how do you create blog banners using your own photo?

i have a fashion blog and need a banner. but i want to use my own image.

and if you don’t know how to do that, do you know where you can add two images together, like side by side?

-thankyou

Random WordPress Plugins: Rotating Banners, Header Art, Images, Quotes, and Content on Your Blog: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/02/28/random-wordpress-plugins-rotating-banners-header-art-images-quotes-and-content-on-your-blog/

Any good graphics editor will do what you want. The images need to be cropped/edited to beforehand. Better if the are both the same size, but make them the same height if at all posssible. Just need to open a new CANVAS and size it to the size needed to put your images side by side. Load both images after making your canvas, copy paste the first image onto canvas. Place where you want it. Go to Layers menu and add new layer. Copy/paste second image onto the new layer. Position it where you want it. Save in the image format you need.

These are good editors:

FREE software (No Animation):

http://www.getpaint.net/ (Very user friendly)
GetPaint.net Plug-ins: http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewforum.php?f=16
http://www.download.com/PhotoScape/3000-2192_4-10703122.html?tag=mncol
http://www.inkscape.org/download/ (Very good for vectored graphics)

FREE online photo editors:

http://www.blibs.com/editor/ (Animation Tools)
http://www.online-image-editor.com/
http://lunapic.com/editor/ (Animation Tools)

Ron

I am interested in starting a blog where I can enter entries and write about fashion and dining and anything I want. I want to eventually get enough views and make money off of it. anyone know where I can go to start my blog and can you put HTML in so I can create a good look for my blog? anyone know a good website that will help me create a blog that will earn money?

There are a lot of options out there. Since you are a beginner, I would suggest that you start off with Blogger. Get a template for blogskins.com or btemplates.com

Whe you’re ready to start making money, visit http://blogpair.com
It has everything you need to make money from your blog. You will need to transfer you blog to wordpress so it will be professional. But there is a tutorial to show you how to do all of that stuff!

Blog Marketing and Home Businesses

Blog marketing is something that all blog owners do. They market their blog so that they can get readers, and make a profit from their blogs. Marketing their blog means to get it out there so that others that are interested in it can find it and read it. It is also a great way to sell things by using affiliate links and programs. Blog marketing can very well become a home business if that is something that you are interested in.

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In order to make a living by blog marketing, you need to know every aspect of it. You need to know what needs to be done to get readers to your blog, how to write about the things that you are promoting and how to get it up in search engine rankings. Doing so will lead to successful blog marketing and making a home business income with it.

One big aspect of blog marketing is SEO. SEO is search engine optimization and it consists of optimizing your blog so that the search engines will find it and rank it as high as possible. Which also leads to more traffic and leads from your blog. If you do not have time to learn SEO, and apply it to all of your blogs, hiring someone to do this for you might be something that you want to consider. Especially if time is an issue.

Outsourcing much of your work is something that you will need to get used to if you plan on making a substantial amount of money with your blogs. You may want to hire bloggers or writers that can write the content for your blogs, and someone else that can leave comments on other blogs with a link back to yours. Spread out all of the duties on a spread sheet and decide how often each thing needs to be done for each blog. Doing so will help you to be more organized and know what you need to do when, as well as prioritize. Using a spread sheet will also help you to keep track of who is doing what, and keep you from asking more than one person to get one job done.

Blog marketing for a home business is not much different from any other home business. You are going to get out of it what you put into it. If you only put in a couple of hours a week into your blogs, you can not expect to make a full time income with them. However, being consistent and working on your blogs every chance that you get will pay off in the long run. You will also discover that there is no better feeling in the world than owning your own home business, and working for yourself.

Just remember to start small, and work hard. That is all you need to become successful at blog marketing and make the income that you are dreaming of. All of your hard work will pay off if you are persistent and keep it up.

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