The Email Tree

home-businessesWhen you own an author website it’s important to have a steady amount of traffic flowing into your website. An author website is a opportunity for clients to find you. However, this can’t be accomplished with a lack of website traffic. SEO (search engine optimization) and marketing tips can help increase website traffic.

Search Engine Optimization Tips

Including keywords and key phrases within your website is important for traffic. You can optimize the page of your website by using the same guidelines for creating SEO web content.

For the best results, include two keywords or key phrases on each page of your website. Make sure the keywords are included in the titles of each page. Use simple keywords because they are likely to be included within the pages URL also. The simpler the URL is, the better the traffic will be.

As Alyssa Ast mentioned in her recent post about SEO optimization, your own personal “author’s website” can immediately increase your exposure to potential clients–and if you want to diversify (and make more money), that’s good for business. If you’re just starting out, however, this may not be financially feasible. In my next post I’ll discuss cheap, affordable options for hosting your author’s website, but today we’ll discuss free hosting options.

Why Choose Free Hosting?

If you’re just starting your trek into freelance writing, you may not have enough money to buy quality hosting for your website–and that’s okay. For right now, or until you make a “comfortable nest egg”, going free can help get your services on the web, increasing your exposure to potential clients. As you make more money, then you can consider more high quality options for your website.

Sales-chart.shutterstock_266132192-930x697If you are planning to start an online business, then you should be good at sales. Darn good that is.

There are mixed feeling for people when it comes to selling in general. Some people feel that the profession of selling and marketing is a very rewarding career. It is to be noted that for different people, rewards mean different things. To you, a reward might be monetary and to some others the rewards might be emotional benefits. For me this is a very exciting profession to be in and rewards me both emotionally and financially.

There are people who find it very hectic also. They find the job of selling and marketing to be very depressing especially when they don’t meet their deadlines or targets. These people find the job to be very frustrating as they can’t enjoy what they are doing. I do not condemn these people. Maybe selling is not their cup of tea.


After all, not everyone can stick with their day job and not everyone can be entrepreneurs.

images (7)Writing Software helps you to save your time and your money. Do you believe it ?
Do you want to be incredible writer? Do you usually use manual technique on writing project? Have you ever considered using easy tool for making the writing task much easier? Talking about effective tools to boost up your creativity and productivity on doing the writing task, it brings us into writing software that would help every writer compose incredible stories and articles.

Nowadays, this tool has become the hottest topic in media online and become the best choice for people who want to be good writer. Why is the writing software necessary and highly recommended? Its presence could shorten time you’ve taken in manual way. By using this smart tool, you save a lot of time. it is one of reasons why this smart tool is highly searched. How does the writing software work?

genie_rgb_0On my misty, early morning walk through the Enchanted Forest of Avondale Estates today, as I inhaled deeply the fragrances of abelia & crepe myrtle, the sunlight slanted down through leaves and fronds in all shades of emerald, lime, evergreen & dusky magnolia.

Magical memories, as a beautiful campfire song from Girl Scouts played in my mind…

In the land of dreaming, not so far away,
Walked a total stranger at the break of day…
New lamps for old, tarnished ones for gold- –
Aladdin is selling new lamps for old…”

Oh, how this lovely melody and its wistful words recall an era when I honestly
believed I could be a wild horse and run unfettered, forever! That pre-adolescent
time when everything is possible, when the world is your oyster, when simply
rubbing a tarnished magic lamp can grant your wildest desires!


It is simply as the name implies a swap of advertisments between you and another marketer in your niche.  It is one of the easiest JV deals that you can do. Ad Swaps are an easy good method to build your list provided you follow the rules laid out below.


Something to offer people such as a free ebook or report, or an audio or video report that will be useful to them.  This is your product. Ideally this will be a product you have created for yourself and not a PLR product. You must also have an autoresponder and there are a number of autoresponder companies out there.  The ones I have heard most about are Aweber, Get Response and GVO’s Eresponder service which is part of their hosting package.  I use GVO as they are my hosting company and offer a $1 trial for new members.  Click the link at the top right of this blog to find out more about GVO.

