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How to create income as a blogger

Blogging gives me so much joy. It has literally changed my life for the better in all areas. I am happy with the freedom and flexibility my job gives me. It has allowed me work from home, and care for my growing family. Blogging has also opened my eyes to other ways I can make money online, working from home. 10 Years ago, I didn’t know what blogging was about and didn’t read any blogs.

So much has changed in the last few years. I now know so much about blogging, thanks to running Fashion and Style Police for over 6 years. In this last 6 years, I have set up another blog and shut it down after running it for a year or so. I have written a book – How to Cash in as a Blogger (available on only Amazon as eBook). Also, I have become a Copywriter, Social Media Manager and Blogger Outreach Consultant. I have also set up a YouTube Chanel which I plan to work on some more this year.

 

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Over the years, I have learnt various ways of creating income as a blogger. I have played around with many of them and these have been the most successful for me –

 

Sponsored Posts

This happens when brands pay you to write about their products and services. Sometimes, SEOs are only after a link to their client’s website in the post and are not too bothered about how you word the entire post. I earn a living by publishing sponsored posts on this blog. Sponsored posts bring the most income for me.  Brands contact me most of the time for sponsored posts. Sometimes I indicate interest when I see a tweet or Facebook post requesting bloggers for a campaign.

 

Ads on Social Media

I make money on social media by posting ads for brands. Sometimes, the brand may have a social media campaign, and after accounts with a certain number of followers/engagement. Most of the time, social media ads are requested together with sponsored posts, but a few times, they come standalone. It is worth growing your social media platforms with real followers and engagement if you plan to monetising them.

 

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Affiliate Marketing

Another great way of making money as a blogger is through affiliate marketing. I have used quite a few and made some money off them. My current favourite is the Amazon Associates. It is working so well for me at the moment. There are so many great products available on Amazon, which means many different opportunities to make money.

 

Banner Ads

I make some money thanks to Banner Ads. I am signed up with WordAds, and I am happy with the income I am making from it. I also have banner ads I run for other brands outside of WordAds. It is a great way to make money once your blog is established. I usually agree on a fixed fee by month with private clients.

 

Selling Products and Services

I have found various copywriting, social media management and blogger outreach clients thanks to my blog – Fashion and Style Police. Many of my clients have found me one way or the other thanks to my online presence – through the blog or social media platforms. I also send blog readers to my   eBook – How to Cash in as a Blogger on Amazon. If you have a product or skill to advertise, having a blog will definitely help you get the word out there.

 

How do you create income as a blogger?

 

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3 tips for ageing healthy

*Collaborative post.

Ageing is not something we can fight, but we can control how we age if we have a healthy lifestyle. I could go on and on with healthy lifestyle tips but I am going to keep this post simple and straight to the point. Having a healthy lifestyle will help us age better and we can start making these simple lifestyle changes today.

Here they are –

 

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3 tips for ageing healthy

Stay Active

Staying active is one of the most important ways to age healthy. Regardless of how old you are, you need to ensure you stay active. Being idle is the fastest way to put on weight and it plays on your mental health too, which is not good for your overall health. Being outdoors at least once a day does help. I work from home but the school run takes me out everyday. Plus, I also make sure I get enough steps indoors and outdoors by being busy, running errands, and just staying active.

If mobility is an issue, you can look at getting Mobility Scooter to get you around.

 

Get enough sleep

Good sleep is very important. We need to ensure we get enough hours of sleep to function properly. Lack of sleep makes me grumpy and very disoriented and I am sure it is the same for many. Which is why sleep is very important. The trick to sleeping well is to ensure your bedding and bedroom is very comfy. So fresh smelling bedding and comfy pillows and mattress helps. Also, making sure the room is the right temperature helps too! I know I struggle to drift off when the room is too hot or too cold.

Most ground floor rooms tend to be cold during the winter season. But that may be your only option if you struggle to get up and down the stairs. Having said that, stairlifts can help a lot when it comes to getting you up and down the stairs, if you are struggling. So it may make sense to invest in that if needed, and get some decent sleep.

 

Watch diet

You are what you eat and drink, so paying attention to your diet is very important. A healthy diet would help you live longer and it also protects you being ill. Having a balanced diet rich in all the essential nutrients is the way to go. Don’t forget to drink the recommended 8 glasses of water everyday, and don’t survive on tea, coffee, fizzy drinks and alcohol. It sounds bizarre, but I know many people who hardly drink water.

 

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These healthy lifestyle tips sound like a no brainer, but we can easily neglect our health and take them for granted. We need to pay attention to all aspects of our life and make the necessary lifestyle changes so we can age healthy and live a happier life.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any important healthy lifestyle tip to share? Please share in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Why You Should Unfollow Anyone Who Makes You Feel Bad About Yourself

Social media is a great way to show parts of your life. But people only share the best sides. When they do that, they unintentionally leave others who view their post feeling bad about their own lives, because they’re not measuring up. If that’s you, then you’ve probably started hating your experience online already.

My advice is to unfollow any account that makes you feel bad about yourself. Make sure that the accounts that you follow on social media uplift and inspire you to live your best life. Sieve out the accounts that don’t give you the motivation you need to shine.

 

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You need to stay away from anything that will tempt you to compare yourself with someone else

It affects the best of us. We see a beautiful picture of a friend or come across a status update saying that they hit their income goal and immediately we start comparing ourselves with them.

Sometimes you try to trick yourself into thinking that you’re assessing yourself so that you’ll know what your problems are and know which areas need your attention. But on the contrary, what this does is to crash your self-esteem and make you doubt your capability to achieve your goals.

 

You have to fill your online space with posts that inspire you to be better and achieve your goals

There’s nothing as demotivating as being constantly reminded that you’ve not reached your goals. Working on your goals is already difficult as it is. Help yourself succeed by surrounding yourself with positivity that will motivate you to keep hitting your goals.

 

Your purpose on earth is not predicated on you destroying yourself but on building yourself up

Life is already challenging enough on its own. So finding ways to self-sabotage shouldn’t even make it to your to-do list.

Of course, nobody plans to feel bad or have self-sabotaging thoughts about themselves while scrolling through their news feed. But since you do have control over what you allow yourself to see, then why not make use of it?

Consuming content that builds you up and helps you to be the best version of yourself is something that you develop over time. As you gradually and consciously decide to only follow what builds you up, then you’ll feel better about yourself.

 

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But then here is the truth…

It’s hard to unfollow. Some of those people whose posts make you feel bad about yourself are friends, colleagues, people you went to school with or even people you admire. The thought of unfollowing them makes you feel guilty. Or worse, it makes you feel like you’re a bad person.

But if you take a step back and look at it objectively, you know that your mental health means so much more than a bunch of accounts you follow on social media. Do whatever is necessary to attain that level of peace of mind. Remember, self-love is not selfish.

 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you follow anyone that makes you feel bad about yourself?

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