About Alex Mangini

I'm the guy behind Kolakube. I'm 22 and an INTP. I built Kolakube and Marketers Delight, alongside a bunch of blogging and other projects over the years.

Chances are, you know I sell skins for the Thesis Theme. Like any other “good” WordPress theme vendor out there, I offered an affiliate program. Just because it’s something that seemed… normal.

You know about affiliate programs I’m sure. They give people incentives (cuts of commissions) to promote a company’s product. I think affiliate programs are great (and I do participate in a few), and I am not trying to bash the idea of having one.

I just don’t think they’re for me. But my most important realization: I don’t think they add much value to my business as it is today.

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Social networking isn’t just great to meet and greet new people; it’s an essential tool for marketing and updating your readers on your latest and greatest content.

In order to make the direct link between your usage of social media to your blog back to your followers is to allow them to share your content with their followers.

How do you do that without employing a “social media marketer” and installing a bunch of deadly WordPress plugins?

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Images are one of the most important elements a blog article can have. Every post you write should have some sort of illustration or picture to capture the reader’s eye, and more importantly — bring your content to life.

Thesis makes it very easy to add images to your posts, and even comes with some great formatting options. One reader emailed me and wanted to know how he could take his image formatting a step further.

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