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BlueHost is the web host that we here at Kreative Kouple use for our blog. It is a very popular host throughout the blogging community because of its reliability and affordability. As of the date we are writing this, BlueHost is offering web hosting for only $3.95/month! Click here to open your own blog with BlueHost.
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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is an invaluable resource for people who are ready to start making money from their blog. It is run by Michelle, who earns over $50,000 A MONTH through affiliate marketing, and she shares amazing tips in this course, including:
- What affiliate marketing is and how it works
- Why affiliate marketing is great
- The exact steps she’s taken to earn over $300,000 from a single blog post
- How to pick the right affiliate products to promote
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- How to build trust and not lose followers
- Required disclosures that you need to know about
- The one major tool you need for affiliate marketing
- Different strategies to use to promote your affiliate products
- How to use Pinterest to succeed at affiliate marketing (yes, this includes the newest Pinterest affiliate rules!)
If you are ready to start monetizing your blog, ShareASale is a great affiliate program to start with. The gist is this: You get a link that your readers click. At no extra cost to your readers, the company pays you (the affiliate) a portion of that sale. Signing up for ShareASale was super easy and we got approved for the program immediately upon applying. Let us know if you have any questions about this one – we’d be happy to help! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SHAREASALE’S AFFILIATE MARKETING PROGRAM AND MONETIZE YOUR BLOG!
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My friend Caitlin over at Proofread Anywhere has just released a completely free webinar that pulls back the curtain to see inside the world of proofreading books and blogs.
If the idea of working from anywhere appeals to you, then this webinar is for you.
Caitlin has taught hundreds of men and women how to make a living with their proofreading skills. If you love words, details, and red pens, then you will want to check this out. It’s jam-packed with relevant info that you need to know before diving into this world!
Met Opera on Demand is basically “Netflix for Opera”. It’s an amazing resource for both the serious singer and opera fan, because you simply download the app, pay your monthly fee, and BOOM! Instant access to an abundance of video and audio recordings performed by The Metropolitan Opera throughout many decades. I (Jenn) was able to watch Placido Domingo’s performance in Turandot in preparation for my role as a chorus member in Virginia Opera’s production. Amazing!
You can watch Met Opera on Demand on your computer, iPad, Android tablet, Samsung Smart TV, or a Roku Streaming Stick!
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This is the first voice-over microphone that Perry used for recording his auditions and website sound clips. It features three settings (music, voice, or raw) to maximize the quality of your recordings. Though Perry has since upgraded to a condenser microphone, the ease of use of the Blue Nessie USB mic does the job for someone just starting out in the voice-over or music recording business. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE BLUE NESSIE USB MICROPHONE
This is the current microphone that Perry uses for recording voiceover auditions. A condenser microphone like this one uses what’s called an XLR cord, which produces higher quality sound than a beginner-type USB mic. The MXL 2006 yields a warm, silky sound for both vocal and instrumental recording, and also assists in eliminating background noise. Note that it must be coupled with a USB “phantom power” interface like the one below to connect with your computer, because this microphone does not power itself (like a USB mic would). This mic also comes with a shock mount (which absorbs any shock waves given off by your voice or instrument), and a padded interior/hard outer shell carrying case. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE MXL 2006 LARGE GOLD DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER MICROPHONE WITH MXL-57 SHOCK MOUNT AND CARRYING CASE
As discussed above, this is what you will need to connect your condenser microphone with your computer via a USB cable, since the mic does not power itself. You want to make sure that the power requirements of your microphone and interface match up with each other. The MXL 2006 above is a 48 Volt microphone (which is pretty standard), and this Scarlett Solo Audio Interface meets that requirement. This is a “compact” interface, meaning that it can only input one microphone (all we need at this point), however, you can purchase other models which handle multiple inputs simultaneously. While the MXL 2006 condenser microphone provides high quality sound, this particular interface further enhances it, giving you a studio-quality sound and providing clear and crisp audio, regardless of how hard or soft you speak, sing, or play. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE FOCUSRITE SCARLETT SOLO COMPACT (1st GENERATION) USB AUDIO INTERFACE