Thursday, June 1, 2023

10 Lucrative Side Hustle Ideas With Affiliate Potential

Looking to boost your income and explore new opportunities?  A side hustle can be a game-changer, offering both financial stability and personal growth.  In this blog post, I'll dive into 10 side hustle ideas that have not only the potential to generate extra income but also provide the opportunity to leverage affiliate marketing to maximize your earnings.  So, let's get started on this exciting journey!

1.  Blogging and Content Creation:  Start a blog or YouTube channel focusing on a niche you're passionate about.  As you grow your audience, you can monetize your content through affiliate partnerships with relevant brands, recommending products or services your audience will love! Start here...

2.  E-Commerce and Dropshipping:  Launch your own online store or utilize platforms like Shopify and WooCommerce to sell products.  Partner with suppliers who offer affiliate programs, earning a commission for every sale made through your referral.

3.  Social Media Influencing:  Leverage your social media presence to become an influencer.  Collaborate with brands as an affiliate, promoting their products or services to your engaged audience through posts, stories and dedicated reviews.

4.  Podcasting:  Start your own podcast and monetize it by including affiliate links in your show notes or during sponsorships.  Recommend products or services relevant to your podcast's theme and provide unique affiliate codes for your listeners to use.

5.  Online Course and Digital Products:  Create and sell online courses, ebooks, or digital products in your area of expertise.  Embed affiliate links within your educational materials, recommending supplementary resources or tools that can enhance your students learning experience.  Visit Teachable to explore user-friendly course creation tools, step-by-step guidance, and the potential to earn passive income through affiliate partnerships.  Turn your knowledge into a profitable venture and share your valuable insights with a global audience.

6.  Affiliate Marketing for Travel:  If you have a passion for travel, join travel affiliate programs and promote hotels, flights, travel gear , and experiences.  Share your personal recommendations and travel stories on your blog or social media platforms, driving bookings through your affiliate links.

7.  Health and Wellness Coach:  Become a health or wellness coach, offering personalized guidance and support to clients.  As you recommend products, supplements or fitness equipment, use affiliate links to earn a commission on the purchases made by your clients.

8.  Photography and Stock Images:  If you have a knack for photography, sell your photos on stock image platforms.  Additionally, sign up for affiliate programs offered by camera equipment manufacturers or photography courses, earning commissions when others purchase through your referral.

9.  Personal Finance Blogging:  Share your knowledge and tips on personal finance through a blog or YouTube channel.  As you recommend financial tools, investment platforms, or budgeting apps, include your affiliate links, earning a commission when readers or viewers sign up.

10.  Niche-specific Affiliate Marketing:  Identify a niche or industry you're passionate about, and join affiliate programs related to that field.  For example, if you love DIY crafts, become an affiliate for crafting or supplies, tools, or online courses.

Side hustles can open doors to exciting opportunities, and with affiliate marketing, you can maximize your earning potential.  Choose a side hustle that aligns with your passions and skills, and explore the potential for affiliate partnerships within that field.  Remember, success comes with CONSISTENT effort, providing value to your audience and nurturing your affiliate relationships.  Start your side hustle journey today and unlock the doors to financial independence and personal growth!


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Fun Florida Mom Gives You 10 Flight Attendant Approved Packing Hacks That will Make Your Trip More Enjoyable!

Are you tired of struggling with packing for your trips?  Look no further!  In this blog post, Fun Florida Mom, who is also a seasoned flight attendant, will bring you 10 packing hacks that will revolutionize your travel experience.  From clever space-saving tips to must-have travel essentials, get ready to pack like a pro and make your next trip a breeze!

1.  Compression Packing Cubes:  Maximize space in your suitcase with these handy packing cubes that compress your clothes and keep them organized.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:  You can fit SOOO much more in your bag with these cubes!  Although I like to travel as light as possible, sometimes when you're coming or going from different climates, that's difficult.

2.  Portable Steamer:  Say goodbye to wrinkles with a compact and travel-friendly steamer that ensures you look fresh and put-together on your journey.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:  My clothes friends know, I'm always on the go.  And although that's great, sometimes, it leaves you a bit wrinkled with an unpolished look.  This is your secret weapon!

