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GDPR for Bloggers

Disclaimer: The contents of this web page do not constitute legal advice. This page is for informational purposes only, and I strongly encourage you to seek independent legal counsel to understand how your organization needs to comply with the GDPR. You’ve probably heard a lot lately about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. […]

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How to write gift guides

Last year I quadrupled my affiliate income. A few years ago, I met this new blogger who told me she was making $10,000 a month from affiliate income. Last summer, I would have still been skeptical of her. This year, I know that it is entirely possible and then some! I increased my income by creating […]

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Negative Comments – why they are not welcome

Whether on social media, blogging, or creating a business, these days it is all about cultivating a community around a common interest. I’ve seen so many people defend the “rights” of the community when it comes to leaving negative comments. It hurts me so much to see the people creating the blogs, businesses, and online content […]

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20 Things I Learned at BlogHer – Conference Tips + A #BlogHer16 Recap

When I posted in Smart Creative Social (our Facebook group) that I was going to BlogHer, everyone wanted me to share what I learned from the conference. I shared as much as I could via Snapchat and Instagram Stories but there’s a whole lot more! I had my laptop and WiFi and my external hard-drive […]

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Dear Broke Craft Blog Reader: Why Your Sense of Entitlement is KILLING Creators

One of my friends in the craft industry shared a blog post from an author that reads as if it was ripped from a crafting Facebook Group or scrapbooking forum. Replace the words “writing” and “author” with “creating” and “blogger” and you’d be hard-pressed to see any difference. I woke up this morning asking myself […]

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How to get started with Amazon Associates – Affiliate Marketing

How do all of these people make money from blogging without totally selling their soul? (Don’t be THIS LADY). A great place to start making money from your blog is with affiliate marketing.  Amazon Associates, Amazon’s affiliate program, is the easiest affiliate program to get started with. I am so glad you’re here because I […]

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Resources you need NOW to make your blog and business ROCK!

Do you ever wish someone would just TELL you where to find the best help and guidance for your blog and business? Hey, that’s what I am doing, right now! These resources to make your blog and business ROCK make me hop out of my chair with excitement because they are SO GOOD. Be sure […]

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Blogging – you’re doing it wrong. Why “The Dear Mommy Blogger” Blogger is doing it all wrong

Wow…. this is going to be long. READ THIS #NSFW first: Dear Mommy Blogger *may not display due to server crashing – click here for screenshots* I’m gonna jump right so if you don’t know what i am talking about, read the screenshots first *wink*. There are so many problems with this post and it is […]

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Facebook Branded Content Policy and What It Means UPDATED

There are alot of ideas (and freak out moments) surrounding Facebook’s announcement this week about a new Facebook Branded Content Policy and Branded Content Tool. I read through the literature many times and did some research to see what I could find out in the two days since Facebook announced these changes. In  a nutshell, […]

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Stop bashing on sponsored posts

I’ve heard people bash on bloggers who do alot of sponsored posts. I tell you what! There is ALOT of skill in being able to weave a sponsor message into a blog post, write well, check your spelling and not rely on spell check, take amazing photos, learn how to write a tutorial, follow instructions, turn […]

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