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Do you need a side hustle? I will teach you how to make more money. You can make extra money from home to build up your emergency fund, pay off debt, and save for a vacation.

How to Start a Money-Making Blog in 5 Easy Steps

Start a blog the easy way

How to start a money-making blog in 5 easy steps
How to start a money-making blog in 5 easy steps

Have you been toying around with the idea of starting a blog? I was right there with you about seven months ago. You see, I am a stay-at-home mom of two boys and I wanted to find a way to continue to be a stay-at-home mom.

I was a teacher for thirteen years but the thought of leaving my kids and going back to work was really hard to imagine. Yet, I knew if I didn’t find a way to make some income, the plan was (and still is) for me to go back to work.

Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching too, but when I went back to work with my first son I was having a hard time juggling the demands of being a special needs teacher and spending quality time with my baby boy.

Not to mention, my son became terribly sick after attending daycare, which sent us into a three-month cycle of ear infections and no sleep. Shortly after, I left teaching and I’m now at home with my beautiful boys.

Life is fun chasing after these two and blogging on the side. I’m making a small income (very small) from my blog, but my hope is to learn more and increase my income as my blogging game improves.

How I got Started Blogging:

Creating a website sounded fun and interesting to me. BONUS – I like to write! However, it is difficult to put yourself out there and get used to knowing that whatever you publish can be read by all (YIKES!).

Truth be told, I had no idea how to start a website, let alone run it and make it pretty (Yes, still working on this). So, it is crazy that I am now writing a tutorial on how you can do the same.

If you are reading this, you are in the same boat I was in a few months back. I was spending countless nights reading blogging “how to’s.”  What I learned…It is a bit intimidating, but it is not that hard! I learned how other people start blogs daily (seriously, there are millions out there) and many bloggers do so while working full-time jobs.

And yes, being a stay-at-home mom is a full-time job but I decided to give it a go and you should too!

If this story resonates with you and you are still toying with the idea of starting a blog, I say go for it. The only way to become a successful blogger is to dip your toes into the water. It will feel amazingly refreshing once you get started.

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Side Hustles: My Ultimate List of 75 Ways to Earn Extra Money!

75 Side Hustles to earn extra cash – Use one or a combination of these side hustles to earn $100 per day.

 

 

The Ultimate List of 75 Ways to Earn More Money
The Ultimate List of 75 Ways to Earn More Money

Are you in need of a side hustle? Do you work hard but can’t seem to catch up?

Are your bills piling high like a stack of pancakes at IHOP? It may be time to find some worthwhile side hustles to help you increase your cash flow.

What Are Side Hustles?

They are many ways to earn extra money, on the side as opposed to your regular nine to five! As we talked about in Budgets 2019 you may be spending more than you are bringing in. Unfortunately, you will always be at a deficit if this is the case.

You can slash your grocery bill for starters (learn how here). Yet, if you are still living beyond your means coming up with a sensible budget and supplementing your income with a side hustle will be the trick to putting you back on track.

Why side hustle?

  • Pay off debt
  • Save for a purchase (car, home, wedding)
  • Catch up on bills
  • Save for a vacation
  • Earn extra spending money
  • Learn a new skill
  • Work from home
  • Build an emergency fund
  • Put away money for retirement
  • work hard now so you can retire early

Whatever the reason for needing extra cash, you will find something on my 75 side hustles list. Use one or a combination of the side hustles below to earn up to $100 per day. This extra money will be life-changing!

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Blogging Growth – A Promising Six Months

Learn about my blogging journey and best posts
Learn about my blogging journey and best posts

Six Months of Blogging

One thing I’m learning in life is things never stay the same. This week I have two major milestones, one personal and one over on the blog. On Facebook it is now popular to celebrate and congratulate friends on your “friendaversary” and this week, I have my sixth-month blogaversary. Seriously, I can’t believe I have been at it for six months. Eh em, I want to first thank my fans…Okay, I won’t go there!  However, I will share with your my second milestone. My baby boy is turning three. He is such a joy in my life and I can’t believe how big he is getting. I want to slow down time for a moment and keep him young, but I know that is not possible, so I will be joyful with him as he grows. He is seriously my little angel.

