3 Ways to Make Money Blogging


3 Ways to Make Money Blogging

To most people they think being a blogger is easy. Okay it kind of is when you are just typing your thoughts down. But its not easy if you want to turn it from a hobby to a business by making some extra money. Here are 3 ways you can make money blogging.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing has been around forever. Companies have their own programs and there are larger companies like CenterPoint Media, LLC, Ebay, and Amazon. My favorite is Blogelina‘s affiliate program since it helps new bloggers get their own domain and hosting which is not important, but really helpful in making money.

Sponsored Jobs

There are plenty of companies who are willing to pay you for your services. Based on your stats with your site and social media followers you will be able to ask between $5-$50 sometimes even more! Most companies will contact you, but don’t be afraid to ask. Sverve offers another community of blogger and companies are starting to ask for Tomoson is a great site to help with that. BlogHer allows you to do sponsored tweets and posting a certain amount of tweets within a time frame allows you to earn money.

Brand Ambassador

I get so happy to be a Brand Ambassador. I loved it when I worked with Boogie Wipes, Kandoo Products, and Disney! You get paid over $50+. The Sits Girls, Mom Spark, and The Nexus Girls are a few sites that offer you campaigns and you can sign up for them and the company will pick which blog to work with. It’s so much fun and I love building the relationships with companies.

Do you have other ideas on how to make money blogging?

 

Get Unready with Me: Seborrheic Dermatitis


A nightly skin care routine-collage

As you age your skin changes. Its important to develop a good skin care routine that will help with problem spots, breakouts, dry skin, under the eyes, pores etc.

Since I deal with Seborrheic Dermatitis I treat my skin a little different. At night I tend to focus on my acne and repairing my skin so that while I’m sleeping my body can do its work. I have changed up the products, but its usually the same.

Removing makeup at night

get unready with me makeup wipes

Before going to bed use wipes to wipe off makeup. Remove makeup, dirt,oil, mascara and anything else that might have accumulated during the day. These are super cheap and they get off the makeup with one wipe. If I get my hands on these I will get Neutrogena Night time Wipes (the lavender pack).

Beauty Treats Green Tea smell great but they have all sorts of flavors. Find your favorite below.

Beauty Treats – (3 Pack) BEAUTY TREATS Makeup Remover Cleansing Tissues – Green Tea – $7.50, 6.37 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Combat Seborrheic Dermatitis with Dandruff Shampoo

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I tried this awesome product and then switched back to head and shoulders. I noticed that the head and shoulders wasn’t doing the job. I went back to this and my scalp feels so much better and my face stays clear longer. I believe it has to do with the oatmeal in this shampoo. I prefer the 2-in-1 shampoo & conditoner, but I love how my hair feels when I use just the conditoner on my hair.

Aveeno – Nourish + Dandruff Control Shampoo, 10.5 FZ (Pack of 3) – $39.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Use the Clarisonic Brush with a cleanser

get unready with me facial wash

Especially if you wear a lot of makeup, the Clarisonic brush can get deep into your pores.  Use the sensitive head to get a deep clean that is not hard or abrasive and does not hurt your skin.

For dry skin use a more delicate cleanser with your Clarisonic brush.  The DermaQuest delicate skin cleanser for example. Put a little bit on the brush and lightly scrub your face.

Afterwards take a wash cloth, wet with warm water and then just clean off your face.  I noticed a huge difference when I first started using this on my face. I was using a manual brush and it did better than washing my face so I upgraded to this and I don’t know why I never invested in this before! Price is on the expensive side, but its really worth it! Your inner Goddess will thank you!

Clarisonic – Mia Sonic Cleansing System – Lavender – $97.99, Free shipping – Available at The Beauty Place

(13 reviews)

 

Use a Toner for the stubborn dirt.

get unready with me toner

I know surprising! After I dilute this with equal parts of water and a few drops of tea tree oil. This has probably been my favorite new product. This has been helping me get rid of any nasty dirt, makeup, or dead skin.

I have noticed a huge difference around my forehead since using this. I probably will continue to use this and switch up the oils. I think I’m going to try oregno oil next time.

