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An Awesome Alternative to Buffer Suggestions

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So Buffer has been warning us that they are going to turn off the Suggestions functionality beginning on August 1, 2015. I’ve gotten warnings from both their online app as well as the Android app on my phone that link…
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Writing Kindle Books Using Google Docs

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All these shiny objects drive me nuts!!! It’s not that I care if people are creating and selling things that they think will help others. The problem is that those people (us) think they NEED this stuff or they can’t…
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Kindle Mastermind Groups and Internet Marketing

I recently joined my first Kindle publishing mastermind group. *slight eye roll* It has been the best, worst thing to happen in all of my years of playing Internet Marketer online. Allow me to clarify… Pro’s I was able to…
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Marketing Your Kindle Book: Ideas Less-Traveled

  Hey y’all. This post is the written companion to this video: https://youtu.be/D5uqLsOA1pg What red-blooded, independent publisher doesn’t want to know how to properly market their Kindle books? Why are we only focusing on Kindle? Well, because Amazon is 75% of…
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Building Your List with WordPress and MailChimp

This blog post is in response to a question from a Facebook Group I belong to, and I’m answering that question here. Thanks for the opportunity. Check out my other ProWebWriter Answers here. List building is Internet Marketing 101. You…
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Mobilegeddon-Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

Mark April 21, 2015 down in your calendars. This is the day Google has given us as the deadline when it will begin considering the mobile friendliness of sites as a ranking signal. o_O Hey, Don’t Panic… I can help….
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Write On by Kindle: New Writers’ Community by Amazon

I received an invite to Write On by Kindle last week, and I jumped over there to take a look. To my surprise, I saw a new community from Amazon for writers that looks a lot like Wattpad. I am…
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Endless Mounds of Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them

So they say that one of the ways to be a great writer is to read a lot. It’s more possible now than ever. Did you know that most of the the classics are available completely free in Kindle format?…
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Social Media Marketing for Authors

Are You Confused by Social Media? Maybe not so much confused, but just don’t understand how to use it to promote yourself? I understand…especially if you didn’t grow up with computers, new innovations online like Social Media can get overwhelming…
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Case Study: The Great Cookbook Publishing Experiment

I’ve been kicking around for nearly a decade in the Internet Marketing circles on the web trying to find a way to “make it”. I’ve had at least one active website since 2006 in pursuit of that endeavor. ProWebWriter was…
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Wattpad: No Good for Book Marketing

As an author, I’m always looking for cheap/free methods to market my self-published titles. I added Wattpad to my app repertoire a couple years ago, created an account, but ended up uninstalling the app because I never used it. Fast…
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Finding Guest Posting Opportunities for Freelance Writers

So you’re interested in doing some guest posting? This can be beneficial in a number of ways…let’s check them out: Backlinks to your website Getting your name out there Getting paid Not all guest posting opportunities pay, but the other…
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An Alternative to Content Mills

Disclaimer No, I don’t think that ProWebWriter.com is the end all, be all in the writing world. I’m going for authority site here, not any Best Website awards. It’s also my goal to help writers do the following: Build their…
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WordPress Plugins: Jetpack

About Jetpack Jetpack is a FREE Plugin developed by WordPress that serves several different functions for your website/blog. You can actually replace several different Plugins with Jetpack for things like your Contact Form or your Sitemap. Here’s a few more…
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Adding Users to Your WordPress Website

So you have an Editor or other User that you’d like to give access to your WordPress website. This is actually quite easy. You don’t want them to have full Admin access? No problem. Oh, you do? That can be…
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Using Widgets on Your WordPress Website

Widgets are little whatchamacallits that you can use in different areas on your WordPress site to display information. Most commonly, they are used in the sidebar of a WordPress site to display the Categories, Archive, or other information. You can…
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Adding Your Social Media Icons to Your Website

Now you have this spiffy new website, but you want your Social Media links to be prominent, right? How the heck do you get them on your website in various places? Well, there are several ways to accomplish this: A…
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Finding and Installing WordPress Themes

Now that you’ve figured out the back end of WordPress, you want to spiff up the front end, right? This is accomplished through the medium of WordPress Themes. Your Theme will dictate some of the options you have in your…
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The Difference Between Posts and Pages

If you are having trouble understanding the difference between Posts and Pages in WordPress, then this is the article for you! While these two elements work much the same way when you are creating them, they serve two very different…
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Using Plug Ins

New WordPress installs come with two Plug Ins already installed: Akismet – Akismet is a spam catcher for the WordPress comment system. It’s stable and it works; hence the reason it ships with WordPress. It can be a bit tricky…
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Setting Up Your Navigation Menu

The navigation menu for your WordPress website is quite robust. You can set up a main navigation menu used across your entire website, set up a custom menu, or even set up menu links to whole different websites. It’s a…
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Configuring Akismet

During the writing of this tutorial, I found out that Akismet is now essentially a paid service. There is a free account option, but it is for non-commercial accounts. If you are trying to sell a service or product through…
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Setting Up WordPress as a Static Website

If you’re not a blogger or interested in being one, you may have been deterred from using WordPress in the past knowing that is a blogging platform. What you may not have known is that WordPress also makes a fantastic…
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Creating Pages for Your WordPress Website

Creating Pages for your WordPress website works the same way as creating a Post. You get the same Editor and the same method to add Media. What you don’t get are the Category or Tags options. WordPress installs with a Sample Page…
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About RSS Feeds

Overview RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. You may recognize the icon at left. Blogs have included this functionality since the beginning. If you have your WordPress site set up as a static website, then you…
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