How To Help Your Baby Sleep Through The Night So You Don’t Lose Your Mind

How To Help Your Baby Sleep Through The Night So You Don’t Lose Your Mind

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Getting your baby to sleep through the night can be really tough and every baby is different. It can be a real challenge for everyone but especially you mama because you need your rest more than anyone.

We all struggle with finding what works for each individual child but there are a few things that seem to work pretty well and they certainly can’t hurt.

Let’s talk about what can help.

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Developing the perfect sleep environment 

When you are preparing your nursery you should consider different elements that will help your baby sleep better. Dark curtains that don’t let in too much light are a good idea.

A fan or a white noise appliance can be very soothing too. There are some great ones on Amazon like the Cloud B Sleep Bear. We own this and it’s seriously awesome. I used with all three of my little ones and it’s lasted the test of time.

The temperature is important too. You don’t want your babe to be too hot or cold. No one likes to sleep when they’re sweating or freezing and your babies are no exception.

Swaddling 

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of swaddling. Swaddling can help calm and control your baby’s startle reflex.  When she startles she can suddenly wake up and it can cause a lot of broken sleep for everyone.

Swaddling your baby tight will keep them more relaxed and she will sleep deeper. The Halo Sleepsack is a great option.

Don’t Rush Solid Foods 

Rushing solid foods can cause considerable restlessness for babies. Back in the day, the experts would tell you to start solids really early but you can certainly wait till your babe is older.

Waiting will save your child from the gastrointestinal distressed that is caused once they begin adapting to solids. In my experience, once my babies began eating solids, they would lift their legs up and down all night and kick around a bit. I can only guess that their little tummies hurt. This caused so many sleepless nights.

With my last baby, I waited and you know what? This never even happened with her. So my advice? Wait a while, there’s no rush.

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Sleep Associations

If you breastfeed your baby every single time you put him down to rest he will always expect this. In the middle of the night, he’ll wake and want to breastfeed.

It can happen so many times during the night you’ll feel like you don’t sleep at all. In the beginning this inevitable because he needs the nutrients, But a couple months out, you’ll need to find other ways for him to fall asleep.

When your baby is tired rocking him or rubbing his belly can help. Or perhaps your partner can hold him as he gets sleepy. When he wakes in the night you can use some of these same techniques.

The same goes for Pacifiers. If your baby really loves his pacifier he’ll wake every time it pops out of his mouth and oh boy, does it become a whole lot of trouble.

If you can avoid pacifiers all together that would be helpful, but being a mama of three, I know that’s not always possible, so do what you can and don’t feel bad about it.

Create A Solid Bedtime Routine

Even really young babies can benefit from a good bedtime routine. They can get accustomed to those sleepy time cues and it will help tremendously down the road. A bath, dim lighting, a light massage and reading quietly are awesome ways to create a routine.

Dreamfeed

When your baby is still really young and needs all those breastfeeding sessions you can use this technique. Breastfeeding them for a good while right before bed will help them sleep longer because their little tummies won’t be as empty. Once they’re older it’s good to find other ways of soothing them to sleep but before they’re 4 months old you can dreamfeed them So they’ll sleep more soundly.

Change Your baby before they eat at night ( If they need it )

This is pretty obvious but sometimes you’re tired and you just feed your babe, only to find that she definitely has to be changed right as you get her to sleep. Major bummer. So make sure you do it beforehand and here’s to hoping she doesn’t do it AGAIN while feeding. { cause mama that’s gonna happen too }

Don’t rush in every time your babe cries

Sometimes he will make little sounds or cries at night. He may be dreaming or startling and you may want to rush in to check him. But chances are, at least some of the time, that he’ll go right back to sleep.

So give it a moment and maybe, just maybe, you’ll get lucky.

Last Word

So those were a few good ideas offered up by experts to help get your little one sleeping better. They aren’t miracles by a long shot, but they do help form healthy sleep habits over time and that’s really important.

All you can do is try to make them as comfortable as possible and get them used to sleepy time cues and you’ll both work your way to a better night’s sleep.

