How To Add An AWeber Form To Your Facebook Page

Adding an opt-in form to your Facebook Fan Page is not something many people think of as a way of gathering more sign-ups. While it’s explained on AWeber I thought I’d repeat the instructions here for you. It’s actually pretty easy, there are a few steps that need to be completed.

1. First, log into your Facebook account. Once logged in, type in “FBML” to the search box in the upper-right corner.
2. Find the application called “Static FBML”. It should be near the top of the page. Click the “Applications” icon, then click “Add to My Page”, found on the left side.
3. A new window will open containing all of your Facebook pages. Click the “Add to Page” button to the right of the page you wish to have this form added to. Once done, look towards the bottom of the page and click on the “Ads and Pages” icon.
4. Look towards the top and click on the “Pages” link. Scroll down until you find the section that reads “FBML”. Click on the pencil icon in that section and choose “Edit”.
5. Now, log into your AWeber account, and click on the “Web Forms” tab. Create your web form, then click “Get HTML”. A new window will open. Click “Raw HTML Version” in the upper-right hand corner, then copy the HTML for your form to your clipboard.
6. Now, go back to your Facebook account, and paste the HTML of your form in the box. Once done, click “Save Changes”.
7. Now, click on the “Ads and Pages” icon at the bottom again. Then, click “Pages” at the top.
8. Next, click “View Pages”. Near the top of the page, click on the tab with the plus (+) sign, and choose “FBML” from the drop-down menu.

If you prefer video, you can watch it on the AWeber site here:

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That reminds me, are you a fan of Blog Tech Guy on Facebook yet?

How To Publish Your Blog On The Amazon Kindle

We have an Amazon Kindle at home, it’s an electronic book reader. It’s brilliant for storing lots of books on, especially when traveling (up to 1,500 books apparently!), light and easy to read. What a lot of people don’t know though is that you can also read blog RSS feeds on it, and sell your RSS feed to other readers.

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To be able to have your blog content available for Kindle readers to purchase via the Kindle Store, you need to do a few things.

First sign up at Kindle Publishing, you will have to create a new account even if you already have an Amazon account. You cannot use the same details as your Amazon account.

Then provide the answers to 3 security questions in case you forget your password. Finally for the account setup you will have to enter your bank details and Tax ID. If you’re not in the US you can use the check/cheque option.

Once the account is created you can add your blogs. You enter your feed URL (usually your Feedburner feed), then add the details of your blog. You will need to add two images (the help section can tell you how to do this if you’re not sure), on 800×600 for the screenshot, and a masthead/logo a maximum of 430×50 in size.

Then you’re done! You can generate a Blog Preview to see how it looks on the Kindle and then Publish to the Kindle. This takes 48 – 72 hours then appears in the Kindle Store.

You will get paid 30% of the monthly blog subscription price for every subscriber to your blog, however Amazon determines the price on what it thinks is fair. This is usually $0.99 or $1.99, and you will only get 30% of that.

Learn more about the Kindle here.

Blog Training Videos Now Available!

My WordPress Blog Training videos are now available!

These videos answer common questions such as:

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– Registering a domain name, getting web hosting and changing nameservers.
– Using FileZilla FTP.
– Installing WordPress manually and automatically.
– How to create new content, add images etc.
– How to manage plugins, themes and widgets.
– How to set up AWeber and Get Response and manage email lists.
– How to use Feedburner.
– And much more!

In fact there are 40 videos that can be downloaded in various formats, Flash, WMV, MP4 (for iPods), and audio MP3 and PDF transcript.

The full list can be found on the sales page. These videos are screen capture, so you can follow along at your own pace. You can download them, listen to the audio version, or read the transcript. Everything about the blog training was created with the absolute beginner in mind, so you’ll never feel like you’re listening to a rambling tech geek – I hope!

They work with WordPress 2.7 and 2.8 and are available here:
https://www.blogtechguy.com/wordpress-blog-video-training/

You can also make money promoting these videos with my affiliate scheme.