How To Get Free Opt-In Forms: Rapidology Review

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To make your blog look more professional and user-friendly, a lot of small services can be used. Blog Plugins are by no means cheap. And for a new blogger, shelling out money seems a little confusing in the beginning. One such service you need is subscription box or an Opt-in box. It can help entice and interest your reader in sharing their email address with you.

I found two free options in the market that are awesome for being free and highly customizable.

  1. MailMunch
  2. Rapidology

You can check out the MailMunch review here. Also, all the opt-in boxes used on this website (pop up, top bar, side widget) are by MailMunch.

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How To Get Free Opt-In Forms: MailMunch Review

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One of the most important aspects of blogging is collecting emails from readers. Especially if you are planning to make money from your blog. This is one of the first bits of advice you get when you are setting up your blog or website.

Collecting emails is a 3 step process: Offering an incentive, a Call to Action using a subscription form and an Email collecting service. There are costs of time and money involved in each step.

This post’s purpose is to review a product: MailMunch. MailMunch.co is a freemium service which can ease the monetary cost involved in step 2. Let’s take a detailed view and discuss Pros and cons of this service.

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5 Important Lessons For Serious Newbie Bloggers

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You have just started your blogging journey. Or You are half a year into your blogging venture. Or Have been blogging on and off.

After talking to several such bloggers and my experience, I have found many flavours of this dish. Some bitter ones are frequent burnouts, irritation, self-doubt/pity/loathe. Bitter to the point of almost quitting. Some even quit because of the stress.

What’s the solution? How to cope with these? Or are these going to end the blogging life?

Nope. Not at all. Not if you pay heed to these

5 Important Lessons For Serious Newbie Bloggers

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5 (+15) Websites To Help You Boost Your Productivity

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Have you ever wished that you had juuuuust a little bit more time in the day.

And that you are bored hearing that successful-people-have-the-same-hours-in-day that you have but still achieve wayyy more.

So what do you do next?

You turn on the internet and type in “How to Improve Productivity ?“. And Google fills up pages and pages of websites on this topic.

Oh no!! Now you will have to skim so many websites only to lose interest in confusion and start a YouTube video on cats. (come on, who doesn’t love to watch cat videos? )

Have no Fear, ThoughtOSaur is Here, to the rescue….

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How To Do A ONE WORD REVIEW Of Your Year 2016.

What’s up, Good People. The year 2016 is gone and is never coming back. January of 2017 is finished too and so are most of the resolutions you made for the “New Year New Me” Project. But it doesn’t mean that you can let them go yet. While reading articles on productivity “Last Year,” I came across this concept of “One Word Review” many times. All the articles made sense to invest a few days to ensure a whole year of conscious effort towards success. Let’s work on it Step by Step.

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4 Motivational Websites: When You Have Dire Need

Don’t feel well? Don’t feel like doing anything? Feel like you want to leave everything and run away? Feel like you are fed up of life?

A worker, a stay at home mum, a teacher, an employee, a student, an unemployed: take any story. You will find yourself nodding your head in acceptance to some or maybe all these questions. You are in dire need of a dosage from Motivational Websites.

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5 Uncommon Android Apps You Need To Have In Your Arsenal

Read about android apps you may have never heard before. But will fall in love with. Read review on Diigo, Clear Focus, Link Bubble,MindMeister and Vysor

When I started looking for productivity tools and techniques, I was using an Android phone. Needless to say, the android app store is flooded with apps and tools. In my article “5 Uncommon IOS Apps You Need To have In Your Arsenal” last week, I discussed about IOS apps. This is the tool box for Android Users. These are “5 Uncommon Android Apps You Need To Have In Your Arsenal of Productivity Tools”

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5 Uncommon IOS Apps You Need To Have In Your Arsenal

5 Uncommon IOS Apps You Need To Have In Your Arsenal

As a self-proclaimed tech geek, I need to fulfill my desires of tinkering with ios app store on a regular basis. I will go to to the app store and scout for an app I have never used before and maybe would never have if not for this habit. A blessing in disguise, I came across a lot of gems and once started using, got hooked. Now I have these 5 uncommon IOS (Iphone/Ipad) apps in my arsenal of productivity.

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