How to Choose Business Thank You Cards

I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Do you use business thank you cards to let valued customers know that you appreciate their loyalty? As a blogger, I occasionally receive a thank you card from a brand or blogging group that I work with regularly. It's a nice feeling to know that someone appreciates the work you do. As a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

How to Pitch Back So It’s Worth It

Do you know how to pitch back? When I first started blogging, I got so excited when I received an email offering me something. It was almost like Christmas every day. Now that I've been blogging for nine years, pitches and emails can become overwhelming very quickly. I certainly don't want to miss out on a good opportunity that fits my site, but I need to be efficient and effective with how I answer my emails. This post contains affiliate links, … [Read more...]