Add an Image to WordPress Blog

  Add an Image to WordPress Blog

Properly Uploaded  Images are Important in Your Blog

Add an Image to WordPress

Add an Image to WordPress

First of all, a website without images is BORING.  Images grab the eye and engage the reader at first glance.  It is a fact that people skim over a website first reading the Heading, Subheadings and looking at the images.  A step further, they read the captions under the image.  In fact they are three times more apt to read a caption under an image than the text itself.  You can to start see why adding images to a Blog is so important!

Images are also a big part of the SEO process and keywords are used in adding you images behind the scenes when you upload them.  They need to relate to the content and also be captioned to help convey the message you are trying to share.


Things to consider when you are add an Image to WordPress Blog

Add an Image to WordPress

Things to Consider

This post will try to make things simple.  First of all, where do you get the images?  How do you organize them for ease of uploading?  How do I make the images smaller for quicker upload times?  What do you name them for correct SEO?  And lastly, How are they added to your BLOG?

I am going to show you how I do things.  Just like anything else, there is more than one way to do things.  I will explain what I do , why and try to make things simple for you when it is time to add an image to WordPress.  I usually follow the same exact procedure whenever I do a BLOG.

 


Where do You Get Images for your BLOG?

Take Your Own Photos

Add an Image to WordPress

Take Your Own Pictures

These are the photos that you take yourself with your camera.  Especially if you are doing a Travel Blog or something similar.

Online Images

Images downloaded online from the web.  Of course we are talking “legally” procuring these.  There are a LOT of sources to download free images.  All you have to do, is google “free images for web page” and you will have all kinds of results.  Some people pay for their images and sometimes, you just might have to pay for “just the right image”. The web site I use the most for my free images is Pixabay.com.  They have over 1.1 million pictures to use and you can do a search for your images to get just the right one.

Screen Shot Images

These are important if you are trying to do a tutorial or show something that is on the monitor of your computer.  These are not that hard to do but, there is a certain way to do these.

Check out the tutorial Here on How to Use a Screen Shot

 


Organizing and Downloading Your Images

When images are downloaded, they need to be  put in a subfolder of your Blog folder named after the Keyword Phrase  (Title) of the post that is being written.  Remember, this Keyword is very important every step of the image process.  It is important to have them all in the same place to make the process flow smoothly.  I like to create a folder called “Images”.  If I am going to create screen shots, I make another folder called “Screen Shots”.  I will explain why I do that later.

Add and Image to WordPress

How to Organize your Images

Images are usually downloaded after all the content has been written.  That way you will know what kind of images you need.  Remember, the images need to relate not only the Blog Post but when placed in the blog, they need to relate to each Idea (Sub Heading) you have written about.

The way I hunt for my images is simple.  I open up my Pixabay.com and start my search.  First I do a search related to the Keyword Phrase of my post.  Then one at a time, I do a search on each Subheading (idea).  If I see two or three in each search I download them all.  I do this until I think I have enough images to choose from.  I probably won’t use them all, but I will have lots of images to chose from.


Resizing Images for Uploading to Your Post

It is important to resize you images in order for your post to load quickly.  Fast Loading is a big part of SEO.  Your images must be optimized.  So, what does this mean?  When you download images or take your own photos, they are usually pretty high quality in case someone wants to print them.  But for internet use, they don’t need to be such high quality images that have a “large image file size”.

If you were to upload these pictures to your WordPress Blog, you will have an opportunity to change how large the image is on the Post.  It can be a large, medium or even small picture.  But!  And a BIG BUT, the size of the “image file size” will still be the same huge size!  We have to change this before it is uploaded.

A quick note here before I show you how to resize your image file sizes.  I don’t normally resize “Screen Shot Images” as much as the other images.  Why?  Because they will be large on your post and they must be very clear.  Nothing worse than building a tutorial and have the quality so poor, that your reader can’t make it out.


I use PIXresizer to optimize my image file sizes

PIXresizer is a FREE program and you can resize an entire folder of images at one time.  You can download the program from many places.  Just google Pix Resizer and you will find it!  Here is what the program looks like when you open it.

