Showing posts with label Bloggers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bloggers. Show all posts

March 22, 2017

How to Use Facebook Ads to Market Your Pinterest Boards

How to Market Your Pinterest Board
I have decided that using Pinterest for affiliate marketing purposes was way easier than writing posts on my blog and promoting specific items through affiliate links.  Don't get me wrong, I will still occasionally write a fashion and beauty post and include affiliate links to where you can purchase similar items, however I've found that with Pinterest I can Pin items that i'm very found of and promote that item on Facebook with a link directly to my  board on Pinterest where you can also find that item and more similar items of it's kind. You absolutely cannot post direct affiliate links on Facebook, it's the fastest way to get into Facebook jail..... maybe someday they'll overturn this rule but until then you have to share links to a site that contains affiliate links like your Blog or Pinterest.

March 14, 2017

How to Make Money on Pinterest through Affiliate Marketing

How to Make Money on Pinterest

Someone asked a question in one of the Facebook groups that I belong to. They asked how to make money through affiliate marketing?  I took the liberty to answer not because I think I'm pretty knowledgeable because i'm not, but I answered because I wanted to share some honest information with her about how I was able to make a little money on Pinterest through affiliate marketing products from Amazon.  I should mention that there were a lot of people that had responded to her question.  A lot of them were posting links to programs that other Bloggers were selling on their websites. I did check out some of them because I was curious to see how much these programs cost. I was surprised to find that some of them were quite expensive... anywhere from $50 to $300.

March 9, 2017

Lifestyle | February 2017 Blogger Income Report

The data below covers two blogs, this one and my Wigmaking Blog.  My Wigmaking blog serves as my business blog because it's tied to my LLC and also my online store  Lace Wig Straps.  Both blogs, however, I use for affiliate marketing which I've just started actively doing last year. I've decided to only report the affiliate income that I've actually received a payment from... most affiliate companies have a threshold that you have to meet before they will send payment.

February 26, 2017

Lifestyle | January 2017 Blogger Income Report

Blogger Income Reports

This year I've made the decision to become transparent and post my monthly income and expenses. I'm not by any means a successful blogger, I don't make a lot of money from my blogs or my online business. I currently have two blogs, this one and wigweaves.com.  I consider WigWeaves my business blog because it's tied to my LLC and also my online store lacewigstraps.com.  Both blogs, however, I've decided to use for affiliate marketing which I've just started actively doing last year. I have never done affiliate marketing before because I've always thought it was too much work even though I know some people have become very successful at it.

September 14, 2016

Lifestyle | My YouTube Video Earnings | What I Make Monthly

My YouTube Video Earnings
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When it comes to earning money on YouTube, the figures fall all over the map. There's little we can do but hope that all of our hard work and efforts yield some sort of profit from month to month. Yes, we all feel YT is a hobby and something to pass the time, but when you're retired like me, you look forward to seeing that monthly deposit from Google in your bank account each month.

March 29, 2015

Lifetstyle ~ New Business Cards to Match the Theme of my Blog & Social Media Sites


I recently got new business cards to match my new Blog Header design, this same design was then created as a Suite for all my social media sites... Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, you can see photos here or just click on the social media icons above.  Added to the mix was a business card template in the same design as well... because some of us Bloggers are very particular in wanting things uniformed.... at least I am.

These card were designed by the talented Graphic Artist and Lifestyle Blogger named Serena of Pretty Wild Things. If you're looking for something different, she'll certainly create a unique design to your liking. I got my cards made by Vistaprint, I just uploaded my new design and added the text using the template provided in the card design area.... it was very simple and easy to follow.

March 13, 2015

Lifestyle ~ My New Blog Header Design and Social Media Headers to Match

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Just in case you haven't noticed, I have a fabulous new Blog Header as well as all new headers for my social media accounts..... Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Youtube.  Also included was a new Business Card design which I will debut in the future after I've had them made.

November 17, 2014

Beauty ~ Favorite Palettes for the Holidays ~ Beauty Blogger Collaboration


As the end of the year nears, a few of us have gotten together to choose some of our favorite palettes for the holiday season.  For me, I've chosen a several palettes that I have grabbed over and over again throughout the year to create various looks.  While I have a lot of palettes, the ones listed below I have used the most because I'm addicted to bright colors.

October 25, 2014

Lifestyle ~ The Money Side of Blogging + October 2014 Income


I haven't posted my Blogging earnings all year but I've finally decided to post my earnings for the month of October 2014.  My payments from Blogging varies from month to month and lately it has been skyrocketing.  This month I had a lot of payments from outside sources which resulted from direct contact from PR companies.
  

August 31, 2014

Blogging ~ Why I'm Moving Away From Disqus Commenting System

I've been on Disqus for about 2 years and i've learned a few things about their commenting process that I feel hasn't helped my Blog.  Disqus is great for people that don't have a Google account because it allows them to comment using other profiles such as FB and Twitter. While Disqus has those perks along with others such as showing "related post" it doesn't help my Blog in the page ranking system.  I was searching for information that would give me more insight about Disqus whereas it relates to the google/alexa ranking system, but I kept coming up empty.

I know that comments are really important in the scheme of things and especially when it comes to page rank.  I've also realized that by not having my comments on Google's blogging platform, my comments doesn't show up in my Google feed.  With Youtube being a part of Google, it's very easy to respond to comments on my videos through the Google+ app, but Disqus fails to have an app that notifies you when you get comments.

