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EPIC Book - LinkyBlog.com Blogging & Online Business Guide

The Pinnacle of eBooks | The Mount Everest of mBooks - Not an eBook: An EPIC Book

The EPIC Book is over 400 pages packed with information, experience, knowledge, tips, advice, lessons learned, and practical instruction. Not 400 pages of big fonts, wide margins, and huge graphics that eat up a lot space so a big page count can be advertised. The EPIC Book has over 135,000 words, dwarfing typical good eBooks that usually average 20,000 – 30,000 words. See a preview here...

Paperback: $39.99  | Purchase
Guide (electronic version): $19.99  | Purchase
Kindle: $19.99  | Purchase

Note: the $39.99 print version has black and white interior pages. The FULL COLOR print version is pricey but its 400 full color pages which is expensive to print one at a time. It is still worth it though. EPIC Book has the content of several books in one compilation. See it here

The EPIC Book is over 400 pages packed with information, experience, knowledge, tips, advice, lessons learned, and practical instruction. Not 400 pages of big fonts, wide margins, and huge graphics that eat up a lot space so a big page count can be advertised. The EPIC Book has over 135,000 words, dwarfing typical good eBooks that usually average 20,000 – 30,000 words. 

Nor it is just a bunch of filler content and stuff you won’t read so I can advertise a high word count. Every page in this book is useful and relevant, the very best of what I have learned and experienced in the last 15+ years of being online. I was blessed to begin online way back before the general public even knew what “the information superhighway” was, before we all truly grasped what the Internet would become. 

What you will find in this book is the experience of a long, long time online and countless rounds of trial and error, testing, learning, starts and stops, and a relentless passion to learn everything I can learn about all things blogging, internet marketing, and online business. 


In this guide you will find: 

Must-Have Resources, Tools, & Software, Over 100 Killer Blogging Tips, 65 Great Headlines to Get You Started, Over 110 Brilliant Blog-Writing Ideas, 80+ Online Business Tips, Digital Photography 101, A Visual Guide to Online Business, Genesis Week - First 7 Days Of Your Online Business, Over 60 Profitable Online Business Ideas, Over 50 Ways To Make Money Online, Writing, Designing, Publishing, Marketing & Automating A World-Class eBook , Mistakes To Avoid – Lessons Learned From My First Dozen eBooks , Checklist: 30 Things You Can Do To Improve, An Interview With An Online Expert, A Library of Useful Articles, And more, more, more!



 
Here are some excerpts:

The best way to give you an idea of what is contained in EPIC Book is to show you the full Table of Contents: 

mBook 7

Priority One 7

Priority Two 8

Feedback 8

MUST-HAVE RESOURCES, TOOLS,  & SOFTWARE 9

Arvixe Hosting 10

OVER 100 KILLER BLOGGING TIPS 16

100-Point Blog Improvement Checklist 18

100 Tips, Tricks, & Advice in Detail 21

Bonus Quick Tips: 71

65 GREAT HEADLINES TO GET YOU STARTED 73

A Great Trick 73

Great Headlines 74

Bonus Headlines 78

OVER 110 BRILLIANT BLOG-WRITING IDEAS 80

Never Get  Blogger-Block Again! 80

But First… 80

Think about your passions. 81

Find something with some mileage. 81

Consider the lifespan of your blog. 82

All Blocked Up? 82

The Ultimate, Inspiring, Creativity-Boosting, Brilliance-Enhancing, Blog Post Brainstorming Writing Reference List 83

Why You Should Spend More Time Reading Blogs 97

80+ ONLINE  BUSINESS TIPS 100

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 101 132

What’s the point of this section? 132

Quick Start 135

Tripods 135

Basic Modes 135

Lighting 135

Good Blur 136

Focus 137

Rule of Thirds 137

Format 137

Basic Post Processing 138

The Basics 140

Remember That You Are Still Under Oath 140

Tripods 141

Flash 141

Lenses 142

Camera Settings 143

Lighting 143

Focus First Then Frame 144

Other 144

Tools, Examples, and Demonstrations 145

Sharpening 145

Saturation 145

Levels or Fill Light 145

Cropping 146

Step Out Of That Photo 147

Visine Takes the Red out 150

Brush Those Teeth Virtually 150

Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions for Taking Great Photographs 150

