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Monday, July 30, 2018

11 Easy Ways To Make Money Online


Hi frienddddsssss! :) I did this post a bit ago where I talked about easy ways to make money but I didn't really touch on how to make money online. As teens, we're online a lot. You can't even deny it. We also always want more money. Did you know it's possible to combine that?? Yeppppp. Today I'm going to be sharing some super easy ways to make money online for teens (although these will work for most other peeps as well). A lot of these are mostly for influencers/people with social media but some will also work if you don't have social media.
Stylinity- With Stylinity you share selfies and tag the brands you're wearing. There are a lot of different ways to get points and earn cash.

Ebates- Ebates is a website with lots of codes and discounts for so so so much. When you refer a friend and they buy something through your link you get $25.

Heartbeat- Heartbeat is a thing I've now used twice! They have campaigns regularly where they usually send you a product which you must take a picture of and post on Instagram. Depending on the campaigns it might be paid and it might not but if it's not paid you get a free product so I would say it's always good.

VigLink- Viglink is a really cool affiliate program. Basically, it searches your website and sees if there are any products mentioned. It then changes it to an affiliate link! Isn't that so so cool??? I'm not exactly sure how it works/how to make it work since I'm pretty sure it hasn't worked on my blog though.

Linqia- Linqia is an influencer marketing program and connects you with companies. The only downside is you have to have a very large amount of followers that I don't qualify for *cries*. Butttt if you're a bigger account I would recommend you check it out!

Dealspotr- Dealspotr has so many campaigns it's actually crazy. I haven't been a part of one yet but so far I love the website. You can talk to brands and the pay rates are really good. For me, I think I'm supposed to be like $59 for a blog post. I do not have a big blog and I don't know that much about how much you're really supposed to get paid but in my opinion, I would say that's pretty great.

Collabor8Collabor8 helped me get all of those first collabs (most of my ones now too for that matter) and I could not recommend them enough! It's a simple app you download on your phone. They have a lot of brands on there and all you have to do is apply to collab with them. If the brand excepts you can start talking to them and work out a collab. I've done maybe 8 collabs through them now? It is a super easy platform that I love. :)

Google Adsense- If you have a website Google
Adsense is probably the easiest way to make money. It is through google and they set up the ads. They track everything and it's really easy to set up. They probably pay less than other ad services especially if you have a smaller following but it's just so easy?? I was going to set up this for my blog but my dad was saying how since I don't get that many views I might want to wait for a bit since I will probably only get cent at this point. He's probably right so if you have a smaller website you might want to wait just a bit. :)

Etsy- If you are a crafty creative person who likes making things but doesn't have Etsy???? What???? You can put that craftiness to good use and sell stuff! I would set up an Etsy but I have no idea what I would sell. Also, I'm really not crafty so on second thought that doesn't make sense. *shrugs*

Online Course- If you would say you're pretty knowledgeable in a subject you can make an online course on it!! Maybe blogging or something related to school. An example is Taiya's on how to work with brands.

Youtube- Even though youtube decided to change their program and made it so you have to have a thousand subscribers (a jerk move in my opinion even though I get it but like) to monetize it's still a good way to make money if you can grow your account. Plus youtube is just fun. I recently started posting again on my channel and I've been loving it!!

Fiverr- Fiverr is really easy for freelancers. Do you have a service you can provide? Maybe writing or graphic design or maybe you like singing songs. Basically any online service. It's also just a good place to find people to do a bunch of different things.

I super duper hope that was helpful for ya'll. :) I have a lot more I can list so if you want a part two comment down below!

Have you used any of these? What's your favorite way to make money online? Should I do a part two of this?

*Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links which means I may gain a small commision if you purchase/sign up for/do something through my link

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Awesome Blogger Award

I told all of you guys I was awesome. No one believed me. Shame on you guys. I now have proof. So boom. Thanks so much, Andrea for nominating me! She's a pretty cool peep just FYI. You should check out her blog.  Alright, I haven't been doing many tag/awards lately so I thought why not do this. :)


Like how cool is that image? I am a cool awesome human being. No one can say otherwise. 

Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Tag it under #AwesomeBloggerAward in the reader.
(That must be a WordPress thing? *Shrugs*)
3. Answer the questions that the person who nominated you asked.
4. Nominate at least five bloggers.
5. Give your nominees 10 new questions.
Ok let's get started with the questionsssssssssssssss.

