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Google This Quick Start Blogging Content And Webmaster Tools Classroom

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Blogging Webmaster Tools Google Classroom

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Welcome to my Google classroom of sorts that will grow to be a resource for you in your blogging, content marketing, internet marketing and overall blog journey.

You'll find sections on tools, books and classes that will help you outperform your competition. Bear with me as I organize my classroom resources for you. The goal is that you'll find engaging content and meaningful instruction and tools here to meet your blogging needs regardless of what blogging niche you're in.

Without further adieu lets show you what this classroom has to offer. Be sure to check back often as this classroom resource continues to expand and grow.

Pick Your Area of Interest

Classes | Tools | Books | Affiliate Income | Wordpress

 

Ampd Up Blogging Webmaster Tools Google Classroom

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Online Class: Drive Traffic To Your Blog & Get 1000 Subscribers Using Quora

Brief Description: Old methods may work but your ROI just isn't the same as using channels that are still considered young and new for traffic and growth. This course provides a new lens to grow your blog and your traffic.

Online Class: 25+ Ways To Promote Your Blog And Increase Website Traffic

Brief Description: Your blog is one of the most powerful ways to attract visitors to your site and to generate new leads for your business. It's also one of the fundamental components for Content Marketing. But building a blog isn't enough.

Online Class: Start An Online Business By Building A Wordpress Blog

Brief Description: This is an in depth overview of Wordpress. This course takes you through the nuts and bolts of Wordpress. Very good for someone getting started with the platform and even for the intermediate as it's more than enough for the beginner but has relevant information to offer in it's curriculum even for those that are more comfortable with Wordpress too.

Online Class: Infinite Idea Generation For Blogging And Content Creation

Brief Description: This is a course that will help you with your content generation days when you're stuck. A highly well reviewed course that will provide a different perspective and new blogging insight. It's time to turn the lightbulb on. 

Online Class: Ultimate Guide To Writing Viral Blog Posts

Brief Description: Not so good at English or writing in general ? Well it doesn't matter. If you've got passion to write and reach others, you can write better than you think. This course will fill in the gaps for you in your writing and will help you take your writing to the next level and add some viral sauce to it.

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Blogging Success Tool: Long Tail Pro

Chances are good that you've heard of this one. The reason why it's made it into this classroom is because in the keyword game, there is no other tool that finds long tail keywords with the success that Long Tail Pro does. I go into much more of what it can do in this review: LTP Review.

Blogging Success Tool: Meetedgar

Let's face facts.. MOST bloggers fail. Why ? Because no one ever hears their message. However, Meetedgar connects with your social media accounts and communicates your content as much as you want so that you're able to achieve greater reach to your audiences and in turn to theirs as well and that's why Meetedgar is a premiere blogging success tool.

Blogging Success Tool: SEMRush

Now there's nothing glamorous about research, but the better the research, the more success you are going to have. It's like data.. you can't dispute it. It is what it is. When you have more competitive research information than your competition, you will always have an unfair advantage. In its feature-set SEMrush provides you with keyword insight, backlinking insight, competitor insight. If you want to know something about a website, it's as simple as entering in the address. Want to know what keywords they rank for, their best performing pages, where they are getting links from ? SEMRush does that and more and that's why it's made it into this classroom as a success tool for you.

Blogging Success Tool: SumoMe

A suite of tools that bloggers haven't seen in one place ever before that is actually quite useful and lives up to the hype. Content and Google analytics, attractive lead generation / email capture pages, share tools, heat maps to discover where your visitors are spending the most time on a page and where they aren't. Sumome is a blogging success tool that is truly essential.

Blogging Success Tool: Grammarly

If you've been blogging for any amount of time, you have heard the phrase: Content is King. In writing content, your grammar can add to your credibility with your audience or diminish it too. Grammarly is just like having a professional proof reader right next to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It's in the top tier of grammar proofing resources online so of course, it's the kind of resource I want you to have as well. Additionally, I've done a thorough review of it as well that can be found here: Grammarly grammar checker review.

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Best Books To Crush It Blogging Webmaster Tools Google Classroom

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Sometimes it just helps to hear it from someone else. Their perspective can make all the difference in the world. Bloggers read other bloggers to tweak their strategies and to get better at their craft and while I certainly have my favorites there are also books that I think do a great job helping others to figure out the maze of blogging to achieve goals too. I've written posts on the best blog books to read where I provide a bit more clarification about each book, but I'll also list some of the titles here too for you.

