Blogging is a part time Job

I truthly feel like blogging is a job, I feel like I spend a huge amount of time blogging via YouTube or my blog .I also socializing a lot via Twitter, Google hangouts or Snapchat. My life seems to be spend online a lot and I love it. I love the fact ,that I can talk to people around the world especially Africa. That I would never get the chance to meet normally due to location and financial constrains. Its seems like the world is getting smaller due to the internet and social media.

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I am constantly amazed by the amount of people who read my blog and watch my YouTube channel. I am seriously thinking I need to start making an income online, as I spend to much time online not to make a income.Currently I only have Google ad sense account that only brings in £60 a year. I can’t live on that.

I feel like a don’t promote myself enough on my Twitter account bettytoo22 .I can go days without post a link to my blog post or Youtube channels. But I am happy to promote other peoples work but not my own work. I feel like I am having a light build moment.Its like MsAfropolitan in this interview .She was spending so much time blogging that she need to monetise her blog.

Honestly I was scared to promote my work ,I worry that people wont like me and will unsubscribe to me.I feel like I need to get over this fear. I put to much work into my blog and Youtube to let peoples nasty comments stop me. I also paint and I am a artist and like to make clothes and handbags.I need to start promoting what I do outside of Youtuber and blogging.To be able to make a realistic income from blogging. Social media is a way to drive traffic to your website, where you sell your products .I need to create an action plan to use my following properly and to increase my income .

I have found in the ten years Vlogging on YouTube ,I have never got an donate via my PayPal donate button on my YouTube channel page.Its quite disheartening.I think people are just use to getting content for free and don’t stop to think .The time and cost that goes in to creating good videos and blog post on a tweet weeny budget like mine.

Please spare some change for my Youtuber channel and other Youtuber you like, as small Youtuber like me, never get sent products to review.We buy our own products. And we rarely get promote especially since we are Black . And if you talk politics, racism you wont get promoted due to the current politics climate and the Orwellian world thats being created by western governments trying to get rid of freedom of spreech.

Donating helps me create better content and buy new equipment like a mic and pay travel cost when I want to go to an blogging events like in London.Blogging scene seems to start and end in London. And unfortuanley for me I live in Northern England. There also a blogging scene in Africa and I am keen to experience that too but that takes time and money too.So please donate if you can afford too. If not please share my blog posts and videos via social media with friends and familes members, as supporting doesnt always have to be moneywise. Please donate below by clicking on the Paypal button on my Youtuber channel ,link here.Button is on the top right of the page

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Getting back to blogging as a part time job ,I want to make an income from blogging as my health still isn’t improving I cant cope with working full time as I still have chronic pain for Fibroids and Polycystic ovaries . Blogging seems like the only real part time job that would give me a income with my health condition and would fit around it .As the medicine I take makes me tried a lot ( Tramdol and Gabapentin ,Paracetamol daily) .I end up like sleeping beauty alot.

 I also want to travel and connect with other women and men of African descent
and be able to make a reasonable income wherever I am in the world, Africa where I am planning on travelling to first.

I am definitely going to start promoting myself and organising my other email address as my current Gmail address is full of spam .It makes it so hard to follow bloggers I love ,when my email is full of spam and random shit lol.

A blogger who is serious about making money has to be organise and treat it like a job. And I realise the money dont come straight away from blogging its a process ,you live and learn, in the Blogosphere .

Please share my post and comment if you have any tips for making income online via blogging. And please donate if your can .Love Betty

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Living your passion

I started a new a YouTube channel called Bettyscloset a few months ago just to share my passions for clothes,hair and beauty but due to financial problems and health problems I haven’t been able to upload many videos. But I have decided to challenge myself and do the 30 day Vlog challenge. I have been inspire by other YouTubers like Annie Drea & Shameless Maya to do more Vlogs. And to be Shameless like Maya says.I am my worse critic. I don’t have many family in the Uk just my sister and mum. We ain’t on good terms.I think I internalize all the negative things my family and people said about me. And started to feel worthless.I thought I was what people told me I was.But I am not.

