OK, it’s Day 6 of the Making Money From Blogging Duel. I’m writing this at the crack of dawn on Friday, after the Big Snow, because I woke up at 5am worrying about the fact I fell behind yesterday. Steve Watson is up to date with his tasks but hasn’t updated his blog yet, so I’m ahead on that one.
I was working on one of my other projects and also listing one of my other online business for sale on Flippa.com. I’ve never done that before but I can see that, as I bring all my other blogs up to scratch, I’m probably going to sell all of them bar the local business marketing ones. I have set the reserve price quite high as this is a totally turnkey business online I’m selling, with traffic, backlinks, product, 3 months support from me after the transfer and an existing recurring income with lots of potential for more.
What does Michael Dunlop’s 30 Day “Create A Blog” Plan say about Day 6?
“These are two pages most people forget about but when I checked my stats, these two pages get some of the most traffic. People want to hear your story and what your blog is about, make sure to provide them with the information they are looking for. Secondly with your contact page you want to remember to include a contact form, a possible email, postal address and any social sites you are on. I have an office address as I didn’t want to put my home address up on the site. This proved to be a smart move because I often get sent free things companies and letters from readers.
I have two About Me pages and you can check them out here: http://www.incomediary.com/about and http://www.incomediary.com/make-money-online-my-personal-story-how-i-created-incomediary-com
To add a page to your blog, go to Pages >> Add New. Once there it is really simple, just add the title of the page, for example “Contact Us” and then put the page details. For those of you who downloaded the contact page plugin I suggested, you can add a form by putting in the code: <!–contact form–>”.
I have templates for both of those and have added them now, along with a short “about” page.
Not sure what to do about the Contact form. There is a recommended plugin called Contact 7 which is supposed to be great, but last time I looked I couldn’t, for the life of me, work out how to configure it. So I’m going to leave that for now, and perhaps ask Steve to make a little video for his The How To Lounge site, because if I don’t know, I’m sure others don’t either.
UPDATE: Steve came back and in his usual pithy way said, just install the Contact 7 plugin, leave all the settings at default and put this code on your contact page, either Visual Editor or HTML view and bob’s your uncle. It picks up where to send the form from the email address you used when you set up the blog.
Let’s scoot over to his site and see what he’s up to and if he’s added a contact form……Drat! It’s looking good and not only does it have a signup box, he’s got a contact form. Hahahaha, I’ve used his contact form to ask him to make a video showing me how to configure Contact 7 if that’s what he’s using.
In the meantime, I’m going to set up a contact page and make it a “child” page of the “about” page.
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