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  1. Blog Start-Up Checklist {FREE Printable included}
  2. Choosing a Blog Platform: Is Blogger or WordPress Right For You?
  3. Why You Need to Own Your Domain Name
  4. Understanding Self-Hosted Blogs
  5. WordPress Questions Explained
  6. 15 Best Plugins For Your WordPress Blog


Once you get the basics on how to blog nailed down, your next step will be to focus on what it looks like, also known your blog design. The color, patterns, fonts, and a number of other details should work together to draw your readers in.
  1. Anatomy of the Perfect Blog {FREE Printable included}
  2. How to Create an Inspired Blog Design
  3. Why Header Design Matters
  4. Ideas for Designing Your Blog’s Footer
  5. Where to Find Rockin’ FREE Fonts
  6. What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Blog Designer
  7. How NOT to Design Your Blog
  8. Fundamental Questions You Should Answer Before Designing Your Blog
  9. 12 Must Have Blog Design Tips For Your Blog


You’re getting close on understanding how to blog! Once you have your blog platform chosen and your design in place, it’s time to turn your attention to the other essential elements that make up a successful blog. This can range from your social media buttons, to your RSS feed, to your page describing who you are and what your blog is about.
  1. How to Add Social Media Icons to Your Blog
  2. Perfect Your About Me Page
  3. Calculate your Website Grade for Free with this FREE Tool
  4. How to Submit a Google Sitemap for Your Blog
  5. 12 Tips and Tools for Making SEO For You Easy
  6. 10 Things To Do In Your First Three Months Of Starting A Blog

7 Must Have Sidebar Widgets for Your Blog
40+ Popular Widgets
50 Great Widgets
Widgets are a handy, easy and simple way to add some flare to your blog. Whether you'd like to display the number of currently online visitors to your site or simply the weather report for Los Angeles, you can do it with widgets. We've assembled a list of 50 useful or simply cool widgets for your pleasure. And remember, the first rule of widgetizing your blog is - don't overdo it!

