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13 Fabulous DIY ideas to Re-Purpose your old Mason Jars

13 Fabulous DIY ideas to Re-Purpose your old Mason Jars

13 Fabulous DIY ideas to Re-Purpose your old Mason Jars So what are Mason Jars? They were invented in America by a chap called funnily enough John Landis Mason hence the name Mason Jars. They are generally used for canning food stuff because of the two-part top which has a rubber seal to create a vacuum and an outer band with screw threads making it reusable. The lids have to be renewed but the jar and bands are reusable in canning foods. (If this post contains affiliate links please see our full disclosure policy although I have to say I tried really hard to make it interesting and even I struggled to write it so if you really must read it you can find it here)   I love crafty stuff and when I was browsing Etsy I noticed a lot of Mason jars for sale which have been upcycled.…
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17 types of emails to send to your subscribers

17 types of emails to send to your subscribers

17 types of emails to send to your subscribers Are you looking to find out what types of emails you should send to your subscribers? If you are struggling I have 17 great types of emails you can send to your subscribers to keep them entertained and loyal to you! Ok so if you're like me you should have a handful of subscribers by now. What should you send them? You don’t want all your emails to look the same. The ultimate aim of your email is to send out value-packed emails along with some selling to your list NOT too much selling through or you will put off your subscribers! USEFUL emails- that's what you want to send. The balance between the two is key And make sure you email your subscribers like they are your friends rather than customers or clients. (If this post contains affiliate links please…
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9 Crochet Flower and Cactus Patterns you can try today

9 Crochet Flower and Cactus Patterns you can try today

9 Crochet Flower and Cactus Patterns you can try today Are you looking for Crochet Flower and Cactus Patterns to try today? I have 9 examples of Crochet Flower and Cactus Patterns from beginners to experienced crocheters that you can try. If you want a lovely free pattern to grab my freebie - from my free patterns collection. Crochet is a lovely way to relax and what could be better than making lCrochet Flower and Cactus Patterns. I love that you can do such intricate designs and create a flower out of one ball of cotton and a hook. (If this post contains affiliate links please see our full disclosure policy although I have to say I tried really hard to make it interesting and even I struggled to write it so if you really must read it you can find it here) Please remember that if you are using…
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How to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website

How to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website

How to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website Today I have a guest post from Carla at Exciting Adventure.. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to leave comments. If you want to find out about other ways to drive traffic as well as Instagram the check out my new post https://smartpennies.com/increase-website-traffic/   Ok lets get into it take it away Carla!     How to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website   With 800 million active users, Instagram has become one of the most popular platforms during the last years. This platform which started just as a platform for sharing pictures is now part of everybody’s life. That is why if you want to reach people or a new audience it is probably a great place for you to hang out. Maybe you already are, maybe not. Either way should consider Instagram. Due to its…
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21 FREE TIPS PROVEN to help INCREASE BLOG Traffic

21 FREE TIPS PROVEN to help INCREASE BLOG Traffic

21 TIPS from Experienced bloggers to help you increase your blog traffic Do you want to know how to increase more traffic to your blog then have a look at what experienced bloggers recommend I have 21 tips from more experienced bloggers to get your started. If you have started your blog a while ago and wondering where all the traffic is? Don’t fear! I started four months ago and have only just discovered I haven’t actually been pinning as often as you should be to generate the kind of traffic other people in my niche are getting. (If this post contains affiliate links please see our full disclosure policy although I have to say I tried really hard to make it interesting and even I struggled to write it so if you really must read it you can find it here) Have a look at how much my traffic…
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10 Fantastic FREE blogging courses to help reach your blogging goals today

10 Fantastic FREE blogging courses to help reach your blogging goals today

10 Fantastic FREE blogging courses to help reach your blogging goals today You have started or are thinking about starting a blog but your not sure where to begin you’ve read tonnes of blogs and have gotten a bit Well maybe A LOT OVERWHELMED! Ok, what now! What about a list of really useful courses that will help you reach your blogging goals THATS FREE!   (If this post contains affiliate links please see our full disclosure policy although I have to say I tried really hard to make it interesting and even I struggled to write it so if you really must read it you can find it here) Billionaire Blog Bootcamp If you sign up for Pauls 12 days of blogging email series you will get 12 emails full of information to start your blog. If you are interested in this click on the pin below The email series…
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Do You Want Awesome Blog Posts:17 ways to improve your post

