skills to promote your blog and build relations. Most of the bloggers fail due to their weak strategies and planning. So proper planning and good marketing skills are required for becoming a successful blogger.

Connect with influencers and also try to read more and more articles to gain knowledge.

5) CSS and HTML Knowledge: Knowing the basics of CSS and HTML programming language is necessary for a blog.

I understand its very difficult for a person from a non-technical background to learn CSS and HTML. But you just need to know the basics.

Most of the online builders like WordPress or Blogger doesn't require an extensive use of HTML or CSS. But still you need to be aware of these programming languages as you might need it sometimes.
For guidance you can check HTML or CSS related tutorials on the internet. I believe this will help you out.

6) Passion: A blogger needs to be passionate for writing. If you are not passionate, then this is not the appropriate sector for you.

A blogger never gets demotivated and struggles in odd situation as well. So, you need to be self-motivated and keep on writing and sharing your views.

7) Networking: Just writing good and sharing quality posts is not sufficient. You need to build a network with other bloggers.

Comment on the posts of other bloggers and try to build relationships. Do guest posting and learn new things from the other successful bloggers.

This will really help you to promote your blog and become successful.


So, try to work on these skills as these are very essential for becoming a professional and successful blogger. Its good if you already have then. If you don't have, then don't worry. Read books and refer to online articles. I hope this will help you out because no one develops these skills suddenly, as it builds through regular blogging experience.

Hope this article helps you out. Kindly share your comments.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

How to Create a Blog on Quora


We have discussed about different blogging platforms in the past. Blogs are specially for sharing your views or opinions on a particular topic. If you have a strong passion in writing, then you can go ahead and create a blog and let others also read your views.

I believe you are familiar with Quora. But if you are not, let me just share with you something about Quora.

How to create a blog on Quora ?

Quora is the world's largest question and answers site having millions of active users. People raise questions in this group and the answer is given by the community members. Quora is a very potential platform where you can create a blog for your business or products and market it online. You can increase your brand visibility to a great extent by Quora platform You can drive huge traffic to your blog or website by creating your brand identity on Quora.

Many of you won't be aware but Quora is a platform where you can create a blog and promote it as well. Its very easy and simple to setup a blog on Quora. The domain name that you would be getting by default from Quora is www.yourblogname.quora.com

Steps for creating a blog on Quora:-

1) Login to www.quora.com website with you account id and password. You can login using your google account as well. Signup if you don't have one.

2) Once you are logged in, click on your profile icon or picture at the top right hand corner of the website.

Blog on Quora


3) Click on Blogs, and then on Create blog.

4) Type your blog name, blog URL and description.


Blog on Quora


5) Click on Create Blog.

You will come to the dashboard of your blog. Now, you can add posts by clicking on write post.
So go ahead and add posts to your blog and promote it on Quora which is a huge platform to showcase your ideas, products or services. This will definitely help you to increase sales and monetize your blog.

Kindly share if this answers your question and feel free to comment below.

Monday, September 10, 2018

How to Increase Blog Traffic for Free


Once you have created your blog and written good and useful posts, the next job is to promote it. Promoting a blog and driving targeted audiences require patience and hard work. Friends, Its not so easy.

How to increase traffic to a blog?

One of the most important criteria is the content. The content of your blog should be very appealing and original. If you want quality and regular visitors to your blog then first start working on the content of your blog.

Content plays a great role in increasing your Google page rankings because Google loves new and fresh quality content. Also update your blog regularly and keep adding new articles and posts.

Keep in mind that don't add posts just to increase the number of posts on your blog. Write meaningful and lengthy content posts which will be help you to increase page ranking on Google or other search engines. Search for hot and interesting topics on internet and write posts related to them. The reason why I am asking you to focus on content is because content is the only key factor which which decide the traffic to your blog through search engines.

Once your content is ready, you can go ahead and look for marketing your blog. But if your content is not compelling then users might come to your blog but won't like to visit again. So friends content is the major driver for traffic to a blog or website. Don't mind but what so ever is the topic of your blog, if you don't present it properly then it might be of no use to readers.