1. What's your favourite ice cream flavour?



One hundred percent cookies and cream!! It's one of my fave foods ever. :)

2. Cats or dogs?

WHY DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO HATE ME???? Haha no. Overall I would say I'm more of a cat person.




But then again how am I supposed to choose between these two?????





3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Hmmmmmm. I'm not sure. At first, I thought something like New York or somewhere in California but those I'm pretty sure those have super high costs of living. If that didn't matter though New York City probably. :)

4. What's the best book you've read lately, and why?

I haven't been reading that much lately but I did just finish Strange The Dreamer which was really good! I just loved how it was written. It seemed so calm if that makes any sense.

5. What do you think your life is going to be like in ten years' time?

Well, I'll be 23 so hopefully in college working on a degree that's making me super happy. :) Or maybe just done with my degree. And moving onto some advanced college thingy. I'm not exacly sure what you're supossed to be doing at 23.

6. Is there a particular rule or motto that you live by?
There is a positive in almost everything. :) Or maybe that's what I want to live buy. Not sure.

7. What's your least favourite colour?

Hmmmmmmmmmm. I can't decide! Maybe musturd icky throw uppy green.

8. What's one thing that most people don't know about you? (It doesn't have to be anything too deep or personal, just something random.)

Lol I don't know. Well I'm 5 years older than my youngest sister so when she was 5 I was ten which was cool. That's more of a cool fact then something no ones knows but I'm bad at thinking of things ok don't judge my beautiful self.

9. Do you prefer summer or winter?

Well, I like that I get time off during summer but I like the weather in winter more plus all the holidays.

10. If you could become any animal for a day, which animal would you choose and why?

Maybe like a really smart pigeon. Than I could just waddle around all day and spy on everyone. I could get such good stories out of that!!

Questions:

1. What's your favourite ice cream flavour?
2. Cats or dogs?
3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
4. What's the best book you've read lately, and why?
5. What do you think your life is going to be like in ten years' time?
6. Is there a particular rule or motto that you live by?
7. What's your least favourite colour?
8. What's one thing that most people don't know about you? (It doesn't have to be anything too deep or personal, just something random.)
9. Do you prefer summer or winter?
10. If you could become any animal for a day, which animal would you choose and why?

Are these the same questions I answered? Maybe. Is that ok? Yes. Becaussssssssse I am lazy and also they're good questions so it doesn't really matter you know. 

I tag:


I also tag anyone else reading this who would like to do it!! Plus if you don't want to do a post feel free to answer some of the questions down below! Should I do more personal posts like tags and things about my life? Cause I think I've been doing less of those because I thought they were unprofesssional but then you guys comment more on those so like?????? 



Monday, July 23, 2018

Things I Need To Learn


1. Friends aren't accomplishments
They're people
Who you have made a connection with
I have friends
Some pretty awesome friends actually
But I never seem content
I always want more friends
Which is ok

I guess
I make excuses why I need more friends
They're old friends
So they don't count
I'm not that close to that person
I feel like I only have one friend
Even though I have more
I almost make myself feel lonely
I basically want 10 new best friends like every year
But that's not possible
I have two best friends
And they're wonderful
So then I try to make more friends
I really really try
Maybe I even succeed
Whatever that means
And I feel accomplished
Which I can't decide
If that's ok or not
I mean I'm an extrovert
So it makes sense I love people
But I think
I also need to appreciate the friends I already have
A wholllllllle lot more

2. Even if I have doubts about something
That doesn't mean it's not true
I have my doubts
About a lot of things
For example the American school system
The biggest
Probably
Is god
My relationship with him
Honestly
Isn't the best
And that really saddens me
At church
When we're singing
I'm there
And present
And alive
And believing
But then the song ends
And I'm just there
I find myself remembering things
From the Bible
Or church
And thinking things like
How in the world does that make sense
Then I hear stories
Of people using god
To hate others
And I'm just like
That makes no sense with what the Bible teaches us
Which is to love everyone
And be kind
I'm the seed from the story without enough soil
I believe and grow at first
But something goes wrong
And I wither
And I'm confused

3. I need to only tell people things
That I actually do myself
I'm a very positive person on principle
And I don't like negativity at all
So when a friend is complaining
I'm like no stop
Think of all these good things
I was thinking about this
When I was complaining
And my friend mentioned
How I almost don't let her complain?
I must be so annoying like uhhh sorry haha
I need to learn
People  Have  Bad  Days
It happens
It happens to everyone
And I don't have control over that
I actually don't have control over everything
Although I might want to
I mean who doesn't want to take over the world honestly??

