Category: MAKE MONEY

8 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid With Your First Online Course

8 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid With Your First Online Course

  Courses are my #1 source of income as a blogger.   I just calculated my 2017 income and expenses and was blown away to see that I made nearly $50,000 from course sales last year. Like, WHAT!? That’s crazy talk!   However, don’t let that number fool you: I wasn’t always a “pro” when it comes to creating and launching courses. In fact, my first ever course launch didn’t exactly go to plan…   I spent four weeks creating and perfecting the course material and poured every spare second I had into it. But when I finally opened up the course for enrollment… nothing but crickets. I ended up making 7 or 8 sales over the next TWO MONTHS […]


How to Be Financially Healthy & Abundant This Year (A Collab with Rebekah Zobel Jones)

How to Be Financially Healthy & Abundant This Year (A Collab with Rebekah Zobel Jones)

Welcome to 2018, friends! As I’m writing this, we’ve just entered a brand new year and the air is filled with the promise of a fresh start, a new beginning, and a chance to make this our best year yet.   To help you start 2018 on the right foot, today we’re talking about all things finance. I’ve partnered up with my friend Rebekah Zobel Jones from The Centsible Bookkeeper to bring you this special collaborative post (the first of several coming your way in 2018!)   First, you’ll learn the top 3 reports that will help you determine the health of your business finances (courtesy of the wonderful Rebekah), and second, I’ll be sharing my top 3 tips for […]


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 […]


Why Every Blogger Needs Funnels & How to Set Up Your First One

Why Every Blogger Needs Funnels & How to Set Up Your First One

  At the time I’m publishing this blog post, I’m approximately 1 week into my year-long travel adventure (woop woo!)   How am I able to travel, play, and explore while still managing to pay all of my bills?   Sales funnels!   On that note, it’s my pleasure to introduce today’s guest expert and topic: My friend Gillian Perkins is here to chat with us about sales funnels for bloggers!   In this post you’ll learn:   + What a funnel is + Why bloggers need funnels + How to set up a funnel for your blog + 5 types of sales funnels you can create   Take it away, Gillian!   *This post may contain affiliate links for […]


7 Myths About Making Money as a Blogger That You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

7 Myths About Making Money as a Blogger That You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

  Have you ever read something online and thought to yourself, “But that’s simply NOT true…”?   I feel like that a lot of the time, especially when it comes to my two zones of genius: blogging and Pinterest. I’m not saying I know everything about those topics, but what I am saying is that it’s important to filter and analyze the sources you get information from. Because sometimes, that shizz just ain’t right!   As I’m sure you know, when you’re constantly hearing so many different tips, strategies, and opinions (some of which are completely opposite of each other), it becomes impossible to know who to believe and how to separate “fact” from “fiction”.   This is why you […]


My Story: From Broke & Unemployed to Full-Time Blogger & Digital Nomad (in Under 2 Years!)

My Story: From Broke & Unemployed to Full-Time Blogger & Digital Nomad (in Under 2 Years!)

  There was a point in my life when I was painfully unemployed, reeling from a heartbreak, and hella, hella broke.   Every day seemed worse than the last, and I felt like I was running out of options. I remember thinking, “Is this it for me? Is this the ‘big plan’ for my life? To wind up alone, bitter, and working at a minimum wage job for the rest of eternity?”   Thankfully, the Universe had other plans for me.   Today, I’m proud to say that I’m my own boss.   I work from home as a “full-time” blogger, and I earn great money that more than pays the bills every month. In a few short weeks, I’m […]