Why I Hate Giveaways and What I Recommend Instead

Every single day, I get at least 20-50 emails asking if I want to host a giveaway and every single day, my answer is no 98% of the time.  I'm not sure I completely understand why companies think giveaways are so great to be honest with you.   The traffic that comes from a giveaway, while plentiful, is not sticky.  It has a very high bounce rate.  … [Read more...]

Blogging with Cents: Offline Marketing Strategies For Affiliate Marketing


The Internet offers plenty of marketing ideas, but not all affiliate marketing tactics occur exclusively on the web. Unfortunately, many business owners limit themselves to online marketing methods. While you may have an online business, adding a few offline marketing strategies can generate amazing results for your affiliate marketing … [Read more...]

Getting My Bliss on at Blissdom ’09 in Nashville

I still can't believe that ME, this ol' country gal, was asked to be on the panel of speakers at the Blissdom Conference on Feb. 6 & 7!  To be quite honest, I don't feel worthy as there are some amazing and talented women that will be there, including  Megan from Velveteen Mind who I was skeered to even approach at Blogher this Summer.  And … [Read more...]

Green Irene

I'm getting better at this going green thing.  Sommer from Green and Clean Mom, she's always teasing me and bugging me about it (not in a bad way).  What I need is to get a Green Irene to come on over to my house and show me how to save energy, conserve water, clean a little bit greener and be more earth friendly.  What a great concept, having a … [Read more...]