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How to be a More Productive Blogger

How to be a More Productive Blogger

Anyone can start a blog. It takes less than half an hour to set yourself up with a domain, hosting and a WordPress blog – and even faster than that if you go for a free hosted blogging tool. However, many people fail to make a success out of their blog – and it’s not that they don’t enjoy what they blog about or find it boring. It’s because they just don’t have the motivation to maintain their productivity. Please…

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How to Use Social Media and Other Types of Media For Your Blog

How to Use Social Media and Other Types of Media For Your Blog

Using social media to build an audience This is Series IV and the last post for my blog series on how to Start a Blogging Business – click here to start reading it now. Series II – Choosing the Best Blogging Platform Series III – Tips to Consider When Blogging   Social bookmarking is the name given to the process by which a visitor to a website or a post will make a bookmark of the page for many other…

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3 Important Tips To Consider When Blogging

3 Important Tips To Consider When Blogging

1. How to Attract Visitors to your Blog Series III of my post: Starting your blogging business Read Series II here: How to choose the best blogging platform By now, if you have taken the leap of faith, maybe I have convinced you, or maybe you have already made that decision when you stumbled upon this humble blog of mine, nevertheless, there is one important thing and I think the most under-rated aspect of blogging – Content. Yes as they always…

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How To Choose The Perfect Blender for Your Vacation Rental

How To Choose The Perfect Blender for Your Vacation Rental

Amenities For Your Vacation Rental When we first decided to jump into the short term vacation rental business, thinking about what I can offer to my guest was so stressful. There’s always a questions that arise. How can I make them comfortable enough? What if they don’t like our cottage? What if they trash our cottage?! What are they going to complain about? Whew! Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, you name it and there’s  a never ending list of amenities you can…

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How to Choose the Best Blogging Platform

How to Choose the Best Blogging Platform

Choosing Your Blogging Platform This is Series II of my post, Starting your Blogging Business. A Beginner’s Choice There are many blog platforms out there for you to choose from. However, you need to think about what your intentions are for the blog before you begin. If you’re totally new to blogging and have no clue about almost any of it, it’s probably best for you to try a free blogging software such as Blogger.com. Blogger.com will allow you to…

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Starting Your Blogging Business

Starting Your Blogging Business

How to get started blogging   It was a long 4 weeks hiatus for me. I am talking about this Blog. Nothing posted in the last 4 weeks! Bad business logic if you ask me. If you are to consider your blog a business, as I tried to. I have a legitimate excuse though. Our “Smart Cottage” is our main, physical, tangible business. The door opens to our first renter yesterday. A lot of preparation is needed and must be…

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The High Price of Being a Technologically Smart Cottage

The High Price of Being a Technologically Smart Cottage

It’s almost crunch time now. 4 weekends left for us until the rental season starts. This year, a major hiccup has occurred at the cottage. Our satellite TV has suddenly failed. And the only way for us to get the TV back is to switch to a different carrier. Too mch drama just trying to get an installation guy to even have a look and try to resolve it. Maybe move the satellite a few degrees to the left? Or…

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Creating a Blog in WordPress

Creating a Blog in WordPress

Why do people create a Blog When we first started our short term rental business with our smart cottage (click the link to read our journey), creating a website, much more creating a Blog never even crossed my mind. We are new cottage owners and really have no idea where and how to start the rental business, that a blog is the last thing in our to do list. Fast forward 5 years later, I wished I have started sooner….

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How To Make Money From Your Cottage

How To Make Money From Your Cottage

How I use my computer to make money or generate income from our cottage. Start Making Money Okay, let’s start getting real here. I will be lying to you if I say that our cottage was bought, purely for our enjoyment purposes only. Naaahhh. Not us. We do not have that financial capability just yet. Sure we are enjoying it most times. 3 seasons to be exact. Unfortunately, the most enjoyable season for me and most of us I guess,…

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