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.

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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Ebb and Flow
The Business of Blogging

Ebb and Flow

Last week I had lots of great content. I accomplished so much at work and on the blog I went into the weekend on a high. After so many months of struggling to balance everything, it felt amazing to be able to do it all and do it well. And…

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Blogging Behind the Scenes: Tax Tips for Bloggers
Lifestyle

Blogging Behind the Scenes: Tax Tips for Bloggers

When I get together with bloggers, the conversation always turns to business. And I always bring up taxes. Whether you realize it or not, once you monetize your blog you have created a business and you need to pay taxes. If you think the IRS won’t care about your little…

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It Started with a Half-Burned Candle…
The Business of Blogging

It Started with a Half-Burned Candle…

The second night of the rewardStyle conference was a cocktail party hosted by the dating app, Bumble. It was a beautiful affair, but a few other bloggers and I were getting hungry and slipped into the Capital Grille next door for dinner. Put seven bloggers together and the conversation could…

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