I would advice you to try something different and post topics which are usually searched on the internet. Avoid posting content which is similar to the previous posts on your blog, as your visitors might get bored and may switch off to some other blog or site. So before writing it is better to understand your target audience and share answers to the mostly asked questions.

If you have rich content, you can get high traffic to your blog. Moreover if you are getting organic traffic to your blog, there are high chances of conversion from these visitors. The reason why I am saying this is because organic traffic comes from search engines and there is a high possibility of conversion of these visitors to subscribers or customers. 

There are many ways to promote your blog and drive targeted audiences. I will just share 10 ways by which you can promote your blog and I am sure this will work for you.

However just keep this in mind that you can't get huge number of visitors in a fortnight but if you work sincerely, then this works. I have seen blogs getting good traffic after they implemented these steps.

1) Email Newsletter : Email newsletter is a smart way of  getting visitors to your blog. Email newsletter is a great way of  keeping your audiences up-to-date. They are updated on your recent posts and articles through email newsletters. 
Your email subscribers would love to come back to your blog and check the recent posts because they have given their consent to receive those mails. 
You can easily setup this tool on your blog for your visitors. Keep the newsletter eye-catchy so that your subscribers click on them and get redirected to your blog. This can generate some quality customers for your blog and drive business. 

2) Facebook: Facebook is the world's largest social networking platform with millions of active users. It is a great platform for promoting your blog. 
The best way is to create a Facebook page of your blog or site and start sharing your articles here. Invite your friends to like your Facebook page. Connect to more and more people and promote your blog.

3) Twitter: Twitter is one of the most popular social networks for promoting your blog. It also has millions of active members and can be a great choice for blog promotion. Users share and comment through tweets on this platform. 
Tweeting about your blog can be a great way to connect with your customers. If you use Twitter well, then it can bring thousands of visitors to your blog. Tweet a link to your blog post in a very creative manner and try to tweet which creates an interest in your blog posts.always try short tweets.

4) Instagram: Instagram is a social networking platform for sharing photos and videos, and is operated by Facebook. Instagram has millions of active users and is a nice platform for promoting a blog.
You can create an account on Instagram and add a link to to your blog in the bio. Post regularly and at least 3-4 posts a day. Follow other users and  post pictures and use proper hashtags. This will help to increase your followers.

5) Google+: Google+ is a social networking site which is managed by Google. It is a very powerful platform to promote your blog but unfortunately many of us don't know about it.
You can promote your blog by joining communities and sharing your posts. There are communities which are related to blog promotion and has thousands of members. 
You can create a Google+ page and connect with other members.One you have good connections, more and more people will see the updates of your blog posts and visit your blog to read it. you can also build circles and add people to your circles based on their interest. Always keep the content on your blog updated to create interest among the users. 

6) Quora: Quora is one of the world's largest question & answers site. Its a great platform where people can ask questions, and the answers are given by the community members.
You can actively participate and answer the questions asked by the other members and simply place a link to your blog at the bottom of the answer. But don't do it much as Quora might block your account if they come to know you are spamming. So do it smartly and in a professional manner. You can even place a link to your blog in your profile section.

7) Pinterest: Pinterest is a social network where users come searching for creative ideas. At present is has more than 100 million users worldwide. Pinterest users can upload and manage images known as pins and they can save the pins on a pin board. You can share your posts and and get huge traffic from Pinterest.
The users on Pinterest love graphics and beautiful images, so just create attractive pins and drive traffic to your blog. 

8) LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a business and employment oriented network with more than 500 million members. You just need to stay active and work on building connections. You can create a group or join targeted groups and promote your blog articles link to the members of the group.
LinkedIn is a perfect place to promote your blog as it is a professional social network.
Don't post unprofessional content which might hurt the sentiments of the users. Moreover posting irrelevant content on this platform won't fetch you anything.