Generic – Bragg’s Rtd Apple Cider Vin/Hone ( 12×16 OZ) – $32.27, 30.82 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Use a dermatologist prescribed Retinol Cream

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Now that your face is clean use straight Retinol cream. Note – please consult your dermatologist for the right prescription. Start with a small dosage (0.05%) as it can cause peeling on your skin.  Apply a light layer to targeted areas such as cheeks, chin or forehead for smoother skin. I use this at night because my skin will seriously flake up if I expose myself to the sun. Sun is great for the seborrheic dermatitis, but not if you are using a potent ingredient like retinol. I apply a thin layer and I have noticed the pigmentation on my face lightening up since using this.

Another plus is that my acne is slowly clearing away! :D

RoC – Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream – $16.00, See Site shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

(1 reviews)

 

Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Bacteria, & Great for Seborrheic Dermatitis

get unready with me anti-bacterial

Tea tree oil is the number ingredient for seborrheic dermatitis and acne. I fell in love with real tea tree oil (not the diluted verisons) after I found The Body shop in the Philadephila Premium Outlets and brought myself their brand. But I love that NOW is cheaper for more product. I apply this after the retinol cream either diluted with the Vitamin E oil or Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion.

NOW – Foods Tea Tree Oil – 1 Fluid Ounces Liquid – Brain & Memory Support – $5.48, 5.93 shipping – Available at Bodybuilding.com

 

Serum, Oils – Your Choice, but its necessary

get unready with me serum

As mentions above I love this stuff mixed with the tea tree oil, but sometimes when I need the extra moisture in my skin I use a little extra around the dry areas.

A serum or oil that provide extra boost to your needs is essential. I love a great serum, but not breaking my pocket. I always opt for an oil and pick one that has great health benefits.

Pure & Natural – Jason Vitamin E Pure Natural Skin Oil — 5000 IU – 4 fl oz – $7.38 (44% off), Free shipping – Available at PureFormulas

(152 reviews)

 

Add your eye cream

get unready with me eye cream

The final step for your skin care routine is the eye cream if needed. Use it when the areas under your eyes get dry. Especially as we age, this area tends to lose the moisture, circles develop.  Something that is hydrating helps with the circles. Murad makes a the renewing eye cream that is hydrating and feels like silk. It’s just an amazing eye cream. Use just take a little bit of it and just gently kind of pat it underneath your eyes to keep everything nice an soft.

I haven’t noticed a huge difference using this, but I love that I have an amazing eye cream that depuff when I haven’t gotten enough sleep and it doesn’t seem like the coffee is waking me up.

Murad – Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream – $55.49 (29% off), Free shipping – Available at The Beauty Place

 

Develop a skin care routine of your own and use it every night if possible. What is your skin care routine? Share your comments below.

 

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The Four Best Android Phones of 2014


The Four Best Android Phones of 2014 -collageThe Android marketplace is constantly evolving, with phones becoming more powerful and feature-packed every year. 2014 is no exception: outstanding new models are being released by all major manufacturers throughout the year. I LOVE my S3 and look forward to upgrading to either the S5 or the Note. I would prefer the Note. It has become impossible to pick a single best Android smartphone, given that every model offers similar performance in a unique package. However, with that said, here are four of the most impressive and anticipated Android smartphones of 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

The S5 is the latest installment in Samsung’s insanely popular Galaxy series. Not surprisingly, the Galaxy S5 improves on virtually everything users loved about the S4, including upgraded internal hardware and a slew of unique new features.

With the Galaxy S5, Samsung continues its innovative use of Super AMOLED screen technology. Compared to LCD screens, Super AMOLED offers lower power consumption while also sporting brighter, more saturated colors. This compliments Samsung’s TouchWiz UI quite well with its intricate graphics and cartoony appearance. The S5’s 5.1-inch screen also offers sturdy Gorilla Glass 3 construction and full HD resolution at a pixel density of 432 ppi. Beneath those pixels is a lightning-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz along with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.

Taking inspiration from Apple’s iPhone 5S, Samsung has included a fingerprint scanner on the S5’s home button, allowing users to unlock the phone at the swipe of a finger. Another interesting new feature is the rear heartbeat sensor, which allows users to check their pulse on the go while integrating the information into Samsung’s custom fitness applications. Fitness-minded users will be happy to hear that the S5 is dust- and water-resistant with a certified IP67 rating.  Other features include a 16-megapixel rear camera, a removable battery, up to 32 GB of internal storage and Micro-SIM card support.