3.  Travel-Sized Toiletry Bottles:  Transfer your favorite products into leak-proof and TSA-approved travel-sized bottles to save space and comply with airline regulations.

Personal Experience:  These are wonderful!  Although I am a flight attendant and in our uniform, our bottle guidelines are different, I often travel non-rev and international.  These bottles allow me to bring smaller amounts of all of my favorite products. 

4.  Collapsible Water Bottle:  Stay hydrated on the go with a collapsible water bottle that takes up minimum space when empty.

Personal Experience:  I love these!  Whether you're refilling in the airport or before a hike, these make it so much easier to always have a bottle of water with you!

5.  Multipurpose Scarf:  Pack a versatile scarf that can be used as a fashion accessory, blanket, or even a makeshift pillow during your flight.

Personal Experience:  Although I always recommend this particular scarf to my trainees, I absolutely recommend it to everyone else!  On my last trip, I used it during the flight as a blanket and in Canada as a scarf!  One of my favorite travel items!

6.  Portable Phone Charger:  Never run out of battery again with a compact and powerful portable charger that keeps your devices juiced up on long flights.  ***Please note....DO  NOT stow these in overhead bins while they are plugged in or charging a device, they are serious fire hazards when not used properly!

Personal Experience:  These are lifesaver on the go!  I never like relying on technology while traveling but let's face it, we need our phone for everything!  Please take my advice above seriously!  No one wants a fire at 35, 000 ft!

7.  Travel Document Organizer:  Keep your passport, tickets, and important documents secure and easily accessible with a dedicated travel document organizer.

Personal Experience:  Along with having a travel document organizer, remember to always put your important documents back in the same place.  This will eliminate stress when you need to quickly access them while traveling!

8.  Noise-Cancelling Headphones:  Block out unwanted noise and enjoy your favorite music or movies in peace with noise-cancelling headphones for a more relaxed journey.

Personal experience:  Ugh...I'm a mom so I can sympathize but on my last trip, all three flights home, there were crying babies the entire flight.  I was so thankful for my Bose noise-cancelling headphones!  I can only imagine what it would have been like without them!

9.  Travel-Sized First Aid Kit:  Be prepared for any minor injuries with a compact first aid kit that includes essential items like band-aids, pain relievers, and antiseptic wipes.

Personal Experience:  No one wants to get hurt or not feel good but you never know!  And it's always better to be safe than sorry!  A simple slip without a band-aid can be a bloody mess!

10.  Travel-Friendly Snacks:  Avoid hunger pains during your flight by packing healthy snacks and portable snacks like granola bars, dried fruit, or nuts.

Personal Experience:  I am the queen of always having enough food and beverage for at least myself and sometimes other people.  I've been on too many tarmac delays as a passenger and I'm always thankful to have enough food and water to sustain myself during the ordeal.  You never know and it's always better to be safe than sorry!

Remember, preparation is key when it comes to stress-free travel.  With these flight attendant approved packing hacks, you'll be well-equipped to breeze through your next adventure.  Happy travels!

Disclaimer:  The above links are affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through them.  This helps support my blog and allows me to continue to share helpful content.  Thank you for your support!

Sunday, May 14, 2023


1. Clearwater Beach
  • Spend the day at Clearwater Beach, known for it's soft white sand and calm waters.
  • Take a dolphin watching tour or rent a paddleboard to explore the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants on the beach.
2.Siesta Key Beach
  • Drive to Siesta Key Bech, located in Sarasota, which has been named the best beach in the US multiple times.
  • Spend the day lounging on the beach, playing in the sand and swimming in the clear waters.
  • Take a sunset cruise or enjoy dinner at one of the beachfront restaurants.
3.  Cocoa Beach
  • Head to Cocoa Beach, located on Florida's Space Coast, which is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and great waves for surfing.
  • Visit the Kennedy Space Center or take a surf lesson.
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the beachside restaurants or enjoy my personal favorite, Grills Seafood, located at Port Canaveral.
4.  Sanibel Island
  • MY mom has verified, Sanibel Island is back open (it's her favorite)!
  • Drive to Sanibel Island, located on the Gulf of Mexico, which is known for its shelling beaches and wildlife.
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the islands seafood restaurants.
5.  Miami Beach
  • Drive to Miami Beach, known for its vibrant culture, art deco architecture, and beautiful beaches.
  • Spend the day lounging on the beach, exploring the city's many attractions, or taking a boat tour.
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants on Ocean Drive.