Good luck Mama and If you have any techniques you’ve used with your babe that worked share it in the comments below!

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The Many Different Ways to Monetize Your Blog~How to Make Money Blogging

The Many Different Ways to Monetize Your Blog~How to Make Money Blogging

So You want to make money blogging, right? Of course, you do. We all do – Everyone wants to make good money while adding value to our communities.
So you start a blog but then what? How do you make money? How do you even get to the point where you can make an income?
Making an income blogging – whether it’s a business or a hobby blog –is very possible. It’s not, However, a get rich quick thing, but if you play your cards right, you could make enough money to support you, your entire family and lot more. Read on to learn how to Monetize your Blog in many different ways.

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MONETIZE WITH CPM OR CPC ADS\

Placing ads on your blog is one way to make a bit of money. It’s the most common way but you need a good amount of traffic to earn anything substantial.

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But still, You have to start somewhere and it does bring in a trickle of money usually pretty quickly and it’s fun to watch! There are 2 very popular types of ads:
CPM Ads: or COST PER 1,000 IMPRESSIONS, otherwise known as ads that give you a certain sum of money based on the number of individuals that view your ads. And
CPC Ads (Cost per click) otherwise referred to as PPC (Pay per click) are generally banners that people place in their sidebars or content. Each time these ads are clicked by readers, the owners are paid for that click.

Google Ad-sense is the most popular network for placing ads of these sorts, But it’s not the best..Publishers don’t typically make much with this company.
With Google Ad-sense you don’t need to be in direct contact with the advertisers; all you need to do is place the banner on your website and Google picks ads that are of importance to your content, and these ads are clicked on by your viewers.
There are millions of these programs available if you observe that Ad-sense doesn’t work well for you, such as Media.net, Info-links, and Chitika..  These are all great for beginners.
There are tons of bigger companies as well once you get more pages views. You will make much more at that point.
Ad Thrive is the Mack daddy of all Ad Networks if you really want to make money with Ads. You have to have at least 100,000 page views per month before they will accept you though but when they do your ad income will go from hundreds to thousands.

SELL PRIVATE ADS OR DO SPONSORED POSTS.

When it comes to Making money with ads, working with advertising networks is not your only alternative. If you have enough traffic advertisers will come to you directly and ask you to place their ads on your website. You can contact them yourself also. The huge difference from the aforementioned option is that there are no middlemen, which simply means you can set your personal ad rates.
Private ads can come in the form of links, buttons, or banners. You can even make cash just by writing sponsored posts where you give a review or write about an advertiser’s service or product. Writing an underwritten series or post is another option, which is where you can just write about any topic you have, but the advertisers pay for the “Brought to you by”; mentioned in the content.
The ways you make your income selling ads will vary. You might for instance charge a one-time fee for a particular link in a post, or You might charge your partners every month; If you are hosting banner ads.

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Pro Tip:
To maximize your income, you can choose to also sell sponsorship space in your podcasts, videos, and newsletters.

Affiliate Income

Another awesome way of monetizing your blog is through affiliate marketing. This is how it works:
An advertiser has products he wants to sell. He agrees to give you commission from the sale if the buyer(s) are coming from your website.
He gives you a specific link that tracks your affiliate code. He then knows when exactly a buyer makes use of your link to make a purchase.
You include the affiliate link on your website. You can do this through banner ads or directly in the content. You earn a percentage of what the reader purchases if he or she clicks on your link and buys any product recommended by you.
You can make use of affiliate marketing through ads networks such as Amazon Associates or you can simply create private partnerships with businesses and advertisers with an affiliate program.
There are also companies like Share~A~Sale and Click Bank. They are great for beginners.
I do recommend you take a good online course in Affiliate Marketing if you really want to make money this way. It can be very lucrative but you need to be educated on the laws and techniques of Marketing products through a blog. I took Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. It’s by Michelle over at Making Sense of Cents and she makes $100,000+ a month and a huge portion of that is affiliate sales. She is the absolute go-to expert in this field and the course is worth every cent. They have a two-month payment plan too and it’s very reasonably priced compared to other blogging courses. You can check it out here if you’re interested.

