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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2016 :  1:14:57 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Does anyone earn ANYthing on their blog? I really want to take this step. Currently, I blog on a free wordpress site. I know a host is going to be necessary if I want to earn anything...I will likely go with Bluehost. Beyond that I am CLUELESS! Anyone help me??

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
https://derbauernhofsite.wordpress.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandeeRose Farmgirl Accessories and more!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."

DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2016 :  2:32:31 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hello friends! I am seriously considering starting a blog that will earn a bit of income (even though I know basically nothing about it...lol!). I think it would be awesome to add a couple of hundred dollars to our monthly income! Anyone earn money with their blog? I'd love some tips/ starting points! Also, because it will encompass so much more than just our farm (as my current blog, which should really be more geared toward only the farm) I have been considering a new name. What do you think of Pioneer Wild? Maybe Wild Pioneer? I am sure I have more ideas, but I am stuck on this one! I think I like Pioneer Wild better, even though the other way might make more sense? https://derbauernhofsite.wordpress.com

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
https://derbauernhofsite.wordpress.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandeeRose Farmgirl Accessories and more!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2273 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2273 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2016 :  08:56:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alicia, I have been blogging for quite a few years on blogger. I was making about $50 per month on ad clicks, but for some reason they blocked me from using it. (No, I didn't click my own ads) I have really been thinking of buying my own website, but am afraid to put out the money without the knowledge. My suggestion would be to attend a blogging convention. They have them in most major cities. I am going to attend one in February in Salt Lake City. Here is one in Mason City, IA in June. http://bloggingconcentrated.com/mason-city-2016 It can't hurt to rub shoulders with those folks who are successful at doing what we want to do, right?

Sherone

Farmgirl Sister #93
My Blog

www.annapearlsattic.blogspot.com

My Etsy

www.etsy.com/shop/annapearlsattic

My Avon

www.youravon.com/sheronetaylor

Women are angels. When someone breaks our wings, we just jump on our broomsticks and fly! We are flexible that way!
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2016 :  12:30:16 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Smart idea Sherone!

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
https://derbauernhofsite.wordpress.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandeeRose Farmgirl Accessories and more!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
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blessmeplz
Farmgirl at Heart

6 Posts

MELINDA
Morocco Indiana
USA
6 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2017 :  5:06:41 PM  Show Profile  Send blessmeplz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Alicia did you ever make money from your blog? I'm just jumping into blogging for $$$

Blessings!
Melinda
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2017 :  6:52:08 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
No, I never monetized it. I did, however, start a youtube Vlog. It is monetized, but in the past 3 weeks I have made maybe 50 cents...lol!

Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6rAaWB8U8t13yBZCd-nwLA

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232 FGOTM May 2016
<3 OUR FARM <3
https://www.facebook.com/WinklerDerBauernhof/
https://derbauernhofsite.wordpress.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandeeRose Farmgirl Accessories and more!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

732 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
732 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2017 :  10:05:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherone, you can buy a domain and use it for your blog. If you use blogger, Google does allow you to buy your own domain. A domain can costs as low as $10.00 a year. What cost money is using a provider/host, which usually have templates and software you can use to create your website. I have purchased my domain for my blog and use blogger as the provider/host.

You can also purchase a domain from Go Daddy but linking it to your blog is somewhat complicated. I found that buying blog domain from Google, just makes it easier.

As for my business website, I use a different provider/host that allows me to have an online store. Although they have templates that I can use, I use software to create the website. I do know of a free web design software out there, check out the following:

http://www.coffeecup.com/web-form-builder-lite/

You can also check out this article for other possibilities- http://where2.host/the-2017-top-website-builders/a/fb36efa463c34f6636fe25ba4340f390?gclid=CPTb1bqjpNICFRZLDQodvrsGIA

A professional website software is Dreamweaver by Adobe! Anything by Adobe is amazingly professional!

Of course, the path of least resistance is to use the templates provided with the provider you use, such as Blogger or wordpress etc...

Hope this helps! If you need assistance on how to purchase a domain from the Blogger setting, let me know. I will be happy to assist you.

Cheers!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com
http://www.fibrejunction.com

Edited by - ceridwen on Feb 22 2017 10:06:54 AM
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

850 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
850 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2017 :  10:35:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a family blog that I have kept up for years, first using MS Front Page which I quickly learned was too limited (no longer available), then I moved on to Dreamweaver which I love, but I kept forgetting how to do certain things, I switched over for a short time to Google Blogspot, and my daughter was using wordpress kept trying to get me to switch, which I finally did a few years ago mainly ease of use and free to download the basic program and templates. Although I love Wordpress I have a lot to learn and finally bought the how too book that I hope to read over the next few months.

As for Adobe products I agree with Carole...they have some amazing products, especially Photoshop which I use all the time.

Just so you know, when you go with a web hosting company they usually offer to obtain a site name and renew it each year. In my opinion this is a must to help keep spam at bay and hide your address from the public. I have been with https://www.1and1.com/ for years and haven't had any problems. They offer many options that include several email addresses and easy webpage designs.

I would love to hear more about setting up an online business, as that is the direction I am hoping to go over the next year or two. If anyone has a site, how do you keep the site from being compromised along with personal and payment information stolen?

Jana
#7110
http://www.emhardt.com

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1221 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1221 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2017 :  09:15:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the great information. I too want to open a online business and am wondering how to keep it all safe. An information would be great.
Ruthie Ann



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