Galaxy S5 16 GB White Smartphone – Sprint (2.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Internal Storage, Android 4.4, 4G, 16 MP Camera) – $699.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

LG G3

LG G3

The G3 is LG’s latest upgrade to their cult-favorite G2 smartphone from 2013. Just like the G2, the G3 features cutting-edge hardware specs as well as the smallest bezel-to-screen ratio of any Android smartphone currently available. With its tiny front bezels, the G3 is able to fit a huge 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass 3 screen into a body that is hardly bigger than most 5-inch phones on the market.

The screen’s resolution is equally as impressive as its size: at 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, it’s the first quad HD phone ever released, sporting an unmatched pixel density of 534 ppi. Powering all of those pixels is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz, as well as an Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. To offset the increased power usage of quad HD, LG has managed to stuff a huge 3,000 mAh battery into the G3’s tiny frame, so battery life is equally as impressive as it was with the G2.

On the back of the G3 you’ll find LG’s trademarked rear-button layout, which is done to minimize the size of the side bezels. Above the volume and power buttons is a centered 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, making it one of the most capable smartphone cameras on the market. The G3 also features 16 GB of internal storage and Micro-SIM card support.

32gb Lg Google Nexus 5 Black D820 Factory Unlocked 2013 Lte 4g 3g (2g & 3g 800/850/900/(1700/2100)/1900/2100 & 4g Lte – $483.01, 4.99 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

HTC One

HTC One

The HTC One M7 of 2013 won numerous design awards, being the first Android smartphone to feature premium aluminum construction that rivaled Apple’s renowned build quality. For 2014, HTC has taken this design philosophy a step further: the One M8’s body is now composed of 90-percent aluminum, featuring a sleek curved back that offers the most premium feel of any Android phone on the market.

Like most 2014 Android phones the One M8 has increased in size, now featuring a 5-inch Super LCD3 screen. Protected by sturdy Gorilla Glass 3, the One M8’s display offers some of the most realistic color reproduction on the market, sporting a pixel density of 441 ppi. Behind the screen is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz as well as an Adreno 300 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.

Setting the One M8 apart from other Android offerings is its unmatched sound quality: dual front-facing HTC Boomsound speakers provide loud, crisp audio that rivals even some laptop computers. The other most notable feature of the One M8 is its innovative Duo Ultrapixel camera. Though it’s capable of only 4 megapixels, the 2-micrometer size of each pixel allows them to absorb up to twice as much light as competitor’s cameras, making the One M8 exceptional in low-light photography.

The Duo camera also features two separate sensors: the primary Ultrapixel sensor works in conjunction with a depth sensor that allows users to refocus images after they are taken. Other features of the One M8 include up to 32 GB of internal storage, Micro-SIM card support, and an integrated IR blaster for controlling television sets and other peripherals.

One Silver 32 GB Smartphone – Unlocked (1.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD Slot, Android 4.1, 4G, 4 MP Camera) – $504.94, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Xperia Z Series

Xperia Z Series

Following their unprecedented six-month release cycle, Sony has upgraded their well-reviewed Xperia Z1 smartphone with an even more impressive offering, the Z2. With its aluminum frame and sturdy glass-back construction, the Z2 offers one of best build qualities of the Android marketplace. And under its beautiful exterior, the Z2 is packed with cutting-edge features and hardware.

The Xperia Z2 sports a large 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a pixel density of 424 ppi. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, an Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB of RAM, the Z2 is one of the snappiest smartphones on the market. Internal storage is limited to 16 GB, but Micro-SIM support offers expandability up to 128 GB.

The Z2 is one of the most weather-proof phones available: with IP58 certification, it is both dust-proof and water-resistant for up to 30 minutes. The Z2 also features one of the most impressive cameras in the Android marketplace with its 20.7-megapixel shooter capable of recording 4K video. With its dual front-facing speakers, the Z2 is second only to the HTC One M8 in sound quality, making it the perfect device for quality media consumption.

Xperia ZL Red Smartphone – Unlocked (1.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Internal Storage, microSD Slot, Android 4.1, 4G, 13 MP Camera) – $373.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

(14 reviews)

 

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Scentsy going Global


It’s official! We are launching Scentsy Fragrance in Austria, France and Spain today! It’s exciting to see this awesome company branch out globally to other countries to provide high quality products and a business opportunity.

