the business of blogging | social media

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business18 Comments

Welcome to part 5 of my series “The Business of Blogging“.  In this installment, as advertised, we’re talking about social media. I started writing this post a couple of weeks ago and I realized I sounded really hostile towards social media in general, so I decided to set it aside and write about it when I was feeling a bit warmer … Read More

The business of blogging | affiliate links

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business19 Comments

This is part four of the overall series “The Business of Blogging“, but it’s part three in the more specific topic of monetization (making money off of a blog).  In this post, I’ll be sharing about affiliate links and how they work. First of all, what are affiliate links? They are special links from a blog post (or social media … Read More

the business of blogging | sponsored posts

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business19 Comments

This is part three of our overall series of the business of blogging, but it’s part two in the sub-series on monetization (aka – how bloggers make their money).  In this post, I’m letting readers as well as aspiring/new bloggers know how sponsored posts work. If you haven’t read the first two posts in this series, specifically the post on … Read More

The business of blogging | ads

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business32 Comments

If you missed the first series in this blog post, the business of blogging / money matters, you can find it HERE. I have wanted to write a post about the ins and outs of ads and sponsorships for years, but it seems like such a hornet’s nest that I have decided to stay away from it.  Well, I’m going … Read More

The business of blogging | money matters

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business30 Comments

When people ask me what I do, I usually say, “I own my own business.”  This suffices for those who aren’t curious or inquisitive at all.  For others, though, they press further.  “What kind of business?”  And that always stumps me, because my business it multi-faceted and it isn’t easily categorized.  Insurance companies and accountants often scratch their head when … Read More

business, blogging & balance

Marian ParsonsBalance, Running a Business43 Comments

In a recent comment, Cami made a request. “I for one, would love to hear you talk about balancing a blogging career with kids and family.  I’m just getting mine rolling and I feel so overwhelmed at times.  You’ve been going at this longer and I would love to hear your ups and downs and ways to manage it all.  Balance.  The great juggling … Read More

Instagram Q & A | Business

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business41 Comments

I got so busy with other things, that I left this series hanging!  A few weeks ago (months at this point), I opened my Instagram Stories up for questions and I’ve been answering most of those in blog posts.  If you missed those posts and want to see them, you can find them here… Instagram Q & A Home Stuff Instagram … Read More