  • Blog Inc
  • How To Start A Blog That People Will Read
  • Born To Blog
  • Secrets For Blogging Your Way To A Six Figure Income

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Affiliate Income Blogging Webmaster Tools Google Classroom

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There's always someone talking about making money online with blogging, including me. The truth is that "many" of these so called programs to generate affiliate income fall so short, they were never worth the curiosity in the first place. On the other hand, there are programs that exist that are indeed reputable, that are trustworthy, pay on time "everytime" and reward you well for promoting their products. Those are the ones that we're after and are worth the time in this classroom.

Sensational Affiliate Income: Amazon

Promoting through Amazon provides your customers with trust and credibility. First and foremost, your customer can buy with confidence and the bonus is that you're able to generate affiliate income from their purchases. Additionally, when your customer clicks through, even if a purchase is not made through your affiliate link anything purchased within 24 hours is still credited to your link. Amazon is a marketplace that is unlike no other due to it's sheer size and diversity of products that can accommodate nearly any blogging niche.

Sensational Affiliate Income: Shareasale

Another affiliate marketplace powerhouse that is diverse and friendly to even the most novice of bloggers. I wrote a very in depth review of Shareasale, otherwise known as SAS. Higher commissions, whether you're talking about fixed dollar amounts or percentages without having to sell high priced items, but doesn't have the diversity of Amazon, however, then again.. who does ? There are benefits to being a member of each of these marketplaces.

Sensational Affiliate Income: Peerfly

Peerfly is known as a cost per action network. This provides a different kind of flexibility that you don't see with Amazon or Shareasale. Once you get access to their massive library of offers, you can provide free samples to your audience and generate commissions from that or even generate revenue simply from a visitor entering their email address that provides the advertiser a genuine customer lead. Cost per action has been hailed to be an easier way to make money online and works extremely well for some niches and not so well for others, but testing the offers with your audience is the key to success. This is my complete Peerfly review.

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Remarkable Wordpress Themes: Studiopress

This may as well be the industry standard for elegant themes for Wordpress. The reality is that Studiopress themes are customizeable, beautiful, eye catching and provides that polished look to your Wordpress website. If you're serious about blogging with Wordpress, Studiopress helps you establish that look of professionalism and authenticity.

Remarkable Wordpress PLugins: Ban Hammer

When you're trying to build an email list and you should definitely be trying to build one, fake email addresses can inflate your subscriber list numbers. Often times fake email addresses are used to get a free product that is offered by blogs and other websites. Using the Ban Hammer plugin helps to put a stop to that. Not very commonly known but it remains a remarkable plugin that is a true gem and a must have for Wordpress blogs.

Remarkable Wordpress PLugins: Optinmonster

This is the definitive exit intent plugin for Wordpress. When your visitors leave your website, this plugin can send your exiting visitors to other pages on "your" website, to your subscriber list or other designated calls to action that you fully customize. Even the most notable companies and bloggers use Optinmonster. Quite frankly, if you're competition is using it, you should be too, but I will say this much about Optinmonster, it converts very well and once you use it, you won't know how you blogged before without it.

Thanks for visiting my successful blogging and tools classroom. These are tools that I use to operate this blog and I know that you'll find them useful too.

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Bloggers BLACK FRIDAY University

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It's not your typical Black Friday Walmart type deal here and this isn't your typical Candid Writer post. The bloggers Black Friday University is about learning anything you want and everything you want when it comes to blogging through this Black Friday portal that never closes. So with that said and I will reiterate this at the close of this post, that if you want to learn about blogging, SEO, link building or anything remotely related to blogging, any activation link you click in this post will connect you to the information you're looking for at Black Friday prices and sometimes even free. So while this might sound like a meager sales pitch, this is a gold mine that in some cases there's a soft cost, in many cases nearly free and in other instances is truly free.. hence why this is called Black Friday University.. unmatched access at Black Friday prices.

What I love about Black Friday are all the deals. Whether you're shopping at Walmart, Target, Kohls, Home Depot, Gamestop, Best Buy or KMart.. yes even the Big K is still around, we're talking about great ads, deals and sales that you aren't going to find at any other point in the shopping and selling season. However, as I thought about doing this post, I thought.. well why does it always have to be about the mainstream retail stores. Why can't it be about other things that are just as practical.. like learning.. After all we are heading into a new year, "every" time there's a Black Friday, you're that much closer to closing one door.. that being the current year and opening a new door.. that being the NEW YEAR and we're not that far away. So why not right ?

So with that said, Black Friday University on this blog is about connecting you with information to learn how to blog, to learn how to do search engine optimization, to learn how to do link building, to learn how to do blogger outreach, guest posting, acquire more traffic to your blog or learn to do social media more successfully.. Truly it's about connecting you with information on any topic that's related to blogging as cheaply as one can get anything on Black Friday and that's what makes Black Friday University so darn cool.

