Posts From Jennifer Mattern

Make Money Online With Information Products

Do you want to make money online without having to rely on advertising revenue? Are you tired of promoting other people’s products and do you wish you could sell your own instead? Then why not go ahead and do it? Selling your own information products is one of the best ways to make money online. Let’s take a look at why selling information products can be a better option for

Technology: Making Research Easier or Adding to the Noise?

Research is important for a lot of reasons. I work as a writer, so I conduct research on almost a daily basis for my work. But there are a lot of other types of research people conduct on a regular basis. For example, many people do genealogy research (digging into their family history). Others research health issues they may suffer from. Students research for school projects and papers. And sometimes

How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Website or Blog

You’ve probably heard that social media tools can be great for promoting your website or blog. Maybe you’ve even jumped in and tried a few. Now it’s time to take social media more seriously — to build a social media marketing plan that incorporates some of the right tools for promoting your unique website or blog to your unique audience. In order to come up with the right social media

How to Broaden Your Horizons Online With Diverse Media Sources

You would be hard-pressed to find even one media outlet that didn’t show at least a small amount of bias. As much as journalists are supposed to remain objective, there are always personal feelings and even mandates from the owners of some media outlets that can sway the way news stories are told. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to broaden your horizons a bit to try to

How to Prevent (and Deal With) Content Theft

You’ve probably heard the phrase content is king. And that’s truer than ever on the Web with the fast growth in social media. If you want to succeed online, you can increase your chances by providing high quality content. That’s what people keep coming back for. That’s what people share via their favorite social media outlets (like Twitter). And that’s what people naturally link to, which in turn influences search

Moving Beyond Mainstream Books: How to Find Great Indie Authors

For every great author you see heavily promoted through a publisher, there are countless other wonderful writers who never land a publishing deal. For some that’s entirely by choice — it’s a business decision. Others give up on trying to land an agent or publisher and decide to go solo as a result. If you’re looking for something new to read in your favorite genre, indie authors might have just

Free Blog Hosts vs Self-Hosted Blogs

Do you run one or more blogs? Are you planning on launching one? You’ve probably come across some different hosting options to consider including free blog hosts (such as with WordPress.com) and self-hosted blogs (what you get at WordPress.org for example). Which should you use? First let’s take a quick look at what each of these options are to help clarify them for new or soon-to-be bloggers. Then we’ll look

Make Money Online Blogging

Do you wish you could make money online? Do you like to write? If both of those things sound like you, you might be a good candidate for making money online through blogging. So from one professional blogger to aspiring professional bloggers, I’d like to give you a little bit of background about how bloggers actually make their money. Let’s start by looking at two common misconceptions about making money

10 of the Biggest Technology Startups of the Last Decade

We’ve seen a lot of advances in the last ten years, most notably how the Web has influenced communication. Some of the things we use today and couldn’t imagine living without didn’t even exist just a few years back. So let’s take a look at ten of the biggest technology startups of the last decade. Most companies on this list are related to the huge growth in social media. Are

Breaking News: Providing Real Value or Just More Stress?

In today’s world, members of the media play a big role in determining what news we get and how we get our news. But with the existence of a 24-hour news cycle between television news stations and online news, those media outlets seem to go to extremes to keep our attention. We have “breaking news” left and right with stories hyped up for maximum impact. Do you ever feel like