Pros & Cons of Affiliate Marketing

Cash without work always sounds too good to be true. And yes, it holds here. At first glance, affiliate marketing looks like an outstanding opportunity. As a merchant, you’ll align yourself with publishers of sites that have lots of traffic who will present your products in exchange for a percentage of the revenue generated by […]

Things to Think About Before Starting a Blog

This post contains affiliate links. Back in 2008 when I started my blog, I didn’t start it to make money or even review products. I had read a few blogs and figured it was easy enough to do. So I was going to blog about how to save money and mystery shopping because I was […]

Going Underwater & More with my Fujifilm XP70 16 MP Digital Camera

Disclosure: I received the product below to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. My family of five spends as much time outside as we can and are always going somewhere. So one thing that is a must for me is a good camera, well actually a few cameras are nice. I have a big […]

How to Find the Google Analytics Info For Specific Blog Posts

Okay so lately I have been playing around with Google Analytics and trying to figure everything out.  One thing I found handy was the ability to view the Google Analytics Info for specific blog posts I wrote. Log into your Google Analytics On the Left side click on Behavior Click on Site Content Click on […]

Top 10: “So You Want To Start a Blog”

Last month marked my fifth year of blogging and in those five years I have learned a lot. There are many things that I wish I would have known before I started blogging but luckily my mistakes and lack of knowledge can be your golden nugget of wisdom! 1.  Niche.  First decide on what you […]

How to Check Your Blog’s Pinterest Analytics!

Okay so you have a blog and you use Pinterest, wouldn’t it be nice to visually see how many of your posts are pinned, re-pinned and clicked on?  Well Pinterest has finally answered our pleas! Here are the steps on how to Verify your blog with Pinterest and then view your stats: Log into Pinterest […]

Give Your Blog an Audit For the New Year

Okay believe me I am no expert and I make mistakes pretty much daily (sometimes hourly) on my blog as it is a never ending learning process for me.  I did not go to school for web design or coding but rather I taught myself from books, following other blogs and lots of Google searches. […]

How to Check if You’ve Been Pinned?

Have you been losing sleep wondering if any of your blog’s pages or photos have pinned, there is actually an easy way to check that! Copy the following into your browser bar:  and change the domain to your URL and Voilah! Want to follow me on Pinterest, check out my boards at Please leave […]

Did You Know You Can Schedule Posts in Facebook?

Did you know you can schedule posts on your blog/company’s Facebook page?  It is so simple and there is no special software or anything you have to install. Just go to your Facebook page and in the Status box where it says “What’s on your mind?”  Start typing! Click the clock on the bottom left […]