Time is an incredibly valuable resource and we seem to have less and less of it with our busy schedules. Time constraints can increase stress levels, causing us to feel overwhelmed and make poor decisions. Mental fatigue and poor decision-making is especially true for creatives and entrepreneurs who are required to make many draining evaluations throughout the day.
Optimize Your Life with Routines
Optimizing your life doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul on your schedule overnight and doesn’t mean you can’t be flexible. You can optimize your life by simply creating a routine that’s right for you, allowing you to carve time for and implement the things you find important and are passionate about.
We recently wrote about the best ways you could make money off of your blog and mentioned that taking part in affiliate programs were one of the most popular and easiest methods. Affiliate marketing in a nutshell allows you to earn a commission every time a reader clicks one of your links or uses your promo code to purchase a product on another business' site.
This affiliate link you receive upon signing up is unique and is usually tracked by cookies. 'Cookie length' or 'cookie life' in affiliate marketing is basically the duration that your commission will be tracked. So if a cookie has a 30-day life, even if your reader doesn't purchase a product right away, you will still receive a commission if your reader comes back within 30 days to make their purchase.
Experts advise any budding businesses and blogs to start compiling an email database from their first day online to engage and connect your readers or first-time visitors. The internet is a vast place so gently nudging visitors back to your site is one of the most powerful tools to increasing site traffic, user engagement, and converting visitors to customers.
Whether you’re announcing a new product, a sale, or a change in your products or services, newsletters always have the best engagement, reaching your audience personally. Having a nice email subscription form in an optimum spot can increase your subscription rate. And with our free WordPress plugin, Themify Builder, you can display sleek and modern newsletter subscription optin forms for free, anywhere you want, using the Optin Form module. Totally customizable, you can also choose to hide the request for a subscriber’s first and/or last name.
Perhaps you’ve been writing your own blog for a while now. It may have been the easiest way to connect with friends and family during your travels overseas. Or maybe writing a tech or fashion blog was your outlet to sharing the fruits of your labour including hours of painstaking research and trial runs. Better yet, you might even be looking for a solution to your working 9 to 5, and instead, dream of making money from under a palm tree somewhere else in the world.
Whatever your starting point, monetizing your blog and creating revenue from your website can open up a future of possibilities for you and your interests. We’ll give you the short and long of all the options available to you so you can start profiting from your blog.
This foundational tutorial is brought to you by our Support Experts as one of the most commonly asked questions on our Support Forum. Adding custom icon fonts to your WordPress site has become a staple of modern web design. They're incredible easy to use and help you spice up and add a unique element to your design.
The one drawback with some icon fonts is that even if you have only a handful of icons you want to use, you have to load the entire set which can be weighty and slow down the loading of your website. That's where a free custom icon font selection service will come in handy, and we're going to show you how to achieve this in 3 easy steps!
Over the past decade, blog owners on WordPress could only make money on their website by placing ads or by creating a site that specializes in affiliate marketing. Times have changed since then, and now these same blog owners are creating membership-style websites.
Instead of getting paid if someone buys one of the products you’re advertising, or by how many times they click that ad in between lines of your content, you can instead charge visitors money to view premium content. But membership sites are much more than just “paid content”. You can make your site shine with features such as online forums for members, multiple plans that grant access to additional content and information, and much more.