Saturday, October 29, 2016

Make Money Online

There are dozens of books available to  you telling you how to make money online.

So where  do you even start to look for the right book.
Image of one of the books available at the make money online bookstore, the link to the store is in the caption below.
Make Money Online Bookstore

Well you can start right here, at The Make Money Online Bookstore.


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Making money online is never easy. It can be very simple  but no effort is guaranteed to work everytime.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

'Before You Write Another Blog Post: Kindle Book Review

Before You write  Another Blog Post is written by  Jeffrey Kranz and was published at the end of May 2016. Kranz knows what he is talking about, he is a content marketer and has many years experience in blogging and writing.
Jeffrey Kranz book on blog writing and  on how to write a blog
Book Cover: Before You Write Another Blog Post

Who Is This Book For?


The book is subtitled;  A Content Strategy Guide For Corporate Bloggers. But don't be fooled by that,  in my opinion this book is for anyone who wants to write a blog.

Whether you woke up this morning and said  "I want to write a blog." Or if you are like me and began blogging five or ten years ago, I believe you can learn something new from this book. I definitely learned some new ideas.

Kranz writes simply and directly, he does not blind you with science and jargon. The aim of this book is to help you  generate blog posts. Not to  frustrate you by sending you to a dictionary to research every buzz word.

What Does the Book  Tell You?


The book begins by telling you exactly what you will get. A plan on how to creeate  detailed blog posts.  Kranz takes you away from the old idea of the three hundred word or less blog.  The false  promise of 'click bait' titles. With Kranz you should plan and organize a post. Yes do your research and Kranz tells you how. Then plan, have a start to your blog, set a road map for where you will take the reader then deliver your reader to the destination safely and have them satisfied by the result.

This takes a lot of planning and imagination on your part but the result is a blog post that exceeds the readers now depleted expectations. By delivering on a promise you will have created a reader who will come back for more.


Why Should I Have To Plan?


Yes, I know, planning is hard, planning is tiresome. While you are planning a post you are taking time from posting dozens of quick posts.. But what are those quick posts getting for you?

Quick posts may get lots of eyeballs viewing you but those views are often transient, look, bounce, click on to another page. Your readers, your customers are let down each time you post a quickie.  Don't give them a cheap fast food burger, give them a delicious, mouth watering, juicy, flavorful prime steak with all the trimmings. They'll be back for more.

What Can This Book Teach Me?

This book is full of advice. The first thing you may notice though is that Kranz barely talks about search engine optimization (SEO) Why? Because search engine optimization is a house of smoke and mirrors. Good SEO is planning, not quirky tricks like the old days of keyword stuffing.

Search engines are the good bloggers friend, the good blogger plans, creates, informs and writes good copy. If you construct a good post the SEO is already there. No need for gimmicks, SEO happens and that is one of the most importantthings that I have taken from this book.

So ...

How Can I get This  Book?


You can read Before You Write Another Blog Post on any amazon Kindle device or Kindle app on your tablet or smart phone.

How  Can I Read  This  Book For  FREE?

You can even read this book for free. Have you heard of  Kindle Unlimited ?

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In the Green Screen Studio

Variety is the spice of life, or so they say.
William Elliott seen on control room monitors during the recording of his latest program, remember, remember. He is wearing a burgundy colored shirt and stands in front of a green curtain which will be taken out of the shot later as graphics are incorporated into the program.
William Elliott  In Front of the Green Screen


So for a little variety and to learn some new techniques I recently moved from behind the scenes to infront of the camera. Working with a green screen or chroma key and introducing my own one off program to be aired in a few  weeks time.


Here is the story of my experience in front of a full on television camera for the first time and it proved to be a fun time, working with a great crew.



William Elliott A Life with Blindness: I Am On Screen In The Studio: Last night at the CMAC studio I was talking explosives. Big bangs, fireworks, pyrotechnics, black powder whatever you want to call it, to m...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Excellent Way To Read Kindle E-Books: Review of Kindle Unlimited

If you are like me, when I come across a new idea, I like to buy every book I can on the subject and I own an amazon Kindle or use the Kindle apps on my iPad or iPhone  so even if I am not  certain of the worth of a book I will often just say "Oh Well, It's just a couple of dollars." and buy the book.
Kindle Unlimited allows you to borrow books for one fixed price per month. Then just return them when you have finished, check out a book without having to buy it.
Kindle Unlimited is a whole Library of knowledge


Then of course I can suffer a lot of buyers remorse. A couple of dollars several times per month becomes tens of dollars per month and especially with Kindle Books, lots of try this marketing books end up as a series of affiliate links, that I don't want or need and I have now just paid for them!