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Ascent Academy will also be launching for Scentsy Consultants in Mexico, Europe, and Australia starting Sept. 10. We want to give all Consultants every opportunity to take your business to the next level – no matter what your title is today. Awesome incentives will be available for consultants who reach their daily goals!

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Learn more information about Scentsy and how you can reach your financial goals

 

How to Have a Successful Scentsy Business


I will admit, my business is not the most successful as I’m learning I’m seeing momentum in my business with a few tweaks to what I’ve been doing lately online and offline. I see tons of ladies making a large income with Scentsy, but I’m one who is still trying to figure out this whole business thing. These tips will help you learn what it takes to make money with Scentsy.

how to have a successful scentsy biz

Use the Products: I haven’t been using the products as consistently as I should. I did buy the body wash, body spray, hand soap, and lotions, but I never thought to invest in the other products until I realized I ran out of what Scentsy bars to buy when I needed to get my 150 PRV that month. You have to be your own best customers. There is no if, ands, or buts, about it. Why should people buy from you, if you don’t use your own products yourself? This will help you build your belief in the products so I highly suggest being a customer and purchasing the products and trying them out. The easiest way to do this is by hosting a party because you can get the products for free and half off!

Consistent: I spoke about this in previous posts, but it also applies to Scentsy. You can’t expect to promote about it once and have big check. You must be consistent. You can’t work your Scentsy business one day a month. You have to work your business  5-10 each week, every single week. This helps build momentum in your business.

Persistence: There will be rejection and disappointment. Especially from friends and family and your so called ‘friends’ on Facebook. This is normal for building a business. If you don’t fail you won’t be able to learn from your mistakes and with consistency you will be determined to keep going to find what will work. It’s not what happens to you; it’s how you react.

Goal Setting: When I first joined Scentsy I really didn’t have a goal. I joined because I liked the idea of getting paid for my own personal supply. It wasn’t until I could focus on my own personal development that I saw where Scentsy could really take me. Sit down and write your goals for each month and the year. Once you know what you want to accomplish, you can create an action plan that tells you what steps you need to take to reach your goals. Scentsy just released their latest training program Ascent Academy which gives you daily goals to focus on with where you are at and earn incentives like training boot camps, Scentsy Family Reunion Convention, even Incentive Trips for LIFE!

Training: Scentsy offer training every Tuesday, during Spring Sprint, and SFR. Depending on who is your upline you could have monthly team meetings. Attending all company training events can help you learn everything you can about product line, selling, communication, leadership, entrepreneurship, and the direct sales industry. Reading books, attending seminars, and finding a mentor will guide you to have a Successful Scentsy business.

Long Term Goals: Nothing happens overnight and you won’t be successful in your Scentsy business the same way either. Any business requires a 2-5 years of work before seeing huge results. This applies to not just Scentsy, but any business. You must do your daily actions every day and think long term.

Build your customer list: Drop your business cards, catalogs, and samples EVERYWHERE! I mean it, even if you don’t want to drag that stuff around. You can find customers via friends and family, or by hosting in-home parties or open houses. Promoting your business everywhere you go will get you more exposure and the phones going off. Customer’s orders will put immediate profits in your pockets.

Build an Empire: To reach great success with Scentsy, you will need to recruit people. Working with your Sponsor or an upline to build the team will be easier than you personally going out to sponsor a bunch of people. Your upline will know what tools to keep you organized and help you train your team. Spend some times building your downline to personally sponsor 5-10 people.

Be a leader: Being a leader is being accountable, responsible, and has integrity. People are naturally attracted to leaders. I made the mistakes of biting off more than I could chew and overwhelmed myself with not honoring what I said I will do. When you become a leader, people will want to join your Scentsy team.

Have fun:  Scentsy is a Party Company. Hosting parties, events, and fundraisers should be fun. No one likes to go to a party and it be boring. No one will want to buy anything from you. People want to have fun. If you show people that selling Scentsy is fun, they will want to join you. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Shake off any fears and nerves, put on a smile, and make your Scentsy Business FUN!

If you want to make just $500 or even $10,000 I know I can do it! It all boils down to having the ability to build a team, promote, generating sales volumes, and being a team leader! Implementing these tips takes self-discipline. If you would like to learn more about the Scentsy Business please call or text me 4846503647 to schedule a meeting.