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COVID Coronavirus – coping with stay at home (6+ ways)

COVID Coronavirus – coping with stay at home (6+ ways)

COVID Isolation, Coping with isolation
Coronavirus Isolation Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase anything, there is no extra cost at all to you, and I do get a small referral fee. I hope you find them useful! COVID-19... Coronavirus... we all pretty much pull away from social contact by varying degrees these days. More and more states are wisely enforcing “lockdown” or stay at home orders. As slowing the spread of COVID-19 is a world stage battle, the need to reduce social isolation effects and maintain a healthy balance between isolation and connectedness is so important. Just recently I read a great article on how astronauts (experts in living isolated), cope with it all.  One interesting point that caught my eye was this statement: “NASA has yet to…
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone Review – an Undeniable Top Seller in 2020?

Blue Yeti USB Microphone Review – an Undeniable Top Seller in 2020?

Microphones, Beginner Bloggers, podcasting, Video, YouTube
No doubt you've heard of the Blue Yeti USB microphone, but do you know why it's a top seller? Let's find out in this review! [su_box title="What you're gonna learn about!" style="bubbles" box_color="#adf1f8" title_color="#3f4843" radius="7"]Hi - In this post, I'm going to show you why the Blue Yeti USB microphone is a best seller. I'll also introduce you to its features and point out Pros and Cons In the End: You'll be well informed about this microphone, enough to make a sound purchasing decision [/su_box] Full Disclosure: The products that I mention here and link to are affiliate links. That simply means that I’ll earn a small commission for any purchases you make using the links provided (there is no extra cost to you for using the link).  As an…
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How to Manage Client Billing – a Winning FreshBooks Feature!

How to Manage Client Billing – a Winning FreshBooks Feature!

Invoicing, Bookkeeping
How to manage client billing Any good project manager knows that getting the work done on time and making your clients happy are two high-priority goals. When the project is done, or a milestone is complete, the next important goal is getting through the client billing process in the most efficient manner and getting paid on time! That's where FreshBooks can help After all, they are experts at cloud accounting and the perfection of invoicing! (Disclaimer: this article contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase from these links, there is no extra cost to you, and I do receive a small commission. I endorse FreshBooks because I know it works!) So here's a cool announcement... FreshBooks introduces: Forecast Income and Manage Workload with Retainers How to Manage Client Billing…
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Alexa Rank and What it Can Teach You

Alexa Rank and What it Can Teach You

Blogging Statistics, Website Growth
Quick time-out: Some of the links below are affiliate links. That means if you decide to buy anything from those links, I get a small commission. There is NO additional cost you for using them. You are awesome!  OK, time-in. [su_dropcap style="flat" size="2"]S[/su_dropcap]everal years ago I figured out how to start a blog. It was a “hobby blog” that I was using to share my historical knowledge of a certain place I spent a lot of time at as a kid. It appealed to a certain audience and was mildly popular in small circles. I still blog on it today, and according to the Alexa Rank checker ( a Chrome extension), it’s the 4,464,447th most popular website in the world. Wow, for a teeny blog I guess that’s not bad (?).…
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Don’t Be Scammed – An Authoritative CPR V10000 Call Blocker Review (2019)

Don’t Be Scammed – An Authoritative CPR V10000 Call Blocker Review (2019)

Business Tools
The CPR V10000 Call Blocker made a HUGE difference for me! Me before the CPR V10000 Call Blocker: Arrgghhh, another spammy call Arrgghhh, another spammy call Arrgghhh, another spammy call Arrgghhh, another spammy call Me after the CPR V10000: "Sure is quiet around here" (Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, which means if you buy from those links there is no extra cost to you, but I do get a small commission) Me and my CPR V10000 Call Blocker - so far, 115 blocked numbers FACT: I am just like you. I HATE robocalls. Like me, you probably noticed the frequency of these call increasing over the past few years.  We both probably noticed autodialers and robocalls picking up during any political year. Not sure about…
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How to Write an Ebook in 2020 (Quick and Quicker)

How to Write an Ebook in 2020 (Quick and Quicker)

Ebooks
I wrote my first ebook about a year after I started blogging. Learning how to write an ebook is something I always wanted to do. Why? Because I saw a lot of bloggers sharing their knowledge and helping others this way, and that's important to me. It was a simple way to teach via the written word, plus it had the possibility of providing passive income! One part of making an e-book is writing. The other parts are figuring out: What to use to write an ebook How to make it look good How to make it available online How to process payments I did a lot of research on how to write an ebook and eventually pieced together two solid solutions that work great. One is quick, the other…
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Revealing List of Food Bloggers Favorite Kitchen Tools (2020)

Revealing List of Food Bloggers Favorite Kitchen Tools (2020)

Food Bloggers
[lwptoc] Food bloggers favorite kitchen tools. You know they have 'em. Why? Because they work! A food blogger cooks, a food blogger eats, a food blogger's workshop is their kitchen. None of them are going to skimp on the equipment they use. "The right tool for the right job" my father always said. Just like all bloggers have favorite tools such as "power words", food bloggers have favorite tools to create the end products they blog about! What kitchen tools do food bloggers prefer? Grab a cup of tea and read on, because I scoured the first page of Google for "food bloggers favorite kitchen tool" and built a list of the results. It's a long list. My hypothesis was that each blogger would have a list borne of experience…
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18 Powerful Time Management Tips For Bloggers

18 Powerful Time Management Tips For Bloggers

Time Management, Beginner Bloggers, Tips and Tricks
(This post was originally published on Next Level Blogging as a guest post) (Disclosure: this page contains affiliate links, which means if you buy from those links there is no extra cost to you, but I do get a small commission.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)  How long does it take you to write a blog post, from concept to publishing?   (Count only the time you’re actually working on it or actively thinking about it.) Got a number? While it can seem like a simple endeavor to conceive the ideas, write them down, edit a little, and publish, you know there’s much more to it than that: Content concept Writing the first draft Change this, change that Formatting Breaking it into digestible word groups Choosing headers…
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Remarkable Managed WordPress Hosting – Really?

Remarkable Managed WordPress Hosting – Really?

WordPress, Beginner Bloggers, Tips and Tricks, Website Growth, Website Page Speed
You've no doubt heard about managed WordPress hosting, but have you wondered what it is and if there's a remarkable host out there? Disclaimer: this article contains affiliate links, which means if you buy something from these links, it costs you nothing more, but I do get a small commission. I only recommend products that I know, use, and trust. I just wanted you to know! According to this dictionary, a WordPress host is "The company you hire to store all your WordPress files, do backups, provide security certificates, etc" and they are your gateway to showing up online. They provide a service called "managed WordPress hosting" Why "managed" WordPress hosting? Managed WordPress hosting is a service that handles all the technical aspects of running WordPress for you. The host…
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Promoting Your YouTube Videos on Pinterest in 2019?

Promoting Your YouTube Videos on Pinterest in 2019?

Pinterest, Video, YouTube
Should you be promoting your YouTube videos on Pinterest? Well, consider this: Pinterest is a great neighborhood to play in, with tons of awesome graphics and links that take you to sites full of information. Everyone knows that video is hot these days, and YouTube is king when it comes to video. According to Forbes Magazine, "YouTube’s user-friendliness, combined with the soaring popularity of video content, has made it the second largest search engine behind Google." So after you've learned how to start a blog, you should set up a YouTube channel and begin posting videos related to your blog niche as well. Also, sign up for a Pinterest account and begin promoting your YouTube videos on Pinterest - and driving traffic to your YouTube Channel! Because your YouTube Channel…
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