How To Profit with Affiliate Marketing

It’s an important question.

Many marketers that have been online a while still don’t take advantage of affiliate programs.  It’s another completely independent income stream that’s generated by other peoples efforts and an easy way to get started as a digital marketer.  Affiliate Programs are easy to use…

Both as an affiliate of other businesses AND with by starting your own affiliate program.

To explain how affiliate marketing works and how to get started as an affiliate watch this quick video and download the Affiliate Marketers Checklist.

This first part explains how affiliate programs work and how you can get started by joining affiliate programs that other companies are running.  It’s part of  a WordPress Affiliates course hosted with the WordPress Tutorials available in the WPBlogSupport Campus.

Free Stock Photo Sites

Find The Right Images for Your WordPress Blog!

Finding images for your site can be hard… that’s why i put together a quick list I found with a bunch of sites that profide free images or at least access to images with some restrictions.   Not all of them are generic.. there’s one for food, another that focuses on business and work spaces.

So visit them all and find the one that you can use to add great stock images to your WordPress site

Large selection of various kinds of photo submission with the help of download tracking system you can also see the most downloaded images, and be updated with the latest images available.

Free photos from different photographers available for grabs and do whatever you want with each photo with a large bucket of categories with the ability to follow your favorite photographers.

Burst (by Shopify)
Powered by Spotify this great stock photos will make your business online instantly astonishing for visual presentation needs to deliver your message through these thousands of photos available.

The great things about this stock photo site are the ability to support your favorite photographers by donating, not just to GET your needed images but also “SHARE Your Best Photos!”. Plus you can get a Prize from the Photo Challenge or even search the library using “Photos by Color” filter.

Over 1 Million downloads, why is that? Because this amazing site is not just for the chefs or culinary geeks but for ALL the food lovers, it is a worldwide community for food!

This project was created with love by Ryan McGuire, there are always great photos you can find that will suites your needs.

Negative Space
You will learn how to communicate through these various photos that will show the “Negative Space”, learning where to focus, there’s always something you would want to have!
You can find various photos from different tags. Credits are not necessary but are always appreciated.

From Dave Meier and other photographers you will find great photos to use for your next project.

Photos of offices, businesses, workspaces, and a lot of other categories to choose from Jeffrey Betts photos who loves taking great photographies since 2014 and shares to the world.

For your next blog posts, find your featured images from the great library of best photos, who started from the Netherlands and now dominating the different corners of the world.

Life of Pix
LEEROY Digital Agency in Montreal & its network of photographers gathered to have this cool stock photo site plus you get to see and be thrilled with the weekly chosen Photographer! Discover the Collections NOW!

Little Visuals
Owner of the site has passed away but left us with amzing photos to admire and get inspired with!

Death to Stock Photos
Brings out a variety of options that are something real, simple, unique! You can have it straight to your inbox and unpack amazing photos for your next featured posts!

Photos are totally free from various categories well packed together and made with love to level up your next project!

IM Free
This stock photo site gives you the vast dose of images from lifestyles, recreation, ambient and more! Dive right into it and you’ll find your next great photo to add to your website and make things simple with the aid of these photos.

New Old Stock
Recapture the beauty and genuity of these vintage photos!

Safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes. Not just photos but varies from vector images, illustrations and even videos.

Jay Mantri
When you want something awesome photos, Jay Mantri posts will help you with that!

Kaboom Pics
The photograph composition as well as the angles are perfect for websites and will boost creativity at its peak.

Original photography by DARIA and its free to use. from aerial to nature to a lot more lovely locations, you can have the best photo ever!

No royalties, no fees, no worries. You can even have them straight to your inbox!

Free feminine stock photography for every woman and also beautifully styled for your next project.

Updating your WordPress blog or even refreshing the design can be daunting and time consuming, even when you might consider yourself a WordPress expert.   We’ve made it easy with our WordPress Design service that takes care of getting your site looking professional and up to speed with your competitors with a 1 time payment.

How To Activate the LearnDash Course Builder

How To use LearnDash Course

It got a lot easier creating and selling courses with LearnDash.  This summer a drag and drop course builder was introduced - but it's not active by default.

This quick step by step guide shows you how to activate the LearnDash Course Builder

First List Your Courses

Select the Courses sub-menu from the main LearnDash menu in the WordPress Admin Dashboard.  This displays the list of courses you have already created.

