Problogger Making Money with Blogs, Search For Blogging Search For Blogging is a weblog (blog) website aimed at those interested in Blogging, and Making Money by Blogging. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:39:38 +0000 en hourly 1 Looking for Business Web Hosting Plans? Sat, 03 Dec 2011 20:16:47 +0000 Mert Erkal Business Blogging has become very popular these days. I notice that most of the corporate blogs are hosted under shared hosting plans which may create trouble especially when the blog becomes popular. When the blog becomes popular and attracts lots of visitors, shared hosting may not cope with this increase, and you have to upgrade your hosting plan. Therefore it is much better to start with a business web hosting plan.If you are about to launch a business blog then you might follow these steps;

  • Learn about the different types of web hosting services on the market, read reviews about them, and find the web host that best suits your needs.
  • Decide which type of web hosting is right for you
Here are some of the things you should know when looking for business web hosting plans;

Shared Hosting: 

Shared web hosting is the most popular and inexpensive hosting option available at the moment, with plans that range anywhere from $3 & up per month. Shared hosting is usually the best choice for small companies based in the U.S, Canada and throughout the rest of the world as well as personal websites that simply want an efficient and cost-effective web hosting solution.

VPS Hosting

VPS hosting is a hybrid between shared & dedicated hosting. This option is suitable for mid-sized businesses as it offers greater stability, security, and improved performance for larger sites that typically have more traffic and web applications.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting offers the user complete control over their hosting plan. However this hosting plan does require a larger budget.

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Black Friday 2011 Deals For Bloggers Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:09:11 +0000 Mehmet Black Friday is here and lots of great black friday deals start to fly around. That is why it would be very nice to make a list of best black friday deals for 2011.

Black Friday 2011 Deals For Bloggers

First of all, Hostgator has a great offer for Black Friday. They are giving %50 discount for their all hosting plans. I strongly suggest you to check out this deal, if you are considering to change your host provider or planning to start to be a next problogger. Personally, I use Hostgator’s Baby Plan for nearly 3 years and I have to say that they are very good at in this business and their support team is also very helpful. See more about Hostgator’s Black Friday deals.

Secondly, the book ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income‘s price is also decreased. You can grab this book for only $15 from and save nearly $10 bucks. I know this is slightly a smaller discount but this book is one of the best selling books on Amazon in the category of Blogs&Blogging and it is written by Darren Rowse from Problogger.Net. So what do you waiting for, go and take a look at the book on

Additionally; if you are looking for a good DSLR camera for a while, I found a great deal as well. You can save $100 and purchase the Amazon’s Best Selling Camera for only $449. The model of the DSLR is Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode (Black) and you can buy it from with free shipping. See more about this deal.

Lastly, I strongly suggest you to check out Amazon’s Black Friday page to find some other great Black Friday Deals. And if you are looking for a netbook here is a list of Black Friday 2011 Netbook Deals and if you are looking for tablet pc deals here is a list of Black Friday 2011 Tablet PC Deals. Have a nice shopping!


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AppThemes ClassiPress Review Sun, 08 May 2011 08:58:45 +0000 Mehmet ClassiPress is a premium WordPress theme turns your WordPress into a classifieds ads web site and I recently bought this theme and I thought it would be a nice idea to share my experience with you guys.

AppThemes ClassiPress

First of all, the theme provides everything you need to make a directory website of your own. The reason I purchase the ClassiPress Classifieds Theme is that I plan to create a niche classifieds website. At first, I look for free an option such as free classifieds theme or classifieds plugin but then I see that those free plugins and themes are really sucks. Literally, SUCKS! So, I finally decide to purchase the AppThemes’ ClassiPress. It has a very nice design and comes with lots functionalities.

ClassiPress - Premium Classified Ads ThemeA few important functionaties of ClassiPress are that it uses latest WordPress 3.0 features and thanks to that your ad listings are totally kept different from your blog posts. Also, it automatically resizes your images that is why you do not have to worry about the uploaded images size or so. Additionally and my favorite feature is that ClassiPress has support of multi-languages. If your classifieds website are not going to be English, you can easily change your ClassiPress in your language with the help of .po and .mo files. Here you can find more information about how to change your ClassiPress’ language. Last of all, it has very advanced coupon module so that you can easily setup your own campaigns and keep track of them within minutes.

Long word short, I purchased this premium theme because I do not want to waste time with the free options and the ClassiPress is very advanced premium theme and I can easily say that ClassiPress could be the best WordPress classifieds theme out there. So, if you are planning to make a classifieds website go head and grab your copy of AppThemes’s ClassiPress Theme. It is priced at only $99. Also you may have a look at the demo of ClassiPress.

