Posts in Blogging
5 Things Influencers are Missing

While I've both been an influencer and worked with influencers for around ten years, it seems that the world I once knew about blogging has changed into a multifaceted industry.

With the instagram algorithm changing constantly and blogging becoming more of a full time business versus a hobby, it's important to treat your blog as such. Granted, I know so many women and men who begin their blog as a hobby and that's perfectly fine. But know, that if you intend on your blog evolving into much more than a hobby, it should be treated like a full-time, professional business. 

So, if you're one of the many bloggers who want their blogging side hobby to be so much more than a hobby, listen up. I'm sharing five of my favorite ways to prove your professionalism, increase your traffic, and garner true relationships with both your followers and your sponsors.

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How to Monetize Your Blog

Working in the blogging industry as an influencer has truly evolved over the years. I remember, at age seventeen when I started my first blog, the world was new(er) and fresh. We weren’t saturated by over thirty million blogs, we didn’t have instagram or affiliate networks as lucrative as shopstyle and rewardstyle. Rach Parcell didn’t exist and being a blogger was scoffed at. I mean, what even was a blogger anyways?

Fast forward to 2018 and being a blogger is considered just as much a full time business as any other creative. Let’s look at one of my favorite bloggers, Amber Fillerup of Barefoot Blonde. What started as her hobby and a way to keep family members up to date with her newlywed life, turned into a multi million dollar blog, millions of followers, a massive fanbase for herself & her family, and now an incredibly lucrative hair extension company, Barefoot Blonde Hair.

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