The marketplace for Black Friday University is Udemy and I have referenced this marketplace in another post as well. With that said, here's a preview.. a look inside what it looks like once you've logged in.

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As you can see from the preview there are different types of courses that you can browse but of course we're going to focus on blogging. As you may have noticed.. you didn't see anything on blogging and that's because you'll have to perform a keyword search for it along with any other classes related to blogging too. So even though you see an abbreviated list of categories of courses that are available as seen in the image above in the left hand pane, I will list for you the complete list in the following:

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  • Development
  • Business
  • IT&Software
  • Office Productivity
  • Personal Development
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Lifestyle
  • Health & Fitness
  • Teacher Training
  • Music
  • Academics
  • Test Prep

With that said, here are some ideas for classes that are strictly related to blogging and aspects of blogging or owning a blog. Once you log in you will see the "browse courses" search for courses prompt as seen below in the image. Once you've reached this area, it's as simple as typing in your search. A list of related search terms will be provided for you.

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Here are those search terms and additionally, you can click on any of the following to enter the portal in order to complete your search as well:

Now if it wasn't already all that obvious as to why you'd be typing in these keyword phrases, lets talk about this a bit more and explore a small sample of these. Let's start with the first one:

Blogging

The reason why you would type this is in is because Udemy is going to list related classes that pertain to blogging. It's going to bring back classes such as Blogging To Freedom, Blogging Masterclass and Beginner to Pro In Blogging. The cost of the classes are going to range anywhere from $0 to in excess of hundreds of dollars, but those are their "retail prices". Crazy right ?

There's no sense in paying those retail prices for such great information and that's where Black Friday University comes into play. By clicking on any deal activation link, you will get your courses for anywhere from $10 to $20 dollars and other huge discounts no matter how expensive the class you're looking at is. That's Black Friday University for you all year round.

Now while I digressed a bit in the last section to talk about pricing in Black Friday University, lets get back to our search queries. The next section we're going to talk about is Link Building.

Link Building

This is a good one because a lot of people struggle with link building. A sample of the classes that will populate are: How to build back links to dominate Google, Do follow backlinks: SEO link building hacks for Beginners and Street Basics Power Guide To SEO. If there's one thing that separates the winners and losers in link building.. it would have to be information. Information is the great equalizer and those who have it are armed with the strategies to move forward and those that don't, struggle to move ahead and meaningfully compete with the competition.

Wordpress

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This is the most widely use CMS used across the internet by beginners, intermediate and advanced players in the website game. However, with that said, there's a lot to know about Wordpress too. That's where Black Friday University can make your life a lot easier. As I mentioned in the last section that information is the great equalizer and there's a lot to be said about Wordpress. There's a ton of information out there that can define your success using this platform. A small sample of the titles that you will have access to include: Ultimate Wordpress Plugin Course, How To Make A Website / Start A Blog w/Wordpress in 2 hours, Build Your Own Pro Quality Wordpress Website and From Novice To Ninja: The Complete Wordpress Training Course. Courses like this reduce the learning curve and move you to success faster just by simply getting access to information that you don't already have access to and for the price of a couple of trips to McDonald's, learning from the insight of others can change everything about your efforts to blog online.

Website Traffic

A great topic to explore through the Black Friday University portal to Udemy. Like link building, this is yet another area where many people struggle... getting more website traffic to your blog or website. Not only do you want to learn how to blog, but having a blog isn't enough. If you build a blog and no one comes to visit, then let's be honest, what's the point ? We all want people to interact with us on a blog and weigh in on what we're writing about and when you build your own the goal will likely be the same. Performing a search for website traffic will yield samples of courses such as: Tumblr Traffic: Quality & Targeted Traffic To Your Website, Online Traffic Domination - The 9 Steps Success Blueprint and Lazy Man's Secrets To Free Website Generation.

With that said, that's the purpose of Black Friday University.. "equalizing the balance of access to information" all in aims to help you realize success through blogging or through any other topic that is of interest to you.

A course such as the Blogging Crash Course currently at $9 with 13 lectures gives you access to information that you would have to scour the net and investigate on your own costing you time.. the one commodity that you can't get back when quality information is located here through the Black Friday University portal.

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As mentioned before.. the goal is to equalize the balance of information at Black Friday prices and classes like this do just that. While this post is focused on bloggers, it doesn't matter what your focus of interest is, the goal remains the same at the Black Friday University. Learn anything you want with Black Friday prices through this portal.

