Blog Engage

I used to be a member of Blog Engage. It was a long time ago but recently I decided to take a peek at Blog Engage to find out what’s new.

First of all, I was surprised that I can no longer log in. After digging around the site, I noticed that I have to pay $19.99 for a standard account. There are other advanced packages available ranging from $9.99/month to $199.99/month.

Memberships, RSS, Blog Engage

Naturally I became curious. I NEED to find out HOW to get this standard account for FREE.

Then, it came to me –

The title says it all.

This is my chance to have a fresh start on BE.

These are the features for a standard account:

What’s Included in a Blog Engage Standard Account?

  • Manual Submission:

With your manual submission account you have full access to the blog engage community. Your articles will need manual submission but all features and functions of the site will be available for you to use.

  • Adsense Revenue Program

On all your manually submitted and or syndicated Articles we will display your Google Adsense ads! this is set up by modifying your profile.

  • Groups

You will have the ability to create or join groups for your blog. During the submission process you will have the ability to submit targeted articles into these groups. This is a great way to get your content in front of an audience that wants to read it.

  • The Wall

This is a great place to keep up to date on all your friends activities. This will show all their status updates, submissions, comments and everything you need to know to stay updated on what’s happening in the blogosphere.

  • Community Blog

You have full access to and are welcomed to guest blog on our community blog as often as you like. You can introduce yourself to our community, show off your blog and so much more.

  • Blog Forum

Our blog forum is a great place to meet new bloggers and to introduce yourself to everyone. You can ask for blog reviews, look for guest bloggers and so much more.

  • Blog Directory

The blog directory is another way to help you rank in the search engines. You can add all your favorite blog links with tags and titles to help you rank higher for targeted keywords.

  • Free e-Book

SEO Marketing E-Book Written by me Brian Belfitt.

  • EasyRetweet Bonus (500)

EasyRetweet in partnership with Blog Engage offers all Blog Engage Standard Account holders 500 Credits. EasyReTweet is an excellent Twitter Web App and traffic tool that helps Twitter users pull huge traffic to their links.

~ from Blog Engage

What are you waiting for? Get your free standard account by following these steps:

I can’t wait to get started, that is if Brian activated my account πŸ™‚

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7 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Freelance Writer

Straight to the point:

1. Cut Cost

What would be the best way to save more money than hiring a freelancer? You pay for the service.

2. Simple

Unlike permanent employee, you don’t need to pay a basic salary for a freelancer, no health care and no EPF (for Malaysians). A freelancer is not attached to your company / business in any way (at least not permanently).

3. Easy to find

There are tons of freelancers around the world. Surely you can find one easily starting at AsiaPartTime and moving on to Elance or Getafreelancer (now known as

4. Direct communication

No passing around to different people to follow up with projects. You are dealing with one person and only one person to answer all your questions (one on one instant messaging / email communication).

5. Time saving

An agency might need a week to complete a project, but a freelancer can complete in less than a week, maybe even one day, because your project is more important than anything else.

6. Networking

You know that freelancers have their own networks. Make use of that networks. Get more freelancers to help out in different sections.

7. You know you hire the right person

Generally it takes up to one project to get to know a freelancer, but most of the time, it takes only one day to learn more about a freelancer. Then you know you have hired the right person to do the job.

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction πŸ™‚

5 Easy Ways To Promote Your Services For Free

You have a blog. You need to get the word out about your blog. You have no budget for advertising. How do you promote your blog (i.e. your business) to the world without having to pay a dime?

There are 5 ways you can promote your services for free.

1. Blog commenting. I am sure you know blog hopping. While you are blog hopping, why not leave a comment or two on interesting blogs. Make sure you post useful comments, not just spam.

2. Ezine Articles and other article directories. Write free to publish articles and submit to these directories to gain exposure for your blog (business).

3. Guest blog on other related blogs. There are many blogs out there that you can guest blog. A guest blog is to post your blog post with a back link to your blog on other blogs.

4. Craigslist. Post your services in craigslist and you might get some surprises. It is free.

5. Social networking. Join sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter and get the exposure you need. You never know what you might get from social networking sites like these but one thing for sure, you can get a word out about your services.

Get started right now!

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction πŸ™‚

Self Promotion – How Far Would You Go

EzineArticles Cartoon

Self promotion is one of the most important things when it comes to promoting your business.

There is nothing better than promoting your business to potential customers when you have the chance.

However, how far would you go?

As the illustration suggests that sometimes we might forget that there is a time for everything.

Therefore, when you submit articles to article directories, be modest. Do not include links in the body text, as this is usually not allowed.

The best place for self promotion is always at the designated area – the resource box.

What happen when you are too obsess with promoting your business?

1. You are actually scaring your potential customers away because you are seen as a promotion freak.

2. Most of your articles will be rejected.

3. Your articles will be non-beneficial to anyone.

So, in order to ensure that these do not happen to you, make sure you do everything you can to avoid it.

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction πŸ™‚