9) Reddit: Reddit is an american news and discussion website where the members share content in the form of texts and images. The members of this website can up-vote or down-vote your content as per their choice. The more up-votes you get, the more traffic you build to your blog. 
This platform can be widely used to promote your blog or website and get thousand of visitors. 
But do it carefully and post only legitimate and authentic content, or else your account will be banned. 

10) Digg: Digg is a platform which allows its users to search, read and share the most interesting and discussed stories on the internet. To promote your blog or website on Digg, you need to submit the URL of your blog post. The members of the Digg community can share their content to the Digg network under the various categories. If your content is liked and voted up by the members, it gets noticed by your followers and the Digg community. This can increase the traffic to your blog to a great extent.

I believe these ideas will definitely work and help you in driving targeted audiences to your blog. It will help you to understand how to increase blog traffic. If you have any suggestion or queries, feel free to revert back to me by email. However, If you liked this post then kindly share your valuable comments below.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Get Google Adsense Account Approved Easily



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Google Adsense is the most preferred advertising program for publishers. If you search for Adsense alternatives on the internet you will find many of them. But Google Adsense is the best and the highest paying program. It is very reliable and the payout is on time. This is the only reason why publishers aspire for an Adsense account to monetize from their website or blog.

It's not bad to think of earning money from your blog or website once its ready. You won't earn too much from a newly built site but if you work hard on the content, at least your domain and hosting charges will be covered. As I have discussed in my previous blogs that earning money online is not so easy. So you need to be patient and just work with full honesty on your site or blog.


Remember, you can't achieve success by mere hard work. Both hard work and smart work is required to become successful in this world of competitions. Read blogs of the top bloggers and learn how they got success. Read the success stories of top publishers and bloggers. Trust me, its really very motivating and inspiring. You will come to learn many things from them.

Now, let me share my story with you. When I built my first website I was not aware of Google Adsense program. So frankly speaking I didn't built the site as per Google Adsense guidelines. When I submitted the application to Adsense, they rejected it. I was really disheartened when I saw  the rejection mail from Google. But that day I learnt something that you should "never build, just to build". The reason for my application rejection was that I didn't have a pre-set goal of joining Adsense program in my mind before creating my site.


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But friends it's never late. I made my mind that I will get Google's approval in my next try because I had a great desire of getting an Adsense account. It was not just because of the desire of earning money from my site but to get success after my failure. When I read the Adsense terms and conditions I came to know that a domain name needs to be atleast 6 months old for getting approved. I registered a domain name on 31st July 2018. And I got Adsense approval on 7th September 2018.


Approved Adsense account


Now you would be eager to know how did I get approval in just 1 month and 8 days. Friends I didn't apply any tricks. I just posted 20 quality blog posts with original content. I researched for interesting topics on the internet and wrote when I was free. And this worked. I am sure this will work for you as well. I am really passionate for writing and sharing.

In my earlier posts I have shared some important guidelines for getting an Adsense application approved. But here I will just highlight a few important points which will help you out. Friends always adhere to these facts before applying for Adsense program.

Firstly, purchase a custom domain name as www.yoursitename.com and please don't go for a free one. I have discussed the disadvantages of a free domain name in my previous blog posts. The reason why I am saying this is that a free domain name is not reliable and there might be downtime. You do not have the full control to your site on a free hosting or domain name. Google strictly advises publishers to have a custom domain name before applying for Adsense.

The second and the most important factor is Content. The content on your site or blog should be meaningful and useful for others. Read the complete Adsense terms and conditions related to content before applying. If you are a blogger create at least 20 quality posts and then apply. Keep the navigation simple and easy to understand.

Thirdly, its mandatory to have Contact Us, About, Privacy policy and Sitemap pages on your website or blog.



This creates a trust in the mind of your users. So just work on these and apply for Adsense program. Google will definitely approve your application if you have adhered to the guidelines properly.

If Google rejects your application then don't worry, just work on the rejection points and re-apply. I hope this blog helps you out. Feel free to get in touch if you have any queries or need some guidance before applying for Adsense. I would really love to hear from you. You can also post your comments below.

Also check our blog post on Google Adsense basics.



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