I have recently come across Kindle Unlimited  from amazon. You can "borrow as amny books as you like from the thousands published on Kindle. You may read the book as many times as you wish and can have up to ten books on loan at any one time.

So for instance the latest book on Pinterest Marketing looks good, it is oof those listed at $2.99 to buy or is available for free with 'Kindle Unlimited.

You know that you are interested but don't know what exactly you will learn. With Kindle Unlimited you can borrow the book, read it, use the information that you have acquired and then borrow another 9 books from the kindle library. Then as you go along return any book for a new book.

So in my first months FREE  Trial I have read over twenty books, gained lots of information and saved myself between $40and $60 Having read so many books I can say about two thirds of those had very little to offer me, but without Kindle Unlimited I would have wasted much of my money.

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You work hard to earn cash. Spend it more wisely when you use amazon Kindle Unlimited.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

The Wanelo Experiment?

Have you heard of a website called Wanelo.com?
Customers may come from wanelo.com to your store and leave you some cash.
Coins

Well I have been seeing a little link to this site appearing on my zazzle product pages for a while now. It is in the more links portion of the link this page to ... Where you find a link to Tumblr and Google1.

So today I decided to  take a look at what Wanelo.com has to offer as far as marketing goes. Here are my initial findings and thoughts.

What does Wanelo stand for?


Wanelo is an acronym of three little words. Want. Need. Love.  That is simply the case. You  want it, you need it, you love it.

What is wanelo.com Like?


Wanelo.com is very similar to pinterest in that it is a visual pin board of products. All products must be physical products, no downloads  or software. All items must be shippable through the mail and  Wanelo was designed for retailers to sell their products, visitors go to wanelo to look for items to buy.

Is it Easy to Create an Account?

It is very easy to set up an account. Follow the link to wanelo.com (This is not an affiliate link)  Click create an account and enter your details or set up with Facebook account.

Then you are able to save links from a zazzle.com affiliate account simply, by posting the link as you would on Pinterest.


At the moment it doesn't seem very simple to create amaazon affiliate links.

Wanelo also links to Shopify Stores if you have one.

How does it work?

Customers may find an item they want linked on your page. They elect to Save or Buy the item.. If they buy then they take a 15%  introducers fee and pay the rest of the money to you when you ship an item.

I have posted several items of my own design from my zazzle store to see what happens, I guess they will take the standard 15% from zazzle and I get my own set percentage for the item?

We will see.

I will update you all in a few weeks when the new links have had toime to work. It will be interesting just to see how wanelo.com works out.

Let me know what you think, if you have tried it or if you are thinking about opening an account.



Friday, September 2, 2016

Are You Ready For Thanksgiving?

With the coming of September we should turn our thoughts to darker evenings and the frosty bite to the air.

Thanksgiving is a time for parties and pumkin pie. Thanksgiving party invitations need to be ordered now to allow for printing and mailing to your guests before they receive an invite from someone else.
Pumkin


In just a few weeks Thanksgiving will be here and so we should consider looking at getting our dinner party  invitations out in the mail before all our friends take other places.

Here is a pin board from my friend Ann with some of the latest and best Thanksgiving Party Invitations around the web.

Take a look at Ann's Choice Thanksgiving Party Invitations on Pinterest and share the Thanks.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pinterest Marketing: Drive Customers to Your Site With Promoted Pins, Buyable Pins, and More Kindle

Pinterest Marketing Guide was published on Kindle just a few days ago. I was intrigued by the title and decided to give the book a try. After all it was not very long, just over 80 pages and was not too expensive, Free if you have a free reading account with your Kindle device.

So I actually chose to buy this book. When I buy things and have spent my hard earned dollars I feel that I have "skin in the game" and am more critical of the book.

So my verdict on this book?

It was worth my dollars!




The book assumes no knowledge of Pinterest, so the first couple of chapters  are not required reading if you already have a Pinterest account and are a regular pinner.