Different ways to make money blogging

Here are some great blogging posts:

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  2. Why you should Start A Blog and Quit your Job. The Blogging Blue Print that Really Works!
  3. Make Money At Every Stage Of Blogging, How To make income From the Start
  4. Start A Blog Today | The Complete Tutorial with Screen Shots Of Every Step From Start To Finish
  5. The Key To Having A Successful Blog | Blogging Series Part 1
  6. How To Make Your Blog Sticky So You Get The Most Page Views
  7. Drive Traffic To Your Blog | How To Create Interest Through Social Media And Google | Blogging Series Part 4
  8. Blogging And Email Marketing | What You Need To Know | Blogging Series Part 5

SELL DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Eventually, you will want to create your own products. Just about every blogger does and it’s your real path to financial freedom. I know it may sound like a daunting task at first but I promise, once you start blogging and you really get going, Ideas will just fall into your lap.
Don’t worry about it at first, just create epic content. But after the first year when you have built up your email list somewhat, you can begin considering your choices.
Some of the different products you could sell are~

Courses
eBooks
Apps, themes, or plugins
Online workshops

Just make sure that your products are great and that you do tons of research. Make a great, quality product that solves your reader’s problems and you will do great. Pay attention and really focus on your reader’s needs.
USE YOUR BLOG AS A CONTENT MARKETING TOOL FOR YOUR PHYSICAL BUSINESS
If you have some sort of physical location and you sell physical products it’s great to have a blog as well. The web is a powerful marketing tool that every business needs to be a part of. You can create fans and useful content that will bring customers to your business time and time again. All great businesses have a blog and online Marketing strategy.
This can double or triple the amount of income you make with physical products.

SELL MEMBERSHIPS

Another money making option is selling memberships to exclusive areas of your site. A career blog may charge $20 monthly for instance; for individuals to have access to their work board. A startup blog might give memberships for sale to their forums where individuals can get information that would not normally be found elsewhere.
I have to say that I am not a fan of this money making technique. Monthly subscriptions sites have their onset of issues and I am not interested in dealing with that, and forgive me for saying so if you have a membership site but I think they’re a bit tacky :/
But anyway, The main factor here is that your exclusive membership needs to be relatively valuable and something that cannot be found in other places on the web, obviously.

USE IT TO BUILD CREDIBILITY

Using Your blog to expand credibility can lead to several money-making opportunities. Let’s say for instance that you begin a blog in the financial industry. Individuals start reading your content and as a result, your blog gets very popular. Now, you are a recognized individual in the financial industry.
People may approach you because of your authority; to co-author, a book(s) on debt management or you could even charge to speak at a conference or to even run an employee finance training camp. The possibilities are really endless.
These are just a few ways to make money blogging but there are plenty of other opportunities out there.
If you’re interested in doing this You should absolutely go for it! It’s truly an awesome way to find your financial freedom.
Here’s an amazing tutorial with screenshots of every step if you want to have a look. You’ll be able to get set up in about half an hour.
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How To Survive Postpartum Pain Without Crying!

How To Survive Postpartum Pain Without Crying!

 

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Women worry so much about the pain they will experience during labor and delivery that they hardly consider the aftermath. Once you have your babe, you have a whole lot to consider and the pain can be pretty intense during the healing phase right after birth.

Luckily You’ll be distracted by your bundle of joy and that alone is a miraculous painkiller.

But some of it you’re gonna feel and it’s definitely not the fun part of it all. That being said, there are some really great products that can help sooth the pain you feel postpartum and they’re real-life savors.

It’s important you keep your postpartum pain under control so that it doesn’t drain every last bit of energy you have left. Because you’ll need that energy, trust me.

Let’s have a look at some of the things I used after my three births and what you should use too.

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Incontinence Underwear

Ok, so things can get pretty rough down there. You will be super swollen and very leaky and there will be blood. Not trying to scare you but I’m just laying it down like it is.