Connecting with other people via YouTube and blogging has made me realise my family aint everything .If they dont want to chill with me .It don’t matter .I am worth something. And I will have my own family one day.

And there’s other family members in the USA and Africa who want to get to know me.I have learnt that there are people who love me and like watching my video’s and reading my blog. And I have to remember that when I am feeling low.

I have also learnt ,I just need to be me and not try and be a perfectionist or wait until I have the perfect dream Vlogging camera Canon M10 .I just need to work with what I have.Thanks Shameless Maya for teaching me that.

I am also learning how to Vlog and edit videos on VSDC editor .And to film at different camera angles and how to use different filming equipment .I find Shameless Maya Tech Talk videos a great guide for any YouTuber that’s looking to up there game. And produce excellent YouTube video’s.Its so inspiring to see a black women who knows how to edit well.The tech industry is dominate by man unfortunately.

Its a lot of fun Vlogging but hard work .But you have to follow your passion in life.Whats life with out passion?

Tell me whats your passion? Are you a YouTuber too or a blogger ? Comment below Please check my videos below and share on social media  & please  comment .Kiss kiss dont forget to live your passion.

Megabus Manchester to London

A couple of months ago I travel to London via the Megabus to go and get my Nigerian passport. And its was cheap as peanuts I thought I would do a quick review of Megabus for the people who hope to use this bus company.In total it cost me £7.00 to travel to London on a return ticket .I got brought this coach ticket as I couldn’t afford the train fare .It’s double in the last year to go London by train,so Megabus seem like a great option.For people on a teeny weeny budget like me.

I can say it was an alright ride the bus, the seats we comfortable but not enough legroom if your tall like me ( 174cm) .The toilet was teeny weeny too. You cant afford to be fat on Megabus as you will get stuck on the toilet. As the cubicle is so small and its a very tight squeeze .The Wifi wasn’t get but it did the job.

The bus arrive on time at 3.15 am but the only problem was the bus arrived London 1.30 hours late .Due to the another bus driver arriving late in Milton Keynes,which is where the bus drivers change over. And another Megabus just outside London , had a fire and break down. And our driver had to take hes passenger on to our bus. Which made us even later.I realise now after all that, why the Megabus is so cheap. There’s a 50 percent chance it wont arrive on time. But really what could I have done as its was only £7.00 on a return ticket to London from Manchester.

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Some of the passengers got upset with the driver for being late arrive to London and they we told they would be kicked off the bus for complaining too much. There were two Nigerians complaining there were quite aggressive.Its the Nigerian way to be very expressive when you speak.I just laugh as you should know better at this price then expect the coach to be on time .Its not Ryanair who are great at being on time.I was just happy are coach didn’t catch fire like the other coach.

This Megabus coach its really for the budget traveler who has a lot of time too kill.I would not recommend it if you need to get there on time.Try National Express for that.

One last thing, there was a screaming baby on the way back that nearly gave me a headache,l think the baby was in pain .Every time I tried to sleep the baby kept crying and let us now, that if he couldn’t sleep no one was going too sleep lol. But apart from that it was a nice trip. Would I use there service again .Yeah sure but only because l am on a small budget and cant afford the train. Happy Travelling ..Please comment ,sub and share on social media.

What I use to Blog & Vlog

I love blogging and Vlogging it takes time but its so rewarding.I have been Vlogging since about 2007 with a small Logitech webcam .And I have been blogging for about 5 years on and off.My blogging really took off when I switch to WordPress from Blogspot where I only had 23 followers.

I found you need a few item to blog laptop or P.C and small Netbook or Smart Phone when you want to blog on the go.

I currently have White Toshiba Laptop for blogging at home and blog on my small Acer netbook when I am out and about and travelling abroad.I also have two mouses as I hate the trackpad on a Laptop.

