Category Archives for Blogging

Biggest Mistakes Bloggers Make when working with brands

Biggest Mistakes when Working with Brands

One of the ways that I diversify my income from my lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family, is that I work with brands to create sponsored content.  Working with brands has made a huge impact on my income over the past two years.  It went from being 25% to consistently 50% and some months as high […]

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The Importance of Bloggers Disclosing Affiliate Links

Importance of Bloggers Disclosing Affiliate Links

Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t play one on TV. The best way to get information about disclosures is directly from the Federal Trade Commission. If you have never actually read the FTC Guidelines about disclosure, you should! Go here to read their guidelines. This isn’t meant to replace legal advice, but simply […]

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Holly Homer talks about Failure on a podcast called Work @ Home Rockstar

Fail Often and Fail Big is the Fastest Way to Knowledge

Embracing failure as part of your blogging or work from home journey is a terribly difficult lesson. But Holly says “the fastest way to knowledge is through failure.” Fail Often and Fail Big Holly Homer shares her mantra of “Fail Often and Fail Big” in this podcast with Tim Melanson from Work @ Home RockStar. […]

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Take control of your learning curve!

Take Control of the Blogger Learning Curve

All bloggers have done it…we get stuck in the Blogger Learning Curve.  You know what I mean… You take course after course. Watch webinar after webinar. Read newsletter after newsletter. Article after article. You spend so much time trying to figure out how to do it perfectly, that you stop making progress. Have you de-prioritized the […]

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DSLR Aperture - Understanding exposure to create beautiful pictures for your blog

Photography: Digital Camera Aperture

The first step in getting your DSLR camera off the manual mode is to understand Digital Camera Aperture. Photography is a huge component of a successful blog or website. But most of us don’t come to blogging with a deep set of photography skills. We talked about starting slow to prevent frustration in the article Are […]

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