Invest in Your Business: Blogger’s Guide to Pitching Brands

There’s a certain irony in me posting about something you can buy to improve your blog right on the heels of my (epically long) post about how to start a blog for free. While it is entirely possible to start a blog without spending money – and yes, to even make money on your free blog – I do recommend investing money back into your blog as you start to make money. I especially recommend investing in educational tools that will teach

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How to Start a Blog for Free in 2017: EVERYTHING You Need to Know to Launch Your Blog Without Spending a Dime

If you don’t know me from my other blogging endeavors, you should know that I started off as a frugal blogger. I started my blog because I wanted to find a way to make extra money, AKA I didn’t have any extra money to spare. Thus, my primary concern when I was getting started was how to start a blog for free AND make money blogging. Granted, I first started blogging nearly eight years ago and the times have changed

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How and Why You Need to Update Old Blog Posts

“They” say that blogging is 20 percent writing and 80 percent promotion, but I think “they” forgot to include one very important aspect of blogging life, and that’s updating old content. Once you write a blog post you really don’t want to just forget about it for the rest of eternity. Well, you could, but it really wouldn’t be in your best interest to do so. Instead, every few months or on a yearly basis (at most), you will want

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere: Wine Affiliate Programs for Bloggers

Here’s a not-so-secret secret: When it comes to working with bloggers, wine affiliate programs can be pretty generous both in terms of commissions and partnering with bloggers to facilitate reviews. There are so many different types of wines in the world and so many different types of wine clubs that it can be hard to distinguish between all of them. If you post about wine on your blog – or are interested in posting about wine – it may be

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Start Making Money with these 10 Blogging Networks

When it comes to professional blogging, one thing that should be on your to-do list is joining at least one great blog network. There are some really great reasons for connecting with other bloggers in this way. The top reasons are networking with other bloggers, learning more about the blogging industry, and gaining access to paid opportunities. Here are a few popular blogging networks that you should check out. They may not all be a good fit, but that’s okay.

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