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My small Acer netbook ,for blogging on the go ,is quite old at 6 years old but I do love it. Its so lightweight and small .It fixes nicely into my handbag.But I need to find a new one soon.Its a bit broken.I also have a small Sony W830 camera for taking pictures on the go and a Nikon DSLR D5100 camera for better pictures.

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I love all these items but I will have to replace my laptop and netbook soon as there getting old.I would love a Ipad Mini for blogging and a smart phone but we will see.

All these items have serve me well over the years.

What items do you use for blogging and Vlogging? Please share on social media and comment .

Living without a smartphone

I live without a smartphone people in the twenty first century.Because I just cant afford to buy a decent one. I have so much to buy right now , an smart phone isnt on my list of priorities. I brought two cheap ones in the past an Alcatel Popstar, I broken the screen within two months and Alcatel refuse to fix it for free.I then brought the upgrade Alcatel pop 4 but had to pawn it when I cant afford electricity .Hard time folks.

The most annoying thing for me about these cheap smart phone is the battery power just didn’t last ,more then six hours when surfing the net or using Whatsapp. I was constantly carrying a portable battery pack instead .whioch was annoying.And I also had too buy a spare battery for my Popstar or the power would be gone in six hours.And I would have a dead phone which I wouldnt use until charge up again.

The Alcatel phones were lovely and cute but the battery power made the phones a waste of money and the camera on the phone weren’t that great even

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I realise I was only after a smart phone for Whatsapp ,surfing the internet on the go ,taking photos and blogging. I realise I can use my small Sony w830 camera for taking photo’s when I am out and about.I can carry my small Acer Happy netbook to blog when I am out and about.And I can my Blackberry 9360 to surf the net, on my daily travels also long as I can find a wifi hotspot. I really dont need a smart phone just for fashion ,to keep up with the Jones

Unfortunately the only thing I miss is Whatsapp as my family in Nigeria contact me via that and sent photos. But I now use Facebook instead.Blackberry no longer support Whatsapp on Blackberry.

I have a list of things that I need to buy.

New Laptop as my old one is outdated and broken.

Laminate flooring for my small flat ,I have no flooring

New 50mm Lens for my D5100 camera

New comfortable chair and table for my secondhand pc which is on its way so I can complete my university work.

A tablet as my netbook is old and out of date.

As you can see smartphone just isnt in my list of things to buy plus too get a good smartphone with excellent camera you need to spend about £250.And thats a price I just cant afford. Iphone 6 plus is my dream phone and its going for £600 .Its just to expensive, thats a price of a plane ticket to see my family in Nigeria .I would rather that then a smart phone.

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People there is life outside of owning a smartphone

One good thing about my old blackberry 9360, is that you can drop it and its less likely to break then a smartphone.

Tell me if you can live without a smart phone,please share and comment .love betty

Women & Career breaks

I have worked about 7 years in total from 17 to 38 years old. And it has dawn on me just how much people look down on the unemployed and women in general.

When I haven’t been working ,I’ve even been studying or looking for work. But I am truthly fed up ,with people asking me what I do when I ain’t working.

I follow my hobbies dumbo for the haters out there,which is blogging ,reading ,sewing, cycling etc.

These fucking feminist get right on my titties.A lot of feminism is just misogyny repacked

Its especially annoying when my work coach and employers ask me what I have been doing when I not been working. Its like people forget, that life still has purpose when your not working.

I am currently off work due to chronic fibroid pain and depression .But I got found fit for work. Even though I am not. My pain is still chronic and the Tramdol makes me sleepy and tired.

I had a male work adviser who wasn’t understanding so I requested a woman instead.As what the fuck does a man know about having a womb or fibroids. Its alot better but still hard. I am currently appealing my decision.

