Today Teresa Briton of Moms Who Save is our influencer of the week! Visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

How,when & why did you being blogging?

I bought my domain name,, back in 2007 and began a deals and coupon website. It was a little bit later that I added a blog component.

Over the years, I’ve taught myself what I needed to know and devoted more and more time to my site/blog.

After college, I worked in advertising, and then when my sons were small I wanted something part-time or something I could do from home. That’s when I bought my domain name, and just dove in. There was a lot of trial and error!

What are you preferred blogging topics?

I still write about deals, coupons, and freebies, but I’ve added reviews, giveaways, frugal living ideas, DIY, and more.

What are your three favorite blog posts?

I don’t know if there’s one post, but it seems like every year around the holidays, I will get emails or messages on Twitter or Facebook from people who are so grateful for deals I’ve posted. I get hundreds of deals from stores, and I try to find the best ones to share with my readers and social networks. Sometimes there are deals for up to 90% off! People on a tight budget are so grateful that they can get gifts for their kids they didn’t think they could afford. I’m happy to help people save money.

What are you up to when not blogging?

I need to work less, so this is a hard question! Our family loves the beach, and I’m anxious for warm weather, because I also like to take walks.

What are your tips for balancing family life and blogging?

I am not the best person to ask, since I’m working on this. I try to work when the kids are at school though and after they go to bed. It’s really hard for me to “turn off” work though since my work is in my home.

Why and how do you use Sverve?

I’ve gotten several sponsored posts through Sverve. I post tips on Sverve regularly, and I follow and endorse people on Sverve. I highly suggest bloggers join and follow others, endorse them, add tips, and apply for campaigns.

I’ve found some good information in other blogger’s tips, and made some extra income through  sponsored posts.

Do you have any tips for your success on Sverve?

Follow other Sverve members, endorse them, and check out their tips. Most bloggers will reciprocate. Add your tips to Sverve, and be sure to check out Sverve campaigns.

Can you share any blogging tips that have really helped you?

Join blogging groups. You can find groups on Facebook where you can interact with other bloggers who are all there to help each other out and answer each other questions.

I have also taught myself so much (but not without some mistakes along the way) just by looking up answers online. I’m glad I don’t have to call someone and pay them every time I want to change something on my site. Knowing how to do things yourself is valuable—I’m talking about everything from site design to SEO to social media. You can find so much information online for free.

What do you love most about blogging?

I love working for myself. I’m glad when there are snow days—and we’ve had MANY this year—I don’t have to worry about who’s going to stay home with my kids. I like being here for them every day after school or when they’re sick. I can take a break anytime if they want to show me something or ask me something.

I also love helping people save money. Not working outside the home, and having had some big medical bills, I’m also looking for deals and coupons. It’s great to get those “thank-yous” from people who are trying to save money too.

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  • Danah March 10, 2014, 1:29 pm

    That’s great advice! Getting advice from someone who has been successful since 2007 is really great! Thanks for writing!

  • Susie March 10, 2014, 2:59 pm

    Such a great post! I enjoy reading about how others start & work towards success!
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