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
A Facebook fan page is a great way to expand and connect with your target audience. Fan pages were designed as a way to give public figures, brands, organizations, and businesses a way to share stories with the people who they would most like to reach. Many bloggers successfully use fan pages to engage their audience, share their blog content, and direct traffic to their blog and any other offerings they may have. However, when you are just getting started
Welcome to Q4, bloggers! If you haven’t already read it, get caught up on how to make money during Q4 by taking advantage of all of the sales and promotions that retailers are offering, and the shopping that everyone is doing, to put some extra cash in your pockets. First up in the Q4 craziness? Halloween! Halloween is BIG business for retailers, although the timeframe is typically pretty short. Many people buy one new costume a year – especially if