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  1. How To Be A Brilliant Blogger Without Burning Out

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    The internet is a vast place, and there’s no shortage of content. It’s not just the amount of content that can be overwhelming, it’s also the number of bloggers who are trying to get their voices heard. And with so many bloggers vying for attention, it can be hard to maintain your own voice without feeling like you're losing your mind.

    A brilliant blogger is one who can write well, produce content consistently, and maintain a balance between work and personal life. But these days, it is not easy to be a brilliant blogger without feeling completely overwhelmed with how much work is involved in producing a high quality website. 

    From SEO to website technical errors, to keyword research, marketing, collaborations, outreach, photography and the content creation itself, here are some tips that will help you become a better blogger without burning out.

  2. The Essentials For Working From Home

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    For many of us, working from home is a blessing; you get to avoid the hustle and bustle of a busy office, don’t get stuck in traffic and you have one of the easiest commutes ever.  It’s also incredibly flexible and makes working around having young children a lot easier in most instances.  It’s not without its downfalls and certainly doesn’t suit everyone.  For me, I wouldn’t change it for the world and hope I can continue to work from home for the foreseeable future.

  3. What Is Awin?

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    If you want to make money blogging then you may have read about bloggers using Awin to earn a passive income from their online blogs and social media accounts.  However, you might not know what Awin actually is!  Fear not!  Today I am going to explain to you what Awin is and how you can use their platform to monetise your blogs or make money from social media.  So what is Awin?  How does Awin work? How can you use Awin to make money from a website or a blog?  We'll explore all these questions and more in this Awin review.

  4. Starting a blog as a business

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    Blogging is a great way to share your knowledge and expertise with the world. It also provides you with an opportunity to start a blog as a business to provide an extra income source, with the potential to be a full-time career choice in the future!  

    Blogging has grown from a hobby to a profession in the last decade. If you're thinking of starting your own blog, you might be wondering if it's worth it. The answer is that yes, blogging can be an excellent way to earn money.

    So is it easy to get started?  And how do you start running a blog like a business?  Let’s take a look.

  5. How to grow traffic to your blog

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    You can't just have a website and hope that people will find it and use it often. You have to put in the work to make sure that people find your content, products, and services. Getting people to come to your website and blog takes a lot more than just good content. Building an audience and keeping it often takes a lot of hard work and focus.  If you need to know how to grow traffic to your blog, then check out these tips to get more people to visit your website.

  6. How to successfully launch and manage a new blog

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    With over 6 million blog posts published daily from the existing 1.9 billion websites, launching a new one to success takes deliberate effort. The numbers aren’t meant to scare you though. They’re just to prepare you for the hard work that running one involves. 

    Most successful bloggers have put in thousands of hours to get their websites to rank highly and generate decent revenue. You can make it too. But you must get the basics right. This article outlines a list of some of the must-dos for a successful blog:

  7. SEO acronyms explained for beginners

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    There are so many aspects to SEO, including a bunch of acronyms, that it can seem overwhelming at first to understand what to do when you don’t even understand all the shorthand terminology.  With terms like DA, EAT and YMYL floating around, you might be wondering what they all mean!  If you have a website or blog and are a beginner to SEO, there’s no denying it’s a complex and ever-changing field, but with these acronyms you’ll be able to better grasp the basics.

  8. Review: Earn money with this free link in bio platform

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    When you’re blogging or using social media platforms for money or influence, then there often comes a time when having one link in your social media bios isn’t quite enough.  Perhaps you’ve started a second blog, or you have a brand collaboration you want to direct people to, or even a coaching or mentoring side of your business.  This is where finding a free ‘link in bio’ platform or app can be really useful.  Why is it useful?  Because many social media platforms, such as Instagram, only allow you to put one link in your bio and you might need more!  Read on to learn about the link in bio platform and whether it was easy for me to set up as I review their service. Aso, discover how you can optionally monetize your influence with link in bio!

  9. SEO for bloggers

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    SEO is a very important tool for your blog; optimising for search engines helps your blog rank on Google.  This makes your blog more visible to potential visitors and in turn, can make your blog more profitable. Good SEO attracts more readers, but getting the SEO right isn’t always easy.  Read on for some easy and actionable SEO tips for bloggers.