You’ll need something to wear besides your regular underwear and these right here are perfect. They’re what I used and they are comfy and they work well.

 

Pain Relieving Spray 

 

You’ll Need a really good Pain Relieving Spray and Earth Mama Perineal Spray is the BEST. I used it and I loved it. It works really well and is safe with excellent reviews. You can have a look at it right here. It’s a must.

Tucks Pads

These are sooo comforting. I used them every time and they are cooling and cleansing. I highly recommend them! You can Yours here. 

Perineal Ice Pack 

You won’t be able to go without these Perineal Ice packs. You need them to help with the swelling and they will help reduce the pain so much. I loved mine and used them nonstop the first week.

A Cleansing Bottle Or Peri Bottle 

These are the best and some hospitals Will give you one but if they don’t Amazon.com has one you can buy for cheap. You can have a look right here. You’ll also need pads { and these are great}, of course even though you have those special undies. You’ll bleed a lot and you’ll need plenty of protection.

The bottle really comes in handy though to clean things up and feels good too because you’ll feel fresher.

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Healing Ointment 

This silver infused ointment is great for tears and hemorrhoids too. It feels good and it helps you heal quickly. It’s another must have. You can buy it here. 

I actually recommend this ointment for any first aid kit. It’s awesome.

Nipple Balm

We’ve talked a lot about bottoms so far but let’s go up a little. Those nipples are gonna hurt. It’s no joke, but don’t let that discourage you from breastfeeding. I’ve nursed all three of mine, each for several years.

But the pain is real when you first start and you definitely have to have a really good nipple balm. This one right here has always been my favorite. it’s called Boob Ease 😉

Gel Nursing Pads 

These are like little ice packs for your nipples and they’re totally necessary. Here’s a really good brand, I used them and they’re awesome.

There are a few other things you may want to pick up like a Donut pillow to sit on, a  postpartum Belly Wrap and some K-Y Jelly for when you’re ready to try sex. Just a thought.

I hope this helps and I am wishing you a lovely postpartum with minimum pain.

Was there something you had to have postpartum that you think I should add to the list? If so let me know in the comments and I’ll add it!

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How To Get Free Baby Stuff! Get over $300 worth of free stuff for Your New Baby and yourself.

How To Get Free Baby Stuff! Get over $300 worth of free stuff for Your New Baby and yourself.

 

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Having a baby is expensive business.  There are so many things that you know you need and then there are things you don’t even realize you need just yet.

Luckily, there are tons of resources for Moms to be and lots of companies give free samples and free full-size products too, you just have to pay a small shipping fee.

I am working with a lot of companies to bring you some of these exclusive free products.  All the sites below offer a bunch of free or deeply discounted baby items that you will need and this helps a lot when you’re on a budget.

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Make Money At Every Stage Of Blogging, How To make income From the Start

Make Money At Every Stage Of Blogging, How To make income From the Start

When I first started blogging a couple years back, I knew I wanted to make money Blogging, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it. I knew many bloggers made a full-time income and even much, much more than that but I just didn’t know where to begin.

As I began to do research and dip myself deep into Blogland Things began to come together quite nicely. I found that there are many ways to make a living blogging and You can start right from the beginning…

I mean you’re definitely not going to get rich overnight but you can create a trickle of income at the start and that’s exciting. Every little bit helps and it will give you the boost in morale that you need to keep going.

In a few short months, you can be making enough income to pay a couple of bills. In a couple of years, if you work really hard, you can be making enough to support yourself and family at the very least.

In this post, I will show you how to begin making money from day one. This IS possible. I will show you exactly how so read on my friends…

I will go over advertising income, Sponsored Posts and And affiliate programs for each stage of blogging, from the beginning to Pro.

By the way, This post contains a couple of affiliate links that help support our blog at no extra cost to you. I only include links to things I love and know well.

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If you have between 0 To 29,000 Pageviews

Many bloggers feel like they cannot make money blogging at such an early stage, but you sure can! It won’t pay the mortgage, not typically anyways, but you can bring some in. It can be very fun and encourage you to push through the waiting period that all bloggers go through at the start.