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Create Free And Paid Online Classes With Udemy Courses To Make Money Online 2017 2018

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Today, lets explore how to make money online with online classes through Udemy courses. If you've been struggling to find a way to generate some revenue through your blog or website content it may be time to explore Udemy. If you haven't heard of Udemy, it's an online education marketplace. Their mission is to help anyone learn anything no matter where they are in the world. However, before we go on there are also other alternatives to Udemy as well that include: (1) Coursera.org and (2) Edx.org as both have similar platforms.

With that said, you're probably wondering... "online classes" ? Yes.. maybe it's not the most exciting pitch on the subject of making money online but just hang in there with me for the sake of this post before you throw in the towel on this idea. Besides it's all about offering quality to your readers while making a little money too and that's definitely something to build on. Quite frankly that's exactly what Udemy does too by the way.

When it comes down to making money online, most of us think affiliate marketing. I mean that's the buzz word on the topic of revenue generation and there's nothing wrong with that. People make plenty of money with affiliate marketing. Beyond that, more than likely you're familiar with it too. Advertisers have a product in which you agree to publish that product or drive traffic to that product. This behavior leads to commissions that you earn for your efforts so it's a win win for both the advertiser and the publisher (e.g. you and a third party). The process conceptually sounds pretty easy and it sounds attractive as well. Promote a product and get compensated for doing so.

With that said, the hardest part about the process is driving traffic to what you're promoting and this could simply be because of the disconnect between what is being promoted and the user on the other end. Often times when you come across promotional items, chances are good that the publisher promoting the product doesn't really know much about it and it's there solely for the purpose of revenue generation. Don't get me wrong though.. this isn't in all cases, but it exists in many. On the other hand, I would like to discuss a different approach to generating revenue while providing value, because if there's one thing that I believe in is the value that you're giving to the audiences that you serve.

What I would like to offer up in this post is making money online by providing value to others in educating them through online classes. If you haven't heard of Udemy, this is an educational marketplace as I mentioned earlier. The quick and dirty of Udemy is that you develop your online class and you can set the cost of your class and as a premium instructor, make a commission off your class each time someone becomes a student in your class. There is no cap on the number of classes that you can start. Classes can be priced anywhere from under ten dollars to thousands of dollars.

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Udemy Courses And Udemy Classes Make Money ONline As A Premium Teacher And Instructor

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On the topic of becoming a premium instructor, you have to apply for this if you intend to charge for your class. You may be wondering, well of course I want to charge for my class. There are many classes on Udemy that are free of charge. Nevertheless, with respect to becoming a premium instructor, the application isn't very involved.. in fact I am a premium instructor there as well. Once you've set up your bio, your Paypal account and agreed to their fine print, you can start to set prices for your classes. Udemy will give you a revshare of 50/50 regardless of the price of your class. If you agree to allow users to take your classes through use of their coupons then Udemy will provide you with a 100% commission. Be aware that Udemy promotions are heavy discounts on your classes. Users will be able to pick up your courses for as little as ten dollars. Given that reality, it may not be appealing to some that users can get your classes for the cost of a happy meal but consider this fact. Udemy is going to give you promotion and exposure that you are unlikely to get otherwise so my feeling about it is that even if they get my class for ten dollars on a coupon, the exposure is worth it and I'm still receiving a commission too.

If you're new to online courses and have reservations about how you start, what I would suggest is that you make a list of the types of content that you think you'd like to talk about that is related to your niche. When I say niche, I'm talking about what you know about. For instance with respect to my website, niches that I specialize in are: SEO, blogging, traffic generation etc. With that said, what is your niche ? Once you've got your niche established, then take a few classes in your niche on Udemy to see how the classes are structured. However, in addition to that, some insight that I can provide is that upon getting your classes together, you will have to complete a Udemy class roadmap. In this roadmap, some of the things that you will be required to do include deciding what you want your students to learn as a result of taking your class and outlining your curriculum. The curriculum part is interesting since you'll be giving your class "lectures" more or less. You decide what the title of each lecture is going to be. Keep in mind that you want to focus on value for the student so as you develop your class focus on quality. You are likely to receive positive reviews which will lead to acquiring more students for your class as a result of that focus.

Additionally, I would also search Udemy to see how much competition exists for what you are planning to write about. I would venture to say that the more classes that exist for the niche that you want to write about, the harder it will be to rise up the ranks for greater visibility. However, the focus that I will continue to reiterate on is that quality will help increase your credibility. Increasing your credibility will lead to more students taking an interest in taking your class and as a byproduct will result in greater revenue for you as well.

With that said, considering how often you, me, your audience and even my own are always on the search for more helpful information, it's a win win with Udemy. There are few things that make a person feel like they are contributing positively to any cause than to provide value in what they are doing and to receive a bonus on top. If you haven't thought about Udemy, maybe now is the time. Clicking on any page in this post will take you to Udemy.

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