A Giveaway That Could Potentially Change Your Life

I'm excited to share a Giveaway valued at $120 on my blog, A Home With Love

Click the link above to enter the giveaway, you can read about it there or you can read about it here. But the only place to enter the giveaway is on A Home With Love.
A Giveaway From the Power of Moms!
I've been a mother for 12 years and I've almost always felt like I was barely hanging on. I'd forget appointments, rush to throw something together for dinner, and then spend hours on housework wondering the whole time if I was ever going to get the hang of this job as a homemaker.

Eventually, I learned to keep a paper planner (the digital ones just didn't work for me). My paper planner helped me remember appointments and PLAN for the week ahead. This made such a difference in my productivity but also helped me to feel prepared and to avoid the worry that I've forgotten something.

About a year after using and loving my paper planner I came across an advertisement for 
I immediately found help and hope for so many areas of my life that seemed to be difficult to control. I read a few blog posts and listened to almost all of their podcasts. I was finding the content of the website to be relatable to my experiences as a mom, wife and homemaker. I found that I could trust the advice and ideas that were offered on the site. The whole site is rich in free content that pulls at your heart, opens your mind and inspires your daily life.

In time I found a product they offered that I knew I had to try out. After weeks of learning and doing this program I can honestly say that it has changed the way I do things dramatically! I love it so much I want to share it with you!!

In a nutshell, this program helps you organize your calendar, papers, projects, goals and all the difficult to manage aspects of daily life. It offers concrete steps to help you clear your mind of the tasks of life so that you can focus.
The first thing I did after reading my first assignment was to clean out my emails. It sounds stressful, but really was so easy and more rewarding than I would have guessed.  It feels great to keep up on emails now and after months of using the program I have not slipped back into letting my emails stack up as they had before.

There is so much more to the program that I could go on and on.  There are videos, charts, and assignments that move you forward. You have to try it out! And now for the giveaway!
Go to A Home With Love to enter the giveaway.


How much money do bloggers really make on their blogs?


No matter your blog topic most bloggers want to know, what do other bloggers make on their blogs.
It seems that the revenue of each blog can vary so greatly that there is no easy answer. I've gathered information that will give you a good idea of what it takes to bring in money to your blog. And then let's carry on the conversation in the comments.

Let's start with Forbes.com's numbers.  Did you know that as of 2012 there were 18.9 million women bloggers and 16 million men bloggers? Forbes goes on to tell us that of those staggering numbers the bottom 20% of women bloggers earn no income on their blogs while the top 10% of women bloggers can earn over $100,000 yearly.

Forbes suggests that the middle 70% of women bloggers receive some, if not all of their earnings from free products or services:

"Brands generally review a woman’s blog and check to see if she is active on Twitter, but they don’t require millions, or even thousands, of visitors. In fact, brand executives and women bloggers say the going rate for a $300 kitchen product is 500 monthly views; an all-expense trip to Hawaii requires at least 20,000 monthly views."

Amy Lynn Andrews asks on her blog for comments to be left about how long bloggers have been blogging, how many page views they have, and how much money they make each month on their blog. It's also interesting to read in those comments about how they bring in money to their blog.

Amy says she spends 4-6 hours a day on her blog, reaches 13,149 pageviews monthly and earns $500 a month.

On Amy's blog along with the other sites's I've read, blogging for money is a long term commitment. If you need money to pay the rent this month then starting a blog is not the way to go. Your blog could take months to bring in the traffic needed to bring in a modest income.  It will take maintenance and effort to keep that traffic coming in over the years.

According to the chart above found here, only 14% of bloggers bring in a salary through blogging.  And the average income is $24,086.

These numbers suggest that many blogs either do not attempt to bring in revenue or they simply cannot bring in much.  What has been your experience with blogging?  I would love to continue the conversation in the comment section below. I'll leave the first comment!


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If you are looking for a site that gives great free advise on blogging than check out the blog above.  They also offer free listings to help bring more traffic to your blog!  

But be careful, you may end up spending more time than you thought you would looking at their free printables. (Not that I did or anything)