ASK A Blogger – LLC or S-Corps?

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Blogging is a business and needs to be treated as such when considering taxes and liability. We can post all day about Blogging Tips & How to Make Money Blogging but at the end of the day, you better be on top of your taxes. There is a lot of confusion surrounding LLC and S-Corps, so this week we brought in an expert to help. Mom on Dealz is married to an account. Lucky for us, he writes a weekly series titled Ask an Account to help answer a variety of tax questions including blog … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Pinterest

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Pinterest is all the rage right now. Showing off your pics can help get traffic to your site and in turn, potentially increase your revenue. Adding a Pinterest Tab to your Facebook Page can help get your Pinterest Page in front of your fans and hopefully, get them repining your photos. How to Set Up a Facebook Pinterest Tab: Sign up for a Pinterest account if you haven't already. Go to https://apps.facebook.com/iframehost-pin/to install a Static IFRAME Tab. Click "Install Page Tab" … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Where is your Blog Button?

  Where is your blog button? Why isn't it on your front page. The reason is simple you are on my site why do you need my button? The truth is my reader whom my site is created for does not have a need for my button. I mean what are they going to do with it? They do not need it so it isn't there. Your site is for your reader. If one of my readers wants my button they can ask for it. If they really want it I have to wonder why? I run my site by selling ads on my sidebar. I am not a … [Read more...]

Bound for Blissdom: How much should this cost me?

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  I am leaving in a car for four days. I will be attending Blissdom in Tennessee. I am so excited and I look forward to meeting all of the other wonderful bloggers. I had to sit down and figure out what this is actually going to cost me because I have a budget. 1) Ticket $200 and I bought 3 2) Car $100 for oil change and tires rotation 3) Gas $300 4) Parking $80 5) Breakfast Thursday and Lunch $40 6) Dinner Saturday $40 7) Tips $20 8) Breakfast and lunch on Sunday … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Blogger or WordPress

I was thinking about my decision to move from Blogger to Wordpress and it occurred to me that Amee & I never mentioned why we chose Wordpress.org over Wordpress.com. Both Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org (including Blogger) offer a FREE blogging platform. The difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org is who hosts the blog. Wordpress.com is similar to Blogger in that you get FREE hosting. Wordpress.com is hosting the blog for you. Wordpress.org is "self-hosted" meaning that you … [Read more...]

Ask A Blogger: What do you put in your bag for a conference

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Packing List for a Blogger I thought I would share what I bring to a conference to help you pack. I know it is hard to get it all together so I figured I would show what I have in my bag. I think it is important to be prepared for almost anything. Once you have your bag packed you can get everything else you need to organized to be effective at the conference. Essentials Business cards Schedule for the conference Hotel reservations Airplane reservations important … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Blogging and Travel

  This week we will continue discussing Blogging and Travel. Last week's article provided tips for keeping your blog updated while you're on vacation. I believe it is always best to limit time online while on vacation, but keeping a business running doesn't always provide that luxury. What if you want to Blog during your vacation? How do you blog on the go? First, you will need to take a laptop computer and/or an iPad while traveling . Using a Smart phone is also an option, but I have … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger

  There are three rules I follow when asking someone for something. 1) Think out your plan of action 2) Determine why you are the best choice 3) Create an impressive presentation If you really want to work with someone then you need to be the best. You have to lead by working hard and earning their trust. You have to win the job. Why? Well if you are going to run an event or contest or represent them at a conference they need to know they can trust you. They need to believe that you … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger

  Blogging is a 24/7, 365 day job. We don't get weekends, evenings or Holidays off. In fact, as I write this, it's 8:30pm on a Saturday night. Bloggers can be found posting, answering emails or interacting on social media while watching tv on the couch, in the car, at the park, during dinner, or anywhere else we can access the Internet. The deals and posts just keep coming & readers expect us to be "on" all the time. However, it's important to step away from the computer and take … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Screenshot and Screencast

  One of the handy tools in blogging to the ability to make a screenshot and a screencast. A screenshot is capturing something shown on your computer screen to a static image file. You are taking a snapshot (or picture) of your computer screen. A Screencast is capturing a recording of your computer screen accompanied by audio. The audio is a commentary of what is happening on the screen as it occurs. Once you have taken a Screenshot of your computer screen, you can crop the image (if … [Read more...]