It is a simple program but I am going to walk you through it’s use.  Follow the arrows with number please.

  1. Make sure “Work with multiple files” is chosen
  2. find the source “file folder” of where your files are
  3. Where do you want your new files to go?  I chose the same file as above and then do an add file (resized) to it
  4. I usually convert my pictures to 600 X 397
  5. Save Pictures to the file folder

add an image to wordpressThat all there is to it. And it was so easy to work on your entire group of pictures at one time instead of one by one.

For an example, I took The following image and reduced it, Can you even see the difference in quality?  The image on the Bottom uses only 53.9 KB compared to 133KB.  Yet, they look the same on the screen!  You can see what a difference this would make if you were loading multiple images on your Blog Post!

960 X 635
133 KB

600 X 397
53.9 Kb


Rename Your Images

Now it’s time to rename the names of each and every image to your Key Word Phrase.  No worries, this will go quickly and will not be as hard as you think.

First do a copy of your keyword.  The keyword for this post is “Add an Image to WordPress”.  Be sure to leave it exactly as it is with spaces and all.

Open up your File explorer and find where your images are saved.  Remember, they will be in a subfolder called resized.  I like to choose the “view” to large icons.  this seems to work for me.

I am going to tell you the steps so this goes quickly.

Right Click on Image
left click on “rename”
Paste (control-v)
space
put a number in

DONE!  Now go to the next one!

It was that easy!  If you look back at all of your images, they should all be renamed the “keyword” with a space and a number.  Now all of your images have a keyword.

Add an Image to WordPress

Renaming Your Image


Add your images to your post

You will be adding your images in “visual view” just like when you do your writing for your Blog.  I do have to warn you right now, What things look like on your dashboard may be different than your actual browser.  Add one picture at a time, save draft and then do a “preview” on your browser.  That way you will make sure the image is in the correct position.  Work your way down until all your images are placed correctly.

When you open up your “add media”, you need to paste your keywords into the Title, Alt Text and description lines.  BE SURE TO ADD YOUR CAPTION ALSO!

You will be placing your images in one of three places

To the right of the words,
To the left of the words.
Centered below a paragraph.

To place your image to the left or right, click your cursor at the beginning of the sentence where the top of the image will be aligned.  Then when your choices come up, choose left alignment or right alignment.  Also choose medium size and this image should go to the right place.  I know this is tricky.  Sometimes if you don’t like the location.  You will have to delete and try something different to align it properly within the paragraph.  This is why you do one at a time and preview it, to make sure it is in the proper place.

To place your image below a paragraph.  Place your cursor on the right hand side of the paragraph and hit enter.  Now your cursor will be below the paragraph with an extra space.  When adding the image, choose center alignment and large image size.

Add an Image to WordPress

Add an Image to WordPress


There you have it!

Yes, there is a lot to it when you Add an Image to WordPress.  Sometimes it takes time to do things correctly.  I hope this helps and now you know how to add an image properly that will help the SEO of your post.

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How to Use a Screen Shot

How to Use a Screen Shot

A Screen Shot is “A digital image of what is visible on your monitor”.  You are able to capture this image on your monitor and make an image file to place inside your Blog.  This post will show you how to capture a Screen Shot and use it in your BLOG.  Simply put, it is another nice “tool” to have in your Tool Box to create a professional looking BLOG.


A Video to show how to Capture a Screen Shot and make an Image out of it


If You didn’t get all of that, here are step by step Instructions


Capturing the Screen Shot

You caHow to Use a Screen Shotn capture anything that shows up on your monitor.  It could be a website or perhaps a view of a particular program you are using.  Capturing the image is quite simple.  You use the “Print Screen” key to copy the image into the clipboard of the computer.  Simple as that, just push the button that says “print screen” and the image is on the clipboard!  By the way, on my computer the button says “prt sc”.


Pasting it onto an Image File

Now that you have copied the image into the clipboard, you need to “paste” it in the program How to do a Screen Shotyou use to work on your images.  I happen to use paint.net.  It is a simple and free little program.  Perhaps you are using Photoshop or another program.  It doesn’t matter, they all basically do the same.