This post is written by Mehmet Akyol. He really likes blogging and is blogging more than two years. He mostly write about technology and he has two blogs: Tablet PC Freaks and Squash Racket Reviews.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Bloggers Tue, 19 Apr 2011 07:36:56 +0000 Mert Erkal Mother’s Day is fast approaching. As a problogger I am usually so busy that I add reminders so that I do not forget the mother’s day (thanks to commercials it is not so easy to forget though!). Here are a few simple tips for busy bloggers who want to make their mom proud this mother’s day.

Mother’s Day Ideas For Bloggers

  • Buy her a new smart phone and teach her how to use it. This seems not like a tip, but believe me the hardest thing on this earth for your mom is to learn how to use a smartphone.
  • Create a Facebook profile for her, and upload some old photos by scanning them. She will be amazed!
  • Make mom happy by sending her a business card. Business cards are getting very popular, and I am sure your mom will like it. You might choose online printing companies like offering same day printing service even if you think you are too late!
  • You can make her really happy with a personalized photo purses or a handbag.
  • This one is crazy: Unique Mother’s Day Gifts: Mom on Reuters Giant Screen

These are my ideas for mother’s day. What are yours? Is there any special thing you are planning to do this mother’s day? Looking forward to hear from you.

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Autoresponders Thu, 03 Feb 2011 21:22:29 +0000 Mert Erkal

Try AWeber’s Autoresponders for $1

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ShopperPress Coupon Code for February 2011 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:21:11 +0000 Mert Erkal

Probably you read my post ShopperPress – WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin Review before. ShopperPress is one of the most advanced WordPress Shopping Cart plugin available in the market today. I paid 79$ for this great WordPress plugin, but you don’t need to pay the same amount. I will do a favor to you and share Shopperpress Coupon Code For February 2011. Here we go:

AuctionPress: Coupon Code: “SAVE30″

ShopperPress: Coupon Code: “SAVE30″

DirectoryPress: Coupon Code: “SAVE30″

CouponPress: Coupon Code: “SAVE30″

RealtorPress: Coupon Code: “SAVE30″

Classifieds Theme: Coupon Code: “SAVE30″

If you need a WordPress shopping cart plugin, ShopperPress is definitely the best option today. Here is a nice looking e-commerce style blog powered by ShopperPress: Pirlanta

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Must Read Blogging Books for Beginners Tue, 01 Feb 2011 22:04:43 +0000 Mehmet Blogging is all about learning. You can never say that I know everything about blogging. You always have to improve yourself and your skills. And as a beginner, you should read lots of things to get basic idea of blogging. Here we have listed 10 best blogging books for beginners, read some of them then learn more about blogging and improve your blogging skills.

Here we go!

1. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Author: Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett

Price: $15.54

Thousands of aspiring bloggers launch new blogs every day, hoping to boost their income. Without solid advice from experts, most will fail. This bestselling guide, now fully revised with new and updated tips and tricks from two of the world’s most successful bloggers, provides the step-by-step information bloggers need to turn their hobby into an income source or a fulltime career.

2. Blogging For Dummies

Author: Susannah Gardner, Shane Birley

Price: $16.49

Building on the success of the two previous bestselling editions, this latest revision includes essential blogging basics, the elements required of a good blog, and the tools you’ll need to get started. You’ll discover how to determine the right blogging software for you, whether you should run your own blog or use a full-service hosting site, and how to set up an account and write your first post.

3. Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

Author: Tris Hussey

Price: $14.95

Want a personal or business blog of your own? It’s easy! In this simple guide, one of the world’s most experienced bloggers walks you through every step, from getting started to building a worldwide audience. Tris Hussey covers it all, from low-cost blogging tools to high-powered writing tips! Get this book, and get started fast–with a professional-quality blog that meets your goals, whatever they are!

4. Using WordPress

Author: Tris Hussey

Price: $15.66

Using WordPress is a customized, media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master WordPress quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! It starts with a concise, friendly, straight-to-the-point guide to WordPress. This exceptional book is fully integrated with an unprecedented collection of online learning resources: online video, screencasts, podcasts, and additional web content, all designed to reinforce key concepts and help users achieve real mastery.

5. Blogging for Bliss: Crafting Your Own Online Journal

Author: Tara Frey

Price: $6.78

Today’s crafting community is online, connected, and blissfully blogging about their work and ideas. Blogging is hot in this highly creative world—and here is the only how-to book aimed directly at them. Everyone from knitters and beaders to scrapbookers and altered artists will find the practical information and visual inspiration they need to create an artful online journal.

6. Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs

Author: Brian Halligan

Price: $15.56

Traditional “outbound” marketing methods like cold-calling, email blasts, advertising, and direct mail are increasingly less effective. People are getting better at blocking these interruptions out using Caller ID, spam protection, TiVo, etc. People are now increasingly turning to Google, social media, and blogs to find products and services. Inbound Marketinghelps you take advantage of this change by showing you how to get found by customers online.

