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:
“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:
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
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.
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.
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.