Sponsored posts have been the lifeblood of my blog monetization for the past 10 years (and counting!). They are the reason I can blog full time and contribute to my household finances in a really meaningful way. Honestly, it baffles me why so few bloggers embrace the world of sponsored content and really put themselves out there for brands and businesses…. Read More
Affiliate Income That Works For You!
What is affiliate income and (more importantly) should I use it for my blog? Affiliate income is a marketing-focussed way to monetize your blog content that involves mentioning, reviewing or showcasing a product available for sale somewhere on the web. Essentially you are helping to sell a product you did not make to people who could benefit from it the most. When… Read More
ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR BLOGGERS
Alright friends – the holidays are upon us and that means that you’re going to be buying and buying and buying (am I right or am I right!?) Without fail, I receive emails every year around this time asking me what a BLOGGER would like for a holiday present. I usually answer with a few ideas, but I’ve realized that over… Read More
Why Internet Friends Are The Best Kind Of Friends
I met my first “internet friend” in October 2009. Me: new mom, so lonely, zero interaction with other moms that I felt connected to, unshowered and wearing my first ever pair of sweatpants (yes, first EVER). Her: new mom, so lonely, zero interaction with other moms in real life, LIKELY unshowered and wearing sweats. Also me: blogging like my life depended… Read More
STEP AWAY FROM YOUR BLOG!!
What happens when something comes up in your life and you just don’t have time to blog!? Such a great questions and, quite truthfully, it happens more than you would imagine. None of us want to take a break from growing our blogs but life gets in the way (work, family, relationships…) and sometimes dropping the ball on your blog… Read More
HOW TO GROW YOUR NEW BLOG
Before we start: If you are interested in starting a blog of your own, I created a tutorial that will help you start your own blog easily. In addition to the low pricing, you will receive a free website domain (a $15 value) through my Bluehost link if you purchase at least 12 months of blog hosting. For what it’s worth, my blogging income did not take off… Read More
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