7. The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging

Author: Arianna Huffington

Price: $10.20

The editors of The Huffington Post–the most linked-to blog on the web–offer an A-Z guide to all things blog, with information for everyone from the tech-challenged newbie looking to get a handle on this new way of communicating to the experienced blogger looking to break through the clutter of the Internet.

8. WordPress For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Price: $24.99

The bestselling guide to WordPress, fully updated for newest version of WordPress. You are going to learn; Create and maintaining a WordPress blog, using the new features and upgrades in WordPress, customizing your blog with themes and plugins and applying tags and CSS to create a unique presentation.

9. WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

Author: George Plumley

Price: $28.20

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer is a unique lesson-based book that walks you through the essential parts of WordPress. Each lesson is streamlined to teach a specific aspect of WordPress, helping you to focus on just what you need in order to get the task accomplished. If you learn better visually, this book provides you with a video to accompany each lesson.

10. Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

Author: Thord Daniel Hedengren

Price: $29.69

Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility.

Hope you enjoy the list!

Hope one of these books helps you. Also please let me know what is your favorite one?

This is a guest post by Mehmet, from Turkey. He likes blogging and dealing with WordPress. Right now, he is blogging about netbooks on My Netbook World and squash rackets on Squash Racket Reviews. You can also follow him @malibey.

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Shopperpress Coupon Code For November 2010 Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:02:10 +0000 Mert Erkal

I reviewed ShopperPress on my blog before. (Read: ShopperPress – WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin Review) It is one of the most advanced WordPress Shopping Cart plugin I have ever used. Now it comes with the version 5.0 and more features. I paid around 79$ for the plugin, but you don’t need to pay so much. Why? Because I will do a favor to you and share Shopperpress Coupon Code For November 2010. Here we go:

ShopperPress: Coupon Code: “PREMIUMPRESS

DirectoryPress: Coupon Code: “PREMIUMPRESS

CouponPress: Coupon Code: “PREMIUMPRESS

RealtorPress: Coupon Code: “PREMIUMPRESS

Classifieds Theme: Coupon Code: “PREMIUMPRESS

What you get: 31% discount off the original price!

If you are looking for an easy to use and upgradable WordPress shopping cart plugin, ShopperPress is the best solution.

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Chitika Ads Introducing the CLU: 32% Higher CTR Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:42:09 +0000 Mert Erkal Last week Chitika announced their newest, best-performing ad unit – the Chitika List Unit (CLU).  I am really excited about these ad units. It will give me another way to increase my Chitika earnings from a new unit that has proven to directly increase my CTR. You might also be interested in these ad units, therefore I have prepared a short Q & A for you:

What is the Chitika List Unit (CLU)?

The CLU looks just like your regular Chitika text ad units. It also has the ability to expand & display up to 9 ads in the unit. (wow!)

Here is an example of the CLU on a website:

There is a saying in the make money blogging business; “The More Ads In One Unit, The Higher The CTR”. So you will probably be making more money with a CLU.

Why should you use the CLU?

1. CTR Increase usually means more money for you! According to Chitika initial tests have proven that the more ads within an ad unit, the higher the revenue for you from the unit. I am also testing, will update you about my personal test too.

2. Great User-Experience. The CLU will expand and contract to however many ads are supported for a query within our ad inventory. In other words, if Chitika can not supply 9 ads for a particular query, the ad will automatically adjust its height, ensuring no ugly white-space.

How do you get the CLU?

All you need is to sign up Chitika and then login & get your code.

Where should you place the CLU on your website?

CLU is recommended to go directly below your content, or mixed in/bottom of a list.

You may also read my previous blog posts if you haven’t heard Chitika before. Here you are:

Chitika Premium Upgraded to Chitika Select

Chitika + Adsense Ad Placement Guide

Double Your Blog Income With Chitika Premium

How To Make Money With Blogs – Part 5

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Opportunities to Make Money From Your Blog Mon, 01 Nov 2010 23:44:41 +0000 Mert Erkal

Writing talent and excellent web content will get your foot (and blog) in the door, so to speak, when it comes to establishing a web presence, but it won’t make you money.  Talent must be harnessed to “web savviness” in order for you to quit your day job (if in fact that is your goal) and make decent money from your blog.  This demands a fundamental understanding of diverse web technologies.  To be without this knowledge is like being a general in charge of a battle without knowing what the weapons are.

Online income generation depends on understanding these technologies and knowing how to utilise them to propel the most traffic to your site.  Take for example, a lack of knowledge about search engine optimisation (SEO).  Without an understanding of SEO, the search engine ranking of your site is significantly decimated compared to the ratings of a site where the webmaster is au fait with the concept.  Still, technology cannot stand alone and in order to be truly web savvy you must understand that making money with a blog means knowing how to please the majority of those who orbit around your blog most of the time, namely: visitors, advertisers, search engines, affiliate programs, etc.

One direct method to monetise your blog concerns Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising networks of which Google AdSense is the most popular option.  As with others of its ilk, you sign up and then simply copy and paste code snippets on your website.  Google then places contextual ads (either text or images) relevant to your website, and you will earn a certain amount of money for every click.  The amount of profits gleaned is proportionate to the general traffic levels of the website and on the click through rate (CTR) and the cost per click (CPC).

Additional CPC advertising networks include: Yahoo Publisher Network (YPI), BidVertiser, Chitika and Clicksor. CPM advertising networks (Cost Per Mille) operate in the same manner as PPC networks except that you get paid according to the number of impressions that the ads displayed on your site will generate.  Some CPM networks include: Casale Media, Burst Media, Value Click, Tribal Fusion and Right Media.  There are also text link ads, affiliate programs like Amazon or LinkShare and ads sold to individual advertisers that can generate monthly income to your site.

There are also indirect methods that can generate income for a blog.  Selling an e-book, for example, is one of the oldest moneymaking strategies on the internet.  You can also sell hardcover books on your website which many authors and journalists do.  A news feed is a very important indirect method of earning money online.  RSS (Real Simple Syndication) requires a feed reader such as Google Reader.  Create feeds so that your readers can subscribe to them.  If you add new content often, each time you do so, the feed will promote it and thus draw more traffic to your site.  RSS feeds do not rely on bookmarking and they automatically keep your content fresh and new.

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Google Algorithm Cracked Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:03:32 +0000 Mert Erkal

Apart from blogging, I spend most of my time revealing the secrets of search engines. I have quite a lot of SEO customers who are willing to rank high on their desired keywords especially on Google.  I must admit, this is the most difficult challenge I have ever taken in my business life. Especially nowadays it is much more difficult than before to rank high on Google. Throughout the time I found a way to crack Google’s ranking algorithm, which is ever changing.

We know that Google uses about 200 ranking factors to determine the position of a web page in the SERP (Search Engine Results Page). However, Google does not reveal the list of ranking factors and how exactly they are weighted.

Which factors are important to Google when ranking a web site?

Google revealed some factors that affect the position of a web page in Google’s search results in the past:

  1. the presence of a keyword in the HTML title tag
  2. the presence of a keyword in the HTML body copy
  3. keywords in bold typeface
  4. keywords in header tags
  5. the presence of a keyword in anchor text in links to a page
  6. the PageRank of a page (the actual PageRank, not the toolbar PageRank)
  7. the PageRank of the entire domain
  8. the loading speed of the web site

These eight factors are amongst the 200 factors that Google uses to rank a website. However, it does not make sense to add your search terms to every element on your website. It’s also important that the density or frequency of the search term in the web page elements is correct. If a search term appears in every possible element on a page, it is possible that Google will penalize the page.

How Can You Crack Google’s Ever-Changing Secret Ranking Algorithm?

Actually it is a lot easier then you might think. The web pages that are listed on Google’s first result page for your search terms obviously have all the ranking elements that are needed to get a top 10 position on Google for that search term. If you want to be listed for the same search term, it is better to analyze the top ranked pages. Here are some of the questions to be asked when analyzing those pages:

  • In which page elements do they use the search term?
  • How many links do the top ranked pages have?
  • How many of these links contain the search term?
  • How often should you use the search term in the different web page elements and the links?

Analyzing the top 10 pages will help you to greatly improve the rankings of your own web pages for your search terms. I use IBP’s Top 10 Optimizer to  analyze the top 10 ranked pages and my customers  web pages. IBP’s Top 10 Optimizer analyzes all elements of the top 10 ranked pages and it compares the results to your own web page. It will tell you exactly how to change your own pages so that they will be listed on Google’s first result page. Good luck!

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Aweber Email Marketing with $1 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 07:34:49 +0000 Mert Erkal Aweber Email Autoresponder is one of my favorite tools for making money online with my blog. You can literally boost your website traffic and make more sales with email marketing from Aweber.  Idea is simple, yet brilliant; build an email list, send regular newsletters including your affiliate programs and links, and make sales. With Aweber you almost guarantee to make more sales gradually through the time. You may read my previous review to get more information about Aweber: Aweber Review

I signed up for Aweber Email marketing and it normal charges 19$/month. The good news is now you can sign up as low as $1 and try this extraordinary mailing service for a month. Sign up for Aweber for 1$ for the first month and do try your hand into Email marketing. Email marketing is valuable as it’s your list which can make real money for you through the time.

Do you also use an email autoresponder for email marketing? Are you using Aweber autoresponder for your Email marketing? Please share your experience with Aweber as comment to this blog post. Maybe I can learn some of its features which I haven’t used so far.

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