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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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Top tips for working with brands and PRs

As part of our series on improving your blog, this week we focus on monetizing your blog. What better place to get information on how to set up your blog to make it attractive to PR’s than from a successful PR? Here we interview Kerry Jean Lister, Social Campaign Director for Doco. BritMums: As a […]

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Giveaways: Can you attract more readers without losing cred?

Jody Brettkelly, the glamorous blogger behind About Last Weekend, is back to offer more ideas for your blog. Here Jody suggests fantatic ideas to get started with giveaways on your blog. Have you ever thought about hosting a giveaway but had no idea how to start? You like the idea of a giveaway – creating […]

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Guest post: Best practice for bloggers working with PRs

So you’ve established yourself in the blogging community and those fabulous PR offers are starting to trickle in to your inbox. It’s very exciting to be offered products to review even if you start small. But how do you make sure you don’t dent the great reputation that you have built up, and what is […]

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Guest post: A comprehensive guide to blogging and tax

Dawn Brown is a Chartered Accountant with who runs her own practice ABC North East specialising in small business accounting and tax advice. Aside from running her own business Dawn is also a busy mum to 2 under 18 months and can be found on her parenting blog Knees Up Mother Brown and on twitter @Dawnie_Brown. […]

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Guest post: What every blogger needs to know about tax

Have you ever wondered if you need to tell the tax man about that massage the lovely PR person gave you as a thank you for participating in their campaign. Or if he should be privy to that vacuum cleaner you reviewed (and kept). Liz Jarvis from The Mum Blog shows us that tax doesn’t have […]

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Guest post: How to make the most of media opportunities

At BritMums we have a wealth of experience in our blogging community. As blogging continues to rise in popularity, mainstream media is taking notice and seeking out the opinion, expertise and talent of bloggers for articles and radio/television shows. Some of our brilliant bloggers have been making regular radio appearances as well as being sought after by television shows like “The Vanessa Show”. Emily Carlisle share her expertise in dealing with this more common occurrence…media opportunities for bloggers.

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Guest post from Littlemummy: Monetising your blog

So you’ve been blogging for a while and you’re loving it! Your blog is looking exactly how you want it (after many a midnight hour spent tinkering!) and your traffic is on the up and up. So what next? Successful bloggers have gone on to do everything from publishing a book to building a business, turned freelance and built niche websites.

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Guest post: 6 tips for turning your blog into a business

Has your blog grown up out of something that you have a passion for? Would you love to be able to earn a living from your blog? In this article Antonia Chitty of www.becomeamumpreneur.com shares her own experiences of building a business from a blog, plus gives you 6 tips so you can do it […]

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Guest post: 6 tips for setting up an internet business

More and more women are starting their own businesses, and entrepreneurship has become a way that mums and bloggers can earn money and create their ideal working situation. Even if you’re starting small, there are things you can easily do to grow your business. (A great organisation to get involved with is everywoman.com, which has […]

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Guest post: How to create a media kit for your blog

Do you want to sell ads on your blog? Are you looking to work with PRs? Why don’t you create a media kit for your blog? Rebecca from Two Become Four gives us some hands-on tips. A media kit, or media pack, is a little like a curriculum vitae for your blog. It’s a chance for you […]

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Dear mummy blogger: PR pitches, what works and what, erm, doesn’t

When it comes to blogger/brand relationships, Tara Cain from Sticky Fingers has had her fair share of pitches. Read this post to find out what works … and what ends up in the bin! I have had some truly awful PR pitches in my time as a blogger. I’m constantly asked if I would like […]

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