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If you feel like your blog has still not reached its full potential, it might be because you are not using images and graphics in the right way. So, you should try to make sure that you are using them well if you want your blog to advance and fulfill its potential. But why is this the case? Why are images and graphics so important to you as a blogger? Read on to find out.


People Need to be Grabbed Visually


When someone visits your blog, they need to be grabbed by what they see. If they’re not, they might not stick around for very long, and that’s not what you want. So, it’s up to you to avoid letting visitors slip away just because you don’t have great images capable of grabbing them. You can learn how to spice up dull images via editing by taking a course with Training Connection. And you might also want to work with creative people who create interesting graphics and infographics as well. Before long, your visitors will be hooked within seconds.


Photos Offer Colour and Variation to a Blog


Blogs can become way too dull and boring without good photos. They add some life, colour and variety to the page, and that’s exactly what’s needed. You don’t want to bore people too much. If you do that, you will just lose visitors and readers slowly but steadily. A solid block of text is always a little boring to look at. So, don’t let your visitors be confronted by writing that looks too intimidating for them to confront. Instead, you should aim to break it up by using interesting images that look great and complement the content of the text.

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Great Images and Graphics and Legitimacy to Your Blog


Legitimacy is another thing that can be added to your blog by having some great images in place. Everyone wants their blog to be taken seriously. And if it’s not, people won’t take the words published on the blog seriously either. That’s clearly a big problem, and it’s something you should be working hard to avoid if you can. With the best graphics and images present on all of the important pages of your blog, it will instantly start to look more professional. And that will lead to it becoming a lot more respected as well.


Posts with Good Imagery Get Shared More Often


As a blogger, you will want your blog posts to be shared far and wide. This is the best way to get more eyes reading your work. But did you know that blog posts that feature photos and good imagery are more likely to be shared by people? This is a fact, and it’s something that you should keep in mind when you are creating and posting your content. All those shares could lead to more people visiting your blog for the first time. If those people are impressed, they could become long-term readers. That’s exactly what you want for your blog.

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How To Set Up A Blog


So you want to set up a blog to make money?

Blogging has allowed many people to share their ideas, thoughts and views with the world.  With it a whole new world has opened up of possible ways to make money.

I will discuss the opportunities of affiliate marketing in my next post.  I will touch upon how to register for affiliate marketing and Google AdSense.

It hasn’t been plain sailing for me, while I have over 30 blog posts on my other blog here I have been rejected by Google AdSense 3 times, it’s all to do with not having enough content but as I continue to write blog posts I will keep you posted about it if I decide to give  Google Adsense another go.


Should I go for a free hosting blog or paid one?

Ok, this part has been the most tricky and frustrating part for me personally – the setting up a blog.  At first I was of the opinion that I didn’t want to pay any money for setting the blog up since there are ways of having a blog for free.  However, when I researched it, the best and only option to be fully in control of my content and be able to monitise my blog was to go the paid route or self hosted as it is referred to.

Having a self hosted blog also allows you to have your own name (e.g. /, it does look more professional than others and you can also use an array of designs which are free or you can buy a more unique theme.

How much would it cost me?

Again it took me ages to find a host which I had confidence in.  I read a lot of reviews, gave up a few times as the reviews were conflicting, then settled on TSO Host.  I can highly recommend them for several reasons.

Firstly, I was able to purchase my domain name with them for £7.19 for the entire year, secondly their basic hosting package costs me £2.99 per month and their customer service is excellent.

Did I mention before how rubbish I am at technical stuff?  Well, when I purchased my domain name and hosting package with TSO Host I sent them an email saying I wanted my website to be WordPress and could they just do that and send me the login details. Honestly this is just how rubbish I am at the technical stuff but TSO Host were excellent, within an hour they emailed me back my details, I logged in and was able to start customising the WordPress theme!

Step 1

Register your domain with TSO Host here.   Of course this is the easy part but coming up with the name can be a bit tricky so make sure you are happy with your choice, try it out with family and friends first!  TSO Host also have .blog domains now, there is just so much choice from .com to .uk to even .wales!

Step 2

Buy the hosting package for your blog with TSO Host here. I highly recommend the standard package at £2.99 per month.

Step 3

Connect your domain and your hosting.  Very simple, just email TSO Host customer service and they will do all of it for you and send you the login details.  It really is that simple.  The customer service for TSO Host is second to none.


So what now?

I highly recommend you set up your blog as a first step to monitising it and once you have at least 10 blog posts start on your affiliate marketing plan.

I highly recommend you go with TSO Host as a service provider who has a very competitive price and has excellent customer service and who are particularly helpful for those of us who are not very tech savvy!



Interested in knowing how to monetize your blog?  Read my blog post here.

Want stuff for free to review on your blog?  Read my post here.

Want to make money with your old receipts?  Read all about it here.

Want to earn gift vouchers?  Read my review of SwagBucks.


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