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Create an RSS Link for your Blog Readers

In What is RSS? We learned how important it is to connect with your readers by exposing an RSS feed. This will ultimately lead to a bigger fan base and in time, more money for your blog. But now that you know what RSS is, how exactly do you provide this feed on your Blogger blog? You'll be happy to know that this is a very simple process.

Burn your Feed with FeedBurner





FeedBuner is a FREE service that allows you to put your feed in front of more viewers. You can read all about Feedburner here.

First-things-first - head over to FeedBurner and create your account, it only takes a couple of minutes. Once your account is setup, simply “burn your feed” by typing the URL of your blog on the home page of FeedBurner. FeedBurner will then provide you with the direct link to your blogs feed - go ahead and copy that now.

Log into your Blogger account and click on Settings in your dashboard. At your Settings page, click on the Site Feed menu.



I would suggest setting the “Allow Blog Feed” to full. This means that anyone who subscribes to your sites feed will see the entire article in their newsreader. This is just common courtesy in my opinion - don't make your readers do more work than they have to. Most people happen to be turned off by a shortened article feed anyhow… our purpose is to pull in more readers, not lose them.

Next, paste your FeedBurner feed into the “Post Feed Redirect URL” option. This is the link to your sites feed that you burned just a short while ago. Once you're done with that, save your settings.

Your Blogger blog has been setup with a full RSS feed, and you are helping your cause out by using the FeedBurner service to get your articles in front of more viewers. We are moneymaking machines after all… aren't we?

Now head over to your blog template.



Your blogs feed is ready to be consumed by the hungry vultures that are your readers. But in order to give them what they want, you have to expose it to the world. You should be looking at your blogs layout now - click on Add a Page Element and choose the Feed option.



Simply paste your FeedBurner link here and save your changes. I recommend moving your RSS link to a highly visible area of your page - near the top. Ok, you're done!

In just a matter of minutes you have created a nice shinny RSS feed for all of your loyal readers. By doing this, you're conforming to the rest of the blogging world (which is a good thing) and making your site more accessible to potential fans. Just another step in blogging for money.

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Make Money Online With Your Blog Roadmap

A quick roadmap to help you get on track. Use this as a starting guide for this site, but please do navigate the menu system to obtain even more valuable information.

Beginner

You've heard about blogs but you're not sure what blogging is all about. Or maybe you have a Blogger blog but don't have a clue how you can start making money online with it? Check out some of these articles.
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What is a blog? Learn what a blog and blogging is all about.
How can I create a Blogger blog for free? Learn how easy it is to set up your very own blog with the Blogger service for free.
What is RSS? RSS is a staple in the blogging world. You need to know what this is in your quest to make money online.
What is Google AdSense? Google AdSense is a free service that will help make money with your blog.

Intermediate

You have your Blogger blog setup already. You understand the basics of ad services like Google AdSense and Widgetbucks, but you want to take things to the next level so you can make money online with your blog quickly.
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Integrate AdSense into your Blogger blog You have your Google AdSense account setup - it's time to integrate it into your blog to start making money.
Where should I place AdSense? You can't just slap Google AdSense anywhere and start making money. You need to know the hot spots so you can maximize the amount of money you make with your blog.
How to integrate WidgetBucks on my Blogger Blog? Google AdSense isn't the only ad service to generate money on your blog. Learn how to integrate WidgetBucks so you can make even more money.

Advanced

You're a blogging pro. You have your blogger blog setup and jam packed with quality content and great ad services like Google AdSense and WidgetBucks to make money with your blog. But you want an edge - maybe some top tier tools that will help you tweak your Blogger blogs to perfection.
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HitTail HitTail is a great free tool that let's you easily analyze how your visitors found your site -- in real time!
Top 3 FREE Blog Monitoring Tools These 3 tools are essential to your blogs success.
Create a Google AdSense Channel AdSense channels allow you to track which ads are making you the most money.

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