12 Email List Do’s and Don’ts for Sending Newsletters Your Subscribers Love

12 Email List Do’s and Don’ts for Sending Newsletters Your Subscribers Love

  Welcome to the last installment in our Email List 101 Series!   In the first post, I showed you a step-by-step guide to starting a free email list using MailChimp. The second post was all about the tips and tools you can use grow your email list on a budget.   Once you’ve built up your email list, the next step is to figure out how to send emails your subscribers love. So to round off the series, today I want to share my “Do’s and Don’ts” of sending out email newsletters. This post is for you if you’re wondering… How often should I be writing to my subscribers? What should I say in my emails? Should I be sending them links to my new blog posts?   We’ll […]


The Top Tools & Strategies to Grow Your Email List On a Shoestring Budget

The Top Tools & Strategies to Grow Your Email List On a Shoestring Budget

  Hi loves! Welcome back to the Email List 101 series.   In the first post in this series, we talked about how to get your email list up and running using the free platform, MailChimp. But now comes the hard part: how do you actually get people to subscribe to your list?!   Never fear, friends – I’ve got plenty of tips, tools, and strategies coming your way to help you get your first 100 subscribers, 1000 subscribers + more! And the best part is that most of the tools I recommend are free or very budget-friendly.   (Pssst. wanna see the exact strategies I used to get my first 100 subscribers in 30 days? Click here to check out the post!)   *This post may contain affiliate links […]


My Biggest Blogging Mistake EVER (And How to Start an Email List for Free)

My Biggest Blogging Mistake EVER (And How to Start an Email List for Free)

  Over the past 4 years that I’ve been blogging, I think it’s safe to say I’ve made every mistake in the books.   From uploading tiny horizontal images to Pinterest, to using 500 different colours and fonts on my blog, to using pictures I found on Google in my blog posts (I still cringe a bit at that one).   But if you were to ask me what my biggest blogging mistake EVER was — the one thing that was most detrimental to the growth and success of my blog — my answer would be simple…   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. For my full disclaimer, click here.* […]


How to Be EPIC on Pinterest (Part 2) + A Free Pinterest Perfection Checklist

How to Be EPIC on Pinterest (Part 2) + A Free Pinterest Perfection Checklist

  Welcome to Part 2 of our “Epic on Pinterest” series!   If you missed the first part, click here to check out tips 1-17. Those tips are the foundation for what we’ll be covering in Part 2, so make sure you’ve read and understood them all before moving on to today’s post!   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. For my full disclaimer, click here.*   In the first post in this series, we talked about creating the perfect profile, boards, and pins for your account. Today we’re focusing on the last 3 steps in my “Pinterest Perfection Process”:   4. Optimize Your Blog for Pinterest 5. Develop a […]


5 Ways to Make Money Blogging (+ Which Method is the Best Fit For You?)

5 Ways to Make Money Blogging (+ Which Method is the Best Fit For You?)

  I think we can all agree that making money doing something you love is the dream, right?   And I’m guessing you wound up on my site because a) You love blogging, and b) You want to see if you can make some money from it. Am I close?   Blogging can be profitable, but only if you approach it with the right mindset. Don’t expect to be making thousands of dollars overnight, and don’t expect to put in zero effort and get results. You have to work at it, and it takes time to start earning the big bucks!   If you’re ready to jump in headfirst, here are 5 different ways you can monetize your blog. There’s no right and wrong way to go about it, but […]


10 Habits of Successful Bloggers

10 Habits of Successful Bloggers

  Ever wondered how those “big” bloggers got so successful in the first place?   You know, the ones who get hundreds of thousands of pageviews every month and live off of passive income? You’re wondering what their secret sauce is, what they’re doing so differently from you, and what you need to do in order to achieve the same level of success that they have.   But the truth is, those bloggers really aren’t all that different from you and me. Fo’ realz! They started out the same way we did – with an idea and a passion for something they wanted to share – and probably with the same resources you and I had when we started our blogs.   Here’s where the secret sauce comes in: What […]