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    Blogging Tips,  Entrepreneurship

    Taxes for Bloggers: An Accountant’s Guide!

    As a blogger or influencer, it’s important to be aware of the tax laws that apply to you. Unfortunately, these rules can get a little confusing! Couple that with rampant misinformation in Facebook groups, and it can leave you feeling stumped about what you need to report or pay. That’s why we’ve brought in Wendy Karlon, CPA, to break down everything you need to know about taxes for bloggers! From entity type to self-employment taxes to business deductions, let’s talk taxes…. Disclaimer: This post was written by Wendy Karlon, Certified Public Accountant (CPA). It is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute individual financial advice. The information provided…

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    Jasper AI Review: Can a Robot Write Great Content?

    Is Jasper the future of content creation? That’s what many people are asking themselves since this AI writing tool began making waves in the online marketing world. But does its promises of high-quality content in minutes hold true? Let’s take a look at this artificial intelligence tool… Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. As an affiliate, I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. What is Jasper? Jasper is an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that is designed for bloggers, copywriters, freelance writers, and other online marketers. In my opinion, it’s the best on the market for these professionals (and you’ll see more about why in the demo below). At its core,…

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    Social Media Tips

    How to Use Affiliate Links on Idea Pins

    Gone are the days of Pinterest driving massive amounts of traffic to blogs.  They’ve made it clear recently that their mission is focused on keeping people on-platform as well as e-commerce.  But don’t write off the platform just yet.  Pinterest announced that creators could utilize affiliate links on idea pins, and this could be an easy monetization stream to add to your business! What are idea pins? Idea pins are kind of like Instagram stories, but they don’t disappear after 24 hours.  Instead, they keep growing in views and are permanently discoverable on the platform.  You can utilize both photos and short-form video content for an idea pin, which can…

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    Blogging Tips

    How Bloggers Can Use Artificial Intelligence to Write Blog Posts (and More!)

    As a blogger, your goal is always putting out quality content that will engage your readers. You want to answer their questions, solve their problems, and genuinely help them. But with the amount of competing content published on the web every day, it’s hard to keep up. Enter your new best friend: artificial intelligence for blog writing. Before I lose you – don’t worry, I was super skeptical when I started using an AI blog writer. I thought, “How is THAT going to work?” But it’s been a game changer! AI helps me publish posts 5x faster than I used to, which allows me to put out quality, SEO-optimized content…

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    Blogging Tips

    Master the Media Course Review: Why Wellness Experts Should Try This Course!

    In the online marketing world, there are many courses that claim to boost your income or land you brand deals – but few live up to the hype. However, the Master the Media course is a comprehensive program that lives up to its primary promise: helping you get your name in the news. In addition to that, you’ll learn how to leverage your expertise for more income-generating opportunities. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. As an affiliate, I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. Why Take a Course? It’s been said that “content is king” for bloggers – but what if there aren’t that many people seeing your content yet?…

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    Blogging Tips

    8 Keyword Research Mistakes that Bloggers Should Avoid

    Whether you’re new to blogging or have been writing for years but just started learning about SEO, there are a lot of keyword research mistakes that are often made.  Learn about these potential pitfalls now so that you can avoid them and make quicker progress towards your blog traffic and income goals! Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links; as an affiliate I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. Mistake #1:  Not doing any keyword research. This sounds incredibly obvious, but it’s something a lot of bloggers – myself included – have done at the beginning of their journey. When I started, I downloaded Yoast and cheerfully entered a “keyword” (aka…

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    Blogging Tips

    How to Add Amazon Affiliate Images and Alt Text in WordPress

    Wondering how to add Amazon affiliate images to your blog posts?  Learn how to add your images in both the classic editor and the block editor (Gutenberg).  You’ll also find out how to add sponsored/no follow attributes and add alt text to these images. Background on Amazon images, link attributes, and alt text You might think that all you need to do is grab the image code and you’re all set!  But read up on these two factors you’ll need to understand as you add the codes to your site: 1. Link attributes for affiliate links You’ll want to add a rel=”sponsored” or rel=”nofollow” code to all your affiliate links…

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    Blogging Tips

    The 20 Best Gifts for Bloggers (That They’ll Actually Love!)

    These gifts for bloggers are perfect whether you’re shopping for the holidays, birthdays, or even a special “just because” present. Bloggers are notorious for working hard and hustling to grow their sites.  Each of these gifts will help them to either continue to grow their business, help with work/life balance, or just make them smile. Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links, including Amazon affiliate links.  As an affiliate, I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. 1. Blogging and Business Books Books in the blogging field can become outdated somewhat quickly, but there are several books that have concepts which apply timelessly.  Plus, any book on entrepreneurship, sales, or business are…

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    Blogging Tips

    Why Your Organic Search Traffic is Dropping – And How to Fix It!

    When you see your organic search traffic start to decline in Google Analytics, it can be tough to figure out what’s going on.  You might wonder if you were hit with a Google algorithm update, or if people just aren’t as interested in your topic.  Learn how to tease out what’s going on with your site and how to start to recover when your organic traffic drops. Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links; as an affiliate I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. Reasons for Traffic Drops Outside Your Control First off, let’s chat about what could make your organic search traffic fall.  There are a few natural reasons that…

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    Blogging Tips,  Social Media Tips

    15+ Blogging Networks to Earn Money on Sponsored Posts

    If you’re a blogger looking to start doing more sponsored posts, you may want to check out the different blogging networks.  These websites offer a place to apply for sponsored post opportunities in an easy way.  While you may only secure a few of the many opportunities you apply for, it can be a great way to get your foot in the door with sponsored content. What is a blogging network? A blogging network acts as a middleman of sorts – they help brands manage sponsored post opportunities.  The network is usually responsible for handling the application processes, initial (and sometimes final) influencer selection, and ensuring those working on the…