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Create an e-book for FREE!

If your a self publisher looking to start creating e-books, this is a possible solution for you.

Self publishing out of WordPress is a simple as writing a blog post. If you are familiar with wordpress, then this will be pretty straight forward. If not, the learning curve is minimal. Keeping in mind, that WordPress is free software that can be downloaded. Once, you have created your blog [click for “5 simple steps” to create a blog], then add the plug-in PRESSBOOKS.

Here are screenshots for the 4 steps to publishing your book. This plug-in formats your text, organizes and exports your e-book…Yes, there is a small learning curve, but IMO, well worth!

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How to start a blog in 5 steps

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Creating a blog is actually much easier than you might think. Here is a quick reference to build your blog and a few suggestions on how to promote your content. Here are the first 5 steps that you need to get started:

1] Get a domain name. You can either go to Register.com or NetworkSolutions.com to register your domain name. Another method of obtaining a domain is to do it through your host, I recommend GoDaddy.com, 1and1.com or BlueHost.com.

* The important thing about selecting a domain name, is to choose a name that has a key word or has a key phrase in it that your customers or members will want to use to search for you.

2] Create profiles to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Even if you will not be using these profiles, I recommend getting the name you want, as they are disappearing quickly. These profiles can be directly integrated in a blog VERY easily!

3] Using one of the recommended host, GoDaddy.com1and1.com or BlueHost.com, select a package that you want. A basic package should be enough, this should run you only several dollars a month…so go ahead and set-up any email addresses that you might need as well.

4] The most popular blogging platform is WordPress.  (Ask your host to please turn on the WordPress function of your domain). ** Make sure to get a user name and password so that you can log into your WordPress dashboard.

5] Lastly, write approx 5-10 blog posts or stories to publish in your “Post” section of the WordPress. ***Keep this in mind, always use keywords in blog title. Keep the titles to 8 words in length. The titles are one of the things google will look for and help drive traffic to your blog!

Now you are ready to go. It is really that easy!

Internet Marketing made simple!

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We are always looking for simple online tools to help with Google and site conversions. Check out the service that Banner Snack is giving away. Using the FREE tools, you will have your banner or ad watermarked. There are premium services as well, this will be a subscription upgrade. Enjoy!

Inspirational Design!

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Here is a post that I ran across showing horizontal designed websites. With Responsive Web Design becoming the norm, the next on the horizon is horizontal web sites. The team at Web Designer Depot in Canda have put together this post showing horizontal website, and reasons when to use them!! Full Read

NASA | 3D Printed Food

NASA secures funding to start R&D…

The thought of what this technology could mean is mind blowing…”End of World Hunger perhaps?”, the end of ” FedEx?

What new marketing schemes are on the horizon?

  • Imagine mailing out an electric car to test drive…Will FedEx turn it’s business model?
  • Imagine what the fast food industry thinks of this technology, assuming McDonald’s owns the rights to the “Big Mac”…will they release the rights, so the world can enjoy a 3D Big Mac!
  • What else will this technology produce…Weapons, Houses, People and maybe Dreams?
  • What will Grocery Stores become?

NASA is approving this technology for the quest to go to Mars! Being able to print food on demand, will allow for storage, on these long trips, for things other than food.

Question: Will the Internet of the future be the same as it is now?

Take an INTEREST in PINTEREST!

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A picture is worth a thousand words! Pinterest has broken the top 4 in social sites. The top 4 sites are [1] Facebook [2] Twitter [3] LinkedIn [4] Pinterest

Pinterest is growing at an astounding pace… Have you started your Pinterest Account? Please follow-us!!… Pinterest.com/KarrCreative

Unless you have been living on another planet, then you have got a Facebook profile, Twitter account, LinkedIn page…you should add Pinterest to your profile today!

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SEO | Google elements

How to use Google SEO…There are SO MANY elements to using keywords to build organic SEO! However, I am always asked, What are the top 3 things to focus on.

Simply, figure out the niche you want to appear in… ie. Creative Web Designer Charlotte, note the bolds

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[1] Use your domain name [2] Use your Site title and [3] Site Description! Other things that could be on this list is categories, blog posts, alt tagging and menu labels!

This is a quick explanation to start your organic SEO campaign.

Guest Blogging made very easy!

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Have you ever thought about writing a blog and did not know where to start? You can allow someone to write for you or can also sell subscriptions to allow guest bloggers to post on your site.

Guest blogging is a great way to build and develop content. Using the SEO functions of wordpress categories and post tags will help elevate your internet marketing. Giving you a really good website to start link exchanges, possibly use as an e-commerce tool and to run along side of existing websites and/or a facebook page.

Here is an example of the use of this plug-in (user submitted posts), please check out what we did for this client… iHeartMiniBoden.com

Why writing a blog is SMART!

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Since the SEO landscape is always changing, it is smart business to keep evolving as well. Now that websites have moved from a static marketing piece, to a dynamic presentation and now to a mobile campaign…it is important to keep moving forward!

We are in the age of minute man advertising. With Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc…we look for dynamic content to come to us. Having a blog for your business is not only SMART business, but it is becoming truly necessary.

From a marketing standpoint, sending out current content is great SEO as well…keywords as titles, categories, post types and tags, will ensure you a first page position with GOOGLE!

Think of it this way, every time you send out a new blog post, it is like dropping off a brochure to everyone in your list!!

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SEO: A tool that makes it easier!

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Screaming Frog is a spider tool that allows you to download this tool to a local computer. It is a powerful tool to analyze and audit any SEO campaign. At the start of a campaign, run the audit to see what elements are and are not used. Then an excel sheet can be exported. You determine the edits, make the changes and revisit Screaming frog to make sure all of your elements have been made…Check out and DOWNLOAD Screaming Frog!

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