Do You Want Awesome Blog Posts:17 ways to improve your post

Awesome blog posts: 17 ways to improve your post Ok, so I have a few posts on my blog now! Lucky or unlucky 13 at the moment! So there are lots of things to think about with this blogging malarky regularly posting content social media and the list goes on and on. So if you're still feeling overwhelmed what about a handy checklist for things you need to do before you hit publish and after you hit that button! (If this post contains affiliate links please see our full disclosure policy although I have to say I tried really hard to make it interesting and even I struggled to write it so if you really must read it you can find it here) 17 Ways to Improve Your Blog Post Checklist   THE TITLE What you don't’ want to do is use the first title you come up with ideally…
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Why Taking Surveys for money Sucks!

Why Taking Surveys for money Sucks!

Why Taking Surveys for money Sucks! Do you know why Taking Surveys for Money sucks? If you need to earn a quick buck then Surveys are NOT for you! It takes time and patient to earn any kind of money with these things and there is no guarantee you will manage it! PLUS the income vs time spent it not great! Speaking from my experience its probably best you don’t bother with surveys! (If this post contains affiliate links please see our full disclosure policy although I have to say I tried really hard to make it interesting and even I struggled to write it so if you really must read it you can find it here) Why NOT Surveys? Ok so I can only go with my experience BUT I suggest you don’t bother! How much have I made on surveys? Exactly £5 ( $7) in two months of…
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5 Great Beginners Blogging Courses- Review of Paid Courses

5 Great Beginners Blogging Courses- Review of Paid Courses

5 Great Beginners Blogging Courses- Review of Paid Courses.   PART TWO There are tonnes of  great blogging courses out there for beginners! Should you even take a course or should you save your money and battle on through? I have split this post into Two Parts Part One- This post goes into FREEBIE courses that will help you on your journey blogging and that should be sufficient to get you started. Part Two- This post goes into PAID course that will help you if you want to spend some money- I have personally taken these courses and have discussed what I like and don’t like about them and why I think they would be helpful when you are just starting out. Ultimately it’s up to you if you can afford to spend the money on PAID courses? I am not suggesting that you take these courses if you are…
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Soap Making Resources: For beginners

Soap Making Resources: For beginners

Fabulous List of Soap Making Resources: For beginners Introduction Ever wondered if you could make Natural Soap or Melt and Pour soaps at Home? Don't know what I am talking about? Manufactured soap is highly processed and does not necessarily contain natural ingredients. It is very easy to make wonderful homemade lovely scented soap using essential oils which is great if you have any skin conditions. There are different types of soap you can make at home: Cold processed soap - this basically involves heating and combine oils with a lye solution ( acidic solution ) to undertake the chemical process called saponification. Melt and pour soap - involve melting premade glycerin soap base and adding perfume and colourants to it to create your own soap this is much easier than making cold processed soap and if you're starting out it would be a good beginning- this is how I…
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The Legal Side To Blogging Every Blogger Should Know – Guest Post – Plain Jane Lifestyle

The Legal Side To Blogging Every Blogger Should Know – Guest Post – Plain Jane Lifestyle

The Legal Side To Blogging Every Blogger Should Know The legal side of blogging that every blogger should know about! Hellooo so for today I thought I would do something a little different - My new blogging chum Jane from plainjanelifestyle.com and I have decided to guest post on each other's blogs! I hope you enjoy this post and apologises in advance to the non-US readers this post is specific to US legalities of blogging. I hope at some point to do a post on UK legalities as well as things are changing soon. Ok so here goes: Guest Post from - Jane Boughton with http://www.plainjanelifestyle.com Jane is a freelance writer and blogger who enjoys creating content about food, travel and blogging. She resides in the pacific northwest city of Portland, Oregon, USA. If you want to connect with Jane, here’s how you can find her: www.pinterest.com/janieo88 www.twitter.com/plain_jane_life www.instagram.com/janeboughton The world…
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