  10. How to make a passive income with a blog

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    I’ve been pretty fortunate to have my passion for writing blogs about making money online, money-saving tips, family finance and WFH advice result in a full-time income.  One of my favourite ways to make money from my blog and one I hope to increase is via passive income.  Passive income is a source of income that continues even after the original work is completed and requires little activity, or none, to keep it coming.  However, passive income didn’t just fall into my lap; I had to invest my time and effort into building my brand and being ready to monetize successfully.

    If you’ve worked to shape your brand, grow your traffic, and produce a quality website, then monetizing is the next logical step. No one method is a get-rich-quick scheme, and some do require a little effort, but all can put money in your pocket!

    Here are several ways you can earn passive income from your blog.

  11. 6 handy tax tips for bloggers

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    It’s coming up to that time of year again… no, not Christmas, but the other time of year that all self-employed people start freaking out about… tax return time! 

    OK, not everyone freaks out as some of us do our tax returns as soon as we can, like in April as soon as the new tax year starts! 

    I’ve always wondered why people put it off until the very last minute...?  I love to get mine out of the way as soon as possible.  If you are prepared then you can do this too and stop all the panicking in January!

    The only thing I do freak out about is remembering to pay my bill.  I have several alarms at the ready near the end of January.  I always have the money saved ready to pay it and simply need to log in to my HMRC self-assessment online account to make my payment. 

    The first year I paid self-employment tax I did actually pay it right away, as soon as I completed my tax return.  But the payment just sat there in my tax account doing nothing.  They don't actually clear the tax balance due until it reaches the tax payment deadline. So since then I thought it better to earn interest on my tax savings until the actual due date!

  12. How to plan for sickness + injury as a freelancer

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    If you’re a freelance worker and you’ve suddenly found yourself in a position where you won’t be able to work for a while, you’re likely in panic mode.  It’s one reason why many people don’t take the plunge into self-employment as there’s no guaranteed pay packet and no sick pay when you’re ill.

    Don’t let that stop you though.  With some preparation then you can make sure you are covered for those quiet periods with little income, or if you get sick or injured.

  13. Where to find free stock photos for your blog

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    If you’re a beginner blogger then you might be wondering how all the blogs that you read have such amazing photography.  Whilst many bloggers take it upon themselves to learn photography skills and invest in a ‘proper’ camera as I like to call them, there are also those of us who make do with our smart phones and a bunch of websites that offer free stock photos!

    If photography isn’t your thing, or you simply don’t have the time to invest in creating your own images, then finding free images with no copyright is a great way to keep your blog’s imagery looking professional.

    There are lots of mistakes that new bloggers make when it comes to finding images on the internet and I am to answer some of these questions in this blog post, such as whether all Google images are copyright free and where you can find free stock images to use on your blog.

  14. Things to consider if you want to make money affiliate marketing on your blog

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    There are several ways you can monetise a blog, and having your own product can be time consuming and hard to achieve. However, you can always become an affiliate of a successful company and promote their products or services to earn commissions every day. The good news is that you will be able to carry on blogging about what you are passionate about, and don’t even have to make hard selling your lifestyle.  Read on for the top things to consider if you want to make money affiliate marketing on your blog.

  15. Exactly what to do after publishing a blog post

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    Unless you are a supreme master of SEO, you’ll soon discover that there’s a lot more to running a successful blog than simply writing a blog post and hitting the publish button.  In 2013 there were apparently 152 million blogs on the internet and I can only imagine that number has risen exponentially over the past few years as blogging seems more popular than ever, both as a hobby and now a reputable career choice.

    Simply hitting enter once you’ve written a blog post isn’t going to cut it.  If you want eyes on your blog, then you need to shout about it from the rooftops and market yourself as best you can.  Here are the ways I market each blog post after hitting publish.

  16. Things bloggers wish they knew before starting a blog

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    New bloggers, learn from our mistakes!

    My story of how I started blogging is very different to most. Many people set up a blog with the aim of being a blogger, or nowadays bloggers even start out with a business plan. 

    In recent years it has become totally possible to monetize a blog or website and it’s now my main source of income! 

    I never started this way though. I originally had an online store with a blog.  I didn’t use the blog at first.  But, eventually, to create more content for my website and with the aim of generating more sales and traffic in my online store, I started blogging. It was a business blog at first, but then I fell in love with blogging and it quickly took over. 

    Now I have a blog that makes money with a small store on the side!  The tables have turned.  I never set out to be a blogger.  It happened because of my ecommerce business.  So I made many mistakes along the way.

    What I wish I knew when I started my blog!

    Here are some of the things I wish I’d known or done differently when starting my blog: