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The Ultimate Guide To Using Images For Your Blog

Why Use Images?

Images are a must for your site, a site without images or graphics is very bland and does not improve the readable of your site. Using images breaks up your text and draws attention to your images in a natural way. You remember the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”?

It is very important to learn how to find and use images for your blog. You may be tempted just to do a search for images you would like to use, then start using them. Unfortunately, they are most likely a copyrighted image.

There are many sites that you can download images from, some you can’t use them on your site, some you can use them as long as you link back to their site or give credit to the author, and others don’t require linking, credit, or attribution.

Below is a list of the best free image websites that are not copyrighted and don’t require attribution:

Pexels Header

From Unsplash.com:

License

“All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.

More precisely, Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash. This license does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service.”

To use images on your WordPress site, download the image from the image website, then add it to your Media section on WordPress.

Save it to your Media section using keywords in the Title and Alt Text section of the image. Place the image in your post by clicking the Add Media button, select the image, click on Insert Into Post button.

Select the alignment desired and chose a different size to resize the image. The ideal size for images on social media sites and Pinterest are:

Pinterest:

  • Profile image: 180 x 180 (Pixels Width X Height)
  • Board cover image: 214 x 100
  • Pin preview: 238 pixels wide

Facebook:

  • Cover image: 828 x 315
  • Profile image: 180 x 180
  • Shared image: 1200 x 900

Twitter:

  • Header image: 1500 x 500
  • Profile image: 400 x 400
  • Timeline image: 506 x 253

Instagram:

  • Profile image: 110 x 110
  • Image thumbnail: 161 x 161
  • Shared images: 1080 x 1080

Action Steps:

  1. Go to the above image website
  2. Download an image to WordPress
  3. Add the title and Alt tag
  4. Pin the image to Pinterest
  5. Add the image to Facebook and Twitter

 

 

 

 

How To Use An Autoresponder To Increase Profits

What is an autoresponder?

It is simply a tool to send your new email subscribers a series of pre-written emails over a set period of time. If you want your emails to be sent every 5 days, you can set it up that way in your autoresponder. Your autoresponder will send out your emails automatically every 5 days.

With every new email subscriber, they will be automatically set up on this schedule. You can still send out broadcast messages, one time messages, to your list whenever you desire.

Where to get an autoresponder?

One of the best autoresponders available is through AWeber. They have a free 30 day trial period. They have been around for a long time and their software is very user-friendly.

What to use an autoresponder for?

  • Build a long-term relationship with your subscribers
  • Turn your website visitors into subscribers
  • Introduce your subscribers to your blog
  • Learn what information your subscribers are looking for
  • Offer an affiliate product or your own ebook or mini course
  • Upsell follow up products
  • Announce your new blog posts

How to set up an email autoresponder in AWeber?

Set up a list – Log into AWeber, then click Create A New List. Enter the name and details of your list. You will be prompted to enter your Confirmation Message. This is the message that each new subscriber will receive confirming that they do want to join your list.

Creating your first email – Click on the Messages tab, then select Follow Up. You will be taken to a new page to create your first or welcome email. Some of what to include in this email is welcoming them, when they can expect your next email, and what it will be about.

Creating your follow up sequence – Now that your welcome email is complete, start to create your additional emails. Set the time when you want this email to be delivered by selecting the number of days from your last email. Also, select the days of the week and the time you would like these emails to be delivered.

    1. Start collecting your new subscribers – You can do this by using forms that AWeber provides. The most common way is to place a form on your site asking for a visitor’s email address in exchange for a free checklist, course, ebook, or PDF file.

Action Step:

  1. Sign up for your free trial AWeber account.
  2. Create your first autoresponder.
  3. Place your first form to collect subscribers on your site.

 

 

 

How To Make Money Online For Free

The best way to make money online for free is with affiliate marketing. Take a look at Smart Passive Income.com and you will see the majority of his income comes from affiliate marketing. He made over $105,000.00 from affiliate marketing alone in December 2017. He publishes his income reports every month, so  you can see where his income is coming from.

The Top Benefits of Making Money Online With Affiliate Marketing:

  • High commission rate – up to 70%
  • You can get started immediately for free
  • No website or email list required
  • Almost every merchant has an affiliate program
  • No shipping, customer service, or collecting of payment required

You can go to individual websites and sign up for their affiliate program or go to sites like ClickBank, ShareaSale, or Conversant (CJ), which have a large supply of affiliate products. Be very weary of someone who wants to charge you to become an affiliate, that is not how it works.

When you do receive your affiliate link it will be a long string of numbers and letters like: http://www.clickbank.com/lkei9en97hhjkhje77. The first thing you need to do is to change it to a more appealing URL. You can you services like Bit.ly or if you have a WordPress site, the plug in Pretty Links, both have a free version.

They both keep track of your visitors, so you know which marketing efforts work and which ones don’t. Which brings us to your all important marketing plan. Because without visitors, your affiliate marketing revenue will be none existent.

The Most Effective Marketing Plan For Free

The most important rule to follow is to not just spam your affiliate links to these sites, but to add value by reducing a visitors pain point and give them a reason to learn more about your products.

To find out how to market your affiliate links for free, click here.