Category: WORDPRESS

A Pro’s Tips for Choosing a WordPress Theme That Fits You Like a Glove

A Pro’s Tips for Choosing a WordPress Theme That Fits You Like a Glove

  Last week we talked about getting your self-hosted website up and running with Siteground (in just 3 easy steps!) and today we’re diving back into all-things-WordPress by learning how to choose an unbeatable theme for your new WordPress website.   I’m honored to bring you today’s guest post, written by one of my blogging buddies, Krista Rae, who is a pro when it comes to WordPress!   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. For my full disclaimer, please click here.*   Choosing a theme for your website is one of the most important decisions […]


3 Easy Steps to Start a WordPress Website with Siteground

3 Easy Steps to Start a WordPress Website with Siteground

  So you wanna start a WordPress website?   FAN-tastic!   WordPress is my top recommendation for bloggers who are ready to level up and start making SERIOUS money from their sites.   When starting a self-hosted WordPress website, there are three key elements you’ll need to line up:   1. Web hosting 2. A domain name 3. A theme   Today we’re going to set you up with the first two: web hosting and a domain name. In next week’s post, we’ll talk about choosing the perfect, uber-functional theme to design your website with. Then you’ll be off to the races, creating a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind blog, and well on your way to earning a profit!   Pssst. Not sure […]


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 a horror story from a blogger whose 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 do. I couldn’t log into my site from the backend because the log-in page wouldn’t load, and the […]


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.   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, click here.*   I want to preface this by saying: This is just my opinion. There are other blogging platforms out there (Squarespace is […]


WordPress for Beginners: My New Free Email Course!

WordPress for Beginners: My New Free Email Course!

  I know first-hand how frustrating WordPress can be when you’re a beginner, and I don’t want anyone to have to go through that alone. Which is why I’m super happy to announce that…   WordPress for Beginners is here!   *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.*   WordPress for Beginners is a free 5-day email course that covers everything from:   + Purchasing a custom domain name and web hosting + Choosing the perfect Theme to design your site with + Finding and installing the right plugins + Designing a beautiful and user-friendly […]


Top 10 WordPress Plugins Your New Website Needs (Part Two)

Top 10 WordPress Plugins Your New Website Needs (Part Two)

  If you’re serious about making money with your blog, WordPress is the place to be.   Squarespace and Blogger have their perks, but in my mind, WordPress blows them both out of the water. My favorite thing about WordPress is how functional and customizable it’s made my website. And I owe it all to these amazing little things called “plugins”.   In the first post in this two-part series, I shared five of my tried and true, ride-or-die plugins. Today in Part 2, I have five more amazing plugins to share with you! Ready?   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of […]