Edit an Existing Course

If you aren't sure what the course builder is and to check to see if it's already active first create or edit an existing course.

I'm assuming that you've  already created a course, if not create one and come back to this session.  If you have a existing course select edit form the courses local menu.

View the Standard LearnDash Course MetaBox

By default the LearnDash Course Metabox is displayed. The above image show you the default course options.

Check The Status of  the Course Builder Options

Select the Course Options Tab from the top of the page.    Look for the

Find The Course Builder Box

First find the LearnDash Course Builder settings box.  It's separate from the regular Course metabox settings.  If you don't see it or not available as an option on the screen select the "Screen Options" tab - top right - click the checkbox next to the it and  you'll be able to view it on the page.

Enable the Course Builder

Enable the Course Builder Interface for all courses.  This adds a drag and drop course, lesson and topic builder to every course.

Save Course Builder Options

Make sure to save your new course builder options.

Course Builder Screen

Now when you edit any course you'll also see the LearnDash Course Builder Interface

Standard Builder Options

Clicking on the sandwich menu next to each lesson, topic, quiz or assignment provides you the option to move, edit, view or delete single   lessons, topics, quizzes and assignments.

Stay tuned for more guides showing you how to use the LearnDash Course Builder.   If you want to sell courses online with WordPress and LearnDash we've created a complete LearnDash course which is available with this link. 

Updates in WordPress 4.9 Include

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WordPress Changes to Look For

The release of WordPress 4.9 brings a bunch of fixes and NEW features that you should be aware of.  I’ve listed the important ones below.

These are the types of changes that are important to know about if your a small business owner who has to take care of their own site.

Major Customizer Improvements, Code Error Checking, and More!

Welcome to an improved Customizer workflow with design drafts, locking, scheduling, and preview links. What’s more, code syntax highlighting and error checking will make for a clean and smooth site building experience. Finally, if all that wasn’t pretty great, we’ve got a great new Gallery widget and improvements to theme browsing

Draft and Schedule Site Design Customizations

Yes, you read that right. Just like you can draft and revise posts and schedule them to go live on the date and time you choose, you can now tinker with your site’s design and schedule those design changes to go live as you please.

Collaborate with Design Preview Links

Need to get some feedback on proposed site design changes? WordPress 4.9 gives you a preview link you can send to your team and customers so that you can collect and integrate feedback before you schedule the changes to go live. Can we say collaboration++?

Design Locking To Guard Your Changes

Ever encounter a scenario where two designers walk into a project and designer A overrides designer B’s beautiful changes? WordPress 4.9’s design lock feature (similar to post locking) secures your draft design so that no one can make changes to it or erase all your hard work.

A Prompt to Protect Your Work

Were you lured away from your desk before you saved your new draft design? Fear not, when you return, WordPress 4.9 will politely ask whether or not you’d like to save your unsaved changes.

The New Gallery Widget

An incremental improvement to the media changes hatched in WordPress 4.8, you can now add a gallery via widget. Yes!

Press a Button, Add Media

Want to add media to your text widget? Embed images, video, and audio directly into the widget along with your text, with our simple but useful Add Media button. Woo!

Better Menu Instructions = Less Confusion

Were you confused by the steps to create a new menu? Perhaps no longer! We’ve ironed out the UX for a smoother menu creation process. Newly updated copy will guide you.

WPBlogSupport customers who enjoy unlimited WordPress Help with one of our WordPress Support packages will have their sites backed up and then updated to this new version today.

If you’re the DIY type make sure to backup your site and update the core WordPress software and any plugins and themes that will change as this new releases rolls out.

WordPress Tutorials are available at if you’d like to master WordPress and take care of things that way.

WordPress 4.83 Security Release – Your Site Updated?

Today your WordPress site should be updated.  Version 4.83 was released today with a number of security fixes.

No new features – just security issues!

If you have a WordPress Support package from us you’re site is already updated.  If you don’t please check your site today and run the update.

The next update which is scheduled for Nov 14, is the important update.  There’s three changes that I’m definitely looking forward to including:

  • More Shortcode support in text widgets and sidebar
  • Customizer Updates with better preview options
  • … and support for videos from providers other than YouTube and Vimeo.

It’s scheduled for the 14th of Nov. this year so stay tuned.

NOTE: Your site gets these WordPress updates automatically when you are a member 🙂

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