Ok - I think I'm almost there. I think I almost have this blogging thing making me money. This is what I've learned so far:
1. How to start a blog
2. How to publish a blog
3. How to import my blogspot posting to my wordpress account
4. How to install wordpress on BrunoLoGreco.com (coming soon)
5. How to sign-up for affiliate programs that pay
6. 150 top blogging sites for you to learn more about blogging
7. How to write and make money blogging
8. How to travel and make money blogging
9. How ping the blog directories to let them know you started blogging
If you are looking to have your own domain name, Dreamhost is a great hosting company - Dreamhost hosts BrunoLoGreco.com and iijournal.
If you decide you want to start blogging open an account with Dreamhostand enter my promo code "new blogger"and get 1 FREE lifetime domain registration to any plan you purchase.
You will want to use Dreamhost because of the easy "click and install" wordpress software that is available through Dreamhost that installs it directly onto your domain.
Word of caution - when you are choosing your domain name choose wisely.
Example - if you are going to blog about travel, make sure travel is in the name of the domain. www.bigtravelocity.com
or if you are blogging about trees - www.treeloversrus.com The best one I've ever seen have 3 words and the last word ends in 3 letters.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Ok - I think I'm almost there. I think I almost have this blogging thing making me money. This is what I've learned so far:
Over the next few weeks I will be searching for ways teenagers can make money this upcoming summer. I will be posting things to do and ways to make money all summer long.
If you have a teenager and would like them to make a little extra cash without draining your pockets this summer, have them visit this blog regularly.
Have an awesome day!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
A Family Life Coach might be the answer to your family's prayer. Is your family up in arms over your troubled teen? Have you considered enlisting a psychologist as your last resort to get help for your troubled teen? There is another option... Family life coaching and teen coaching for troubled teens.
Teenagers experience a tremendous amount of anxiety and confusion. The first years of their teenage lives are taxed by peer, social, and family pressures, combined with personal beliefs, overwhelming them as they prepare to enter the world as young adults. Troubled teens can put incredible amounts of strain on families that have little to no experience in reading teenagers and their emotions.
Teenagers experience emotions that are unknown to the conscious mind. They will experience a number of emotions over the course of their teenage lives including abandonment and heartbreak. The behaviors which are expressed by the troubled teen could leave the teen dealing with negative consequences. A teen coach can provide the support teens need throughout these confusing years.
Have you moved your children from one school to another, city-to-city, or maybe country-to-country? The lack of stability in a child's life can have significant impact later in life. Just as adults want a place to call home, teens are looking for a place they can call home too. One too many moves and your teen could be confused, with no place to call home, no friends, and left out in the dark all alone. A teen coach can assess the needs of your troubled teen and implement tools that will guide them to a place they can start calling home.
Is your teen testing the limits of your family and society? Is your teen behaving in ways that could result in negative consequences? Your teen is extremely intelligent and is testing your limits. Each time your troubled teen succeeds in manipulating you, it gives them a little more power. Little by little they take control until one day you find yourself powerless. A teen coach can guide your troubled teen to use their intelligence in a creative, positive way.
Don't worry, you are not alone. Many families are experiencing the same problem with their troubled teens. More than ever families are turning to teen coaching and family life coaching as a means to help their troubled teens find a way to open the line of communication. A teen coach could make the difference between a negative consequence and positive outcome for your troubled teen.
Teen coaches become a part of your teenager's life and become their mentor. Your teen coach will give your teenager the attention they need, and a forum for them to express their emotions. That is what every teen desires--to be heard and to be understood by someone they can trust.
Have you considered teen coaching or family life coaching? Working with a professional coach can help your family and your troubled teen succeed. Teen Coaching will open the line of communication at home and in your teen's personal life.
Want to learn more about the benefits of Teen Coaching and Family Life Coaching? Bruno LoGreco is a Toronto life coach and mentor. Visit http://www.BrunoLoGreco.com and find out how open the line of communication with your teen today
Saturday, March 15, 2008
We are on day three of the iijournal launch. We have seen a nice steady flow of new traffic joining each day.
Yesterday I received an email from one of the users asking to be deleted from the iijournal database. The person went on to say that iijournal was a hoax website. I replied to the user and advised the user their account would be deleted within 48 hours, a second email was sent by the same user, this time accusing PSI of steeling her idea.
When you are creating a new ideas or even exploring a new opportunity, considering writing down your idea on paper first and dating it. Ask your friend or anyone close to you to sign as a witness. If you plan on discussing your idea with a third-party, consider creating a non-disclosure agreement. Regardless of who you are dealing with, you have to remember that business is business and all business regardless of you who you are dealing with requires an agreement. This means family too.
All too often we are blinded by emotions--eliminate the emotions before making any business decisions. No one can ever fault you for being a savvy business person--After all business is business and you don't see fortune 500 companies operating under a hand shake--Do you? So why are you?
A Dreamers Mind
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Crawl before you walk...