General Photography Tips 150

Tips for Portrait Photography 156

Tips for Sports and Action Photography 164

Tips for Shooting Landscapes 167

Tips for Shooting Macros 169

After the Shot - Post Processing & Image Editing 170

Photoshop 171

Picasa 171

Windows Live Photo Gallery 171

Time to Print 172

Other Fun Ideas - Photo Books, Online Albums 173

All That Technical Mumbo Jumbo In Plain English 173

White Balance 174

ISO 175

Depth of Field 176

Aperture 177

Shutter Speed 177

Exposure 178

Automated Camera Modes 178

AV Mode 178

TV Mode 179

Program Mode 179

Post-Processing Functions 179

General Guidelines for Common Shot Types 182

The Basics for Shooting Portraits 182

The Basics for Shooting Sports and Action 183

The Basics for Shooting Indoors 184

The Basics for Shooting Landscape 184

My Recommended List of Basic Equipment and Software That Will Take You to the Next Level of Serious Photography 185

A VISUAL GUIDE TO ONLINE BUSINESS 189

Your Online Business 192

WordPress & Blogger 193

Blog & Website Hosting 195

Themes, Skins, & Plug-ins 195

Images & Graphics 196

Blogging, Sales Copy, &  Marketing Collateral 197

Digital Photography Guide 197

Income Streams 198

Product Sales 199

eBooks & Electronic Downloads 199

Direct Advertising 200

Affiliate & Sales Commissions 200

Google AdSense 201

Clients, Blog Readers, Followers,  And Subscribers 202

Google AdWords 203

Social Media 204

Product Tiers 205

Product Architecture 206

AWeber 207

PayPal 208

Landing pages 209

Order Fulfillment 209

GENESIS WEEK -  FIRST 7 DAYS OF YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS 212

Day 1: Organize, Plan, Task List for Launch, Cup of Coffee 212

Day 2: Write a Blog Post, Publish It, Socialize With Others 213

Day 3: Bio, Flagship Content, Schedule 213

Day 4: Promote, Plan A Product 213

Day 5: Start a Series, Publish An Attention-Getting Post, Get Feedback 214

Day 6: Other Pages, Building Audience 214

Day 7: Establish Routine, Publishing Schedule, More to Learn, Have Fun 214

OVER 60 PROFITABLE ONLINE BUSINESS IDEAS 216

OVER 50 WAYS TO MAKE  MONEY ONLINE 217

A  Closer Look At Ten  Of The Most Common 231

CPC Ad Networks 231

Affiliate-Product Sales 233

Direct-Ad Sales 234

Product Sales 235

Donations 236

Downloads 237

Membership Packages 239

Sell Your Services 240

Reviews 241

Consulting and Coaching 243

TEN SECRETS ABOUT ACHIEVABLE GOALS 246

Making Sure Dreams Don't Keep Slipping Away and Ending in Failure Time After Time 246

