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Blogging as a Profitable Side Hustle

There are a lot of varying opinions on whether blogging can be considered a profitable side hustle. Mainly because of the amount of effort required in starting and maintaining a blog. There’s also quite a bit of a learning curve with blogging in general.

But what if you could get started blogging with all the steps laid out for you? A blog road map, so to speak. Instead of flailing about (as I did), trying everything under the sun, in order to make this blogging thing stick. If you had these steps to follow, it could put you on the path to start a blog that’s profitable for the long haul. With some initial work up front, organized in a logical and straight forward way. To then start generating a passive income going forward.

With this next post, you’ll learn more about how to do just that —

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How To Make Money Advertising on Your Blog (Without Using Adsense)

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A Review of the Top Five Adsense Alternatives

Have you ever heard of Google Adsense? If you’re a blogger, chances are you’re quite familiar with it. Because it seems like Google’s Adsense advertising platform is the default mechanism that bloggers use to make money from their sites.

It’s an easy system to get into, but that’s also a huge part of the problem. It’s too easy. So today, we’re going to talk about some Adsense alternatives.

The barrier to entry in Adsense is so low that the ads are not customizable. And, frankly, bloggers have very little control over what they’re showing their audience. This can be an unpredictable way to website monetization. Worse, Google’s cost per click payout has shown signs of a decline.

That’s a major issue for bloggers who are looking to monetize their sites and earn extra income. Google Adsense provides a lot of flexibility. But unless you’re exceptionally experienced with ad serving psychology like ad placement for banner ads, you might be doing yourself a disservice.

Google won’t optimize the ad placement on your site. They require you to do that. They won’t test the best images, locations or types of ads on your site.

Again, that’s all on you. Which is a tad bit intimidating.

But it’s also why I’m so psyched to be sharing this sponsored post with you. So we can all learn more about how to better utilize advertising space on our website. Because there are definitely better options out there, over Google Adsense.

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Merch by Amazon Review – My First 3 Months Selling T-Shirts

What I’ve Learned My First 3 Months Selling Merch by Amazon

Several months ago I posted about my initial experiences with the Merch by Amazon program. Back then, I was essentially just trying to figure things out. And while I’m still working through the process, I thought it might help others if I shared some of my learnings.

In case anyone else is thinking of selling t-shirts through the Merch program, here’s an update as to what I’ve learned over these past few months. Believe me, it’s quite a bit — although I’m sure it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what I still need to learn.

And you know how it’s sometimes better just to write things down, even though you’re pretty sure you have a basic idea of how to do something? Well, this is me, documenting what I’ve learned about Merch by Amazon.

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Creating a Resume That Will (Without a Doubt) Land You the Job You Want

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This article was originally published on The Money Mix and has been republished with permission.

How to Create the Perfect Resume

Okay, so maybe saying this will definitively get you hired for your dream job is not a guarantee anyone can make. But at the very least, this article WILL put you multiple steps ahead in landing the job you’re after.

The one that will have you eagerly jumping out of bed in the morning. Because isn’t that what we all want? Find something you really love to do, and then figure out a way to get paid for it.

Well, I’m a tiny bit embarrassed to tell you I haven’t updated my own resume in quite some time. I’d guess roughly 8 years. I know, I know — blasphemous! So this post is a timely reminder for us all, myself included.

No matter how solid & stable your current employment situation may be, you should never rest on your laurels without having a backup plan.

Because there are really no guarantees in the workforce. And once your employment is negatively affected, it’s like a ripple effect. Everything else starts to follow suit, fast and furiously hitting the fan.

Mortgage payments, bills, utilities, groceries — all the things that require money, now hang in the balance (pun intended).

That’s why it’s best to proactively plan for these scenarios.

And it’s also why I’m really excited to share this post with you, so you can be sufficiently equipped for wherever your next career move takes you.

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Learn Real Estate Wholesaling to Make Extra Income – Side Jam Interview #10


Make Money by Starting a Real Estate Wholesaling Business

Welcome back everyone — Thanks for stopping by for another Side Jam Interview! With this post, you’ll learn more about Andrew, who started a side hustle in real estate wholesaling to make extra money.

Have you ever thought about starting a side hustle? Need to make some extra money, but not sure how to get started?

One of the best ways to start is by making a list of everything you enjoy doing. And then get creative — brainstorming how you can earn an extra income by doing what you love.

Enjoy the outdoors? Start a landscaping business.

An animal lover? Look into dog walking or pet sitting.

Aspiring writer? Try selling short stories online through Amazon.

Have an eye for fashion? Check out consignment shops to start flipping designer clothing, or even start a fashion blog.

Pretty much any topic you can think of can conceivably be turned into a way to make money.

You just need a little know-how, some imagination, and a desire to succeed. And yeah, some endeavors may be less successful than others. But that’s the beauty of learning something new — it’s all a process, trial and error.

While you won’t be massively successful at everything you attempt to do, you will always be better off than when you started. Whether it’s financially, educationally, or personally. (That’s my mantra, anyway!!)

But moving onto this week’s post — you’ll be hearing about a side hustle that Andrew and his wife turned into a super-successful side business.


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