Open your program and choose “new image”.  From there just do a simple “paste” and your image is there!  Now, that was easy.  Let’s do a little work on your new image.


Crop the image to the way you want to present it on your BLOG

For instance, when I create a screen shot from the internet, I get rid of all of the heading stuff at the top.  No one needs to see that!  Sometimes, instead of showing the entire screen capture, you only want to show a portion.  This is where cropping comes in handy.   Can you see the difference?

How to Use a Screen Shot


Add Whatever you want to the image

Now you can Add whatever you want to try to point things out and show what is important on the image.  Here are some things I have done to this image.  Highlight an area with a rectangle, draw some arrows and add Text to explain things.


Your Image is now ready to save and upload to your BLOG!

It’s as simple as that!  Like a lot of things, once you learn how, it is easy!  The difficult thing is learning where to “LEARN HOW”.

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How to Add YouTube Video to your WordPress Website


How to Add YouTube Video to your WordPress Website

Adding a YouTube Video to you your WordPress Website is not “rocket science” but there are a few steps you will need to follow in order to do add one.  I am going to walk you step by step on how to easily do this.  First a video to explain it and then step by step written instructions on How to Add YouTube Video to your WordPress Website.  In order to do this properly, we will be using a website tool called “Embed Responsively“.  There is no cost nor membership required for this nice little tool.  Just simply click on the link and paste your YouTube Page URL into the form.  Click EMBED, and you have a Preview of the video and your Embed URL ready to be copied and pasted into your WordPress Blog.


 


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A How to Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

A How to Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

A How to Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

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You are reading this because you are interested in Affiliate Marketing.  I have written this post to answer some of your questions and get you started in Affiliate Marketing.  Of course I will be covering on how to do this on the internet.  You will be pointed in the right direction to build “Your Own Money Making Website”!  Let me be your guide.  Take a look at A How to Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

 

 


What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the method of marketing used to earn a commission by promoting other people’s products.  Used to be,A How to Affiliate Marketing for Beginners the only way to make money was to purchase or make an item and then turn around and sell it.  It took a lot of capital (money) to get started in business.

Nowadays, you find a product you like, sign up to sell that item, promote it to others and then earn a piece of the profit for each sale you make!  No inventory!  No investment!

You are happy because you have made money selling a product without investing in Inventory.  The Seller is happy that you have sold one of his products and he has made a profit.  And Lastly, the customer is happy as you have helped him find the product, explained the product and given him an opportunity to buy that product.


How does a person Sell Products on the internet?

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There are many ways to get the products out there to the public.  However, the way I am going to show you is promoting your product with an “Affiliate Review Blog Site”.  This is a website where you share your experiences or research with the public on certain products.  I find it best to promote products that I am very familiar with.  With a little research, I am able to give an honest and thorough review of a product.  And then I will recommend that product (not SELL) that product.

 


How does a person decide What to sell on their BLOG?

In order to sell a product, you must construct a BLOG that you can market a category of products.  You can’t just mA How to Affiliate Marketing for Beginnersake a Blog Site and post everything on the world on it!  Our recommendation is a “Niche Blog”.  A niche is defined as “A unique segment of the market”.  The best way to choose your niche is to think about what your “passion” is.  In fact, I have done another Blog Post on How to Find Your Blog Niche.  Take a look at it and it will explain things.

Once you have found your passion and decided on your niche, you will target items to promote related to that Niche.  Right now, my passion is “House Sitting”.  We have actually sold everything that we owned except what can fit into two suitcases and are Traveling the World House Sitting!  Check out my niche site, Travel The World House Sitting.

So, we are traveling the world.  What could I sell that is related to that?  With this niche, I sell only items that are related to House Sitting and Travel in general.  Now, that could encompass a LOT of different products.  As you look at the web site, you will see that is a “work in progress”.  New products will be reviewed and the customer will have the opportunity to purchase that product if they find the information that I give informative enough to help them make a decision to buy that product.  When and if they do, I make a small percentage of that product.


How does one find a Product to Sell?

