There’s something about a good, homemade stuffing (or dressing as some call it) that makes the whole Thanksgiving meal that much better. I have tried a number of different types of stuffing in my years, but I always found them to be very soggy and while many love it that way, I’m just not a fan of the mush. Once we had kids and I started wanting to cook entire thanksgiving feasts by myself, I realized that without the perfect stuffing recipe, my feast was going to be more of a flop. Over the years, I finally perfected the recipe and now, I’m excited to share it with all of you on the blog today (link is in my bio or you can swipe up in stories).
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Apparently, it’s my birthday 🎂 … Isn’t it funny how as you get older, your birthday gets less and less exciting? I used to do a countdown, like a month in advance. I would remind everyone I saw. It was ridiculous. Now, if it wasn’t for the 3049823048 notifications that I get from FB, from all of the people that I haven’t heard from since last year, I might not even remember it’s my birthday at all. But since the cat’s out of the bag, yes, it’s my birthday. I’m 35 + shipping and handling and feel every bit my age, especially when I try to keep up with my kids . I’m spending the day packing for my birthday vacation (whoop!) and look forward to celebrating with my family! Since I can’t take you all with me, I’ve joined a bunch of really awesome bloggers to give away $430 on the blog today! So take a minute, click on the #linkinbio or swipe up in stories and enter to win! What would you do with the extra money?
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Apparently, it’s my birthday 🎂...

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? AD: If you’re looking for a convenient and delicious dessert option for the holidays, check out @blueapron! For the first time, Blue Apron is introducing new dessert recipes just in time to wow your friends and family this Thanksgiving! Whether it’s your annual Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving dinner, Blue Apron supplies everything you need to create fresh, modern takes on Thanksgiving staples like pie and other desserts. We love it because you get exactly the right amount of ingredients and there is no over-buying or waste! 🙌🏻 This Pear Pie with Spiced Almond Crumble is Blue Apron’s take on a classic fruit pie. It’s brimming with quintessential fall flavors thanks to a sweet pear and currant filling. The warming blend of nutmeg, ginger, white pepper, and cloves (known as quatre épices, or four spices) adds a burst of flavor — the perfect complement to an irresistible crumble topping. They also offer a Cornmeal Upside Down Cake with Raisins, Fig & Walnuts. Both are incredibly delicious! The new desserts are available for one week only. Order before November 19, 2019 for delivery the week of Thanksgiving.  Visit blue apron.com/thanksgivinghero to save $20 off of your first 3 boxes!  #blueapronpartner #blueapron #pie #pies #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgivingday #familyfriendly #kidfriendly #kidfriendlyfood #pearpie #convenience #whatsfordinner #foodstyle #foodpassion #foodography  #foodinsta #foodielovers #instafoods #yummyyummy #foodielife #foodielifestyle #deliciosa #palmbeachblogger #westpalmbeach #raedunnfinds #homegoodshappy #homegoodsfinds #hobbylobbyfinds #raedunn

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While I do talk about it in DMs when people reach out, it occurred to me that many of you are unaware of my other blog, @thesuperblogcoach. The story behind it is that I had a couple of incredible women who taught me what I needed to know to become a successful blogger and influencer so I could support my family through this fun career. I wanted to make sure I did the same for others. It got difficult repeating things over and over again so I decided to create a site where I would blog solely about tips for bloggers and influencers, no matter where in their journey they are. That way, I could direct people over there and they can read at their own speed. I don’t charge for any of the info. It’s totally free. Just my way of paying it forward. I hope you’ll check it out and if you have anything you’re currently struggling with, let me know. I’ll add it to my topic list for future blog posts! Now tell me, did you know about thesuperblogcoach.com?
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While there are so many reasons to love the holidays, they can be super stressful. #ad Between buying and wrapping gifts, cooking, getting the house ready and all of the gatherings, it's just go-go-go until the end of the year. I've found five ways to lessen the stress for you and your
family this holiday season, including why we serve @drinkmilos. Head to the blog to hear my tips! #MilosMoments
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In honor of this smiling horse, and because yesterday’s pun tanked (guess most of you have never heard ‘what came first, the chicken or the egg?’)... today I’m sharing a horse joke. 🐎 
Once upon a time there was a rich man that was driving past a farm, he looked over and saw a beautiful stallion standing in the field. The rich man thought, ‘Wow I gotta have him’ so he pulled into the farm’s entrance. He found the owner and said, “I want that horse out yonder in that field. How much do you want for him?” The farmer said, “He don’t look to good.” “Nonsense” said the rich man “I’ll pay you $1000 for him.” “But he don’t look to good,” said the farmer. The rich man sighed and said, “$2000 dollars is my final offer.” The farmer sold the beautiful horse to the rich man. One week later the rich man came back angry as ever and said, “Darn you, you sold me a blind horse!” Then the farmer smiled and said, “I TOLD YOU HE DIDN’T LOOK TOO GOOD!!!!” .
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In honor of this smiling...