MyBlogLog's Recent Readers - this widget can easily be called a hit amongst blog owners; its popularity even managed to convince Yahoo into buying MyBlogLog. The widget lets you see the avatars of recent visitors to your blog, provided they're also members of MyBlogLog.
Mashable - get the latest social networking news from this very site.
Flickr Flash Photo Stream Badge - display images from your Flickr profile with a handy Flash photo stream.
Preview Anywhere - see a live preview of outgoing links in a small popup which activates on mouseover. Some find this annoying, while others might find it useful.
Twitter Badge - if your life is so interesting that everyone must know what you're up to all the time, then a Twitter badge is the ideal counterpart to your blog. It'll proudly displays your recent tweets.
Digg News - display the latest Digg links on your blog. Themeable and fully customizable.
FEEDJIT - real time traffic data directly in your blog's sidebar.
LineBuzz - inline comments for your blog. Very handy for blogs with frequent lively discussions.
Flixn - display a stream directly from your webcam, so your blog visitors can always see what you're up to.
3Jam - lets your visitors send messages to your mobile phone, without them knowing your phone number.
Jaxtr - with Jaxtr, your visitors can actually call you to your mobile phone; again, your number stays private.
LinkedInABox - show off your LinkedIn profile. Perfect for personal blogs.
Box Widget - enable visitors to use box.net's online storage directly on your web site.
Price of gas - displaying gas prices on your blog might seem unnecessary to some, but it's cool if you have a traffic/travel related blog.
iBegin Weather Widget - Display weather information in your sidebar. Just like with Price of Gas, works great with travel-related blogs.
ClockLink - display time in various time zones with these nifty Flash clocks.
Film Loops - display the latest loops from your FilmLoops account.
Daily Painters - display paintings from famous painters on your blog.
WhoLinked - show your visitors which sites have recently linked to your web site. Works with all major blog platforms.
Criteo AutoRoll - displays links to blogs similar to your blog.
Bitty Browser - embed a cute, fully functional mini web browser to your blog.
Leafletter - create a mini website and embed it into your blog.
WikiSeek - search Wikipedia with this simple widget.
FeedCount - show off the number of visitors to your blog with this handy little button.
Technorati Link Count - display the number of links your website has from one of the biggest blog authorities - Technorati.
MyPageRank - another good way to show how "big" your blog is is to show off your Google PageRank.
CheckPageRank - in addition to showing your PageRank, this widget also shows your Alexa ranking.
BlinkxIt - embed a link to related videos directly into your website.
Skype button - display your Skype online/offline status on your blog.
RockYou Horoscope - not something I would personally use, but some people are into horoscope. Hell, most people are into horoscope. Anyway, this widget shows horoscope (doh!) and does it in a nicely designed colorful box.
del.icio.us Tagometer - display how many times have del.icio.us users saved your page.
del.icio.us Linkrolls - this badge shows your latest bookmarks from del.icio.us.
Timelines - need to create a timeline? Seek no further. This widget makes it really easy.
PollDaddy - PollDaddy lets you create beautiful polls in no time, and display them at your blog.
Vizu - another poll-making widget, compatible with all major blog platforms.
AnswerTips - display definitions from Answers.com for various terms on your blog. The definitions are shown in bubbles which are activated on doubleclick.
AnswerBoxes - give your visitors a chance to enter a term themselves, and get a definition from Answers.com
Now Playing - if you got to share your current playlist contents with the world, Sigamp will do the trick. Works with most popular music players, including Foobar, Winamp, iTunes and others.
BuzzBoost - display headlines from your RSS feed on any website.
LibraryThing - show off the latest books you've been reading.
Plaxo Address Book - let your most faithful visitors access their address books direclty from your site.
AuctionAds - a widget that displays auctioned items on eBay, and gives you a percentage of the price paid when sometimes buys an item.
aStore - similar to AuctionAds, only for Amazon. Create a mini-store on your site and receive profit when someone buys an item through your store.
Plazes - show your current location on a Plazes map.
Stockalicious - track your portfolio with this widget, and share it with others. Let everyone know how much money you've lost.
Yahoo! For Good - create a charity badge and ask for donations for a worthy cause.
Giftspace - your friends never know what to buy you for birthday? Let them know what you really want with this nifty widget.
MixMap - see where are the visitors to your MySpace profile from on a map.
Google Map Widget - display a searchable Google Map on your website.
Google Video Search - add a video search form and selected videos to your web site.
Odeo player - display an Odeo player for and podcast right there in your sidebar.

8 Essential Tips to Become a Paid Brand Ambassador or ... - lonelybrand

https://lonelybrand.com › Brand Ambassador and Influencer Marketing

Mar 23, 2017 - But starting a brand ambassador program is often easier than it seems. On the flip side of the coin, social media up-and-comers are defining an entirely new way of marketing, and creating new income streams. Since we work with brand ambassadors every day, we've taken a moment to document the key ...

Brand Ambassador - Seapoint Farms


Name *. Email Address *. City/State *. Blog/Website. Instagram Handle. What type of Health and Wellness professional are you? * Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Fitness Professional / Trainer Healthy Food Blogger Athlete Other. If Other Please Describe. Prove you're not a robot * ...

5 Ways to Gain Brand Ambassadors (And Keep Them)


Blogger outreach is another great strategy to gain more “experienced” or “heavyweight” brand ambassadors. Do your research and find most influential and interesting bloggers in your niche; see if it makes sense to work with these bloggers. Try to go as targeted as you can. Sometimes it is better towork with bloggers who ...

Why Bloggers Don't (and Shouldn't) Work for Free | StyleCaster


Ahead, I outline four main reasons bloggers don't (and shouldn't) work for free or trade. If you're ablogger, remember that your influence, time, and content has value—and you should be compensated for it. If you're a brand or agency, remember that bloggers are very excited to work with you, want to produce the best ...

