How I Make Money Blogging

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One blogger’s path to finding success
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Achieving blogging success is not something that happens overnight- a fact that Amy Locurto, of LivingLocurto.com, can readily attest to from her experience. Along with working as a graphic designer and co-founding an additional blog, Locurto reveals her blogging business plan for her monetary success. 



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Maximizing Your Sponsored Content Opportunities

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A strategy for sponsored content success
Maximizing Sponsored Getgood

We each have our own definition of blogging success, but for many bloggers, the end game is to make money. Your financial goals may be modest, such as to cover blog hosting fees, save for a family vacation, contribute to your retirement fund, etc.- or you may want to make a living from your blog.

Regardless of how much money you would like to make from your blog, the key to success when working with brands is the same: You will be more successful when you reliably demonstrate that you can deliver to a brand’s objectives. The better your results, the more successful you will be at securing opportunities (and commanding higher fees) for your work.



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Pros and Cons of Having Multiple Blogs

Should you have one blog or many?
pros and cons of having multiple blogs

In my work as a blogging consultant, I’ve had people ask if they should have multiple blogs. People want multiple blogs for various reasons, and sometimes it’s a good thing to do, and other times not so much.

To help you make the decision regarding whether you should have one blog or many, check out these pros and cons of having multiple blogs.

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7 Ways to Monetize Email

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7 Ways to Monetize Email

One of the things we get the most kudos about is our email marketing programs. Most bloggers still using RSS feeds to deliver email don’t know about the real power this medium can have for their businesses. Despite texting, Snapchat and messaging services, email is as much of a staple as your mailbox.



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Signs that it’s Time to Abandon Your Blog

Should you give up on your blog, or should you keep on pushing?
Signs that it's time to abandon your blog

Most people start a blog with excitement, but no doubt about it, blogging is hard work. It takes time, effort, and some cases a lot of money, and sometimes in spite of pouring a lot of all of that into a blog, it can be hard to gain any serious traction.

But does that mean you should abandon your blog? Maybe, or maybe not. Read on for the signs that it could be time to throw in the towel and quit blogging.

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5 Ways to Elevate Your Blog to Business with Twitter

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If you have to pick one social media channel for business, it should be twitter.
Twitter for Business

Every major social network now has a publishing function that allows you to share your work with your social media audience. As a busy blogger, you don’t want to spend too much time on social media without any tangible results – time you could be spending crafting quality content. If you have to pick one social media network for professional purposes, it should be Twitter.  



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Pros and Cons of Disabling Blog Comments

Some big name bloggers have disabled blog comments. Should you disable them too?
Pros and Cons of Disabling Blog Comments

If you follow top bloggers such as Copyblogger and Michael Hyatt, you may have noticed that they’ve made the choice to disable blog comments.

Blog comments are one of the key aspects of a blog, so why would anyone disable them? Read on for the pros and cons of disabling blog comments, so you can decide whether or not doing this yourself is a good idea.

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