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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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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Blogging For Fun: How Not To Be A Tool On Social Media

Did you know that I am a nonprofit board member, wish I lived in a different time period, and taught older woman how to cheat at book club? The Uncorked Librarian has been pretty serious these days with posts focused around marketability and resources for others. In that spirit, I promise I will end with some fun blogging and IG caption ideas. However, blogging for fun seems to be a dying beast when we all want to become our own damn bosses and monetize. It is no secret, my blog is my business, but I also want to just write and enjoy.  I want to incorporate and share more about myself. Blogging and Social Media’ing For Fun Instagram At Its Worst If you follow The Uncorked Librarian on other channels, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with Instagram. This past week, an IGer brought home the shallowness and…

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Where To Promote Your Blog and Network: Facebook and Pinterest

I once read that as a blogger, you should spend 20% of your time writing and the other 80% promoting your work. Leery, especially since I spend hours upon hours writing posts, I debated this advice. However, you can create the best content and still receive little blog traffic. You need to be your number one cheerleader and get yourself out there, especially if you want people to read your brilliant posts. Plus, I am a huge advocate for working smarter versus harder—a practice that I am improving upon as a now intermediate level blogger. So where should you promote your blog and network with others to get the most out of your hard work? While I have a presence on every platform—Google Plus, IG, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, you name it—two platforms have significantly helped boost my blog traffic: Facebook blogger support groups and Pinterest group boards.  These social media gems are…

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5 Habits To Stay Healthy & Sane As A Blogger

The Romanticized Version of a Digital Life What do you think of when someone tells you that they are a digital nomad, blogger, or remote entrepreneur? In my mind, I see women in beautiful dresses gallivanting off to exotic places for pictures with pigs on white sand beaches or wearing their coolest workout gear as they zip line through the howler monkeys of Costa Rica. I picture remote professionals snacking on giant plates of free fruits and running from one task to the next, rarely taking a minute to sit. This is my dream version of influencers, freelancers, digital nomads, and bloggers. The reality is that maintaining a healthy lifestyle with an online job is rough and not as romanticized or active as imagined. The Reality for Part- and Full-Time Bloggers Don’t get me wrong. At times, many bloggers are caught in the action listed above. What you don’t see…

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