I hope this helps you plan your trip to the best family-friendly beaches in Florida!

Monday, April 10, 2023

What's the next thing I want to do? Start a PODCAST!

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm starting a podcast!  After years of blogging and connecting with my audience online, I'm ready to take things to the next level and share my thoughts and ideas in a new way.

I've decided to focus mostly on my book, Wisdom and Grace, but I'm sure I'll be adding alot of life, travel and flowers in as well.  On occasion bring in special guests to interview and hopefully along the way, I'll inspire a few of you who have expressed wanted to do the same thing, to start your own podcast.

Why a podcast?  There are so many benefits.  As you may know, I talk all day at work and socially, I'm never the quiet one.  While I love writing, talking is soooo much easier.  I'm looking forward to building a deeper connection with my audience, reaching new listeners who prefer audio content, and expanding my reach beyond my blog and social media channels.

The process.  This has been another project starting from scratch.  Where do I start?  Because I've already got a great following with my FunFloridaMom brand name, I'm sticking to that for my podcast too.  I'm keeping it simple and not going overboard on equipment.  We'll see how that pans out for me.  If I sound like I'm in a tunnel or an empty room full of echo, let me know!    I've already got a few episodes planned out, I now just need to push publish.  (The story of my life, literally!)  There have been a few challenges, but the biggest one is confidence.  How will it sound, will anyone listen?  As always, it's time to put on my big girl panties and just do it.  So, yes, I care, what you think.  I hope you enjoy it.  I hope you return for more.  I hope you send me questions and I hope you tell your friends about it.  But in the end, I'm going to do it whether the world likes it or not.

With that, I invite you to tune in and subscribe to my podcast!  Links will be added all of the podcast platforms including Apple Podcast, Spotify and Google Podcast!

Enjoy your dreams!

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Hello AGAIN!!!!! It's been awhile!

For years (since 2009), I've been known in the blogging world as Fun Florida Mom!  

I've had the opportunity to work with so many companies, promoting products and lunching campaigns for them.  My blog and my business took the backseat while my kids were in their most active stages of life. Just when you think they don't need you so much, that's when they need you more than ever!

It's been awhile, but I'm thrilled to back!  I hope to reignite my passion for writing, creating content that will inspire and engage my readers again.  I'm here to share my personal experiences, showcase my expertise and simply express my creativity.

As a mom, you have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with the world.  And in my case, just becasue I've hit the BIG 5-0 (my excuse for a long time) doesn't mean you can't continue to share your insights and connect with other moms through blogging.  In fact, getting back into mom blogging at 50  can be a wonderful way to stay engaged and connected to your community and continue to grow as a writer and a person!

So often, I meet other moms who say they'd love to start a blog but have no idea how.  Since I've already been through that growing pain, I'll start back by helping you out!

Here are some tips to get you started:

1.  Find your niche:  What topics are you most passionate about?  What unique perspective can you bring to the table?  Whether its parenting, health and wellness or travel , finding your niche will help you focus your contet and attract a dedicated audience.

2.  Set realistic goals:  Blogging can be a time-consuming endeavor, so it's important to set realistic goals for yourself.  Start small and build from there.  maybe your goal is to post once a week, or to reach a certain number of follwers within a certain timeframe.  Whatever your goals may be, make sure they are achievable and measurable.

3.  Connect with other bloggers: One of the best things about blogging is the sense of community it can provide.  Reach out to other mom bloggers in your niche and start building relationships.  Comment on their posts, share their content, and engage with them on social media.  Not only will this help you build a following, but it can also lead to valuable collaborations and friendships.

4.  Embrace your age:  Above all, remember that blogging should be fun!  Don't put too much pressure on yourself to be perfect or to have all the answers.  Share your stories, connect with your readers, and enjoy the journey.

Getting back into blogging at 50 can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.  With a little bit of planning and a lot of passion, you can create a blog that inspires and empowers other moms, while also allowing you to express yourself and connect with others in a meaningful way!

~ Tiffanie aka.  Fun Florida Mom

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