By the way, If you’re looking for a good educational resource on how to Increase your page views there’s an ebook called From 17,000 to 350,000 pages views in 9 months. It’s by Lena at What Mommy Does and it’s currently the leading book on the subject. She tells you exactly how she went from less than 20,000 to a whopping 350,000 in 9 months. Man, that is absolutely mind-blowing! I have read the book and it’s very good. It’s a must-read for any blogger. You can go over and have a look right here if you are interested.

So anyway, moving right along ?

This is a good Network to start with. They will approve you as long as your blog looks professional and legit. You need about 10,000 to get approval and they’re easy to work with.

Google Adsense

You can sign up for Google Adsense pretty much from the beginning but I say skip it. They pay pennies and they’re just not that great. Sorry Google.

Infolinks

Infolinks is a pretty good network to start with. You will make more then you would with Google Adsense and the payout threshold is much lower. All in all, it’s a good place to start.

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If you do any sort of food and recipe blogging this network is for you! They’re a great ethical company and you only need 1000 page views a month to start with this company.

Media.net

This is another top choice for beginning bloggers and small business owners. This is a major network with high-quality advertisers. They have no minimum on traffic and they’re very good at targeting their ads at the right audience. This is the best choice here and my opinion. You can sign up here.

Did you know that a brand new blog with low traffic can still get some pretty good paying sponsored posts? It’s true! There are some awesome companies that will pay you well to write their posts. Check them out below~

Social Fabric

Social Fabric is the best Sponsor Network to join when you are first starting out. They will pay $200 a post once you have 5000 page views per month. They will pay $50 or so if you are below that. Not too shabby for a beginner. They can provide pretty consistent work too so this should be your first choice if you’re looking to do sponsored work.

Direct Contact

This is the next option you should consider when it comes to Sponsored Posts. You should consider contacting the companies that interest you directly. There are other companies like Social Fabric for newer blogs but the posts they offer you will be inconsistent until you are getting more page views.

You can email them and let them know you are interested in working with them. Some will be interested in working with you and some will not be until later. But it’s certainly doesn’t hurt and you can get work this way.

One benefit of doing this is that you can set your own prices and you cut out the middleman so you keep more of your dough, yo. Yep, I just made a rhyme ;0

But seriously, Don’t be afraid to do this. You’re a Boss Babe and you gotta go for it. The worst that can happen is them saying no.

Massive Sway

This is another great company ran by The Sits Girls and a few others. Your opportunities will be less consistent with lower page views but you will get some work.

I recommend you join both Massive Sway and Social Fabric while contacting a few of your fav companies in between. This will keep you busy if Sponsored Posts are your thing.

Have you thought about starting a Blog but you’re not sure how to go about it? Are you on the fence because it seems too technical?? It’s really not nearly as hard as you think. You can set up a blog for very cheap in about 15 minutes even if you have no idea what you’re doing. Here’s a tutorial with screenshots to get you started. Do something life changing and become your own Girl Boss today!!

Amazon Associate’s Program

If you know anything about blogging then you have heard of this program. You can put up an affiliate link for anything under the sun { if it’s on Amazon of course } and earn a tincy, tiny commission from it. You have a whopping 24-hour cookie with them.

Do you detect a bit of sarcasm?? Well, you’re right my friends, I’m not a huge fan. I think they’re a bit greedy when it comes to their program.

With that being said some do earn a good bit from them and You do get a commission for everything customers buy that was in their cart when they purchase products from your link so that helps.

It’s pretty easy to get accepted into the initial stages of this program but you need to make some conversions within a specific amount of time or they boot you out. They do say you can rejoin once your site is bigger though.

Speaking of affiliate sales, it’s good to get educated on the laws and techniques used in this part of the industry. Affiliate sales don’t happen by accident { not usually }, and you really need to know what you’re doing. It’s a good idea to take a course on affiliate marketing and I suggest you look into Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.  This course is by Michelle over at Making sense of cents. She makes over $100,000 a MONTH. She is an expert on the subject and she knows what she’s talking about. I mention this course often because I have taken it and it’s excellent. This is the best education on affiliate marketing currently found on the web so have a look here if you’re wanting to learn more.

