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Pinterest Tips : How To Grow Your Blog with Pinterest

We've been just a tad busy recently. Our unbelievably exciting, completely enormous, totally top secret new project is gobbling up all of our time :-) We've been so busy in fact, we've only managed to write 8 posts between us! But luckily, thousands and thousands of lovely readers are still visiting Mums Make Lists every single day. How on earth does that work?...

How To Sell Ads on Your Blog

Oh my, blogging can be hard! Before starting Mums Make Lists I thought it was just a matter of writing down some quick thoughts and showing off a few photos :-) If only! Writing great content every week is demanding. Taking stand out photos even harder! And that's before you even get onto Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, SEO, mailing lists, link parties and so much more! And then ... god forbid ... should you actually want to earn some money for all that hard work, it really gets tricky. ...

The Best Affiliate Networks for your Blog

Mummy bloggers can earn good money from affiliate  advertising.But as discussed in a previous post it takes some initial work to make sure you are marketing affiliates effectively. You can get no return if you get it wrong.It also takes some effort to find the best affiliate networks for you.There are hundreds you could sign up for, so you need to find out which have the products most relevant to your audience, that you  are happy to recommend.This list covers a range networks which have very different offerings but which have all been successful for other mommy bloggers....

How NOT to Make Money from Affiliate Ads

There's always lots of buzz about the money to be made from affiliate advertising.Some bloggers certainly do make good money from affiliates but it's very easy to get nothing for your efforts.As a new blogger, these are the lessons that I have learnt - the hard way - about getting the best response to affiliate ads.I would love to hear your tips - and if you've got a post on making money from blogging do link it up at the bottom of the post....

Have you got back-up?

Copyright CollegeDegrees360 2012 - Creative CommonsWhen did you back up your blog?If you're like me, it's one of those questions you try not to think about.I do mean to back up whenever I post or tweak the template but somehow ... I get distracted by other stuff.Which is unbelievably stupid as:1. Risk = ENORMOUS and 2. Effort = TINY!To make it as easier to do quickly, I have written out instructions for myself on how to backup in Blogger. I thought others might find them helpful so am sharing them here....