Secret Tips to Make Money from Your Blog

Secret Tips to Make Money from Your Blog

At Mission Entrepreneur we are excited to share the secrets of our success.  Our mission is to teach and empower you to get ahead in business and in life.  Twice a month we’ll bring you interviews with inspiring entrepreneurs who share their secrets to success.

Meet Maureen Dougherty:

This week, we kicked off our Secrets of Success interview series with an amazing lifestyle blogger and military spouse, Maureen Dougherty.  She is the CEO at The Northeast Girl blog where she gives tips on everything fashion, beauty, skincare and military life.

The Northeast Girl

Maureen always had a passion for fashion and style!  Wanting to work, yet struggling to keep her teaching certification current (she’s a mom and military spouse to an Air Force fighter pilot), Maureen is always on the move.

So, it seemed natural that what started as a hobby converted into a sustainable job and income.

The Secret:

To monetize a blog, Maureen recommends focusing on your passion and add your personal twist.  For Maureen, that meant continuing to blog about fashion but adding affiliate marketing.

For example, if Maureen posted about her favorite Fall outfits, she could add an affiliate marketer (like shopstyle or rewardstyle) to her post.  Any of her followers that make a purchase originating from her affiliate link contribute to her profit (even better, there is no mark-up to the consumer)!  Doing what you love and getting paid…that’s a Win-Win!

Favorite Advice:

Rise By Lifting Others

Maureen’s advice is:  “Rise by lifting others” and Stay true to who you are from start to finish.” 

Watch the Full Interview:

Secrets of Success Series: Live interview (take 2) with Maureen Dougherty of 'The Northeast Girl' style blog!

Posted by Mission Entrepreneur, by Jen Griswold on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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See what Maureen’s up to at

Also, you can read more of her advice on blogging in Mission Entrepreneur:  Lessons from Military Life to Create Success in Business Startups.  All proceeds from book sales go back to help educate military entrepreneurs (or Milpreneurs).

We are here to help military spouses, like Maureen, grow new and amazing businesses!

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