BrandCycle

BrandCycle is a great option for beginners. It’s sort of like Amazon only you can sign up to get affiliate links at places like American eagle, Banana Republic, Etsy, Lacoste, Macy’s,  Target and many more. They pretty much cover all the major retail companies and products that Amazon Doesn’t. In my opinion, they are WAY better than Amazon. They have much cooler stuff and the payouts are often better.

The cookie for BrandCycle is 30 days so this company is a great one to work with all around.

Share~A~Sale

This is the best Affiliate network to join for beginners. They are definitely my favorite. They are easy to use and they almost always approve everyone. You can take a look at Share~A~Sale here.

Blurb Affiliate Program

Have you seen or heard of the Blurb Platform? You can make your own eBooks or even hard copies. You can make photo books, children’s books, novels, cookbooks and anything else you can think of. People LOVE that! These products sell themselves and their affiliate program can help you easily make money. Put up a few manners and write about it a few times and you’ll start making money. The program is easy to join, you don’t need a big audience to get accepted and they are very professional and helpful. You won’t be disappointed in this affiliate program and its easy income. You have to join this one! It’s the PERFECT starter affiliate program. You can join right here and new affiliates get a free gift.

30,000 to 99,000 Page Views

So you have worked really hard and you made it to 30,000 Pageviews!  Great, I know it wasn’t easy…

Now you will have more opportunities to really increase your income. Let’s look at ways to maximize your money at this point.

MediaVine

MediaVine is the best in between Ad Network. There are no others that really compare. Your ad income will jump from around $50 to $350-$500 when you switch to them so they’re a great company to work with.

Pollinate Media and RealClever

These are the two Sponsor Platforms you will want to join at this point. The Sponsored posts offered will pay a good bit more from these lovely companies. They can be picky about who the approve though so make sure you have all your ducks in a row..

At This point, you can essentially apply to any network as far as affiliate platforms are concerned. As long as your Blog is Professional and Well Pulled together you will likely get approved.

You can now begin making more money with companies that give you a larger percentage of referrals and sells. There are hundreds of affiliate networks to choose from. Just sit down with Google for a bit and do your research and pick the ones that best suit your needs.

If there is a company that you’re interested in but you cannot seem to find anywhere, you can always contact them individually. Most larger companies have a program somewhere and they can point you in the right direction.

Now is a good time to consider creating your own products. Most bloggers do this eventually. At this early in the game, I would suggest a nice Ebook to start. Once you really get going you should consider courses and programs.

This is really where the dough comes pouring in. If you have a really awesome product and you have researched how to launch it just right, you can do really well.

Here’s a great Ebook by Lena At What Mommy does that will teach you just How to write and launch your first ebook. It’s a good Book so be sure to check it out!

Higher Than 100,000 Page Views

Woohooo! You’re Awesome and you know it! You have worked hard and you have hit that golden Marker that every blogger hopes for. If you’re especially lucky and especially smart you’ll make your way much higher and worrying about how to increase your income won’t be something you ponder very often anymore. You’ll know the ends and outs and you’ll know just what to do to keep those numbers rising.

At this point, you can join anything you want as long as your site doesn’t contain some kind of inappropriate content. The world is your oyster ?

You’ll surely want to create digital products at this point as well. With a growing fan base like this, there will be plenty of money to be made on your subject of choice.

Congrats to you!

One company I do want to mention is AdThrive.  This company is the Holy Grail of Ad companies, at least in my opinion.  You do have to get to 100,000 page views to hang with this crew.

Once you’re able to join your ad income will jump from hundreds to thousands a month! That’s good money for something as simple as ads so be sure to apply once you get to the top..

Well, That’s it! As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities to make money blogging at every stage.  Make sure you do your research and maximize your income at each stage without sacrificing the reader’s experience.

Enjoy the journey, my friends!

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