We are so excited to present the Mother Load Mother's Day Giveaway Event where ONE mom will take home the whole shabang!
RULES: This contest is open to US residents ONLY. Must be 18 or older to win with a paypal account to claim cash…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on May 3, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
A short time ago I was asked by the creator of all the blog hops we love so much and now the creator of the Linky Followers Tool if myself and a few other bloggers would BETA test for him. Of course I said yes. I have to tell you it's pretty cool. As you know GFC was threatening to pull it's service from all non blogger users. Well who cares because now we have the Linky Followers tool.
Here are just a few of the amazing features it has:
This is one …Continue
How To Add Your Link And Join A Blog Hop
I'm writing this post because some moms have asked" What is a blog hop" and " How do I join?"…Continue
Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on December 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
So you have decided to monetize your blog and start offering ad space or sponsorship spots on your blog but the question is: How much do I charge for ad space on my blog? Deciding how much to charge for ad space can be very tricky. Every blog is different, so every blog will charge different prices for ad space- but how do you determine what that price will be?
The truth is there is no set in stone price guideline to go by when it comes to how much you should charge for ad…Continue
There are many different ways to monetize your blog, one of the most common ways is to offer ad space or sponsorship spots on your blog. You can do this through an outside company that will charge a commission or you can do it yourself. This is a complete guide to offering ad space on your blog yourself at a flat rate.
The main thing you need to ask yourself before you get started is
Is your blog…Continue
Before even considering earning money from your blog you should spend your time growing your blog and building it up as much as you can, if you do not have a significant flow of traffic then you will likely fail at your early attempts to earn money from your blog. Advertisers need to know that your blog will bring them traffic and if your blog itself is not generating traffic then you have little to offer.To be successful at making money from your blog you need to…Continue
Many bloggers wonder how they can start earning money from their blogs. We see other bloggers who have ads, offer ad space and seem to be doing great in reference to monetizing their blogs so why not try it? The reality is earning money from your blog is not as simple as one may think and there are a few very important aspects every blogger should consider before adding the factor of advertising to their blog.
Here are a few key factors to consider before getting…Continue
For seasoned bloggers blog hops/link ups are most likely second nature but for others who may be new to blogging blog hops may be uncharted territory leaving them with many questions. If you are unfamiliar with blog hops, they are basically a great way to meet other bloggers and gain followers.
Here are the basic Q&A's on blog hops:
1) What is a blog hop? A blog hop also called a link up is basically a widget, called a linky, that allows…Continue
There are many bloggers looking to gain followers on their new or established blogs. One of the most common questions of new bloggers is, "How can I gain more followers?". While the number of followers is not important to some, we understand wanting to grow your readership is important to many. Please note, if you are a new blogger gaining followers will not always equal gaining readers, the two are not always the same. For more information check out, "My Blog Numbers: Readers vs.…Continue
Adding images to your blog posts can make a huge impact. Pictures (for the most part) are inviting and they add fun and excitement to your posts. As both a blogger and a reader of blogs you are sure to know positive the impact of using images in your blog posts can be. It's even a great break once in a while to…Continue
Over time as a blogger you may come to find that storing your blog images online rather than on your computer is a much easier and convenient way to keep track of your blog images and to keep them organized.
There are many benefits of storing your blog images online:
A few weeks ago we discussed the importance of giving your blog a bit of style and starting to make it your own. In doing that and in growing your blog you may come to find out that a blogs have a lot of extra components: widgets, and badges, and buttons, and so much more. Things can get cluttered REALLY quick and there is nothing worse than an overly cluttered blog for 2 main reasons:
1) If readers can't find what they are looking for chances are they will…Continue
If I could only offer one piece of advice for organizing your blog it would be to use labels. Labels are by far a bloggers best kept secret for organization! I can't stress enough how helpful and beneficial labels can be to you and your blog! I know that some are unfamiliar with labels but they are extremely simple to use and only take a few extra seconds when posting.
Labels are a great way for readers to find what they are looking for but even better they can help you…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on August 15, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
There is a great deal of benefit in posting to your blog on a regular basis. However, most bloggers have faced a time or two (or three) when we know we "should" post to our blog's but we just don't really feel like it, or we don't have the time, or we just don't have anything great to post about.
I have come across many bloggers who have temporary writers block or simply can't find time to balance life and fit in blogging. We all love blogging but the truth is, we all have…Continue
Many bloggers struggle with finding a balance between life (and all that consists of) and blogging. One thing I have learned about blogging is that it is very addicting, and can be very time consuming! For many of us it's hard to fit blogging in (though we love it so much) or we are so addicted we are choosing to blog rather than do things we would normally do, things that may still need to be…Continue
Many bloggers wonder how often they should post to their blog and if it really makes a difference how often the post. While it does make a difference how often you post there is no golden rule as to how often you should post and there is no magic number as to how often you should post, actually it is more important how consistently you post rather than how often you post. It does do your blog a lot of good to have a regular posting schedule.Posting regularly sets your blog up for success and…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on August 8, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Last week we talked about the importance of designing your blog to fit your style. Whether you go with a custom design or design your blog yourself you will have to be the one to maintain it. There are a few small details that could keep your blog in tip top shape, or at least head you in the right direction!
Blog Design & Style Do's:
Last week we covered many great ways to give your blog a bit of style! From free templates to custom design there are plenty of options when it comes to giving your blog a makeover. If you have made a firm decision to go custom and hire a blog designer to create a new look for your blog or if you are still considering it there are a few things you should do to make sure you get all that you want in your design!
1) Do your research before hiring a designer!…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on August 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
For many of us, we spend a great deal of time on our blogs and we put a lot of effort into making them perfect! One of the things many bloggers contemplate about is the decision to go custom!
We want our blogs to look great and have that special touch that makes them unique and one of a kind and this is how we end up questioning whether we should go custom or not!
So is it worth it? That depends! A new blog design has many pros and cons! Here are just a…Continue