The only way to comment using Disqus is by logging directly into my Disqus profile or scrolling through my Blog posts, those are the only viable ways to respond.  I'm at a point now where I don't want to feel restricted.  Removing the Disqus application code from my blog won't affect the existing comments, they will always stay in the Disqus commenting stream of my profile if I need to access them for any reason. With this said, if you're re-reading some articles i've written where you've commented on and notice that they're gone, it's because I've changed over from the Disqus commenting system to the Google+ commenting system which is a part of Google's Blogger platform.

December 30, 2013

Blogging ~ How To Find Your Contacts In Linkedin

How To Find Your Contacts In LinkedinI'm particularly writing this post for my own sanity. Every month I update my social media numbers inside my Media Kit and I can never figure out where or how to find my contacts in Linkedin.  Now instead of searching the internet, I can just re-read this post each month and save myself a lot of time.

STEP 1
From your Linkedin profile, there's 5 tabs across the top.  Click on the "Network" tab which shows a pull down menu.  Next click on the "Contacts" tab.

December 14, 2013

Blogger ~ How to Use your Blogger Cut Tool to Create the "Read More" Option

Using the Cut Tool Option in BloggerWouldn't you love to have a beautiful home page enticing your readers to choose from many different articles instead of having them read one or two really long ones? I thought I would share how easy it is to create a beautiful home page for your Blog by using a few simple editing tools.


November 20, 2013

Blogger ~ Run Your Own Affiliate Marketing Campaigns on Twitter and Make Money!

Affiliate Marketing on Twitter
Someone once asked me how I made money using Twitter. I became very excited to share with them how easy it was to use their Twitter accounts to make money without even having a Blog.  Let me explain how it's done.
  1.  Make sure you have an active Twitter account all set up and ready to go.  
  2. Choose one or two of your favorite affiliate marketing companies to work with, my two favorites are Linkshare and Shareasale.

November 15, 2013

Blogger - Why You Will Never Make Money as an Affiliate With Sephora and Nordstroms

I'm a Beauty Blogger and my target niche is Beauty, so it makes perfect sense to market beauty products on my Blogs. Today I focus on two of the most notable brands Sephora and Nordstroms.  Below is what each company offers in terms of commission and return days:

Sephora - 5.00% commission on all goods   Return Days = 1 Days
Nordstroms - 2.00% commission on all goods Return Days = .5 Days

In the tables below you will see that I made a total of $4,203.24 in sales in a 2mo period.  I will not be paid one penny for these sales even though they were purchased through my affiliate links because they are all deemed as "non-commissional sales."

November 11, 2013

Lifestyle ~ Make Money on YouTube by Partnering With FullScreen

Make Money on YouTube by Partnering With FullScreen
YouTube is a platform that many Bloggers don't incorporate into their daily blogging routine, I think many of you feel that you need to have the perfect equipment to make a video, but i'm here to tell you that you're wrong.

My second highest grossing video is a photo slideshow entitled "How to Clean a Chandelier".  I didn't even have a video camera at the time that I made that video so I uploaded the photos into Window Media Maker and put together a slideshow, then uploaded it into Youtube.  That was back in 2010 when I first joined YT, now that video has over 15,000 views.

October 30, 2013

Blogger ~ October 2013 Earnings from Ads and Affiliate Marketing

I wrote a post at the beginning of October letting you know that I was going to drive traffic to my Blog by promoting products from affiliate marketing sites.  I was going to post two to three products a day and share the posts to all my social networks and other online readers such as Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon and Reddit. My goals for doing this was to try and increase traffic to my Blogs so that I could improve my Google and Alexa ranking.

The three Blogs that I focused on to increase traffic were my Beauty Blog, my Wigmaking Blog and my Fitness Blog,  so for these three Blogs I picked products that were cost effective, appealing and items that I would actually buy for myself or family.

October 17, 2013

Blogger ~ How To Get Serious Traffic to Your Blog

How To Get Serious Traffic to Your Blog
There are three major ways to send serious traffic to your Blogs and many Bloggers over look them.  If you've been just focusing on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and overlooking other networking sites, then you're really doing yourself an injustice.  It's very easy to use your sharing icons and ping your post to these three sites and if you do, you will see your traffic increase 100% instantly.

October 7, 2013

Blogger ~ How to Add the Pinterest Widget to Blogger Blogs

How to Add the Pinterest Widget to Blogger Blogs I wanted to add the Pinterest widget to my Blogger Blogs but I kept coming across obstacles that prevented it from showing up. I'm very familiar with HTML and I like a challenge so I tried several different options and I found the one that worked.

Below is step by step instructions on how I was able to adjust the code and get it to work on my Blogger Blogs.

October 1, 2013

Blogger ~ How To Get Over 2000 Page Views in One Day

Get Over 2000 Page Views in One DayThis is a screenshot of the Overview section of my Blogger panel.  I'm closely monitoring my page views because i'm trying a new strategy on this particular Blog.  I wasn't sure if it was going to work but after closely watching the results over the last week, i'm pretty positive going forward with the changes I've been implementing.  I decided that I wanted to learn the art of Affiliate Marketing so I went to YouTube to search for ways to market products and improve my sales.  After watching quite a few affiliate marketing videos about how to drive sales and writing down my strategy, I began implementing all my changes immediately. 

September 5, 2013

Blogger ~ How to Use LinkedIn for Affiliate Marketing

How to Build Brands and Relationships Using LinkedInLast night I joined a Webnar sponsored by Serve that was entitled "LinkedIn for Bloggers: Connect with Brands and Build Relationships".  It was about 30 minutes long with a Q&A session at the end.  All the participants were on mute but we were able to submit our questions through the program used to connect the Webnar on the internet.