Brian D. Hawkins

  • 15+ Potential Income Streams For Bloggers

    The most popular question among bloggers has to be, “How do I generate an income stream and profit from my blog?” The truth is, that’s not a simple question because every blogger, every niche, and every goal is different. With that in mind, I’m going to tackle the subject of potential income streams and see if we can’t gain a little perspective and help a few bloggers along the way.

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  • Using Google Alerts Today And Several Alternatives

    In this post, we’ll look at Google Alerts and how to use them today. We’ll also look at several alternatives worth a look. Google Alerts are simply automated messages sent to your Gmail account whenever Google indexes web content or content changes that included your selected keywords or keyword phrases. This is a free tool provided by Google.

    Brian D. Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tipsin Google- 33 readers -
  • Check Out This Free WordPress Table of Contents Plugin

    In this post we’ll take a deep dive into the free WordPress plugin – Table of Contents Plus. I don’t know about you but every now and then I get a little long winded when writing a blog post. Adding a Table of Contents (TOC) to longer posts can make your post easier to read (consume) and the section itself can help “breakup” our content so it’s not as overwhelming.

    Brian D. Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tipsin Content Blogging- 9 readers -
  • 6 Things Your Daddy Never Told You About WordPress Themes

    Questions to ask yourself before buying that next premium theme We all know and understand the value of a great looking blog and most of us understand the basic questions to ask a developer before buying our next premium WordPress theme. This post and SlideShare (Embedded above) looks at six questions we should ask ourselves before hitting that “buy now” button.

    Brian D. Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tipsin SEO Blogging- 10 readers -
  • Have You Seen This Amazon Associate Linking Tool Page?

    In this post I’m going to highlight a single Amazon Associate “Link Building Tools” page that really simplifies generating referral links to any page on using our Associate ID. This page is run by and hosted on Amazon Associates themselves, so not third-party promotions in this post. The Amazon Associate Program (Amazon.

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  • Content Discovery Tools Part 2

    A little supplemental audio for you: Last week I featured Swayy as one of the Content Discovery Tools I use. Today I’d like to share several others tools I use to fill in the gaps. I use these sites and tool to discover great content to share, primarily with Buffer, but they are equally effective for finding g ...

    Brian D. Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tipsin Content- 8 readers -
  • Simple Steps Before Starting A Blog

    Whether you’re one of the thousands of people thinking about starting a blog or you just want to see if you’re on the right path, I think you’ll find value in the following tips on beginning a blog. There are a ton of beginning a blog tips out there but I want to offe ...

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