Make Money Blogging: Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers

As you know, I am an advocate for living a life of fulfillment and happiness. A life that you are excited to wake up to, are passionate about, and love. For me, that life is about blogging: helping other bloggers, reviewing new books, and sharing unique travels. As I grew up, making money blogging and turning my passions into a remote career seemed impossible. How could anyone make money blogging? Within the past year, I began learning and studying successful bloggers who make anywhere from $10,000-$120,000 a year. Many of these bloggers, freelancers, and digital nomads offer digital courses, sell products, and secure income through numerous social media channels. At times, the overload of information is overwhelming. Where do you even begin or how do you start to make money blogging? For me, affiliate marketing for bloggers is one of the easiest ways to monetize a blog, and you can…

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Remote Life: What Not To Say To The Blogger In Your Life

Hard To Grasp Life Concepts: Children, Travel, and the Remote Life  Has anyone told you that being childless in your 30’s might be one of the hardest life choices that you face? You will come across hardships in your 30’s that no one will ever warn you about, except for maybe Bridget Jones. For one, if you are a childless woman who either cannot have kids or chooses not to procreate, everyone around you will whisper, question, and judge. You become an enigma—an evil spritely boozer but also some sort of magical and free sorceress with time and money for luxuries like yoga and travel. People dislike you and approach you warily. Some envy you. Others, thank god, could care less. All the while, you slowly drown in a sea of pregnant friends and baby showers.  I swear babies just start falling from the sky. You suddenly gain status as…

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A Funny Christmas Book For The Inclusive Adult: Schmuck the [Woke] Buck

Sigh, I always knew that this would happen to me. I positioned myself and my brand to be a little satirical, slightly offensive, brutally honest, outright ridiculous, and expecting nothing remotely ordinary. I dreamed of The Uncorked Librarian being a little mean girl New England sassy meets southern hospitality with some whiskey and unpredictable hurricane attitude. No one has tested my wine-filled waters like the daring EXO books with their funny Christmas book. And yes, P.S. My keyword is ‘funny Christmas book;’ please cut me a break. You try making ‘Jewish reindeer’ searchable. Maybe this tale will do just that. Before We Get Started When asked to review what I thought would be a children’s picture book about a Jewish reindeer—an adaptation of Rudolph—I honestly thought: Schmuck the Buck, OH FUCK. There is a lot that can go wrong with a rhyming picture book taking a shot at inclusiveness. Not…

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Two Brand New Picture Books About Mental Health

Did you ever wake up to a bad day? Your snooze alarm screams that you are late, and you can’t figure out what to wear. Your food is bland and everyone around you is grumpy. It’s raining, school is boring, and it feels like the world is just closing in on you. How do you beat the funk? Or imagine waking up content in your bed every day, never wanting to leave. Safe and warm, you love your humble abode filled with good books and solitary activities. Although your friends have great parties and ice-skating adventures planned, you might catch the flu. Your hot chocolate might be too hot. These anxiety-prevalent and down and out scenarios greet readers in two new picture books about mental health, Rosie’s Glasses and Hector’s Favorite Place. Both titles address mental health and how to overcome scary and sad obstacles through courage and by approaching…

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4 Ridiculously Amazing Indie Books You Might Have Missed This Year

One of my favorite aspects of book blogging is shedding light on new and more invisible authors. While professional reviewing databases like NetGalley offer advanced reading copies for bestselling authors like Jodi Picoult, many of the indie authors are left in the dark. Although I am admittedly sometimes hesitant to review a self-published or indie title—I have had some real doozies—indie books have been by far some of my all-time favorite reads. From a romance bringing awareness about Alzheimer’s disease to philosophical science fiction thrillers and books for art history buffs, these are my four favorite indie books of 2018: 4 Indie Books and Authors You Might Have Missed This Year A Long Goodbye by Anthony Le Moignan Imagine receiving a solicited book in the mail covered in custom stamps with a personalized note. Across the pond in the UK, Anthony and his publicist sent A Long Goodbye with dreams…

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Get Social On…Pinterest?! What Are Pinterest Communities?

Oh f*ck!!!!! Just when I thought that I was slowly getting a handle on all of my social media accounts, Pinterest had to go and throw Pinterest Communities into the fire. It’s not like I don’t have to tweet my latest instagram complaint, instagram hugging contemporary art in Ohio, pin my latest blog posts, schedule all my social media, check in with my Facebook business page friends and family…oops, I mean followers, network on Google Plus, and gosh whatever else I have forgotten. Oh yea, and troll and police my Pinterest group boards, beg and plead in Pinterest tribes, and now say what?! Join, engage, and create Pinterest Communities?! Where did this feature come from, and why should we all get on board? Quite frankly, I just want to jump ship into a giant ocean of wine. But here I am, not only blogging about Pinterest Communities, but I also…

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