4. Just because it's the quickest way doesn't mean it's the best
I have a problem
With doing things way to fast
Don't get me wrong
I get it done
But do I get it done well?
I'm not sure
I always go the easiest route
Like every time
I'm lazy
I'm just outright saying it
And seriously
It's not a good thing
I'll be productive
That's not my problem
My problem is either
a) I've rushed through something else to get to the place I can be productive
or
b) I'm productive but it's sloppy
And not my best work
So it doesn't really count???

I super hope you like that! Comment down below all of your thoughts and if you have anything you think you need to work on! I seriously have no idea if you want more posts in this kind of format and I want to do things that you guys like!!

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Aesthetic Tag



Ok just starting off AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO ALWAYS FINDS AESTHETIC CRAZY HARD TO SPELL???? I can never spell it. I'm so bad at spelling it, even autocorrect doesn't understand and I have to look it up. Every. Single. Time. But anyway not the point of this post! I was tagged by the wonderful Kara over on Beautifully Broken (her blog is fab by the way you should so check it out!!) to do the Aesthetic tag! I haven't done a tag in soooooo long and It goes so so well with what I’m trying to put out into to world so I had to do it. Also yes this is ten million days late. I just kind of forgot about it in my drafts folder. Don’t judge. Just heads up I’m terrible at questions like this which is why I don’t normally do tags. Anyway, let’s get started!



Rules:
1. Post the tag photo in the body of your post and copy the title of your post from mine
2. Tag at least three friends who you know enjoys being authentic and real or their blog seems to be that message.
3. Answer all questions if possible and if they don't apply to you, explain why.

1. Post a no-makeup photo. Don't take and retake. You have one shot. It's so easy to take a photo over and over in a world of digital cameras, but before in the world of one step cameras and film, that just wasn't possible.




It’s like actually not that bad. Maybe because I always look amazing.  *flips hair*

2. The last song you listened to. If you don't remember exact song, then cd (Spotify or youtube may help you in this ;). 

I think it was DOLLHOUSE by Melanie Martinez. I randomly got this song stuck in my head. It just came to me. Then I had to pull it up and listen to it. When I first heard that song I was both kind of freaked out but also thought it was so cool because it was not the kind of song I usually listen to. Plus have you heard it??? 




3. A collage of pictures that show you. Pinterest is helpful in this or use your own. 


My friend Kristian made this for me and I think it's super duper cute! 

4. One moment in your life when God was all you had. 

This is not me trying to hide anything but honestly, I don't think I have actually had a moment like that so far. My 13 years of life I've lived have been pretty freaking great. My friends and family are absolutely amazing and are my lifesavers for everything. I have had a couple bad moments in life (as a normal human being) but I have always had someone to fall back on (besides God of course but he's always there so). One point that I can think (this is going to sound weird) was 1st/2nd grade. I did not have very good self-esteem in elementary. I just didn't think I was very cool. Plus in either 2nd or 1st (I can't remember), I don't think my friend situation was that great. At recess, I would literally just walk around and play with sticks. I was bored and I actually hated recess at that point. If you like to be social and you hate recess you know somethings wrong. What changed that was definitely one of my best friends Lydia coming to the school. 

5. Last picture you pinned on Pinterest (if applicable). If not Pinterest then the last photo on Instagram, last tweet on twitter, etc.

*goes to check*

*get's lost on Pinterest*

*remembers I was supposed to be doing something*

*oh wait*


I'm back haha. This fun planty pic was the last pic I saved to Pinterest as of the time I'm writing this! I saved it to my aesthetic/photo ideas board, basically a board where I save pictures I like lol. 