Brand Ambassador Platform


Thanks for your interest in joining World Market's Ambassador Program! We are excited to work with as many bloggers as possible, however our network is large and signing up does not guarantee you will be selected. Please fill out the registration form and provide the required information regarding yourself and your blog.

How to Become a Brand Ambassador in 5 Simple Steps | Naturally Glam


Mar 28, 2017 - Before you agree to be an ambassador for someone else's brand, have you solidified your own brand? Often times, new bloggers are in a rush to work with brands, before building their ownbrand. Invest that time and energy into building your blog first. You don't have to have huge numbers, but you do ...

How Walmart Made 11 Moms Become Its Brand Ambassadors - Crezeo


Oct 14, 2015 - The blogs written by Walmart Moms can be found on the Walmart.com website and on the moms' personal blogs. Some of the moms post videos to YouTube as well. The main ... How Walmart Made 11 Moms Become Its Brand Ambassadors. How Walmart Made 11 Moms Become ItsBrand Ambassadors.

For Brands - Bloggers of Canada


There are many ways to partner with Bloggers of Canada Members: Sponsored Blog Posts; Product Reviews; Social Influence Campaigns; Brand Ambassador Opportunities; And so much more. Access our Blogger Directory and search by place and niche to find the perfect blogger(s) to tell your story.

Blogger Ambassador Program | BeyondCeliac.org


Beyond Celiac is proud to share with you our Blogger Ambassador Program, which brings Beyond Celiac and gluten-free bloggers together in our efforts to support you through your gluten-free journey. ... Herwork has been featured in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Epicurious and she shares recipes regularly on her blog.
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How to Get Paid to Travel - Thrillist


May 11, 2016 - You need to know the key players in the field -- the other expert bloggers and influencers, the brand ambassadors and the PR reps, the beat photographers and journalists, the travel bureaus and tourism boards. Not only will this get you on their respective radars, but it will also lead to newopportunities ...

Brand Ambassador/Model/Blogger – DirtySouthVintage.com


Brand Ambassador/Model/Blogger. A Brand ambassador is a person who is brought onto our team by our company to represent our brand in a positive light and by doing so they help to increase brand awareness and sales. The brand ambassador is meant to embody the corporate identity in appearance, demeanor, values ...

Blogger, or Brand Ambassador? – Haute Tempered


They all work with up and coming designers and only occasionally a Parisian legacy design house. In some cases, brands are not even mentioned. But as major bloggers become major brand ambassadors, independent blogs become walking advertisements. There has already been a blurring of public relations and ...

Food Blog Brand Partnership Opportunities - My California Roots


Raquel Smith is a food blogger and photographer based in San Luis Obispo, CA. She loves working with brands to ... Brand Ambassadorship: I would love to consider any opportunity to represent your brand, product and/or service over an extended period of time as a brand ambassador. Partnershipopportunities can ...

Partners | Cricut


Free product for reviews, projects, and giveaways (blogger must disclose that she/he receives free product and/or payments, etc. if giving an endorsement), Sponsorship support for special events*,Brand representative opportunities, Latest tips and techniques on all Cricut products, Selectopportunities for national media ...

Home Page | Best Buy Blogging Network


Create a profile and join the thousands already bloggingWork with amazing brand partners on products that interest you most. Create Your Profile. Are you a Brand? ... beleaf in fatherhood. Our Family Lifestyle. BloggerBrand Ambassador and Vlogger who produces family lifestyle content focusing on travel and cars.

Make Money Blogging: Your Guide As An Interior Design Blogger


Jul 21, 2017 - In our recent survey of interior design bloggers, 100% of part-time bloggers said they want to grow their blog to become full-time bloggers. ..... The best way to demonstrate the power of your blog has for a brand is to proactively do the work that you would be as a brand ambassador and track how well it ...

From travel blogger to brand ambassador: How to pitch like a pro


Apr 9, 2015 - Slides from Traverse 15 presentation on how travel bloggers can make the transition fromblogger to brand ambassador. ... WHY SHOULD A BRAND WORK WITH YOU !9 @BudgetTraveller @TraverseEvents #Traverse15; 10. !10 Position yourself a thought leader, an expert in your field. What is your USP: ...