I feel hollow inside as I dont want to work. Its time for me to have a family. You can have a great job but still come home to a empty house. Plus who will look after me in my old age. Not the fucking Department of Work and Pensions.Its time to make a family.I feel like my illness is a sign from God, telling me to slow down and make a family.

I really hope I found a man to make babies with, so I can get off the Department of Work & Pension books .Its just so fucking annoying. I dont have good GCSES ,my grammar and punctuation is rubbish.I tried a English class but couldn’t cope with the three hours on my bun in pain ,on a rock hard chair.The hope of me finding a job is slim.

Its really hard right now.I really just want to piss off to Africa but I need money first.In Africa a women traditional role is valued at lot more .Women traditional roles are devalued in the west.especially Britain.

Women in Britain are meant to be superwomen, have a career, be a great wife and mother .Women who are just unemployed ,mothers or a housewife are fucking looked down on.Its truthly disgusting how these women are treated here.And there hardly anyone fighting for those women’s rights

With my current health problems ,people keep telling me to have a baby and the fibroids will go but I have to find a man first.

Sorry if I haven’t blog for a while life is stressful right now.

 

Travel in 2017

I hope to travel this year ,to a lot of places.I am lucky to whole two passport, as a dual citizenship.One of the passport is a ECOWAS passport which allow me to travel visa free through West Africa and other exotic places. Like Fiji and Vanuatu (places where black people have naturally blonde Afros )

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Also Barbados and quite a few countries in East and south east Africa.

I am always moaning about hating the cold damp weather of England.But when I first look at my ECOWAS passport I wasn’t excited.My mind was full of stereotypes of Africa. Even though I hate the cold and can’t imagine retirement in cold England.

So this year I have going to make some changes and have a positive mindset.And stop thinking that the west is the centre of the world.I want to go and visit the land of my forefathers and mothers.

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Nigerian Passport

And I wouldn’t mind visiting Vanuatu ,it’s amazing to see natural blond afros. Even though there’s natural blonde afro Africans in Africa.But not as many as in Papau New Guinea.

It’s time to bordered my horizons.The only thing that puts me off ,is the scary stories of my Nigerians relatives and the constantly queue of other Africans complaining to me .That some African stolen there money ,when there just wanted to built a house in Africa .Or the African leader who turn into a dictator over night.That line comes from my Eritrea friends.

Or that theirs no constant electricity supply in Africa.

Seriously after all these scary stories, these Africans relatives and friends assure me that there were the only civilized Africans about and if they could just get rid of the other Africans life would be great in Africa.

I just rolled my eyes and keep quiet. And thought of one more year in England in the bloody cold, waiting on summer.God help me ,I hate the cold.

Then there was the worry that I might get chopped up or sold into slavery in Africa. Black skin aint worth much in some parts of  Africa .You will get more for white skin then my Coco Brown skin .But I finally thought, if the white man can go Africa why can’t I.

Its not like I haven’t been mistake for other Africans, my Gambia friend thought ,I was Gambian .Then I got mistake for a Somali. Then a Ugandan etc.

Really folks, all African phenotypes come out of East Africa.Why are people surprise that an West African can look East African.I don’t know.

My people the Efik /lbibio of Nigeria have a story that we came from Ethiopia ,through Sudan ,then Cameroon ,then Nigeria.

Yes I know that Sudan isnt next to Cameroon but that’s just how the story goes.Its sounds about right ,the scientist’s say Ethiopia is where oldest human has been found .Can’t wait to visit Ethiopia motherland.

I will fly Ethiopia Airlines to Nigeria ,as its dead cheap and I want to give my money to African airline not European airlines.Its also helps boost African economy.European airlines dominate African airways right now.  And people wonder why Africans struggle to can’t get jobs in Africa .And will risk there life to cross the Sahara and Mediterranean sea for Europe the promise land.

One of the reasons is because  European, America business come to Africa and dominate the Africa economy and drive Africans out of business.But that another blog post.

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