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ASA clarifies its sponsored content guidelines

The way brands and bloggers work together have long fuelled heated conversation. Ever since Advertising Standards Authority Guidelines were announced back in 2011, both sides have been trying their best to interpret and adhere to them. When we first wrote about this three years ago, it seemed to raise more questions than it answered. Now, […]

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Etsy & BritMums: Start your own business in 2014

Do you wish you could spend more time developing your artistic side? Do you love buying vintage, but worry your house is starting to look a bit too much like an antique market? #ProjectNewYear is here to help. Over the next few months, we’re excited to partner with Etsy to share new projects and ideas, […]

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What’s your blog monetisation strategy?

 (you do have one don’t you?) Claire Bullerwell has been looking into the best ways of making money from blogs and has written a very useful book, here she shares her top four points to consider Most of us are aware of at least a few ways to monetise our blogs such as Google Adsense, […]

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BritMums Live – Accounting session overview

It feels like an eternity since the amazing weekend that was at BritMums Live and to help keep the magic alive for a little longer I thought I’d write up an overview of the Blogging Foundations: Accounting session that I attended on the Saturday. I have to be honest, the part I was most looking […]

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Money-making tips for travel bloggers (and other kinds too)

Earlier this month I appeared on a panel at Social Travel Market, the social media conference that’s part of the massive London World Travel Market. While there, I met some of the most innovative travel bloggers in the world — EverythingEverywhere.com, NomadicMatt.com, BudgetTraveller.org, LiveShareTravel, WildJunket.com and SoloTravelerBlog. They travel literally everywhere in the world. But […]

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10 ways to make money online

  Antonia Chitty and Erica Douglas bloggers, writers and entrepreneurs have recently launched a book helping you to make money online, here they pass on some fabulous tips to get us all started, thank you ladies. The Internet has opened up a wealth of opportunities for people to earn extra income or start a business […]

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Blogging my way into business

  My name is Luci and you might know me through my blog mother.wife.me I’ve just launched a new business, a website called Ma Puce. It’s a French language-learning hub for parents of young children that brings together the best information and resources for teaching a child French as a second language. My aim in setting up […]

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How to make money from your blog

Do you want to build your income from your blog?  This can seem a real challenge, especially when faced with recent Google changes, but it is possible. Over the last few months we’ve earnt several thousand pounds every month from our blogs. There are several ways to earn money from your blog Link your blog […]

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Make money from blogging? Think outside the box

I’ve followed with interest the development and desire for some mum bloggers to make money from their blogging efforts. It is probably most of our dreams to be able to make a living just from blogging, especially for us mums who need or want the flexibility it could bring into our lives. I’d like to suggest you all think […]

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Reviews Round-up: Should you post a negative review?

Many of us have been reviewing products for quite some time now and I see on the forums at the moment that some people are worried about the future of sponsored posts and reviews. All this talk of follow and no-follow links is scaring some people but I won’t be going into that as I think […]

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Accounting for Bloggers: Payment in kind

In the final part of our Accounting for Bloggers series, Georgi Rollings of Starfish Accounting explains how to deal with payment in kind instead of money in the bank… Sometimes you could receive payment in kind for writing a blog or in exchange for advertising.  Payment in kind is where you receive something other than […]

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Accounting for Bloggers: What income do I need to declare?

In the fourth installment of the Blogging for Accounting series on BritMums, Georgi Rollings of Starfish Accounting explains what income you need to declare… These are some of the most likely types of income that you could receive from your blog: Selling advertising space – often over a period of several months; Google AdWords; Cash […]

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Accounting for Bloggers: Working from home

Last week Georgi Rollings of Starfish Accounting offered tips on expenses and continuing the BritMums Accounting fro Bloggers series this week Georgi offers more tax advice on working from home… If you write your blog at home, which most of us do, you can also calculate a tax deduction for working from home. The easiest […]

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Accounting for Bloggers: What expenses are tax deductible?

Last week in the BritMums Accounting for Bloggers series, Georgi Rollings of Starfish Accounting introduced the series with Blogging: Trade or Hobby? and today she shares tips on expenses… So you’ve decided that your blog is a trade, and you’ve registered with HM Revenue & Customs as self-employed.  You will have to pay tax on […]

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Accounting for Bloggers: Trade or Hobby?

With a new financial year descending upon us it’s a perfect time to brush up on what you need to think about this year with regards to any money your make through your blogging. Here Georgi Rollings (right), the founder of Starfish Accounting, starts off a five part series on Accounting for Bloggers… Some people […]

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Earning money from your Pinterest pins

There’s been lots of coverage of Pinterest’s use of affiliate links on user’s pins, with reaction veering from outrage to shoulder shrugs. But regular users can also use affiliate links, to earn commission on products they recommend. Affiliate links work like this: You sign up for a service such as Amazon.com Associates or Skimlinks, which […]

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How to write a sponsored post

Writing a sponsored post means you’ve been offered something (usually a PayPal payment, but sometimes a voucher, product or experience) in exchange for writing a post with one or more anchor words or phrases included. These anchor words will have links to the brand’s website. The two main types of sponsored posts: Content without the […]

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How to write a review post

This post was first published on BritMums February 2011 and reposted here to link with our better your blog series. Helen writes reviews about everything from bathroom toy holders to coffee makers on her blog www.petitmom.co.uk and she also blogs at petiteladies.blogspot.com. Here, she shares her tips for getting in to the reviewing game. Do […]

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