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
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
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
Starting a blog is easy. Once you choose the perfect name, you could set up your blog in 10 minutes. Easy peasy, right? However, even though starting a blog is pretty straightforward, the act of blogging takes a bit more time and effort. Especially if you have a specific (often monetary) purpose for blogging. That’s why I thought it would be a good time to talk to you guys and gals about the top 10 new blogger mistakes to avoid.
One of the things I always tell bloggers is that you need to diversify your blogging income. As a freelancer, you just never know when a company may close, file for bankruptcy, change your commission rates, or any other number of factors. Thus, the only way to protect yourself from a constantly changing industry is to diversify! Since the earliest days of my blog, I’ve been involved in affiliate marketing, advertising networks, and influencer networks. But while I believe in