Articles by Gina Badalaty

Expert Interview: How to Build a Local Blog with Jennifer Auer

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
Today, I'm sharing my interview with friend and fellow blogger, Jennifer Auer who runs Jersey Family Fun. Started in 2010, Jersey Family Fun now has over 100,000 monthly page views and more than 10,00…

Expert Interview: Louisa Claire of Brand Meets Blog Shares Tips for the Low Traffic Blogger

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jan 20, 2020
  • By Gina Badalaty
How to find work when you are a low-traffic blogger? Being a low traffic blogger can be intimidating, especially when you meet big name bloggers. It can make you feel like a small fish in a big pond, …

Top 9 Influencer Mistakes You Can Learn from “Game of Thrones”

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jun 30, 2015
  • By Gina Badalaty
In many ways, the blogosphere can be like the HBO show “Game of Thrones”: a backstabbing world where opinions can make or break you and controversy can destroy your career. Successful bloggers know th…

Pricing and Pitching Sponsored Posts

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Apr 24, 2017
  • By Gina Badalaty
One of the strategies of monetizing your blog that pays the best is creating sponsored posts for brands that you work with. While many influencer firms, such as Clever Girls and MassiveSway, connect y…

Social Media Safety: 5 Dangers Every Influencer Needs to Know About

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Jul 07, 2019
  • By Gina Badalaty
Anyone with an online presence is vulnerable to potential threats. For influencers who share information about their family and friends, the danger is increased but as a professional, you need to be o…

Where to Find Paid Blogger Opportunities

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jul 07, 2019
  • By Gina Badalaty
As you start to promote and monetize your blog, you’ll need to find opportunities to work with brands. Fortunately, a number of groups exist that allow you to apply and get engaged with brands. These …

How to Start a Successful Mom Blog, Part 3: Networking in Your Niche

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated May 06, 2019
  • By Gina Badalaty
This post is Part 3 of the Start A Mom-Blog series, read Part 1 Getting Started and Part 2 Promotion and Monetization. Now that you know what to do to successfully start a mom blog, promote it and bri…

How to Start a Successful Mom Blog, Part 2: Promotion and Monetization

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated May 09, 2019
  • By Gina Badalaty
Post updated Feb 26th, 2016. This post is Part 2 of the Start A Mom-Blog series, you can read Part 1 Getting Started and Part 3 Networking in Your Niche here. After setting up your mom blog, it’s time…
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How to Start a Successful Mom Blog, Part 1: Getting Started

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Gina Badalaty
Post updated Feb 26th, 2016. This post is Part 1 of the Start A Mom-Blog series, you can read Part 2 Promotion and Monetization and Part 3 Networking in Your Niche here. Mom blogs are an amazing resou…

SMM Tips for Bloggers: Taking Your Social Media to the Next Level

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated May 08, 2019
  • By Gina Badalaty
Social media numbers count. If you are a blogger looking to make a name and work with bigger brands, but your Google Analytics is not where you want it to be, a large social media following can help y…

How to Run a Successful Blogger Giveaway

  • Inbound Marketing
  • Updated May 08, 2019
  • By Gina Badalaty
Running a giveaway is a great way to attract attention to a brand, bring recognition to a great product and get some traffic landing on your site, but there are rules and etiquette to follow and strat…
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Brands & Bloggers: Best Practices for Working Together

  • Blog
  • Updated Aug 24, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
This week, I received two pitches from brands that I really like to review products or link up posts. While this is flattering, the truth is that I’ve already worked with both products – it seemed unk…
iRetreat 2014 influencer conference

Top 7 Things I Learned at the iRetreat 2014 Blogger Conference

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Jul 07, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
This week I had the pleasure of attending iRetreat 2014. This intimate conference has been around since 2011, when it was called Reviewer’s Retreat and focused on supporting product reviewers. It’s st…

The Top 7 Mistakes in Google+ Engagement

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Jun 21, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
Recently, I set out to attract more Google+ visitors. I did not succeed too well – in fact, I actually ended up making more headway on Instagram AND the elusive Facebook – but I thought my failures co…

How to Make Money Blogging: Becoming a Product Reviewer

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Mar 09, 2020
  • By Gina Badalaty
Summary (TL;DR) Learn the components of a good review and how to line up your first few gigs for free products, trips or services in exchange for your honest reviews. Table of Content Introduction: Yo…

10 Resources for Finding Freelance Writing Work

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Gina Badalaty
In ~10 years of professional blogging and writing, I’ve learned a few tips about freelance writing. Today, I’m going to answer some of the biggest questions from aspiring freelance writers and share s…