Pinterest is such a fun site. I can spend hours looking through hair tutorials, recipes, workouts & more. But what I really love about Pinterest is that it is a HUGE traffic sources for my blog. Roughly 95% off all my blog traffic comes from Pinterest.
There is nothing that compliments a great blog post like awesome photos. They make long posts more readable, Pins more clickable and help to get readers on Instagram interested. The trouble is that many of us, myself definitely included, are not great at taking amazing photographs. And depending on the subject of your post, might not even be able to take photos at all.
Enter stock photos. Stock photos have gotten a bad rap in the past because of the amount of cheese associated with them. Buzzfeed even wrote an article about how ridiculous stock photos are. And the prices! Some photos go for hundreds of dollars, which is already pricey, let alone needing a few for one article.
Since I am not blessed with photography skills & can’t shell out hundreds for photos, what’s a blogger to do? Get it FO’ FREE! That’s right, you can have access to thousands of high quality, awesome images for free. So, what’s the catch? Well there isn’t any!
I am an avid reader and devour any book that crosses my path. I’m all over the spectrum when it comes to genres. I love thrillers, true crime, and basically anything Oprah tells me to read. In the past couple of years I’ve been adding marketing, entrepreneurial, & online marketing books to the rotation.
These books have helped to motivate me to blog more and to turn my blogging into a business where I make thousands a month easily.
I’ve rounded up the books that I found to be the most relevant & still inspirational to this day.
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When I first started blogging, I had NO idea that you could earn money from writing it let a lone how to do it. I was the only one of my friends that had a blog & the blogs I read were huge so I assumed they only had sponsorships.
After seeing bloggers leave their full time jobs to blog, I knew I had to be missing something so I researched. And researched and researched. And found there are many ways to earn a solid & dignified income.
The first and the absolute easiest way is with display ads.
I’ve broken this into two parts:
DISPLAY ADS 101
HOW TO START EARNING
Feel free to skip to how to start earning if you are familiar with all of this already!