I just ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon.  I'll let you know.
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One thing I regret is not having newborn photos taken of all three girls. I’ve looked back at Falynn’s photos so many times over the years and they still give me all the feels. We were so blessed to have been able to have them taken by @jenpriesterphotography. Jen is so talented and really the sweetest person. I am forever grateful that she made the trip from Michigan to Florida to capture these for us. Did you have professional newborn pictures taken of your kids?
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Let’s talk about photo editing. There are so many people on IG that I admire, when it comes to their editing and photography styles… @theautismcafe, @momsinknots, @taramoon and @dearauggie, just to name a few. I’m constantly trying to learn, grow and improve my photos. So I thought it would be fun to take an older photo and edit it again, just to see the changes in my own personal style. Swipe to see the original edit from earlier this year. Not a huge difference, but I do notice slight improvements. Which do you prefer? Do you tend to gravitate toward the darker or brighter feeds?
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Halloween is over, so we can start talking about Christmas now, right?! 🙌🏻 The holidays are usually a blur for me. Between decorating, cooking and prepping the house, its non-stop. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when you add in our everyday chores as parents. I think it’s important to keep the kids occupied with something that you can use, instead of sitting them in front of a screen. Plus, it’s great to encourage your little one’s creativity. We love to choose a few projects every year and have the girls create our holiday décor. They love that we proudly display their projects and they make a great gift for your guests or their school friends! This year, we are excited to share our first Christmas craft idea, the snowman jar! What do you think?
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How to Make Money as a Blogger and Brand Influencer

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My Tips on How to Make Money as a Blogger and Brand Influencer

We have been brand repping for years and while I have loved working with small shops and offering pictures and promotion in exchange for items, I had to finally accept that if I wanted to do this full-time, I was going to have to do something that brought in some money. As awesome as my girls wardrobes are, I can’t pay my rent with awesome handmade threads or the tons of compliments we get while they are wearing them.  One of my insta-friends had been telling me about her success as a blogger for a while and I put it off and put it off because I just didn’t think I had what it took. And while I was hesitant, I can tell you that it was the BEST decision I ever made.  My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner! It’s been a wild 7 months and I’m more happy than I’ve been in such a long time. I can finally share my tips on how to make money as a blogger and brand influencer!

Now that I’m finally making money and have made this into what has turned into an actual career, I want to share my knowledge with everyone and anyone that is interested in turning this passion into something that will pay the bills.  I have gathered the most asked questions from people and will be answering them here for those of you that are ready to take the leap. I also want to share some of the platforms that are working best for me. I do want to mention that some of these links are affiliate links, but I would never share any service or product that I don’t personally believe in!

What is the Difference between a Brand Influencer and a Blogger?

First and foremost, there’s a lot more writing involved for a blogger and that’s super scary to some.  But… if you think about it, when you post on social media, you are coming up with words to describe the product and your experience with the product, right?  Imagine taking some pictures and writing just a little bit more (minimum of 300 words), including links to the product, maybe a code and voila! You are blogging, baby!  It’s really that easy.  If you don’t want to create an entire website, you might consider starting off as a brand influencer and using your social platforms to advertise for companies.  Either option can bring in extra cash and eventually, turn into a legit career! So don’t put this off any longer!  If you were waiting for a sign, this is it!

What if No One Wants to Read What I Have to Say?

When I approach people who I think would be great bloggers, I’m often times met with this question… and I have to tell them that we all asked that question.  No one wants to spend time pouring their heart out only to find that no one really cares.  But listen, if you have something to say and you present it in a way that’s interesting and shows off your personality, people will read it!  At first, it may just be your friends and family, but eventually, and probably sooner than you think, people will share it and you will begin noticing an increase in views.  You won’t be a superstar overnight, but stick with it and you definitely could be! Anything is possible if you believe in yourself.

Where Do I Start?

The first thing you need is a blog! You can sign up for a free blog through WordPress.com BUT.. I highly recommend WordPress.org.  When I first created my blog, I had no idea that there were two different sites.  While they both offer free templates and are very much the same in the backend,  I learned that WordPress.org is preferred by most agencies and some brand influencer platforms.  I wound up setting everything up on .com, only to find that they charged me over $250/yr plus the cost of my domain and when I realized I needed to move it over to .org, they refused to refund my money.  Wordpress.com is hosted by WordPress.  Wordpress.org is your own site and requires that you set up hosting yourself which is an extra step, but totally WORTH IT!

