Most blogs start out as a hobby. People want to share their ideas or stories about their life and get involved with the online community for a bit of fun. But if your blog starts to a get a lot of subscribers that are reading it on a regular basis, you’ve got an opportunity to start making a bit of money by becoming a professional blogger. You can use ads and sponsored posts to earn some extra cash from your hobby, which is great. If you’re really serious about blogging full-time, the key is to … [Read more...] about A Quick Guide to Selling Products on Your Blog
When it comes to blogging, being able to share resources with your fellow bloggers is just a great thing to do. We have a Resources for Bloggers page you can check out, and any other resources and helpful tidbits we post can be found here.
Privacy, and especially data privacy, has never been such a hot topic as when the Facebook data scandal was discovered. Thousands of users scrolled through their social media profiles, erasing confidential data and implementing stronger privacy settings. Parents even removed the pictures of their children in a desire to protect their privacy, while out-going social butterflies have decided to erase their Facebook page to use over social media platforms instead. As a result, the stock value of … [Read more...] about Preserving Privacy as a Professional Blogger
If you will be attending the Focused Blogging Conference in Richmond, Virginia this year, let me be one of the first to welcome you to the Capital City or #RVA as it's known. The RVA is an absolutely amazing city, and I'm proud to have called it home since 1992. There is so much to see and do in our city, that I wanted to make sure you had a fairly comprehensive list of everything possible. If you find yourself with some free time before or after the conference, I sincerely hope you take … [Read more...] about Things to Do If You Are Attending Focused Blogging Conference 2018
We are honored today to share a post with you written by Ruth Soukup, Founder of Living Well, Spending Less. Ruth is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life. Through her popular blog, she encourages a million and a half monthly readers to follow their dreams and reach their goals, sharing easy-to-implement tips and strategies for saving time and money while focusing on the things that … [Read more...] about How to Profit from Your Passion in 30 Minutes or Less Each Day
So… You want to blog for a living? It’s hardly surprising. There was a time when gifted writers had few outlets to reach an audience with their offerings. Unless you worked for a paper or had a publisher you had to send constant submissions to magazines and hope that one of them would be so kind as to reproduce your work. Now, throw a rock in a franchised coffee bar and you’ll hit a blogger! :-) Look on just about any career website and you’ll likely stumble on more than one article extolling … [Read more...] about 3 Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Professional Blogging
If you are a blogger, or are looking to become a blogger, then you will know how hard it can be to generate an income from it. When the world wide web is so saturated with bloggers, how can you all make an income from it? If you’ve been at it for a while, then you might have tried a few things that no longer work for you. And when you’re in this kind of limbo situation, you can get desperate and cling to any form of collaboration to get paid some money. So what are some of the best strategies to … [Read more...] about Boost Your Blog and Boost Your Income
Some business models rely heavily on salespeople - those who can get out there and present their products, services and ideas to customers and clients. If this is the kind of business that you run, you naturally need to make sure that you have the right people on your team and that these people have access to everything they need. This will allow them to do the best job possible and secure those leads and sales for your business. Here are a few things to bear in mind. A Smart Phone If your … [Read more...] about Boost Business With Splendid Sales Reps!
Whether you are a new business or have been in business for awhile, you will need an EIN number. An EIN is usually recommended for businesses with employees, but there are advantages to having the employer identification number cut across all kinds of businesses. This said, the process of filling out the application forms is very delicate and requires know how. Any slight mistake in filling out the forms can lead to a rejection of the application. Read these 5 tips to filling out your … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Filling Out Your Employer Identification Number Application
I have been blogging professionally since 2012. Before then my blog was basically just a place for me to write and share things happening in our lives. In 2012 though, I decided that I wanted to "run with the big dogs" and actually have a blog that meant something, that stood for something. Naturally, attending a blogging conference was tops on that list. Like any newbie blogger, I was filled with excitement and couldn't wait to learn as much about the blogging business as I could. I have … [Read more...] about Personal Sponsorship: From Proposal to Partnership
How many people do you know without at least one social media account? One? Two? None? Most people have at least a Facebook or a Twitter account, and many people have a few more than that. But you're a busy parent, and while it can be fun to browse social media, you don't have a lot of time for it. Instead of logging in and flicking through a bunch of content you don't care about, take some time to hone and curate your feeds. That way, when you do give precious time to browsing social … [Read more...] about How to Hone Your Social Media Feeds
I am excited to announce the launch of a new Facebook group - Bloggers Over 40. This group is specifically for those of us of a "certain age" that sometimes find ourselves lost in the shuffle in other groups as to where we fit in. Bloggers Over 40 is a networking and support group for bloggers. We will be building our community to offer events and articles that fit into our age bracket and lifestyles, in addition to supporting each other with shares, comments, re-tweets, etc. as … [Read more...] about Bloggers Over 40
With the "official" kickoff of the holidays underway, we have decided to put our weekly #MomWisdom Monday posts on hiatus until after the holidays! You can still find lots of great tips and advice for surviving the holidays from Julie S. and Julie T. and myself ... so be sure to check our holiday posts that will be coming up as the weeks go on! If at any time you have a #MOMSOS moment - just drop us a note via social media or via email! Happy Holidays to each of you! … [Read more...] about Mom Wisdom Monday on Hiatus