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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11 Ways to Make Money on Pinterest

  Unless you have been living under a rock for the past several years, you probably know that Pinterest, the social media platform that is best described as a virtual pin board, is wildly popular. What you might not know is that many people, especially bloggers and entrepreneurs, are cashing in on their Pinterest profiles. With over 100 million users (the majority of whom are women), you can’t afford to ignore this platform. Want to get in on this? Keep

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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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Forget WordPress: 3 Alternatives You Need to Jump On

While it may sometimes feel as though WordPress is the only blogging platform, there are plenty of WordPress alternatives that you may want to consider before starting your blog. Here’s a quick rundown of three of the best WordPress alternatives. If you are thinking about blogging or creating a website, odds are, you will choose WordPress. However, as the most commonly used blogging and website platform, WordPress can be over-rated, and give talented bloggers a narrow path to success. Why

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