Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Review | Should you buy it?!

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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Review

I want to start out by saying that there aren’t many courses that I recommend. So many bloggers offer courses now, and the quality isn’t always there. One exception to the rule would be the Ultimate Bundles. Even if some of the courses in the Ultimate Bundles are lacking, there will be other courses, books, etc. The one course that I absolutely 100% recommend on it’s own is Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. If you’re a blogger or online influencer, you need this course. Not a blogger yet, but want to be? Check out my How to start a WordPress blog post to get started!

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30 day YouTube Challenge

30 day YouTube challenge

30 day YouTube Challenge

As some of you know, my husband and I recently started our YouTube channel. Yesterday, I started looking for a challenge or something that would help us get used to vlogging regularly. I wasn’t able to find a 30 day YouTube challenge that I liked. The links were either broken, websites hacked, incomplete lists, etc. So, I decided to make my own 30 day YouTube challenge! This challenge can be done at any time, but we’re starting today. If you happen to find this list, you can start at any time. Please use the hashtag #AB30dayYouTubeChallenge when sharing on social media, so that way we can find you!

I can’t take all the credit for this 30 day YouTube challenge. The 30 days was something that I put together, but many of the challenges and tags were made my others. I will link to them below. Mamakatslosingit made a great compilation of YouTube tags and challenges, and many of those were used for this post. Check out her list for inspiration beyond the 30 days. This 30 day YouTube challenge is great for new YouTubers (like us!) but could also be fun for anyone looking to make more videos on a regular basis. The challenge includes several day in the life vlogs, along with popular YouTube challenges and tags. This challenge was originally made in the summer, but feel free to substitute appropriate seasonal challenges or tags as needed.

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How to start an emergency fund | 10 ways to kick start your goal

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How to start an emergency fund – 10 ways to kick start your goals

I hope that you’re enjoying this series of budgeting posts. I know that many people think of budgeting as a chore or a pain, but I believe that budgets can be fun! Stay with me, I promise that you do not have to be an budget enthusiast to get value out of this post. If you’re brand new here, you might want to check out Budgeting 101: how to start a budget for beginners.  No matter what you’re doing for your budget, pen and paper, YNAB, etc, having an emergency fund is critical. This post will teach you all about how to start an emergency fund, and give you an idea of how much you should have in it.

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Products and Procedures that I use to run my blog and business

best products for small businesses

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I do the majority of my work from home. If you’re new here, I blog here at amyfillinger.com and at Amy & Brandon Adventures (our travel blog), and I’m also a professional photographer. If you run a blog or business, whether working from home or not, you know that it can be crazy. Business owners wear many hats, and it can certainly be overwhelming. I wanted to put together a list of products and procedures that help me run my blogs and business (somewhat) smoothly. I don’t have it all figured out, but I am doing a lot better than I used to! My productivity level is up, and having a workflow process is certainly helpful. Whether you run a business, or you’re thinking about starting one, there is bound to be something on this list that will make your life easier! These are some of the best products for small businesses (and blogs) that I have found.

I just wanted to make a note that while some of these are affiliate links, most of them are not. Many of the products and services are absolutely free (or have free versions) and the paid products that I suggest are 100% worth the investment!

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Best Pinterest Image size + free template

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The Best Pinterest Image Size + a free template!

Whether you’re a business owner, blogger, or both, Pinterest can be a great way to bring traffic to your website. Using Pinterest is fairly straight forward, but using Pinterest correctly isn’t always as easy. You don’t have to take my word for it. I recommend checking out the “Simple Pin Media Podcast” for all the information on why Pinterest is important. Kate from Simple Pin Media has several recently podcasts specifically for  different businesses. Whether you run a non-profit, a craft business or a food blog, she has some great information for everyone.

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It’s been one year! My most popular posts from the last 12 months

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The most popular posts on amyfillinger.com

Well, I guess I missed my one year “blogiversary.” I started blogging sometime in March 2016. Honestly I’m not sure when it was exactly, but we can celebrate right now! As some of you know, I am a wedding photographer and this time of year gets a little busy. The good thing is now I know to plan my posts ahead of time for my second wave of busy (September-October) so that I can keep regular updates coming your way!

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How do busy moms get so much done?

how do busy moms get so much done? productivity tips for moms

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but how do busy moms get so much done? Coffee. Just kidding. Well, kind of. Coffee never hurts, right? I like to joke that most days, I run on coffee and dry shampoo. I may not be an expert, but I am mom who runs a couple businesses plus several side hustles, I have three kids, I have spent time as a full-time student, and I try to make health and fitness a priority! So I, like most moms, can be pretty busy.

The simple answer is that none of us will ever get everything done, but there are steps that all of us can take to get more accomplished.

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Is Xero good for small business?

Is Xero good for small business? Xero accounting software review

As a small business owner, I am always on the lookout for products and services that will save time and increase productivity. If I said that accounting was my favorite part of being a small business owner, well, I’d be lying. What I was looking for was service that made invoicing, balancing books, and viewing payments that were being made and received simple. Did I find it? Keep reading to find out.

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Freebies for new bloggers

freebies for new bloggers

Freebies for new bloggers

I have read a lot of posts about things that you should buy when you start a blog. In fact, I even wrote about two things you should buy when you start a blog. There are a few important things to purchase when you start a blog, but there are also lots of freebies for new bloggers! I wanted to share the best free things that I know about, all in one place!

If you’re looking to start your own blog, check out my tutorial on how to start a blog on WordPress. Starting a blog is a fun hobby, and it can even turn into a side income or full-time business! Make sure to read the post and then use my link to start your own blog for only $3.95 a month!

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February Income Report

February blog income report, how to make money from home

Welcome to my very first blog income report. This February income report is the first of regularly monthly blog income reports that I intend to post.

You might be wondering why someone would want to post their income publicly. That’s a very good question. The truth is, there are several reasons to post blog income reports. My personal reasons for post these income reports are as follows.

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7 ways to make $500 this month

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How to make extra money this month!

Would you like to make at least $500 extra this month? That’s probably why you’re here! Whether money is tight, or you’re just looking for some extra spending money, there are so many ways to earn extra cash! I have personally tried all of these ideas, and I highly recommend them.

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How to make money from home as a mystery shopper

how to make money as a mystery shopper

Working from home often involves several different income streams. I’ve recently started doing some mystery shopping, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to make money from home. Mystery shopping probably won’t make you a millionaire, but it is a legitimate way to make extra money (mostly) from the comfort of your own home. For most mystery shopping trips, you will have to leave your house and computer. For most of us who work from home, that is actually a nice break from the regular routine!

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How to work from home with kids and keep your sanity

Is it possible to work from home with kids and keep your sanity? I am going to be honest with you, it’s still something that I am working on! As I am writing this blog post, there are five kids aged ten and under in my house. Phrases like “he hurt me!” and “I’m hungry” and “moooooooommmmm!!!” are heard every 12.5 seconds (or less.) I don’t have it all figured out, but I do have some tips to make sure that working from home with kids goes a little bit smoother!

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