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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FTC Disclosures: What Bloggers & Influencers Need to Know

FTC disclosures on social media can be confusing, and that’s putting it mildly. The FTC recently had a Twitter chat where they let users submit questions, which helped clarify things quite a bit. Below you’ll find some of the highlights of the FTC’s #Influencers101 chat. Back in 2011, I was invited to spend a day at the Consumer Reports campus in Yonkers, New York. It was honestly one of the coolest days I have spent as a blogger. In addition

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Why You Need to Stop Reading Blogging Income Reports

Over the past couple of years, a trend has emerged where bloggers have begun sharing blogging income reports. I’m going to be frank about this: I give this practice major side-eye and generally don’t recommend reading them at all. I DO believe it is beneficial for bloggers to track their income from month-to-month to see how and where their income is growing and what they can do better. It can be fun to look back at how your blog has

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Spook-tacular Halloween Costume Affiliate Programs for Bloggers

Q4 is almost here, 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

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Pinfinite Growth Review: AKA How to Be a Pinterest Superstar

My husband is an attorney and one of the things he has to do to maintain his law license is take a few hours of continuing education courses each year. Since I left my day job to become a full-time blogger I have taken the same approach. I’ve attended conferences in the past but didn’t love the information that was presented so I’ve since switched to reading ebooks and paying for the occasional online course. I spend a lot of time researching classes

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