All Moms out there feel my pain. Watching your kids grow is bittersweet. You want them to learn and go forward, but in the same sense wouldn’t it be nice if we could keep them little and snuggle them for evermore?  I know I would love to rock my almost five-year-old to sleep one last time. Don’t get me wrong, it is nice when they can do things for themselves. I won’t miss sleepless nights, diapers and tantrums, but I wouldn’t trade the last three years for the world. These milestones just remind us to hug our dear ones closer and always tell them and remind them how special they are.

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Best Post Recap – Three Months Blogging

Top 5 Post at Iheartfrugal.com
Top 5 Blogging posts at Iheartfrugal.com

Blogging Journey

How many times have your heard someone say, there are already millions of people doing something, so you shouldn’t bother?  Blogging could fall into that category. Yet, I decided to start a blog anyway.

There is definitely a learning curve in blogging. Nonetheless, in my journey, I have grown by leaps and bounds. Yet, I have so much farther to go.

Even before I started blogging, I did my research but still didn’t realize what blogging would entail until I actually got my feet wet. I spent countless evenings reading on Pinterest while putting my sons to bed. I read about how other moms started blogs and managed.  It was interesting to learn about the mistakes and marvels of the fearless mom-bloggers before me. There are numerous inspirations and some day I hope to be one of them!

One blog that inspired me to get off the couch and start writing is Kristen’s Believe In a Budget. Seriously, a big shout out to Kristen! Moreover, this blog features tutorials on how to blog and gives you fundamental information on starting. She is also an expert on Pinterest, which is awesome if you want people to read your blog. She even emailed me back a few times when I needed help.

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Seven Best Money Making Phone Apps – Earn More Monthly

Earn Extra Money Using these 7 Best Money-Making Phone Apps

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Making Money phone apps

Money making apps are becoming extremely popular. Why? Because it is easy to take your phone out and click a few buttons. We do it every day! So why not use your phone as a money-making tool?

In fact, I have found seven money making apps that I keep on my phone at all times to help earn a little extra each month.

Who wouldn’t want extra cash to help pay bills, buy groceries, or like I always do, save for Christmas presents? -Especially when you are earning income for something you already do, like grocery shopping or trying to get rid of unwanted clothing.

Yes, these apps give you extra money for doing ordinary things like uploading a picture of your grocery receipt or clicking a few pictures of your old clothing.

Moreover, I use all of these apps myself and only recommend things I know and love to my readers. So you can rest assured they are legit and will help you add some extra cash to your wallet (or Paypal).

Let’s not forget, these apps are user-friendly and worth your time!  Especially if you are looking for some side money or want to budget for next month’s grocery bill.

Some of the Apps listed below require some work but are by far, my favorite ways to earn a side hustle. And keep in mind the ones that require work are still easy.

So pull out your smartphones and get ready to start earning!

 

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Poshmark Review – Ins and Outs of Poshmark

In this Poshmark review, I will give you the ins and outs of Poshmark and let you know why I have grown to love using this app for buying and selling!

Make Money selling on Poshmark
Make Money selling on Poshmark

 

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If you feel this app is for you, use my code MASMAX when signing up and you will receive a $10 credit.

Selling

Need a little extra cash? Need to clean out your closet?  Then this is the website for you.

I was in a dilemma after having my two boys. Unfortunately, I had many items in my closet that I stilled loved but they did not fit me. Yet, I continued to hope I would go back to my pre-pregnancy body and held on to my beloved clothes!

After all, I used to be a teacher and enjoyed my dressy work clothes, planning my outfits each week and feeling great when I stepped out the door.  These clothes were part of me! And I wanted to keep them!

However, after a few years of holding on to these, some almost new items, I read about an app called Poshmark in a magazine. I decided to clean out my cluttered closet and give it a try.

I’m happy to say that after being on the website for about six months, I have already made around $400.

All you need is a good picture of your item to upload it with the information (size, condition, description, price) and you are good to go.  Also, It helps to style your item or give your buyers an idea of how to style the item in the description. You are selling a lifestyle!!

Follow as many people as you can and most will return the favor and follow you.  The more followers you have, the more people will see your items.

Also, share your items often. They will then come up on your follower’s news feeds and other people (hopefully with more followers) will share your items. All of this is really easy within the website. (more…)

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