Join Book of the Month Affiliate Program

Affiliate programs don't make me rich, but they do bring in extra money each month on my blogs. By adding a few affiliate links into my blog posts, I can earn money when someone purchases something using my link. I use a variety of different affiliate programs depending on what blog it is (I have six). On my book blog, I use book and DVD sites like the Book of the Month affiliate program. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive … [Read more...]

Good Business: An Ethics Workshop for Business Leaders

I've had jobs in the business arena for more than twenty years. I've held positions in a variety of fields from entry level to middle management. While the jobs themselves have varied, the business of ethics has remained constant. No matter how successful you are in your field, without a firm grasp of ethics, you'll never be truly successful. Thank you to the author for sponsoring this post and providing a copy for review. Good Business: An … [Read more...]

5 Blog Things I’m Doing Less Of

I love blogging. I've never had a job that I enjoy more, but I am the first person to agree that it can take tons of time. For those that don't blog, you may not realize it, but it's not a matter of just publishing a post and forgetting about it. There are all sorts of little tasks behind the scenes that go into putting the post together and letting people know that it exists. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Blogger Burnout

How can you avoid blogger burnout? I've been blogging for almost nine years, and I've watched bloggers come and go during that time. Bloggers become hugely successful then burn out and disappear. Why? For the most part, it isn't that they're no longer successful. It's often because they've burned out and given up. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. How to … [Read more...]

Join the One2One Network

If you're a blogger that is interested in working with brands on sponsored content, you should join the One2One Network if you aren't already a member. Sponsored content is one way that I earn money on my sites. While some of it comes direct from brands, some opportunities are shared through blogging groups like the One2One Network. I've had the chance to work one some fun music sharing campaigns that I really enjoyed through this network. I'm … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Monetize Your Blog That Aren’t Amazon

Looking for ways to monetize your blog? Several years ago, I was monetizing my site almost entirely through the Amazon affiliate program. Yes, I had some ad network ads up as well, but as far as affiliate income, Amazon was what I did. Then, one day, Vermont decided to become a nexus state and I was no longer eligible for the Amazon affiliate program. I'm far from an expert but basically, states that become nexus states change how they collect … [Read more...]

From Wealth to Poverty and Back Again: The Story of Katrina Survivor Jason Lapene

Jason Lapene has made millions in the Atlanta real estate market over the past decade. When he's not selling luxury homes, he often spends his free time feeding the homeless and doing charity work in impoverished neighborhoods. For Jason, this isn't something he does to simply pass the time; it's a passion rooted from personal experience. Over a decade ago, Jason was a succesful realtor in another part of the world, New Orleans but he would soon … [Read more...]

5 Conference Must Haves for Bloggers

Which of these conference must-haves do you consider the most vital? Conferences can be a fantastic way to meet new friends and new business contacts. Relationships you develop may lead to future opportunities for your blog. Whether you see conferences as a great way to learn new information or a great place to have fun with friends, there are a few things that you won't want to leave home without. This post contains affiliate links, and I will … [Read more...]

5 Free Plugins Every Blogger Needs

I don't like to spend a lot of money on my blogs when I don't need to. Don't get me wrong, there are times a paid plugin is definitely worth it. But, when possible I turn to free plugins to give me the functionality that I need. Here are five free plugins that I feel are necessary for every blogger. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links 5 Free Plugins Every … [Read more...]

How to Write a Good Amazon Review

Learning how to write a good Amazon review will help your reviewer rank go up. For those that welcome review items, this can have an impact on what products you're offered. Like any other type of review, it's important to pay attention to detail. While an Amazon review may be similar to a blog review, it has a number of differences as well. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking … [Read more...]