The Business of Blogging

Blogging behind the scenes: Alison Gary shares the business of blogging. Why do bloggers do what they do? How do bloggers get paid? What does it take to have a successful blog? How do affiliate links work? Alison will share all of this and more in her posts about the business of blogging.

Blogging Behind the Scenes: How do Affiliate Links Work?
The Business of Blogging

Blogging Behind the Scenes: How do Affiliate Links Work?

Since I informed you that I went full-time blogging, a lot of you asked how I make money with the links on this blog. You deserve to know, not just for reading this blog, but all blogs and actually a large percentage of all types of websites. When I went…

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It’s the Holiday Season in Blogland
The Business of Blogging

It’s the Holiday Season in Blogland

Welcome folks, to the highest income time of year for any blogger: the holiday season. Starting with blanket scarves and ending with sequined frocks, now through the end of December, many bloggers can make as much or more than they did the rest of the year combined. When I quit…

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Quitting versus Giving Up
Lifestyle

Quitting versus Giving Up

Growing up, I was the queen of giving up. Teachers would get so frustrated with me because I would get great grades… when I turned in my assignments. When I attended class. I was so afraid I’d do a bad job I wouldn’t do any job at all. I quit…

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What I Wore: On the Beach
Outfit Posts

What I Wore: On the Beach

Greetings from Santa Barbara! If you’re following me on Instagram you know I’m in California for a blogging conference as the guest of the beauty company L’Occitaine. It’s such a beautiful part of the country, I’ve never been here before. In fact, every other time I’ve been in California it’s…

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A Weekend in Atlanta (with a TCFStyle Expo recap!)
Lifestyle

A Weekend in Atlanta (with a TCFStyle Expo recap!)

When Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista invited me to speak on a panel at The TCFStyle Expo I was thrilled. One of my blog goals for 2017 was to do more public speaking and the TCF Expo looked like such an awesome event. I invited my sister Debbie to…

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On Shoes and Self-Doubt
Lifestyle

On Shoes and Self-Doubt

Several weeks ago, cabi reached out and asked if I’d like to attend The Scoop.  A twice-annual conference for cabi stylists, The Scoop offers trainings, an awards ceremony, and a fashion show to introduce the new season’s collection. A week after I agreed, they asked me if I’d like to…

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cabi Conversations: A Recap [Sponsored]
The Business of Blogging

cabi Conversations: A Recap [Sponsored]

Last month I attended one of the coolest events I have experienced in my 10+ years of blogging. I was invited to cabi Conversations, an event where the clothing company cabi brings together female bloggers and influencers to chat with individuals from their team about being an entrepreneur, work/life balance,…

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Interview with Marie Denee, Founder of The Curvy Fashionista and TCF Style Expo
The Business of Blogging

Interview with Marie Denee, Founder of The Curvy Fashionista and TCF Style …

All curvy and plus size women should have The Curvy Fashionista bookmarked. It’s an amazing resource for fashion and fashion news specifically for the plus size community. The woman behind The Curvy Fashionista is Marie Denee, a woman and blogger I admire. Her hard work and dedication to The Curvy…

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