How to Recruit Brand Ambassadors To Fast-Track Your Marketing ...


Whether you're a restaurant or a real estate agency, you're bound to have some passionate fans. These are your most loyal customers; the people who will go the extra mile for you because they love you so much. Getting these customers to take the extra step and serve as your brand ambassadors can be a great added.

Get paid to travel – become a travel blogger | Wanderlust


Apr 15, 2015 - “Take a look at your strengths and consider ways to turn those into income generationopportunities – publish an ebook on a subject where you've got expertise, pursue freelance writingopportunities that fit with your brand so you can use your blog as a portfolio, or pitch partnerships andambassadorships ...

7 Ways For Bloggers to Attract Brands - Zoetica Media


Sep 20, 2013 - At Zoetica we do a lot of brand ambassador programs for large brands and nonprofit organizations. One of the things we look ... There have been many times when I find a blogger I would love to work with but can't find an email, or a form or any real way to get in touch with them. Have a page that explains ...

Brand Ambassador | 7 Tips To Make Money Vlogging - The SITS Girls


Ever thought about becoming a brand ambassador? As a website owner, this can be a compellingopportunity. The financial benefits, as well as the chance to build your portfolio, are great for bloggers. However, to land this type of job, you first need to have experience in front of the lens. Read on to learn more about how to ...

How Becoming a Brand Ambassador Can Help Your Career - Vault.com


Aug 1, 2016 - At Vault, our Brand Ambassador program allows participants an opportunity to writeblogs, craft social media posts and take photos for inclusion on such social media platforms as Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest. Other companies provide similar opportunities. These are greatopportunities to be noticed ...

St. Jude Blogger Ambassador Program - St. Jude Children's Research ...


a special, multi-day experience at St. Jude in its home city of Memphis; insider information, exclusive materials and the option to partake in unique experiences to help you provide quality content to your readers; the opportunity to connect and network with St. Jude Blogger Ambassadors from across the country; invitations to ...

Brand Ambassador — Idyoma


Want to be an idyoma representative? Do you think you have what it takes to be an idyoma brand ambassador, promoting our mobile app that helps connect language learners? Great, fill in the application below and we will let you know of our decision as soon as possible! Accepted brand ambassadors have the ...

Blogger Outreach and Influencers: 5 Tips to Get You Started - Sendible


Jan 31, 2017 - ... customers who regularly tell others about your brand can do some of your marketingwork for you. Their following may not be as powerful as the blogger outreach influencers you are planning to target. However, they are easily accessible brand ambassadors who already like your business and brand.

55 best Brand Ambassador and/or Advocates images on Pinterest ...


Tips for being a brand ambassador or finding advocates for your brand. Running a brand ambassadorprogram ideas and tips. | See more ideas about Brand ambassador, Content marketing and Inbound marketing. ... #Instagram Cheat Sheet to Make Your our Social Media Marketing Strategy Work!

Make Bank as a Brand Ambassador or Social Influencer - CentSai

https://centsai.com › Side Hustle › Side Hustle Blogs

May 22, 2017 - Are you an extrovert? Want to make some extra cash? Becoming a brand ambassador or social influencer will be right up your alley.

Hamilton Beach Ambassador Guidelines - Everyday Good Thinking


Ambassadors are vital to our brand and our relationship with our consumers. ... We are careful in our selection and choose to partner with ambassadors we believe match our Good Thinking® approach to our products and brand. ... We work with blogs of all sizes and we do not discourage anyone from reaching out to us.

How Savvy Entrepreneurs Are Using a Blog To Build Their Brand - Inc.

Nov 14, 2016 - Blogging gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to share their ideas with millions of people.

The Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Brand Ambassador


Social media strategist and brand ambassador Peg Fitzpatrick shares The Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Brand Ambassador. ... Each time you click “new tab” in Chrome or Firefox, the app populates the page with blogs about causes such as education and poverty, as well as advertisements.” Shayla created a video to ...

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