In 2021, Instagram announced that they are no longer a photo-sharing app and wants to be thought of as an entertainment-sharing app. This announcement sent many content creators through the roof. For years we have all been trying to create the perfect curated Instagram feed. But now we are supposed to be entertainers and create video content.Read more
5 Tools I Use to Stay Organized as a Mom & Style Blogger
Every year I strive to be a more organized person. It’s something that doesn’t come naturally to me. My brain is all over the place. It’s filled with ideas and thoughts and having mom brain 24/7 doesn’t help me at all. When I was younger I struggled to stay organized and on task, but as I have gotten older I have learned ways to help me stay focused and be more efficient. My goal is always to work smarter not harder, yet sometimes that is much easier said than done. This is why I have created organized systems in every aspect of my life.
8 Years of Blogging Q&A
Today is my blogaversary. Yes, that’s a made-up word, but it’s my blog’s birthday and I want to celebrate it! Eight years ago I published my first blog post on Thrifty Wife Happy Life. It had no pictures, no links, and I had no expectations that anyone would actually read it. I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew that I had something I wanted to share and I wanted an outlet for it.
How I Make Money Blogging as a Hobby
I often get asked if I make money from my blog. The answer is yes! I do make money from blogging. Do I make a lot of money from blogging? No! I don’t make anywhere near enough money to consider it an a full-time or even part-time income, but I’m okay with that. The truth is, I never set out to make money from blogging so the little bit of money that I do make from it is just an added bonus. I’m not an expert on making money from blogging because it’s something that is still so new to me. There are so many different ways that bloggers make money and I don’t feel comfortable writing a “how to make money” blog post on the topic. If you want to learn exactly how you can monetize your blog there are a million blog posts out there written about affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, ads, and however else bloggers make money. Just google it! I do want to share my story of how I started a blog as a hobby and turned it into a fun way to make a little extra bonus money on the side.
How to Start a Blog as a Hobby
I’ve read a lot of blog posts over the years and one thing that they all have in common is that they are mostly focused on how to start blogging for a profit. Sometimes those posts can be overwhelming for someone who is just looking to start a blog as a hobby. Back when I started my blogging journey I had no idea that blogs were used as a source of income. I started blogging purely because I enjoyed it and I was looking for a hobby for myself. It was never to make tons of money.