Hosting

I am currently hosted through Site Ground and I LOVE it!  Depending on what you need, their hosting starts at $3.95/mo plus the cost of your domain.  If you already own your domain, there is a $15 set up fee to move it over, but that will extend your domain registration for an additional year I believe.  It’s very easy to set up and their support chat is always available to help and are very knowledgable.  Switching over was the best decision I ever made.

Templates

While WordPress does offer templates, I found a ton of amazing templates on Mojo Marketplace!  Templates will run you roughly $49 or so.  You can view their live demos and see what your site will look like.  Now, installing can be a bit tricky but they do offer installation for an additional charge. You can also hire a designer (I do that on the side, wink) to put together your entire website for you, but of course that would be a bit more pricey. If you’re up for the challenge, you can do it yourself, but I have to warn you that it’s super time consuming and a process to learn.

How Do I Know How Much to Charge?

I LOVE Social Blue Book.  This FREE site allows you to connect all of your platforms and then tells you what your posts are worth, based on your following/traffic.  Keep in mind that this doesn’t include production/photography costs, so make sure to add $100 or so for that, depending on the amount of time it takes for each project.

Do I Need a Media Kit?

Assuming you know what a media kit is (and if you don’t, don’t panic… you will!)  After speaking with various successful bloggers and brand influencers, there is a consensus among them that you must have a media kit if you plan on contacting companies directly.  Not only is it going to provide companies with demographics, rates and stat info, but it makes you look so much more professional. Don’t you want to make the best first impression possible?  You can check out our media kit for an idea.  If you are just starting out, you can put together a one page informational sheet which is just as effective!  Sign up for Fohr Card and connect all of your platforms and they will provide you with demographics and stats!  It’s fabulous!  PLUS, they can connect you with some pretty huge brands such as Clinique, Bare Minerals, Kate Spade and Henri Bendel (just to name a few). You can even create a press kit through their site if you don’t have the funds or resources to create a media kit!

What Should I Sign Up For?

Ok, so this is where the fun begins.  The first thing I signed up for was Ebates.  Why?  Everyone shops online and everyone likes to save money.  Right now they are offering $10 cash back with your first $25 purchase! Put their button on your new website and you are paid per referral, PLUS, you are helping them save money!  Win, win! You earn $5 for each referral, plus additional bonuses. Bloggers and power referrers can earn $25,000+. Crazy, right?!

There are SO many platforms that you can sign up for and they will connect you with companies that are looking for brand influencers and bloggers but these are some of my favorites:

Heartbeat: Heartbeat is a great one to start off with! They pay you based on your following (some include free product as well) and I’ve gotten the most paid opportunities from them up until now.  Most are super easy – they send you a video or image, you post for a certain amount of time (72 hours I believe) and they pay you once that period is up.

Linqia: I recently signed up for Linqia and was chosen for two opportunities almost immediately.  In addition to offering some great opportunities, including the opportunity to raise money for charity, they also offer a referral program. You get $5 for each accepted referral, plus 15% matched commission on their first program earnings which is fabulous!

Social Fabric: I signed up for Social Fabric about a month ago and while I haven’t been chosen for any opportunities yet, I love the easy of their application process! There is a list of opportunities, which you can read through and decide which you’re best suited for and then apply.

Social Native: This was one of the first sites I signed up for and kinda forgot about it. I just logged in and found 2 opportunities and applied for both.

Of course, there’s always Google Adsense and Media.net who offer the ability to place display ads throughout your site and pay-per-click.  This can be great if you have a lot of traffic.  While you don’t want to overpower your site with ads, it’s good to have a few, relevant ads.  If there are companies you love, check out whether or not they offer affiliate opportunities.  Then you can place their banner on your site and get paid per lead.

Contacting Companies Directly

And finally, don’t be afraid to reach out directly to your favorite companies! Put together a little email explaining why you want to work with them and what you think you can provide them and attach your media kit/press kit!  You may not hear back from them, but what if you do?  Don’t be afraid to get turned down… because eventually, they will say yes and it will be the best feeling ever! I find that reaching out to companies through social media gets the best response. They will usually respond with an email address to send your info to.  Some will want to chat on the phone, others will communicate solely through emails/social media.

I sincerely hope this has all given you a starting off point if you’ve been interested in making the leap. I didn’t want to overload you with info, so I will put together more of these as I learn.  If you have any questions or need some direction, I’m always happy to answer questions!  I can’t wait to see you become a successful blogger/brand influencer!

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  • Shanab
    June 29, 2018

    A must read for bloggers and brand influencers starting out. Thanks for sharing your tips and advice.

  • Sunaina
    October 28, 2017

    Very informative and useful article you have shared here.
    keep spreading your ideas with us.

  • Jen
    October 25, 2017

    Great tips! I’ll have to revisit this article when I’m ready!

  • Tracy Shane
    October 25, 2017

    I love love love this! Thank you for always sharing resources and support! ❤️

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