16 Eye-Opening Blog & Biz Lessons from 2016

16 Eye-Opening Blog & Biz Lessons from 2016

  …2016, you were one hell of a year.   When I compare my life today to my life one year ago, the difference is unreal. Like, cray cray.   Last December I was working a desk job I hated. I was living in a city that wasn’t the right fit for me and that was too far away from my family. And I was basically a sad ball-of-stress 24/7.   Take all of those things and flip them 180, and that’s what my life is like today. I work from home and have a career I absolutely love. I […]


New to WordPress? Here’s How to Choose the Best Web Host

New to WordPress? Here’s How to Choose the Best Web Host

  Ever heard horror stories from bloggers who’s hosting company screwed them over BIG TIME?   Maybe their website would randomly “go down” for hours at a time. Or maybe their site would only go down for a minute or two, but on a waaaay-too-regular basis.   My own “hosting nightmare” came to life this past September. I had just updated WordPress and my website’s theme – a simple task that wouldn’t normally cause problems – and was immediately greeted by the white screen of death.   My site was completely down.   And I had NO idea what to […]


7 Reasons Every Serious Blogger Should Be on WordPress

7 Reasons Every Serious Blogger Should Be on WordPress

  When I moved my website to WordPress, I went from making $0 from my blog to making $3,000/month – in less than 6 months.   On top of that, I grew my mailing list from 0 to 1.3K subscribers, and my traffic increased from 2,000 views/month to over 13,000. Say what!     What is this sorcery, you ask?!   That, my friends, is the power of WordPress.   *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, […]


Manifesting Success with the Chalkboard Method

Manifesting Success with the Chalkboard Method

  Imagine setting yourself a goal to book five new clients by the end of the quarter, and achieving that goal only two weeks later.   That’s exactly what happened to me this past August. Legit. In less than a month, I went from two clients to being fully booked up with seven. My secret weapon? The Chalkboard Method.   *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.*   It all started when my friend Melissa […]


Intentional Blogging: How to Write with Purpose, Poise, & Passion

Intentional Blogging: How to Write with Purpose, Poise, & Passion

  Have you ever felt drawn to something without knowing why?   A ‘pull’ towards something – an object, activity, person – that you couldn’t explain?   And when you followed that “hunch”, you discovered something brilliant?   That’s how my story begins with Roy Peter Clark’s “WRITING TOOLS: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer”. On a rainy October afternoon, I passed a bookstore and felt this little tug to go inside. I followed the hunch, entered the store, and felt drawn to a specific aisle. Within minutes I was holding the book and flipping through it, then walking to […]


A 5 Step-System to Simplify & Declutter Your Blog Process

A 5 Step-System to Simplify & Declutter Your Blog Process

  As a blogger, I’m sure you’re no stranger to overwhelm.   Whether blogging is your part-time side hustle or full-time gig, I know it’s oh-so-easy to get wrapped up in the mentality that you have to do “all the things” in order to be successful.   In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth!   Over the past few months I’ve come to realize that bloggers are SO much better off when they focus on a few key aspects of blogging and business, and do those things really well – rather than trying to do EVERYTHING at once […]