Did you know that blogger’s insurance and insurance for vloggers, influencers, and other media publishing jobs is a real thing? Well, it is. And if you are actively doing any of those, you may want to consider investing in coverage for yourself and/or your small business. Here’s why.
I often get questions from new bloggers surrounding the issue of ads and affiliate marketing. Most of the time, they want to know how many visitors they need before they should accept advertising or become an affiliate. Well, that is really a loaded question, because every blog is different. Some people seem to become profitable with very little following. While, others struggle even after they reach high numbers.
So, you’ve finally decided to try your hand at manual mode. Yippee! Being able to use the manual setting on a camera is the first indicator that you are moving away from amateur photography and into the big leagues. But, now you are staring at all of the options on your camera and wondering just what the heck to do next. Well, let’s see if we can clarify the most important camera settings that every photographer should master.
If you are just starting out with videos, you may find that you feel really awkward in front of the camera. You find yourself stumbling across words, fidgeting, pausing too much and, adding in too many “ums” and “likes” to your sentences. What can you do to look comfortable in videos and increase your confidence?
Do you notice anything about my May 2019 income report? If you look closely you will see the dip that I have been predicting since the beginning of the year.
If you run a website or a blog, you probably use at least some images to increase the user’s experience. While images are important for SEO, they can eat up a lot of space and drag your load times down if you are not careful. If you are using Photoshop to edit you pics, you are in luck, because it is really easy to optimize images with Photoshop.
For this month’s blogging income report, I have decided to change how I show my analytics just a bit. If you look back at the first few reports that I posted, you will notice that I only showed the numbers for the current month. From this point onward, I will be showing you the current month laid over the same periods for last year.
Have you ever wondered how to take wide-angle photos with an iPhone? If you are anything like me, you rely on your iPhone to document a lot of important things in your life. Being a full-time blogger, I require quite a few images for blog posts and find that my iPhone handles the brunt of that job.
You may be asking yourself why you should even learn to embed videos inside Pinterest pins. Well, have you noticed that videos on Pinterest tend to get lost in the mix? They just sit there waiting and hoping for someone to click them. They do not grab the attention the way that a jazzy title can. They also have no immediately noticable branding.
I have a confession to make. I will share it with you as long as you keep it between just the two of us. Are you ready? Okay. Here goes! I am horrible with time management… or at least I used to be before I started using time blocking techniques. But, once I realized how time blocking can increase productivity, I got on board, fast!
I have to say that March is probably my favorit month of the year. The weather is starting to warm up. Flowers are starting to bloom. My gears are starting to turn. In general, I am just more productive during this time of the year, as the March 2019 income report reflects.
Naturally, there are going to be exceptions to the rules, but there seem to be some very big mistruths floating around about blogging. It boggles the mind to see all the “overnight successful bloggers” out there that are assuring you that if you just follow their plan, you will have overnight success, too. You may be left feeling like you must not have what it takes to make it as a blogger. Well, obviously if everyone else is seeing such overnight success, then you must be doing something wrong….right? No! You have just fallen into the trap of blogging truths and downright lies!
Hope everyone enjoyed last month. I, for one, am quite pleased with my February 2019 income report! In the past years, February has presented itself with a slight downturn for me. For starters, it has 3 days less than January, which means it begins with the odds stacked against it.
One of the first steps that you should take as a blogger is to create a clear comment policy. Back before I started this blog, I avoided all social media platforms like the plague. It sounds weird for someone who has a BBA with a concentration in information technology to say that. But, now that my job requires me to be active in social media, I am even more convinced than ever that it can be an emotional vacuum that sucks the very soul out of you.
Blogging can be an amazing and wonderful career. It can also be a great way to moonlight for a bit of extra monthly cash. Several years ago, I made the leap into the world of blogging, and I have been loving every minute of it! However, I didn’t go into it thinking that is was going to be a temporary thing. Nor did I look at it as a hobby. I didn’t know how much I would earn as a blogger, but I was determined to give it a go and to stick with it for at least four years. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a beginner’s guide to starting a blog.
Well, folks! This is my first ever, blogging, income report! I can’t believe that I am actually doing this! That is to say, I can’t believe that I am going to share my income details. Back when I first started out blogging over on Queen Bee of Honey Dos, I had absolutely no intention of sharing my personal numbers with anyone except advertisers and the IRS.
In photography and videography, I find that a green screen is an essential backdrop to have on hand. It is right up there with the standard white, gray, and black backdrops. So, knowing how to make your own green screen can really come in handy.