7 Questions To Ask Before Creating Your Next Freebie (So You Don’t Waste Time on a Dud)

7 Questions To Ask Before Creating Your Next Freebie (So You Don’t Waste Time on a Dud)

So your first attempt at an opt-in freebie was a total flop. No one signed up for it (or, if you were lucky, your mom and BFF did) and you were left staring at a big glaring “0” in your MailChimp account. You must have read a zillion and one blog posts about creating a freebie that was guaranteed to *explode* your email list. You thought you had it all figured out. So what happened? Don’t sweat it, girlfriend – we’ve all been there. Myself included! True story: My first freebie generated a whopping 8 – count ‘em 8 – signups. And *ahem*, that was over a span of two months. Let’s just wipe that one from the books, shall […]


How to Create a Gorgeous Opt-In Freebie (Without Breaking the Bank!)

How to Create a Gorgeous Opt-In Freebie (Without Breaking the Bank!)

  If you want to make money as a blogger, building an email list is absolutely essential.   …And if your audience is anything like me (read: guards their email like a pack of hyenas) they’ll probably need a little incentive before they cough up their email addresses. To bridge this gap, you can create and offer what’s called an “opt-in freebie“.   If you’re just getting started with freebies, you might be stuck on the creation step. In other words, how are you going to create something that’s actually worth signing up for? I mean, you’re not a professional designer, right?   In today’s guest post by Alisha of Daring Two, we’ll explore three options for creating a beautiful […]


Email Lists Have Your Brain in a Knot? Read This

Email Lists Have Your Brain in a Knot? Read This

  In his book Launch, Jeff Walker refers to your email list as your “license to print money”. Do you think he’s right?   Jeff shares the story of how he needed to come up with 90K in just a few days for a deposit on a new house. How did he do it? By coming up with an irresistible offer for his email list and then sending them a strategic series of emails about it.   Now, we aren’t all going to be making 90K from our lists right off the bat, but I wholeheartedly believe your email list is the backbone of your success and your revenue as a blogger. In today’s blogging world, not having a list […]


Skimpy Blog Post? Here are 10 Ways to Make It More Robust & Shareable

Skimpy Blog Post? Here are 10 Ways to Make It More Robust & Shareable

  Long-form content is all the rage these days.   People are starting to realize that creating fewer articles per week while having a quality word count is the best way to go. But what if you’re at a loss for how to make your content more valuable?   My friend Amanda Cross is spotlighting today to help you make your blog post more robust by beefing it up with some extras. Over to you, Amanda!       10 Ways to Make Your Blog Post More Robust Today I’m going to walk you through ten things that you can add to any blog post that will make it more valuable, shareable, and comment-worthy.   1. Video Tutorials Video tutorials […]


Make a Full-Time Income Running Other People’s Pinterest Accounts (Yep, For Real!)

Make a Full-Time Income Running Other People’s Pinterest Accounts (Yep, For Real!)

  So you’re thinking about becoming a Pinterest Manager? AWESOME!   If you’re anything like me when I was starting out, that probably means you have a zillion and one questions right about now. Like… What do Pinterest Managers actually do? And how do I start offering Pinterest services? And – most importantly – how much money can I really expect to make?   You have questions, I have answers 😉     So What do Pinterest Managers do, anyways? Lots of things! Simply put, Pinterest Managers manage, oversee, and grow Pinterest accounts for other people.   However, they can also branch out and specialize in various areas, like:   + Graphic design of pins and creation of pin templates + Setting up […]


My Top 3 Automation Tools for Bloggers That Will Save You HOURS Every Single Week

My Top 3 Automation Tools for Bloggers That Will Save You HOURS Every Single Week

  I thought about titling this post, “How I Work 15-20 Hours/Week While Travelling Full-Time”, but I decided that it sounded a little too douchey (you’re welcome).   The reality is that it doesn’t matter if you’re travelling full-time, part-time, or not at all: We’re all on some sort of time crunch. Whether you’re a digital nomad like me, blogging on the “side” of your day job, or just a living-breathing person in today’s day-and-age – you’re BUSY.   One of my biggest suggestions for growing a successful blog while a time crunch is to automate, automate, automate. You should be automating as many things in your blog and biz as possible, so that when you do have time to […]