Win – Win Scenarios can Make Money

September 24, 2013

Sometimes luck falls into life at the most curious times.  Look for and be ready to seize the opportunity when it occurs.

I enjoy writing and have been working (on and off) on a stage play for 12 years or so.  My writing partner lives out of state and our schedules don’t allow for much collaboration.

I got lucky when I found “C” on a WordPress post last week.  She is an excellent writer and is badly in need of money because of tough times.

I need a partner to help me finish and “C” is willing to trade her writing talents for pay.  Win-Win!

My point is simple: keep your eyes open and be willing to take a change when the time is right.  From the other side, be sure your talents can be found by someone that needs them.

Win – Win Scenarios can Make Money

Freelance Writing

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3 Key Steps for Setting Successful Business Goals

September 20, 2013

There are a number of goals you can make when starting a home business or small business, but only a few actually make a difference.  Follow these steps and revisit them every year, perhaps on your start-up anniversary.

Business Goals

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40 Businesses to Start from Home

September 11, 2013

Tired of your current job?  Unemployed?  Underemployed?  Need a change?  A home business can bring financial success and personal satisfaction.  Technology and the new health care law helps many to realize the dream of starting and running a home business.

40 Businesses to Start from Home.

Home Business

Home Business

Homepreneurs website is Homepreneurs.net

Homepreneurs blogs at homepreneurs.wordpress.com

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/homepreneurs

Twitter site – http://www.twitter.com/homepreneurs

tumblr site – http://www.tumblr.com/homepreneurs

Pinterest page – http://www.pinterest.com/homepreneurs

A LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs group)

Disclaimer

Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions or recommendations.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

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Using AdSense to Make Money for a Website or Blog

August 27, 2013

Homepreneurs recently blogged about using Google analytics for a website.  In this post, we discuss making money from Google’s AdSense.  For the full article, please read on… http://homepreneurs.net/2013/08/26/use-adsense-to-make-money-for-a-website-or-blog/

Below is a snapshot of an AdSense report for Homepreneurs website – Homepreneurs.net.  This report is only for a few days and no conclusions should be drawn, positive or negative.

AdSense Report

AdSense Report

Homepreneurs website is Homepreneurs.net.  Homepreneurs has a blog at homepreneurs.wordpress.com, a Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/homepreneurs, a Twitter site – http://www.twitter.com/homepreneurs, a tumblr site – http://www.tumblr.com/homepreneurs, a Pinterest presence – http://www.pinterest.com/homepreneurs, and a LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs).


Put Your Money Where Your Blog Is: Should You Pay for Traffic?

August 7, 2013

Pay for traffic to your blog?

 

The Daily Post

Even those of us who blog for purely personal reasons appreciate some validation, whether comments, likes, or just pageviews. Encouraging that feedback is one of the most frustrating things for many bloggers; when we hit “publish,” we want to see the little bar graph go up, up, and away and when we don’t, it’s discouraging. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what readers respond to — a labor of love sinks like a stone, while a five-minute rant makes the rounds on Twitter.

Looking to give your site a boost and reach new audiences? From a custom domain to advanced SEO tools and more design options, there’s a WordPress.com plan that’s right for you.

There’s plenty of advice on attracting and engaging readers (some of it from us), most of which requires time and effort without guaranteed success . . . although there is one foolproof method: pay for traffic…

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Blog or Website Posts That Drive Massive Traffic

January 10, 2013

Does a big difference exist between a website and a blog.  In some cases – yes.  A website is often larger with static content; a blog is dynamic with shorter snippets of text.  Both are very similar: blogs or websites are personal or corporate or used by non-profit or government.  SEO or search engine optimization is similar and each provides information, opinion or both.  Websites might be a storefront, blogs not as much.  Both are hosted, though blogs are often free or inexpensive.  Websites are larger and are often hosted by the company or third parties.  Blogs  – WordPress.com is an example – is hosted by WordPress at minimal cost to the blogger.  Finally, websites are more likely to make money, whereas only the larger blogs will get a return on investment.  Blogs can lead to book deals, if the content and topic is appropriate.

In either case, every blogger or website content writer wants to drive large numbers of visitors on a regular basis.  The best blogs or sites have millions of visitors per month.  Homepreneurs – by contrast – has a few to several thousand visitors per month.  Listed below are the top 5 websites and their approximate number of visitors:

1)     Google.com – 185,000,000 monthly visits

2)     YouTube.com – 160,000,000 monthly visits

3)     Facebook.com – 150,000,000 monthly visits

4)     Amazon.com – 100,000,000 monthly visits

5)     Yahoo.com – 95,000,000 monthly visits

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Using Instagram to Create Great Photos for Social Media Sites

October 11, 2012

Instagram is a free photo-sharing program and social network now owned by Facebook.  Instagram is useful for home business: it quickly allows users to post product pictures on social media sites for marketing. Instagram users can take a photo, apply a digital filter, and share the image with other Instagram users via a social network platform.  Instagram has about 100 million registered and is growing quickly.

Instragram supports iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android camera phones.  The application is available for free thru the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Instragram addresses three problems associated with mobile cameras:

1) Mobile photos are average quality, but Instragram filters transform the photos into closer to professional quality images.

2) Uploading photos to social networks is a pain.  Instragram makes the process fast and efficient.

3) Sharing photos on multiple platforms requires multiple uploads, edits, etc.  Instagram will share a photo instantly on multiple services.

Instagram also automatically creates 4:4 square pictures.  This is different than the 4:3 aspect ratio used by mobile devices.

Instragram currently works with Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Also available is a limited Windows version of Instagram – Instagrille. Testing suggests the feature is limited to viewing and downloading; not uploading and editing.

Below is a famous Lipizzan horse taken in Vienna, Austria before Instagram filtering:

Below is the same Lipizan horse, after applying Instagram’s brightening and sharpening.  Sizing was automatic.


That process took 15 seconds after experimenting with the filters.  Neat, huh?  Think about how this can make your product photos pop!

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