Today I’m playing devil’s advocate. I’m offering up 3 options for fully automating your backlink building, but before we get started I want you to know a few things:

  1. I’ve tried all of these methods in a “testing” capacity, but don’t currently use them because I don’t approve of their methods.
  2. None of the links in this article are affiliate links because these products don’t have my full support.

That said, today’s post is for “educational” purposes only , should you ever find yourself, you know, lost in the woods and need to build a shelter from backlinks. Survival tactics, people, survival tactics.


So we know why backlinks are important to your blog, right? We’ve covered that territory before, but we’ll refresh by saying that, in a nutshell, search engines see each backlink (each link pointing to your blog) as one “vote” so the more votes you have, the better your search engine rank. Normally you would build these backlinks naturally by contacting other bloggers and spreading your content to people who would be interested and might link to it from their own site.

That strategy is great for someone like me. I’m in a niche that, for better or worse, is crowded. There’s no shortage of community and no shortage of potential links. But what if you’re in a smaller niche? Or in an affiliate saturated niche where everyone is your competition? Where do your links come from then? On the one hand, building backlinks with just the help of automated software sounds great. On the other hand it sounds dangerously close to SPAM. And make no mistake: it is. But if you’re in one of the positions I mentioned and you have no where else to go for backlinks, one of these services might be a good fit for you.

My thoughts exactly. Well, it is coming true. After 4 years of going back and forth on writing and stop writing, I am FINALLY on the road to getting it done.

It hasn’t always been my dream to be a published author. In fact, it was the last thing I ever thought I would being doing. I was very much into fashion and designing. I enjoyed looking a beautiful clothing, and creating my own outfits in my head. I went to school for fashion design. I then pursued a BA in fashion marketing and management. So to be throwing...

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trollsBeing an Entrepreneur is hard work! Pushing forward, digging into uncharted territory and feeling like there is not enough time, or days in the week. I can see why many would seep back into a comfy 9-5 job. Unfortunately, I am not one of those that can happily take on a peaceful stable job. I am a dreamer, I am a mover, and I am an entrepreneur at heart. I love the quote

“I would rather work 24 hours for myself than 1 hour for someone else”. Describes me completely. There is much to do when starting your own business, launching the career of your choice, or daring to push the boundaries of traditional thinking. For me that looks like becoming a successful writer, where I can travel while taking on projects that fits me. It is not an overnight phenomenon, it is learning what HTML writing is, how to market media, what is SEOs, and submitting proposals for different projects. Being an entrepreneur involves learning about subjects I never thought I would have to learn. The thing is, the payoff is huge, gradual, but huge. There is freedom in being able to perform work that you love to do. Waking up in the morning and beginning the day, with a flexible schedule and the right for a coffee break when ever I so chose. Life is pretty nice. If you are at the beginning stages of becoming an entrepreneur, here are some great tips to keep you motivated along the way.

I told you that I’m a quitter:-), I left my high school when I was 17 and then got a GED, so my career choice was obvious but I decided to volunteer and help others. It came to me after being isolated in a dreary job search, trying to figure out what is next in my life. A year ago, I sat in Starbuck cafes, in my apartment, in other friends apartments searching for the next great career move. What I ended up finding was just another job that will look good on my lackadaisical resume.

What I ended up finding was just another job that will look good on my lackadaisical resume.


Here I am again, after moving across the country, on the search for a high paying, paper pushing profession. Except this time with a completely new insight. Why do I have to constantly make decisions that look good on paper, or looks respectable in the eyes of my peers and community. Why am I so insistent in satisfying the standard quo, and making sure everyone’s opinion of me is affirmative. I have strived to do the “right thing” most of my life just to get everyone off my back.