As the book moves on from how and why to set up an account for your business it brings together lots of ideas including building on the social media side of Pinterest as well as explaining the new and varied use of Promoted Pins and how they work to analysing your traffic analytics to find what your audience is really re-pinning and liking. A great help when you are trying to create an audience and drive traffic to your monetized sites

I immediately took some of the ideas from the book to try on my Pinterest boards and now just 48 hours later I am seeing increased traffic moving on from my Pinterest pins and going to my various affiliate accounts and a increase in sales through those affiliate links.

So to read what others say about the Pinterest Marketing Guide click here



 Pinterest Marketing: Drive Customers to Your Site With Promoted Pins, Buyable Pins, and More Kindle Edition
Pinterest Marketing Guide on mazon kindle

Friday, August 19, 2016

Social Media on Pinterest


The world of Social Media is ever changing. What was true last week is not guaranteed to work next week.

This Pinterest board contains some of the latest books on SEO and Social Media Marketing now available.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

How Pinterest Has Increased My Earnings

In February 2016, I took another look at my Pinterest account. I have had a Pinterest account for  two or three years but I didn't really use it that much.

Cover of  Pinterest Power book, one of the books that I have read recently to increase my income from pinterest pins
Pinterest Power
I had considered Pinterest to merely be a website for collecting images and saving the occasional post or recipe. I had not thought that it had moved on a great deal from when I had first joined a couple of years ago.

But moved on it has. Now Pinterest is a massive search engine. It can drive lots of traffic to your blog or store.

For instance I created a board to drive traffic to my zazzle.com store, Bretsuki's, I used to receive between 15- 18 views from links per day from various blog posts, sidebar links etc.

After creating a board for specific categories in my store, such as birthday cards, t-shirts etc. My daily link clicks rose to 45 or more. Those are regular figures, somedays they are less or more but they consistantly exceed the earlier averages.

So Pinning to Pinterest boards helps increase traffic for my own store no problem.

The second way to earn I discovered is to look for specific categories on sites such as zazzle.com and amaxzon.com. By posting these links with the addition of tracking you can have other pinners re-pin or share your pin in interesting categories, then these get re-pinned and often include your tracking code. So you are effectively having dozens or hundreds of your pins on the Pinterest site.

If a pinner then buys those items in the case of zazzle.com or uses the link to go to amazon.com and buys anything from the site, you are credited with an introduction, advertising payment.

From zazzle alone I have seen my earnings increase over 200% in just six months and a 60% increase on my amazon.com advertising fee income.

Bear in mind these amounts are increasing all the time. With every new pin my tracking number can spread many times and the scope is only limited by the interest in a particular item.






I have created a collection of Pinterest books available from amazon.com within my Search Engine Optimization Store. To see this collection of both kindle and printed books go to Pinterest at the SEO Store.

For a little investment in time I am now enjoying  a good increase in income and am learning more about Pinterest marketing everyday. Give some of these books a read, try some of their advice and you too could see your income stream begin to grow nicely.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Collectable Coins


2016 American Silver Eagle Dollar just one of the coins now available from our coin collectors store
2016  American  Silver Eagle Dollar



Collectible Coins at Amazon.com

The Amazon Collectible Coins Store features rare coins, modern coins, U.S. Mint sets, and gold and silver coins for coin collecting. With a focus on unique and authentic collectible coins, shop for items from the Saddle Ridge Hoard, the 2014 Baseball Commemorative series of silver dollars, and more for your coin collection. Our selection contains professionally graded rare U.S. coins including colonials, half cents, large cents, small cents, state quarters, silver dimes, and even the elusive 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent. Our coin collection also includes the popular busts, such as Morgan dollars, Silver American Eagles, and American Gold Eagles.
To complete a set of coins based on year, series title, or denomination—whether it’s a silver proof set, a gold liberty head, or a buffalo nickel—sort by mint year, mint location, and denomination, to start. To discover the exact coin for your collection, filter your search by condition, grade rating, and metal. With consistent, standardized titles across all coins, the Amazon Collectible Coins Store ensures easy discoverability. In addition, you can examine high-quality images of both the obverse and reverse sides of each coin.
As we grow our collection of coins, the Amazon Collectible Coins Store has something for everybody, whether an experienced collector or those starting a collection with their first coin. Coin collecting is a hobby that not only provides personal gratification and great potential investment value, but also carries historical significance. Amazon provides the ideal platform to purchase new, old, and valuable coins, sell existing coins, and to continue updating your coin collection. Find a coin for yourself or one as a gift to an avid coin collector. Check back often for new coins and collectible coins for any level of coin collection.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

When Frustration Hits!

