Wednesday, 28 March 2012


If you are a website or self-hosted blog owner (or owner to be), it is utmost critical to find a suitable hosting provider as it could make or break your site/blog. As you might already know, besides the cost, following are some essential pointers that you need to take into consideration when selecting your hosting provider:
1. Reliability (ensure minimal 99.99% up time)
2. Scalability (ensure scalability can be done in seamless manner as you won't know when your site/blog will hit the "jackpot")
3. Platform independent (i..e able to host a wide variety of operating systems like Windows Server 2008, Linus Mint etc...)
4. Fast and efficient customer service/technical support.

DotBlock, a reputable VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting Service Provider from New York not only providing all the above features, it has an added service that not many other hosting providers are providing which is allowing you to manage your hosting account on the go. Yes, it comes with an iPhone App!

So, if you are planning to get a hosting service or are renewing your hosting services, do check out DotBlock and make some comparison before making your decision as I am sure it worth your time.


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

22 Ways To Create Compelling Content [NFOGRAPHIC]

Are you a blogger, author or webmaster whom need to write regular quality content for your websites/blogs or publications? If yes, I am sure you have been through the common nightmarish experience of writer block of which you are tearing your hair as the muse has abandoned you for no apparent reason. In short, you simply ran out of idea on what to write.

Fret not, here come the help! CopyBlogger has generated a colourful and practical infographic on ways to write compelling content (22 ways to be exact). I personally find that most of the ideas in this infographic are very easy to apply and they can unblock your mind immediately. Thus, I am keeping this practical infographic as reference too, just in case. ;-)

If you are interested to read the detailed article of the above, check out 21 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue from CopyBlogger.


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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Pinterest - The Monster List Of Resources

By now, I am sure most of you have heard of the hottest new kid on the Social Media block, Pinterest. If not, I believed you might not have done enough surfing/browsing on the internet for the past few months or so.  Fret not, I am going to share with you a monster list of resources on Pinterest, 

I am confident to claim that you can find all pertinent information about Pinterest here. All the information shared here are curated from reputable sources and I am pretty sure that you can pick-up some informative and usable details on Pinterest here.

1. Pinterest In Infographics (click on the images to view the enlarged version):

a. The Power Of Pinterest:
b. Why Is Pinterest So Addictive?
c. Pinterest's users breakdown:
d. Is Pinterest The Next Social Commerce Gamne Changer?
e. Pinterest Deconstructed:

2. Pinterest in eBooks (click on the image to download the FREE ebooks):

a. How To Use Pinterest For Business?
Pnterest for business 

b. All ABout Pinterest Train:
All about pinterest train

3.  Pinterest In THE Social Media Site - Mashable:

a. 5 Interesting Pinterest Marketing Campaign

b. 10 Of The Weirdest Pins On Pinterest

c. 3 Things To Know About Your New Pinterest Profile

d. What People Are Pinning On Pinterest?

e. Pinterest Drives More Traffic To Blog Than Twitter

By the way, I am on Pinterest too, for connection, click here for my profile. Also, I have an earlier post on Why Is Pinterest So Hot? Do check it out too for a complete picture.


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Best Affiliate Network In Financial Niche

To all internet marketers or advertisers who are involved in the affiliate marketing (especially if you are dealing with the financial niche), this blog post is meant for YOU. Actually, financial niches like Payday Loan, Credit Management, Insurance Needs etc continue to be very lucrative, as far as affiliate marketing is concern. Thus, if you are a newbie and are looking for a niche markets, financial niche could be your answer!

Today, I am going to share with you the market's best affiliate network in financial niche, Blue Global Media. Founded in 2005 and based in Scottsdale, Arizona. With it's 7 plus years of experience in running the performance marketing campaigns specialising in financial niche like Payday Loan Affiliate Program, Cash Advance Affiliate Program etc..., Blue Global Media was named to the Inc. 500 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2011.

Thus, regardless whether you are a publisher, an advertiser or both, give this reputable affiliate network a try, I am sure you will grow and glow with the network.


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Effective Way To Create Sense Of Belonging

Sense of belonging is very important if you want your team to work as a team to achieve the business goals. That’s the reason why many companies organized regular events like team building, inter-section sport tournament and Annual Dinner and Dance event etc… to create a sense of belonging towards the company.

Usually, the company will also throw in free t-shirts (imprinted with the relevant theme) to their attending staff so as to create a greater impact and enjoyment. If you ask me, I thought it makes perfect sense as most of us will feel attached to physical materials and can relate to it better! Not only that, it’s a great way to create brand awareness too i.e. an inexpensive way to promote/advertise for your company.

Recently, I’ve chanced upon a website called Specialty T-Shirts which provide high quality screen printing and embroidered t-shirts services. It is a company with over 20 years of printing experience and constantly delivering top-notch quality services and goods. So, if you are looking for customized or ready-made screen printed t-shirts or embroidered t-shirts, I am recommending you to pay Specialty T-Shirts a visit.


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Content is KING, So How To Earn From The King?

Content is KING! Yup, we all knew that! In order to generate valuable content for our audience, we need to keep abreast of what’s happening in the industry (or at least what’s happening within your niches/trades). Many a time, besides sharing our opinion/stands in our blog/website, we need facts and figures to support our point of view. That’s where industry related resources came in handy.

The big question then is where to find such trade related resources? The answer is simple, you can practically find any kind of information over the internet (some are freely available and some are for paid premium users only). Another great source of information is through the trade publications like trade magazines, whitepapers, ebooks, guides etc… Sometime back, I chanced upon a fantastic network called RevResponse whereby it allows you to subscribe/download their vast collection of trade publications/ebooks/guides etc…freely.  

