Blogging

GDPR and Bloggers: What you Need to Know

GDPR and Bloggers: What you Need to Know GDPR and Bloggers: what you need to know.  On May 25, 2018 the EU is putting in place the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you have EU visitors as I do you will need to know about this new law.  It doesn’t matter whether you live in an EU country or not the law applies to the data from wherever it originates. Its primary purpose is to protect the data privacy {Read More}

How do Bloggers Actually Make Money

How do Bloggers Actually Make Money How do bloggers actually make money.  Have you ever wondered how bloggers actually make money blogging? Is it possible to actually make money using your wits and your computer?  The answer is yes.  Will it happen overnight like some bloggers suggest?  No but you too can make money blogging with these tips and tricks. Starting and maintaining a blog takes time and dedication.  You have to learn the ins and outs of starting a {Read More}

How to use Yoast SEO Plugin: A Beginners Guide

How to use Yoast SEO Plugin: A Beginners Guide Getting found by your readers and by Google and other search engines should be a priority in your blogging career.  Otherwise you will be sitting in a desolate field of nothingness with no one reading your fantastic content.  In order to make that happen, your first step needs to be to add the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress.  While it does not do the work for you it will help you {Read More}

How to Explode your Blog Traffic using Pinterest

How to Explode your Blog Traffic using Pinterest Want to know how to get traffic to your website? Have you been wondering how to gain more website and blog traffic? Ever thought of how to explode your blog using Pinterest? Believe me when I say that there is no better platform to driving traffic to your blog than Pinterest. It is easy to promote your website and web posts using Pinterest by following these easy steps. Bloggers everywhere use Pinterest {Read More}

How to Write a Killer Blog Post: 5 Easy Steps to Great Content

How to Write a Killer Blog Post: 5 Easy Steps to Great Content How to Write a Killer Blog Post: 5 Easy Steps to Great Content.  With every blog, content is king.  Your content is what brings your readers back over and over. It is not enough to just slap a few hundred words into a post and click publish.  There must be substance and authority behind the post. You must be addressing a problem or concern that your audience {Read More}

The Law Every Blogger Must Know About Using Photographs

The Law Every Blogger Must Know About Using Photographs So, I assumed that everyone knew that simply copying and pasting a photo that they find on the internet to their blog was problematic.  That apparently isn’t the case.  Bloggers use images on their blogs all the time without thinking about where they came from. Believe it or not there are laws in place to protect the producers of images from having their images used without their consent.  What are those {Read More}

Legal Requirements Every Blogger must Know

Legal Requirements Every Blogger must Know   Whether you have a hobby blog or your blog is a money-making venture there are legal requirements that all bloggers must know and abide by or risk massive fines from the FCC.  I have put together a list of all of the legal requirements every blogger must know.  Although I am an attorney in the United States this post is not legal advice.  Rather, it is provided for informational purposes only. This post contains {Read More}

How Facebook Groups helped to grow my Blog

How Facebook Groups helped to grow my Blog Pinterest Ninja Once I decided to grow my blog from being just a hobby that I created while I was recuperating from knee surgery to a money making venture I researched all of the different ways I could boost my blog traffic from basically zero to hero.  There have been several tactics that I used to increase blog traffic and increase my income. The first thing I did that made a huge {Read More}

How to Start a WordPress Blog on GoDaddy

How to Start a WordPress Blog on GoDaddy If you are serious about making side money by starting a money making blog, this post and GoDaddy are where you need to be.  Before you can even consider making additional income from a blog you need to have the blog.  The best place to start is with a GoDaddy Domain Name and a WordPress blog.  Both are easy to obtain for very little money through GoDaddy.com.  In fact, WordPress is free {Read More}

Grow your Social Media Following for Free

Grow your Social Media Following for Free If you want to grow your social media following for free read on.  I was struggling with getting followers to my Pinterest Boards and ultimately back to Sew Very Crafty until I did two things.  The first was purchasing Megan Johnson’s EBook Pinterest Ninja which really taught me the importance of Pinterest to driving readers to my site.  I honestly had no idea about the power of Pinterest until I read her book.  {Read More}