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Maven, A New Way to Earn!Maven, Clip, Share, Earn. A new way to earn!

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My Basic Blogging Tools

Blogging ToolsMy Blogging Tools

As you all know, I’m a new blogger and I’m here to show you that you can start with just the basic blogging tools and very little money. I did a ton of research before starting and was still so nervous to actually begin the set up process. Finally, I told myself, “If your going to do it, just do it!”

Once I started, I realized I could learn a lot more through trial and error rather than reading a ton of stuff that ended up being extremely contradicting. One said this, the other said no, not this. It got confusing and frustrating all at once. Believe me, there was a lot of trial and errors when I jumped in. Still are at some points, like adding the Country Cabin Store, which I am still working on. It is up and working if you want to check it out, just not too many products yet.

It is also a lot of fun and oh so exciting to be on this new journey! I’ve had my blog up for a couple of months now and I’ve written some about making money with your blog.

Right now my basic (very basic) blogging tools include:

    • HP 2000 Notebook PC
    • HP Deskjet 2132 All-In-One Printer/Copier/Scanner
    • Apple iPhone 4 (yes it is WAY out of date, but it still works and I can’t afford to upgrade just yet)
    • Tons of paper, pens and pencils
    • And last but surely not least, my Keurig! Gotta have that coffee to keep me going.

There are a ton of Apps on my laptop and on my phone that help tremendously as well. I very much want this blog to be a huge success so I treat it like a job, and one that I love! I try to be consistent with the time I “work”, like I would if I had a 40 hour work week and even the occasional over-time.

Staying Within Your Budget Around the Holidays

Holiday BudgetStaying Within Your Budget

It can be very, very hard to stay on budget around the holidays! I have this problem every holiday season as I’ve always lived on a budget. There are a few things I do to help myself stay within my budget, they include:

  • Making a list of everyone I need to buy gifts for. Then I reorder the list from low to high in the amount I plan to spend for each given person. This gives me a total of money needed for the holiday season and a challenge to stick to that.
  • I listen throughout the entire year of things people say they want or wish they had and make a mental note of it until I can write them on the list.
  • When I find a deal or an item on clearance I grab it and stuff it away for the holidays. And don’t forget to check that item or person off the list!
  • This may sound silly, but I save loose change and dollar bills. I have a spot for each and tuck them away from January until about October. You would not believe how quickly the money adds up! A couple of years back, I had $528 when I counted my dollar bills and change! Not so much this year.
  • Start a Christmas Club at your bank (if they have this), some people can’t put much in, but even a couple hundred at the end of the year helps a ton.
  • I also do a few other things to make extra money,  that I have started to share in the “Making Side Money” category. If you have a free minute you can check that out too.

Hope this can help someone out there, maybe not this year, but would be a good thing at the beginning of 2017.