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How My Blog Makes Money

I asked my email list if they would be interested in hearing more about the revenue streams I use on my blog and how I plan to increase my income. The general response was ‘yes please’ so here we go!I typed up the process I used to work all this out and made a workbook so you can do the same exercise on your blog. You can get the Blogger's Finance Workbook here and it will help you identify ... Read the Post

How Hotlink Protection Broke My Site

Hotlink protection sounds awesome. It stops people linking to your assets without permission and it blocks them from slowing your server down by making unnecessary calls on it.I thought it sounded great, something every sensible blogger should have. One of those settings techie people knew about but that I hadn't come across yet.At least, that's what I thought before I switched it on. ... Read the Post

How to Use Dropbox To Organise Your Files

How long do you spend looking for information on your laptop?I sometimes work on my PC, and sometimes on my laptop. And sometimes, I need to call up files on my iPad when I'm out and about. I don't tend to use my iPad for 'real' work but I do occasionally look up my content spreadsheet and check what I'm supposed to be working on, or to grab a link to a post that I need to share.Before ... Read the Post

How to Craft The Perfect Guest Post Pitch

Having a guest post published on another site, earning you a valuable link and a percentage of the traffic is the winning goal for anyone in link building. However, this is only the tip of an iceberg. To even get a chance to contribute to any particular blog, you’ll have to start a communication with the site owner or the editorAnd just like in real life, so much of what will guarantee success ... Read the Post

5 Ways to Get More Done

I confess to being obsessed with productivity and organisation at the moment. As my children are getting older, I find it takes more and more organisation to keep on top of our household routines. Plus I need to be super organised for work as well, as I choose not to stay late to get things done: all work must be completed within a normal working day.So I consider myself a bit of an expert ... Read the Post

How to Turn Your 2019 Blogging Goals Into An Actual Plan

At this time of year, my inbox is full of bloggers talking about how to set goals, what their goals are for the year, how amazing it is to have goals and all that.As a project manager, I work with people who set goals all the time. There’s normally very little challenge involved in setting goals. It’s keeping them that’s the problem.We see that with New Year’s resolutions. We see it with ... Read the Post