Tuesday, 25 February 2020

How I Make Money From Blogging

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As a blogger one of the questions that I get asked all of the time is how do I earn money from my blog? And the answer is lots of different ways, such as writing sponsored posts, working on brand campaigns, reviews and social media promotion. I have worked with huge household brands over the years such as Jet2, TikTok, Arla, Smyths Toys, Debenhams, ASDA, Pampers and McDonald's to name just a few. Other bloggers also add adverts to their blog or YouTube channels which generate income or they use affiliate links. 

The second question I get asked a lot is, can you really make an income from blogging? Again the answer is yes and most months I earn more then I would working part-time in a traditional job. Some months I even earn more then I did working full-time. 

laptop on table

I have been blogging for almost 6 years now and I have been earning money from blogging for about 5 years. In the whole time, I have been blogging I have done it part-time around raising my family and studying for my degree,  full-time bloggers earn a lot more then I do! I love the flexibility that blogging offers, when my children are unwell I can take the day off and I can pick and choose what jobs I accept. Obviously being self-employed means there is no guaranteed income and some months I earn a lot more than others, some months last year I earned £2,000 other months zero. 


Friday, 21 February 2020

A Year To Change My Life

The past few months have been rubbish, I have been poorly again! This time with a nasty chest infection which I am currently on antibiotics for. Since October I have been unwell, I had flu which totally wiped me out for two months and as soon as I started to get better I came down with this chest infection which has floored me for the past four weeks. I am fed up and I feel awful complaining about it but being unwell has started to affect my ability to be a good mam and that is something that is getting me down. We had so many plans this half-term and they have all been ruined by me being unwell. 

I have decided enough is enough and I need to change my life, not only for myself but for my family too. So I am giving myself a year to change my life for the better. Now before I start I know I am so lucky to have the life I do, I have just got married and have three happy, healthy children. My husband has a good job and I am a stay-at-home mam and we have a nice home and are able to have holidays. But I need to change things in my life to make me healthier and happier and a better mam to my children. 

So what do I want to change?

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Encouraging Your Family To Eat More Vegetables

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When it comes to your family's health, you want to be giving them the best possible chance in life. A good diet not only keeps our bodies healthy, but it can also keep us mentally healthy as well. It can even improve how children perform at school. It can be hard to keep preparing fresh food and sometimes it is easier to just go for a quick option. A good idea is to prepare your meals on one day and have spares in the freezer just in case. 

Recently there were reports of people contracting Cyclospora from packaged salad mix - 600 people have been reported ill so far and the parasite can be particularly dangerous for people who are very young or very old. If this has affected you then you should find out if you can sue for Cyclospora. Although cases such as this are rare, it highlights the importance of washing all of your fruit and vegetables, even if it claims to have been washed. 

basket of assorted vegetables

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Things I Loved January 2020

Can you believe we are almost half-way through February already? Once again this year is just whizzing on by at super-speed. I had so many good intentions for this year and once again they have been scuppered by ill-health, I honestly don't know what is going on with me lately. I had flu in October which totally wiped me out and I haven't been the same since and now here we are in February and I am unwell again, this time with a bad chest and cold that is zapping all my energy and I just can not seem to shift for the last few weeks. 

Anyway due to feeling rotten and a tad sorry for myself we haven't done a great deal recently if I am honest as Sophia has been poorly too and the husband had an accident at work and has hurt his knee and is off work unable to walk. Which is probably why I am not better really as I haven't had time to properly rest. So to cheer myself up and get out my gloomy mood I thought I would come on here and write something positive about the things that I loved in January 2020. A way to remind myself that even when you're having a bad month that good things can still happen too. 


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

One Month Of Trying The DietBon Diet Meals Delivered Service


Every single New Year I make the same resolution, get healthier and lose some weight. Every single year I fail. I have tried every healthy eating plan going and attended slimming groups in the past and I always end up failing for a number of reasons, the main one being lack of time. As a busy, work-at-home mam of three, I struggle to find the time. I normally have something quick like a sandwich for lunch and then I make an evening meal the whole family can enjoy in the evening. When I have previously been on healthy eating plans I found I was cooking two separate evening meals most nights as the children did not like the 'healthy meals' plus I found the healthy meals were expensive or took a long time to prepare. 

So when DietBon got in contact in December and asked if I would like to try out the DietBon diet meals delivered service I decided to give it a go. 

DietBon pasta meal with a side salad


Monday, 20 January 2020

10 Netflix Shows Worth Binge-Watching

I don't know about you but January is a month where we spend a lot of time at home as the weather is a bit rubbish and we are a bit skint after Christmas. I am such a home-body though and actually like staying at home although it can get boring at times I do love nothing more than getting cosy on the sofa on an evening when the children are in bed and binge-watching a series on Netflix. At the moment I don't have any series to watch so if you have any recommendations of must-see Netflix shows then be sure to let me know in the comments below. 

If you too are looking to get stuck into a new Netflix series then here are ten Netflix series that I have enjoyed binge-watching over the past few months. 

remote with netflix button

Thursday, 16 January 2020

2020 Goals

I am totally late to the party here but for the last few weeks, I have been pondering about what I want to achieve this year. There are so many things that I would like to improve in my life but I am not really a one for resolutions (I always end up breaking them). Plus I always think January is a daft time to start making changes as its a bit of a miserable month, the weather is rubbish, everyone is a bit skint after Christmas and if your house is anything like mine it will still be full of treats from Christmas. 

February seems a much better month to make changes in my opinion so I have been thinking about the goals I want to achieve in 2020. I always think goals are a much better way to improve your life then resolutions, as goals are something you can work towards throughout the year. 

So here are some of the things I want to achieve in the year ahead.

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