Still Hustling

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I went self-employed in July 2011 and have been working online ever since. But online blog advertising, especially direct ads like the ones I work on placing, have slowed in the last 2 years. What does a lady do when her main business slows down? She either tries to save it and grow it, [...]

When Life Gives You Lemons, Diversify

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Google hurt me. Well, technically, Google decided to take a poop on a bunch of bloggers’ and advertisers’ Page Ranks, so now advertisers are gun shy. But since I run a blog advertising business, Google hurt me. April has been our lowest income month since the business took off last year. We aren’t in [...]

This Website is For Sale!

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If you would like to make an offer or have any questions, please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com. Thanks!

Let Me Taste Your Soup – The Importance of a Search Box

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Let me tell you a joke:

A funny old man sits down at a restaurant and orders chicken soup. Once it’s delivered, he calls his waiter over to the table.

Waiter – “Yes sir, how can I help?” Man – “Please taste the soup.” Waiter – “Is it cold?” Man – “Just taste the [...]

My Advice to New Bloggers

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I’ve received a bunch of emails lately from new bloggers looking to tackle a site for themselves, which is awesome! Given that most people have similar questions when starting out, I’ve come up with the following advice letter that I send back. That way they at least get the basics answered in advance while [...]

Blog Must-Haves – Privacy Policy, Disclosure Policy, and a Disclaimer

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In case you didn’t know, if you own a blog, you do need a publicly displayed Privacy Policy and Disclosure Policy. I put them under my “Other Info” tab. I also have a disclaimer displayed sitewide on my sites’ right sidebars as well. I personally was caught off guard with these necessary steps after [...]

Simple Ad Page – When You Are Ready to Offer Advertising

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I’ve been asked quite a few times about creating an ad page for a blog once they are ready to open up to advertisers. The key in my opinion is simply to let advertisers know that you accept advertising and to give them a way to easily contact you. Keep in mind that most [...]

My New Approach to Time Management

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I now have about 75 sites as clients for my blog advertising business. Even though I can run some sites out of one email address since they are owned by the same person, I am still keeping up with about 50 different email addresses and closing 2-3 big deals a week out of my [...]

Finding a Business Niche

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When I quit my day job in mid-July 2011, I thought the key to working from home was going to be having my finger in as many pies as possible. Yeah, that didn’t happen. I have actually seemed to create a marketing empire and now blog as a hobby again, lol.

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Blogging by the Hour

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I have recently been hired to network for a group of Australian personal finance blogs. In short, they are paying me in 20 hour increments to do a variety of time-consuming blogging tasks that help build up a blog. Here is what I’ve been hired to do:

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