5 Ways to Earn Money Blogging

It's been a fantastic eight years.  That's how long I've been blogging.  It started out as a simple blog on a free platform where I shared my deals, coupons and sales.  It started small, but I was thrilled to find an avenue to share what I had to say.  The funny thing was, people listened.  They listened and shared and commented.  Eventually that little blog turned into my main source of income.  A Busy Mommy feeds my kids and heats our home.  It … [Read more...]

Monetizing Your Blog

*Disclosure - the links within this post are affiliate links.  I will receive a commission for any sign ups (both free or paid) that occur as a result of you clicking my links and signing up. It's a debate that has been going on for years.   Should you monetize your blog.  Should you turn your writing space into a way of creating passive income.  And the answer to that question is, Yes...or No.  When you break it down, it is your space and … [Read more...]

Easy SEO Tips For Bloggers

One of the hardest things I had to wrap my head around when it came to building my blog was SEO.  Search Engine Optimization.  Basically, what that means is how easily you are found when someone does a search on Google.  So below you will find a few of the easy seo tips and tricks that I have learned along the way. If you are reading this, and have anything to add...please feel free to leave a comment.  I am not an SEO expert by any means...I … [Read more...]

She’s Connected Conference

  Once again, I'm taking off on a jet plane and heading out to the She's Connected Conference in Toronto. I attended this conference last year, and was excited to be chosen again. I'm am thrilled to have the opportunity to mingle with my peers. The ladies that I work with every day, the people who are my support system online.  Events like this are perfect for us.  A way for us to build on the relationships that we've started online. I … [Read more...]

I’m Going! She’s Connected Conference in Toronto

That's right, for two years straight I will be making my way from little 'ole Nova Scotia to the T-Dot to attend She's Connected.  A Conference built to help bridge the gap between Bloggers and Brands.  Myself and somewhere around 200 others will be spending two days chatting, learning and making connections that can help us build our business'. But since I still have around 6 whole weeks before I get to see all the attendees, I'd love to get … [Read more...]

Mom Central Canada

I've been blogging for almost three years, my blog-o-versary is coming up on the 24th of August. Throughout the three years I've been active in Social Media, I've signed on with many different brand-to-blog sites and companies that claim they know moms, they know brands, and they know how to make those connections.  Sure, some of them have been successful, and some of them have made some great some great partnerships between brand and blogger. … [Read more...]

Mommy Blogger

I am a Mommy Blogger. I have young children, on occasion, I write and tweet about them.  I post pictures to facebook.  I like to write about my kids, and my challenges being their mom.  Therefore, I am a Mommy Blogger. I don't find the name condescending, actually, I kind of like it.  The name doesn't reflect everything I am...but a part of who I am. I'm proud to be a Mommy Blogger, it has changed my life in so many ways... Being a Mommy … [Read more...]

Outdoor Adventure Challenge

Finally. The snow is gone, and except for a few chilly days, a lot of rain, and, well, some not so perfect weather, it is officially spring. Time to plan our summer fun! So many of us spend our days in front of screens, not enjoying the fun that is the great outdoors. Can you believe I have yet to take my kids camping? I know, shame on me. But this year that is all going to change! And I'm hoping it will change not only for me, but for many of … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Blog Party Post

So, I'm a bit late to the game.  Many of you already have your posts up and have been partying for days now.  I've decided that I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and spend tonight blog hopping.  But, before I do so... I need to tell you all a little about me! Random Facts About Jen Banks... I love twitter (@Jen_Banks & @Mom_Nation) I hate doing dishes...with a passion I love to cook, but again...hate doing dishes I am a mom … [Read more...]

Vacation To Mexico – Dontcha Want It??

I, as a Mom, am always looking for ways to bring in a bit of extra income to help my family, and allow me to stay home more often.  That is why I first started working online, helping to promote brands, proudly posting advertisements of companies that I support.  In doing so I've made some exteremely valuable connections.  I've become a part of a very large community.  Some call us Mommy Bloggers, others call us Social Media Moms, there are many … [Read more...]

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