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- Networking for personal and business use.
- Facebook: Creating a Page
- Information on setting up a business or book page on Facebook.
- Allows you to manage all of your networks in one place.
- Networking targeted for businesses and freelance work.
- Networking for personal and business use.
- Mashable: The Social Media Guide
- A leading authority on social media.
- Mashable: The Twitter Guidebook
- Offers a large Twitter tutorial online.
- Social Oomph
- For Twitter management (formerly tweetlater.com).
- For easy viewing of tweets, direct messages, and updates.
- The micro-blogging platform of social media.
- The Urban Dictionary
- For definitions of abbreviations and social media slang.
- Affiliate Help, by Jon Rhodes
- The "blogging" section of this blog is packed with useful tips for bloggers, including info on how to increase your visitor rate, how to earn money with your blog, and more.
- Authors Blogs
- Each article is packed with illustrations that help the reader visualize what a great blog can look like. There are also loads of useful tips on starting and running a blog, including tips on choosing the right software, what to write about, what to do when you can't think of anything to write about, and so forth.
- An excellent overview of what blogs are, including definitions of commonly used terms.>
- One of the most popular sites for developing and posting blogs.
- A Few Good Blogging Tools
- How to Create a Blog
- This really does look like the perfect "getting started" guide for a would-be blogger. It provides excellent guidance on how to set up a blog on your own website or domain. It's a great step-by-step guide with links to other sites and pages for more detailed information where needed.
- How to Make Money with a Blog
- A good overview of blogging techniques in general, plus tips on how to earn income through AdSense and affiliate programs.
- StartABlog123, by Gary Dek
- An excellent guide to getting started, with detailed how-to instructions. So far there are only a few articles on the blog, but it's growing and definitely worth watching.
- Start Blogging Online, by Mike Wallagher
- The name doesn't say enough. Whether you're just starting a blog or are an experienced blogger, you'll find this site useful. It's packed,
from the step-by-step tutorial to the loads of useful tips in the
"Blog Tips" and "Useful Stuff" sections.
- Starting a Blog
- A variety of how-to articles on getting your blog set up.
- Starting Your First Blog? 29 Tips, Tutorials and Resources for New Bloggers
- Links to a variety of blogging articles and tips.
- Weblog Matrix
- Compares the features of a variety of weblog tools, including Blogger and Wordpress.
Website Design and HTML Tools
- Bare Bones Guide to HTML
- A list of every HTML tag, plus tutorials and links to other Web design resources.
- Bravenet.com Webtools for Webmasters
- A wide range of tools for websites, including clip art, hit counters, guestbooks, java scripts and more.
- Christian Webmaster Resources
- Tools specifically designed to aid in building Christian websites, such as Christian content (cartoons, trivia, quizzes, etc.), search tools, Bible search tools, etc.
- Clickfire Web Authoring Software
- Various tools and scripts for websites.
- CGI scripts and other forms that you can add to your site.
- Google Analytics
- This is becoming the big name in web traffic analytics, though you may find that your own ISP's tracking information is just as good.
- HTML Goodies
- Tutorials, primers, images, software, and a host of other resources on HTML, java, and Web site development.
- Matt's Script Archive
- Free CGI scripts that can be used to create forms, feedback messages, forums, visitor counters, site search tools, and more. Not updated since 2009, but still offers many useful tools.
- A very simple, easy to use but effective web tracking system (I use it on several of my sites). It offers a wide range of free tracking data services, with options for paid upgrades.
- Create shorter URLs for long links; especially handy when citing URLs in newsletters. (Editor's Note: I have tried other URL "shortening" sites and have encountered problems transmitting the shortened URL by e-mail; I have had no troubles with TinyURL.)
- Amazon Associates program
- Commission Junction
- Enables one to set up affiliate programs through PayPal.
- A site where you can search for affiliate programs to partner with on your site.
- A very useful site that enables you to sell electronic products with encrypted PayPal links; the download is processed through Softseller for 25¢ per transaction. It streamlines the PayPal checkout process (helpful if you ever have customers coming back to you and complaining that they can't find the download page after having made their payment). It also enables you to set up multiple products in your shopping cart with multiple encrypted download pages. You can also set up a PayPal affiliate program.
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