That’s not all, the best part of this network is that it allows you to earn money by sharing their FREE publications/resources to your friends, families or readers. They are having one of the most generaous commission rates in the market, which is ranging from $1.50 to $20 per lead [free download/subscription]. To me, it’s a Win-Win situation i.e. your readers get the free content/resources of their interest and you earn some lucrative commission along the way. How about that?

The other plus points about this network are:
1. You can get into the network quite easily
2. Commission payment is paid through Paypal
3. There are constantly new publications being introduced on weekly basis
4. You can create your very own co-brand website (click here for example) within minute and promote the free publications from this free co-brand website. 

Following are some examples of the trade publications that you can get/share from RevResponse:

If you are interested to see more details of their affiliate program, check out the following interactive banner (click on “Next” to find out more details):


Saturday, 10 March 2012

Best Google Adsense Equivalent For In-Image Ads

I am sure most of you have heard of Google's Adsense (THE most favourite PPC [Pay Per Click] ads network in the market), however, in view of the tight guidelines, not everyone can get into the network or might have been suspended (for unknown reason). Thus, it is always good to know some viable alternatives around.

If you have a site or blog with photos or images (who doesn't?) and are looking for such alternatives, you are in the right place. Luminate (previously known as Pixazza Inc) is the worldwide leader in making your photos/images interactive. I've chanced upon this fantastic network only a week ago and have since accepted by the network and incorporated the codes in my blog. If you are keen to see the real thing, check out my other blog at Great Little Moments. Meanwhile, I am still testing out the appropriate ads placement ratio and monitoring it's revenue potential.

Following are some key salient points that I like about Luminate:

1. The focus of Luminate is not on advertising but rather the interactivity of the images/photos. Thus, on top of the in-image overlay ads placement (minimum image size must be 200x200), you can also incorporate other cool features like youtube trailer, wikipedia etc... within your image. I especially like their in-image social sharing button whereby reader can easily share your image to their facebook or twitter's wall in one click. Cool right?

2. The Image Overlay ads placement (if incorporated) comprises of CPC (Cost per Click) and CPM (Cost Per Mille) models. Thus, you have the best of both world.

3. The acceptance to the network is instant (as long as your site/blog falls within their guidelines) and you can incorporate the codes into your site/blog immediately.

4. The minimum thrash hold for payment is one of the lowest at USD10 (payment can be made by Paypal).

As I mentioned earlier, I am still monitoring the outcome of it's revenue potential and thus not able to make any comparison to other networks in terms of the rates. However, it is definitely one of the network worth exploring if your site/blog has plenty of photos/images.

Example of how your image will looks like when it is "luminated":

If you have any past experience with Luminate (or Pixazza), do share your experience here.


Sunday, 4 March 2012

SPECIAL : Simple Tip To Select The Web Hosting Service

To all the webmaster out there, I am sure you will agree with me that finding a reliable and suitable web hosting service is one of the most important factor to consider when you are looking into creating an online presence, either a blog, a personal or commercial website. Thus, it is utmost important to do some homework or fact finding before getting your web hosting service (and this is the tip that I am talking about, do your homework and COMPARE).

That's where web hosting rating comes into picture. It is the world's largest independent web hosts directory featuring in-depth information on all major web hosting providers accompanied by real customers reviews and ratings. Besides the rating, there are tons of informative web hosting guide which is especially useful for the beginners.

So, do check it out as I am sure it will save you some sleepless nights in the future.


Friday, 2 March 2012

SPECIAL: Useful Guide For Tumblr

Amidst the invasion of social media like Facebook and Twitter in the recent years, Blogs continue to show it's strong momentum with no sign of slowing down. Thus, there are more and more free blog hosting platforms being launched over the last few years. One of the most prominent newer player in the market is tumblr

Tumblr is feature rich with the offering of professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network. With it's sleek and simple user interface, it is very popular among the newer bloggers. 

If you are an existing tumblr user or are planning to use this free hosting platform, it is important to learn some tumblr tips or simple tumblr codes to improve the user experience of your blog. I can confidently assured you that a good user experience will make a great difference to your blog!

If you are looking for some tumblr tips, go no further, I am sharing with you herewith a tumblr blog created for all thing tumblring. I find that it's recent blogpost of how to insert "back to top tumblr button" is very useful and easy to implement (i.e. just cut and paste the codes). There are many other related tips and guides written in an easy to digest posts, do check it out and I m sure you will be gaining some great tumblr tips out of this blog.


What's Inside A New Blogger's Mind? [INFOGRAPHIC]

To all my fellow bloggers, either you are a newbie or a professional blogger, I am sure you are going through (or have been through) some dilemmas when you kick-start your blogging venture. Blogging is a great and fun way to express yourself in the virtual world. That's what most hobby bloggers are doing. Of course, if you do it rightly, blogging can be another substantial passive income stream as well. That's what most professional bloggers are doing (or trying to achieve).

If you are in the Blogophere long enough, I am sure you know some of the pioneer professional bloggers made millions just by blogging alone, for example John Chow Dot Com and Quick Sprout (Neil Patel). Of course, they are not making it big overnight and I am sure they have been through lots of hard work and learning (relearning). You can't possibly get rich overnight by blogging but it is a potential avenue to earn sizeable income in a long run (with hard work and learning, of course).  

Infolinks, the authoritative in-text advertising provider, has just released a colourful and meaningful Infographic entitled "The Brain Of A Blogger". I attest to it as it is pretty much what has went through my mind when I starting out my own blogging venture.

I am resharing the infographic here (click on the image to enlarge). Enjoy the good stuff..

The Brain Of A Blogger
Do you agree with thea bove findings i.e. is that what's went through your mind too?