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DUFFY
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Jim @Bethepro posted this in another thread and I figured I would give it it’s own thread as Jim mentioned. I would definitely be interested interested in this. If anyone else is interested post in this thread and we will see if we can get a group together and coordinate something with Jim.
Please keep the thread free from off topic posts so we can easily tell how many people are interested. @dirtywhiteboy good sniff on that advertising, but in actuality here is an excellent example of how a link to a site is not linkbait or spam. This is related to content that @waltersm reached out to crowdsource a few reviews and guidance on. Being also that he is a contractor and it happens to be on his own business site doesn’t count against him (we do allow your own website in your signature – if you choose to). Again, he only recently joined, so there is always cause for suspicion with that.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:01:04 AM
ROBINSON
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Normally Dirty I would agree, but this is a prime example of how it should be done. It is all about the content that drives the right eyeballs to a website (and search engines to the site). Actually, this is an excellent case study of how to build a site that advertisers would love to pay you to advertise on. If it were generically named such as BestMasonryGuide.com (which is actually available) and then had sections such as @utopia78 suggested, he could make it the wikipedia of masonry tools, mixes and more, including hand and power tools – which is where he could also be an affiliate and sell tools from Amazon or THD or Lowe’s or Acme. Great niche appeal site with higher priced accessories. Just make sure to back it all up with personal experience as well as the experiences of others with reviews and tool head to heads. This is how most of the contractor blogs make their money. By focusing on a small niche and then being the “authority” site about it. Can be a lot of work but you can also make $25K to $100K+ or more. Once you have the formula, it then gets applied to other niche areas.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:05:42 AM
RUIZ
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I left contracting to do online marketing and niche content marketing has one of the highest yields as far as successful home based business’. For many of you this may be an option as you are all authorities on some subject. If there is an audience that is looking for that content, then you may have a second life (pun intended for you internet old timers) as a blogger or website marketer in the construction space. Think about it, as most trades people will need to find a 2nd career when they retire that they can control how much they make based on how much time they invest in it. Being involved in a trade you love, and getting paid to provide support in the form of knowledge to the industry might seem like a perfect way to transfer years of hard work into a profitable venture.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:06:05 AM
DALTON
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Joined: 11/17/2019
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If there are enough of you that would think you would benefit from it, I would be happy to do a few live sessions on Periscope or some other webinar type platform and go over the basics of getting started in construction blogging as more than a hobby. Maybe we can start a new topic thread if you want and use this post as the intro.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:06:21 AM
disruptivetalk
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This behavior is completely unacceptable! If you want to bicker like school kids do so in private message not,I repeat NOT, in the open forum. If there is someone here who annoys you – ignore them. If someone says something out of line, tell a moderator. The past few weeks I have been more of a babysitter for children than a moderator on a forum comprised of adults…some of the behavior I have seen in this thread alone is absolutely ponderous. There will be a few members receiving pm’s from me shortly – the content of that message needs to be needed. There are some of you who were actively pm’ing me while taking part in this BS…upsetting to say the least. I will say that in all probability some of this mess will be related to Jim, not my preferred action but it is what is necessary at this point.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:07:07 AM
DUFFY
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After reviewing this thread I am shocked to see what has gone on in here today, Chad is right about babysitting. I’ve never seen such a new and important topic needing so many deleted posts in the first two pages, This is ridiculous and those involved should be ashamed of themselves. You know who you are and I now know too and have a new member watch list, I will not allow my site to turn into another ordinary argumentative forum like the others that are out there. Consider this as your last Warning, we have other disciplinary actions that we don’t like to use and we haven’t used for 2 years but don’t be surprised if you start to see them again. Off topic point grabbing meaningless posts will cost you points, and the more deleted points you get the closer you get to being banned. And if that happens you’ll lose your entire point balance with no chance of redeeming…… I could take 3400 points away from members right now on this thread, Grow up people. The Hammer is coming down……….Dabbs

  Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:07:39 AM
ROBINSON
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Not really. This a forum with interaction between members on a variety of subjects somewhat related to whatever common interest binds the members. In this case tools, trades, construction. A blog on the other hand is hosted by an individual where he posts about subjects that interest him. He could post daily, weekly, whenever he feels like it. It could be an article, short news snippet etc. There really is no interaction between the blogger and the readers unless the blogger solicits comments. ToolGyud is a blog, BTP is a forum. I have two examples below of blogs.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:07:50 AM
jonsmaradona
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We seriously doubt you woke up one morning as an 8-year-old and decided you wanted to be a general contractor. It’s more likely that you wanted to be an electrician or a plumber or a carpenter, and after years of working in those trades, you fell into contractor work. Is going back to working your primary trade an option? Do you still enjoy doing it? If so, do you need to hone your skills or get additional certifications? It might be worth it if it means another viable revenue stream. I would definitely recommend checking it out Construction Blog
  Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6:41:03 AM

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