6. What is one thing your readers may not know about you?

I am pretty transparent with y'all so I don't think there is much you don't know haha. I usually say that I'm actually Egyptian for questions like these BUT I'M TRYING TO BE ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC SO WAIT A MOMENT WHILE I THINK. Something I don't talk about that I can think of is that I'm part of student council. It's not a humongous part of my life but I absolutely love it! We do a bunch of teacher appreciation and also fun events outside of school. Plus we had our elections for next year and I'm officially vice president! I'm pretty happy about it. :)

7. A Bible verse that helped you through a difficult time. 


I feel like a lot of times we as Christians want to tell everyone about God and how amazing he is. That's super cool. But also just try to love one another and be kind. This didn't really help me through one difficult time but I think it helps me through just life. :)

8. Your greatest fear. 

My greatest fear I would say is missing out on something. Having this amazing opportunity in front of me and just not doing it, then regretting it and it affects me for the rest of my life. Missed potential I guess. Not sure why though haha. 

9. A word or quote that describes you (my board here may help you). 

A quote that I've been loving is "there can be no light without darkness." I am a super positive person and most of the time you will see me smiling. But things also can really get to me sometimes. Unlike some of my friends say, I'm not a robot. And during those hard times, I have to remember this. I can't be my normal bubbly self without going through things that will hurt me. 

10. If you could describe your greatest dream in one sentence, what would it be?

A modern eco-friendly house with lots of plants and bright colors, with a lake in my backyard and a city in the front.



I tag:


And seriously everyone else reading this! I love this tag and just think it's so cool. If you don't have a blog or just don't want to do it answer the questions in the comments below! Side note the fonts are being super weird in this post and I have absolutely no idea why. Fun things. 







Thursday, July 12, 2018

Disconnected


I'm sitting there
I am here
But I don't feel awake
I feel almost in a dream
Not really sure what's happening
Conscious
But maybe not that aware
 I should be doing math
But I just can't
There are people all around me talking but I can't seem to understand or really hear anyone
There are just lots and lots of noise


I walk down the street
I'm tired
Walking home from school
I'm not good at walking
My day was ok
But overall annoying
I just couldn't think
I couldn't really function
My brain never seemed to wake up
And then at the end of the day in my class, we were done with what we were doing and usually, I would talk to someone or do something productive at this point but instead, I just sat there and read


I'm on my phone
Lying on the couch
I have my computer open
I really should be working on it
But I'm not. I'm already behind
I haven't been reading any of my fave blogs in over two weeks
And I've somehow let my scheduled posts get down to one
When usually I have 5
But guess what?
I'm just on my phone
Mindlessly scrolling through Instagram


I have been feeling super disconnected lately
 But I think that's normal
But hey
I've also had some amazing moments
Mostly around friends
I went to two birthday parties recently
One with a bunch of my old friends
One with a bunch of new
And they just made me smile
When I'm at school and just talking with friends
Probably stealing snacks
Maybe at lunch
We're probably arguing about a book
That's one of my favorite things
And one of the times I truly feel connected to I guess just the world in general

I found this in my journal recently and thought I should share it. I wrote it sometime in February when I wasn't having a very good week. I'm not exactly sure what was happening but I guess I just wasn't motivated to do anything. Which happens. For all the peeps who know me IRL and think I'm always smiling. Guess what? I'm not. I mean I probably am with you. I like people. And being around people. Maybe too much. But when I get home or am alone sometimes my mood can deflate a bit. For the record, I'm currently having a great time and week and month and a couple of months. But I think everyone can just get in their own head sometimes. :)

Should I share more things I've written in my journal? Do you sometimes just feel disconnected?

Monday, July 9, 2018

I remember


*you might have possibly seen this post before so sorry about that it accidentally posted!!

I remember hanging out at the park almost every day after school with my friend
I remember sharing secrets on the playground
I remember being at home with my grandmother and her getting a call telling her my littlest sis had been born

I remember elementary school friend drama
I remember how there were these two kids who dated in elementry and then "got married" just so that they could get divorced??
I remember feeling so awkward whenever I had to change in front of someone


I remember listening to Hamilton on repeat with friends when it first came out
I remember my old preschool teacher teaching me how to draw a guitar
I remember my first day of middle school and how I felt so grown up
I remember graduating elementary and deciding I was a teen


I remember my 2015 blogging time and how I thought I was pretty amazing even though I really wasn't
I remember my first online friend actually responding to me and me being so happy
I remember talking to a friend about how we were going to make a webcomic (we never did) and how I was laughing my head off as we plotted because you know oranges (inside joke ok)


