How to choose a subject area or niche for your WordPress blog

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Getting Started in Wordpress Internet Marketing

Choosing a subject area or niche for your new blog can be trickier than it seems.

So you have decided to start a blog and maybe you’re doing this to make a little passive income on the side.

Have you thought about what you are going to write about?  This is probably the most important decision you will make with your blog, so think carefully about it.

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When to register as self employed with HMRC for tax

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Getting Started in Wordpress Internet Marketing

If you are thinking about starting up in business, either as self employed or in a partnership, one of the very first things you need to is register with HMRC for tax purposes.

Being registered with HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) means that the tax office knows about your business activities and can arrange to make sure the correct tax is paid.  HMRC collect taxes on behalf of the government and when you are in business you are liable for tax on the profits of your business. Continue reading

Content maintenance – Review and update old blog posts

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Getting Started in Wordpress Internet Marketing

If the purpose of your blog is to attract visitor traffic and make money from advertising, it really pays to go back and review your old blog posts from time to time.

Just read them through from start to finish and see where improvements can be made.  You might be surprised just hoe many simple changes you make when you review your blog post with a fresh approach. Continue reading