We all have one of those days. Sometimes one of those days can just roll over into one of those weeks.

When frustration meets anger and anger leads to more frustration. Well take a shower and change your shirt.

Here is a shirt to bring a smile. the "Aargh! Bumfizzles" shirt. Say goodbye to the Aaarggh! Bumfizzles of your life and smile.


Angry Frustration T-shirt
Angry Frustration T-shirt by Bretsuki
Find other Funny T-Shirts at zazzle.com


Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Experience on Teespring

Recently I ran a campaign on Teespring.com.

I am looking to raise funds to help me produce a television program on a local PBS channel. The program is called 'Blindside Fresno' and it aims to inform the people of central California about issues  of blindness, eye care and spotlight blind talent in the area.

Recently I decided to post a design on Teespring, the  on demand t-shirt printing service. 

The service allows you to set sales goals and profit margins for a range of items such as T-shirts, sweatshirts and long sleeve shirts.

After you have added your design to a selection of items, you post the design then publicize it to drive traffic to your campaign. After a set time period, 1 to 3 weeks, your campaign ends and if your minimum order number is exceeded then shirts are printed and despatched to the purchaser. The campaign can then continue quietly in the background contributing cash to you or your organization.

For my campaign I set a three week time limit and to sell a minimum of three shirts. RThis was exceeded and so the shirts were shipped promptly.

The shirt arrived about one week after the campaign closed. Print quality is excellent and clean. The shirt is of excellent quality and a good fit for size.

William Elliott, producer of Blindside Fresno wears the "Hug Me' shirt that he designed for sale on teespring.com
Me in my new Teespring shirt

The money raised from the sales of the shirts also arrived promptly within five business days of the ending of the campaign. Granted it was only a small amount due to the low minimum sales I asked and a low profit margin but it was in line with my estimates and I was very happy with the product and service in terms of getting the money quickly.

If you would be interested in continuing to fund 'Blindside Fresno" by purchasing one of these shirts they are still available from Teespring Hug Me Penguin shirt

I cannot guarantee that you will be hugged everytime you wear the shirt. But I will always appreciate your support.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Waking Up Blue

So I woke up

No not blue as in sad, lonely and depressed. I mean blue as in the color.

Well the story behind this is a little long so here are the highlights.

Not long ago I had some pain in my left shoulder and neck so went to bed. My wife called the ambulance and gave me some baby aspirin. Within a few minutes I was being whisked away to hospital and after a long and sleepless night was admitted and tests showed I had had a heart attack.

I was taken down to the operating room for some procedures to look at my heart more closely and after clearing a few blood vessels was sent to recovery.

There I began to feel really awful, faint, coughing and nauseous. I was surrounded with lots of people doing their own thing as I passed out.  I think I remember lots of talking and stuff but my mind is pretty fuzzy over this matter. Then I remember telling someone I wanted to be sick.

To this I heard the reply,"You gave us a bit of a shock there. You were a pretty strong shade of blue for a while."

Well if you want to have a big heart attack I guess that being in a hospital recovery room is the place to be.

Upon release though I was told to radically change my lifestyle, and one of the major areas to change is my diet. So I have spent my time recently looking for healthier options in eating and this inspired me to add the Healthy Eats Cookbook Store to my range of book stores on amazon.com.


Why not take a look at Healthy Eats Cookbooks today.

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Pinterest Board Additions

I love board games of all kinds. My favorite at the moment is a guessing game called "Headbands" Each player  wears a headband into which a card is slotted unseen by that player. He or she then has to ask questions such as "Am I a fictional character?" or "Am I alive?" The other players who can see the card say only "Yes" or "No" in answer to the question. When time runs out the player has to remember their own  answers t as they answer the next players questions.

That is not easy. The first player to win three tokens wins the game. Lots of fun and laughs for all.











Follow William's board Games on Pinterest.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Additions to My New Citizen Pinterest Board

Recently I have been working on a new series of "New Citizen" gifts,  greetings cards and apparel.

All of these items as well as several others from a wide  variety of zazzle designers are included on my new updated board.

Take a look at this new board by following the link below.



Follow William's board U.S. Citizen on Pinterest.