Secret One: Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve 247

Secret Two: They Aren't Real Goals If They Aren't Real Goals. 248

Secret Three: Ridiculous Control Over Your Schedule Is Necessary. 249

Secret Four: Don't Set Goals You Don't Make Time For. 249

Secret Five: Priorities - Not Interruptions; Important - Not Urgent. 250

Secret Six: Quantify And Measure Daily Progress. 251

Secret Seven: Make Sure You Have The Resources To Achieve Your Goals. 252

Secret Eight: Quit Being Normal. 252

Secret Nine: Accountability And Peer Pressure 253

Secret Ten: Never Quit Starting Over. 254

Summary: 255

WRITING, DESIGNING, PUBLISHING, MARKETING  & AUTOMATING A  WORLD-CLASS EBOOK 257

Write Once, Publish Multiple 258

mBook 258

eBook 259

On-Demand Print 259

Kindle (or Nook) 259

Yes, You Need Your Own Book 260

Credibility 260

Expectation 260

Marketing 261

Incentives 261

Standing Out in a Crowd 261

Should You Publish  Multiple Formats? 262

PDF 262

Print 262

Kindle 263

Creating Content 264

Decide on a Topic 264

Start With an Outline or Mind Map 265

Software 268

Voice or Keyboard 274

Writing the Body Copy 275

A Trick I’ve Learned 277

MISTAKES TO AVOID – LESSONS LEARNED FROM MY FIRST DOZEN EBOOKS 278

Mistake: Ugly Design or Format 278

Mistake: Forgetting to Market  Inside Your Book 279

Mistake: Not Utilizing the Technology 280

Mistake: Not Repurposing the Content in Various Formats 281

Mistake: It's Not about You, It's about the Reader 281

Mistake: Nobody Cares How  Smart You Are 282

Mistake: Not Utilizing Feedback 283

STANDARD ORGANIZATION AND PARTS OF AN MBOOK 284

The Cover 284

Fine Print, Legal Stuff, Disclaimer, Copyright Language 285

About the Author 286

Table of Contents 286

Body Content 287

Index 287

Links 287

Affiliate Links 288

Advertising 288

Design, Format, Layout, Cover 289

Page Size 289

Microsoft Word Styles 291

Hiring a Designer 291

Images and Clipart 293

My Best Trick for Creating a World-Class Design and Layout 294

Get Ready for the World 294

PDF 295

On-Demand Printing 295

Kindle (or Nook) 297

Automating Sales 302

Product Ad or Landing Sales Page 303

PayPal or Merchant Account 304

Order Fulfillment & Delivery 304

Customer Service 305

Your mBook Sales Page 306

The Basic Elements 307

Headlines 307

Mini Headlines 308

Body Copy 308

Guarantee 308

Links and Buttons 308

Lead Them to an Action 309

Things to Avoid on Your Sales Page 309

Final Thought on Landing Pages 310

Split Testing 310

Marketing Your mBook 310

Free Marketing 310

Email Signature 310

Paid Marketing 313

Traditional Marketing 315

Affiliate Sales of Your eBook 316

Finally… 317

CHECKLIST: 30 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE 322

OVER 100 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY & ELIMINATE DEBT 329

Some Wise Words From Honest Abe 330

104 Ways to Save Money, Reduce Your Personal Expenses, & Eliminate Debt 330

Learn to Bargain! 341

Coupons, Specials, and Shopping 342

Buy Used! 342

Garage Sales 343

Get Rid Of Stuff! 343

Lower Your Rates and Balances 344

Avoid Scams, Gimmicks, & Sucker Deals 345

Hard-Core Budgeting 349

AN INTERVIEW WITH AN ONLINE EXPERT 352

Interview with  Brent Riggs:  Can You Really Make Money Blogging? 352

Can someone really make a blog into a business? 353

What about these services and products you can buy guaranteeing that you will soon be “making money online”? 354

How much is the initial investment? 357

How much time will it take to see profits? 359

Where does the money come from? 360

Is this something I can hire someone else to do? 362

What is the downside to online business? 364

How do I get started? 364

LINKY BLOG  USEFUL ARTICLES 367

Five Big Blogging Mistakes You Must Avoid 367

Sloppy Writing 367

Crappy Photos 368

Widget and Gadget Dementia 368

Eye-Gouging Mind-Numbing Style 368

Not Learning 368

Love That Hate Mail 369

IGNORE IT 369

Here are two suggestions: 369

Just Can’t Find the Time 370

Lots of Ways to Find Time 370

Increasing Traffic,  Readers, and Loyalty 371

Show Attention 371

Comment Replies 371

Answering Emails 372

Mentioning Others 372

Linking to others 372

Collaborating on Content 372

Linky Lists 372

Read This When You Feel Like Quitting 373

Most People Quit Blogging or Building Their Online Business Within a Year of Starting 373

So What is a Person to Do? 375

10 Reasons People Want To Give Up on Their Blog 376

What is Perseverance? 377

5 Reasons NOT to Quit or To Get Started Again 377

The Snowball Effect - Encouraging You To  Keep At It 378

The Snowball Effect 379

Gut-Check Time 380

Momentum 380

Your Online Business 381

Going back to the two situations I started with: 381

Earning Their Trust 382

How to Rapidly Increase Your Subscriber List 385

Ways to Create Compelling Content 386

Let Friends Help 386

Write up a “Best-Case” Study 386

Write up a “Worst-Case” Study 386

Review Something 386

Tell Your Story 386

Write About Your Success 386

Write About a Failure 387

Oldies But Goodies 387

Borrow Some Current Trends 387

Do An Interview 387

Collaborate With Other Writers 387

Create a List 387

Final Words 388



 

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