August 2008


Monetizing Your Blog

Time to watch today’s videos: Approximately 26 minutes.

Additional time to complete today’s action steps: If you’re doing this for the first time – allow 30 to 60 minutes.  You maybe able to get through it quicker than that.  I kept getting interrupted…

Thirty Day Challenge Transcripts and Training are available below each video.

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Day 26 Introduction Video – 30DC

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Setup Adsense On Your WordPressDirect Blog

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What do you do if it’s not working?  Was is all wasted effort?  Nope – there are other ways to make money from your website.  You’re not limited to selling affiliate products.

Probably the simplest way to earn money from your blog is with Google Adsense.  GuruBob takes us through the process.  It will help to make sure your WordPressDirect theme is Adsense ready.

There are other possibilities as well – using other Ad Networks, CPA (cost per action) Networks, etc.  You could even sell your site.  Another handy PDF file is available for download at: 2008TDC26_Ads_CPA

BONUS LINKS:

Google Adsense – Click here to get started using Google Adsense.

WordPress Direct – Click here for the 30DC Special Offer if you haven’t already.

WordPress Direct Support – Click here for WordPress Direct support.

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Today Is Decision Day

Time to watch today’s videos: Approximately 17 minutes.

Additional time to complete today’s action steps: Making your decision based on the data, shouldn’t take very long.  Remember, even if you are emotionally connected to your niche – this is a business decision you’re trying to make…

Today, there was a massive Q & A on the Thirty Day Challenge TV channel – be ready for almost 2 hours of content…

Thirty Day Challenge Transcripts and Training are available below each video.

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Day 25 Introduction Video – 30DC

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Should You Continue In Your Niche?

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By now, you should have enough data to analyze and assess your traffic, determine the viability of your affiliate offer – and decide if you’re going to continue building out within this niche or start over. Don’t worry, your efforts to this point are not wasted either way…

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BONUS CONTENT – About 1 hour 55 minutes of Q & A ( I used the calculator function in Ubiquity to estimate the viewing times – instead of the one in my cell phone – it’s all about the work flow, baby.)

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Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.25 Episode 14 Part 1 A

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Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.25 Episode 14 Part 2 A

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Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.25 Episode 14 Part 1 B

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Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.25 Episode 14 Part 2 B

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Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.25 Episode 14 Part 2 C

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Copywriting

Time to watch today’s videos: Approximately 1 minutes.

Additional time to complete today’s action steps: Today is a “rest” day – but there is a terrific PDF available below packed with copywriting and sales letter fundamentals.  From headlines to developing rapport to your call to action.  Even if you don’t use it today – your online success is directly affected by your ability to write compelling sales copy.  So – get it while you can…

Thirty Day Challenge Transcripts, Training and the copywriting PDF are available below.

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Day 24 Introduction Video – 30DC

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BONUS CONTENT

Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.24 Episode 13 Part 1

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Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.24 Episode 13 Part 2

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WP Direct Content Software

Time to watch today’s videos: Approximately 46 minutes, if you include the podcast.

Additional time to complete today’s action steps: You could spend some time exploring the auto-posting feature available through WordPressDirect – maybe another 30 to 60 minutes.  Make sure you listen to the podcast and get the notes – there are some real nuggets in there…

Thirty Day Challenge Transcripts and Training are available below each video.  Today, there is also a podcast – with a PDF transcript available for download.

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Day 23 Introduction Video – 30DC

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Ummm…okay – I know this video mentions more ways to manage our PPC accounts – but I think we pretty much covered it over the past three lessons.  I mean, there’s more we can do with Google Adwords, but it’s beyond the scope of the thirty day challenge.  The next video is about WordPressDirect and the podcast is more of an overview of the methodology of the Thirty Day Challenge.

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Autoposting Content on WordPressDirect

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Today we learn a little bit more about the auto-posting feature available through WordPressDirect

WordPress Direct – Click here for the 30DC Special Offer if haven’t done so already.

WordPress Direct Support – Click here for all WordPress Direct support.

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Podcast with Ed Dale and GuruBob

Here is a PDF transcript of the above audio file.

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Manage Your PPC Account

Time to watch today’s videos: Approximately 12 minutes.

Additional time to complete today’s action steps: Once you get good at this, you can probably monitor your Adwords Campaign, analyze your stats and make changes in just a few minutes a day.  If this is new for you, it may take you from 15 minutes to an hour to assess your ad conversions and decide what changes to make.

Thirty Day Challenge Transcripts and Training are available below each video.

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Day 22 Introduction Video – 30DC

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Manage Your Google Adwords PPC Campaign

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Today we learn more about cost-per-click, click-thru-rates and the importance of ad positioning.  We also learn about a concept called “peel & stick” and how to use “conversion tracking” to make decisions about our ads based on their performance.

Handy Tip – If your CTR is less than 1% it means that your ad is not being effective.

Google Adwords – Click here to get started using Google Adwords.

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BONUS CONTENT

Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.22 Episode 12

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More Google Adwords

Time to watch today’s videos: Approximately 19 minutes.

Additional time to complete today’s action steps: 30 to 60 minutes – maybe more if you’re adding a lot of keywords, ad groups and ad variations. Personally, I like coming up with ad variations – it brings out my excited, inner geek 🙂

Thirty Day Challenge Transcripts and Training are available below each video.

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Day 21 Introduction Video – 30DC

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Finding Keywords For Your Adwords Campaign

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Keep an eye your AdWords stats
Use Market Samurai to find additional keywords, relevant to your niche – that have AdWords traffic

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Add Keywords To Your Adwords Campaign

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Use the keywords you found with Market Samurai to create additional ad groups.
Create 2 to 3 ad variations in each ad group for split testing

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BONUS CONTENT

Thirty Day Challenge TV – 2008.08.21 Episode 11

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ubiquity n : the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)

I just happened to see a tweet from Ed Dale in his Friendfeed display on the Thirty Day Challenge training page a little while ago.  Since I was just starting my lunch, I did what he said to do:

“do a search on Ubiquity by Mozilla – very very very cool”

And Ed is right – it’s super-cool.  (Thank you for finding cool stuff to tweet about Ed)

From their site:

“The overall goals of Ubiquity are to explore how best to:

  • Empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions. (With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.)
  • Enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone–not just Web developers–to remix the Web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.)
  • Use Trust networks and social constructs to balance security with ease of extensibility.
  • Extend the browser functionality easily.

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The Ubiquity Add-on allows you map and insert maps anywhere; translate on-page; search amazon, google, wikipedia, yahoo, youtube, etc.; digg and twitter; lookup and insert yelp review; get the weather; syntax highlight any code you find; e-mail from your g-mail account, and a lot more.”

When you have a chance, you can learn more about it by clicking here

And you can get it by clicking here and scrolling down the page a bit.

(By the way, I just had to use Ubiquity to “define scrolling” just to make sure I was spelling it right – oh, and I used it to “define ubiquity” above too.  In both cases, I was able to avoid interrupting my workflow – and I think that is the point.)

One more thing – I started using Flock 2.0 beta today – so far, so good.  Ubiquity is working flawlessly.

Feel free to add your comments and/or share some “social love.”

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