There was a time in your life when the only thing you could do was crawl on the floor. I bet you were a curious little baby-- extremely excited, always laughing and of course a lot of crying. You were persistent and determined baby too. The idea of being as tall as the people around you excited you, as you wondered how they were so tall, yet you were so small.
You were determined to get to the same height as everyone around you. Then one day as you were crawling on the floor you decided today was going to be the day as you attempted to get up onto your own two feet--you wobbled and fell backward onto your butt. You probably looked around the room dazed with the threat of tears, as you sought support from mom. Mom and dad cheered you on as you rolled onto your stomach with a smile on your face, then onto your hands and knees crawling a few inches just before you attempted to get back up onto your feet again. You succeeded, didn't you?
Successful people don't give up when the tough gets going. When the tough gets going, the fire gets hotter in successful people--to them it's about the end goal, everything in between are learning lessons.
Just as you were successful at getting onto your own two feet, you can be successful at anything you want in life.
Crawl before you walk..
Sunday, March 2, 2008
A lot of website on the Internet today are just there--lost in cyberspace. These websites don't even rank on any of the major search engines and their creators don't even know it. A lot of website creators think just because they launch a website the web surfers will show up and start buying the products or services.
Congratulations on successfully launching your website!
Dictionaries are flat, therefore you may want to consider building a flat website, unless you already have high traffic flowing to your site.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Another lesson learned this morning about SEO and Blogging. Blogging is a bit more complicated than I first thought. Optimizing your website is easier than learning how to blog. The good news for you is I am not going to try and explain it, I found a website that explains it all in plain English, easy to understand website. Read Introduction to bloggers
The other thing I learned this morning is that I have to keep my blog relevant too. Which means I either have to talk about life or I have to talk about SEO. What I can do is embed the SEO tips into the life posting. Unfortunately for you this means you will have to read through my thoughts to get to the SEO tips. I promise I will try and keep the SEO tips as close to the bottom as I can.
After you understand the terminology of blogging and what you need to do to get your blog noticed, start earning money. Pay Per Post is just one of the sites that pay you for blogging.
Have a great day!!
P.S. iijournal is on track to launch on March 11th. Spread the word.
Ten Powerful Self-Coaching Tips
Are you living the life of creativity and happiness that you've always dreamed of, or are you allowing your fears or other outside factors to influence you?
Following the path that your heart's desires requires courage and might require a shift in attitude. There are several methods you can use to act as your own life coach and start working toward the life you dream of.
Ideas for self-improvement
You don't need to change every aspect of your life at once in order to improve your attitude and outlook on life. Self-improvement can feel daunting if you try to change everything at once.
A good way to embark on your journey of self-coaching is to make one change and see what kind of impact it has upon your life. The following tips are designed to help you improve your life and become your own life coach. Try out one of the following tips at a time to positively impact your attitude and daily life.
1. Find some ‘you' time. Everyone needs time alone to meditate and recharge. You may think you don't have extra time in your day. Start with 10-20 minutes to use for meditation or silent reflection.
2. Ask yourself what you truly want in life. Are you living your life according to your true dreams and desires? You may be unaware of your desires that lie hidden beneath your surface needs and wants, so take the time to find out.
3. Write everything down. Even if your thought seems silly, write it down! You may be surprised by the inspiration and ideas you can come up with.
4. Journal daily, but with a twist. Instead of just writing about today, try writing about yesterday.
5. Keep track of the "happy moments." Each day has potential for many small moments that bring joy and happiness. If you don't make a special note of them, you may not even recognize the small joys in your day.
6. Choose one task each night to complete the next day. This way, you have focus, and you accomplish at least one task. Tasking and taxing yourself with effort is important in reaching goals.
7. Smile when you wake up. Smiling is contagious. By smiling you improve your mood and can potentially improve someone else's day as well.
8. Give thanks each night. Gratitude will improve your outlook on life and help you see all the good and wonderful moments of your day.
9. Try something new. A new experience fuels creativity and your enjoyment of the day.
10. Create at least one memorable moment each day. Make each day unforgettable, even if in a small way!
Taking the next step with a life coach
Self-coaching tips are great ideas for helping you improve your life. However, you can take your life to the next level with a life coach and mentor. A professional life coach can help you set goals and help you move forward with your dreams. If you're looking for the right path toward happiness, a life coach can help you discover the path your heart truly desires.
Want to learn more about self-improvement? Bruno LoGreco is a Life Coach Toronto and mentor. Visit BrunoLoGreco.com and find out how to unleash your potential for success and happiness.
The Success Indicators on Your Life Path
A good way to think of this problem is to envision a large square box. This is not just any box though. Rather, in this case, your box has been divided into three separate, but equally shaped rectangular boxes, all stacked on top of one another. Each of these rectangular boxes is a highly important expression of your life goals -- individual levels of success. Within each of these levels of success is an indicator that tells you how close you are to becoming successful in this area of your life.
Every area of your life that you identify as a potential path for success can be further divided, containing the many different events and obstacles you will encounter as you strive to reach your goals. Think of each sector of your life as being divided even further, with three new sections within one of the three stacked boxes (sectors). Within each stacked box are three separate sections, divided by dotted lines that make up the life path you will follow. These dotted lines are not the same as the solid lines dividing the sectors -- they are a path that you have envisioned since childhood -- a series of goals and pathways to success that you want to follow.