I remember holding on to a floaty as we went down the lazy river in Mexico when I was like 4
I remember fighting about if cats or dogs were better in an insta chat with some of the coolest peeps (shout out to y'all!)
I remember being talked about on another person's blog for the first time and thinking I was famous
I remember really starting to like blogging


I remember my grandparents old house and how it was humongous
I remember learning that some foods I ate all the time weren't actually eaten by most of my friends and that they (the foods) were Egyptian
I remember that one month I stayed at my grandparents place over the summer and how I really just used pinterest like every second of the day


I remember two houses ago and how me and my two sisters got the master bedroom and how it was humongous
I remember counting how many houses I've lived in and realizing it's now 7
I remember getting my phone and immediately texting my mom in all caps


I remember playing with blocks in kindergarten with my best friend at the time
I remember getting angry at that same best friends, friend when she accused me of stealing her friend
I remember one of my first school friends moving away and feeling devastated and also just kind of confused cause I didn't understand what was going on
I remember two of my friends saying they liked each other and had then started dating BUT LIKE DIDN'T TELL ME


I remember second grade and how I felt like this girl was stealing one of my really close friends away from me. That year wasn't that great.
I remember then kind of becoming friends with the girl because she would always hang around my friend group but we all didn't like her


I remember having debates at recess with one of my friends almost every week and how we would go around and ask the whole grade who was right
I remember how I would hate recess and just walk around aimlessly in 1st grade
I remember actually volunteering for a improve exercise in theatre and feelings so proud of myself because I'm not that great at improve
I remember when I got my old kindle which was my first electronic. I was crazy happy and I remember possibly just touching the screen which was probably so weird but I was just so happy


I remember how there was a pool near one of my old houses and we would go almost every day over the summer
I remember going to this old ladies house (she was babysitting us) over the summer around 1st grade and noticing all of the different things about her
I remember when I absolutely hated reading and only did it when my parents forced me too
I remember when I first learned how to swing and I was with some people I didn't know that well at a park and I was struggling so they told me like the secret and it probably blew my mind


I remember whenever it rained how I would want to put on my bathing-suit and run around
I remember that feeling whenever we would drive up to my (other) grandparents after the 16 hour car ride and being so genuinely happy
I remember each passing year and how they seem to get shorter and shorter
I remember when I was absolutely obsessed with the Pokemon card game and I would even collect cards until my dad got bored and we moved on to Magic


Did you guys like that?? What are some of your most distinct memory? What's the earliest point in your life you can remember? What kind of posts do you want to see on here??

Thursday, July 5, 2018

4th Of July Photo Diary 2018


Happy the day after the 4th of July! Aka the 5th of July. I told you I could do math, dad. Why did you ever doubt me? It's Thursday which is not my normal posting day. This is true. But it's ok. You know. This post is going to be super random but hey. It's still ok. Basically, I took (or other people took of me) a bunch of pictures over these past two days and I thought this was a good way to share them. :) Oh and one more update on my life I'm in South Carolina staying with my grandparents and I'll probably stay here for the next month or so, so yo that's cool. :)



Oh looky fireworks I bet you're so surprised.




I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE ALL AMAZED THIS PHOTO MAKES ME SO SO SO HAPPY BECAUSE LIKE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IT MIGHT BE MAIN REASON I WANTED TO DO THIS BECAUSE I AM PROUD OF THIS PHOTO. So during the fireworks show there was also a lot of thunder and lighting. One of the times there was lighting I was able to catch it on camera with the fireworks and just oh my gosh you guys. PLUS IT'S PURPLE AKA AMAZING. 



Visited one of my grandparent's friends house who had this really pretty land. :)



My ootd! 





A red bandana, a blue stone necklace, a red rebel shirt, a reversible blue lobster skirt, and my sandals I'm basically never not wearing haha. 


My fave fruits in one bowl. This is why I love my grandmother. Also brownies. The answer is always brownies. 



Sparklersssssssss.



And of course pics with said sparklers because duh. 


HOW COOL DOES THAT LOOK THOUGH??









This post is kind of reminding me of some of those old posts I used to write and I can't decide if that's a good thing or not???? I also vlogged the last few days so expect that sometime in future up on my youtube channel. :)
Did you celebrate the 4th of July? What did you do? Have you ever seen fireworks? Have you ever played with sparklers? Should I do more posts like this? 

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