How to Turn Your Blog into a Second Income

Blogging for Money and Second Income

Blogging for Money and Second IncomeWhile blogs have been perceived as more of a hobby than a real job in the past, modern bloggers are reaping hundreds and sometimes thousands in revenue from just a single website as second income. People are often mystified by how this works, but you can find all the steps you would need to take to start a profitable blog today in this short article!

1. Decide on a theme

Ideally, you should choose a theme or subject that you are passionate about and understand well. This makes your blog authentic and automatically more easily relatable to users. You should also make sure that you register a relevant domain name and once you find one you can move on to the next step.

2. Create a website

Unless you are an experienced web developer, then it is probably best that you create a WordPress site. But first, you need to register a domain and hosting service, which can be done through sites like Bluehost or Namecheap. Afterwards you can follow your chosen hosting company’s steps to installing WordPress (make sure to choose not You can then choose from plenty of great responsive templates that are 100% free and move on to focusing on your written content.

3. Create useful content

Writing just anything related to your theme will not take you far; you need to do some research into what people want to know and are looking for online. Keyword searches and trending questions in your blog’s industry are a great way to find out what people are interested in. If your blog’s theme is fitness you should include diet tips for example. Or, if you your blog is about poker you can give readers tips on how to become a professional gambler. Once you have enough content and feel confident in the way your blog looks you can move on to the next steps.

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How Does a Credit Union Work? Do They Live Up to the Hype?

How Does a Credit Union Work?
How Does a Credit Union Work?

The Credit Union National Association reports that over 105 million Americans are members of a credit union. This makes up nearly a third of the population. But, a majority of Americans still use traditional banks to manage their money, and younger generations are reportedly less likely to use credit unions simply because they don’t understand and often ask – how does a credit unions work.

How Does a Credit Union Work?

There are many benefits of switching from a bank to a credit union, but it can also be a hassle to make the move, which also requires you to reroute all your bill payments, direct deposits, and other forms of incoming and outgoing payments. If you’ve considered leaving your banking institution for a credit union, but you’re not sure if the benefits outweigh the hassle, keep reading to decide whether or not credit unions live up to the hype.

Government-Backed Funds

There are a lot of misperceptions about credit unions that prevent people from exploring this option for their financial management, including the idea that credit union funds are not backed by the government. This is completely unfounded, as the National Credit Union Administration insurance exists as the federal government’s protective shield for credit union consumers, similarly to how FDIC insurance works.

Better Interest Rates on Savings Accounts and Loans asserts that, compared to banks, credit unions tend to offer higher interest rates on savings accounts and lower interest rates on loans for their consumers. For example, a 36-month auto loan from a credit union comes with an average interest rate of 2.71%, which is significantly lower than the 5.26% average interest rate a bank would charge for the same loan.

If you want to find the best mortgage rate, personal loan rate, or interest rate on a savings account, switching to a credit union could save you thousands of dollars in interest than if you stay with your traditional banking institution and take out a loan through them.

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Day Trading Strategies to Use in the Forex Market

The trend is your friend when you trade forex

Day Trading in the Forex market means that trades open and close on the same trading day. Positions are held for very short terms. This type of trading is also called Intraday Trading and is one of the day trading strategies that you can implement. As with any type of Forex trading, there are different strategies that can be used. Whatever your chosen strategy, there are factors that are important to pay attention to and rules that must be followed. The two most important factors to a Day trader are volatility and liquidity. For Day Trading to work, the currency pair has to be volatile enough that it moves in the span of one trading day. If your currency pair doesn’t … Read more

Five Practices to Help You Thrive in Perilous Times

The Thriver’s Edge by Donna Stoneham

The following is a guest post by Donna Stoneham, PhD, the author of “The Thriver’s Edge: Seven Keys to Transform the Way You Live, Love“. If you’d like to find out more about guest posting on Money Q&A, please read our Guest Posting Guidelines

The Thriver’s Edge by Donna StonehamRegardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, 2017 is likely to be a year unlike any we’ve ever experienced. America has never been more divided, and many people are feeling alienated and anxious. We can’t deny that hatred, cynicism, and misunderstanding are present, but we each have the power to transform them. The author and anthropologist Margaret Meade said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Five Practices to Help You Thrive in Perilous Times

Let’s make 2017 the year we commit to strengthen ourselves in five key areas, so that collectively, we can create a world where we can all thrive, not just survive, during the coming year.

1. Cultivate a Strong Body

We all need strong bodies because physical strength helps to ground us. It helps keep our immunity high in times of stress so we don’t get sick. Exercising regularly, getting good nutrition each day and making sure we get sound, restful sleep gives us the energy we need to thrive and successfully manage stress and fear.

The Practice: Move your body for a half hour or more at least four times each week and for a minimum of fifteen minutes every day. Walk the dog. Use a treadmill or an elliptical while you’re reading or watching TV. Run. Swim. Play basketball. Do Yoga. Just MOVE. Get good nutrition every day. Say goodbye to fast food. Make sure you’re consistently getting at least seven hours of sleep each night and be mindful of how much alcohol you ingest.

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Top 4 Easy Frugal Ideas and Tips for New Parents to Implement on Day 1

Essential Money Tips for New Parents to Implement on Day 1

Essential Money Tips for New Parents to Implement on Day 1Having a baby is one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you’ll ever make in your life. Throughout the trials and tribulations that come with raising your own child, most parents agree that the benefits outweigh the costs. But, are there a few simple money tips for new parents that could make things easier?

If you’re planning on having a baby this year, however, you can expect to pay over $300,000 over the next 18 years for your child’s food, shelter, clothes, education, activities, and medical expenses (just to name a few).

4 Frugal Ideas for New Parents

Don’t fret over this seemingly high cost, because there are several ways to save money on baby-related expenses without sacrificing the quality of care and clothes you provide your little one. Here are some of the many tips for new parents and ways you can save money as a new parent.

Practical Requests for Baby Shower Registry

Baby showers are great opportunities for not only sharing your joy about your new member of the family but also stocking up on much-needed items for the baby. Although it’s fun seeing all the cute outfits and booties you can’t wait to dress up your baby boy or girl in, it’d be wise to request necessities like diapers and baby food on your registry as well.

After all, the average baby goes through 2,700 disposable diapers in its first year, which costs about $60 per month! You can lighten this financial burden by asking family members and friends to bring diapers to your baby shower (they might also throw in an adorable outfit or toy, just to make it both a practical and fun gift).

The average baby will go through over 2,700 disposable diapers. Check out these frugal tips to save!Click To Tweet

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When Should You Book Your Summer Travel Plans?

Cheap Cruise Tips for Your Summer

If you’re a budget traveler getting ready for your next summer vacation, one of the best ways to save money is by booking your summer travels and plans in advance. By preparing for a trip several months beforehand, you have much more flexibility over your plans – where you want to stay, which tours or activities you want to do, etc. – and travel companies tend to reward early birds with significant discounts. The Best Times to Book Your Summer Travels Here are some tips for getting started on your next big summer travels and plans several months in advance: Flights Even if you don’t have frequent flyer miles to reduce your plane ticket costs, you can save money by … Read more