As young people, these life paths may not be fully formed. Or they might be crystal clear in our minds--long, straight life paths from the early days of college and adult living to the ultimate goal of success that you have always strived for. You can see exactly what you need to do to reach each success indicator and achieve what you have set out to accomplish. And you probably did just this. After all, your goals as a youth were to be successful in the same way that you saw thousands of others live their lives. You wanted to reach your success indicators and experience the measure of success by which you would measure you life for decades to come.
However, nothing is ever as simple as we envision it during youth. There are countless factors that interfere with your ability to clearly see those success indicators and life paths to success. These factors, or "Environmental Noise," can be detrimental to even the most focused of individuals. Think of what would happen if you dumped the contents of downtown New York into your box and tried to maintain your focus on those goals. Would you even be able to see your life path anymore?
Everyone must travel their life path with environmental noise inundating them from all sides. It begins to become cloudy. The dotted lines, our life paths, begin to look like the straight lines and the success indicators start to be confused with any number of different distractions.
And then something will happen and you will realize that you are in fact nowhere near the original success indicators you set for yourself. Everything has changed and yet you are stuck in a way. You are deep within the center of the middle rectangular box and you have no idea which way to go or how to get back on track. The noise only grows louder and you grow dizzy trying to regain your focus.
It is in this instant that you must clear the noise and return to the basic, almost instinctive mode of thought you experienced as a child. What did you want from life? Where did you want to go? What do you need to get to that point? What was my life path? All of these questions must be asked without the distractions of the world around you muddying up your thought process. When you can revert to a very simple perspective of the world and only spend time thinking of what you want from life, you can be that much more successful.
You can succeed in life despite the environmental noise, cruising down your life paths and moving through your rectangles with ease, but oftentimes you need a helping hand to clear away the noise and look at life with fresh eyes. There is nothing wrong with asking for help to weed out these distractions and remove the clutter from your life sectors with a professional life coach.
Is your life path inundated with environmental noise? Learn how you can lift the noise and begin reestablishing your success indicators today. Visit www.brunologreco.com a Life Coach Toronto today.
Top 10 Benefits to Journaling
There are countless reasons to maintaining a journal. The top ten benefits of journaling may differ from person to person. However, there seems to be general themes that are attractive in the collective unconscious. Many people are looking to daily entries of their personal experiences to reap some of the following rewards.
Maintaining a journal is a natural way to exercise the brain. People who make regular entries are taking time to develop writing and communication skills that are very valuable in everyday interactions. This mental exercise also helps to allow your thoughts to flow freely.
Creativity is a second benefit to consider. This is an important aspect of journaling. The right hemisphere of the brain is associated with visual, imaginative and intuitive facets of thought. When you take time to write, you free the right hemisphere. The ideal entry will be one that puts the inner editor on hold. Thoughts and ideas should flow freely and naturally.
The uninhibited nature of this form of writing serves a third benefit of developing self awareness. People often create different faces to meet various circumstances. We tend to recreate in distinct situations including the work environment, the community and even when at home.
The process of keeping a journal helps you recognize the various aspects of your unique personality. The growing self awareness is a powerful force that can lead to even greater benefits in the future. Gaining insight into the self is among the most important aspects to maintaining a journal.
The fourth benefit is the ability to set priorities. Once you get a grasp on the thoughts and emotions that are filtered through your personal experience, you begin to gain control of them. The process eventually leads to a greater understanding of what is and what is not important.
The ability to re-see the past is another great benefit of keeping a journal. The pages can be revisited with a fresh perspective. It can be very surprising how much your understanding of an event changes over a relatively short period of time. Some writers find great moments of epiphany when rethinking and rereading entries.
Journaling is a fantastic problem-solving resource. The approach of using entries to come up with various solutions to troubles is a little different than approaches for self awareness and growth. Many people choose temporary brainstorming techniques that serve to give viable solutions to problems.
The seventh benefit of journaling is variety. You can choose what kind of entries you want to make. Common choices include brainstorming sessions, automatic writing and reflective notes. Personal journal entries can be made upon inspiration, when you first wake or right before you fall asleep. Some choose to do a combination of these.
Purging is the eighth benefit to this practice. Many people find it helpful to place negative thoughts and feelings down on paper. Once the negative energy is placed on the page, they are free to let it go. This practice also works well when dealing with anger towards another individual. Purge the negativity and work towards a constructive approach.
The ability to communicate with others is another benefit of keeping a journal. Those who work with life coaches can find a wealth of resources for sessions. Journaling can help you tap into your fears and dreams, helping your coach gain insight through entries that you choose to share.
The tenth benefit is improvement in your overall health. Journaling reduces stress. It provides time for you to meditate. The process helps to make the positive forces in your life surface and it helps to bring the harmful elements into light. The result of personal journaling is a new perspective on how you can take control of many aspects of your life.