There are many ways to find People who want you to sell their product.  Of course when you think of Affiliate Marketing you thing AMAZON.  They have a wonderful program that allows you to make a small percentage of the sales of any item on their website.  Just go to Amazon.com and sign up for their affiliate program.  Start selling immediately!

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There are also what is known as  “Affiliate Network Companies” out there.  They are basically a central hub for many companies that are looking for someone like you to sell their product!  You basically sign up with the “Affiliate Network Company” and  once a member, you can do a search and find all types of products to review and promote.  My favorite is “AWIN”,  Go ahead and take a look at them and you will see what I am talking about.

The other nice thing is you can go do an internet search to sell a product.  Just type in the product you are interested in selling followed my affiliate program.  The search results will point you in the right direction on finding a way to make money off of that product!


How does one learn how to make an Affiliate Review Blog?

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How to Choose a Blog Niche

How to Choose a Blog Niche

The First Step in starting your Website business is choosing your Niche

How to Choose a Blog Niche?  Everything else hinges on this decision.  You must have your own niche and it must be defined in everything you do on Your Own Money Making Website.  We are going to talk about niches and help you decide what your niche is going to be.  You will learn how to choose a Blog Niche.

 


What is the definition of a “Niche”?

Definition of “Niche” on Dictionary.com

How to Choose your Blog Niche

Definition of a “Niche”

  1. an ornamental recess in a wall or the like, usually semicircular in plan and arched, as for a statue or other decorative object.
  2. a place or position suitable or appropriate for a person or thing:  to find one’s niche in the business world.
  3. a distinct segment of a market.

As you read these three definitions, The definition “niche” we are looking for is the third one “A Distinct Segment of a Market”.  Which rises the question what is your Distinct Segment of the Internet Market going to be?  Who is your “audience” going to be.  After all, you will be inviting people to your niche world.

Simply put, a ‘niche” is a group of people.


How do you decide “your” niche?

How to Choose your Blog Niche

How do you decide your Niche?

The first question to be asked is, “What is Your Passion”?   What do you think about all day and look forward to dong?  Sometimes, life gets in the way, and there are things you have to do.  The question is, “What are you “looking forward to doing after you finish all of those mundane tasks?  Mundane things like the eight to five work day or having to come home and cook dinner for the family.   You should choose your niche from something that you are passionate about.  It could be a hobby, a need or a want.  You can make money off of each niche as  there are thousands of people searching and looking for information on every niche everyday.

 


Your niche should be something you enjoy and look forward to

How to Choose your Blog Niche

What do you enjoy and look forward to?

Your niche something you like and love to talk about.  When you choose something you enjoy, the creation of your web page will be a lot of fun and not just a job.  It will be something you look forward to working on every day to share what you know to your audience in your niche.  The more you enjoy doing something, the less it feels like work and the most apt you are to be successful.


A Niche is a group of people looking for stuff

How to Choose your Blog Niche

A Group of People Looking for stuff

When you choose your niche, you want to avoid being too broad in your choice of niche.  For instance, you might be into “health” and want to do a blog about that.  However, that is much to broad of a niche.  You need to narrow it down into a smaller group of people.  Yes, a smaller group of people looking for information.  They are looking for specific information.  you could narrow it to a much smaller niche such as “health for people over sixty” or “Health for families”.  See how you can narrow it down?


Instead of thinking “Niche” Think about a group of people

How to Choose your Blog Niche

Your Group of People

What group of people would you like to reach?  Evidently you have this passion and knowledge to share.  You want to target this smaller audience and reach out to them.  There are over two billion people searching the internet.  You can NOT sell to all of them.  You want to speak out to your specific group of people.

 


There is no such thing as picking the wrong niche

Some people are concerned that they will pick the wrong niche.  Remember, you can always change your niche.  You should be able to pick out your niche after brainstorming a short time.  Don’t overthink on How to choose your blog niche.  It should be rather obvious when you follow your passions.  You should have your starting point niche chosen before you can start building your website.


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How to Choose your Blog Niche

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What are the Important Points of a website?

Your website must have certain Points in order to be profitable.

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Important Points of a Web Site

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Trustworthy Information

 


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