‘Tis the Season: Gift Ideas for Bloggers

The holidays are just around the corner, which means many of you are either working on gift guides or have already published them. While you’ve been searching for the perfect gifts to include on your own guides, have you stopped to think about what to include on your own personal wish list? When it comes to blogging, I’m a firm believer in two things: Blogging need not be expensive. You don’t need to go out and invest in the best of

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5 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Making Money

Many of us got excited about blogging for a variety of reasons. For one, it’s a great way to allow your voice to be heard on a larger scale. It can also be a fantastic way to make connections and engage with people all over the world. However, one aspect of blogging that really gets people’s attention these days is the fact that it can be a great way to generate a significant income online. With that being said, many

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How to Use Amazon Native Shopping Ads to Skyrocket Your Blogging Income

Amazon is always testing out new ways for those that are Amazon Associates to make more money (and push Amazon to their readers a little bit more), and one of the newest tools that bloggers can use is Amazon Native Shopping Ads. Amazon Native Shopping Ads work differently than traditional CPM ads, where your readers simply have to see the ad for you to earn money. Instead, Native Shopping Ads work more like traditional affiliate links, in that when people

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Finding Inspiration in Dan Rather’s Facebook Success

My college degree is more or less in journalism. Technically, it’s in English, but considering I spent an average of 40-60 hours per week (if not more) at the University of Michigan’s student newspaper, The Michigan Daily, I learned far more about journalism than I ever did about English literature. Because of my own history, I tend to view bloggers as solo journalists who become experts in whatever fields they write about. Of course, traditional journalists typically have to follow

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Grammarly is a Must-Have Tool for All Bloggers

  I was an English major in college and the managing news editor at our college paper, which means that I was a fairly good writer when I graduated. Over time, however, I’ve found that all of the writing rules I used to be able to recite at the drop of a hat have flown by the wayside. I’m obviously a big fan of over-using idioms. Sometimes I find myself wondering something as basic as whether or not a sentence needs

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