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7 WordPress Plugins That Will Help You Monetize Your Blog

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Any blogger using WordPress knows the importance of having good WordPress plugins. There are hundreds of thousands of plugins out there, and it can be difficult to know which ones will improve and optimize your site.

Since I started Money Hero a few months ago, monetizing the site has always been a priority of mine. Not only do I love personal finance, and want to share what I know with my readers, but I am also aiming to one day replace my full-time job.

As with anything, there is no magic bullet or get-rich-quick scheme. Building a successful blog takes a lot of time, hard work, and patience.

If you’re in the same boat as me, and have a small blog that you’re hoping to grow and eventually monetize, then there are plenty of tools out there that can help to get you on the right track.

June Goals Roundup

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So June is over, and so it’s time for another Roundup. This month I did pretty well with my goals, and actually accomplished most of them. There were a couple of goals that I really wanted to accomplish, that I did. So without further adieu:

  • Get 50 followers on Twitter – SUCCESS! When I se the goal, I was at 33 followers. I started connecting with others in my niche on Twitter, and the followers just started popping up. Next month, I’ll shoot for 75 followers.
  • Create at least 50 pins on Pinterest – SUCCESS! Although I admit, I had some help with this one. I hired my friend, a graphic designer, to create some of the pins for me. I did most of them in the beginning, then realized he could do them a lot faster (and nicer) than I could.

How I Manage My Finances with Personal Capital

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This is a review of Personal Capital, a personal finance software that I actually use daily. You can click any link on this page to sign up for FREE on Personal Capital’s website. Then you’ll be able to start tracking and managing your finances.

In my journey to financial freedom, I’ve used several tools to help me to manage my finances. One of my favorite apps to use is Personal Capital. Personal Capital is a FREE personal finance software that imports all of your financial information in one place. It gives you a snapshot of your financial health, as well as your net worth.

Personal Capital Overview

If you’ve ever heard of Mint, and like it, then you’ll love Personal Capital. Personal Capital lets you import all of your financial accounts, such as checking and savings accounts,

Taking Out a Personal Loan: Look Before you Leap

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When you’re facing a cash crunch – needing money to make a necessary purchase or just to get you through a tough spot – it’s natural to consider taking out a personal loan. It is especially tempting when you hear the news that personal loan interest rates are reaching record lows.

That certainly isn’t true across the board, as some lenders have announced rate increases. Still, rates are lower overall, so why not take advantage of a good thing while you can?

But interest rates aren’t the only factor to consider when shopping for a loan. Repayment terms, origination fees and other fees that might be associated with the loan should also be weighed. And if you are considering using a personal loan to get out of debt, it’s important to craft a plan to do exactly that.This will almost certainly involve changing your spending habits;

My Money Goals for June

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So today is June 1st, which means it’s time for a new set of goals for the month! Now that I think about it, I’m going to stop calling these posts money goals because all goals won’t be directly financial. Some will be related to my blog, some will be related to personal finance, and others will have nothing to do with either. At any rate, here are my goals for this month:

  • Get 50 followers on Twitter – At time of writing, I’m currently sitting at 33 twitter followers. I think that this is definitely a doable goal.
  • Create at least 50 pins on Pinterest – This will come down completely to effort. I have maybe a dozen pins that I’ve created, and I know that I can get to 50 if I work hard enough.
  • Get at least one person to sign up for a service

7 Blogging Tips for New Bloggers (and How to Make Money Blogging!)

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If you are interested in making money blogging, please follow the steps in my post on how to start a profitable blog using Bluehost and WordPress. If you combine the tips you find here with the process on that page you will be up and running with a blog in no time, and in a good position to start bringing in money from your blog!

Since starting Money Hero two months ago, I’ve learned so much about blogging and what it takes to be a good blogger. Every day I learn something new, and I want to share what I’ve learned so far on my journey. Whether you are a new blogger or are thinking about starting a blog but haven’t gotten it off the ground yet,
these helpful blogging tips can help you to become really good at getting your thoughts out there for the world to see.

May Goals Roundup

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So we’re at the end of another month. Time to look back to see how I did with this month’s goals. My goals for the month of May were as follows:

  • Make my first $100 via online means – FAILURE. I didn’t make any money via online means, but I was able to set up a few channels that will bring in extra money in the future, including a page where I offer my services. More on that later.
  • Pay off 50% of my credit card balances – FAILURE. I didn’t pay off half of my credit card balances this month, but I did make quite a bit of headway. I paid off the entire balance on my Invisalign line of credit and transferred the balance on another to a 0% card, saving myself in interest. All in all I paid about 25% of my card balances this month.