How to Tell if Guest Posting is Worth It

How can you tell if guest posting is worth it? There isn't a day that goes by that I don't get an email from someone asking me for a guest post. While I would love to say yes, there just aren't enough hours in the day to write that many guest posts. I want to be able to say yes to the ones that are worth it, but it can be a challenge to figure out when I should say yes and when I should pass. Here are a few criteria I have been using when … [Read more...]

How to Share Blog Posts to Facebook Easily

Do you know how to share blog posts to Facebook easily? Without manually copying and pasting or using your share button? I have been trying to automate as many blogging tasks as possible, so I spend less time working. The way I look at it is that if it saves me time without sacrificing quality, it's a good thing. Since I have a number of different blogs, I use a few different methods to share blog posts to Facebook. There are both free and paid … [Read more...]

How to Get a Four Hour Work Week and Be Free

Have you ever heard of the four hour work week? Years ago, I read a book written by Tim Ferris called The 4 Hour Work Week. It's a great book, and I highly recommend you read it. Basically, the author shows you how you can leave your 40+ hour a week job that you hate and work 4 hours a week and live quite well. He enjoys spending his time on the beach in exotic locations. But he feels the principles can be applied no matter who you are and what … [Read more...]

How a Professional Blogging Service Can Help

I've been blogging for about eight years, and in the beginning, I had no idea that a professional blogging service even existed. I used Blogger, and if I wanted something done on my site, I tried to figure out how to do it myself, or it didn't get done. I'm sure you've seen me mention several times that I am NOT technical. While I can do the basics and follow general directions, I do not play with CSS or edit the core functions of my blog. With … [Read more...]

Can I Earn Money Blogging and be Authentic?

Can I earn money blogging and be authentic? Do I need to sacrifice what I believe in to compete with others? You may have asked yourself these questions or ones like it several times. I know that I have. Many bloggers do what they do to be paid, and there is nothing wrong with that. Blogging is a lot of work, and it's not without expenses. Blogging allows many people the freedom to work from home while being there for their families. Earning … [Read more...]

How to Pitch a Brand to Work With You

Do you know how to pitch a brand to work with you? Do you know now to do it in a way that gets a positive response? If not, you certainly aren't alone. Crafting the perfect pitch letter takes time and experimentation. After eight years of blogging, I've learned how to pitch a brand in a way that gets a positive response most of the time.  I'm certainly far from the largest blogger out there, but what I am is authentic, and that comes through in … [Read more...]

Is Working for Free Ever Worth it?

If you're a blogger or online influencer, you've probably seen the question "Is working for free ever worth it?" discussed many times. What bloggers make, who earns what, what company paid (or didn't) pay who what, and any number of other topics are commonly discussed behind the scenes. One of the most commonly debated questions is whether or not working for free is ever worth it. Depending on who you talk to, the answer will vary greatly. I'm … [Read more...]

How to Be a Real Estate Investor – A Freedom Mentor Review

Have you wondered how to be a real estate investor? I'm sure you've seen the programs on television where someone buys a home in need of repair, fixes it up and then sells it to make a profit. Have you ever wondered how they do that or if it was something that you could do as well? In today's economy, many people are searching for ways to make money and build wealth. In this Freedom Mentor review, I will give you my thoughts on the book "How to … [Read more...]

Martin Chitwood – The Influence of the English Common Law​ Review​

As a business major, I've always been fascinated at how laws impacted not only people but businesses. There are many different types of laws we need to be aware of including criminal law, common law and statutory law. Each has a different origin, but all have some influence on our lives and our businesses. When I was offered the chance to review The Influence of the English Common Law on the Law of Commonwealth West Africa by Martin Chitwood, I … [Read more...]

How to Add Your Twitter Handle To Your Tweet

Do you know how to add your Twitter handle to your tweet when you (or others) share your blog post? Do you know why you should? Do you see the share buttons at the top of this post? If you click on the Twitter button, you'll notice that it tweets out the title of my post, a link to my post and my Twitter handle (via @ellenblogs). I have it set up this way so that I can interact with readers who tweet my posts. The @ellenblogs on Twitter sends me … [Read more...]